Washington, Jan 30 : Twitter cofounders have come out in support of the social networking site's CEO Dick Costolo amid a series of criticisms of his performance by investors and analysts.
According to Mashable, Jack Dorsey, Twitter's cofounder and current CEO of Square, issued a lengthy tweetstorm on Thursday in which he praised the progress of the social network and offered a firm endorsement of Costolo's leadership.
Demonstrating its support for Costolo, Twitter later went on to promote Dorsey's tweets.
Washington, Jan 28 : The long wait for posting group messages and videos is over for Twitter users, as the social networking website on Tuesday revealed that users can now use the features from the iOS and Android apps.
Twitter revealed the features on Tuesday which now allows users to post 30-second video clips to their account and direct messages have expanded to let a user post messages to groups of up to 20 people, creating a place for more private conversations on the site.
Melbourne, Jan 22 : Twitter has released a new feature dubbed " Recap" that allows users to catch up on Tweets missed while they were offline.
According to News. com. au, the latest feature will highlight a selection of tweets users missed when offline.
Twitter said in a statement that the feature was a way to "keep up or catch up" with fast-moving updates, "without compromising the real-time nature of Twitter".
The feature is available in Twitter's Apple app as of now. (ANI)
Washington, Jan 13 : A report has said that a new acquisition may be on the cards for Twitter as it is in negotiations to buy ZipDial, a startup founded in India that has honed in on a mobile use practice that is unique to the Indian market.
People who call numbers but hang up before the call is answered, using the action as a simple alert that comes free-of-cost, becomes the basis of other commercial actions, and analytics to track everything, reported Tech Crunch.
Sources said that the deal is likely to be priced between 30 million and 40 million dollars and may be announced as soon as this week.
London, Jan 13 - The YouTube and Twitter handles of the United States Central Command (Centcom) have been hacked by a group that claims to belong to the Islamic State (IS) as the accounts were suspended for a few hours.
According to BBC, a message on Centcoms's Twitter feed addressed American soldiers saying they were "coming". The message was signed by the Islamic State.
There were some internal military documents that appeared in the Centcom Twitter feed as well.
Centcom said that the issue was "cyber vandalism" but not a serious data breach.
New Delhi - Government is looking at using the social media platforms, including Facebook and Twitter, in a big-way to generate interest in its disinvestment programme among investors, high networth individuals and opinion makers.
The Department of Disinvestment in the Finance Ministry will hire an advertising or public relation agency for the purpose.
DoD said the agency will carry out advertising/PR work for sale of government holdings in state-owned firms through market instruments like, Initial Public Offers (IPOs), Further Public Offers (FPOs) and Offer for Sale (OFSs).
Washington, Jan 02 : Twitter has released a new feature that allows users to catch up on missed Tweets.
According to CBS News, the latest feature called "While You Were Away" offers up missed tweets a user might consider important.
The tweets missed by the users are pinned to their timelines.
The feature is available to particular sections of users as of now.
Meanwhile, the social networking giant has also announced several updates that will make it easier to take a public conversation private, including the ability to share and discuss tweets privately via Direct Messages. (ANI)
Washington, Dec 23 : Sony Pictures Entertainment has threatened to sue Twitter unless it bans user accounts linking to information stolen from its servers by the group that hacked its computer network.
Sony lawyer David Boies sent a letter to Twitter's general counsel VIjaya Gadde threatening legal action, saying that the company would "hold Twitter responsible for any damage or loss arising" from the use or continued dissemination of the stolen information, The Verge reported.
Washington, Dec 18 : Social networks Twitter and Foursquare have reached a deal under which tweets would now include information about the location of users.
According to CNET, the partnership is set to start next year, and the new " geo-based" features could roll out as soon as the first quarter, said the publication.
Foursquare, which was started in 2009, allows users to "check in" to locations and scan the city for new and interesting places with the help of its mobile app .
While Twitter already offers some location-based features to its users, it does not currently in-depth location information for individual tweets. (ANI)
Washington, Dec 11 : Just nine months after it hit the 200 million mark, Instagram has now said that 300 million now use its photo app every month with 70 percent of them coming from outside the United States.
The figure makes the app bigger than Twitter which had 284 million active users six weeks ago, reported Tech Crunch.
Despite fears that the acquisition by Facebook will have an adverse impact on the app, Instagram has been doing well for four years now with 70 million photos being shared on it every day and over 30 billion total. (ANI)
London, Dec 03 - In a bid to tackle increasing cases of online abuse, Twitter is making changes that will allow users to report abuse or offensive content "more easily."
The social media platform is set to introduce changes that will include a new reporting procedure, change in the way users block others and novel ways of dealing with reported tweets, reported the BBC.
Remarking that users' safety is always a priority, Twitter said that the changes are aimed at giving users "greater control over their experience."
The changes will take effect "in the coming weeks." (ANI)
Melbourne, Nov 19 : Twitter has reportedly widened its search function allowing users access to 500 million tweets.
According to News. com. au, the newly enhanced search function can burrow back through half a trillion tweets to find one's most embarrassing moment from as early as 2006.
Twitter said in a statement that its search engine excelled at surfacing breaking news and events in real time, and its search index infrastructure reflected this strong emphasis on recency.
It further stated that its longstanding goal had been to let people search through every Tweet ever published. (ANI)
Washington, Nov 13 : In an attempt to lure its 500 million-strong "logged out audience" who visit Twitter each month but don't sign in, CEO Dick Costolo has revealed that it is planning a slew of new features.
Executives said that the social media platform is planning to improve its direct messaging product and introduce other updates that will allow users to take a public conversation private. The first of these updates will be rolled out next week and will enable users to share and discuss Tweets privately via Direct Messages, reported The Verge.
Washington, Nov 3 : A new study has claimed that less popular users can gain popularity by increasing their activity and their tweets, but the result will be costly and inefficient.
The study conducted at Technical University of Madrid showed devised a measure that relates the effort spent to the influence gained by tweeters.
Researchers confirmed that the actual structure of Twitter is the key to the influence. It was a heterogeneous network, or rather, one where there was a large number of users with very few followers and a few -very few- with an enormous number of followers.
London, Oct 28 : Social micro-blogging website Twitter has recently reported a fall of 10 percent in share prices, and a growth of 13 million which fell short of the expected 14-17 million.
According to The Guardian, results released on Monday for the third quarter of the year show Twitter's revenues soared to 361 million dollars, up 114 percent from the same period last year, beating expectations.
But the number of monthly active users of the service grew just 13 million to 284 million from the previous quarter. Analysts had predicted growth would between 14 million and 17 million.
Washington, Sep 5 : Twitpic on Thursday announced that it will shut down later this month after a trademark battle with Twitter.
Twitpic founder Noah Everett said that the announcement was hard to make, but the decision was made after Twitter threatened to cut off Twitpic's access to its application programming interface, CNET reported.
The company filed its trademark application with the US Patent and Trade Office in 2009, but an 'implied' threat of disconnect from Twitter's API came from Twitter counsel during a recent published for opposition, report said.
Washington, Sep 4 - Twitter CEO Dick Costolo finally offers an explanation for the random tweets on users' timeline , saying that the changes would be more of a final resort, which means that random tweets would appear only when users don't have any new tweet to load.
The company's decision has angered some users, but Costolo's tweet may indicate that Twitter's new strategy. However, this doesn't change the fact that people use favorites for lots of different reasons, and not all of these reasons mean that a stranger would find the favorite tweet very interesting, The Verge reported.
London, Aug 29 : Photo sharing app Instagram was reportedly crashed last night, and users took Twitter to express their disappointment.
However, Instagram itself tweeted that it was experiencing some technical issues and was working on a fix. But this was not enough to prevent its users taking to Twitter to complain.
One of the users tweeted that 'Instagram is down. Looks like I am spending the night driving around friends' houses asking to look at their dinners again.'
While another wrote 'Instagram crashes causing worldwide panic for addicted'
Washington, Aug 22 : Twitter owned six second video app Vine has announced that users can now import video from any source, as long as the file can get to their iOS camera roll.
Earlier, Users had to create Vines totally within the Vine app, which meant that all the restrictions of the 4:3 aspect ratio Vine camera were applied to users' recording endeavors, Mashable reported.
Now users can edit videos in iMovie and then upload it to Vine. Users can even mix and match two videos. (ANI)
Washington, Aug 18 - The social micro-blog website Twitter has been carrying out experiments changing the way 'favorite' feature works, leaving users disappointed.
However, the experiment has back-fired the website as users are not very happy to see lesser tweets on their homepage.
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