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Twitter working with operators on SMS short codes

Jeremy Kirk | Feb. 14, 2011
Twitter is working with operators in the Middle East to make it easier for users to send Twitter messages using SMS (Short Message Service) short codes, after blockages in countries such as Tunisia and Egypt, said CEO Dick Costolo.

Rumors have abounded this month that Facebook and Google were interested in buying Twitter, but Costolo dismissed the talk during the question-and-answer session.

"I don't know where these things come from," he said. "It's just a rumor."


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