News in Short: Twitter changes CEO (again), Google gives iPhone some Goggles with visual search app

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Twitter changes CEO (again)

Twitter yesterday announced that Dick Costolo has become its new chief executive officer (CEO). Dick will replace @Ev, also known as Evan Williams, who is a co-founder of the micro-blogging service. Dick is a  a Google veteran who joined Twitter last year. He was chief operating officer (COO).

"Starting today, I'll be completely focused on product strategy, " said Evan in a blog post.

Twitter changes a lot since Evans started his reign at CEO two years ago. There are 300 people now working at Twitter, compared to just 20 back then. "Back then, people were creating about 1.25 million tweets a day—compared to 90 million today ... we grew from 3 million registered users to more than 165 million today."

Google gives iPhone some Goggles with visual search app

Google Goggles is now available for the iPhone. Google Goggles uses an iPhone’s camera to identify objects in the real world. Point your lens at any object and the app may identify the object. If it does, it immediately Googles it. Google Goggles is part of the overarching Google app, which is free.

Company:
Google
Website:
http://www.google.com
Location:
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. As a first step to fulfilling that mission, Google's founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin developed a new approach to online search that took root in a Stanford University dorm room and quickly spread to information seekers around the globe. Google is now widely recognized as the world's largest search engine --... more

Company:
Twitter
Website:
http://www.twitter.com
Location:
San Francisco, California, United States

Twitter is a privately funded startup with offices in the SoMA neighborhood of San Francisco, CA. Started as a side project in March of 2006, Twitter has grown into a real-time short messaging service that works over multiple networks and devices. In countries all around the world, people follow the sources most relevant to them and access information via Twitter as it happens—from breaking world news to updates... more


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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys playing tennis, hiking, and exploring weird side streets. more



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