Newsmaker: Dick Costolo

Twitter chief leads a low-key IPO

14th September, 2013
Dick Costolo: one of Silicon Valley's most impressive entrepreneurs. Photo: Getty

You might have heard of Jack Dorsey (@jack), the 36-year-old creator of Twitter and sender, in 2006, of the first-ever tweet. You might not have heard of Dick Costolo, the company's chief executive since 2010, who is credited with putting the microblogging service on an increasingly commercial footing and subtly priming it for its initial public offering, which was announced last week in a single tweet.

A former Google executive and stand-up comedian, Costolo has been getting...

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