Survey: 8% of Americans on the Web use Twitter

In a new survey by Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, 8 percent of all American adults who are on the Internet said that they use Twitter.

Is Twitter worth $10 billion?

Famed startup investor John Doerr recently said that turning down a chance to put money in Twitter, the fast-growing, San Francisco-based microblogging company, was one of his biggest mistakes.

With 300 employees, where will Twitter’s flock nest?

White-hot microblogging startup Twitter is growing at a booming pace, gleefully tweeting today that it just hired its 300th full-time employee as it continues a hiring spree that began last spring.

Twitter for businesses? StatusNet grabs another $1.4M

StatusNet, a microblogging service with similarities to Twitter but designed for businesses, today announced it secured a second round of funding for $1.4 million. The funding will be used to support and grow its sales team and continue targeting the world’s 1,000 largest businesses, it said in an announcement.

Ad-hating Tumblr founder raises $5 million

Blogging startup Tumblr, a service founded by David Karp that lets users publish short, simple blog posts, has secured a third round of funding for $5 million. The round, first reported by MediaMemo and confirmed to VentureBeat by Karp, was led by existing investors Spark Capital and Union Square Ventures.