By Gerry Shih SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Twitter Inc on Tuesday reported 255 million monthly active users, up 5.8 percent from the previous quarter but not enough to satisfy investors increasingly concerned about its struggle to gain a mass following. Twitter's stock fell nearly 10 percent after hours, to below its post-initial public offering low of $38.80 on November 25. The San Francisco-based company also said viewers refreshed their "timelines" - Twitter's equivalent of Web page views - 157 billion times in the first quarter, slightly fewer than some analysts' estimates. The results revealed slowing momentum at a company that exuberant investors had once argued could match Facebook Inc's scale. At its peak in December, Twitter enjoyed a $46 billion market capitalization on just $665 million of revenue in 2013, making it one of the world's priciest stocks. But cracks began to show in February, when Twitter Chief Executive Dick Costolo pledged to revive user growth after disclosing the rate had fallen to its lowest in years. Since then, Twitter's stock has been trading at 40 percent below its peak. Expectations of Twitter growing into a communications utility that Facebook has become are "unrealistic and divorced from reality," said Brian Wieser, an analyst at Pivotal Research. "Twitter is and will remain a niche medium, and a very powerful one." The company, which has been steadily refining its targeting capabilities, shows signs that it is better able to present ads based on what it thinks each user would be interested in. Twitter said its advertising revenue per thousand timeline views, a metric that measures the effectiveness of its ads, nearly doubled to $1.44. The company posted better-than-expected quarterly revenue of $250 million, as its mobile ads drew more viewer responses. Excluding certain items, Twitter broke even against Wall Street expectations of a 3 cent per share loss. But the company said its net loss in absolute terms widened nearly fivefold to $132 million from $27 million a year ago. (Reporting by Gerry Shih; Editing by David Gregorio and Richard Chang)
- The Daily Beast
Frederick M. Brown/Daily Mail.com via APA traveling Texas nurse is facing multiple murder charges after running a red light and crashing into traffic while allegedly driving 90 mph in Windsor Hills, California.Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced on Monday that Nicole Linton has been charged with six counts of murder and five counts of gross vehicular manslaughter for the multi-car crash, which left six people dead and Linton facing a 90-year prison sentence if convicted
- Myrtle Beach Sun News
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Feds likely obtained 'pulverizing' amount of evidence ahead of searching Trump's Mar-a-Lago home, legal experts say
During an extensive review process, Donald Trump's FBI appointee Christopher Wray most likely had to approve the search warrant.
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- Rolling Stone
Conservatives are doing what they do best in the wake of the FBI searching Donald Trump's Palm Beach estate: playing the victim
- Business Insider
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Rudy Giuliani pointed to an unspecified medical condition to request a delay of his August 9 appearance before a grand jury in Fulton County, Georgia.
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- Yahoo TV
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- Giants Wire
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- Los Angeles Times Opinion
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- E! News
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- Women's Health
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- NBC Sports
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- E! News
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- Fox News
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