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Twitter's mobile app has seen a fair bit of newness as of late, and its latest tweak brings the Android version's profile pages in line with iOS'. What's so different? Let's start at the top. Header images and avatar photos have gotten a bump in size for starters, and, what's more, the bio has its...

March 10th 2015 at 11:31pm 0 Comments
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It isn't quite a "filtered feed" (yet), but it's looking like Twitter's rolling out a new feature to keep you up to speed when you aren't constantly refreshing your timeline. It's dubbed "while you were away," and, as TechCrunch points out, it appears to be rolling out to a large chunk of the micr...

January 2nd 2015 at 3:05am 0 Comments
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There's a veritable wealth of data to be gleaned from the world's tweets, but apparently it's not so easy for researchers to get a hold of. To that end, Twitter has announced that it will start granting certain research institutions no-cost access to the globe's (public) 140-character musings as p...

February 6th 2014 at 9:02am 0 Comments
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With over 154 million blogs on Tumblr, finding just what you're looking for can be a chore. Luckily, the company has made it easier by announcing a beefed up search function. The Yahoo-owned site can now process search requests with multiple hashtagged words or phrases, such as "#engadget #expand....

October 25th 2013 at 3:20am 0 Comments
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Now that Twitter is almost a publicly traded company, it's under pressure to find meaningful new sources of revenue. That may include advertising outside of users' social streams, according to a new report from the Financial Times. Its sources claim that Twitter is developing an ad network for app...

October 14th 2013 at 10:26am 0 Comments
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Twitter has already signaled its love of TV by negotiating deals for branded video, but it's not satisfied yet: the company has started limited testing of a timeline box for trending TV shows. The feature provides both the details of a given show as well as a list of associated Twitter accounts. T...

August 14th 2013 at 12:03pm 0 Comments
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For some strange reason, Sina Weibo's always required folks to log in to view some of its posts, but now there's more incentive for those who've yet to open a Weibo account. Announced yesterday, the website claims to be the first Chinese social networking platform to connect with Facebook -- the i...

July 24th 2013 at 10:23am 0 Comments
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It's been possible for Twitter fans to embed posts and whole timelines for some time, but authors almost wouldn't know it when they aren't told that the sharing takes place. Users may not be in the dark for much longer -- F-Secure's Mikko Hypponen noticed this weekend that Twitter was briefly list...

July 1st 2013 at 2:39pm 0 Comments
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Those who preferred Twitter's earlier, more liberal ways have regarded May 7th with a sense of dread, as that's when API 1.0 (and our chance at a truly competitive app ecosystem) was supposed to go dark. While the company isn't about to reverse course, it is giving the refuseniks a break by delayi...

May 3rd 2013 at 11:57pm 0 Comments