Biz Stone Talks Twitter With Stephen Colbert

Amidst the current mess of rumors surrounding Twitter’s reported sale negotiations with Google (keyword there: “rumors”), a video from an unexpected source is giving us some fresh insight into the inner workings of the Twitterverse.

Twitter co-founder Biz Stone sat down for an interview with Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert on “The Colbert Report” Thursday night. Aside from discussing the humor of his name (“I assume that ‘Biz’ in ‘Biz Stone’ does not stand for ‘business model,’” Colbert quips), Stone talks about Twitter’s plans to hold its own ground and eventually turn a profit.

Perhaps most notably, given today’s rumor-driven storm of buyout talk, Stone tells Colbert: “We’re going to become a strong, profitable, independent company.” He goes on to say that his team plans to “start experimenting” with revenue models this year. (See: “Twitter Pro Accounts Coming This Year.”)

Here’s the full video:

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