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Louisville vs. NC State: Score and Twitter Reaction from March Madness 2015

by Gizmoration March 28, 2015
Louisville got the best of its conference rival in the Sweet 16, defeating North Carolina State 75-65 to advance to the East Region final. As Jon Solomon of CBS Sports pointed out, this continues an incredible trend for Cardinals coach Rick Pitino: Montrezl Harrell was the difference in this one. The big man was completely [...]

Gonzaga vs. UCLA: Score and Twitter Reaction from March Madness 2015

by Gizmoration March 28, 2015
Cinderella no more. Gonzaga may have been an underdog story the last time it reached the Elite Eight in 1999, but it played the role of favorite perfectly Friday during its 74-62 victory over UCLA. The Bruins threatened for a few minutes early in the second half, but the Bulldogs dominated the majority of the [...]

Twitter says #ThankYouEllenPao

by Gizmoration March 28, 2015
The jury has ruled against Ellen Pao in all four counts in her gender discrimination suit against Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, meaning she’s entitled to no damages and Kleiner Perkins is off the hook. Twitter erupted shortly after the verdict was first announced, before we knew the jury would have to go back for [...]

Kevin Durant Injury Update: Twitter Reacts to Star’s Season-Ending Foot Surgery

by Gizmoration March 27, 2015
The Oklahoma City Thunder announced Friday superstar forward Kevin Durant is going to miss the rest of the 2014-15 season because of a foot injury that’s going to require surgery.   Durant has been sidelined for over a month due to the ailment. He originally tried to start gearing up his basketball activity, but the team [...]

7 days in phones: Well done Twitter, you’ve made a mobile Chatroulette

by Gizmoration March 27, 2015
7 days in phones All aboard! Next stop, Mobonia. That’s right folks, strap yourselves in as we’re about to steam into another 7 days in phones and, well, what a week it has been. Seconds became minutes. Minutes become hours. Hours became days. Seven in total. Solid week everyone, well done. Catch up on 7 [...]

Yahoo’s recovery is so weak it will be overtaken by Twitter on digital display ad revenues (YHOO)

by Gizmoration March 27, 2015
Yahoo’s digital advertising recovery is definitely happening. But it’s not happening fast enough. The latest forecast from research group eMarketer predicts that Twitter will overtake Yahoo in terms of total digital display ad revenue (which includes ads that appear on desktop and laptop computers plus mobile phones and tablets) in the US for the first [...]

Arizona vs. Xavier: Score and Twitter Reaction from March Madness 2015

by Gizmoration March 27, 2015
The No. 2 Arizona Wildcats fought off the No. 6 Xavier Musketeers to earn a close 68-60 victory Thursday night to advance to the Elite Eight of the 2015 NCAA tournament. For much of the game, it seemed as though neither team wanted to win. Arizona looked good in the first half but threw away [...]

Juice for iOS helps you share content your Twitter followers will love

by Gizmoration March 27, 2015
It’s not easy being good at tweeting. You’ve got to understand your audience, curate interesting content and ideas to share, and be consistent with your posts. If you’re like me and have trouble engaging your followers, Juice for iOS is here to help. Currently in beta, the free app from Twitter curation service Paper.li analyzes [...]

Kentucky vs. West Virginia: Twitter Reacts to Wildcats’ 39-Point Sweet 16 Win

by Gizmoration March 27, 2015
In the pantheon of most one-sided beatdowns in sports history, a special place will be reserved for the Sweet 16 matchup between the Kentucky Wildcats and West Virginia Mountaineers. The top-seeded Wildcats doubled up the Mountaineers in a 78-39 victory. According to ESPN Stats & Info, it’s the first time in tournament history a team [...]

Kentucky vs. West Virginia: Score and Twitter Reaction from March Madness 2015

by Gizmoration March 27, 2015
West Virginia poked the bear. It’s never a good idea to poke the bear. A dominant Kentucky squad ran the Mountaineers out of the gym in their Sweet 16 matchup Thursday night, winning to the tune of 78-39. In reality, the game was over within the first few minutes, as the Wildcats flexed their undefeated [...]

Wisconsin vs. UNC: Score and Twitter Reaction from March Madness 2015

by Gizmoration March 27, 2015
Despite trailing for much of the game, No. 1 seed Wisconsin battled back and escaped with a 79-72 win over No. 4 seed North Carolina in their Sweet 16 matchup Thursday. Sam Dekker was the star of the day for the Badgers, scoring a career-high 23 points on 10-of-15 shooting to go with 10 rebounds [...]

Notre Dame vs. Wichita St: Score and Twitter Reaction from March Madness 2015

by Gizmoration March 27, 2015
You will always have the Kansas game, Wichita State fans. The Shockers received an incredible performance from junior guard Fred VanVleet, but it was nowhere near enough to counter Notre Dame’s unstoppable offense in an 81-70 Fighting Irish victory in the Sweet 16 on Thursday. Notre Dame turned a one-point deficit with less than 17 [...]

Twitter takes on Meerkat with live video app Periscope

by Gizmoration March 26, 2015
By now, you’ve almost certainly heard of Meerkat: the live-streaming social media phenomenon. Well, Twitter has too, because today it launched its own would-be Meerkat killer: a standalone live-streaming video app called Periscope. Currently available only for iOS devices, the… Read more ›

Twitter launches Meerkat-killer app Periscope

by Gizmoration March 26, 2015
Washington (AFP) – Twitter on Thursday launched its streaming video application Periscope, a move that could dampen enthusiasm for the rising online star Meerkat, which offers a similar service. The Periscope app, like Meerkat, allows anyone to stream live video to a wide audience with their smartphone. The new app “lets you share and experience [...]

What it’s like to have Twitter buy your startup before it’s even launched for ~ $100 million: Meet Twitter’s new prized possession, Periscope

by Gizmoration March 26, 2015
A few months ago, Kayvon Beykpour met a fellow Stanford University graduate, Jessica Verrilli, for coffee. Verrilli is the Director of Corporate Development and Strategy for Twitter. She asked what Beykpour had been working on since leaving Blackboard, an education company that had acquired his prior startup, TerriblyClever. Beykpour fired up his iPhone and showed her Periscope. Periscope, [...]

Twitter launches Periscope, its live video streaming Meerkat competitor

by Gizmoration March 26, 2015
Meerkat. That’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you launch Periscope, Twitter’s new live video streaming app for iOS. Sure, Twitter acquired Periscope in January and the app was already in development before that. However, you can’t help but think of the app darling of SXSW that made Twitter livestreaming all the rage. [...]

Zayn Malik: Twitter Reacts to Singer Quitting One Direction

by Gizmoration March 26, 2015
If you haven’t been online today and you’re wondering why the wailing of heartbroken teenage girls is piercing the air, allow us to be the first to inform you:  Zayn Malik has quit One Direction. If you were standing and reading that on some sort of mobile device, we hope you didn’t incur any sort of major head [...]

Uber Snags Raffi Krikorian, Former Twitter VP, As Engineering Lead For Its Moonshot Projects

by Gizmoration March 25, 2015
 Uber continues to staff up with smart people to drive its growth as a technology business. The latest is Raffi Krikorian, who is now the company’s engineering lead at its Advanced Technologies Centern — the company’s joint venture with Carnegie Mellon University to work on moonshots such as innovations in robotics and other long-term technologies like [...]

Twitter opens Indonesia representative office tomorrow, might soon be asked to incorporate

by Gizmoration March 25, 2015
Twitter CEO Dick Costolo visits Indonesia tomorrow for the first time. The purpose of his visit is to inaugurate Twitter’s representative office in Indonesia, which is headed up by Rick Mulia. Costolo will likely also meet with Indonesia’s president Joko Widodo and minister of communications and information technology, Rudiantara. Costolo’s visit comes during a time [...]

Here’s how Twitter is finally attempting to cut down on harassment

by Gizmoration March 25, 2015
Twitter has been under fire for the past several months for failing to provide adequate tools to fight harassment on its social network. The company has recently admitted to its shortcomings, and in an attempt to make the website a safer place to interact with other users, it’s testing a new “quality filter” to block [...]

 
 
 
 

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