In his latest comments on the company's nearly 7-month search to find a replacement for Steve Ballmer, Gates offered no evidence of a change of heart. Where does that leave Microsoft?
Aiming to help solve some of the Affordable Care Act's Web site woes, it appears the White House will be hosting a meeting of the minds on Tuesday.
President Barack Obama will meet with executives from some of the country's top tech companies, including Apple CEO Tim Cook, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, according to CNN. In all, Obama is said to be meeting with at least 15 tech executives.
The goal of the meeting is to discuss how to improve HealthCare.gov's overall operation. Bugs and glitches … Read more
SAN FRANCISCO -- For months, Twitter has been fending off criticism that its board was an all-male club. But the company's choice of Marjorie Scardino as a new board member had as much to do with her ability to fill other gaps as her gender.
That was what Twitter CEO Dick Costolo told a PandoMonthly audience here Thursday night.
"We have a number of gaps on the board," Costolo said. "The board [was] all men...The board is also all US executives, and all these things. So we were absolutely looking for a person who filled … Read more
Even as Twitter's share price soared on the company's first day of public trading, its CEO proved that he has both feet firmly planted on terra firma. Speaking with CNBC from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Dick Costolo freely allowed that Twitter still needs to figure out how to attract more users to the service.
"One of the fascinating things about Twitter is that the language of it, the scaffolding within it, is really an evolution of how users have learned to navigate within that 140-character space," Costolo said Thursday. "But that … Read more
Twitter's beginnings -- and its accompanying power struggles -- are becoming ever more complex as the details come to light.
According to Nick Bilton's forthcoming book, "Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal," current CEO Dick Costolo was briefly fired during a tense Twitter board meeting in September 2010 when he was still COO, just weeks before he was to become chief executive of the company.
Twitter offered the public a first detailed look at its financials in a filing Thursday formally notifying the Securities and Exchange Commission that it plans to go public. The company is seeking to raise $1 billion, and an offering is expected within weeks.
With this long-awaited move, Twitter will soon join Facebook and LinkedIn as the major social-networking companies that have gone public. Then it will be up to prospective investors to decide between risk and reward.
In the filing, known as the S-1, the company said that it seeks to raise $1 billion in new cash. Twitter brought in $… Read more
SAN FRANCISCO -- It's been said recently that Twitter is famous for being "tight-lipped."
If so, it must be because of the example set by its CEO, Dick Costolo. At TechCrunch Disrupt on Monday, Costolo spent 10 much-anticipated minutes on stage talking about his secrets of great leadership. And he didn't mention Twitter a single time.
Instead, Costolo gave an impassioned lecture, urging current and would-be tech company leaders in the room to lead by caring "deeply, deeply about your people while not worrying or even caring what they think about you."
If this … Read more
I tend to live my life mostly in confusion.
The more I understand people, the less I understand, people.
So please could you all help me out just this once?
I am possessed by a Fox Business headline that reads: "Twitter Confirms IPO -- Or Maybe Not."
Can you see the source of my confusion? Well, if I understand the article (or not) Twitter spokeswoman Carolyn Penner replied to a Fox Business inquiry about a potential IPO with the words: "..."… Read more
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Twitter CEO Dick Costolo gave a rundown on life, goals, and business at the social network during an interview Wednesday at the National Venture Capital Association's VentureScape, according to the Mercury News.
Addressing whether Twitter will go public (no), who he admires (Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos), and what annoys him (Silicon Valley snarkiness), Costolo riffed on what it's like steering the helm of one the world's top social networks.
"One of the things I'm always challenging people inside the company is, you have to take more risks," Costolo said, according to the Mercury News. &… Read more