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Twitter founders speak at company all-hands meeting ahead of IPO

October 03, 2013|By Jessica Guynn
  • Twitter founders Evan Williams from left, Biz Stone and Jack Dorsey address an all-hands meeting at Twitter headquarters in San Francisco ahead of the IPO.
Twitter founders Evan Williams from left, Biz Stone and Jack Dorsey address… (Luke Millar / Twitter )

SAN FRANCISCO -- Twitter founders Evan Williams, Biz Stone and Jack Dorsey turned up at the company's San Francisco headquarters to talk with employees, setting off a firestorm of speculation that Twitter will make public on Thursday the papers it filed secretly over the summer to sell shares to the public. 

Twitter staffer Luke Millar posted a photograph on Twitter of the three founders sitting on a couch with Dorsey speaking: "Twitter founders (@ev, @biz, @jack) in the house today."

Each week Twitter holds "tea time," in which Chief Executive Dick Costolo and other executives give short presentations and take questions. It usually takes place in the afternoon.

A Twitter spokesman confirmed the founders spoke at the all-hands meeting but would not say what was discussed.

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