Twitter’s shakeup, Snapchat’s calling features: Tech news you need to know

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jan 25, 2016 13:18 IST
Four top executives at Twitter willingly choose to exit the company. (Twitter)

Twitter reshuffles its top management: Social network Twitter witnessed a major shakeup on Sunday as four of its top executives suddenly left the company. CEO Jack Dorsey officially confirmed that the four willingly chose to leave the company. The departures included Katie Jacobs Stanton, Twitter’s head of media, Kevin Weil, head of product, Alex Roetter, head of engineering, and Jason Toff, head of Vine. Sources suggest all of them were allies of former CEO Dick Costolo, who apparently “were not people in whom Jack has the highest faith”.

Daimler CEO impressed with Apple and Google’s progress in automobiles: CEO of automobile giant Daimler Dr. Dieter Zetsche seems rather impressed with the progress Silicon Valley giants like Apple and Google are making in the automobile sector. During his recent tour of the Silicon Valley, he said that Apple and Google are step ahead on their ambitious car projects than what he earlier assumed.

Blue Origin makes history yet again by landing its reusable rocket: Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ private space company Blue Origin has made a second historic landing of its reusable rocket. Blue Origin managed the successful launch and landing of its New Shephard reusable rocket for the second time, making history as the first company to successfully launch and land the same rocket twice.

Snapchat to get revamped chat and video and audio calling features: Snapchat is all set to get new audio and video calling features, as the company is reportedly working on a completely overhauled version of chat dubbed ‘Chat V2’. New screenshots of the revamped chat interface have now appeared online, which seems to be heavily inspired by the interface found on Hangouts or Facebook Messenger. For instance, there’s an inline photo picker through which stickers can be added in the text chat.

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