Not quite new news, as noted by Fred Wilson, but the Twitter blog has announced that Benchmark Capital and Institutional Venture Partners have invested $35 million in the microblogging service. A Twitter holdout? Two interesting articles, one by David Pogue of the New York Times and the other by Will Leitch in New York Magazine provide some insight into what all the fuss is about. However, skepticism abounds as to how the company is going to turn a 140-character status message into cash.
Our own prodigious updater notwithstanding (aside: when I visit the Martin Prosperity Institute I am going to search for an army of ghost-writing typists in some back room) and the occasional interesting opportunities for micro-reportage, what’s next?