Twitter CEO steps down

Twitter co-founder Evan Williams has stepped down from his role as CEO, choosing to instead to focus his efforts into product strategy.

Replacing him will be Dick Costolo, who has been at the company since 2009.

Announcing his decision to step down on the Twitter blog, Williams explained that “building things is my passion, and I’ve never been more excited or optimistic about what we have to build”.

(Source: MediaGuardian)

This article appears in issue 255 of Media Digest.




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