He said Agrawal wanted to ‘take the team in a new direction’.
Interrupting my paternity leave to share some final @twitter-related news: I’m leaving the company after over 7 years.
— Kayvon Beykpour (@kayvz) 1652372715000
Beykpour founded Periscope, a live streaming platform, in 2014 which was
bought out by Twitter a year later.
Twitter shut down Periscope due to declining usage over the past couple of years and high supporting costs.
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“Parag asked me to leave after letting me know that he wants to take the team in a different direction,” Beykpour tweeted. “While I’m disappointed, I take solace in a few things: I am INSANELY proud of what our collective team achieved over the last few years, and my own contribution to this journey.”
While Twitter employees fear if Musk will scale back the site’s vast content monitoring system, Beykpour lauded his team for their work on new goods and safety features.
I’m proud that we changed the perception around Twitter’s pace of innovation, and proud that we shifted the culture… https://t.co/oydq38pWc9
— Kayvon Beykpour (@kayvz) 1652372716000
“Twitter’s DAU has grown by over 87% since Q2 2018 and our team has shipped bold and exciting new evolutions to the product (like Spaces, Communities, Topics, Creator tools, Safety controls) at a much much faster pace than anytime over the last decade, he said in the thread.
Following Musk’s Twitter buyout, general manager for revenue Bruce Falck was also abruptly fired.
I wanted to take a moment to thank all the teams and partners I’ve been lucky enough to work with during the past 5… https://t.co/Rg3FdNUOAR
— bruce.falck() 🦗 (@boo) 1652374438000