Twitter Revenue Beats Estimates

Twitter Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue as the micro-blogging website operator's push to boost advertising income paid off. Revenue rose 61 percent to $502.4 million. The company's net loss narrowed to $136.7 million, or 21 cents per share, in the second quarter ended June 30 from $144.6 million, or 24 cents per share, a year earlier. Analysts on average had expected Twitter to earn 4 cents per share on revenue of $481.3 million.