A Saudi prince whose investment company claims to have a fondness for free speech has plopped $300m into the coffers of Twitter, the 140-characters-at-a-time social networking service widely touted as an enabler of this year's Arab Spring. "Our investment in Twitter reaffirms our ability in identifying suitable opportunities to …
> "Tiny-revenue microblogger really worth $10bn?"
But at $300 million, it is probably the cheapest way to ensure that you can track down and deal with your Arab Spring dissidents.
Or track down women drivers for a damn good flogging.
It's cool to see El Reg with a pic of the actual prince, instead of the news stories I've seen all with stock photos of a random guy in the stereotypical Arabic turban & white cloak.
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