PODCAST: Twitter prepares to go public

A Twitter tweet announcing the company's planned initial public offering (IPO) is pictured on a mobile telephone back-dropped by various twitter logos on October 4, 2013. A new book out details the sometimes-sordid history of how the social networking company got its start. 

In less than 24 hours, Twitter will go from the privately held microblogging service-that-could to a publicly traded social media juggernaut. At least, that's what the company's executives are hoping. As Wall Street waits to see if investors will line up for Twitter's initial public offering, the rest of the tech world is watching with anticipation. Many see Twitter's IPO as an important moment for their industry.

Twitter is going public tomorrow, and the microblogging company increased its target range for the new stock to between $23 and $25. Is that a deal or a steal?

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David Brancaccio is the host of Marketplace Morning Report. Follow David on Twitter @DavidBrancaccio

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