“Hatching Twitter”: A Tale of Booze and Backstabbing

20:30 minutes

In Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal, New York Times columnist and reporter Nick Bilton tells of the backstabbing, booze, and tears behind the 140-character social network’s rise from struggling start-up to $25 billion company.

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Nick Bilton

Nick Bilton is author of Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship and Betrayal (Portfolio/Penguin, 2013) and a columnist and reporter for The New York Times. He’s based┬áin San Francisco, California.

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