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Head of Technology and Writer — Guardian
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Next Twitter boss faces complex challenges, says departing Dick Costolo — The outgoing chief executive of Twitter has said he underestimated the pressures that going public would place on the company and warned that his successor will have to manage an increasingly complex set of geopolitical challenges as well as the demands of Wall Street.

So, I'm not the only woman to despair about institutional sexism in tech — I have never had a more interesting discussion in a posh loo. On a voluptuous day-bed and plush armchairs, I was sat with several formidable women, all despairing about the sexist curation of one of European technology's most influential events. This is the 10th Founders Forum London, something like the Davos of tech but set in the home counties.

Four-Dimensional Human review - the age of self-publicity — How does it feel to exist in a life so dominated by digital technologies? Laurence Scott's The Four-Dimensional Human is a delicate, reflective book that compares our modern transformation to the Victorian preoccupation with a spiritual and science-fictional fourth dimension of being.

Twitter needs to stop comparing itself with Facebook — When the chief executive of Twitter announced he was stepping down on Thursday, staff knew there was only one way to mark his surprise departure. A hashtag on the social network was created - #thankyoudickc - for colleagues to lavish praise on Dick Costolo, a former standup comedian turned Silicon Valley entrepreneur.

Dick Costolo: Twitter unfollows the leader as social milestones are missed — It says something about the extraordinary scale of social platforms when a technology behemoth with 302m active users every month can be seen as failing to achieve its potential. Yet that is exactly why it appears that Twitter's chief executive, Dick Costolo, now has to go from the company's top post.

Who holds tech firms to account when the media depends on them for income? — What should we make of recent overtures by tech firms to the news industry? Is this good news for news, citizens and the robustness of the tech industry? The industry has always been defined by technology, from its Gutenbergian roots to the digital, social and mobile journalism of today, but it is the accelerated pace of change that is now a greater challenge.

US tech scene special: Tech weekly podcast — On this week's edition we cross the Atlantic to find out what's hot and happening on the US tech scene. Jemima Kiss is joined by Sam Thielman, the Guardian's tech reporter in New York, as well as tech team regulars Alex Hern and Samuel Gibbs, to talk about the Lily selfie drone, about trouble brewing for YouTube and, in more dramatic style, for RadioShack.

Dear Google: open letter from 80 academics on 'right to be forgotten' — It is one year since the European Court of Justice ruled that citizens have the right to request that Google remove links to information about them if these are out of date, misreprentative or irrelevant.

Google must be more open on 'right to be forgotten', academics warn in letter — Google needs to be more transparent in the way it handles so-called "right to be forgotten" requests, with 80 leading academics writing an open letter that accuses the firm of developing its policies "in the dark".

Aleks Krotoski's seven years of Tech Weekly podcasts — After more than seven years and about 270 podcasts, it's presenter Aleks Krotoski's final podcast in the Tech Weekly presenter's chair. So this week Aleks and the team cast their minds back to 2007 when Tech Weekly was born and look at the extraordinary technological developments that have happened in that time.
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Jun 30, 2015

Guardian >> Next Twitter boss faces complex challenges, says departing Dick Costolo

Jun 29, 2015

RT @martin_rabl: Whoever created this! I hate you! I won't be eating Nutella for a while :)

Jun 25, 2015

Guardian >> So, I'm not the only woman to despair about institutional sexism in tech

Jun 25, 2015

RIGHT THEN. Castle Cary station. Sun (for now). Fat Freddy's Drop. And proper Somerset cider. Couldn't be better. Periscope down.

Jun 23, 2015

25 minute walk to the conference this morning. Always better than a cab.

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