Twitter likely to name co-founder Jack Dorsey permanent CEO, report says

Dorsey, who has been acting chief executive for the past three months, was fired as CEO in 2008 but could retake job as soon as Thursday

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, who has been acting chief executive of the company for the past three months, is expected to be named permanent CEO as early as Thursday, technology news website Re/code reported, citing sources.

Snagging the top job at Twitter would be a triumphant return to the helm of the microblogging service that Dorsey helped invent but from which he was previously fired as CEO in 2008.

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Rio de Janeiro becomes first city in Brazil to ban Uber

Taxi app says it is looking into legal action over ‘completely unconstitutional bill’ after Mayor Eduardo Paes signed legislation: ‘Uber is forbidden’

The city that hosts next year’s Olympic Games has become the first in Brazil to ban the use of smartphone-based ride-hailing applications like Uber.

Rio de Janeiro mayor Eduardo Paes on Tuesday signed legislation recently passed by Rio’s city council banning Uber and similar technologies from operating in the city.

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Uber fights back with petition after TfL launches consultation

Taxi hailing company gathers 90,000 signatures as Institute of Directors accuses mayor of heavy-handedness

Boris Johnson, the mayor of London, has been put on the spot over the launch of a consultation process being viewed as a crude attempt to curb the explosive growth in London of Uber, the taxi hailing app.

Simon Walker, the director general of the Institute of Directors, said that Johnson, together with chancellor George Osborne and business secretary Sajid Javid, should be reducing regulation in the capital’s taxi and private car hire market rather than bringing in new and stiffer rules. Walker was responding to a set of proposals from Transport for London (TfL), revealed on Tuesday, which are said to reflect the mayor’s concerns about traffic congestion in London. Johnson is the chair of TfL.

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