Industry Analyst Jeff Kagan Asks: Will Twitter IPO Hit Like Google or Miss Like Facebook?

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Technology Industry Analyst Jeff Kagan is available to speak with reporters, or may be quoted through this release.

Jeff KAGAN, Industry Analyst

Technology Industry Analyst Jeff Kagan is available to speak with reporters, or may be quoted through this release.

Twitter is laying the groundwork for its intial public offering, but they may have not intended some of the details to make themselves public, says the New York Times, Oct. 4.

Tech analyst Jeff Kagan offers comment.

“We have talked about and used Twitter for several years. It has become part of the conversation of historic events, even in other parts of the world where the press is limited. You would think Twitter was everywhere and huge. However, Twitter has released some of their confidential information and that may be taking the wind out of some of their IPO sails,” says Industry analyst Jeff Kagan.

“We are learning so many new, surprising and sometimes even disturbing things about Twitter. You wonder whether they will succeed or fail with their IPO. At this point it all depends. It depends how well they price and position the stock. If they do it right, it could still be a very successful IPO. If they don’t, they will fail,” says Kagan.

“There have been several examples of IPO success and failure in recent years. Just look at both Google and Facebook as an example of both. Fortunately, Facebook is now seeming to recover from their disasterous start. What about Twitter?” says Kagan.

“If Twitter can win over investors on the promise of getting in on this investment opportunity early, then they could win. That’s if they position and price the company correctly. If they don’t, they may end up like Facebook. It’s impossible to tell at this point. However, I think everyone is hoping for the best,” says Kagan.

About Jeff Kagan

Jeff Kagan is a Technology Industry Analyst, consultant and columnist who is regularly quoted by the media over 25 years.

He offers comment to reporters and journalists on wireless, telecom, Internet, cable television, IPTV and other tech news stories.

Kagan is also known as a Tech Analyst, Wireless Analyst, Telecom Analyst and Principal Analyst.

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