Twitter taps ex-Googler Kordestani as executive chairman

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    Omid Kordestani, who until recently was Google’s chief business officer, is now executive chairman of Twitter, filling the last vacant spot in the company’s leadership.

    “Omid is a proven and experienced leader who will directly help and coach me and our leadership, and help us recruit the best folks to Twitter,” wrote Jack Dorsey, the Twitter cofounder who was recently appointed CEO, in a Wednesday morning tweet.

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    The news came just a day after the social media giant said it will cut about 8% of its global workforce.

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