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Twitter sues Feds to lift gag on surveillance scope details
Twitter sues Feds to lift gag on surveillance scope details
Twitter has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court of Northern California seeking a means to reveal the actual number of national security ...... 09 Oct 2014
R.I.P. Twitpic
R.I.P. Twitpic
Twitpic is officially shutting down, meaning millions of your photo links on Twitter will soon go dark. The service, once the most popular ...... 06 Sep 2014 - 1 comment
Twitter: 8.5 percent of all active accounts are automated
Twitter: 8.5 percent of all active accounts are automated
Twitter has announced in a regulatory filing that "up to approximately 8.5%" of its active accounts are completely automated "without any discernible ...... 14 Aug 2014
Twitter announces acquisition of Namo Media
Twitter announces acquisition of Namo Media
Twitter has announced the acquisition of advertising firm Namo Media in an effort to shore up their own native advertising business. The ...... 07 Jun 2014
CIA makes first tweet; can't confirm it's the first
CIA makes first tweet; can't confirm it's the first
The CIA took to Twitter to speak to the social network for the first time today, and it's first tweet was very fitting. The folks over at ...... 06 Jun 2014 - 1 comment
Xbox One getting HBO Go, Twitter, Vine, Showtime Anytime, Comedy Central and dozens more
Xbox One getting HBO Go, Twitter, Vine, Showtime Anytime, Comedy Central and dozens more
Microsoft has announced a huge increase to its entertainment app line-up, including HBO Go, Showtime Anytime and a Twitter experience optimized for TV. ...... 04 Jun 2014 - 3 comments
Twitter to let you mute annoying people that you don't want to fully unfollow
Twitter to let you mute annoying people that you don't want to fully unfollow
Ever wish you could silence people in your Twitter stream without necessarily having to unfollow them? Soon enough, you will be able to. ...... 13 May 2014
Twitter adds better security including suspicious logins notifications
Twitter adds better security including suspicious logins notifications
Twitter has finally added new security features including the ability to reset their passwords via SMS, and the addition of suspicious logins notifications. ...... 11 May 2014 - 1 comment
Turkish Prime Minister threatens Twitter again, this time over tax evasion
Turkish Prime Minister threatens Twitter again, this time over tax evasion
Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened microblogging site Twitter again, this time accusing it of tax evasion. The PM ...... 15 Apr 2014 - 6 comments
Nearly half of Twitter's registered users have never tweeted
Nearly half of Twitter's registered users have never tweeted
According to a new report, 44 percent of Twitter's registered users have never tweeted, a huge number that cannot make the microblogging service happy. ...... 13 Apr 2014 - 4 comments
Twitter purchases Android lockscreen app Cover
Twitter purchases Android lockscreen app Cover
Twitter has confirmed its acquisition of Cover, a lockscreen app for Android devices that lets users customize what applications and shortcuts ...... 08 Apr 2014
15 new types of advertisements are headed to your Twitter feed
15 new types of advertisements are headed to your Twitter feed
Twitter, in their ongoing efforts to monetize the platform and bring in revenue, will be introducing fifteen new types of advertisements and ...... 06 Apr 2014
Turkey lifts Twitter ban after court ruling, international pressure
Turkey lifts Twitter ban after court ruling, international pressure
Turkey's telecoms authority has confirmed that a two week ban on Twitter has been lifted in the country following a court ruling found it breached ...... 04 Apr 2014
Twitter adds photo tagging, ability to have 4 photos in one post
Twitter adds photo tagging, ability to have 4 photos in one post
Twitter has rolled out two new mobile features for its service, one that it says should make Twitter "more social." The first is photo tagging, ...... 27 Mar 2014
Twitter gets blocked in Turkey ten days before major election
Twitter gets blocked in Turkey ten days before major election
Turkey's telecommunications regulator has blocked Twitter, following a threat by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. There is a major election ...... 21 Mar 2014 - 9 comments
Twitter goes down temporarily due to software glitch
Twitter goes down temporarily due to software glitch
For the second time in two weeks, Twitter was temporarily down today, due to a software glitch. The popular microblogging service was down ...... 12 Mar 2014
Nokia mocks Ellen's blurry Oscars selfies taken with Galaxy Note 3
Nokia mocks Ellen's blurry Oscars selfies taken with Galaxy Note 3
Even though one of Ellen DeGeneres' selfies from last night's Oscars event is the most retweeted image of all-time, that hasn't stopped Nokia ...... 04 Mar 2014
Ellen's star-powered Oscars selfie nears 3 million retweets, smashes record
Ellen's star-powered Oscars selfie nears 3 million retweets, smashes record
Ellen DeGeneres has managed to smash the record for Twitter retweets by a huge margin, and the photo has nearly 3 million retweets as of writing. ...... 03 Mar 2014 - 3 comments
Twitter working on deal with Stripe that would allow for product purchases directly through the network
Twitter working on deal with Stripe that would allow for product purchases directly through the network
According to sources, Twitter is preparing to let its hundreds of millions of users purchase products directly through the network thanks to ...... 20 Jan 2014
Twitter and T-Mobile team up, will provide pre-installed widget on home screens next year
Twitter and T-Mobile team up, will provide pre-installed widget on home screens next year
Twitter and T-Mobile parent Deutsche Telekom have entered a strategic partnership today "to create a unique experience" for Telekom devices ...... 06 Dec 2013
South Korea's National Intelligence Service accused of abusing Twitter to sway elections
South Korea's National Intelligence Service accused of abusing Twitter to sway elections
Prosecutors have claimed that South Korea's National Intelligence Service (NIS) abused Twitter in an effort to support Park Geun-hye for president ...... 28 Nov 2013 - 1 comment
Twitter to IPO with 70 million shares at $17-$20
Twitter to IPO with 70 million shares at $17-$20
Twitter will IPO with 70 million shares, pricing at $17-$20 as the company hopes to raise $1.4 billion. The updated numbers come via an amended ...... 25 Oct 2013 - 2 comments
Microsoft confirms Windows Phone data usage issue with Twitter feature
Microsoft confirms Windows Phone data usage issue with Twitter feature
Microsoft has confirmed that a back-end change made by Twitter is causing Windows Phone devices to use excessive amounts of data downloading profile images. ...... 24 Oct 2013
Report: Twitter to launch standalone messaging app
Report: Twitter to launch standalone messaging app
According to a new report from ATD, Twitter is looking to release a standalone app for messaging, alongside an overhaul of its current private ...... 17 Oct 2013 - 1 comment
Comcast, Twitter reveal 'See It' button to view TV, set DVR
Comcast, Twitter reveal 'See It' button to view TV, set DVR
Comcast and Twitter have announced a deal that will allow you to get more control over some content directly from tweets. The deal will result ...... 09 Oct 2013
Twitter files for IPO, reveals key statistics
Twitter files for IPO, reveals key statistics
After hinting at an IPO filing via Twitter last month, the company has made their filing public and in turn revealed key statistics about their operations. ...... 04 Oct 2013
Twitter to make IPO filing public this week?
Twitter to make IPO filing public this week?
According to Quartz, Twitter will make its IPO filing public this week. The social network filed with regulators on September 12th to go ...... 01 Oct 2013 - 1 comment
Nokia nears corporate record for retweets after mocking Apple iPhone 5C
Nokia nears corporate record for retweets after mocking Apple iPhone 5C
Last week, after Apple officially unveiled the iPhone 5C, Nokia's marketing team headed to Twitter to seemingly mock the company for its latest ...... 22 Sep 2013 - 2 comments
Twitter complaints get faster responses
Twitter complaints get faster responses
A BBC TV programme in the UK has tested how a consumer can get the fastest possible response to their complaints to corporations. It is hardly ...... 20 Sep 2013
Twitter for iPhone, iPad redesigned for iOS 7
Twitter for iPhone, iPad redesigned for iOS 7
Twitter has updated its apps for iPhone and iPad to coincide with the launch of iOS 7. Of course, the updates are fully compatible with iOS ...... 19 Sep 2013
Twitter files for IPO, announces via tweet
Twitter files for IPO, announces via tweet
With just a tweet last night, Twitter announced it was filing for an IPO, marking the highest-profile tech debut since Facebook. In their ...... 13 Sep 2013
Twitter: New Tweets per second record hit
Twitter: New Tweets per second record hit
Twitter has announced that they recently reached a new milestone in TPS (tweets per second). Says the company: "Recently, something remarkable ...... 18 Aug 2013 - 3 comments
Man fired after Twitter request for drugs is retweeted by police
Man fired after Twitter request for drugs is retweeted by police
A Canadian man has lost his job after he requested a marijuana delivery on Twitter, which was seen and re-tweeted by the police department. ...... 15 Aug 2013 - 1 comment
Twitter updates rules to help curb abusive tweets
Twitter updates rules to help curb abusive tweets
Twitter has announced they have updated their rules to curb abuse on the microblogging site. The move comes after recent headlines that journalists ...... 03 Aug 2013
Designer of original Twitter logo only made $4 for drawing
Designer of original Twitter logo only made $4 for drawing
Designer Simon Oxley and his drawing of a bird in a tree were Twitter's first logo, but he did not receive much for his drawing. Oxley designed ...... 09 Jul 2013 - 1 comment
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