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Twitter co-founder Ev Williams to step down from the company’s board

Ev Wiliams is stepping down from Twitter's board of directors effective at the end of the month, according to documents submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday.

The business of Patreon

Patreon provides business infrastructure to independent content creators: people making videos, music, podcasts, paintings, comics, games, magazines and other forms of media for fans online. It helps

Former Twitter employees prove innovation isn’t just for profit

There’s no secret the tech industry suffers a reputation for harmfully disrupting a community. But not everyone in tech is to blame for the negative effects. In 2015 Ben Kovacs and Joel Lunenfeld fo

Dick Costolo joins Maybe Capital — a new satirical board game about Valley VC

As the TV show Silicon Valley has shown, the tech community there is ripe for satire. So it’s not surprising that the next "product" to be born into this satirical "vertical" is a board game where y

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&#821

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 improveme

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 “shi

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

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 si

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

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 signi

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.&#82

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 confere

Costolo Says Twitter’s Future Is More Curation, Relevance And Media

Onstage at Code in Southern California this morning, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo fielded questions about whether he'd be keeping his job in the face of outside criticism and angst over the rate of user g

Twitter Makes Tweaks To Limit Abuse And Abusers

Twitter has today announced some product and policy changes aimed at better tackling violent threats and abuse on its platform. The problem of the mainstream social network being misappropriated as an

Twitter’s New “Quality Filter” Starts Rolling Out To Verified iOS Users

Twitter can be a cesspool of bullying, which CEO Dick Costolo admitted in an internal memo has cost the microblogging platform users. Over the past few months, however, the company has taken several m

Twitter Latest To Face Sex Discrimination Lawsuit

A former Twitter engineer has filed a gender discrimination lawsuit against her ex-employer, alleging that promotion opportunities are denied to women because of arbitrary promotion policies within Tw

Twitter Confirms Google Firehose Deal To Target Logged Out Users

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo today confirmed that Twitter has signed a firehose deal with Google, which will bring tweets back into Google searches, more eyeballs to those tweets -- and hopefully more cli

Twitter’s CEO Will Respond To Whether He’s High Once He Finishes These Doritos

Peter Thiel thinks Twitter is more 420 than 140-characters. In a CNBC interview today, the famous Facebook investor bashed its competitor saying “Twitter is hard to evaluate. They have a lot of

Apple’s Phil Schiller Douses Himself In Ice Water, Challenges Tim Cook And Robin To Follow Suit

Apple SVP Phil Schiller has joined the growing ranks of tech luminaries taking the ice bucket challenge, which involves dumping a bucket of ice water over your head in order to raise awareness and mon
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