by Brian Solis

Om Malik is reporting that Twitter has finally closed a $15 million round pegging its pre-money valuation at $80 million. TechCrunch thinks that the funding may have been lead by Spark Capital.

These likely rumors are swirling on the heels of one of Twitter’s roughest weeks since the original SXSW outages in 2007. While no one I know personally gave up on Twitter, many simply walked away from it for the week out of frustration and impatience.

I’m sure that a significant portion of this new round of funding is going directly into scaling the company for its current load as well as future growth. I’m also excited to see how this round will energize new mainstream business alliances and partnerships to bring twitter and the art of micromessaging into day-to-day activities and events.

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About the Author:

Brian Solis

Brian Solis is principal at Altimeter Group, a research-based advisory firm. Solis is globally recognized as one of the most prominent thought leaders and published authors in new media. A digital analyst, sociologist, and futurist, Solis has studied and influenced the effects of emerging media on business, marketing, publishing, and culture. His current book, Engage, is regarded as the industry reference guide for businesses to build and measure success in the social web.

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