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Twitter Gets Down to Business

Hires Business Development Guru

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Twitter has announced that it hired Kevin Thau as Director of Mobile Business Development last month, and that even though "mobile" is part of his title, he’ll be working on a variety of different fronts as Twitter’s "first official business development guru."

"For now, Kevin is assessing all opportunities, picking up ongoing threads, and also actively working on our mobile business strategy," writes Twitter Co-founder Biz Stone on the Twitter Blog. "If you send email to our partner address or to kevin (at) twitter.com then you will be corresponding with the intrepid Mr. Thau."

Thau has worked at Buzzwire and Openwave in the past where he worked with mobile carriers, device manufacturers, and content providers. You can view his tweets here. I am assuming he is about to get a lot more followers.

Kevin Thau on Twitter

Stone also notes that Twitter has more job openings for positions like Business Product Manager and Director of Strategic Partnerships. Other spots are available for designers, software engineers, and more.

You’ve got to wonder what kind of partnerships the Twitter guys are thinking about. The site has often been criticized for its lack of a revenue strategy, but that all might change in the near future.

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  • http://randomplaza.com Richard C Mongler

    You know what Twitter needs? A speech-to-text technology where people talk on their mobile phones and it gets translatted to text instead of people slowly typing it.

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