Articles about Jack Dorsey

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

13 May 2022

Technology
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?

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

11 May 2022

Business
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.

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

26 Apr 2022

Business
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.

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

26 Apr 2022

Business
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."

Saudi Prince rejects Musk's Twitter offer; Vanguard becomes largest shareholder

15 Apr 2022

Business
Saudi Prince rejects Musk's Twitter offer; Vanguard becomes largest shareholder

Elon Musk's offer to buy 100% of Twitter for $43 billion was rejected by Saudi Arabian billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal—who owns a stake in Twitter through Kingdom Holding Company.

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

11 Apr 2022

Business
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.

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

30 Nov 2021

Business
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.

Parag Agrawal to replace Jack Dorsey as Twitter CEO

29 Nov 2021

Business
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.

Here's how you can 'soft block' your Twitter followers

13 Oct 2021

Technology
Here's how you can 'soft block' your Twitter followers

In early September, Twitter was spotted testing a feature that would allow you to conveniently remove a follower without blocking them. The feature was designed to make Twitterati feel safer on the platform.

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

08 Oct 2021

Technology
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.

Twitter website displays wrong Indian map. Government may take action

28 Jun 2021

India
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.

Nigeria suspends Twitter indefinitely after it censored President Muhammadu Buhari

05 Jun 2021

Technology
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.

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

28 May 2021

Technology
'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.

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

26 Mar 2021

Business
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.

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

22 Mar 2021

Technology
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.

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

07 Mar 2021

Technology
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.

Twitter mulls giving control of newsfeed back to the masses

10 Feb 2021

Technology
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.

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

10 Feb 2021

Business
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.

Indian government-Twitter row: All you need to know

08 Feb 2021

India
Indian government-Twitter row: All you need to know

In recent days, calls for Twitter to quit India have risen. The microblogging website is facing immense criticism for violating the Indian law by unblocking accounts it had been directed to withhold.

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

14 Jan 2021

World
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."

Twitter bans President Donald Trump's account permanently, he cries conspiracy

09 Jan 2021

World
Twitter bans President Donald Trump's account permanently, he cries conspiracy

Twitter, the micro-blogging platform that Donald Trump used religiously, has suspended his account permanently, two days after the outgoing United States President was barred from posting anything for a brief time in the wake of Capitol violence.

Signal's user count surges after Musk recommends it over WhatsApp

08 Jan 2021

Technology
Signal's user count surges after Musk recommends it over WhatsApp

Signal, the privacy-centric messaging service, took to Twitter to thank new users for their support. It also took the opportunity to apologize for delays in delivery of verification codes preventing registration for many new users.

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

08 Jan 2021

World
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.

After Capitol violence, Facebook and Instagram suspend Trump's accounts indefinitely

08 Jan 2021

Technology
After Capitol violence, Facebook and Instagram suspend Trump's accounts indefinitely

Outgoing United States President Donald Trump has been slapped with an indefinite ban by Facebook and Instagram. He was initially barred from posting anything on these platforms for 24 hours, in wake of the deadly violence at the Capitol.

Twitter, Facebook temporarily lock Donald Trump's accounts amid Capitol assault

07 Jan 2021

World
Twitter, Facebook temporarily lock Donald Trump's accounts amid Capitol assault

Twitter and Facebook accounts of outgoing United States President Donald Trump were temporarily locked by the tech giants on Wednesday in wake of the chaos that took over the Capitol just as a ceremonial session of Congress was underway.

US Senators grill CEOs of Facebook, Twitter, and Google

29 Oct 2020

World
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.

Twitter shows Leh in China, India issues warning to CEO

22 Oct 2020

India
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.

Ahead of US elections, Facebook, Twitter restrict controversial Biden article

15 Oct 2020

World
Ahead of US elections, Facebook, Twitter restrict controversial Biden article

Social media giants Facebook and Twitter on Wednesday decided to restrict a controversial article on United States Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden, inviting criticism from conservatives.

NewsBytes Briefing: US Senate subpoenas CEOs of Google, Facebook, Twitter

02 Oct 2020

Technology
NewsBytes Briefing: US Senate subpoenas CEOs of Google, Facebook, Twitter

Last night, the US Senate Commerce Committee voted unanimously to issue subpoenas to the CEOs of Facebook, Google, and Twitter.

Twitter contractors spied on celebrities like Beyonce

28 Jul 2020

Business
Twitter contractors spied on celebrities like Beyonce

As Twitter continues to draw flak for the recent hack of several high profile accounts through its internal tools, Bloomberg has published a report highlighting another major skeleton in the company's closet.

Twitter's audio tweets have a major accessibility issue: Details here

19 Jun 2020

Technology
Twitter's audio tweets have a major accessibility issue: Details here

A day ago, Twitter announced audio tweets as a way to let users share their personal thoughts and experiences in their own voice.

Work from home: The new reality of the 'post-coronavirus world'

31 May 2020

Business
Work from home: The new reality of the 'post-coronavirus world'

In the new "upside-down" world, masks and gloves have replaced hugs and handshakes. Courtesy coronavirus, there's uncertainty, fear, anxiety, and most importantly distancing.

Fact-checking row: Trump signs executive order targeting social media giants

29 May 2020

World
Fact-checking row: Trump signs executive order targeting social media giants

United States President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that aims to remove certain protections given to social media platforms.

Twitter CEO responds after employee targeted for fact-checking Trump

28 May 2020

Business
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.

Now, you can choose who can reply to your tweets

21 May 2020

Technology
Now, you can choose who can reply to your tweets

In a bid to give users more control over their conversations, Twitter has started rolling-out a feature to limit replies on tweets.

Twitter allows employees to work from home 'forever'

13 May 2020

Business
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'.

Now, Twitter will flag COVID-19 rumors with warnings, labels

12 May 2020

Technology
Now, Twitter will flag COVID-19 rumors with warnings, labels

After launching a way to let users rethink and change their 'mean responses', Twitter is moving to combat the problem of fake news related to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Now, Twitter warns against replying with mean, harmful tweets

06 May 2020

Technology
Now, Twitter warns against replying with mean, harmful tweets

If you often lose your temper during Twitter arguments and end up saying mean things to others, be prepared to be reprimanded by the microblogging giant.

Twitter disables SMS service in most countries: Details here

28 Apr 2020

Technology
Twitter disables SMS service in most countries: Details here

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

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

08 Apr 2020

Business
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.

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