How to make Twitter profitable

 Twitter has evolved dramatically since its founding. What the founders fully envisioned we cannot know. Nonetheless, there is one thing we do know: Many business entities have millions of followers and communicate with these followers using Twitter. This is free advertising, no ifs, ands or buts. So, here’s a proposal to radically change the economics of Twitter. Read More

Twitter is reviewing whether to store some user data in Russia

 Twitter is considering localizing the storage of some of its Russian users’ personal data in order to comply with data localization laws, TechCrunch has learned. Read More

TechCrunch’s first-quarter tech earnings season prop bets

 Here at TechCrunch, we tend to pay close attention to the earnings reports of the big companies. And for good reason! It gives us some insight into major technology trends and some signals that can help us not only predict what products are going to be around in a few years (not mentioning any names), but also directionally what kinds of startups might be successful.
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Internet giants resist the FCC’s relaxed net neutrality rules

It's no secret that many people object to new FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's plans to soften net neutrality rules, but the companies affected by these plans have now had a chance to object directly to his strategy. The Internet Association lobbying group, w…

Twitter @support’s test bot will handle your complaints

Twitter launched a handful of features in recent months meant to cement its new role as a customer service platform. Now it's putting some of those features to use: the social network has begun testing a bot to handle your questions and complaints. T…

Twitter now lets brands make their own “custom hearts” for Periscope live videos

 Those little hearts you tap to signal to a live video’s creator that you’re enjoying the content might look a little different on Twitter in the future. The company announced today a new way for brands to engage fans through live video – it will now let them create their own “custom hearts” for use in Periscope’s live video. The customizations can be… Read More

A short list of executives who made less money than Anthony Noto last year

 Executives at Twitter make a lot of money. But it’s not just like they make a lot of money relative to you or me, or compared to lower level employees within the organization. A couple of executives at Twitter make a lot of money compared to their peers at public companies in general, tech or otherwise. Read More

Peter Fenton is leaving Twitter’s board of directors

 Benchmark partner Peter Fenton, who had been on Twitter’s board since 2009, will not seek re-election after his term expires in 2016, according to a new filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Read More