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Twitter hikes IPO share price range

The Twitter logo outside its headquarters in San Francisco pictured on October 25, 2013
A sign posted outside of the Twitter headquarters on October 25, 2013 in San Francisco, California

Twitter boosted its public stock offering value to as much as $2 billion in documents filed Monday.

The regulatory filing raises the share price for the popular messaging platform to a range of $23 to $25 from an earlier estimate of $17 to $20.

The new share price range would give Twitter a market value between $12.76 billion and $13.87 billion.

A date has not been set for initial public offering (IPO) of the big social network, but some reports say it could be as early as this week.

Twitter is offering 70 million shares in most hotly anticipated IPOs since Facebook's last year.

The update filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission also disclosed that IBM is alleging Twitter infringed on three patents, one of several risk factors for the social network.

"Based upon our preliminary review of these patents, we believe we have meritorious defenses to IBM's allegations, although there can be no assurance that we will be successful in defending against these allegations or reaching a business resolution that is satisfactory to us," the document said.