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  • Twitter looking for a 'full-time' CEO, deflating Dorsey's candidacy

    A week and a half after Dick Costolo announced that he would be stepping down from the CEO role at Twitter, the company's board of directors has sent a shot across the bow of one of the expected front-runner candidates to take the social network's top job.

    Written by Blair Hanley Frank23 June 15 04:01
  • Twitter a trap for Italy's communications gurus

    In Umberto Eco's novel The Name of the Rose it emerges that a number of monks have been killed by a poison placed on the corners of the books in their monastery library. This month the author discovered that modern vehicles of communication can be equally treacherous.

    Written by Philip Willan22 June 15 23:24
  • Twitter tests a new way to sell goods

    Twitter has long positioned its site as a way to see what's happening in the world. Now, it wants to tap into our desires as consumers.

    Written by Zach Miners20 June 15 04:48
  • AT&T, WhatsApp get low marks from EFF for data disclosure policies

    The Electronic Frontier Foundation released the latest version of its annual "Who Has Your Back" report on tech companies' data disclosure policies Wednesday afternoon, giving perfect five-star ratings to companies including Apple, Adobe, Dropbox and Yahoo.

    Written by Blair Hanley Frank18 June 15 08:38
  • Twitter acquires machine learning startup Whetlab

    To boost its in-house machine learning efforts, Twitter has acquired Whetlab, a startup that makes it easier for companies to use machine learning tools.

    Written by Blair Hanley Frank18 June 15 05:10
  • Twitter adds autoplaying videos

    Twitter has moved well beyond its foundation of 140-character messages. The site will now host videos that play automatically in users' feeds.

    Written by Zach Miners17 June 15 04:04
  • Why Twitter's CEO is looking for a job

    Dick Costolo is out as CEO of Twitter not so much for what he did wrong, but because he didn't do nearly enough right.

    Written by Sharon Gaudin13 June 15 05:57
  • Report: Blackberry's next devices could run Android

    Beleaguered smartphone manufacturer Blackberry could go Android with its next device, abandoning development of its own platform in the interest of getting a more robust ecosystem of apps into the hands of its few remaining users, according to a report from Reuters.

    Written by Jon Gold13 June 15 02:09
  • Virginia teen pleads guilty to giving Islamic State help on bitcoin

    Speculation about whether the Islamic State (IS) group is using bitcoin intensified Thursday in the U.S. when government officials said a Virginia teenager admitted to providing the organization with advice on the virtual currency.

    Written by Tim Hornyak12 June 15 13:18
  • Four challenges for Twitter's next CEO

    Dick Costolo has stepped down as CEO of Twitter after five years on the job, relinquishing his post amid longstanding problems including sluggish growth and frequent abusive comments posted to the social network. Twitter cofounder Jack Dorsey, who is also CEO of Square, will be interim CEO when Costolo steps down on July 1.

    Written by Zach Miners12 June 15 11:03
  • Twitter CEO, Dick Costolo, steps down

    Embattled Twitter CEO, Dick Costolo, will be leaving the social networking company on July 1, according to an SEC filing the company made public on Thursday.

    Written by Blair Hanley Frank12 June 15 07:32