Twitter introduces a new $5,000-per-month API tier

Twitter announced a new API tier today called Twitter API Pro for startups that costs $5,000 per month. The tier gives developers the ability to fetch 1 million tweets per month and post 300,000 tweet

Elon Musk’s Twitter: Everything you need to know, from layoffs to verification

Welcome to Elon Musk’s Twitter, where the rules are made up and the check marks don’t matter. The Tesla and SpaceX CEO first announced his bid to buy Twitter in April 2022, zealously driven to rid

Elon thinks AI could become humanity’s uber-nanny: Excerpts from a dinner convo

After months of moving fast and breaking things at Twitter, Elon Musk’s been on a crash course of a different sort in the last several weeks, doing the rounds of interviews across a range of med

Fake Pentagon attack hoax shows perils of Twitter’s paid verification

Surprising literally no one, the combination of paid blue checks and generative AI makes it all too easy to spread misinformation. On Monday morning, a seemingly AI-generated image of an explosion at

Everything we know about Instagram’s Twitter clone, due this summer

While the future remains uncertain for Twitter, Meta is throwing its hat into the ring to build the next major microblogging platform. This new Meta app is expected to launch this summer, according to

Twitter now allows paid users to upload two-hour videos

Twitter has made changes to its paid plan, allowing subscribers to upload two-hour-long videos — expanding the previous 60-minute limit. The company also modified its Twitter Blue page and said the

Pew: 60% of U.S. Twitter users have ‘taken a break’ from the platform in the past year

A new study by Pew Research Center paints a picture of a pause in Twitter usage by U.S. adults, but the data doesn’t necessarily point the finger at Elon Musk’s takeover of the social medi

Google to delete accounts inactive for two years in security push

Google, which hosts billions of user accounts, said on Tuesday that it plans to delete accounts that have remained inactive for two years. The decision is part of the internet giant’s ongoing ef

Elon Musk appoints new Twitter CEO, NBCU’s Linda Yaccarino

The rumors are true: Elon Musk has chosen NBCU leader Linda Yaccarino as the next CEO of Twitter. Musk confirmed Yaccarino’s new role in a tweet this morning, a day after he announced that he ha

Linda Yaccarino leaves NBCUniversal, adding fuel to the Twitter CEO fire

Linda Yaccarino, the woman hotly tipped as the next CEO of Twitter, has not made any statements confirming or denying the rumors. But she is definitely open to work: today, NBCUniversal, where she had

Elon Musk says he has found a new CEO for Twitter

Elon Musk says he has found a new CEO for Twitter. Musk did not specify who will be taking on the role, though The Wall Street Journal is now reporting that NBCUniversal Head of Advertising Linda Yacc

‘Bigolas Dickolas’ is more powerful than the Pulitzer Prize

Video game consultant Rami Ismail was a bit sleepy in an early morning meeting, until his client said something particularly strange: “I’m really just looking for a way to get my game its Bigolas

Twitter launches encrypted DMs for verified users with security drawbacks

After talking about it for months, Twitter has finally released its first version of encrypted DMs — but there are a few limitations. Currently, this feature is only available to verified users (suc

Twitter now allows you to react to DMs with a wide range of emojis

Twitter has introduced a new feature that lets users choose almost any emoji to react to a direct message in a conversation. Previously, the company allowed you to react to only the most recent DM wit

Elon Musk says Twitter is purging old accounts, freeing up desired usernames

Twitter is purging inactive accounts on its platform, which may free up a number of long-coveted usernames, according to recent tweets by owner Elon Musk. Though Twitter for years has promised to put

Twitter is mulling a cheaper organizational verification plan

Twitter is thinking about an organizational verification plan that doesn’t cost $1,000 a month. Over the weekend, Elon Musk said on Twitter that the company is working on a cheaper plan for smal

Twitter confirms Circle tweets temporarily were not private

Twitter confirmed that a security error that made Circle tweets — posts that only go out to a small subset of trusted friends — surface publicly. TechCrunch reported the glitch in early Ap

Twitter’s mobile web app is currently down for some

A few days after a Twitter bug randomly logged some users out of their accounts, the company’s web app on mobile is now currently down for some. The social network’s mobile and desktop app

Twitter makes its API free for public announcement accounts

Twitter announced Tuesday that it is making its API free for accounts posting public announcements such as weather alerts, transportation information, and emergency warnings. The company said that ver

Sex workers explain why blue check stigma and #BlockTheBlue aren’t so straightforward

Not every new blue check on Twitter is a fan of Elon Musk. As Twitter’s iconic blue check shifts from a badge of legitimacy to a signal that you pay the company eight dollars a month, some high-prof
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