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  • Twitter (Officially) Launches Polls

    Twitter (Officially) Launches Polls

    Twitter’s been playing around with polls for the past month or so…right out in the open. Today’s announcement shouldn’t come as a surprise if you follow anyone who works for the company or runs in tech’s inner circles. Over the next few days, everyone will be able to pepper you with yes/no, two-option polls. Why only two options? Not sure, but it’s… Read More

  • The Super Tweet

    The Super Tweet

    Twitter is about nine years old and has a little over 300 million monthly active users. It’s a killer real-time platform. You know what it’s for, I know what it’s for, and even most of our moms know what it’s for. What it will become, or more to the point — contain, is what none of us know. But it needs to grow. Those of us who are hardcore users shook in our boots… Read More

  • Twitter And Bloomberg Expand Partnership To Bring More Data To Terminal Users

    Twitter And Bloomberg Expand Partnership To Bring More Data To Terminal Users

    Tweets move markets. As silly as you might think Twitter can be, with all of its Kardashian drama, there is important information flowing within those 140-character chunks. The example I’ve always used to illustrate this is the fake White House tweet with the quick (but massive) market dip immediately after: The key to making sound financial decisions is having as much information on… Read More

  • Jack Dorsey’s First Order Of Business As Interim CEO? Twitter Support To The Stars

    Jack Dorsey’s First Order Of Business As Interim CEO? Twitter Support To The Stars

    Stop me if you’ve heard this one. Founder of company leaves to start another company. Comes back a few times. Takes role of “Interim CEO” and starts personally doing customer support for celebrities. Haven’t heard that one? OK, well then check this out. The other day, one Kim Kardashian (powerhouse app developer) PERSONALLY emailed Twitter and complained about the lack… Read More

  • Twitter Officially Introduces The Mute Button For Android, iPhone And Web

    Twitter Officially Introduces The Mute Button For Android, iPhone And Web

    Twitter has officially announced “mute,” a new feature for its Android, iPhone and web clients that lets users selectively turn off the posts of certain users they follow, without unfollowing them. Muting the users will stop their posts from showing up in your timeline, including their own posts and native retweets, and it also means you won’t get push notifications or… Read More

  • The NSA’s Code Tweet Deciphered

    So, the NSA tweeted this earlier: tpfccdlfdtte pcaccplircdt dklpcfrp?qeiq lhpqlipqeodf gpwafopwprti izxndkiqpkii krirrifcapnc dxkdciqcafmd vkfpcadf. #MissionMonday #NSA #news — NSA (@NSACareers) May 5, 2014 What does it mean? Well, intrepid Business Insider readers realized quickly it was a substitution cypher, something that is pretty simple to solve. In this case, c in the cypher is… Read More

  • Twitter Releases Its 2012 Year In Review, And It’s An Immersive And Personal Experience

    Twitter Releases Its 2012 Year In Review, And It’s An Immersive And Personal Experience

    This is the time of year when most consumer-facing companies put out their “Year In Review”, which reflect upon what happened on its service during that particular year. It’s pretty straight-forward stuff usually, but Twitter is a different type of company. By different, I mean that very rarely do you find a company that can follow its user’s pulse and passion as closely… Read More

  • Oprah Tweets Her Love For Microsoft Surface Using An iPad

    Oprah Tweets Her Love For Microsoft Surface Using An iPad

    Oprah hasn’t been shy about her love for the MS Surface. In early November, she claimed that it was one of her favorite things. This morning, she tweeted that she has bought 12 for Christmas gifts. She sent that using Twitter for iPad. Read More

  • Twitter Now Has “Over 2,000 Ways” To Interact And Engage With Tweets Thanks To Twitter Cards

    Twitter Now Has “Over 2,000 Ways” To Interact And Engage With Tweets Thanks To Twitter Cards

    Today, Twitter gave us an update on how the company is doing on its “expanded tweet” program. Right now, the company says that there are over 2,000 unique ways to engage and interact with a tweet: Read More

  • I Love Lamp, So Do My Friends, And Who Cares?

    I Love Lamp, So Do My Friends, And Who Cares?

    This weekend, Nick Bilton of the NYT wrote an interesting piece called “Disruptions: Seeking Privacy in a Networked Age” about his experience at a recent dinner party he threw for friends. The crux of the article is that his friends used social tools to let everyone know where they were and what they were doing. This led to a few uncomfortable moments for Bilton, such as… Read More

  • WTF
    In Battle Over The ‘Tweet’ Trademark, Twitter Sues Twittad

    In Battle Over The ‘Tweet’ Trademark, Twitter Sues Twittad

    You may remember that back in July 2009, Twitter made a big stink about developers using the term ‘tweet’ in their Twitter apps. Oddly enough, while Twitter has long been trying to register the ‘tweet’ trademark in the United States, it has so far failed despite its efforts mainly because one or more third-party developer(s) actually beat them to the punch in –… Read More

  • Twitter Makes Another Run For "Tweet", "Twitter" Trademarks

    Back in July 2009, Twitter made a big stink about developers using the term “Tweet” in their Twitter apps. The Twitter API team had contacted a third-party developer—TweetKnot—informing the company that it had “grown uncomfortable” about the use of the word “tweet” in the app’s name. That was before the company effectively secured the… Read More

  • NYT Bans The Word Tweet “Outside Of Ornithological Contexts”

    Too funny. According to The Awl, The New York Times standards editor Phil Corbett yesterday reportedly sent out a memo (below) to NYT writers asking them to severely cut down on the use of the word ‘tweet’ outside of “orrnithological contexts”. It appears to be a myth, but a funny one at least. Corbett has been overseeing language issues for the paper’s newsroom… Read More