Jack Dorsey

Jack Dorsey (born November 19, 1976) is an American web developer and businessman widely known as a co-founder and co-creator of Twitter, and as the founder and CEO of Square, a mobile payments company. In 2008, he was named to the MIT Technology Review TR35 as one of the top 35 innovators in the world under the age of 35. For 2012, The Wall Street Journal gave him the "Innovator of the Year Award" for technology.
Posts about Jack Dorsey
  • An Open Letter to @Jack About Twitter

    … Dear Jack, For a year now, I’ve joked that Twitter is like the girl I had a crush on in school that wouldn’t give me the time of day. One time we played spin the bottle in the basement, and she nudged the bottle to kiss the guy next to me that was a jerk. She broke my heart. And he eventually broke hers. We both lost. Twitter is losing, too…

    Douglas Karr/ Marketing Technology Blogin Social- 31 readers -
  • Twitter Updates Progress on Diversity, Inclusion

    … increases of those goals for 2017. Whites made up 57 percent of Twitter’s total work force in 2016, with that figure climbing to 74 percent of the company’s leadership. Twitter’s technical employees were 52 percent white, while whites accounted for 62 percent of non-technical employees. Twitter met its goals of boosting underrepresented…

    David Cohen/ Inside Facebookin Social Facebook Twitter- 38 readers -
  • Jack Dorsey to Users: What Do You Want From Twitter in 2017?

    … Following in the footsteps of Brian Chesky: what's the most important thing you want to see Twitter improve or create in 2017? #Twitter2017 — 🚶🏽jack (@jack) December 29, 2016 The ability to edit tweets came up quite frequently in the comments, and at one point, Dorsey hinted that Twitter was considering the addition of this long-sought-after…

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Social Twitter- 36 readers -
  • Twitter Acquires Yes, Names Founder Keith Coleman VP of Product

    … Twitter finally found a replacement for former head of consumer product Jeff Seibert, who vacated the position in June, but the social network had to acquire a company in the process. CEO Jack Dorsey announced via tweet that Twitter acquired startup application developer Yes, and that Yes founder Keith Coleman is the social network’s new vice…

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Social Twitter- 24 readers -
  • Twitter Shuffle: COO Adam Bain Out, CFO Anthony Noto Adds COO Role

    … live content business and take over revenue-generating segments including global ad sales, data, revenue products and mobile ad exchange MoPub, as well as global partnerships and business development. Twitter said the current leadership team overseeing those areas will report to Noto, including vice president of global revenue and operations Matt…

    David Cohen/ Inside Facebookin Twitter- 16 readers -
  • Twitter Reveals Q3 2016 Financial Results, Will Reduce Workforce by 9%

    … the company’s sales, partnerships, and marketing efforts,” and that the restructuring “is intended to create greater focus and efficiency to enable Twitter’s goal of driving toward GAAP profitability in 2017.” Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter, commented in the release: Our strategy is directly driving growth in audience and engagement, with an acceleration…

    AllFacebookin Social Twitter- 20 readers -
  • 3 Inherent Influencer Benefits From Twitter’s New Updates

    …. By changing its posting procedures, Twitter is putting more emphasis and value on the content of tweets. Snapshot of updates Images, GIFs, videos and user polls added to the end of tweets will no longer count toward the character limit. Twitter handles at the beginning of direct replies will not be included in character limitations anymore either…

    AllTwitterin Twitter- 22 readers -
  • A Complete Guide to Twitter’s Q2 2016 Earnings Call

    … a new timeline of tweets from people around the world using that same sticker. And during the question-and-answer portion of Tuesday’s earnings call, in response to a question from Canaccord Genuity analyst Michael Graham, Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey replied: We’ve been focused on four areas in the core product. And we believe there’s…

    David Cohen/ Inside Facebookin Twitter- 34 readers -
  • Twitter to Live-Stream Two New NBA Shows

    … of the game Animated GIFs #NBAmixtape custom edits Day in the Life takeovers Periscope live streams of press conferences and interviews The NBA said in a release announcing the expanded partnership that it will produce more video from major events including NBA All-Star Weekend, the league’s postseason (including the NBA Finals) and the NBA Draft…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Twitter- 19 readers -
  • Twitter Scoops Up Machine Learning Firm Magic Pony Technology

    … that every time you open Twitter, you’re immersed in the most relevant news, stories and events for you. Our acquisition of Magic Pony builds on other investments we’ve made in machine learning, beginning with the acquisitions of Madbits in July 2014 and Whetlab in June 2015. Magic Pony’s team will be joining Twitter Cortex, a team of engineers, data…

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Social Twitter- 23 readers -
  • Twitter Invests in SoundCloud

    … Twitter must have really liked the audio cards from SoundCloud it began supporting in April, as the social network reportedly invested some $70 million in the music-streaming service. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey confirmed to Peter Kafka and Kara Swisher of Re/code that Twitter now owns part of SoundCloud, but he did not go into specifics. Dorsey…

    David Cohen/ Inside Facebookin Social Twitter- 19 readers -
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