Twitter CTO Adam Messinger steps down in latest top-level exit

Twitter Inc’s chief technology officer (CTO) Adam Messinger said he is stepping down from his position at the US-based microblogging site. Messinger announced the move in a tweet and said he will take time off. Messinger became CTO in March 2013, according to his LinkedIn profile. Prior to that, he worked as the vice president […]

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Times Internet hires former Twitter exec Rishi Jaitly as CEO of Times Global Partners

Rishi-Jaitly12Times Internet Ltd, the digital arm of media group Bennett, Coleman & Co Ltd (BCCL), said on Wednesday it has appointed former Twitter India head Rishi Jaitly as the chief executive officer of Times Global Partners. The move indicates Times Internet’s intention to scale up its investments and partnerships with global technology and media platforms. […]

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Twitter adds features to curb online abuse

TwitterUS-based micro-blogging site Twitter Inc has added new filtering tools to curb online abuse, hours after the social media network Facebook and technology major Google launched steps to ban fake news from their sites. The US-based social media giants had been under attack by critics alleging that a particular set of opinions posted which echoed […]

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Twitter COO Adam Bain steps down; CFO takes over

Adam-BainThe outflow of highly-placed executives from US-based micro-blogging site Twitter Inc., in the midst of media reports of a possible sell out, continues. The social media company announced on Wednesday that its chief operating officer (COO) Adam Bain is leaving the company. Bain’s post will be taken over by chief financial officer Anthony Noto. Bain […]

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eBay fires product, tech team in India

layoffstock-by-shah-junaid-(33)_feUS-based online selling platform eBay Inc has laid off the entire product and technology team from its India development centre in Bengaluru, citing a review in operational structure. A spokesperson for the company confirmed the development. “As a normal course of business, eBay regularly reviews its operational structure and today we announced some changes to […]

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Twitter’s India, Southeast Asia MD Parminder Singh quits

Parminder-Singh_feJust two days after Twitter Inc.’s India head Rishi Jaitly resigned, the micro-blogging company’s managing director for India, South East Asia and Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, Parminder Singh has stepped down, amidst reports of a potential sale of the firm. In a series of tweets on Thursday, Singh said that he would […]

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Twitter may cut more jobs as future remains uncertain

job cutMicroblogging platform Twitter Inc. may cut about 300 jobs, or 8% of its workforce, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter it didn’t name. The San Francisco-based company could announce the layoffs as early as this week, Bloomberg said. The number of planned job cuts could change, it added. Twitter, listed on the New […]

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Twitter starts talks to explore sale; Google, Salesforce potential suitors

Twitter2Struggling microblogging platform Twitter Inc. seems to have inched closer to getting acquired. The San Francisco-based company has held preliminary talks with several technology companies, including Google and Salesforce, and could soon receive a formal buyout bid, international media reports said. CNBC quoted anonymous sources as saying that Twitter’s board of directors is “largely desirous […]

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