'Game of Thrones' actor Lena Headey opens up about mental health on Twitter

When you’re so used to seeing actors dressed up and in character, it’s sometimes easy to forget that they’re real people too. SEE ALSO: Queen Cersei praises Meryl Streep’s Golden Globes speech in 1 emphatic tweet Lena Headey, who plays Cersei Lannister in Game of Thrones, has always been very honest and open on Twitter….

A top engineer at Twitter left the company last month

Here’s one that slipped through the cracks. Chris Pinkham, who joined Twitter two years ago as vice president of engineering, has left the social networking company. Pinkham is well-known in tech circles as one of the creators of the early Amazon cloud computing service more than a decade ago. Amazon Web Services is now a…

Emaze website builder launches to give influencers a new home on the internet

EXCLUSIVE: So you’ve got Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, and a blog. You’re producing relevant content for each channel. And you want people to see it all. Maybe what you need is a website builder that pulls in all your social feeds. Of course, many have attempted to provide an easy-to-use, customizable landing page that…

Twitter lets brands create custom hearts within Periscope broadcasts

Twitter is giving brands a bit more creative freedom when it comes to live video. The company announced the launch of Custom Hearts, a program whereby broadcasters will be able to customize the hearts within their Periscope livestream so it matches their brand. The new reactions are not supplanting the existing hearts and having them…

Twitter’s Jack Dorsey forgoes compensation again

(Reuters) – Twitter Inc’s chief executive, Jack Dorsey, continued to forego direct compensation and Peter Fenton, a board member since 2009, will leave after the company’s annual meet in May, a regulatory filing showed on Friday. Fenton, who is a partner at venture capital firm Benchmark Capital, will not seek re-election after his term expires,…

Peter Fenton is leaving Twitter’s board of directors

 Benchmark partner Peter Fenton, who had been on Twitter’s board since 2009, will not seek re-election after his term expires in 2016 according to a new filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. To be sure, Fenton was expected to depart the company’s board once his term expires according to reports going back to when…

Twitter refuses to release identity of @alt_uscis, had sought verification status in January

The pseudonymous Twitter @alt_uscis account, whose true identity is being sought by the Trump Administration, contacted Twitter in January to ask about verification for #altgov accounts, VentureBeat has learned. What’s more, VentureBeat has learned of a coordinated effort by the operators of #altgov accounts to protect their anonymity. Two operators of #altgov accounts and a source close…

Twitter simplifies API platform, publishes 2017 developer roadmap

Twitter wants you to know that it hasn’t given up on developers and that it’s charging forward with efforts to make it easier for them to build applications on its platform. Today, the company announced a more “unified” API platform, which it said came about through feedback gleaned from its #HelloWorld tour last year. Now…