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  • That annoying iPhone text bug is also breaking Twitter and Snapchat
    That annoying iPhone text bug is also breaking Twitter and Snapchat

    The much-publicised bug that is causing iPhones to crash with just a text message has just got a lot worse, as it appears to also break Twitter and Snapchat. The bug causes iPhones to crash when they receive text messages that contain certain Arabic,

    • Posted May 1, 2017
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  • Costolo Says Twitter's Future Is More Curation, Relevance And Media
    Costolo Says Twitter's Future Is More Curation, Relevance And Media

    Onstage at Code in Southern California this morning, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo fielded questions about whether he'd be keeping his job in the face of outside criticism and angst over the rate of user growth for Twitter. "The board and I are totally in

    • Posted April 19, 2017
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  • Twitter Is Giving Advertisers More User Data In The Hope That They Spend More
    Twitter Is Giving Advertisers More User Data In The Hope That They Spend More

    Twitter is hoping to help marketers better understand their Twitter audience by adding a tool that will give them deeper user behavior around organic tweets. The audience insights dashboard tool adds some similar insights as the Facebook advertising

    • Posted April 6, 2017
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  • Periscope Surfaces On Android
    Periscope Surfaces On Android

    Periscope, Twitter's live streaming video app, has arrived on Android. After a debut on iOS early this year, the company's Android app development under former Twitter for Android developer Sara Haider went full-steam on bringing Periscope to Google'

    • Posted March 18, 2017
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  • Twitter finally launches Periscope for Android
    Twitter finally launches Periscope for Android

    Periscope for Android is here. Twitter's new streaming app contains many of the same features found in the iOS version, but with a few Android exclusives. In addition to more granular notification controls than found in the iPhone version, there's a

    • Posted March 16, 2017
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  • Two months after launching on iOS, Periscope hits Android
    Two months after launching on iOS, Periscope hits Android

    Periscope, the live streaming app from Twitter, has been an iOS exclusive since its launch in January but now it's made the jump over to Android as well. This new app includes a new notification control system some are reporting is an improvement, as

    • Posted March 16, 2017
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  • Twitter's New Dedicated Food Account Could Help Broaden Appeal
    Twitter's New Dedicated Food Account Could Help Broaden Appeal

    Twitter is launching @TwitterFood today, a dedicated account that sifts through the myriad food-related tweets shared on the social network and offers up a curated selection of hand-picked missives from heavyweights in the field, including Martha Ste

    • Posted February 20, 2017
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  • Periscope Saw Over 1 Million Sign-Ins During Its First 10 Days
    Periscope Saw Over 1 Million Sign-Ins During Its First 10 Days

    Twitter today gave the first official news about the growth of its live-streaming video acquisition Periscope, with CEO Dick Costolo saying more than 1 million people signed in to the app in the first 10 days after its official launch on March 26. Th

    • Posted February 19, 2017
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  • Twitter Collapses 18% In Wake Of Lackluster Q1 Revenue, User Growth
    Twitter Collapses 18% In Wake Of Lackluster Q1 Revenue, User Growth

    In a bizarre leak, Twitter's first quarter earnings made it onto the Internet - read: Twitter - before the cessation of regular trading, sending the company's shares sharply lower. Trading was halted for a period. The company reported revenue of $436

    • Posted February 18, 2017
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  • Twitter Improves Ads By Acquiring TellApart, Selling Them Through Google's DoubleClick
    Twitter Improves Ads By Acquiring TellApart, Selling Them Through Google's DoubleClick

    To boost its commerce ads and sell more of them, Twitter announced some big moves as part of today's earnings. It's acquired commerce ads tech firm TellApart, which was formerly a big Facebook ad partner. Twitter will also now allow its ads to be bou

    • Posted February 18, 2017
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  • Falling TWTR Temporarily Halted After Results Published Early - On Twitter
    Falling TWTR Temporarily Halted After Results Published Early - On Twitter

    Twitter was supposed to be releasing its earning results after market close this afternoon, but financial intelligence firm Selerity published the numbers early. Where oh where could they have gotten that information? It appeared at first to be a lea

    • Posted February 18, 2017
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  • Internet Privacy Is The Wrong Conversation
    Internet Privacy Is The Wrong Conversation

    Editor's note: Rami Essaid is CEO and co-founder of Distil Networks, a bot detection and mitigation company. On April 2, the Wall Street Journal reported that Facebook is in hot water with government regulators in six European countries over its prac

    • Posted February 10, 2017
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  • A Journey To Intelligent Design
    A Journey To Intelligent Design

    "Did you win your sword fight?" "Of course I won the fucking sword fight," Hiro says. "I'm the greatest sword fighter in the world." "And you wrote the software." "Yeah. That, too," Hiro says.- Neal Stephe

    • Posted February 9, 2017
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  • Tesla's Site And Twitter Account Hacked
    Tesla's Site And Twitter Account Hacked

    Looks like it's going to be a rough Saturday for Tesla's IT department: they've just had both their website and Twitter account hijacked. Update, 3:50 P.M: Tesla CEO Elon Musk's personal Twitter account was seemingly hijacked briefly around this time

    • Posted February 9, 2017
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  • Game Of Angels Maps Tech Influence Networks
    Game Of Angels Maps Tech Influence Networks

    Ever wondered who influences the influencers? Developer Pierre-Jean Camillieri did, so he put together a tool, called Game of Angels, that scrapes public Twitter and Angel List interactions to map inbound and outbound connections between technology i

    • Posted February 9, 2017
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  • Is Seattle Silicon Valley's Next Favorite Stop?
    Is Seattle Silicon Valley's Next Favorite Stop?

    Editor's Note: Hadi Partovi is a technology investor and entrepreneur and is the co-founder and chief executive of the Seattle-based nonprofit Code.org. Rich Barton, Glenn Kelman, Ed Lazowska, and Ari Steinberg contributed to writing this. In the las

    • Posted February 9, 2017
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  • Instagram Cuts Off Hot GIF App Phhhoto From Its Social Graph
    Instagram Cuts Off Hot GIF App Phhhoto From Its Social Graph

    "Removed instagram friend-finding cause they blocked us! #nochill" This note in hip GIF app Phhhoto's latest release notes was how it announced its users can no longer easily follow their Instagram friends. Instagram confirmed to me that it has

    • Posted February 8, 2017
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  • Twitter Launches Highlights For Android To Summarize The Day's Tweets
    Twitter Launches Highlights For Android To Summarize The Day's Tweets

    If keeping up with all those tweets is starting to feel a little overwhelming, Twitter just announced a new feature that could help - at least if you own an Android phone. Earlier this year, it launched "While You Were Away," which can put older

    • Posted February 2, 2017
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  • Twitter Makes Tweaks To Limit Abuse And Abusers
    Twitter Makes Tweaks To Limit Abuse And Abusers

    Twitter has today announced some product and policy changes aimed at better tackling violent threats and abuse on its platform. The problem of the mainstream social network being misappropriated as an amplification medium for minority hate groups to

    • Posted January 26, 2017
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  • Twitter Now Lets You Opt In To Receive Direct Messages From Anyone
    Twitter Now Lets You Opt In To Receive Direct Messages From Anyone

    Twitter has for years tested a feature that would allow anyone to opt in to receive direct messages from other users on its platform, even if the accounts weren't following each other as per earlier requirements. This setting was rolled out more broa

    • Posted January 22, 2017
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