Twitter co-founder Dorsey back in charge of product

Jack Dorsey, the co-founder of micro social network Twitter, is returning to the company as product lead and executive chairman. Dorsey quit the CEO position in October 2008 to be replaced by cofounder Evan Williams. Some say Dorsey left because Twitter was struggling to meet demand and others because it wasn’t making money. Either way, Williams was replaced in October 2010 by Dick Costolo, who was charged with making the company generate some cash.

Tweets find right path to users

Popular social network provider Twitter continues to make inroads in the mobile space, winning support from the GSMA and mobile services firm Neustar, in a deal that will give twitter subscribers a level of redundancy in their service.

Twitter hints at business model

It wasn’t the mobile advertising platform many were expecting, but social network Twitter certainly caused a stir with the launch of its @anywhere initiative, which does, er, something.

Orange to integrate Twitter into IPTV

Mobile carrier Orange UK said Tuesday it is working to integrate popular social networking platform Twitter into its own service offerings, including TV as well as mobile and web.

Twitter used for ‘pointless babble’ shock

A recent study on what social networking platform Twitter is really used for has discovered that it’s not the marketer’s dream many think it to be. In truth, the research suggests, it’s really just used to spout senseless babble.

INQ launches QWERTY Twitter phone

Hutchison Whampoa’s handset play INQ has announced two new handsets that it hopes will build on the success of its first device the INQ1 – known colloquially as the ‘Facebook Phone’ because of the social networking capabilities around which it was designed.

Hutch to intro Twitter handset

The handset unit that emerged from the incubator of Hong Kong’s Hutchison Whampoa is onto its second device and is sticking with the social networking theme with the Twitter phone.

AQA launches commercial micro-blog

AQA 63336, the UK-based premium text trivia service, has launched a commercial blogging tool – AQA2U – that it believes will allow publishers of all types of content to generate revenues by sending SMS updates to an opt-in audience. By doing so, the firm aims to grow its own revenues without having to market to AQA2U text recipients.

Predicting the next Twitter

Boffins at De Montfort University Leicester, UK, have put together a team tasked with predicting the next big thing in terms of communication technologies, in a bid to tackle ethical pitfalls before they become a problem.

Vodafone UK starts Twittering via SMS

Microblogging and social networking tool Twitter has made a made a return to the UK mobile market, after signing a deal with Vodafone that will allow users to send “tweets” by SMS.

Facebook eyeing up Twitter?

More crazy money talk was being bandied around in the world of social networking this week as it emerged that Web 2.0 giant Facebook has been eyeing up Twitter as a potential acquisition. Facebook, much the darling of the mobile space at present, if recent deals are anything to go by, is believed to have […]

Twitter priced out of UK mobile market

Microblogging and social networking tool Twitter has pulled the plug on part of its UK mobile service, citing the high prices charges by UK operators. As of Thursday, Twitter is no longer delivering outbound text messages via its dedicated UK number. The feature was available to users who wanted to receive update straight to their […]

Twitter bags $15m in funding

Microblogging communication tool Twitter is reported to have scored itself a whopping $15m in second round funding. This brings the company’s total funding to $20m and apparently lends it a pre-money valuation of around $80m. This sounds a bit of a virtual valuation to us, as we can’t see where Twitter’s business model is or […]

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