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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 …

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  1. Anonymous Coward
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    > "Tiny-revenue microblogger really worth $10bn?"

    Probably not.

    But at $300 million, it is probably the cheapest way to ensure that you can track down and deal with your Arab Spring dissidents.

    1. Richard Bijster
      Devil

      Or track down women drivers for a damn good flogging.

  2. Gene Cash Silver badge
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    Nice pic

    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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