Twitter CEO reassures staff over four new senior departures

Jack Dorsey dismissed ‘inaccurate press rumours’ about the company’s exodus of talent and has promoted COO Adam Bain and CTO Adam Messinger to fill the gaps

Twitter’s chief executive responded to the sudden departure of four senior executives on Sunday by tweeting a detailed statement emphasising their contribution to the company as it moved from “near zero revenue to the over-$2bn run rate it is today”.

Jack Dorsey confirmed that senior vice president of engineering Alex Roetter, vice president of global media Katie Jacobs Stanton, HR vice president Skip Schipper and senior vice president of product Kevin Weil are all leaving the embattled social media firm.

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Atari is releasing a 100-game bundle for PC this spring

Atari is releasing a 100-game bundle for PC, which will be previewed at PAX South 2016 in late January. The bundle includes some quintessential titles in the rise of video gaming, including Centipede, Missile Command, Tempest, and Warlords. It will also be compatible with the Steam controller.

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British government and Bill Gates announce £3bn to fight malaria

UK chancellor and American philanthropist expand funding for partnership that was set up in 2015 to support research into the mosquito-borne disease

The British chancellor, George Osborne, and the Microsoft founder, Bill Gates, have unveiled a plan to spend billions to defeat “the world’s deadliest killer” malaria.

Osborne and Gates announced £3bn (US$4.28bn) in funding over the next five years for research and to support efforts to eliminate the mosquito-borne disease.

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