No Twitter ads planned before 2010

Twitter's CEO Biz Stone has said that the site has no plans to put up adverts this year, and that the company's funding situation is "pretty good right now". He said that the immediate focus for the company was more features.

At 140: The Twitter Conference, Stone said: "Any kind of approach toward advertising is going to be awhile... We're not thinking about that just yet". The features that the company are planning include improved search functions and premium options for commercial accounts.

Those could include analytics tools, Stone said, and are almost certain to also include the "verified account" functionality that the site has already tested with some celebrity-owned accounts. "We wanted to show people that we're here to stay and here we are making money", said Stone.