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Today’s most predictable news: Twitter has finally rolled out two-step authentication.
After another recent round of high-profile hacks, apparently Twitter saw the light. And by “light,” I mean the dead-obvious value of offering users a two-step secure login that’s been available on Google, Facebook, and more platforms for months now.
Twitter announced yesterday afternoon that it has acquired a little-known scalable computing startup called Ubalo.
Founded in 2011, Palo Alto-based Ubalo simplifies large-scale computing, enabling its users to write just the code they need for analysis or processing without worrying about the complexities of integration and scaling.
In March, Twitter announced via its developer blog that its API v1 would officially retire on Tuesday, May 7, 2013.
Well, developers are getting a reprieve – Twitter has delayed the API 1 shutdown until June 11.
Ever see a “bot” automatically (and eerily) answering questions on Twitter and wish you could make one yourself? Guess what? You can!
There’s a Twitter bot that not only answers questions, it shares its source code – so you can copy it and make a creepy little assistant of your very own!
In a Twitter announcement earlier this week, developer advocate Arne Roomann-Kurrik told programmers who build apps on top of the service that the company is moving from 32-bit to 64-bit user IDs.
As SFGate picked up on, hidden in the announcement’s web address was a jokey label: Roomann-Kurrik called the situation a “Twitter user IDpocalypse.”
Are you a disgruntled developer who did not fit the new and improved Twitter mold for coveted API access? Maybe you’re still hanging on by a thread, hoping something will change. Or maybe you were cast out like a black cat on Halloween.
Either way, take heart, you red-headed stepchild: there is hope for you yet. Twitter will soon be adding new verticals to its certified products program and that could result in Twitter saying “I choose you!”
Earlier today, we heard that Twitter was considering building its own video-hosting technology and now we’ve learned they just acquired a video clip company.
Beware, third party video developers. Beware.
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