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  • Twitter Forms A “Trust & Safety Council” To Balance Abuse Vs Free Speech

    Twitter Forms A “Trust & Safety Council” To Balance Abuse Vs Free Speech

    Twitter’s latest step in the tricky balancing act of championing free speech without also handing a free pass to orchestrated harassment via its platform is the announcement today that it’s formed a “Trust & Safety Council” comprised of multiple external organizations with various interests in the two issues. The company said today that the Twitter Trust &… Read More

  • New Year, Two New Jobs For Ex-Twitter CEO Dick Costolo…

    New Year, Two New Jobs For Ex-Twitter CEO Dick Costolo…

    Former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, who stepped away from the big blue bird last June, has a new health and fitness platform startup in the works, focused on motivating people to make lifestyle improvements by drawing on the expertise of a range of “wellness professionals” to provide inspiring guidance. Read More

  • Gabriel Stricker Returns To Google To Lead Policy And Communications For Fiber

    Gabriel Stricker Returns To Google To Lead Policy And Communications For Fiber

    During all of Twitter’s changes this year, one move stuck out as quite significant…its Chief Communications Officer Gabriel Stricker announced that he was leaving the company. A “shift in strategy” is the way the story went. Before Twitter, Stricker held down the role of “Director of Global Communications & Public Affairs” at Google. We’ve learned… Read More

  • Dick Costolo Joins The Patreon Board

    Dick Costolo Joins The Patreon Board

    Former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo has joined the Patreon Board of Directors, a move that aims to bring operational skills to the funding site. Patreon allows creators – podcasters, artists, gamers, etc. – to get paid for what they create. It currently hosts 17,000 projects. “Dick is a master operator and tells it like it is. He’s already had an immeasurable impact on… Read More

  • The Nest Is Being Robbed

    The Nest Is Being Robbed

    Another day, another Tweetstorm by Chris Sacca about Twitter’s CEO situation. His tune is the same, with the volume turned up ever so slightly. Most importantly, the signal he’s sending out is very similar to an S.O.S. Since July 1st, Twitter’s interim CEO has been Jack Dorsey, and the chatter around who would be the next permanent CEO, succeeding Dick Costolo, has been nonstop. Read More

  • The Three Qualities Twitter’s Next CEO Must Have Crunch Network

    The Three Qualities Twitter’s Next CEO Must Have

    Perhaps you’ve heard there’s a job opening over at Twitter. The blue bird is looking for its next CEO after longtime leader and all-around good guy Dick Costolo decided to step down after a successful run taking Twitter from mid-sized startup to public company. Read More

  • 13 People Who Could Be Twitter’s Next CEO

    13 People Who Could Be Twitter’s Next CEO

    So far we’ve heard the board is looking for someone who can focus solely on Twitter (and not some other *cough Square) company, is a heavy tweeter, and gets the product. There’s also significant interest to bring in a woman or minority to do the job. Rumors continue to swirl, so we’ve put together a list of plausible appointees, as well as some wild hearsay for good measure. Read More

  • Twitter Board Says It Will Only Consider CEO Candidates “Willing To Make A Full-Time Commitment To Twitter”

    Twitter Board Says It Will Only Consider CEO Candidates “Willing To Make A Full-Time Commitment To Twitter”

    Twitter’s board of directors gave a brief update to its search for a new CEO, saying it would only consider candidates “who are in a position to make a full-time commitment to Twitter.” This seems like a relatively obvious statement for a CEO candidate running a company like Twitter but, at the same time, seems a little bit like a nod at the current — and potential… Read More

  • Dick Costolo Dances Around The Question Of Who Will Lead Twitter Next

    Dick Costolo Dances Around The Question Of Who Will Lead Twitter Next

    Dick Costolo stepped down as Twitter’s CEO last week, and since then theories about who will lead Twitter next have flown throughout the Internet. Costolo, on stage at the Bloomberg Tech conference, still didn’t have a good answer about who would be running Twitter next — and emphasized that there is an active search for a new CEO. He announced he would be stepping down as… Read More