Jack Dorsey: News

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.

20 Feb 2020


Before big speeches, Zuckerberg gets his armpits blow-dried: Report

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg has made a name for himself - for both good and bad reasons.

17 Jan 2020


Twitter will 'probably never' get an edit button, says Dorsey

No matter how much you root for it, Jack Dorsey has made it clear - 'Edit' is not coming to Twitter.

18 Dec 2019


Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey just unfollowed Mark Zuckerberg

Twitter boss Jack Dorsey has never been a fan of Mark Zuckerberg, the co-founder of Facebook.

25 Nov 2019


Child (!) who hacked Jack Dorsey's Twitter account, arrested

Back in August, Twitter chief Jack Dorsey's own Twitter account was hacked to send out racist slurs and comments.

22 Nov 2019


Now, enable two-factor authentication on Twitter without linking your number

A few weeks back, Twitter drew serious flak for making numbers given for two-factor authentication available to advertisers.

31 Oct 2019


Twitter is banning political ads globally, says CEO Jack Dorsey

In a major move, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has announced that the microblogging site will stop showing political ads around the world.

09 Oct 2019


Twitter said phone numbers provided for security used for ads

Microblogging giant Twitter has disclosed a major security lapse, a bug that used phone numbers and email addresses provided by users for targeted advertising - without permission.

05 Sep 2019


Twitter halts tweeting via SMS after CEO Dorsey's account hack

In a new development, Twitter has disabled the option to tweet using SMS.

'Black Mirror' 'Smithereens' Review: Relevant message; Sub-par storyline [Spoilers]

The current season of Black Mirror feels different from the others and not in a good way.

01 May 2019


Hinduphobia is real, and NaMo needs to act now

In less than 24 hours, three seemingly unrelated events happened: a) The Print wrote a condescending article on Hindu statues b) Twitter, once again, blocked a pro-right account @TrueIndology c) I met a girl who was "center of left" but didn't know what it means.

18 Apr 2019


If Twitter is universe, CEO Jack Dorsey thinks he's God

It is tough being God. You can't say to your followers that they need to see another God, you can't wonder what you are doing with your life, and you can't catch a break.

24 Mar 2019


Want to check your first ever tweet? Here's the way

The Twitter we see today was a lot different from the one that launched 13 years ago; it had humble beginnings, a different name, and a few test users.

25 Feb 2019


Parliamentary Committee gives Jack Dorsey 10 days to answer questions

On Monday, the Parliamentary Committee on IT met with Twitter's Global Vice President of Public Policy Colin Crowell in lieu of CEO Jack Dorsey.

22 Feb 2019


Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey will not appear before parliamentary panel

Despite the Indian government summoning Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to appear before the Parliamentary Committee on IT on February 25, Twitter has said that Dorsey will not attend the hearing.

18 Feb 2019


#Pulwama: How pseudo intellectuals peddle lies, and foster hatred

Let me start by making a blanket statement here - an average Indian, like you and me, just doesn't care about the caste, color, creed, religion of another Indian. A non-Kashmiri doesn't hate a Kashmiri, and vice versa.

15 Feb 2019


Soon, you could get new 'clarify' option for tweets

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has suggested another alternative for the long-awaited 'edit' button.

13 Feb 2019


Is Twitter really biased against right-wing? Let's dig deep

Come election season and lines have been clearly drawn on social media. Before parties send their cadres on streets, millions are doing the same job on Twitter.

11 Feb 2019


Twitter CEO told to appear before Parliamentary Panel

Days after it was reported that Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey had refused to appear for a hearing before India's Parliamentary Committee on IT, panel head Anurag Thakur has said that he has again been summoned for a hearing on February 25.

09 Feb 2019


Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey refuses to appear for Parliamentary hearing

Reportedly, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and other top Twitter officials have refused to appear before a Parliamentary Committee on IT that had earlier summoned them to discuss the issue of safeguarding citizens' rights on social media.

04 Feb 2019


Twitter CEO explains how long-awaited 'edit' button might work

For years, Twitter users have been asking for a way to edit tweets, aka an 'edit' button.

30 Jan 2019


Scary stuff: This 14-year-old boy first discovered Apple's FaceTime bug

Apple recently made the headlines for a bug in its video calling service FaceTime that allowed a user to hear audio and see those they were reaching out to even before their call was answered.

21 Nov 2018


I'm a Brahmin-woman fighting patriarchy. Twitter-CEO Jack has disappointed me

As the headline of this story may have told you, I am a Brahmin woman. I have had my share of patriarchal experiences in this world, and the Twitterverse.

12 Nov 2018


Twitter could get an 'edit' button, but with some restrictions

Today, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey held a townhall meet with students at IIT Delhi.

12 Nov 2018

Rahul Gandhi

RaGa meets Twitter-CEO to discuss ways to tackle fake news

Amid the alarming rise of fake news on social media, Congress President Rahul Gandhi met Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey today, where the website co-founder apparently explained to him the steps being taken to tackle fake news.

12 Nov 2018


Twitter CEO visits India, set to host townhall meet

Today, Jack Dorsey, the co-founder and CEO of Twitter, will be hosting a townhall meet in India.

30 Oct 2018


Twitter could kill the 'Like' button, but not anytime soon

On October 29, The Telegraph reported that Twitter is thinking about removing its heart-shaped 'Like' button as part of an effort to support healthier conversations on the platform.

26 Oct 2018


Twitter records fourth straight profitable quarter; business is improving

After a decade of losses, it finally seems like Twitter's business is stabilizing.

05 Sep 2018


Are Silicon Valley giants facing a new political reality?

In a development that possibly chalks out a new political reality for Silicon Valley hotshots, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg are both set for back-to-back House and Senate hearings on Wednesday.

20 Aug 2018


Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey talks about his "left-leaning" bias

With US President Donald Trump repeatedly alleging that Twitter "shadow bans" conservative voices, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has responded, saying that he himself and several Twitter employees have a "left-leaning" bias, but that doesn't affect Twitter's policy.

13 Apr 2018


Jack Dorsey receives $0 from Twitter for third straight year

Twitter CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey declined to take any salary from the company in 2017, making it the third consecutive year Dorsey ran Twitter for free.

22 Mar 2018


Bitcoin will be world's only currency in 10yrs: Twitter CEO

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has said in an interview that bitcoin will become the world's "single currency" within the next 10 years.

10 Mar 2018


Twitter looks to expand blue-tick verification to all 'human' users

In a bid to weed out robots and fake accounts on its platform, Twitter is reportedly considering to soon open 'blue tick' verification process for all users who can prove their identity.

24 Jan 2018


Twitter COO resigns to join SoFi; its shares fell 3.9%

At a time when Twitter is finally showing signs of a turnaround with more stability and growth, the social media company's COO Anthony Noto is leaving to take the top job at San Francisco-based fintech company SoFi.

08 Nov 2017


You can now tweet in 280 characters, but should you?

About 1.5 months after launching a new feature on an experimental basis, Twitter has finally made it official for all: everyone can now tweet up to 280 characters instead of its signature 140.

29 Aug 2017


Twitter: Some lesser-known facts about the blue bird

Twitter, which was created back in 2006, over the span of 11 years, has ballooned into one of the biggest social media platforms out there.

07 Apr 2017


Twitter India launches Lite for weak connectivity

Twitter on April 6 launched Twitter Lite in India in collaboration with Vodafone, a platform specially designed for regions where connectivity is poor.

01 Apr 2017


Twitter relaxes 140-character limit for replies

Twitter has found a way to ease the 140 character limit for replying to tweets. Twitter has now excluded usernames from the character count for replies.

24 Mar 2017


Twitter considers paid membership option for select users

Certain users might soon be able to access enhanced services on Twitter through a paid membership option it is considering.

10 Feb 2017


Twitter ad revenue falls even after restructuring job cuts

Twitter reported the slowest quarterly revenue growth since its IPO in 2013.