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  • Twitter’s Senior Vice President Of Engineering, Chris Fry, Has Stepped Down

    Twitter’s Senior Vice President Of Engineering, Chris Fry, Has Stepped Down

    Christopher Fry, Twitter’s Senior Vice President of Engineering (read: the man responsible for fighting off the fail whale), has stepped down from his position. The news comes by way of documents filed with the SEC. Alex Roetter — a founding member of Google’s adsense team and Twitter’s current VP of Engineering — will be stepping up to Fry’s role. (If… Read More

  • Twitter’s Crashlytics Launches Cross-Platform App Beta Testing Service

    Twitter’s Crashlytics Launches Cross-Platform App Beta Testing Service

    Back in February, Crashlytics announced its first product since being acquired by Twitter. That product was an app beta testing platform that would allow developers to distribute test apps to users to get feedback and suss out bugs. Read More

  • Twitter’s ‘Zero’ Service Lets Emerging Markets Tweet For Free

    Twitter’s ‘Zero’ Service Lets Emerging Markets Tweet For Free

    Mobile carriers around the world are touting their involvement in a program called “Twitter Zero,” but that’s not its real name.  In 2010, Facebook revealed an initiative designed to give it a foothold in emerging markets called Facebook Zero. The idea is that consumers in select markets could browse a stripped down version of Facebook on mobile phones via the URL… Read More

  • Google Admits It Hires Too Many White Dudes

    Google Admits It Hires Too Many White Dudes

    Today, one of the valley’s biggest employers, Google, is finally opening up about workplace diversity and how it goes about hiring women and minorities. The gist is that Google knows it has a problem and it’s sorry, but Google says it’s not entirely its fault…there’s just not enough women and minorities in tech. No surprise here from a giant tech firm… Read More

  • Twitter CEO Says Its Reach Goes Beyond Its 255M Users, But Can It Monetize Reach?

    Twitter CEO Says Its Reach Goes Beyond Its 255M Users, But Can It Monetize Reach?

    Wall Street thinks Twitter has a growth problem, but CEO Dick Costolo said at CodeCon its reach includes people who see tweets on TV and embedded online though they aren’t counted in its 255 million users. Costolo also discussed trying to figure out how to get Twitter into China. But while reach is nice, the problem is that Twitter can only show ads to logged in users. Read More

  • Twitter Soars 10%

    Twitter Soars 10%

    It’s been a big day for Twitter, with its shares picking up just over 10 percent. What caused the spike? An analyst upgrade from Nomura. The new buy rating came with a reiterated $43 price target. Twitter closed today at $33.77 per share. Read More

  • Twitter Lands $230M Deal With Omnicom

    Twitter Lands $230M Deal With Omnicom

    Twitter’s MoPub will integrate with Omnicom’s programmatic ad purchasing product in a two-year deal valued at $230 million. According to AdAge, the agreement includes a “‘first look’ at mobile-ad units created by Twitter.” The Omnicom deal could indicate that Twitter’s purchase of MoPub, a $350 million bet into the mobile space, wasn’t a… Read More

  • Twitter Trades Higher On Report’s Indication Of Coming Asian Growth

    Twitter Trades Higher On Report’s Indication Of Coming Asian Growth

    It’s been a rollicking few weeks in the stock market for Twitter, a company that has seen its share price knee-capped as part of a larger retreat of so-called “momentum” technology firms. That said, today Twitter is trending higher on the back of a report that forecasts growth for the firm in Asia, indicating that Twitter’s user base incline may not be the… Read More

  • Twitter User Growth Will Come From Asia-Pacific – Region Accounting For 40% Of Users By 2018

    Twitter User Growth Will Come From Asia-Pacific – Region Accounting For 40% Of Users By 2018

    Figures out this morning from eMarketer estimate Twitter’s growth to continue in the double-digits through 2018, with the Asia-Pacific region playing a large part in that growth trend. Today, Twitter users in Asia-Pacific already outnumber those in North America and Western Europe, accounting for 32.8% of all Twitter users, compared with just 23.7% in North America, the report says. By… Read More

  • #YesAllWomen Shows That Misogyny Is Everyone’s Problem

    #YesAllWomen Shows That Misogyny Is Everyone’s Problem

    If the actions of the U.C. Santa Barbara shooter last week turned the Internet into a crime scene, then the Web is also where we turn to grieve and try to process something that is truly incomprehensible and horrifying. Since news of the murders broke, #YesAllWomen has remained one of the top trending topics on Twitter. Originally created by Twitter user gildedspine in reaction to the Not All… Read More