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  • Twitter Plans Changes To @Replies And Other Confusing Rules

    Twitter Plans Changes To @Replies And Other Confusing Rules

    Twitter can be an incredibly confusing service for new and existing users, and Twitter says it’s now planning to address some rules that might make it unwieldy. In the company’s letter to shareholders, Twitter said that changes were coming to rules like the @reply and the .@name syntax. We don’t know what that looks like just yet, but that the company plans to address that… Read More

  • Twitter’s User Growth Goes Nowhere As It Meets Revenue Expectations Of $710M

    Twitter’s User Growth Goes Nowhere As It Meets Revenue Expectations Of $710M

    Twitter today reported its fourth-quarter earnings — one of the most important quarters of the company’s history — and basically fell flat on its face. Twitter’s monthly active user growth, on a quarterly basis, was flat, compared to a slight jump that what analysts were expecting. Last quarter, the company had 320 million monthly active users, and this quarter was… Read More

  • Twitter Will Now Put Recommended (Not Newest) Tweets At the Top Of Your Timeline

    Twitter Will Now Put Recommended (Not Newest) Tweets At the Top Of Your Timeline

    If Twitter is going to fix its growth problem, it’s going to have to make some drastic moves — and, with an update today, that means even changing the timeline. Twitter today is unveiling a new Twitter timeline that shows tweets at the top that the service recommends, instead of the most recent tweets. They’re designed to be the best tweets that users may have missed based… Read More

  • Meet The CEOs Vying For The Crunchie For Top CEO Of 2015

    Meet The CEOs Vying For The Crunchie For Top CEO Of 2015

    We’re only a couple weeks aways from the 9th Annual Crunchies show when we will honor a select group of the best and brightest startups and leaders in the tech industry. Today, we’re looking at some of the top leaders in the tech industry who are contending for the Crunchie for CEO of the Year, an award given to the leader who has had the most critical impact on the tech… Read More

  • Jack Dorsey Confirms Departures Of Several Twitter Execs

    Jack Dorsey Confirms Departures Of Several Twitter Execs

    Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has confirmed the departures of Twitter execs, who oversaw the product, engineering, media and HR teams. Was really hoping to talk to Twitter employees about this later this week, but want to set the record straight now: pic.twitter.com/PcpRyTzOlW — Jack (@jack) January 25, 2016 In a statement, posted to Twitter on Sunday, Dorsey wrote: “I’m sad… Read More

  • Jack Dorsey Has A Lot Of Work To Do

    Jack Dorsey Has A Lot Of Work To Do

    Twitter stock is seeing a mini-rally today after hitting an all-time low yesterday, on rumors that News Corp was eyeing a tie-up with the company. Twitter didn’t comment on the report, and News Corp apparently denied the rumor, but the fact that the rumor surfaced and picked up speed so quickly points to just how precarious the company feels right now as a public stock and perhaps as… Read More

  • Twitter Updates Polling; Touts 1.7 Billion Votes

    Twitter Updates Polling; Touts 1.7 Billion Votes

    Twitter is making an update to its recently released polling feature; instead of a default 24-hour timeframe, poll lengths can range from five minutes to seven days. Launched in October, the company also touted the success of polls, announcing that 1.7 billion votes have been cast so far.  The revelation comes as Twitter shares sink to a  record low, with investors expressing concern… Read More

  • Jack Dorsey Thinks Adding More Text To Tweets Is A Swell Idea

    Jack Dorsey Thinks Adding More Text To Tweets Is A Swell Idea

    As you know, reports are surfacing about Twitter’s interest in potentially monkeying around with the number of characters you can tweet…or share along with a tweet. 5,000? 10,000? Well, certainly more than the current 140 characters. As the day went on, Twitter’s stock hit an all-time low ($21.89) on the news that this change might be coming along, and its CEO Jack Dorsey took… Read More

  • Where Do The Best Founders Come From?

    Where Do The Best Founders Come From?

    You tell us! Who would you work for around the clock to help build his or her vision? We are searching far and wide for the best founder of 2015, and we want to know who you think should get the coveted Monkey. The 9th Annual Crunchies Award show is coming up on February 8th, 2016 and nominations for this and 11 other categories are open for any and all input. Get your nominations in… Read More

  • Jessica Verrilli Returns To Twitter After Short Stint At Google Ventures

    Jessica Verrilli Returns To Twitter After Short Stint At Google Ventures

    A familiar face is returning to Twitter. Jessica Verrilli is rejoining the company after a 5ish month partner stint at Google Ventures. Sudden change of heart, perhaps? Her GV bio is still up on the site. Verrilli was key in many facets of the company, especially M&A. Her involvement in bringing the likes of Vine, Periscope and the India-based ZipDial into the nest is much-discussed in… Read More

  • Dorsey: “Twitter Is Getting Easier To Use Every Single Week,” TV Ad To Premiere During World Series

    Dorsey: “Twitter Is Getting Easier To Use Every Single Week,” TV Ad To Premiere During World Series

    During Twitter’s Q3 earnings call, CEO Jack Dorsey was joined by COO Adam Bain and CFO Anthony Noto. The call was broadcasted live on Periscope for the second straight time. Growth didn’t appease Wall Street, but it’s early days for some of Twitter’s latest product changes, including Moments and Polls. The company continues to tout the over billion people who are… Read More

  • Twitter Sputters To 320M Monthly Active Users, Stock Drops Over 10% After Hours

    Twitter Sputters To 320M Monthly Active Users, Stock Drops Over 10% After Hours

    The all-important topic for Twitter, and the one that Wall Street is eyeing the closest, is whether the company can scrounge up some new users to join the service. Yep, growth. This quarter last year, the company reported 284 million monthly active users. Wasn’t pretty. Last quarter the company reported 316 million active users to which then-interim-CEO Jack Dorsey said “we are… Read More

  • Updated Square Financials Show Q3 Revenue Of $332.2M, $53.9M In Losses

    Updated Square Financials Show Q3 Revenue Of $332.2M, $53.9M In Losses

    Square filed an updated filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission today that showed slowing revenue growth and a widening net loss in the third quarter this year. The company reported a net loss of about $54 million, with Starbucks transaction costs hitting about $41 million in the third quarter. It reported transaction revenue of about $281 million in the third quarter this year, and… Read More

  • Does Wall Street Like What It’s Hearing From Twitter (Again)?

    Does Wall Street Like What It’s Hearing From Twitter (Again)?

    This has been quite a few past couple of weeks for Twitter, with a new CEO, a renewed double-down promise to developers, love to its employees (after some “tough love” by way of layoffs), Ballmer being in for 4 percent…and more. The street agrees, with Twitter stock jumping up 5 percent today. Read More

  • Jack Dorsey Gives One-Third Of His Twitter Stock Back To Employees

    Jack Dorsey Gives One-Third Of His Twitter Stock Back To Employees

    Jack Dorsey is giving about a third of his Twitter shares — or 1% of the company — back to Twitter’s employees, he said in a tweet today. A move like this is likely at least partially geared at improving morale at Twitter, which has gone through a major transition — with both a big round of layoffs and Dorsey returning as CEO happening in the past few months. Read More

  • A Collection Of Moments From #TwitterFlight

    A Collection Of Moments From #TwitterFlight

    Twitter’s developer conference, called “Twitter Flight” took place today in San Francisco. Newly crowned CEO Jack Dorsey discussed Twitter’s commitment to the developer community and then the company launched over twenty-one new things in 2 hours. Or a shade over. It was a more diverse group of folks than I’ve seen at most tech conferences who both attended and… Read More

  • CrunchWeek: WSJ Vs. Theranos, Square’s IPO, And Twitter’s ‘Streamline’

    Knock. Knock. “Who’s there?” CrunchWeek! OK, fine…it wasn’t funny. Welcome to another episode of CrunchWeek, TechCrunch’s weekly roundup show where we talk the biggest things in tech. This week we’re chatting about Theranos’ impending battle with the FDA, Square going for the IPO, Twitter laying off some staff and Ballmer becomes a fan (but not of… Read More

  • Steve Ballmer Says He Has A 4% Stake In Twitter

    Steve Ballmer Says He Has A 4% Stake In Twitter

    Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer now owns not only the Los Angeles Clippers, but a big chunk of Twitter as well. Ballmer earlier this morning disclosed that he owned 4% of Twitter in a Tweet. His share purchases apparently came over the course of the past few months. At Twitter’s current valuation of $20.76 billion, that stake is worth around $830 million. Good job… Read More

  • Let’s Talk About The Square IPO

    Square has finally filed to go public. The financials are all over the place, founder and CEO Jack Dorsey owns a ton of the company, the Starbucks deal is over — and Dorsey’s listed as a risk factor due to his relationship with Twitter. Basically, there’s a lot going on. We sat down for a bit to talk about what’s important in the IPO and what it means for Dorsey. Read More

  • Jack Dorsey Owns 24.4% Of Square

    Jack Dorsey Owns 24.4% Of Square

    Square’s newly revealed IPO filing shows that co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey is the largest shareholder, owning 24.4% of the company. Square last raised capital at a $6 billion valuation, implying that Dorsey’s stake is worth at least $1.46 billion. We will get a better sense of what Square’s value as a public company when its expected share price range is revealed in the… Read More

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