Twitter co-founder Evan Williams steps down as CEO

Company COO Dick Costolo replaces Williams, who will remain with the website and focus on product development


Associated Press
October 4, 2010 11:51PM (UTC)

Twitter co-founder Evan Williams is stepping aside as the short-messaging service's CEO. He will turn the job over to Dick Costolo, who has been steering Twitter's operations for the past year.

The privately held company announced the change in command Monday.

Advertisement:

Costolo, an early investor in Twitter, joined the company as chief operating officer a year ago to help manage Twitter's rapid growth.

Since then, Twitter has moved into a larger headquarters in San Francisco as its payroll swelled from a few dozen workers to 300 employees.

Twitter launched in 2006. Williams became CEO in 2008, after Twitter's board decided he was better equipped for job than another co-founder, Jack Dorsey.

Williams will remain at Twitter and focus on developing new products.


Associated Press

MORE FROM Associated Press

Related Topics ------------------------------------------

Twitter

BROWSE SALON.COM
COMPLETELY AD FREE,
FOR THE NEXT HOUR

Read Now, Pay Later - no upfront
registration for 1-Hour Access

Click Here
7-Day Access and Monthly
Subscriptions also available
No tracking or personal data collection
beyond name and email address

•••


Fearless journalism
in your inbox every day

Sign up for our free newsletter

• • •