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Twitter says users will now be able to post videos up to 140 seconds- blog
Tuesday, 21 Jun 2016 09:16am EDT 

Twitter Inc : From today uploaded videos can be up to 140 seconds long . Releasing a new app Twitter engage, a "new companion app for Twitter", available tuesday . Says the update will be rolling out soon on twitter for iOS and for Android . Twitter engage provides real-time data and insights, allowing users to "quickly understand, engage, and grow" audiences . Planning integrations with some partner brands through niche and vine products - blog Source ( Further company coverage: [TWTR.N] (Bengaluru Newsroom) (((+91 80 6749-1130; within U.S. +1 646 223 8780);)).  Full Article

Twitter says has acquired London-based Magic Pony Technology
Monday, 20 Jun 2016 09:07am EDT 

Twitter Inc - : Says has acquired Magic Pony Technology . Magic Pony's team will be joining Twitter Cortex .Twitter to bolster machine learning and video intelligence with acquisition of London-based Magic Pony Technology.  Full Article

Twitter invests $70 mln in music streaming service SoundCloud -Recode
Tuesday, 14 Jun 2016 04:08pm EDT 

Tech news site Recode: Twitter has invested $70 million in music streaming service SoundCloud -Recode, citing sources . Twitter wanted to buy SoundCloud couple years ago -Recode, citing sources . Twitter has invested in SoundCloud in funding round valuing SoundCloud at about $700 million -Recode, citing sources . Twitter has invested in SoundCloud in funding that should end up in $100 million range -Recode, citing sources .Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey confirmed that Twitter now owns a stake in SoundCloud - Recode.  Full Article

Twitter introduces comment moderation tools in Periscope broadcasts
Tuesday, 31 May 2016 12:21pm EDT 

Twitter Inc :Twitter introduces comment moderation tools in Periscope broadcasts.  Full Article

Two Twitter execs in charge of business development and media to quit-Recode
Thursday, 26 May 2016 03:05pm EDT 

Tech news website Recode: Two top Twitter executives, Jana Messerschmidt, Head of Business Development, and Nathan Hubbard, head of media and commerce to leave company -Recode, citing sources .Ali Jafari, VP of Twitter's Amplify business, to take over media, business development, Amplify as a unified partnerships unit -Recode, citing sources.  Full Article

Twitter to make changes to simplify tweets
Tuesday, 24 May 2016 10:04am EDT 

Twitter : Twitter says "in the coming months we’ll make changes to simplify tweets including what counts toward your 140 characters" . Twitter says "@names in replies and media attachments (like photos, gifs, videos, and polls) will no longer “use up”" characters . Twitter says when replying to a tweet, "@names" will no longer count toward the 140-character count . Twitter says when adding attachments like photos, gifs, videos, polls, or quote tweets, that media will no longer count as characters within tweet . Twitter says will be enabling the retweet button on one's own tweets, so one can easily retweet or quote tweet oneself . Twitter says changes to help simplify the rules around tweets that start with a username; new tweets beginning with username to reach all followers . Twitter says new updates will be available over the coming months .Twitter says have plans to help users get even more from tweets; exploring ways to make existing uses easier and enable new ones.  Full Article

Twitter says to amend 2016 plan to prohibit repricing of stock options
Friday, 20 May 2016 06:11am EDT 

Twitter Inc : Files proxy statement with additional materials . Says based on discussions with stockholders, co has committed to amend 2016 plan after the annual meeting to prohibit repricing of stock options .Committed to amend 2016 plan after the annual meeting to prohibit repricing of stock options without the consent of twitter’s stockholders.  Full Article

Twitter Inc - Turkish court orders ban on Facebook, Twitter after blast -broadcasters - Reuters News
Sunday, 13 Mar 2016 10:26am EDT 

Twitter Inc:An Ankara court ordered a ban on access to Facebook, Twitter and other sites in Turkey on Sunday, after images from a car bombing in the Turkish capital were shared on social media, broadcasters CNN Turk and NTV reported - RTRS.Several local users reported difficulty in accessing the sites. Turkey last year blocked access to Twitter over the sharing of photographs of a prosecutor being held at gunpoint by far-left militants.The blast on Sunday, at a crowded transport hub in the city, killed at least 32 people and wounded 75 more.  Full Article

Twitter Inc says discovered and corrected a bug that affected password recovery systems in Feb - Reuters
Monday, 29 Feb 2016 07:45am EST 

Twitter Inc:In February 2016, co discovered, and corrected, a bug that affected its password recovery systems for about 24 hours - RTRS.Bug did not expose passwords or info that could be used to access an account.Bug had potential to expose email address and phone number associated with small number of accounts (less than 10,000 active accounts).  Full Article

Twitter Inc - U.S. looks to Facebook, private groups to battle online extremism - Reuters
Wednesday, 24 Feb 2016 06:02am EST 

Twitter Inc:The U.S. government, acknowledging its limited success in combating Islamic extremist messaging, is recruiting tech companies, community organizations and educational groups to take the lead in disrupting online radicalization.The change in strategy, which took a step forward on Wednesday when the Justice Department convened a meeting with social media firms including Facebook Inc, Twitter and Alphabet Inc's Google , comes despite what critics say is scant evidence on the effectiveness of such efforts.The meeting was “a recognition that the government is ill-positioned and ill-equipped to counter ISIS online,” Seamus Hughes, deputy director of George Washington University's Program on Extremism, said after attending the event, using an acronym for the Islamic State group.The federal government is not best placed to counter extremist online recruitment efforts with messaging of its own, said George Selim, director of the Department of Homeland Security office that coordinates the government’s “countering violent extremism” activities.The goal now, he said, is to help “communities and young people to amplify their own messages.”.Those messages stem from so-called "counter-narrative" programs underway at schools and community groups that have varying degrees of government support, according to government officials and private sector experts.  Full Article


Twitter buys machine-learning firm Magic Pony to boost image content

Twitter Inc said on Monday it acquired London-based Magic Pony Technology, a machine-learning startup that specializes in working with images, to deliver better video and picture content.