Tuesday, 18 January, 2022
TopicJack Dorsey

Topic: Jack Dorsey

Twitter needs a makeover. Jack Dorsey stepping down a healthy transition

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Twitter’s new CEO Parag Agrawal joins club of India-born US tech captains

Satya Nadella of Microsoft, Shantanu Narayen of Adobe, and Sundar Pichai of Alphabet are among the highest-profile leaders of US firms of Indian origin.

Jack Dorsey steps down as Twitter CEO, IIT alum Parag Agrawal picked successor

Dorsey said he decided to leave the company as Twitter is 'ready to move on from its founders'. He had earlier stepped down as CEO of Twitter in 2008, but returned in 2015.

Jack Dorsey tweets ‘705742’ and sets Crypto Twitter abuzz

Dorsey frequently tweets about crypto market. Last week he said his firm Square Inc would follow a hardware wallet model and 'build in the open in collaboration with the community'.

Trump sues Facebook, Twitter, Google over social media bans

Trump filed three lawsuits that seek court orders to restore his social media accounts, along with punitive damages, to ensure other users can’t be banned or flagged by tech giants.

Twitter donates $15 million for Covid relief in India

Twitter CEO Jack Patrick Dorsey Monday announced that the amount has been donated to three non-governmental organisations Care, Aid India and Sewa International USA.

Twitter CEO announces Bitcoin trust with focus on India as Modi govt plans cryptocurrency ban

Jack Dorsey is partnering rapper Jay-Z to fund the trust with an initial investment of 500 Bitcoins (around Rs 170 crore). Trust seeks to make bitcoin 'internet’s currency’.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says banning Trump was ‘right decision’

In a series of tweets, Dorsey said 'while there are clear and obvious exceptions, I feel a ban is a failure of ours ultimately to promote healthy conversation.'

Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey face Senate questions over tech platforms

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter’s Jack Dorsey answered questions before the Senate Judiciary Committee about content moderation and their role in political discourse.

Zuckerberg, Dorsey to face angry Republicans, defend charges of silencing conservatives

The two are scheduled to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee. The session is likely to focus on Twitter & Facebook’s handling of Trump’s statements on election process.

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File photo of PM Narendra Modi with his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa in New Delhi | Bloomberg

Sri Lanka in ‘debt trap’, India’s response shows pushback against China has begun

While China waits for a Hambantota Port-like 'takeover' of Colombo port city, India has responded with great alacrity to Sri Lanka’s financial needs.
A Life Insurance Corporation building in Kolkata, India | Bloomberg

Inside the all-out campaign to prepare for LIC’s mega IPO

A knock-out listing could see LIC raise as much as $10 billion from the IPO with a minimum dilution of 5%. That would make it the third biggest globally involving an insurer.

Defence

HAL likely to be in fray for Navy’s NUHs after defence ministry junks Coast Guard chopper deal

Last week, the Defence Acquisition Council scrapped the Coast Guard programme to buy 14 twin-engine helicopters under Buy Global category. Other projects under review now.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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