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No ads for Twitter this year

Biz Stone says new services are main focus

Twitter will not host adverts on its website this year, says co-founder Biz Stone.

Stone used the 140:Twitter conference in Los Angeles this week to reveal that the micro-blogging service has benefitted from substantial investment and funding this year, ensuring advertising isn't a priority.

"Any kind of approach toward advertising is going to be a while... we're not thinking about that just yet," he said.

However, Stone didn't comment on whether the ads would appear in 2010.

Stone said the company was focusing on rolling out new features, scaling the business and adding new services, such as paid-for commercial accounts.

He also revealed that these account holders would be given access to new tools that could analyse and gather data from their followers.

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