NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Thursday's big news was that Twitter filed a confidential S-1 form with the SEC, which is the first regulatory step in the process for an initial public offering or IPO. The significance of the word confidential is that, under the JOBS act, companies with revenue less than $1 billion do not need to disclose their numbers in this first step of the process.Although the actual listing probably won't happen until early next year, there is already plenty of speculation about what the value of the company might be when it actually starts trading. On many accounts, the company had a private market value of $10 billion earlier this year, leading some to conclude that the pricing of the IPO in a few months could be around $14 billion. Regardless of its initial value the stock could go higher right away, along the lines of other social media companies like LinkedIn (LNKD - Get Report), whose IPO was priced at $45 and closed its first day of trading at $94.25.
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