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Facebook and Twitter go head to head over World Cup Video Rights
Jul06

Facebook and Twitter go head to head over World Cup Video Rights

Bloomberg reports that Twitter and Facebook are set to go head to head over next year’s FIFA World video rights scheduled to be hosted by Russia. Fox Sports holds the exclusive rights, and both social media giants are eager to win the race to broadcast the month-long event held every four years to users. According to Bloomberg, both companies are set to spend millions of dollars to win the rights to stream the event that will see...

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Twitter makes sweeping changes to its iOS apps
Jun16

Twitter makes sweeping changes to its iOS apps

The Twitter app for iOS is getting a major overhaul as the microblogging company announced some new changes to make it look more attractive. Perhaps, the most noticeable change made to the app by Twitter on Thursday is the user’s profile photos, which now appears as round icons instead of the usual squares. The reply button also got Twitter’s attention as the feature now wears a new look. The reply button has now changed from an arrow...

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Twitter rolls out filters to help keep strangers off your DM
May31

Twitter rolls out filters to help keep strangers off your DM

Twitter wants to keep strangers off your DM by rolling out filters. The company is adding a filter to your incoming messages—and that means people you don’t follow will no longer be able to access your DM without your permission. “If you have the Receive messages from anyone setting enabled, incoming messages from people you don’t follow will appear as Requests in the Messages tab. New group conversations that you’re added to by...

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Twitter and the BBC announce live streaming partnership
May30

Twitter and the BBC announce live streaming partnership

Twitter has inked another live partnership deal—and this time it’s with the British Broadcasting Corporation. The new partnership is towards the forthcoming election in Britain. The deal will see Twitter bring live video and breaking news from the BBC’s coverage of the election. The coverage is scheduled to begin tomorrow May 31 when the microblogging company will livestream The BBC Election Debate. Twitter will also broadcast “the...

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Twitter records appreciable user growth; first in 2 years
Apr26

Twitter records appreciable user growth; first in 2 years

While recording 9 million active user growth may not be described by some as appreciable for a company like Twitter; it is worth celebrating considering how the company’s user-base remained almost stagnant since 2015. For a company like Twitter, recording additional 9 million users at this time is quite remarkable—it now has 328 million monthly active users. Not many gave Twitter a chance; the Wall Street for one, didn’t give us much...

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Twitter mulling over possibility of localizing some of its Russian users’ personal data
Apr20

Twitter mulling over possibility of localizing some of its Russian users’ personal data

Apparently, Twitter has almost reached an agreement with Russian communications regulator Roskomnadzor that will see the microblogging company localize some of its users’ data in Russia. According Moscow Times, per TechCrunch, a transfer of some of Twitter users’ data will be transferred by mid-2018. Quoting agency’s chief, Alexander Zharov, the report adds that Twitter is on the verge of determining what information should be...

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