Twitter names Omid Kordestani as executive chairman

Twitter has appointed Omid Kordestani, a former chief business officer of Google, as its new executive chairman.

Twitter to lay off 336 employees as Jack Dorsey takes over as CEO
Twitter to lay off 336 employees as Jack Dorsey takes over as CEO

Twitter is laying off 336 employees, or about eight percent of its global workforce of 4,100 people, days after the microblogging giant brought back its co-founder Jack Dorsey as permanent CEO.

Jack Dorsey to continue as permanent CEO at Twitter
Jack Dorsey to continue as permanent CEO at Twitter

In July this year, the then CEO Dick Costolo had stepped down from his position and Dorsey was appointed as the interim CEO as the Board scouted for a new head. restored for all users restored for all users was unavailable on Monday for some users across the United States, but the site was restored around 3:15 p.m. EDT, Twitter said. 

Twitter partners with Stripe to expand ''buy buttons''

Payments processing company Stripe Inc launched a new tool on Monday that will connect retailers and brands to sell on platforms like Twitter Inc and tap an increasing number of consumers shopping on mobile apps.

Twitter updates app Windows 10, adds group messages

Twitter for Windows has added group messaging, multi-account support, lists and other improvements in its Window 10 app.

Twitter may give 'voice' to speech impaired

Social networking website Twitter may help people with speech disabilities share information and feel more included by giving them a 'voice', researchers say.

Twitter updates the iOS app to allow interactive notifications

Twitter has released an update for iOS that makes them interactive and convenient to enable quicker responses.

Twitter shares fall over 11% as growth of monthly users slows

Twitter Inc`s shares fell more than 11 percent in extended trade on Tuesday after the microblogging company said its number of monthly average users grew at the slowest pace since it went public in 2013.

Twitter says it wants full-time CEO

Twitter said Monday it would only consider chief executive candidates who can commit full-time to the company, signaling that co-founder and interim head Jack Dorsey likely will not be picked.

Twitter's Dick Costolo to step down as CEO in yet another shake-up

Costolo will be replaced by co-founder Jack Dorsey on an interim basis.

Twitter conversations to become clearer

Tangled conversation threads would no longer be the mess they presently are as Twitter is going to change the way it deals with replies to tweets and grouping replies together.

Twitter cuts revenue forecast, shares slump

Twitter forecast 2015 revenue of $2.17 billion to $2.27 billion, down from its earlier forecast of $2.3 billion to $2.35 billion. Analysts on average had been expecting $2.37 billion.

Twitter reports lower-than-expected quarterly revenue

Micro-blogging website operator Twitter Inc reported quarterly revenue below Wall Street expectations, hurt by weak monthly user growth.

Twitter users watch more movies that non-users: Survey

If you are on Twitter and use it frequently, chances are that you are also an avid movie lover and hit theatres within 10 days of a new film release, says a survey.

Now, receive direct messages from anyone on Twitter

Now, one can receive direct messages from anyone on Twitter regardless of whether one follows or not.

Twitter moves to stem violent threats, abuse

Twitter Tuesday began implementing a new policy aimed at curbing use of the social network to incite violence, and to crack down on abuse and harassment on the service.

Now, Yahoo Mail's 'contact cards' get support for Twitter, LinkedIn

Yahoo Mail's smart "contact cards" now include support for Twitter and LinkedIn information and will allow users to see a contact's most recent tweets in addition to company, title, phone number and more, when they hover over a person's name in a message.

Twitter, YouTube, Instagram work on stealth advertising

The quandary for those who run social networks is how to monetise activity on them without antagonising and thus losing users through distracting ads?

Google to buy Twitter? Rumours rise again

Rumours have once again started that internet giant Google Inc is likely to acquire social networking site Twitter in a deal, reportedly, worth about USD 50 billion.