Report: Twitter fires VP of engineering
Just days after the news broke that Twitter lead architect Blaine Cook was leaving the company, it appears that the microblogging start-up has lost another techie: that Lee Mighdoll, vice president of engineering, will depart the company.
"After three months, both Lee and Twitter came to the conclusion that the match was not perfect," Twitter co-founder Biz Stone wrote in an e-mail to Alley Insider editor Peter Kafka. The company had hired Mighdoll in January. "We are seeking to fill this role with a refined search criteria that fits with our plan to scale Twitter as a company and as a service."
Looks like Twitter's notorious outages have claimed another high-profile employee.
A developer at the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco downplayed the news, saying that Twitter was probably exercising a "try-before-you-buy developer policy." But it's no secret that Twitter needs to clean up its act--and maybe work on a business model, too.