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Time for #Twitter CEO 'to go', Says Harvard Business Professor - Posted December 29, 2014
Twitter CEO Dick Costolo is having something of an annus horribilis. Twitter's stock is down 40 percent for the year. Interest in the platform is decl... [AllTwitter]

Twitter Emphasizes User Numbers To Drive Traffic, Lure Investors - Posted November 14, 2014
Twitter talked up the hundreds of millions of users it has at its first Analyst Day. Not just the "284 million active registered users" but the "500 million unique visitors," what the company calls "logged out" users. CEO ... [GalleyCat]

WPP Will Double Its Spending Budget on Twitter in 2014 - Posted June 23, 2014
In another headline from Cannes-Lions, WPP Grand Poobah Sir Martin Sorrell told the world that he will double ad spending on "The Twitter" (as he may have called it) from $50 mil... [GalleyCat]

George Clooney Doesn't Tweet Because Alcohol - Posted February 5, 2014
Today our sister site AllTwitter revealed a not-so-surprising secret: certain super-famous people don't like to tweet because they do like to drink. Well, t... [GalleyCat]

George Clooney Doesn't Tweet Because He Likes to Drink - Posted February 5, 2014
Today our sister site AllTwitter revealed a not-so-surprising secret: certain super-famous people don't like to tweet because they do like to drink. Well, t... [FishbowlDC]

Dick Costolo's Twitter Wish List? Melissa McCarthy, Tina Fey And Amy Poehler - Posted December 7, 2013
Most celebrities take to Twitter like ducks to water, and even those who are resistant at first quickly become addicts once they've figured it all out. But there are still a few big names out there who have yet to take the plunge, and some of them ... [AllTwitter]

Dick Costolo Reveals the Secret 'Key to a Great Tweet' - Posted December 6, 2013
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Twitter Will Keep Getting Bad Press for Its Female Problem - Posted November 20, 2013
We're not saying that Twitter needs to start moving on this issue; everything on the monetary and service fronts seems to be going pretty well. But these... [FishbowlDC]

Twitter IPO Day: CEO Calls Site 'Second Screen For The Live Experience' - Posted November 7, 2013
Twitter CEO Dick Costolo made the TV news rounds this morning as the company had its IPO. "Twitter has increasingly become the second screen for the live experience," Costolo said on Bloomberg, adding t... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Someone at Twitter Has a Sense of Humor About Misogyny - Posted October 9, 2013
Twitter's been getting a good bit of flack this week over the lack of female executives on its board, and we can't imagine CEO Dick Costolo was too happy when this little stunt went viral from the company's office today: Seen on a sign in the @twoffice. In the women's bathroom no... [FishbowlDC]

Comcast, Twitter strike deal for innovative 'See It' feature - Posted October 9, 2013
Comcast and Twitter have struck a deal that will take the relationship between TV and the social service to another level. The companies are debuting "See It" in November for Comcast Xfinity TV customers. If a Twitter user discovers or sees a tweet about a TV show or movie, the "S... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Friday Morning Stir - Posted September 13, 2013
-Happy Friday the 13th, folks! Dieste gets in the spirit with a little infographic (above). Check out larger image after the jump. -Creative Asylum has been acquired by Modus Operandi and the former will operate under the latter's banner. The pair has worked on projects in the past on select projects for... [GalleyCat]

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo Wants To Build A "DVR Mode" For Twitter - Posted June 28, 2013
At a moderated panel yesterday morning at the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo hinted at several key feature updates for the platf... [AllTwitter]

Apple Is Twitter's Everything [VIDEO] - Posted May 31, 2013
In his 1:1 at All Things D this week, Twitter's CEO was asked about his (Twitter's) interactions with other tech companies. Are they friends? Spoiler alert! No. But Apple is different, Apple is . . . Twitter's everything. Costolo doesn... [AllTwitter]

Twitter Talks Trust And Simplicity - Posted May 30, 2013
Whenever Dick Costolo speaks, people find deeper meaning in it. Maybe that's why he likes to stay on point and keep things simple - minimalistic. You know, kind of like how he envisions Twitter running. Huh? Yes, the platform that has added ... [AllTwitter]

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo Resigns As Director Of Twitter U.K. - Posted May 14, 2013
On the heels of the dissolution of Twitter subsidiary TweetDeck, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo has ... [AllTwitter]

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo's UMichigan Commencement Speech Starts With A Tweet - Posted May 6, 2013
Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter and a University of Michigan alum, ... [AllTwitter]

Twitter Focused On Building Global Town Square (And Dodging IPO Questions) - Posted March 26, 2013
Twitter's CEO is great at dodging IPO questions - so great, in fact, we've coined a new term: Costolo'd. It means openly and unapologetically refusing to answer a question no matter how hard one is pressed. It isn't elegant and it doesn't even ATTE... [AllTwitter]

Twitter CEO Gets NBA Star To Slam Dunk By Jumping Over Son's Head - Posted February 26, 2013
It must be tough being a high-profile person and keeping your family out of the limelight (or the tweet light, if talking about Twitter's CEO, Dick Costolo. Which we are.). But with the perks, comes those ooh'ing and ahh'ing about them in envy. And when ... [AllTwitter]

China Is Too High Maintenance For Twitter - And So Are Casual Users - Posted February 6, 2013
Don't expect to see Twitter unblocked by China (or by Iran for that matter) any time soon. Twitter's CEO says the company has no plans to make the sacrifices these high maintenance countries require. And don't even get the folks at Twitter started on t... [AllTwitter]

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram's Kevin Systrom Among Crunchies Awards Winners - Posted February 1, 2013
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark ... [AllFacebook]

Twitter Minions Cringe As CEO Vows Downloadable Tweets By End Of Year - Posted November 27, 2012
Twitter's CEO, Dick Costolo gave an hour-long presentation the University of Michigan recently and during this speech he insisted,... [AllTwitter]

Laughs Likely When Twitter's CEO Speaks At Alma Mater - Posted November 13, 2012
Wouldn't you love to go to your high school reunion and say "yeah, I haven't been up to much . . . still just doing the CEO thing at Twitter." Bam. Well, Twitter's CEO, Dick Costolo could do that. But this post isn't about high school reunions or showing off - it's... [AllTwitter]

Twitter CEO Says Being In Charge Is For The Birds - Psychologically Damaged Birds - Posted November 8, 2012
Think you have what it takes to run Twitter? Sure you have some awesome ideas about how Twitter should use direct messages and ways it could grant free hippy-like API access and such, but unless you have nerves of steel, like making people d... [AllTwitter]

Twitter CEO Dispels Biggest Misconception About Twitter And About Fake Followers - Posted October 12, 2012
Twitter's CEO spoke last night at OpenCoSF's kickoff reception, which was held at 72 Townsend Street in San Francisco to a full house. And he dispelled what he said was the biggest misconception peop... [AllTwitter]

'Difficult To Work With' Jack Dorsey Takes 'Reduced' Role At Twitter - Posted October 8, 2012
A little over 18 months ago, in a move that was widely applauded by industry pundits and analysts, Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey returned as Executive Chai... [AllTwitter]

Itching To Invest In Twitter? Don't Hold Your Breath! [VIDEO] - Posted September 26, 2012
You really, really love Twitter and know it would perform WAY better long-term than Facebook if it ever went public (that's an easy prediction to make). And you've been watching and waiting ever so patiently for Twitter IPO news. Well, Twitter's CEO, Dick Costo... [AllTwitter]

Twitter CEO: You'll Be Able To Download All Of Your Tweets By The End Of The Year - Posted September 24, 2012
Twitter's CEO Dick Costolo has good news for the Twitterverse: by the end of this year, we'll be able to download all of our past tweets. In a keynote address given at the Online News Association conference in San Francisco, Cost... [AllTwitter]

One Platform To Rule Them All: Twitter, The One True Platform - Posted September 21, 2012
Did you know that Dick Costolo wanted to be a performer and spent time focusing on that before turning to the tech side of his personality? That is only one of many tidbits he shared recently in an interview with Charlie Rose. Oh and that Twitter will be the "A... [AllTwitter]

Twitter Apparently Has A "Truckload" Of Money - Posted July 11, 2012
Although he remains mum on the specifics of Twitter's finances, CEO Dick Costolo told the LA Times that the company has a "truckload" of cash - en... [AllTwitter]

How Twitter Plans To Battle "Horrifying" Hate Speech While Encouraging Freedom - Posted June 28, 2012
Twitter's CEO Dick Costolo spoke to the Financial Times about the hate speech and trolls that have become so prevalent on the social network, explaining how the company plans to fight back w... [AllTwitter]

Twitter CEO: Ads Will Be Rolled Out To 50 Countries This Year - Posted June 21, 2012
Global domination doesn't seem too far fetched for Twitter, according to its CEO. At the Cannes advertising festival, Twitter's CEO Dick Costolo told audiences that Twitter will aggressively expand its advertising products to 50 countries worldwide b... [AllTwitter]

Twitter To Aggressively Build Sales Staff In Japan, According To CEO - Posted April 16, 2012
Twitter's CEO, Dick Costolo, spoke to reporters in Tokyo today about Twitter's plans to aggressively grow its presence in Japan. Bloomberg reports that Costolo is looking to expand Twi... [AllTwitter]

A Duck, A Web Designer And Justin Bieber: The Top #DickBar Jokes - Posted March 7, 2011
#Dickbar is making its way onto, well, the actual Dickbar. Amid the confused users asking "What is this Dickbar?" (and thinking they'd like to stop by for a drink) are those reacting with vitri... [AllTwitter]

Twitter Employees Increased by 30% in 2010 - Posted January 10, 2011
Dick Costolo revealed some pretty interesting facts about Twitter at CES on Friday during his sit-down session with All Things D's Kara Swisher. The company ... [AllTwitter]

Fortune 2010 Business Person of the Year: Netflix CEO Reed Hastings - Posted November 18, 2010
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings is a cover boy -- specifically, the cover of ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Breaking: Twitter CEO Ev Williams Steps Down - Posted October 4, 2010
Twitter CEO Ev Williams is stepping down to take a role in product strategy, with COO Dick Costolo assuming CEO duties. The company made the announcement in a blog post.... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Twitter In-Stream Ad Ban Won't Stop Kim Kardashian From Collecting $10k Per Tweet - Posted May 25, 2010
Twitter announced yesterday that it would move to ban "in-stream ads" on the social network. In a blog post, Twitter COO Dick Costolo said, "we will not allow any third party... [FishbowlDC]

Twitter Plans To Make Money Soon - Posted November 23, 2009
Yes, Twitter is huge. Yes, in the case of the Iran election, it has changed history. Yes it's close to icon status. But it has yet to turn a profit. That should all end soon according to Bloomberg.com: Twitter plans to start the ad business in early 2010, Chief Operating Officer ... [FishbowlLA]