That's because the $300 million investment by Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, which he announced Monday, actually came months ago as part of Twitter Inc.'s last round of financing. More important, it wasn't the company that received the money. Rather, it went to existing investors and employees cashing in part of their stake, according to a person familiar with the matter. It's a good indication that Twitter's road to an initial public offering will be much longer than that of several of its peers.

Against SOPA
(Washington, D.C.)  Congressman Paul Broun, M.D. (GA-10) released on January 18, 2012, the following statement in opposition to the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA):

“The uncertainty created by the flaws in SOPA will hurt innovation and kill jobs at a time when we strongly need new, creative startups,” said Broun.  “As proposed, SOPA has the potential to cause security threats and the bill is too vague to effectively combat piracy.

“I will continue to work to find ways that protect both intellectual and physical property rights, but not at the price of free speech and one of our greatest sources of growth and innovation: free internet.”