11 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

weekly roundup USE This week, Taylor Swift went head to head with Apple, anti-Uber protests took place in France, and Amazon Echo went up for pre-order. These are the stories to catch you up on everything that happened this week in tech. Read More

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Twitter Board Says It Will Only Consider CEO Candidates “Willing To Make A Full-Time Commitment To Twitter”

Dick Costolo Twitter’s board of directors gave a brief update to its search for a new CEO, saying it would only consider candidates “who are in a position to make a full-time commitment to Twitter.” This seems like a relatively obvious statement for a CEO candidate running a company like Twitter but, at the same time, seems a little bit like a nod at the current — and potential… Read More

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Lightning Is Twitter’s Plan To Be ‘Event Central’ For Users And Non-Users Alike

twitter-lightning Twitter’s plan to expand its reach doesn’t require that it also grow its user base, something which it has not done at a pace investors have found satisfactory since going public in 2013. A new report from BuzzFeed’s Mat Honan details ‘Project Lightning,’ a new initiative at the company that’s designed to reach both logged in and non-member audiences,… Read More

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Dick Costolo Dances Around The Question Of Who Will Lead Twitter Next

dick costolo bloomberg tech Dick Costolo stepped down as Twitter’s CEO last week, and since then theories about who will lead Twitter next have flown throughout the Internet. Costolo, on stage at the Bloomberg Tech conference, still didn’t have a good answer about who would be running Twitter next — and emphasized that there is an active search for a new CEO. He announced he would be stepping down as… Read More

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Twitter Now Autoplays Video And GIFs

twitter-balance Twitter has introduced auto-playing video and animated GIFs to its official timelines in both the iOS application and on the web, with support for the feature coming to the Android app soon. The feature means that you’ll see native video uploaded directly to Twitter, Vines and GIFs uploaded to the service playback instantly as you scroll – similar to how video works on Facebook.… Read More

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Twitter’s CEO Dick Costolo Chooses To Step Down, Jack Dorsey Named Interim CEO, Shares Up 3%

Dick Costolo After years of user growth struggles, Twitter just announced that its CEO Dick Costolo will be stepping down July 1st, though he’ll remain on the board. Twitter co-founder and Square CEO Jack Dorsey will be the interim CEO. A conference call with investors has been set for 2:15pm PST today to discuss the situation. Read More

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Twitter Gets Serious About Messaging, Will Remove DM Character Limit

twitter-dm Twitter is a public broadcast platform, but it’s also increasingly a one-to-one and one-to-many private communication mechanism. The company announced today it’s taking that even further with a change to its direct messaging capability: Beginning in July, DMs will no longer carry the 140 character limit Twitter enforces for its public posts. The change to DMs is being telegraphed… Read More

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Tweetbot 2.0 Secures Its Reputation As The Best Twitter Client For Mac

tweetbot2 Third-party Twitter client Tweetbot, from two-man development studio Tapbots, has long been the unofficial default option for iOS and Mac users who weren’t satisfied with first-party clients, dating back to the days prior to Twitter’s decision to clamp down on clients not of their own making. The Mac version launched in 2012, but its look and feel hasn’t changed to match… Read More

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