For Twitter, the 'P' in 'IPO' may not be so public yet

Twitter logo is displayed at the entrance of Twitter headquarters in San Francisco, Calif.

The short-message social media company Twitter wants to sell many little slices of itself to the public--it filed for an IPO yesterday. Naturally, the company announced the news in a tweet. Marketplace's Mark Garrison joins Morning Report host David Brancaccio to discuss what it means to confidentially file for a public IPO and what the company will do with the money it raises. 

Click the audio player above to hear the interview. And to hear more about Twitter's future plans and who the company is acquiring listen to David's conversation with Ben Popper, business editor at The Verge.

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

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