What Twitter's 280-character limit could mean for President Trump and US politics

Twitter’s decision to test a new feature doubling the length of tweets to 280 characters could have a big impact on President Trump and U.S. politics if it is eventually rolled out to all users.

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Twitter CEO reportedly says company having 'Arab Spring' moment in US

Twitter’s CEO said at a technology conference in San Francisco on Wednesday that the political protests and controversy is similar to that of “Arab Spring.”

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Twitter Investors Bail Following Bleak Q4


Twitter’s share price plunged 12.3 percent Thursday, closing the day at $16.41, after the company released its Q4 2016 financial report. It fell further on Friday, trading at $15.54 mid-day. On the bright side, daily active usage grew for the third consecutive quarter and strong growth is expected to continue, the company said. Active monthly users in Q4 totaled 319 million, up 4 percent year over year, and 2 million more than in Q3. Both tweet impressions and time spent on Twitter increased by double digits YoY in Q4.

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Experts: Social media giants fight Trump’s anti-terror plan while providing platform for terrorists

Twitter’s $1.6 million pledge to help fight the White House’s anti-terror immigration order is just the latest case of social media companies taking on Trump, but critics say the same companies are doing next to nothing to stop dangerous radicals from using their platforms to spread hate.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/02/03/experts-social-media-giants-fight-trump-s-anti-terror-plan-while-providing-platform-for-terrorists.html

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Twitter surges after report that it may be on the block

Twitter’s stock is surging following a report that the social media company, forever struggling in Facebook’s shadow, is close to a sale.

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Governments are requesting more Twitter user data than ever before

Twitter’s latest biannual transparency report shows an increase in user data requests from governments, with the U.S. demanding the most info.

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Twitter plans to make money off 500 million logged-out visitors

There have been questions and concerns surrounding Twitter’s potential to grow and earn revenue as far back as its launch in 2006.

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Periscope live video viewing app in development for next-gen Apple TV – report

Twitter’s Periscope platform will come to the next-generation Apple TV in the form of a third-party app, to be available for download on the device’s dedicated App Store, a new report reveals.

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Twitter Takes It on the Chin


Twitter’s stock took a hit when investors got an early look at first quarter earnings, leaked just ahead of closing time on Tuesday, ahead of the company’s Wednesday announcement. Shares plummeted about 18 percent from Tuesday’s opening price of $51.84. The slide continued on Wednesday, with the loss of a couple more percentage points, and the share price hovered near that level through Thursday, closing at $38.96. Wall Street’s disillusionment was due to Twitter’s continued struggle to attract new users and generate more ad revenue.

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Vine gains offline viewing mode, Camera+ gets widget support in latest updates

Twitter’s Vine app got an update on Wednesday that brings background video caching support for offline viewing, while popular photo app Camera+ now sports full iPhone 6 and 6 Plus optimization and a quick access Notification Center widget.



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Another one out: Twitter news chief quits in latest executive departure

Twitter’s head of news announced Wednesday she’s leaving the company after less than a year in the job. Vivian Schiller joins a growing list of executives who’ve departed Twitter in 2014. 

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/10/09/another-one-out-twitter-news-chief-quits-in-latest-executive-departure/

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Twitter Experiment Elicits Howls of Disapproval


Twitter’s its latest tinkering with its members’ Timelines appears to be ticking off more than a few tweeters. The experiment opens Timelines to tweets members’ followers have tagged as favorites, as well as to some popular tweets gleaned from their followers’ Timelines. “Changing the rules of engagement for users without notice is very Facebookian of you Twitter,” tweeted Peter Singer, Boston Celtics senior director for digital media. “Please reconsider the ‘favorites’ experiment.”

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