Is Twitter Better off without Ali Rowghani?

After about 2 years with Twitter in his current position, Ali Rowghani has stepped down as the social media giant’s Chief Operating Officer. Reports has it that Rowghani had a clash with CEO Dick Costolo regarding responsibilities as in overseeing product vision including operations and corporate development. Then again, why did they have that disagreement…

Target Breach and Gregg Steinhafel

What would you do if your company is losing money, miscalculating strategies, and messing up opportunities? Well, unfortunately, Target Corporation has sunk deeper than that. They even failed to protect at least 40 million payment card numbers and 70 million other pieces of customer data from being stolen as disclosed in the cyber attack last…

What’s the Fuss about Weibo users?

Yes, what’s the fuss about Weibo users? I mean, why are outsiders trying to critique the micro-blogging site? So what if the site has only 10 million active users, or 130 million? Does it matter? Why, is it because of their IPO? Are these “investigators” their competition? Or are they simply media that’s just trying…

Is Bloomberg just scared, or something?

Late last month, Bloomberg editor Ben Richardson resigned because of a spat with his bosses regarding the handling of a report on the hidden financial ties of families of Chinese officials and a wealthy businessman. So, what happened? As Richardson stated in his email to JimRomenesko.com: “I left Bloomberg because of the way the story…

Motorola. Dropbox. And Dennis Woodside.

As we understand, there are always some positioning going on in most every competitive organization there is; and for this feature, it’s basically about Dropbox as it hired Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside last month and even before the deal of Motorola to Lenovo materialized. Well, inspite of having Android, Google actually sold Motorola (which it…

Newsweek and its Turnaround Strategy

What’s Newsweek’s turnaround strategy again? Focus on “deep reporting” and investigative stories: “create your own weather if you must”? Well, this was actually quoted of its Editor-in-Chief Jim Impoco when the weekly news magazine planned on getting back on print after a 14-month hiatus. Incidentally, Newsweek then got into a controversy after a purported report…