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Twitter's engineering chief steps down

  • Twitter (TWTR) engineering SVP Chris Fry has resigned. VP Alexander Roetter will replace him. (8-K)
  • Fry was given a $10M compensation package last year, nearly matching the $11.5M package given to CEO Dick Costolo. Ex-colleagues talking to Reuters once referred to him as a "10x engineer" (i.e. an engineer who does the work of 10 regular ones).
  • Like Facebook before it, Twitter has seen its share of post-IPO executive departures. Product development VP Michael Sippey left in January.
  • Previous: Fry talks about Twitter's engineering culture, product roadmap
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  • bondork
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    What does this men??
    29 May 2014, 05:18 PM Reply Like
  • bondork
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    Meen
    29 May 2014, 05:18 PM Reply Like
  • dave6
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    *Mean
    29 May 2014, 05:45 PM Reply Like
  • Long Term Value
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    Means he grabbed the $$$ and ran.
    29 May 2014, 06:01 PM Reply Like
  • 22643611
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    Frye was one of two execs who filed to sell their shares after lockup expiration.
    I'm guessing this didn't sit well with the rest of the execs who filed K8's.

     

    It doesn't say he was fired but read between the lines.

     

    From the WSJ: "Fry was one of two senior employees who filed plans to sell portions of their stake in Twitter after the IPO lockup expired."
    29 May 2014, 06:02 PM Reply Like
  • Riimpekki
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    I think it was other way round. He announced he is Going To sell because he knew he is going to leave the company. I very much doubt anyone could get sacked only because of selling his shares.
    30 May 2014, 03:16 AM Reply Like
  • 22643611
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    Just because a person leaves a company doesn't mean they have to sell the stock so I disagree. He is one of only two senior employees who filed to sell while all others filed K8's. I am quite certain this didn't sit well with the K8
    filers as they were clearly trying to create a picture of confidence in the company's future.
    30 May 2014, 07:02 AM Reply Like
  • Deja Vu
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    What twitter sells is 10X users...their monthly active user count includes 10 duplicate, spam, auto login, barely used accounts for each regularly used account
    30 May 2014, 07:49 AM Reply Like
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