- Innovation. The service should not grow old with its user base. There has been some innovation recently (DM among non-followers, previews). It could use innovation to compete with Facebook, Instagram (via Vine), WhatsApp. The trouble is that Twitter by nature is a simple service, and hence innovation is more or less ruled out. Same as Netflix. (However, Netflix has passed a point of no return where it is quickly becoming too large to be overtaken by any competitor.)
- Advertising. So far, we have seen few formats (3), but when Google acquired YouTube, markets were equally skeptic over options to expand advertising on YouTube. Further, Twitter acquired MoPub.
- Big Data. Twitter sits on a ton of data. Apparently, tweets about TV shows make Twitter especially interesting to TV advertisers.
- Growth. Can Twitter accelerate?
Tuesday, November 05, 2013
Twitter's IPO is about a number of issues: