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Reports Suggest Dorsey Likely To Remain Twitter CEO

Last week, Twitter announced that CEO Dick Costolo is stepping down on July 1. The official word is that co-founder and original CEO Jack Dorsey, who is also the CEO of Square, will return to the role in the interim while Twitter’s board conducts a search for a permanent replacement. Based on responses Dorsey gave to questions about the subject, …

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Is Dorsey’s Role As Twitter CEO Really Just Interim?

On Thursday, Twitter announced that CEO Disk Costolo is stepping down on July 1, and that co-founder Jack Dorsey will step in as interim CEO as the board of directors conducts a search for a permanent replacement. The way in which Dorsey answered questions following the announcement, however, leaves some room for speculation about just how interim his position will …

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Dick Costolo Is Stepping Down As Twitter CEO

Well, I suppose it was only a matter of time. People have been calling for his ouster for quite a while, but the other top brass at Twitter has always had his back. Either way, Twitter just announced that Dick Costolo will step down as CEO on July 1. Costolo will remain on the company’s board of directors, and co-founder …

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Etsy Expands Entrepreneur Program

A couple years ago, Etsy partnered with the city of Rockford, Illinois to develop an entrepreneur training program for the “Etsy economy”. It’s called the Etsy Craft Entrepreneurship Program. In 2015, Etsy is a public company, and the program is in many more locations now, including Dallas; Watsonville, California; Chattanooga; Albany; Newark, New York City; Albuquerque; St. Petersburg; Oldham, UK; …

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Google Just Made It Easier To Give Presentations

Google just made things a whole lot easier for those using Google Slides to give presentations. Slides now supports Chromecast so setting up is as easy as beaming it to a screen with one of the two. Take a look: “Google Slides helps you tell beautiful, meaningful stories. But sometimes, presenting these stories can be a hassle, especially when wires, …

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LinkedIn Sales Navigator Finally Hits Android, Gains Microsoft Dynamics CRM Integration

Last summer, LinkedIn Sales Navigator got a big refresh, making it a standalone experience with a separate login, letting salespeople get comprehensive information directly. For the first time, it got features like lead recommendation by account, news mentions, and account recommendation. Shortly thereafter, it launched on iOS. Now, it’s finally available for Android. “Now available in Google Play, Sales Navigator …

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Google’s Newest Venture Aims To Improve City Life

Google just started a new company called Sidewalk Labs with the mission of improving life in cities “for everyone through the application of technology to solve urban problems.” The project will be run by Dan Doctoroff, the former CEO of Bloomberg LP and Deputy Mayor of Economic Development and Rebuilding for the City of New York. He will serve as …

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Gmail Adds Security For Yahoo & Microsoft Accounts On Android

Last year, the Gmail Android app got a major update that finally enabled users to use third-party accounts, such as those from Yahoo and Microsoft. Now, the app has taken things a step further in the right direction by adding improved security for such accounts. On Wednesday, Google announced Oauth support for Yahoo and Microsoft accounts. Here’s what they had …

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Netflix Makes Hotel Room Deal With Marriott

Netflix has partnered with Marriott International to enable Marriott Hotels guests to subscribe to or sign into Netflix by using the Netflix app on the rooms’ internet-connected TVs. While Netflix has partnered with various pay-TV operators, this is the first time it’s made such a deal with a hotel chain. While many have turned to their mobile devices and laptops …

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Spotify Hits 20M Paid Users, Defends Artist Payouts

Spotify has a message for Apple and its new Apple Music venture – you’re starting well in the hole. The streaming music company has just announced it has hit 20 million paid subscribers, and 75 million total active users (meaning 55 million free tier users). Year-over-year, that’s a 100 percent increase in paid users. In May of 2014, Spotify reported …

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Alibaba Wants To Help US Small Businesses Sell More In China

Alibaba Group founder and Executive Chairman Jack Ma wrote an article for The Wall Street Journal in which he talked about the company’s strategy for the U.S. market. According to him, it’s “simple and clear” in that it wants to help U.S. entrepreneurs and small business owners, as well as businesses of all sizes, sell goods to a growing Chinese …

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SpaceX Has Filed to Begin Testing Its Satellite Internet Project

Back in January, SpaceX founder Elon Musk announced his intentions to build a satellite network that would provide high-speed internet from space. Now, he’s apparently making moves to begin testing said plans. The Washington Post reports that Musk has asked the US government for permission to begin testing his satellite internet venture. The request was made in a Federal Communications …

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