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Twitter raises price of its Twitter Blue
Jul31

Twitter raises price of its Twitter Blue

Twitter Blue, a subscription-based product launched by Twitter in 2021, has a new price. As noted by reliable social media commentator Matt Navarra, the new monthly price has now been increased to $4.99; up from $2.99. The new price represents a 66 percent increase; and is coming more than a year since the product was officially launched. Per 9to5mac, the latest version of the official app for iOS is already reflecting the new price...

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Twitter says Musk is responsible for its loss of revenue
Jul22

Twitter says Musk is responsible for its loss of revenue

Image Credit: Leadership Twitter said it would have earned more in revenue in the last couple of months if Elon Musk had not showed up. In its Q2 earnings released on Friday, Twitter cited the Tesla CEO as a factor in the outcome of its revenue—a result that fell year over year to $1.18 billion from $1.19 billion. The loss in revenue, however, is not only down to the Musk takeover, according to Twitter. The social media giant also...

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Twitter gets one over Musk as court grants its request for expedited hearing
Jul21

Twitter gets one over Musk as court grants its request for expedited hearing

Twitter has gone to court over Elon Musk’s attempted exit from the $44 billion takeover deal; but that is no news. The news however, is that a Delaware Court of Chancery chancellor Kathaleen McCormick has granted Twitter’s prayer to expedite the trial. This will be viewed as victory for the social media giant as it runs contrary to what Musk wanted—a delayed trial. Musk’s lawyers had requested that the court delay the trial until...

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Twitter Spaces rolling out “clipping” to everyone after successfully testing the feature
Jul21

Twitter Spaces rolling out “clipping” to everyone after successfully testing the feature

The Twitter Spaces clipping feature is finally rolling out to all users on both iOS and Android. This follows a successful test carried out by Twitter. Going forward, anyone in a Space is able to make a clip that expires after 30 days. The new clipping feature is designed to make content from your spaces easier to share on Twitter. It is designed to enable you cut some interesting parts of your live audio without users having to sit...

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YouTube and Twitter reportedly ignore requests to take down hate speech
Jul19

YouTube and Twitter reportedly ignore requests to take down hate speech

Image Credit: Chemonics Ukraine has accused big tech companies like YouTube, and Twitter of growing less-responsive to their requests to takedown posts tagged as Russian propaganda or anti-Ukrainian hate speech. According to a new research by a nonprofit initiative shared with The Washington Post, many of such requests are no longer accorded priority. Instead, pro-Kremlin accounts and content are beginning to gain repute on the social...

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Twitter removes over 1 million spam accounts everyday
Jul09

Twitter removes over 1 million spam accounts everyday

Social networking giant Twitter, has said it removes more than 1 million spam accounts every day. The company said this to reporters in a briefing during the week as part of ongoing efforts to reduce harmful automated bots from its platform. The briefing comes after Musk threatened to halt a $44 billion deal to purchase Twitter unless the company showed proof that spam and bot accounts were fewer than 5% of users who see advertising...

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