Twitter Sees Two More Exec Departures, Including VP Of Engineering Jeremy Gordon

twitter hq Two more executives have left Twitter: Jeremy Gordon, the vice president of engineering, and Adam Kinney, a senior manager who led the company’s analytics team. The news was first reported in CNBC. That report also cited an unnamed source who claimed that some of the company’s engineers are concerned about a lack of clarity in the Twitter’s product vision. (The… Read More


Twitter Partners With IBM To Bring Social Data To The Enterprise

twitter-analytics Twitter and IBM announced a significant partnership today that will involve Twitter sharing its data with IBM for integration into IBM’s enterprise solutions, including the Watson cloud platform. The deal means IBM will gain access to the Twitter “firehose,” allowing businesses to incorporate insights gained from the social network into their decision-making… Read More


Nexmo Announces Verify, An API To Help Developers Confirm Users’ Phone Numbers

Screen Shot 2014-10-28 at 9.20.08 AM Nexmo, a company that sells telecom services to developers, announced an early release of its new product ‘Verify’ today, a tool to help apps confirm the phone numbers, and therefore verify the identity of their users. Verify will formally launch in November, but developers can take part in an early-release program if they are in a hurry. Read More



The Queen’s First Tweet Is A Royal Mystery

Screenshot 2014-10-24 12.48.43 Think about your first tweet. Mine was sent from a desktop, but I’m sure plenty of people sent their first tweet from a smartphone.
But before you can ever send a tweet, you have to sign up for an account. And, of course, you have to type out an actual message. Only then can you press that little blue Tweet button and begin your Twitter journey.
The Queen, however, does things a bit… Read More


Twitter Launches Digits, A New Way To Sign In To Apps Without Using Passwords

Screen Shot 2014-10-22 at 2.04.14 PM Today, Twitter announced the launch of a new service called Digits, aimed at application developers looking for a simpler, password-free login option for their mobile applications. The news was revealed this afternoon at Twitter’s first annual developer conference called Flight, which served not only as the launchpad for a suite of tools aimed at mobile application developers, but… Read More


Who To Follow On Twitter, According To Marc Andreessen

Marc Andreessen Well-known Tweetstormer and investor Marc Andreessen has produced a list of his favorite people to follow on Twitter. He was prompted to do so by an article in The Information called “Silicon Valley’s Frontman Problem” by Jessica Lessin, who questioned if the industry leaders most often quoted by the media (she cited Andreessen, Elon Musk, and Peter Thiel) really… Read More


Twitter’s Music Strategy: No App, Just Better Listening

beats-studio-wireless-review-macro-enclosure-1500x1000 Done Music is a special kind of content, and people discover it on Twitter. That’s why building a music experience outside the main Twitter app was a boondoggle, and treating music like any other piece of media within Twitter sells it short. These insights have led Twitter to a better strategy since killing off the Twitter Music app, according to a source at the company: Just improve the… Read More