Twitter co-founder returns, to head product

SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey announced on Monday that he was returning to the high-flying company as executive chairman to head its product team.

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Published: Mon 28 Mar 2011, 11:37 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 11:20 PM

“Today I’m thrilled to get back to work at @Twitter leading product as Executive Chairman,” Dorsey said in a message on his Twitter feed @jack.

Twitter’s chief executive Dick Costolo said in a tweet of his own that he was “excited that Twitter Chairman @jack will be returning to the company day-to-day leading product as Executive Chairman.”

Dorsey, who founded Twitter in March 2006 with Biz Stone and Evan Williams, resigned as Twitter’s chief executive in 2008.

He remained chairman of the San Francisco-based microblogging service but did not take an active role in daily operations.

In his Twitter message, Dorsey said he would remain chief executive of Square, a company he launched last year that accepts credit card payments on a mobile device.

Daniel Radcliffe charms critics in Broadway musical

By Christine Kearney

NEW YORK, March 28 (Reuters Life!) - Actor Daniel Radcliffe received a warm response from critics in reviews posted Monday for his Broadway musical debut, if not for his musical prowess, for his enthusiasm and eager manner evident on stage.

The 21 year-old British “Harry Potter” star chose a revival of the 1962 Pulitzer-Prize winning show “How to Success in Business Without Really Trying” to make his musical Broadway debut in the central role of the fresh-faced but ambitious J. Pierrepont Finch climbing the corporate ladder.

The New York Times said “while Mr. Radcliffe is clearly not to the musical manner born, I would give him, oh, a 6 out of 10” who “hits his choreographic marks, speaks his lines quickly and distinctly (with a convincing American accent) and often sings on key.”

The review continued “and because you so feel the effort and eagerness with which Mr. Radcliffe responds to that voice, you truly want him to succeed, just as you hope a favorite athlete or hip-hop artist will avoid elimination on “Dancing with the Stars.”

Radcliffe made his Broadway debut as a psycho stable boy in the 2008 play, “Equus,” but “How to Succeed,” which runs at two and half hours, is his first Broadway musical and sees him hoisted into the air in a somersault sequence with the chorus.

“Daniel Radcliffe is so adorable in his Broadway musical debut, you just want to pinch his cheeks,” said the New York Post, noting his “endearing amount of dedication and enthusiasm.”

The Hollywood Reporter said while Radcliffe “doesn’t quite pop as a musical theater performer, the ‘Harry Potter’ star does a capable job of singing and dancing in the revival.”

USA Today said “it was fun to watch an actor, particularly a famous one, rise to an obvious challenge” and worked in “conscientious harmony” with his cast members.

Others were more critical of Radcliffe, who has had many obvious “Harry Potter” fans already flocking to see previews.

The Washington Post said while he was “winningly game and diligent,” he was “out of his league” and the latest of many Hollywood stars to be miscast on Broadway, which looks to capitalize on big names to boost ticket sales.


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