While Twitter flew onto Wall Street this week, busy readers were getting the inside scoop on how the now tech leader rose from a start-up that no one really knew how to use. Catch up on the social media company's big couple of days and a groundbreaking announcement in the world of comics below.
- The rise of Twitter documented in a new must-read — Twitter's big IPO wasn't the only reason it was on our radars this week. A new book by New York Times technology reporter Nick Bilton details the dramatic rise of the social media as told through interviews with founders and people on the scene.
- Meet Ms. Marvel, the first Muslim superheroine — Marvel introduced a new comic book character this week, Ms. Marvel. The 16-year-old girl makes history as the first superheroine with Pakistani heritage and as a practicing Muslim.
- How to get your space tourism on — Lady Gaga announced she's headed to space to perform in zero gravity. But celebrities aren't the only ones who get to have all the fun. Discover the companies offering an adventure in space tourism.
- Google's new service is here to help — Ever want a makeup artist to quickly show you the way of a perfect cat eye without having to leave your house to head to the mall? Google's new live video service, Helpouts, delivers advice to your living room from knowledgable experts.
- Nintendo's Wii goes mini — Previously available just to Canada, a smaller version of the Wii, the Wii Mini, will be available to American consumers in time for the holiday season this year.