Jack Dorsey: News

10 May 2024

Elon Musk

Jack Dorsey voices concerns over Bluesky 'repeating Twitter's mistakes'

Former Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey, recently criticized Bluesky, a service he helped launch.

06 May 2024


Jack Dorsey unexpectedly departs from Bluesky board

In a recent social media exchange, Jack Dorsey, a key supporter of Bluesky, confirmed his departure from the company's board.

24 Apr 2024


Jack Dorsey's Block reveals its own bitcoin mining system

Block, previously known as Square and led by Jack Dorsey, is expanding its operations in the bitcoin mining sector.

14 Apr 2024

Social Media

Bluesky reverses usage policy to welcome heads of state

In a significant policy shift, Bluesky, the widely-used social networking site, has now opened its doors to heads of state.

30 Mar 2024

Elon Musk

Why Musk's X is funding lawsuit against Jack Dorsey's Block

Elon Musk's social media company, X, is financially supporting a lawsuit filed by Chloe Happe against her former employer, Block.

07 Feb 2024


X-rival Bluesky, endorsed by Jack Dorsey, opens to public

Bluesky, a micro-blogging platform backed by X's co-founder Jack Dorsey, is now open to the public after being invite-only for nearly a year.

31 Jan 2024


Jack Dorsey's fintech company Block to lay off 1,000 employees

Block is cutting around 1,000 jobs, primarily impacting Cash App, Square, and core teams, as per Business Insider.

18 Aug 2023


Jack Dorsey's Instagram handle is up for grabs: Here's why

Jack Dorsey, co-founder and former CEO of Twitter (now X), has deleted his Instagram account. This has made the sought-after @jack handle up for grabs.

28 Jul 2023


X rival Bluesky introduces new 'Discover' feed focused on customization

No X (formerly Twitter) rival has managed to capture the essence of the platform like Bluesky. The decentralized initiative, which is still invite-only, has been constantly improving.

07 Jul 2023


Instagram head pushes back against Elon Musk's criticism of Threads

Instagram's Threads is on its second day. The app has enjoyed a stellar start, with over 50 million users onboarded on the first day itself.

03 Jul 2023


Twitter rival Bluesky halts new sign-ups: Here's why

Twitter's decision to limit the number of tweets a person can see has irked users. Many have left the platform in search of greener pastures.

13 Jun 2023

Rajeev Chandrasekhar

Centre refutes Twitter ex-CEO Jack Dorsey's claims over farmers' protest

Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology, has refuted the claims by Twitter's co-founder Jack Dorsey over farmers' protest.

08 May 2023


Student who tracked Musk's jet joins Bluesky after Twitter ban

Many Twitter alternatives have been in the spotlight after Elon Musk's takeover of the microblogging platform. But none has caught the fancy of current and former Twitterati like Bluesky.

14 Apr 2023


How does Twitter-rival Bluesky plan to implement content moderation

Bluesky, Twitter's decentralized rival, is currently available on an invite-only basis on the Apple App Store. The app is the brainchild of Twitter co-founder and former CEO Jack Dorsey.

24 Mar 2023

Adani Group

How Jack Dorsey lost over $500mn after latest Hindenburg report 

Hindenburg Research, whose report battered the shares of Indian conglomerate Adani Group, has found a new target: Jack Dorsey's Block.

11 Mar 2023

Mark Zuckerberg

Why billionaires are interested in decentralized social apps

'Decentralized social network' is the new buzzword among social media mavericks. The list of interested parties includes two of the biggest names in the industry: Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg.

01 Mar 2023


What makes Jack Dorsey-backed Bluesky a Twitter rival

Twitter co-founder and former CEO Jack Dorsey's Bluesky is nearing its public launch. The decentralized initiative, which originated within Twitter, has arrived in Apple's App Store.

22 Feb 2023


Elon Musk could open source Twitter's algorithm next week

Is Elon Musk finally going to free the caged blue bird by open-sourcing Twitter's algorithm? If a recent tweet of his is anything to go by, that is certainly on the cards.

01 Feb 2023


Twitter-rival Nostr's iOS client now live on App Store

The race to replace Twitter has been going on since Elon Musk took over the microblogging platform. The bird app's chief rivals have turned out to be decentralized social networks.

20 Oct 2022


Jack Dorsey's Bluesky lays down roadmap for decentralized social networks

For long, we didn't hear much about Bluesky, Twitter's non-profit initiative for a decentralized social network protocol.

30 Sep 2022

Elon Musk

Musk's private texts with Parag Agrawal, Jack Dorsey revealed

The Twitter v/s Elon Musk trial is nearing. In the discovery leading up to the trial, a particularly juicy document containing private texts between Musk and Twitter's top leadership has been revealed.

01 Sep 2022


Twitter finally starts testing the much-requested 'Edit' button

In April, Twitter announced that it is working on a new 'Edit' button. Four months later, the company has finally started testing the feature.

23 Aug 2022


Elon Musk subpoenas Jack Dorsey ahead of trial against Twitter

The Elon Musk-Twitter legal battle is heating up as the Tesla CEO subpoenas his friend and former Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey.

13 May 2022


Elon Musk, Jack Dorsey discuss Twitter's algorithm and chronological tweets

What happens when a prospective owner and former CEO discuss the future of a social media platform?

11 May 2022


Elon Musk says he would reverse Donald Trump's Twitter ban

Future Twitter owner Elon Musk has answered the question that has been bugging everyone since he decided to acquire the microblogging platform.

26 Apr 2022


How are employees and Twitterati reacting to Musk's Twitter buyout

After nearly two weeks and countless back-and-forths, Elon Musk has come out on top of the bitter takeover battle between himself and Twitter.

26 Apr 2022


Elon Musk's first tweet as Twitter owner: What he posted

In his first tweet as the owner of the microblogging platform Twitter, Elon Musk hailed "free speech" as "the bedrock of a functioning democracy."

11 Apr 2022


Elon Musk makes U-turn; will not join Twitter's board

Elon Musk, who recently disclosed a 9.2% passive stake in microblogging platform Twitter, has decided not to join its board.

30 Nov 2021


Everything you should know about Twitter's new CEO Parag Agrawal

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Monday announced he would be stepping down from his role and the company's Chief Technology Officer Parag Agrawal will fill in.

29 Nov 2021


Parag Agrawal to replace Jack Dorsey as Twitter CEO

Jack Dorsey announced on Monday that he will be stepping down as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the microblogging site Twitter Inc.

08 Oct 2021


Twitter tests anti-abuse heads-up prompts for potentially intense conversations

In its latest attempt to combat pervasive harassment on its platform, Twitter is testing an anti-abuse feature that gives its users a heads-up before they enter potentially heated conversations.

28 Jun 2021


Twitter website displays wrong Indian map. Government may take action

The Twitter website is carrying a wrong map of India, showing the northernmost union territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh as a separate country.

05 Jun 2021


Nigeria suspends Twitter indefinitely after it censored President Muhammadu Buhari

Not long after Twitter deleted Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari's tweet for violating its rules, the country's government revealed on Friday that it was "indefinitely" suspending the microblogging platform.

28 May 2021


'Twitter Blue' subscription confirmed for $2.99/month through App Store listing

We had reported clues that Twitter plans to adopt a freemium model by paywalling some features behind the $2.99-a-month Twitter Blue subscription. But even as Twitter continues to remain tight-lipped about the feature, it has tacitly confirmed it through an App Store listing.

26 Mar 2021

Mark Zuckerberg

Congress' five-hour questioning of Big Tech didn't yield actionable answers

In the first appearance before Congress since the US Capitol Hill riots, Big Tech faced criticism for around five hours about its handling of extremism and misinformation during the pandemic and the protests.

22 Mar 2021


Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's tweet auctioned for $2.4 million

Twitter CEO Jock Dorsey's first-ever tweet was auctioned for a whopping $2.4 million (around Rs. 18 crore). The Twitter founder declared that the entire auction proceeds would be donated to charity of Dorsey's choice, fittingly in the form of Bitcoins.

07 Mar 2021


Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is auctioning off the first-ever tweet

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has put up his first-ever tweet for sale as a non-fungible token (NFT). The tweet reads "just setting up my twttr" and was posted on March 22, 2006.

10 Feb 2021


Twitter mulls giving control of newsfeed back to the masses

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey may have committed high heresy in the eyes of his Big Tech peers. He envisioned giving people back the control of their newsfeed during the recent earnings call.

10 Feb 2021


Twitter's stock hits 52-week high after posting $1 billion quarter

Microblogging website Twitter posted a sizable $1 billion quarter, which is also the second time it has hit this mark. The resulting market frenzy propelled the stock value up four percent in after-hours trading, sending it to a 52-week high.

14 Jan 2021


Trump's Twitter ban right but sets dangerous precedent: Jack Dorsey

Jack Dorsey, the boss of the micro-blogging website Twitter, has defended his company's decision to block the outgoing United States President Donald Trump from its platform but said that this ban sets a "dangerous precedent."

08 Jan 2021


Day after Capitol violence, Trump concedes, talks of 'healing,' 'reconciliation'

After peddling misinformation since November, claiming that Democrats stole the election, and approaching courts, United States President Donald Trump came the closest to conceding on Thursday (local time), a day after the violence at Capitol shamed his country and shocked the globe.

29 Oct 2020


US Senators grill CEOs of Facebook, Twitter, and Google

The CEOs of Facebook, Twitter, and Google were hammered by the United States Senate on Wednesday, in what qualifies as a chaotic hearing which diverted from the topic at hand several times.

22 Oct 2020


Twitter shows Leh in China, India issues warning to CEO

The Indian government has written a strongly-worded letter to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey after the micro-blogging website showed Leh as a part of China.

28 May 2020


Twitter CEO responds after employee targeted for fact-checking Trump

When Twitter took the audacious step of debunking 'potentially misleading' tweets by President Donald Trump, a wave of criticism ensued, targeting one single man - Yoel Roth, the Head of Site Integrity at Twitter.

13 May 2020


Twitter allows employees to work from home 'forever'

As the novel coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc around the world, Twitter is moving to let its employees work from home 'forever'.

28 Apr 2020


Twitter disables SMS service in most countries: Details here

Finally, the days of using Twitter over SMS are gone.

08 Apr 2020


Jack Dorsey donating 28% of his wealth to 'disarm' COVID-19

In a major move, Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter and payments platform Square, has announced the decision to donate $1 billion, or about 28% of his wealth, to aid COVID-19 relief efforts.

10 Mar 2020


Jack Dorsey to stay as Twitter's CEO, for now

Jack Dorsey will stay as the CEO of Twitter, at least for the near future.