|TITLE:||GUEST & TITLE: Veronica Belmont and Patrick Beja, DTNS contributors|
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|Stories subject to change up until showtime|
|This is the Daily Tech News for Monday, Janurary 25th, 2016 I'm Tom Merritt|
|Patrick Beja and Veronica Belmont|
|t||Sunday evening, Jack Dorsey partially confirmed reports from the New York Times and ReCode that top executives are leaving the company. Katie Jacobs Stanton, head of media, Kevin Weil, head of product, Alex Roetter, head of engineering and Skip Schipper head of HR are all choosing to leave according to Dorsey. Jason Toff, GM of Vine announced that he will leave to work on VR at Google. Twitter is holding a two day leadership summit in San Francisco later this week. Thanks to KAPT_Kipper for posting on the subreddit.||http://recode.net/2016/01/24/big-exec-departures-at-twitter-media-head-stanton-and-product-head-weil-leaving/|
|v||9to5 Mac’s Marc Gurman reports Apple will make a new 4-inch iPhone called the iPhone 5SE which will have Apple pay, A9 and M9 processors, always on Siri and come in 16GB and 64 GB versions. Gurman is told Apple plans to announce the iPhone 5SE the week of March 14th along with new Apple Watch models.||http://9to5mac.com/2016/01/25/iphone-5se-a9-m9-hey-siri/|
|p||Microsoft announced Cortana can now automatically create reminders for you. |
The feature— called Commitments— scans your local email and suggests reminders that you can accept or reject.
It also alerts you to meeting requests that fall outside of your usual meeting times or are coming in last minute.
Commitments is rolling out to Windows Insider Program users first.
|t||Snapprefs, Mészáros Marcell, Piotr Brzozowski, Jani Andsten posted findings on xda-developers.com of features hidden in snapchat APK. The ChatV2 interface indicates audio and video calling and stickers might be added to the app. ||http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=64966414&postcount=9742&nocache=1|
|v||Android Police reports that Google’s game API no longer requests access to a Google+ account to access game-specific services. A separate player ID is created instead. A setting is also coming to turn off automatic sign-in. No timeframe was given by Google on when the changes will be implemented.||http://www.androidpolice.com/2016/01/24/google-streamlines-play-games-api-allows-automatic-sign-in-and-only-shows-a-prompt-when-google-access-is-requested/|
|p||habichuelacondulce wanted us to note that Facebook has announced plans to open a new European data center in Clonee Ireland outside Dublin. |
It will be powered entirely by hardware and software from Facebook’s Open Compute Project, which aims to create energy and cost-efficent open source infrastructure.
This is Facebook’s sixth data center worldwide and the second in Europe. The first European data center was opened in Luela, Sweden in 2013.
|t||motang wanted us to note that TorrentFreak has identified the world’s oldest known torrent which delivers , an ASCII version of the Matrix movie. The torrent was created December 20, 2003. The original site it came from is no longer online.||https://torrentfreak.com/oldest-torrent-is-still-being-shared-after-4419-days-160124/|
|v||TechCrunch reports Nigerian online Nollywood movie service iROKO has received $19 million in funding from Kinnevik and French TV company Canal+. iROKO will use $7 million to strike content development deals with Nigerian studios. The platform runs on the Web and Android and has 2500 to 3,000 titles. Nollywood was a $3 billion industry in 2014 ahead of Hollwyood and just behind Bollywood.||http://techcrunch.com/2016/01/25/iroko/?ncid=rss|
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|Big Executive Departures at Twitter: Media Head Stanton and Product Head Weil Leaving | Re/code||http://recode.net/2016/01/24/big-exec-departures-at-twitter-media-head-stanton-and-product-head-weil-leaving/|
|As Jack Dorsey Tries to Reshape Twitter, Revolving Door Takes Another Spin||http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/25/technology/twitter-to-appoint-new-board-members-and-chief-marketing-officer.html?_r=0|
|Jack Dorsey tweet on departures||https://twitter.com/jack/status/691485783128051712|
|Nearly Half of Twitter's Senior Leaders Are Leaving | WIRED||http://www.wired.com/2016/01/twitters-leaders-leaving/|
|After Twitter’s Executive Exodus, What Happens Next? | Re/code||http://recode.net/2016/01/25/after-twitters-executive-exodus-what-happens-next/|
|Twitter monthly active users||http://www.statista.com/statistics/282087/number-of-monthly-active-twitter-users/|
- Katie Jacobs Stanton - media
- Kevin Weil - Product
- Alex Roetter - engineering
- Skip Schipper - HR
NYTimes says one was asked to leave, Dorsey said all chose to leave
- Jason Toff - GM Vine, going to Google to work on VR
- New CMO coming
- two new board members including a media personality
- two day leadership summit happening this week
stock drop $19.98 January 8. Currently ~$17
- rumors of acquisition - earnings call in two weeks
- Dorsey named permanent CEO in October
“Twitter will become the first thing everyone in the world checks to start their day and the first thing people turn to when they want to share ideas, commentary or simply what’s happening.”
- 307 million monthly active users last quarter 3%+ qoq +8% yoy
- 569.24mm revenue +361.27 yoy +57%.
|Q: What is Twitter for?|
Q: Can what it’s for be a business?
|Pick of the day:|
|Just a quickie based on Veronica's complaint about the constantly changing magsafe adapters and the need for wee adapter adapters.|
I've been very happy with the MagCozy
They're cheap, and damn useful, especially if you (as I do) have an older power supply tethered in a spot in the house that you use with several different Mac laptops.
Thanks for everything,
Rob from Damascus (MD)
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|When going over Apple's hire of Doug Bowman, Darren stated that he was hoping that VR could establish a footing without Apple having to come in and dominate to set the standard. While I agree it would be refreshing, its not like there are a bunch of small VR hardware vendors being threatened by Apple. Personally, I don't see much of a difference if either Sony, Facebook, or Apple dominate VR. I guess HTC is the little guy in the room, but are there indie VR hardware players getting any traction that Apple would quash (does Magic Leap count)? If any one of these players becomes the de facto standard, its the same result, right?|
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