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Tech Yeah! Dissecting Twitter

Christina Medici Scolaro
Thursday, 7 Nov 2013 | 4:53 PM ET
Twitter's profit potential
Thursday, 7 Nov 2013 | 12:00 PM ET
CNBC's Julia Boorstin and Ben Popper of The Verge discuss when Twitter is likely to start making money.

Twitter founders are in the money as shares soared on its first day of trading.

But as Twitter embarks as a public company against social media giants Facebook and LinkedIn, some question the wisdom of owning stock in a company that hasn't turned a profit yet.

But Ben Popper, business editor at The Verge, told CNBC's Julia Boorstin that he's not a doubter. Although it may have more risks than other social media names, he said, Twitter is a young company with huge potential.

"For investors hungry for growth," he said, "you don't get better than Twitter."