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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

  • 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

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