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Twitter's latest social experiment overwhelms users with needless spam

Twitter's latest social experiment overwhelms users with needless spam

In its latest experiment, Twitter is receiving a lot of complaints from irked users when it decided to tweak its network to retweet messages that users mark as favorites. Users are complaining that they are seeing tweets that are favorited by those whom they follow in their Twitter timeline like...
Twitter testing video ads on mobile

Twitter testing video ads on mobile

Twitter has launched a beta for promoted tweets containing video content. That means more prominent advertising in your Twitter experience, which should go hand-in-hand with the irrelevant follower notifications, unhelpful follow suggestions, and plain old text sponsored tweets. Of course, for...
New and updated apps: Monument Valley, Instagram, Kairobotica and more!

New and updated apps: Monument Valley, Instagram, Kairobotica and more!

Every day dozens and dozens of new and updated apps and games hit the iOS and Mac App Stores. It's impossible to keep up with them all, but it's not impossible to pick out the very best. Here they are! Today we've got new games, updates to some favorites and loads of other stuff! New iOS apps...
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Twitter is about to make direct messages a little less maddening

Managing your direct messages on Twitter is about to get a lot more convenient, as the microblogging service announced today that it is rolling out an update over the coming weeks that makes "deleting DMs more consistent" across the web and mobile. Twitter is also in the process of updating its...
New and updated apps: Bing, Day One, Uber and more!

New and updated apps: Bing, Day One, Uber and more!

Every day dozens and dozens of new and updated apps and games hit the iOS and Mac App Stores. It's impossible to keep up with them all, but it's not impossible to pick out the very best. Here they are! Today we've got updates to important social media apps, journaling tools, and more! New and...
New and updated apps: Lenka, Assassin's Creed: Pirates, Twitter and more!

New and updated apps: Lenka, Assassin's Creed: Pirates, Twitter and more!

Every day dozens and dozens of new and updated apps and games hit the iOS and Mac App Stores. It's impossible to keep up with them all, but it's not impossible to pick out the very best. Here they are! Today we've got Twitter client updates, a cool new black and white photography app, games and...
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Twitter acquires live video platform SnappyTV

After adding native support for animated GIFs earlier this week, Twitter is focusing on live videos by acquiring SnappyTV, a service that allows content creators to edit and share live videos from TV broadcasts quickly. Launched in 2010, SnappyTV has collaborated with Twitter in the past, both...
Twitter adds native support for animated GIFs

Twitter adds native support for animated GIFs

Twitter announced today via their support account that animated GIFs are now officially supported on Twitter.com, Android and iPhone. Previously, users needed to upload GIFs via a third-party service, but now they can be uploaded and viewed directly to Twitter. So far this only works at...
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New Twitter feature allows you to embed tweets within your tweets

Twitter is testing a new feature that allows you to embed tweets within your tweets, provided you're using the official Twitter client for iOS. To embed a tweet, you have to copy the link to the tweet and paste it in the text box of the app. The feature gives you the ability to add your own...
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Twitter quietly extends Bing translation to iPhone and iPad apps

Twitter has quietly extended its translation feature, powered by Microsoft's Bing, to its iPhone and iPad apps, after previously including that option in its Android version. The server-side update now allows users of those apps to view an option that, when tapped, displays a translated...
New and updated apps: PhotoCard, Twitter, Republique

New and updated apps: PhotoCard, Twitter, Republique

Every day dozens and dozens of new and updated apps and games hit the iOS and Mac App Stores. It's impossible to keep up with them all, but it's not impossible to pick out the very best. Here they are! Today we've got games, social networking tools, a beautiful postcard maker and more. New and...
New and updated apps: Angry Birds Star Wars II, Netflix, Twitter and more!

New and updated apps: Angry Birds Star Wars II, Netflix, Twitter and more!

Every day dozens and dozens of new and updated apps and games hit the iOS and Mac App Stores. It's impossible to keep up with them all, but it's not impossible to pick out the very best. Here they are! Today we've got social media tool updates, a new version of the popular Airbnb service's...
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Twitter no longer mulling SoundCloud acquisition

We had reported that Twitter is considering making a bid to acquire German music service SoundCloud, but now it appears that the social network is no longer interested in a deal. "Twitter considered buying German music-streaming service SoundCloud, but it has backed out of the talks, according...
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Twitter reportedly looking to buy SoundCloud after failing with first music venture

Twitter is reportedly looking to acquire SoundCloud in what could be its biggest acquisition to date. According to Re/code, which cites sources familiar with the matter, SoundCloud's 250 million consumer base is a major motivator behind the deal. Berlin-based SoundCloud received a funding of $...
New and updated apps: Twitter, Sonos Controller, Castro and more!

New and updated apps: Twitter, Sonos Controller, Castro and more!

Every day dozens and dozens of new and updated apps and games hit the iOS and Mac App Stores. It's impossible to keep up with them all, but it's not impossible to pick out the very best. Here they are! Today we've got an update to Twitter, a brand new Sonos controller, Castro and more! New and...
Twitter rolling out ability to mute accounts in official apps

Twitter rolling out ability to mute accounts to its official apps

Rejoice! Twitter now has a mute button! Well, it's more so a mute option, to be hidden nuder the profile settings gear in web client as well as the official Twitter apps for Android and iOS, but there's a mute option coming to Twitter regardless. Merely select that option for the user that's...
New and updated apps: Pro Camera 7, Airbnb, BillGuard, and more!

New and updated apps: Pro Camera 7, Airbnb, BillGuard, and more!

Every day dozens and dozens of new and updated apps and games hit the iOS App Store and Mac App Store. It's impossible to keep up with them all, but it's not impossible to pick out the very best. Here they are! Today we've got some updates a few photo editing apps, some social, and a little bit...
Twitter 6.3 brings photo tagging, lets you tweet up to four pics at once

Twitter 6.3 brings photo tagging, lets you tweet up to four pictures at once

Twitter updated their app to version 6.3 today, bringing photo tagging and the ability to tweet multiple photos at once. Twitter says that the goal of this is to make photos more social. You can now tag up to 10 people in a photo that you tweet. Importantly, tagging doesn't use any characters,...
Twitter 6.1 makes it even easier to share photos

Twitter 6.1 makes it even easier to share photos

Twitter has been updated to version 6.1, adding new options and features, including making it easier to reply with and edit photos. A couple of other improvements have been made to login verifications and discovery. After tapping on a tweet, you can reply with a photo using the gallery icon....
Vector 25: Top tech stories of 2013!

Vector 25: Top tech stories of 2013!

Georgia Dow of ZEN & TECH joins Rene to talk about the top technology stories of 2013, including revelations about government surveillance, social networks and the mob mentality, boredom vs. change aversion, and the internet of things. Subscribe in iTunes Subscribe in...

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