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Twitter launches Partner Audience, its new ad-targeting feature based on user behaviors

by Gizmoration March 5, 2015
Annoyed by those promoted tweets on your Twitter feed? Hopefully, Twitter will make these ads more relevant to you in the near future. Today, the company released Partner Audience, a new ad-targeting feature to let publishers select intended demographics such as “cereal buyers” and “pet care buyers.” The name “Partner Audience” comes from Twitter’s collaboration with [...]

A group of female Twitter execs and alums has joined up to invest in and advise startups

by Gizmoration March 5, 2015
A group of current and former Twitter employees have banded together to invest in startups and offer advice to them. The unusual thing? They’re all women.  The group is called #Angels and although they’re not specifically catering to female founders, they could provide a unique sounding board to companies run by women in the traditionally [...]

Twitter In Talks With Live Streaming App Periscope

by Gizmoration March 5, 2015
 If you looked at this week’s sudden Meerkat phenomenon and thought “hey, Twitter should buy this,” then you’re on the right track. According to sources we’ve spoken with, Twitter has been in talks to purchase live streaming app Periscope, which many private beta users have compared to Meerkat. The talks are in early stages, but [...]

TweetDeck accounts are being scrapped on March 31, replaced by Twitter logins

by Gizmoration March 4, 2015
TweetDeck has announced that by the end of this month, all users are required to log into the tool using their Twitter credentials. It’s scrapping TweetDeck-specific accounts on March 31. To switch your credentials, all you have to do is look for the Switch button at the top of your screen to make the change. All your [...]

Twitter Adds Friend-Finding And Two-Step Authentication To Its Login Service Digits

by Gizmoration March 3, 2015
 Twitter’s Digits, a developer-facing service launched last fall that offers a way to integrate a simpler, password-free login option into third-party mobile applications, has been expanded today with a pair of new features, including a friend finding function and two-step verification. While already Digits was offering a more secure way for users to log into apps by using [...]

Twitter launches friend-finding and two-factor verification for Digits

by Gizmoration March 3, 2015
If you’re a developer using Twitter’s Digits to sign users up for your app or service, get ready to offer a more secure log-in and a way for users to quickly find their friends. Today Digits introduced friend-finding and two-factor verification to the service. Friend-finding scans the user’s contact list and makes it easier for [...]

Tor Users Must Now Provide A Phone Number To Open A New Twitter Account

by Gizmoration March 3, 2015
 Twitter last week announced plans to begin tracking troublesome users via their mobile phone number. Along those lines, it has begun forcing users of anonymous web browser Tor to provide a number in order to open a new account. Read More

Twitter introduces video embeds for sites

by Gizmoration March 2, 2015
Looks like today is all about Twitter video. First Meerkat got an unexpected user boost and now Twitter is offering a new embed widget for sites. Now Twitter hosted videos can be embedded into sites as easily as a Tweet. Under the same options menu (•••) that you would use to embed a Tweet is [...]

You Can Now Embed Twitter Video On Your Website

by Gizmoration March 2, 2015
 Twitter has launched an embedding feature for Twitter-hosted videos, letting you put any movies shot using its native video capture and publishing tool on your site, complete with an embed button on Twitter’s on website. Clicking the “Embed Video” option in the “…” expanded options menu from a tweet featuring a native Twitter video will [...]

Twitter Vets Launch OneShot, An App For Highlighting And Tweeting Screenshots Of Text

by Gizmoration March 2, 2015
 A pair of Twitter vets today launched a handy mobile application called OneShot that makes it easier to share screenshots of text to Twitter, along with your comment and a link to the page in question. The new app also optionally allows you to crop the image, highlight a selection of text, and even add [...]

Islamic State threatens Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey over account bans

by Gizmoration March 2, 2015
Supporters of the Islamic State have posted threats against Jack Dorsey, a co-founder of Twitter, superimposing a crosshairs on his face. The Arabic-language statement (Google Translate) was posted on JustPaste.it (a Pastebin-style site) on Sunday. It expresses frustration over Twitter’s frequent closure of jihadi accounts. “Our security team is investigating the veracity of these threats with [...]

Twitter is blocking Meerkat’s auto-tweet feature, stunting the app’s recent rapid growth

by Gizmoration March 2, 2015
Well, that didn’t take long. After a viral growth spurt in its user numbers yesterday, live video streaming service Meerkat has now been handicapped by Twitter. Hi @dickc! today @ 6:30am @twitter blocked all outgoing tweets posted via @appmeerkat even though we work well within the Api -any idea why? — Ben Rubin (@benrbn) March 2, 2015 Users [...]

Twitter investigates alleged ISIS threat against its founder and employees

by Gizmoration March 2, 2015
Twitter is investigating an alleged threat by the terror group ISIS against both its founder Jack Dorsey and its employees. The author of the threat indicates anger by the recent banning of Twitter profiles belonging to either members of ISIS, or its sympathizers. A translated version of the threat says that Twitter employees could find themselves [...]

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey receives death threats from ISIS for deleting accounts

by Gizmoration March 2, 2015
A post purportedly written by ISIS supporters is threatening Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey as well as company employees because the terrorist organization’s accounts are frequently deleted from the microblogging service, reports BuzzFeed. The post was uploaded on JustPaste, and features an image of Dorsey with the cross-hairs of a gun superimposed on it. It reads, [...]

ISIS Supporters Issue Death Threats Against Jack Dorsey And Twitter Employees

by Gizmoration March 2, 2015
 A post supposedly written by ISIS supporters has emerged, threatening Twitter employees with death because the microblogging platform deletes accounts related to the terrorist group. Uploaded onto JustPaste.it, the post specifically targets Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, with a crosshair superimposed over a photo of his face. Read More

Meerkat Is The Livestreaming App Twitter Should Have Built

by Gizmoration March 2, 2015
 Everything’s more interesting if it’s happening right now. Jokes seem funnier when you hear them told in person. A dense political debate becomes captivating when watched live on TV. Real-time performances carry a peculiar vividness and urgency you can’t get from something that already happened, even if it was just minutes or even seconds ago. [...]

Industry voice: Getting Twitter right: how to perfect your business tweeting strategy

by Gizmoration March 1, 2015
Social media is very much an evolving phenomenon. New forms of communication and ways of making connections arise frequently in the digital space. Occasionally one of them sticks – think Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. More often, one has a ‘moment’ but doesn’t quite stick. Think Google Plus, Quora and Flickr. In the early days [...]

Industry voice: Getting Twitter right: how to perfect your business tweeting strategy

by Gizmoration February 28, 2015
Social media is very much an evolving phenomenon. New forms of communication and ways of making connections arise frequently in the digital space. Occasionally one of them sticks – think Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. More often, one has a ‘moment’ but doesn’t quite stick. Think Google Plus, Quora and Flickr. In the early days [...]

$375,000 NASCAR race car stolen from hotel parking lot, driver turns to Twitter for clues

by Gizmoration February 28, 2015
(Reuters) – NASCAR driver Travis Kvapil was left without a ride for this weekend’s race after his orange stock car was stolen from a motel parking lot early Friday, forcing him to drop out of the event. Kvapil, who only just joined the Team Xtreme racing team, and other tems members were staying at the [...]

Twitter has one major advantage over Google and Facebook (TWTR)

by Gizmoration February 28, 2015
As of November, Twitter had just 60,000 advertisers, which is small fries compared to Google (4 million) and Facebook (2 million). But Twitter has one big advantage: It makes much more money per advertiser than either of those giant internet companies. Based on data from Macquarie Securities and company filings charted for us by BI [...]

 
 
 
 

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