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Twitter lifts veil on its IPO plans

SAN FRANCISCO — If Lady Gaga were to send a message to her 40 million Twitter followers summarizing the company’s debut on Wall Street, it might very well say: “Twitter IPO. Mobile. Born This Way.”

Twitter, which was built on messages so short that they could be texted on a cellphone, revealed Thursday just how central smartphones and tablets are to its business — underscoring the technology industry’s rapid transition to a mobile world.

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