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  • Twitter Monthly Active Users Crawl To 316M, Dorsey: “We Are Not Satisfied”

    Twitter Monthly Active Users Crawl To 316M, Dorsey: “We Are Not Satisfied”

    Twitter reported that its monthly active user count has reached 316 million, up a paltry 15 percent compared to the year-ago quarter, and up from 308 million in the preceding quarter. The company indicated that it sees 80 percent of its monthly actives as monthly mobile actives. Its interim CEO, Jack Dorsey, addressed the lack of audience growth by saying this: Our Q2 results show good… Read More

  • Jack Dorsey’s First Order Of Business As Interim CEO? Twitter Support To The Stars

    Jack Dorsey’s First Order Of Business As Interim CEO? Twitter Support To The Stars

    Stop me if you’ve heard this one. Founder of company leaves to start another company. Comes back a few times. Takes role of “Interim CEO” and starts personally doing customer support for celebrities. Haven’t heard that one? OK, well then check this out. The other day, one Kim Kardashian (powerhouse app developer) PERSONALLY emailed Twitter and complained about the lack… 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

  • Meerkat And Periscope Aren’t Sure What To Do With Their Hands

    Meerkat And Periscope Aren’t Sure What To Do With Their Hands

    What is it about us that makes us do weird things on new apps? Just two days into the launch of the new live streaming app Periscope and showing off the contents of our fridge to thousands of strangers around the Internet is a thing. The hashtags #fridgeview and #showusyourfridge regularly pop up during live streaming events on Periscope. This is a phenomenon that does not seem to exist on… Read More

  • ISIS Supporters Issue Death Threats Against Jack Dorsey And Twitter Employees

    ISIS Supporters Issue Death Threats Against Jack Dorsey And Twitter Employees

    A post written by ISIS supporters has emerged, threatening Twitter employees with death because the microblogging platform deletes accounts related to the terrorist group. Uploaded onto JustPaste.it, the post specifically targets Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, with crosshairs superimposed over a photo of his face. Read More

  • WTF
    Jack Dorsey’s Advertising Agency Couldn’t Make A More Pretentious Website If It Tried

    Jack Dorsey’s Advertising Agency Couldn’t Make A More Pretentious Website If It Tried

    Quid had a good run, but it looks like we have a new champion in the endless battle to have the most pretentious startup website. West, an advertising agency founded by former Apple exec Allison Johnson in 2011 with backing from Jack Dorsey and Ray Chambers, has managed to claim that spot with a site that offers absolutely no information about who works there or what kinds of services they offer. Read More

  • Jack Dorsey Joins Disney’s Board Of Directors

    Jack Dorsey Joins Disney’s Board Of Directors

    The Walt Disney Company just announced that Jack Dorsey (co-founder and CEO of Square, as well co-founder and chairman at Twitter, as if you didn’t know) has joined its board of directors. “Jack Dorsey is a talented entrepreneur who has helped create groundbreaking new businesses in the social media and commerce spaces,” said Disney CEO Robert A. Iger in the release. Read More

  • The Three Reasons Twitter Didn’t Sell To Facebook

    The Three Reasons Twitter Didn’t Sell To Facebook

    Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg tried to acquire Twitter not once but twice, through official channels and via co-founder Jack Dorsey. The details of the efforts are revealed in Nick Bilton’s new book Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal. I’ll have a full review of the book soon, but I found one passage in particular worth noting. It was… Read More

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