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  • Twitter tests URL shortening feature

    Twitter is testing a feature intended to make it more convenient and secure for end users to include shortened Web addresses, or URLs, in messages they post via the popular microblogging service and via its third-party applications.

    Written by Juan Carlos Perez10 June 10 05:27
  • Twitter hit by outage

    Twitter is recovering from an unspecified technical problem that affected the microblogging service's main site and its APIs (application programming interfaces) for about one hour late Tuesday morning.

    Written by Juan Carlos Perez09 June 10 04:57
  • Twitter gets serious about getting paid

    Twitter has is banning third-party advertisements on its site in a move to control the monetization and integrity of the micro-blogging service. The company is spinning the move, saying it's building a firewall that blocks out advertisements that tarnish Twitter's coherent "timeline." But the real issue here is money, as always. Twitter wants your dough to support its Promoted Tweets platform, rather than allowing every straggler into the party.

    Written by Brennon Slattery26 May 10 00:15
  • Verizon FiOS TV feeds Twitter, Facebook generation

    The modern big-screen, high-definition television is not only taking on the PC for basic Web access. It's now becoming a social networking device serving Twitter and Facebook users -- as they watch TV.

    Written by Matt Hamblen10 May 10 20:12
  • Twitter wipes out followers to kill bug

    For all the Twitterers who were fretting about where their followers went earlier today, fear not. They're back.

    Written by Sharon Gaudin11 May 10 05:18
  • Location-based Twitter app comes to Android

    Mobile social-networking company GyPSii has released an upgraded version of its Tweetsii application for the iPhone, and also added a version for Android, it said on Wednesday.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs06 May 10 03:20
  • Twitter acquires SMS specialist

    Twitter has acquired Cloudhopper, a provider of mobile phone text messaging infrastructure. Twitter hopes to use the company's expertise to improve the scalability and reach of its SMS (Short Message Service) service, according to a Twitter blog post.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs27 April 10 06:20
  • Twitter courts developers with new tools

    Twitter is promising new tools for developers to help them make better use of the 55 million tweets being pumped out every day by people who use its service.

    Written by James Niccolai15 April 10 07:31
  • Biz Stone says Twitter has 105 million users

    Twitter co-founders Biz Stone and Evan Williams shared some long-awaited usage figures for the service and sought to assure developers that Twitter is becoming a stable platform for building applications, as they kicked off the first-ever developer conference in San Francisco Wednesday.

    Written by James Niccolai15 April 10 04:20
  • Social networking given the spotlight at Demo

    With social networks such as Facebook and Twitter taking up more and more of our time and attention, the Spring Demo conference was loaded with technology designed to make it easier and faster to share and pull together information.

    Written by Sharon Gaudin23 March 10 12:11
  • Twitter's @anywhere could usher in big improvements

    Many South by Southwest attendees reportedly walked out halfway through the keynote appearance by Twitter CEO Evan Williams this week citing boredom, but the announcement he made on stage deserves careful attention, according to industry experts.

    Written by Juan Carlos Perez19 March 10 06:21