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one of twitter's top bosses may be headed to sofi


is it possible that twitter may be facing a new round of upheaval in its executive ranks?something like that could be in the works as reports have surfaced saying anthony noto, twitter’s chief operating officer, has been offered the chief executive job at san francisco-based online-lending and finance company social finance, better known as sofi. the wall street journal reported that noto is in talks about the sofi ceo spot, but that nothing has yet been finalized.if noto takes the sofi ceo job, he will replace chairman tom hutton, who has served as sofi’s interim ceo since last september. hutton took over from mike cagney, who stepped down from his post over accusations of sexual harassment and an improper workplace culture.should noto leave twitter, it would bring about an end to his lon






twitter’s coo explains why charging all users doesn’t make sense


twitter might consider adding premium subscription features to tweetdeck, but likely won’t charge all users because the reduced access wouldn’t jibe with what twitter wants to be, according to coo anthony noto. today at code conference, noto explained the four characteristics that make twitter special, and how those guide its product evolution.“as growth slowed in 2015 we had to come to grips with what twitter was,” noto told recode’s peter kafka. the conclusion was, “twitter is the best at showing what’s happening in the world.” here’s how noto says it does that:fast – tweets are instantly publicly available and widely distributed through its apps, embeds and integrations with tv shows.comprehensive – no matter what you want to hear about, noto says twitter has a strong selection of conte






twitter’s coo explains why charging all users doesn’t make sense


twitter might consider adding premium subscription features to tweetdeck, but likely won’t charge all users because the reduced access wouldn’t jive with what twitter wants to be, according to coo anthony noto. today at code conference, noto explained the four characteristics that make twitter special, and how those guide its product evolution.“as growth slowed in 2015 we had to come to grips with what twitter was” noto told recode’s peter kafka. the conclusion was “twitter is the best at showing what’s happening in the world”. here’s how noto says it does that:fast – tweets are instantly publicly available and widely distributed through both its apps, embeds, and integrations with tv showscomprehensive – no matter what you want to hear about, noto says twitter has a strong selection of co






sofi offers ceo spot to twitter executive anthony noto


anthony noto, a top twitter inc. executive, is in discussions to become the next chief executive of social finance inc., according to people familiar with the matter, as the online lender grapples with accusations of improper workplace culture.sofi has been looking for a permanent chief executive since mike cagney’s departure in september.the...






a short list of executives who made less money than anthony noto last year


executives at twitter make a lot of money. but it’s not just like they make a lot of money relative to you or me, or compared to lower level employees within the organization. a couple of executives at twitter make a lot of money compared to their peers at public companies in general, tech or otherwise.at the same time, they haven’t done a great job of getting a return for their shareholders. twitter stock has fallen by 65 percent since it listed in late 2013, and that long-term trend doesn’t seem like it’s going to end anytime soon.but about that executive comp: former twitter coo adam bain made almost $30 million last year — which is an astonishing amount during a period of time in which the stock declined 30 percent.bain is gone now and assuming his role is anthony noto, who will hold d






a short list of executives who made less money than anthony noto last year


executives at twitter make a lot of money. but it’s not just like they make a lot of money relative to you or me, or compared to lower-level employees within the organization. a couple of executives at twitter make a lot of money compared to their peers at public companies in general, tech or otherwise.at the same time, they haven’t done a great job of getting a return for their shareholders. twitter stock has fallen by 65 percent since it listed in late 2013, and that long-term trend doesn’t seem like it’s going to end any time soon.but about that executive comp: former twitter coo adam bain made almost $30 million last year — which is an astonishing amount during a period of time in which the stock declined 30 percent.bain is gone now and assuming his role is anthony noto, who will hold






thirsty twitter executive sees end of democracy as great business opportunity


more like anthony not-agoodtweeter. (image: getty)today, in the middle of a truly impressive example of “tweeting through it,” president trump sent out—possibly from the toilet—the following message: “maybe the best thing to do would be to cancel all future ‘press briefings’ and hand out written responses for the sake of accuracy???” (three question marks indicate just how good an idea this is.) advertisementhe was following up on an earlier tweet, in which he suggested that his “surrogates” don’t always get everything right because he’s “a very active president with lots of things happening.”a little while later, anthony noto, twitter’s coo, fired off the following reply: this follows the classic rule of business: always be hustlin’ to our inept and horrible president for your shit platfo






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more like anthony not-agoodtweeter. (image: getty)today, in the middle of a truly impressive example of “tweeting through it,” president trump sent out—possibly from the toilet—the following message: “maybe the best thing to do would be to cancel all future ‘press briefings’ and hand out written responses for the sake of accuracy???” (three question marks indicate just how good an idea this is.) advertisementhe was following up on an earlier tweet, in which he suggested that his “surrogates” don’t always get everything right because he’s “a very active president with lots of things happening.”a little while later, anthony noto, twitter’s coo, fired off the following reply: this follows the classic rule of business: always be hustlin’ to our inept and horrible president for your shit platfo






twitter ceo jack dorsey supports donald trump's use of the social media platform


silicon valley is known for its politically progressive culture and distaste for the policies of president trump. but twitter executives are voicing their support for trump's frequent use of their social media platform — and have even encouraged the president to use twitter more.on sunday's broadcast of the "today" show on nbc, chief executive jack dorsey said in an interview that he thinks trump's frequent use of twitter serves a greater political good."i believe it's really important i hear directly from our leadership. and i believe it’s really important to hold them accountable," dorsey said. "and i believe it's really important to have these conversations out in the open rather than have them behind closed doors."he said trump has "found a tool that's useful for him."dorsey said that






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twitter will offer 24/7 streaming video news in partnership with bloomberg


twitter’s always on video programming plans didn’t take long to come to light: the company’s coo and cfo anthony noto discussed the idea just last week, and then late sunday the wall street journal revealed that it would make good on this first with new media company bloomberg, which will offer 24/7 video news broadcasts on twitter starting this fall.the new stream won’t just be a stream of twitter’s existing tv content, either; it’ll feature new, original reporting from bloomberg’s various global news offices, and content created and posted by twitter users themselves, as curated and also verified by bloomberg before being reposted to the channel.bloomberg has already broadcast some live programming to twitter, as part of a deal signed between the two in 2016 that introduced three shows t






twitter will offer 24/7 streaming video news in partnership with bloomberg


twitter’s always-on video programming plans didn’t take long to come to light: the company’s coo and cfo anthony noto discussed the idea just last week, and then late sunday the wall street journal revealed that it would make good on this first with new media company bloomberg, which will offer 24/7 video news broadcasts on twitter starting this fall.the new stream won’t just be a stream of twitter’s existing tv content, either; it’ll feature new, original reporting from bloomberg’s various global news offices, and content created and posted by twitter users themselves, as curated and also verified by bloomberg before being reposted to the channel.bloomberg has already broadcast some live programming to twitter as part of a deal signed between the two in 2016 that introduced three shows to






twitter plans to eventually air live video 24/7


is twitter the new tv? the social network hopes to become something resembling that, with plans revealed by cfo and coo anthony noto to eventually be airing live video content 24 hours a day, 7 days per week via both its website and app. noto discussed the plans with buzzfeed news, ahead of the company’s earnings report wednesday morning.twitter already plays host to a number of live shows, including programming from bloomberg, buzzfeed itself (election coverage, for example) and live sports. it held a deal with the nfl for thursday night games last season, which will be taken over by amazon this year, but that isn’t going to significantly derail twitter’s plans to eventually offer up content around the clock.live video has been an audience draw for twitter, and some of its product efforts






twitter cfo thinks wh press briefings via twitter are a great idea!


as president trump continues to degrade our democracy and diminish the freedom of the press, twitter’s cfo/coo anthony noto sees a marketing opportunity.trump issued a thinly veiled threat this morning on twitter, saying that maybe he should cancel the century-old tradition of daily white house press briefings, offering instead to issue written responses for the sake of accuracy.of course, there are countless (actually countless, cough sarah huckabee sanders cough) reasons why the white house press briefing is critical to the coverage of the president and his ability to communicate with the public. to name just a few, live press briefings allow the media to push back on false statements, ask questions, get clarifications, and allow the public to watch these exchanges live.but with trump, i






twitter hires former goldman sachs and intuit exec ned segal as cfo


twitter inc. tapped a former close colleague of no. 2 executive anthony noto to be its new finance chief, a step toward filling a list of vacancies created at the social-messaging company over the past year. ned segal will start as twitter’s chief financial officer in late august, the company said tuesday. he comes most recently from financial-software producer intuit inc., where he was senior vice president of finance for the $2.5 billion division that delivers quickbooks to customers. before that he served as cfo of...






twitter hires former goldman sachs and intuit exec ned segal as cfo


twitter inc. tapped a former close colleague of no. 2 executive anthony noto to be its new finance chief, as it addresses a list of vacancies created at the social-messaging company over the past year. ned segal will start as twitter’s chief financial officer in late august, the company said tuesday. he most recently worked for financial-software producer intuit inc., where he was senior vice president of finance for the $2.5 billion division that delivers quickbooks to customers. before that he was finance chief of rpx...






twitter says product changes are driving growth, not just the president’s usage


twitter’s advertising business is stalling, but the company is trying to focus on some flashes of improvement among the service — which it’s attributing to product changes, and not just to major events like presidential debates or the president’s usage of twitter.there were some questions as to whether president donald trump’s usage of twitter would be something that would a big driver for twitter’s growth — along with the heavy usage of twitter throughout the u.s. presidential election. an event like the election is essentially twitter’s sweet spot, and twitter’s usage among events is something that you’d expect to be a core part of the company’s growth and business. despite this, cfo anthony noto said the majority of twitter’s usage improvements e from product changes and marketing, and






twitter says product changes are main growth driver, not just the president’s us


twitter’s advertising business is stalling, but the company is trying to focus on some flashes of improvement among the service — which it’s attributing to product changes, and not just to major events like presidential debates or the president’s usage of twitter.there were some questions as to whether president donald trump’s usage of twitter would be something that would a big driver for twitter’s growth — along with the heavy usage of twitter throughout the u.s. presidential election. an event like the election is essentially twitter’s sweet spot, and twitter’s usage among events is something that you’d expect to be a core part of the company’s growth and business. despite this, cfo anthony noto said the majority of twitter’s usage improvements e from product changes and marketing, and






dorsey: twitter still has “a long way to go”


twitter co-founder and ceo jack dorsey spoke on stage with coo and cfo anthony noto at the goldman technology conference in san francisco on wednesday. the leaders of the social media giant reiterated twitter’s mission as a real-time information platform and spoke of its latest accomplishments, but also talked about the challenges of growing what is already a widely-used site.“we have a long way to go,” said dorsey, about improving the user timeline experience and making it more relevant to its 319 million active users. originally known as the platform for instant news coverage, the company has been experimenting with ways to make sure that the most interesting tweets are shown, whenever someone logs in. using twitter “still requires a ton of work to find and follow the right accounts,” he






why twitter can't make money off donald trump's insane tweets


twitter announced its q4 2016 earnings on thursday, and the results weren’t great. despite being the social platform of choice for the leader of the free world, twitter missed analyst revenue expectations. even more disturbing, its ad revenue was actually down for fiscal year 2016 from 2015. that’s right, in a year where twitter was in the media more than ever before, it’s advertising revenues decreased.advertisementwhat the hell, twitter?on the investor call, ceo jack dorsey and coo/cfo anthony noto admitted that it isn’t making money the way it needs to be. in prepared remarks at the start of the earnings calls, dorsey said:advertisementwe said on our last call that revenue growth will lag usage. as you see in our numbers and our outlook, this has proven to be the case. our advertisers n






twitter to live-stream one-off showtime championship boxing match


twitter is set to live-stream its first ever boxing event this saturday for logged-in and logged-out users.the social platform will broadcast showtime sports’ telecast of its championship boxing triple-header, headlined by a welterweight clash between four-division world champion adrien broner and adrian granados. additional matches on the night include wba welterweight champion david avanesyan’s defense of his belt against former two-time champion lamont peterson, and marcus browne and thomas williams in a light heavyweight bout.more: facebook  scores mexican soccer league live-streams courtesy of univision dealunlike twitter’s sports content deals with the nfl, pga, and campus insiders, this will be a one-off event. the coverage itself is part of the showtime free preview weekend, during






japan to send home 3 n. koreans rescued from capsized boat


tokyo — japan says three crew members rescued from a capsized boat off the northern coast are north koreans, and tokyo is arranging their return home.chief cabinet secretary yoshihide suga told reporters the japanese coast guard rescued the three men who were floating on the small wooden vessel wednesday in the open sea off the noto peninsula.coast guard officials are searching for about a dozen of their fellow crew members believed to be missing.suga says japan is arranging to accommodate the men's wish to return home. he did not elaborate.the area is a rich fishing ground where poachers from north korea and china have been spotted.three north korean boats with 10 bodies inside washed up on the peninsula in 2015.






twitter’s new cfo is getting $15 million in stock


twitter has announced that it’s hired a new cfo. ned segal is joining the company from intuit, where he was senior vice president of finance.he also has investment banking experience, having spent 16 years at goldman sachs. this could come in handy if twitter decides to sell themselves. (just saying!)anthony noto, who joined twitter as cfo in 2014 (also from goldman), was promoted to coo last november after adam bain’s departure. he has been handling both roles in the interim.the cfo role is critical for twitter, as the social media company tries to convince investors that it has growing value. although shares are up about 30% in the past three months, at $18.64 they are only a fraction of the $69 high the company saw in early 2014. the company’s market cap is currently less than $14 billi






twitter’s new cfo is getting $15 million in stock


twitter has announced that it’s hired a new cfo. ned segal is joining the company from intuit, where he was senior vice president of finance.he also has investment banking experience, having spent 16 years at goldman sachs. this could come in handy if twitter decides to sell themselves. (just saying!)anthony noto, who joined twitter as cfo in 2014 (also from goldman), was promoted to coo last november after adam bain’s departure. he has been handling both roles in the interim.the cfo role is critical for twitter, as the social media company tries to convince investors that it has growing value. although shares are up about 30 percent in the past three months, at $18.64 they are only a fraction of the $69 high the company saw in early 2014. the company’s market cap is currently less than $1






irene’s cuisine says bye to familiar corner before moving


new orleans (ap) — irene’s cuisine’s customers have not been silent. alarmed over last fall’s announcement that the french quarter restaurant would be moving to a new location, regulars have shared displeasure, anxiety and skepticism with owner irene dipietro and her son, chef nicholas scalco.“you’re not going to be able to capture the ambiance,” is one of two comments scalco said he hears most often. “the other comment is, ‘you’re taking the door, right?'”the cypress wood door has been welcoming diners into irene’s from st. philip street since 1993. that’s the year dipietro, crestfallen about the end of her marriage, channeled her grief into the opening of irene’s, which has been a fixture in the lower french quarter ever since.“between the crying and the problems i was having outside thi






twitter brings on a new lead for its live video business


another new hire for twitter was announced today, but this one is tied more closely to its big push into live video as part of its efforts to differentiate itself from other platforms.twitter coo anthony noto said today that the company has hired todd swidler as its global head of live business. most recently he was at esc games as ceo, but prior to that was the global head of video distribution and partnerships at bloomberg — the latter of which partnered with twitter to offer streaming video news earlier this month.twitter is making a hard push into live video, but it’s going to have to figure out a way to monetize that if it’s going to figure out how to attract advertisers as a unique product compared to other video services like youtube or facebook. with twitter’s ad business stalling,






twitter brings on a new lead for its live video business


there’s another new hire for twitter was announced today, but this one is tied more closely to its big push into live video as part of its efforts to differentiate itself from other platforms.twitter coo anthony noto said today that the company has hired todd swidler as its global head of live business. most recently he was at esc games as ceo, but prior to that was the global head of video distribution and partnerships at bloomberg — the latter of which partnered with twitter to offer streaming video news earlier this month.twitter is making a hard push into live video, but it’s going to have to figure out a way to monetize that if it’s going to figure out how to attract advertisers as a unique product compared to other video services like youtube or facebook. with twitter’s ad business s






adobe partners with google to launch new open-source pan-cjk font


a few years back, adobe and google teamed up to launch a new open-source font for chinese, japanese and korean (cjk) languages. today, the two companies are expanding on this project with the launch of a serif cjk font. adobe calls this new font source han serif, while google calls it noto serif cjk.just like with the first project, adobe font designer ryoko nishizuka worked on the overall design of the font and the company then worked with a number of local foundries in china, japan and korea to finish all of the 65,535 glyphs that make up the full font (which also includes latin, cyrillic and greek glyphs based on source serif). all of those glyphs are available in seven weights, so we’re talking about more than 450,000 glyphs here — a huge number compared to your average latin font.“for






adobe partners with google to launch new open-source pan-cjk font


a few years back, adobe and google teamed up to launch a new open-source font for chinese, japanese and korean (cjk) languages. today, the two companies are expanding on this project with the launch of a serif cjk font. adobe calls this new font source han serif, while google calls it noto serif cjk.just like with the first project, adobe font designer ryoko nishizuka worked on the overall design of the font and the company then worked with a number of local foundries in china, japan and korea to finish all of the 65,535 glyphs that make up the full font (which also includes latin, cyrillic and greek glyphs based on source serif). all of those glyphs are available in seven weights, so we’re talking about over 450,000 glyphs in total here — a huge number compared to your average latin font.






us says 'all options on table' to deal with north korea | usa news


the united states has said "all options are on the table" to deal with north korea.us ambassador to the united nations nikki haley also denounced north korean leader kim jong-un after the united nations security council discussed pyongyang's launch of four ballistic missiles on monday."we are not dealing with a rational person," said haley. "it is an unbelievable, irresponsible arrogance that we are seeing coming out of kim jong-un at this time."china urges us and north korea to avoid 'head-on collision'she said the administration of us president donald trump was reevaluating how it would handle north korea and that "all options were on the table"."we are making those decisions now and we will act accordingly," haley said.north korea fired the missiles into the sea off japan's coast in res






wnba set to stream 20 games a season on twitter


new york — the wnba will stream 20 games a year over the next few seasons on twitter in a deal announced monday night."we are thrilled to bring live wnba games to twitter, which will allow us to further showcase our league to a global audience," wnba president lisa borders said. "this partnership displays twitter's extraordinary commitment to women's sports and the rising popularity of our athletes and our game."it's the first women's sport to be live-streamed on twitter. the inaugural game will be the dallas wings against the phoenix mercury on may 14."we are thrilled to be a part of the wnba's first live stream on twitter," dallas wings president and chief executive officer greg bibb said."this historic partnership between the league and twitter will allow our fans to engage with our bra






twitter shares spike 10% after it delivers a much-needed earnings beat


twitter delivered a surprising and much-needed positive quarterly earnings report this morning — and its finally seeing some positive moves in its stock price.that’s going to be important going forward, as the company needs to convince wall street it can stay independent and also attract talent. twitter, as we’ve seen time and again, reports a huge stock-based compensation expense in its earnings reports — though that was down this quarter compared to the first quarter a year ago. shares were up as much as 12% in pre-market trading after seeing a decline over the past three months. twitter’s last “great news” moment was arguably when acquisition talks bubbled up. after that was a bust, twitter’s stock came back to reality.twitter desperately needed a hit first-quarter and somehow managed t






twitter shares spike 10% after it delivers a much-needed earnings beat


twitter delivered a surprising and much-needed positive quarterly earnings report this morning — and it’s finally seeing some positive moves in its stock price.that’s going to be important going forward, as the company needs to convince wall street it can stay independent and also attract talent. twitter, as we’ve seen time and again, reports a huge stock-based compensation expense in its earnings reports — though that was down this quarter compared to the first quarter a year ago. shares were up as much as 12% in pre-market trading after seeing a decline over the past three months. twitter’s last “great news” moment was arguably when acquisition talks bubbled up. after that was a bust, twitter’s stock came back to reality.twitter desperately needed a hit first-quarter and somehow managed






twitter announces new live shows from the wnba, buzzfeed, live nation and more


looks like twitter’s streaming video news deal with bloomberg was just the first of more than a dozen content partnerships that it’s announcing today.the company unveiled the full slate at the newfronts, where online publishers pitch their content to advertisers. (this was the first time twitter’s held its own newfronts presentation.)twitter has been ramping up its live video efforts over the past year, most noticeably in the pro sports world. eventually, according to cfo and coo anthony noto, the company plans to air live video 24 hours a day, seven days a week — in fact, it sounds like two of these deals already get twitter to that goal.“you all have a front row seat to hear how we’re taking premium, professional, tv-quality video and pairing it with the speed, the interactivity and the






twitter announces new live shows from the wnba, buzzfeed, viacom and more


looks like twitter’s streaming video news deal with bloomberg was just the first of more than a dozen content partnerships that it’s announcing today.the company unveiled the full slate at the newfronts, where online publishers pitch their content to advertisers. (this was the first time twitter’s held its own newfronts presentation.)twitter has been ramping up its live video efforts over the past year, most noticeably in the pro sports world. eventually, according to cfo and coo anthony noto, the company plans to air live video 24 hours a day, seven days a week — in fact, it sounds like two of these deals already get twitter to that goal.“you all have a front row seat to hear how we’re taking premium, professional, tv-quality video and pairing it with the speed, the interactivity and the






twitter finally fills vacant cfo position


twitter has named former goldman sachs investment banker ned segal as its new cfo, a role that's been vacant since anthony noto -- himself a former goldman sachs analyst -- was promoted to chief operating officer last november. what's hot on zdnetin a tweet, segal said he was excited to join twitter's leadership ranks and support the microblogging site's "important mission and tremendous potential."segal began his professional career at goldman sachs and held various positions throughout the investment firm until leaving in 2013. his most recent position was with financial software firm intuit as its svp of finance. "ned's experience in financial operations as a public company and business unit cfo, along with his background serving technology companies and investors, are an ideal fit for






albania's socialists set to win election: exit poll | news


albania's ruling socialist party look set to win sunday's parliamentary election with between 45 and 49 percent of votes, an exit poll by italy's ipr marketing showed, which could secure them a majority of the seats in parliament.the opposition democratic party is projected to win up to 34 percent of the vote."the socialist party might have won more than 71 seats (in the 140-seat parliament), but this is still an opinion not a certainty," ipr marketing's antonio noto said.the two biggest parties are seeking a majority in a parliamentary election that follows a landmark agreement between the country's two biggest political parties to back efforts to secure european union membership.the race pits socialist prime minister edi rama against lulzim basha of the centre-right democratic party.neit






trump orders strict new refugee screening, citing terrorists


washington — president donald trump has barred all refugees from entering the united states for four months, and indefinitely halted any from syria, saying the ban is needed to keep out "radical islamic terrorists."the order friday immediately suspended a program that last year resettled in the u.s. roughly 85,000 people displaced by war, political oppression, hunger and religious prejudice. trump indefinitely blocked those fleeing syria, where a civil war has raged, and imposed a 90-day ban on entry to the u.s. from seven muslim majority nations."we want to ensure that we are not admitting into our country the very threats our soldiers are fighting overseas," trump said as he signed the order at the pentagon. "we only want to admit those into our country who will support our country and l