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We just reported that Jack Dorsey, founder of both Twitter and Square, was spending significantly less time on Twitter and more on Square, his payments startup.Now AllThingsD’s Mike Isaac is knocking down that story, saying Dorsey “remains the visionary in the head of product role.” Well, OK—but we never said he’d stopped being that.
So which is it?
We now hear that broadly speaking, our first story was right—compared to late 2010 and 2011, Dorsey has spent a lot less time at Twitter this year.
But about three weeks ago, Twitter internally made a big fuss about how “Jack is back!”—back again, that is, but nowhere near as dramatically as when he returned from exile in 2010.
Even with this sort-of return, he’s still spending more time on Square—which is a change from the times when he described his 16-hour days as split evenly between his two companies.