4:14 pm, October 25th | by Amy Tennery
Twitter CEO Dick Costolo is having a rough day.
2:30 pm, September 5th | by Amy Tennery
You thought moguls work every day? Heck, no! They’re out tweeting (occasionally indecipherable) pearls of wisdom and personal updates on their Labor Day weekend plans, naturally.
And, of course, this seemed like the perfect opportunity to round up a few of the best, most random and — yes — hilarious personal updates from our favorite moguls this holiday weekend.
3:33 pm, July 8th | by Hillary Reinsberg
A $400 million investment in Twitter this week from Yuri Milner’s DST Global values the company at $8 billion. Call it a bubble, but we had to ask, at least in theory, if this valuation would put the company’s founders in the billionaire category.
It’s unknown exactly how big of a stake the founders have in the company, but at an $8 billion valuation, you’d have to own 12 percent to be a billionaire. We did some digging to try and investigate whether Biz, Ev and the rest have crossed the line into 10 figures.
5:00 pm, June 11th | by Amy Tennery
This week’s winner? Dick Costolo.
How fortuitous that Weinergate erupted just after Twitter’s CEO announced the site’s soon-to-be-launched photo-sharing service? Indeed, in a weekly news cycle dominated by a certain congress member, Costolo was the true winner. The scandal diverted more news buzz to the site than any other Twitter-adjacent events in the last year. Nothing to sniff at.
10:21 am, June 7th | by Amy Tennery
We’re sure Twitter CEO Dick Costolo isn’t delighting in the misfortune of Rep. Anthony Weiner… probably. But Twitter’s first political scandal is a watershed moment for the site — and it’s got the buzz to prove it.
While it may be too soon to gauge the total traffic boost Twitter has seen from the Weinergate scandal, it’s a safe bet that the total activity is up big time (as it has been with other major news stories like the Royal Wedding and the death of Osama bin Laden). But what about Twitter mentions outside the tweeterverse? On that scale, it would seem that the Weiner-wiener fallout is the biggest thing to happen to the website all year.
6:25 pm, June 6th | by Hillary Reinsberg
We’re going to bet Twitter CEO Dick Costolo is biting his tongue. (Insert obligatory Twitter-Dick joke here!)
Just last week Costolo made two important claims. 1) He said of Twitter: “We are a remarkably successful business.” And 2) He talked about Twitter’s foray into its own photo-sharing services. This followed the news from a few days before that third-party photo service TwitPic would now own all photos uploaded to the service by users.
Anthony Weiner, take note: Twitter would never try to own any post of your member… ship.
4:13 pm, June 1st | by Hillary Reinsberg
Twitter CEO Dick Costolo seems a little over-the-top chipper about the social network’s future. Perhaps it’s the photo sharing service the company’s launching. Perhaps it’s the fact that President Obama just appointed him to a presidential committee. But it might just be that Twitter’s finally making some wise business decisions, and starting to reap the benefits.
Costolo talked about Twitter today at the D9 conference in California, most notably announcing Twitter’s foray into photo sharing, according to CNET. Twitter will now offer its own way to share photos through tweets, without having to go through third-party services.
3:50 pm, May 27th | by Hillary Reinsberg
Political acumen and tech know-how don’t necessarily yield the same skill set, but there have been some cozy Washington-Silicon Valley switcheroos as of late. It’s a shame D.C. and California are so far apart, because it’s looking like a couple people are going to be making the cross-country trip.
Just a day after we found out two Washington advisers were hired to join Facebook, we’ve now learned that Twitter’s CEO Dick Costolo was appointed to an advisory committee by President Obama, according to the Washington Post. Costolo will serve on the national security and telecommunications advisory board. This match-up seems to make sense. Facebook’s political hires, however, were a little more surprising.