That was fast. Four days after Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey stepped down, appointing chief technology officer Parag Agrawal as his successor, the new company leader has ousted two top executives. Michael Montano, engineering lead, and Dantley Davis, design and research lead, will step down from their positions at the end of the year and remain advisors through the end of the first quarter,...
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Brian Brushwood’s online career illustrates how regularly social apps go up in smoke. The magician, who spent 15 years touring college campuses, started to post video clips of his life on the road online in 2006. He amassed more than one million followers on six-second video app Vine and one million followers on Google+. Then, both shut down. “I am king of the failed platforms,” Brushwood,...
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