Twit­ter chief tech­nol­ogy of­fi­cer leav­ing

Kuwait Times - - TECHNOLOGY -

Twit­ter's chief tech­nol­ogy of­fi­cer on Mon­day said is leav­ing the com­pany, his de­par­ture adding to a ros­ter of ex­it­ing ex­ec­u­tives at the one-to-many mes­sag­ing ser­vice. Adam Messinger had been with Twit­ter for five years, most re­cently head­ing en­gi­neer­ing and prod­ucts. "I've de­cided to leave Twit­ter and take some time off," Messinger said in a tweet, not spec­i­fy­ing his plans for the fu­ture. Twit­ter vice pres­i­dent of prod­uct Josh McFar­land also put out word on Tues­day that he is leav­ing the com­pany, with plans to join Grey­lock Part­ners ven­ture cap­i­tal firm in Sil­i­con Val­ley. San Fran­cisco-based Twit­ter has been striv­ing to boost its ranks of users and rev­enue.

In an email re­ply to an AFP in­quiry, Twit­ter said it is "tak­ing steps to stream­line and flat­ten the or­ga­ni­za­tion by el­e­vat­ing our en­gi­neer­ing, prod­uct and de­sign func­tions, with each area now re­port­ing di­rectly to" co-founder and chief ex­ec­u­tive Jack Dorsey.

Twit­ter an­nounced the de­par­ture of chief op­er­at­ing of­fi­cer Adam Bain last month, just weeks af­ter re­port­ing job cuts and a dis­ap­point­ing fis­cal quar­ter. Twit­ter re­ported a net loss for the third quar­ter ended Septem­ber 30 of $103 mil­lion, com­pared with a $132 mil­lion loss a year ear­lier. Rev­enues mean­while grew eight per­cent year-overyear to $616 mil­lion, most of that from ad­ver­tis­ing.—AFP

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