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Marketplace Tech for Friday, October 25, 2013

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It's time for the Twitter road show -- that thing where the social network company tours the country to get investors pumped up about its initial public offering. The excitement over Twitter has the whole tech industry buzzing, and that could be great news for up-and-coming social media companies.

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