Twitter Co-founder Jack Dorsey to be Replaced by Parag Agrawal

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey is stepping down as CEO of the social media platform. He will be succeeded by Twitter’s current chief technology officer, Parag Agrawal. Dorsey will remain on board until his term expires in 2022. Agrawal came on board Twitter in 2011 and has been CTO since 2017.

“If he’s actually stepping away from Twitter this time, Dorsey leaves behind a mixed legacy,” said Paul Barrett, deputy director of the NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights. “A platform that’s useful and potent for quick communication but one that’s been exploited by a range of bad actors, including former President Donald Trump, who did his best on Twitter to undermine democracy — until Dorsey’s people finally had enough and shut him down.”

Dorsey has faced several distractions as CEO, starting with the fact that he’s also founder and CEO of the payments company Square. Some big investors have openly questioned whether he could effectively lead both companies. He proved he could do both.

While Twitter has high-profile users like politicians and celebrities and is a favorite of journalists, its user base lags far behind old rivals like Facebook and YouTube and newer ones like TikTok. It has just over 200 million daily active users, a common industry metric.

In his goodbye letter, Dorsey said he has “worked hard to ensure this company can break away from its founding and founders” and that to focus too much on whether companies are led by their founders is “severely limiting.”

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Jack Dorsey Sets His Sights on Bitcoin Mining After Resigning as CEO of Twitter

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey addresses students during a town hall at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in New Delhi, India, November 12, 2018. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Decades before Jack Dorsey became a titan of the technology industry with not one but two CEO titles to his name and an eye-popping $12billion net worth, he was a young man from St Louis who dabbled in modeling and aspired to become a fashion designer, or a massage therapist. Continue reading “Jack Dorsey Sets His Sights on Bitcoin Mining After Resigning as CEO of Twitter”

Parag Agrawal to replace Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey today after tech star is hit by controversies – sending Twitter stock soaring

Jack Dorsey announced on Monday that he will step down as Twitter’s CEO today.

Parag Agrawal, the current Chief Technology Officer at Twitter, is set to replace the tech giant, who faced a string of controversies during his career.

“I’ve decided to leave Twitter because I believe the company is ready to move on from its founder,” Dorsey said in a statement.

“My trust in Parag as Twitter’s CEO is deep. His work over the past 10 years has been transformational. I’m deeply grateful for his skill, heart, and soul. It’s his time to lead.”

The entrepreneur also shared the email that he sent internal employees on Twitter, signing off “hi mom!”

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Source: the Sun

Jack Dorsey to Step Down as Twitter CEO, CTO Parag Agrawal Will Replace Him

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is stepping down as chief of the social media company, effective immediately. Parag Agrawal, Twitter’s chief technology officer, will take over the helm, the company said Monday.

Shares of Twitter were down about half a percent before noon on Monday.

Dorsey, 45, was serving as both the CEO of Twitter and Square, his digital payments company. Dorsey will remain a member of the board until his term expires at the 2022 meeting of stockholders, the company said. Salesforce President and COO Bret Taylor will become the chairman of the board, succeeding Patrick Pichette, a former Google executive, who will remain on the board as chair of the audit committee.

“I’ve decided to leave Twitter because I believe the company is ready to move on from its founders,” Dorsey said in a statement, though he didn’t provide any additional detail on why he decided to resign.

Agrawal will have to meet Twitter’s aggressive internal goals. The company said earlier this year it aims to have 315 million monetizable daily active users by the end of 2023 and to at least double its annual revenue in that year.

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Source: CNBC

Rolls-Royce unveils the world’s FASTEST all-electric plane: ‘Spirit of Innovation’ aircraft reaches maximum speeds of 387.4mph during test flight – smashing the existing record by 132mph

Rolls-Royce has impressed with its latest aviation innovation — the world’s fastest all-electric plane.

The ‘Spirit of Innovation’ aircraft has set a new speed record, reaching maximum speeds of 387.4mph — 132mph faster than the existing record — during a 1.9 mile test flight that lasted 11 minutes in total.

Meanwhile, the all-electric aircraft achieved 330mph over 9.3 miles (15km) — 182mph faster than the previous record — and broke the fastest time to climb to 3,000 metres by 60 seconds, with a time of 202 seconds.

The data has now been submitted to the Federation Aeronautique Internationale, which controls the world aeronautical records, for confirmation.

Warren East, CEO of Rolls-Royce, said: ‘Following the world’s focus on the need for action at COP26, this is another milestone that will help make “jet zero” a reality and supports our ambitions to deliver the technology breakthroughs society needs to decarbonise transport across air, land and sea.’

Rolls Royce told MailOnline that the ‘Spirit of Innovation’ can presently fly for more than 30 minutes on a single charge — but that they expect to develop craft in the future capable of doing 100 miles on a single charge.

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Source: Daily Mail

Is Artificial Intelligence a Threat to Man’s Faith in God? Author Sounds the Alarm on ‘Looming Spiritual Crisis’

Is artificial intelligence (A.I.) a threat to our spiritual health? Are advances in technology setting the stage for a “looming spiritual crisis?”

These are just two of the questions at the center of Wallace B. Henley’s latest book, “Who Will Rule The Coming ‘Gods’?: The Looming Spiritual Crisis Of Artificial Intelligence.”

Henley told the “Edifi With Billy Hallowell” podcast he’s grateful for technological advances, but believes they pose unique challenges considering the state of contemporary culture.

Plus, he’s warning that “technologists are making machines that may eventually become our masters.”

“I thank God for [technology]…I’m so grateful,” Henley said. “The problem is that we’re building these machines … in a time when there’s a loss of focus on the transcendence of God in our culture.”

Listen to Henley’s A.I. warning:

With culture already moving away from accountability to a Higher Power, Henley pondered what happens when machines are programmed to simply not regard God’s design and will.

This is a particularly intriguing question considering A.I. is intended to “mimic” the decision-making skills of the human mind.

“The looming spiritual crisis is that the programming in the machine will not give an account or a place or a reality to the transcendence to God, which means accountability,” he said. “The question is to whom do the designers and builders of these systems give account?”

Without transcendence on the docket, the author wondered “what kind of value systems” would be programmed into machines. A.I. technology allows machines to process information “very much like the human brain processes information, but on a much faster scale” — and with more and more reliance upon this tech, Henley gives pause.

Furthermore, Henley also questioned the speed at which these technological changes are unfolding.

He is hoping Christians get back to basics, including the notion of God’s transcendence and human accountability to His will.

“I’m hoping that churches will understand the importance of returning to the message of transcendence,” Henley said. “We are accountable to Him for the knowledge He has given to us to build these machines in the first place.”

Listen to Henley break down his concerns over A.I. and its threat to our spiritual health.

Source: Faithwire

Are We Entering ‘Dangerous Territory’ Where Man Tries to Replace Man and God With Machines?

High-tech and artificial intelligence are fast becoming a big part of our daily lives. Author Wallace Henley says if we are not careful, American society could easily enter into ‘dangerous territory,’ a less human world that forgets the preeminence of God.

“We have these machines emerging and people are beginning to worship those machines,” Henley explained. “There’s actually an A.I. church now and there’s another technology specialist who said if this thing can go a billion times faster than the human brain, this machine, than the only thing that we can call it is God.”

Henley is a Christian Post exclusive columnist, author of the book, Who Will Rule the Coming ‘Gods’?

Appearing on a recent episode of The Global Lane, Henley suggested that an excessive dependency on technology may draw people away from acknowledging and embracing the supremacy of God.

“Just at a time when we are forgetting God, forgetting his transcendent majesty and our accountability to it, we are developing these machines that are taking his place,” said Henley.

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Source: CBN

WATCH: Are the Nominees for the 2021 Game Awards

With a year’s worth of games nearly behind us, Geoff Keighley’s Game Awards are on the way to recap everything we’ve played and dole out some awards. As with most years, the list of nominees for 2021’s Game Awards is packed with triple-A games including Life is Strange: True Colors, Psychonauts 2, Resident Evil: Village, and Returnal. However, Deathloop and Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart dominate the list, with nine and six nominations respectively. Continue reading “WATCH: Are the Nominees for the 2021 Game Awards”