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What do you think your valuation is right now? Mark asked as they both sat uncomfortably across from and below him, peering up at a boy who could, hypothetically speaking, quite happily buy them or murder them, all with the same exact expression on his face. — Nick Bilton

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People don't invent things on the Internet. They simply expand on an idea that already exists. — Nick Bilton

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Then, as she turned to walk away, Fred dropped the guillotine."So we're making Ev CEO," he said, his fork clenched in his hand. "You're going to get a passive chairman role and a silent board seat. We have some paperwork for you and a recommendation for a lawyer."Jack felt like he had just been hit in the face with a baseball bat. "Say that again," he stuttered to Fred, thinking he had heard incorrectly.Fred repeated himself almost verbatim: We're making Ev CEO. You're getting a passive chairman role. You will have a silent board seat. Here's the paperwork. Call a lawyer. — Nick Bilton

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just setting up my twttr — Nick Bilton

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There's an all too human tendency to believe that what we know and experience now is the way it will and always should be. — Nick Bilton

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Fred wasn't convinced, telling Charlie that such a service would never work and that other companies that had tried to make Twitter-like products had all failed. — Nick Bilton

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The app saved three minutes of my time. But in the process, it cut a neighborhood business out of the economic equation. And, in a way, I had cut off myself from the inconvenient, maddening, but all-too-necessary messiness of human interaction. — Nick Bilton

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It was a testament to the resilience of humanity. Give a man a tree and he will make it into a boat; give him a leaf and he will curve it into a cup and drink water from it; give him a rock and he will make a weapon to protect himself and his family. Give a man a small box and a limit of 140 characters to type into it, and he will adapt it to fight an oppressive dictatorship in the Middle East. — Nick Bilton

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When people ask Biz about his wealth, he tells them that money rarely changes people; it often just magnifies who they really are. — Nick Bilton

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It could be a technology that would erase a feeling that an entire generation felt while staring into their computer screens. — Nick Bilton

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Loneliness is not so much where you are, but instead is your state of mind" - Commander Hadfield — Nick Bilton

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It wasn't the money that made him turn down Facebook's proposal. It was that Twitter and Facebook were two completely different companies, with different goals and, as Ev saw it, vastly different morals. Twitter's — Nick Bilton

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Some people are destined for greatness; others fall up a hill to get there. — Nick Bilton

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Jack and Ev looked at each other for a moment in the boardroom. At that moment neither realized that they were both fundamental to what Twitter had become. The perfect equilibrium of two different ways of looking at the world: the need to talk about yourself, compared with the need to let people talk about what was happening around them. One could never have existed without the other. That balance, or battle, had created Twitter. A tool that could be used by corporate titans and teens, by celebrities and nobodies, by government officials and revolutionaries. A place where people with fundamentally different views of the world, like Jack and Ev, could converse. — Nick Bilton

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So, your kids must love the iPad?" I asked Mr. [Steve] Jobs, trying to change the subject. The company's first tablet was just hitting the shelves. "They haven't used it," he told me. "We limit how much technology our kids use at home."
(Nytimes article, Sept. 10, 2014) — Nick Bilton

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In the past, history was always written by the victors. But in the age of Twitter, history is written by everyone. — Nick Bilton

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The idea was that while one person wrote code, the other programmer would massage his or her shoulders; then they would switch. — Nick Bilton

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A similar sound, especially light, tremulous speech or laughter." This is it, he thought. "Agitation or excitement; flutter." A verb. Twitter. — Nick Bilton

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The press pass and the a title of "journalist" had been replaced by a smart phone and a Twitter account. — Nick Bilton

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All forms of technology, with the exception of paper, are strictly forbidden inside any high-level Top Secret Sensitive Compartmentalized Information, or TS/SCI area, — Nick Bilton

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When Taylor had called Mark to explain the situation, Facebook's CEO had given clear instructions to shut Twitter down the second it tried to launch. — Nick Bilton

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This status thing could help connect people to those who weren't there. It wasn't just about sharing what kind of music you were listening to or where you were at that moment; it was about connecting people and making them feel less alone. It could be a technology that would erase a feeling that an entire generation felt while staring into their computer screens. An emotion that Noah and Jack and Biz and Ev had grown up feeling, finding solace in a monitor. An emotion that Noah felt night after night as his marriage and company fell apart: loneliness. — Nick Bilton