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Twitter is officially a teenager now. Are we raising a monster?

On March 21, 2006, Jack Dorsey sent the first ever tweet. Thirteen years later, Twitter has fundamentally changed the way we communicate. Here are some of the myriad ways it's done that. The post Twitter is officially a teenager now. Are we raising a monster? appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Twitter, Trends, Social Media, Jack Dorsey, Emerging Tech


Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says he will pay you to work on Bitcoin full-time

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has made an offering to the cryptocurrency community: he will pay developers to work full-time on Bitcoin Core and other “cryptocurrency ecosystem” projects. Are you currently contributing to bitcoin-core or other crypto ecosystem projects for free in your off-time? We’d like to pay you to do it full-time. If interested, DM @SqCrypto, and follow for updates on our progress. Thank you! — jack (@jack) March 20, 2019 Bitcoin Core is an open-source protocol. There is no one c...
Tags: Startups, Jack Dorsey, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Bitcoin Core, Hard Fork


What We're Reading ~ 3/20/19

T. Rowe Price: The Man, The Company & The Investment Philosophy [Cornelius Bond]How to take the outside view [McKinsey] Pitch on short Tesla [Dropbox]What is Amazon [Zack Kanter] Allen Zhang on the key product principles of WeChat [WeChat]KKR is too cheap [Yet Another Value Blog]Buying is easy, selling is hard [Bloomberg] In 12 minutes, everything went wrong: LionAir crash [NYTimes]The SaaS [Matrix Partners]How an app for gamers went mainstream [The Atlantic]The risk of low growth stocks: Pres...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, Finance, Tesla, Bloomberg, Netflix, Atlantic, TSLA, Espn, Jack Dorsey, Ba, KKR, Vanity Fair, What We're Reading, Mckinsey, NFLX


Mark Zuckerberg and other tech CEOs under mounting pressure to speak out over New Zealand mosque shootings

Big tech is coming under renewed political pressure following the mass shootings at two New Zealand mosques on Friday. The attack was livestreamed on Facebook before spreading like wildfire online, leaving tech companies scrambling to block the footage. The CEOs of Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Microsoft have been asked to attend a homeland security briefing. Three major New Zealand telecoms companies have also weighed in, asking that the CEOs of Facebook, Twitter, and Google take part in ur...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft, Congress, Trends, New Zealand, Jack Dorsey, Christchurch, Thompson, Facebook Twitter, Facebook YouTube Twitter, Facebook Google Twitter, Christchurch New Zealand, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Twitter


Devin Nunes Is Suing Twitter Users Including "Devin Nunes' Mom," "Devin Nunes' Cow"  

Our favorite California GOP Congressman Devin Nunes is in the news again, this time for suing Twitter for what he insists is anti-conservative bias, according to Fox News. Nunes will sue the company for $250 million in compensatory damages and $350,000 in punitive damages. The suit also targets several individual…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Congress, California, Social Media, Gop, Lawsuits, Jack Dorsey, Devin Nunes, Anti Conservative Bias, Devin Nunes Mom Devin Nunes Cow, Fox News Nunes


The $43 billion combination of FIS and Worldpay could trigger a wave of M&A. Here are the deals that could be next. (FIS, WP)

Fidelity National Information Services (FIS) is acquiring Worldpay for a deal valued at $43 billion the two companies announced Monday. The deal is similar to Fiserv's acquisition of First Data in January 2019, as it involves a financial-technology company (FIS) buying a payment processor (Worldpay).  Traditional players are looking to consolidate power and expand their offerings to fight off competition from newcomers such as Square.  Analysts suggest Jack Henry & Associates, a direct c...
Tags: Amazon, London, Time Warner, Disney, Trends, Walmart, Fox, Netflix, Square, Jack Dorsey, Fis, Business Insider, First Data, Worldpay, Fiserv, Jack Henry Associates


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday. Facebook is reportedly under criminal investigation over deals that gave Apple, Amazon, and other companies access to user data. The partnerships, first reported in June, gave those outside companies to data including friend lists, contact information, and even private messages — and not always with the user's consent. Uber is talking to SoftBank and Toyota about a $1 billion investment in its self-driving car business. The de...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Spotify, China, Softbank, US, Trends, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Toyota, Jack Dorsey, Daniel Ek, Eric Schmidt


Twitter CEO's Newest Podcast Bud Is a Guy Who Claims Vaccines Cause Autism

Man, it would be great if tech CEOs would maybe not appear as guests for podcasts during which they smoke blunts or engage in casual conversation with anti-vaxxers. And yet here we are.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Autism, Never Tweet, Vaccines, Jack Dorsey


Twitter Teases Hiding 'Likes' and 'Retweets' Counts, Color-Coded Replies in Biggest Set of Changes To Its Social Media Service Since it Launched in 2006

Twitter is teasing some of the biggest changes to its social media service since it first launched in 2006, aiming to make good on the company's promise to promote "healthy conversation." From a report: The company is also introducing new features to enhance pictures and video on the app in an effort to encourage users to make more use of the cameras on their smartphones, a move that adds features similar to those found on the apps of some of its main competition: Instagram and Snapchat. "We've ...
Tags: Twitter, Instagram, Tech, Jack Dorsey, Keith Coleman


Jack Dorsey’s Problematic Media Blitz Raises Questions About Personal Beliefs

The Twitter CEO joined an anti-vaxxer's podcast, adding to a growing list of fringe company that he keeps.
Tags: News, Jack Dorsey


Jack Dorsey records podcast with fitness writer who claimed “vaccines do indeed cause autism”

Jack Dorsey, known for making tone-deaf statements on the platform he co-founded, is in the middle of another controversy. This time it is for plugging a podcast he recorded with fitness writer Ben Greenfield. Greenfield has espoused anti-vaccination views on Twitter and other platforms, continuing to do so despite measles outbreaks in the United States. Dorsey retweeted Greenfield’s tweet about their podcast interview, commenting “Great conversation, and appreciate all you do to simplify the...
Tags: Health, TC, Facebook, Twitter, Elon Musk, Youtube, Social Media, Tech, Myanmar, Rohingya, Jack Dorsey, Musk, Dorsey, Pete, Greenfield, Instagram Pinterest


Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey recorded a podcast with a fitness star who recently said that vaccines cause autism

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey guested on a podcast with Ben Greenfield, a fitness personality who last month tweeted that vaccines cause autism. This a main contention of the "anti-vaxx" movement, which claims that vaccines are harmful. The role of social media platforms in spreading anti-vaccination content has been under scrutiny recently due to a spike in measles cases. Dorsey praised Greenfield's health knowledge. Jack Dorsey has appeared as a guest on a podcast with an anti-vaxxer. The Twitter...
Tags: Nbc, Samsung, Trends, Jack Dorsey, Dorsey, Pete, Greenfield, Ben Greenfield, Ben Greenfield Greenfield, Ben Great


Daily Crunch: Facebook faces new privacy concerns

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Facebook won’t let you opt out of its phone number ‘look up’ setting Users are complaining that the phone number Facebook hassled them to use to secure their account with two-factor authentication has also been associated with their user profile — which anyone can use to “look up” their profile. Securi...
Tags: Facebook, Privacy, Samsung, Tech, Netflix, New York Times, Bill Gates, Square, Jeff Bezos, Jack Dorsey, Huawei, Jack Ma, Jetblue, Jim Mckelvey, Don, Brian Heater


Tristan O’Tierney, who helped develop Square’s original payment app, has passed away

Tristan O’Tierney, a cofounder of the payments company Stripe has passed away at age 35. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, O’Tierney died last weekend in Florida or addiction-related causes after a hospital was unable to revive him. In the Chron’s piece, it reports that Square cofounders Jack Dorsey and Jim McKelvey hired O’Tierney to develop Square’s original mobile payment app in early 2009, and that O’Tierney is generally credited as a co-founder. He left the company in 2013, eight ye...
Tags: TC, Florida, Yahoo, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Barack Obama, Tech, Square, Jack Dorsey, Death Valley, Dorsey, Jim Mckelvey, Bay Area, Tierney, Rochester Institute of Technology, Chron


Twitter confirms it’s working on a ‘Hide Tweet’ feature

Twitter has confirmed it’s developing a new “Hide Tweet” option, but has yet to provide detail about its launch plans for the feature. The new option, spotted in Twitter’s code, is available from a list of moderation choices that appear when you click the “Share” button on a tweet — a button whose icon has also been given a refresh, it seems. Like it sounds, “Hide Tweet” functions as an alternative to muting or blocking a user, while still offering some control over a conversation. Related to...
Tags: Twitter, Tech, Jack Dorsey, Wong, Jane Manchun Wong, KaraJack


A new ‘Hide Tweet’ button has been spotted in Twitter’s code

Twitter confirmed it has in development a new “Hide Tweet” option, but has yet to provide more detail about its plans for the feature. The new option, spotted in Twitter’s code, is available from a list of moderation choices that appear when you click the “Share” button on a tweet – a button whose icon has also been given a refresh, it seems. Like it sounds, “Hide Tweet” appears to function as an alternative to muting or blocking a user, while still offering some control over a conversation. ...
Tags: Twitter, Tech, Jack Dorsey, Wong, Jane Manchun Wong, KaraJack


Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak: Jack Dorsey is doing a better job of fighting tech scandals than Mark Zuckerberg

Steve Wozniak said in an interview with Bloomberg that he thinks Jack Dorsey is doing more to counter tech scandals than Mark Zuckerberg. The Apple cofounder said he "lost a lot of respect" for Mark Zuckerberg watching him answer questions about Facebook. As an example of an ethical social media company, Wozniak named geolocation app Foursquare. Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak has told Bloomberg that he thinks Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is doing a better job of handling the techlash than Facebook'...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Congress, Trends, Bloomberg, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Huffington Post, Dorsey, Zuckerberg, Wozniak, Steve Wozniak, Cambridge Analytica, Foursquare Apple


Square's earnings guidance misses big, shares sink (SQ)

Square shares fell in after-hours trading Wednesday after the company reported fourth-quarter results.  The Jack Dorsey-led mobile-payments firm reported in line earnings and revenue that topped forecasts. The company also issued first-quarter earnings guidance that fell short of estimates, sending the stock down nearly 6%. Watch Square trade live. Shares of Square, the mobile-payments company, fell nearly 6% in after-hours trading Wednesday after the company issued first-quarter profit guid...
Tags: Trends, Bloomberg, Square, Jack Dorsey, Activision Blizzard, Byron Wien, Susquehanna, Friedman, EPS, James Friedman, Shares of Square, Watch Square, Amrita Ahuja, Sarah Friar Her


Here come Square earnings... (SQ)

Square is scheduled to report its fourth-quarter results after the market's close on Wednesday. The Jack Dorsey-led mobile-payments firm issued disappointing quarterly earnings guidance last November. On Wednesday, Square shares were trading 23% below last fall's record high.  Watch Square trade live. Square, the mobile-payments company, is scheduled to report fourth-quarter earnings after Wednesday's closing bell — months after issuing disappointing quarterly earnings guidance. Here's what ...
Tags: Amazon, Trends, Bloomberg, Square, Jack Dorsey, Activision Blizzard, Byron Wien, Susquehanna, Friedman, EPS, James Friedman, Watch Square, Amrita Ahuja, Bloomberg Adjusted, Sarah Friar Her


2H 2018 Quick Links, Part 7 (Content Moderation, Section 230, & More)

[ugh, somehow this got lost in my drafts folder. Sharing it now…] * Vice: “The Impossible Job: Inside Facebook’s Struggle to Moderate Two Billion People.” If you read only one article on content moderation, choose this one. Things I learned included: Facebook has a policy for images depicting celebrities photoshopped with anus mouths/eyes. * New York Times: Inside Twitter’s Struggle Over What Gets Banned * Washington Post: Jack Dorsey says he’s rethinking the core of how Twitter works * Vice: In...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft, Law, Washington Post, Russia, Atlantic, New York Times, Islam, US Senate, Jack Dorsey, Sheryl Sandberg, Ny Times, Slashdot


Twitter Co-Founder Evan Williams Stepping Down From Board

“It’s been an incredible 13 years, and I’m proud of what Twitter has accomplished during my time with the company,” Williams, 46, now chief executive office of web publisher Medium Corp., said Friday in a company filing. In 2006, Williams, Jack Dorsey and Biz Stone started the San Francisco-based social media company known for its original 140-character limit on messages.
Tags: Science, San Francisco, Williams, Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams, Biz Stone, Twitter co, Medium Corp


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

Ev Wiliams, a co-founder of Twitter and the social media business’s former chief executive officer, is stepping down from its board of directors effective at the end of the month, according to documents submitted to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday, first reported by CNBC. In a series of tweets, Williams addressed the news. “I’m very lucky to have served on the @ Twitter board for 12 years (ever since there was a board),” he wrote. “It’s been overwhelmingly interesting...
Tags: Twitter, Dick Costolo, Tech, Williams, Salesforce, Jack Dorsey, Ev Williams, Obvious Ventures, Cnbc, Omid Kordestani, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, BET Networks, Debra Lee, Personnel, Bret Taylor, Dorsey Twitter


Extreme fasting: how Silicon Valley is rebranding eating disorders

The obsession with fasting overlaps with a trend for what is often termed ‘biohacking’ – the idea that your body is a system that can be quantified and optimizedEating is so last season; these days all the cool kids fast. Fasting diets have rocketed in popularity over the last few years, garnering a number of high-profile fans. Like Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, for example, who tweeted last month that he’d “been playing with fasting for some time.” Dorsey explained that he does “a 22 hour fast daily...
Tags: Health, Life and style, Society, Eating Disorders, Silicon Valley, Jack Dorsey, Diets and dieting, Dorsey


Twitter Is Seeking Users’ Help as It Tweaks Its Conversation Process

Twitter needs help making conversations on its platform easier to follow, and it is turning to its users. CEO Jack Dorsey conducted an interview on Twitter with Recode editor at large Kara Swisher last week, and the main takeaway--from Twitter users trying to follow along, and even from the participants themselves--was that the conversation was...
Tags: Twitter, Advertising, Jack Dorsey, Kara Swisher, Social Pro Daily


Sen. Warner blasts Google for hidden Nest microphone: Federal agencies and Congress 'must have hearings to shine a light on the dark underbelly' of the digital economy (GOOG, GOOGL)

On Tuesday, Google apologized for not disclosing to consumers that its Nest security system — specifically, its Nest Guard device — contained a microphone that when enabled, can listen to users' voices and sync with its Assistant product.  Virginia Senator and Vice Chairman of the Intelligence Committee Mark Warner told Business Insider in a statement on Wednesday that Google's failure to disclose information about its microphone was "totally at odds with consumer expectations."  "Both resp...
Tags: Apple, Google, Congress, Youtube, China, Virginia, Trends, Larry Page, Warner, Jack Dorsey, Senate Intelligence Committee, Sundar Pichai, Signal, Business Insider, Mark Warner, U S Congress


Twitter opens applications for its ‘prototype’ program, first tests to focus on fixing conversations

Twitter today is opening up applications for its new testing program, first announced at CES in January. The program potentially can cover any and every aspect of the Twitter experience, but the first set of tests will focus on how interactions between people, and specifically replies, appear on Twitter. They will include a new design for replies to make it easier to follow a conversation; rounded shapes on reply tweets; indents to follow responses; hiding engagement and sharing behind a tap ...
Tags: Social, TC, Apps, Twitter, Tech, Ces, Jack Dorsey, Dorsey, Haider, NDA, Kara Swisher, Sara Haider, Twitter Rules


Twitter opens applications for its beta program, first tests to focus on fixing conversations

Twitter today is opening up applications for its new testing program, first announced at CES in January. The program potentially can cover any and every aspect of the Twitter experience, but the first set of tests will focus on how interactions between people, and specifically replies, appear on Twitter. They will include a new design for replies to make it easier to follow a conversation; rounded shapes on reply tweets; indents to follow responses; hiding engagement and sharing behind a tap ...
Tags: Social, TC, Apps, Twitter, Tech, Ces, Jack Dorsey, Dorsey, Haider, NDA, Kara Swisher, Sara Haider, Twitter Rules


The Future of Web Q&A Panels Should be Cake

Last week, Recode's veteran tech reporter Kara Swisher visibly held an aggressive interview with Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey, who has been on something of a meandering press tour over the last few months, which has led to more questions than it's seemingly answered, as he has avoided specifics, and not taken full responsibility for many of the negative impacts the platform he created has spawned.Despite Kara's noble attempts, this round didn't fare much better, largely due to Twitter's f...
Tags: Cake, Twitter, Media, Yahoo, Steve Jobs, Blog, Seo, Blogging, Atlantic, Reddit, Jack Dorsey, Jack, Medium, Dorsey, Sxsw, Ama


Twitter is the most popular social media platform for members of Congress — but prominent Democrats tweet more often and have larger followings than Republicans

Lawmakers are increasingly building up their personal brands on social media, including Twitter, in order to advance their policy goals and political ambitions.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the most-followed member of Congress by a large margin, boasting three million followers and counting.  Several other members of the Democratic House leadership team have one million followers or more, but their Republican counterparts seem to rely less on Twitter. Here's a breakdown of how many followers f...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Elon Musk, John Lewis, New York, Texas, Minnesota, Congress, California, Massachusetts, Israel, Trends, Georgia, Gop, House, Michigan


What 12 of the world's most famous executives looked like when they were younger

Sometimes it's hard to picture what business leaders were like before they became successful. We dug up old photos of famous business executives, to give a taste of who they once were. Tesla founder Elon Musk once chose to live off a dollar a day, just eating hot dogs and oranges, to see if he could stomach life as an entrepreneur. Twitter boss Jack Dorsey was obsessed with emergency service vehicle dispatch as a kid meanwhile.  Scroll down to read early stories of these famous business execut...
Tags: Elon Musk, Trends, Tesla, Jeff Bezos, Jack Dorsey, McDonald, Bezos, Jeff Bezos Amazon, Wired Mark Zuckerberg Facebook