Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey sought to calm the waters after a tumultuous few weeks at his company.
Bloomberg obtained an internal memo Dorsey sent to employees, in which he focused on Twitter’s push to become a prominent source for real-time news, not touching on rumors that several companies—including Disney, Google parent Alphabet and Salesforce–looked into acquiring Twitter but did not pursue deals.
I’ve served as CEO for one year now. There’s a lot I could say, but there’s only one thing I want to say: Thank you.
This team has so much purpose, so much resilience and so much heart. You’ve worked so hard to make Twitter matter. I know it hasn’t been easy. But we are seeing people want to use our service more every single day. Step by step …
We spent a good part of the year getting to the truth. The most important truth is what we are and why we’re here: Twitter is what’s happening, and what everyone is talking about (literally!): News and talk. We’re the people’s news network.
People choose us for news because we’re the fastest–fastest to get news and fastest to share news with the whole world. Now let’s strive to be the first: The first place people check to see what’s happening … and the first place to break what’s happening. In the moment live, or a fast recap of what we know so far … what matters.
We’re only limited by our sense of urgency. Life is short. Every day matters. And the people who use Twitter every day deserve our best. They are why we’re here. So let’s show them what we’re made of and deliver a better Twitter faster than they thought possible. We can do this every day. We can do this!
Dorsey also saluted his “immediate team”: chief operating officer Adam Bain, chief technology officer Adam Messinger, Periscope co-founder and CEO Kayvon Beykpour, chief marketing officer Leslie Berland, executive chairman Omid Kordestani, global head of people Renee Atwood, executive assistant Sierra Lord and general counsel Vijaya Gadde.
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