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Twitter Bans Automated And Bulk Following In Controversial TOS Update

Yesterday Twitter published changes that have been made to their Developer Rules Of The Road, which outlines best policies, practices and philosophy for third party development and innovation on the Twitter platform.

One very notable update: automated following or bulk following through third-party apps is now prohibited.

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Twitter Adds Official Follow Buttons To “Who To Follow” Box

A slight but significant tweak to Twitter.com: Twitter has added Follow buttons beneath each suggested account in your “Who To Follow” box.

Now you can follow recommended people right from your Twitter profile page, with the official Twitter Follow button.

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Twitter Retires API V1, Transitioning To V1.1

In March, Twitter announced via its developer blog that its API v1 would officially retire on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, then gave developers a reprieve with a May announcement that the API 1 shutdown wouldn’t take place until June 11.

Now the transition to API V1.1 has officially taken place.

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Twitter Pimps Its Windows Phone App With In-Stream Vine Viewing

Back in February, Twitter finally rolled out its Windows Phone app update after months of agonizing anticipation.

And this week, the Twitter for Windows app gets another update – but this time, it boasts a feature that no other Twitter app has.

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Twitter Rolls Out An Updated TweetDeck

Following TweetDeck founder Iain Dodsworth’s departure from Twitter, the social giant has given TweetDeck a web-based refresh.

The writing was definitely in the Twitter Cards, as Twitter’s shuttering of TweetDeck’s mobile apps indicated its interest in focusing on the TweetDeck web experience.

Read on for a run-through of the new TweetDeck features and aesthetic.

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Twitter Prepping Its Own Version Of The Facebook Ad Exchange

Rumor has it that Twitter is prepping an ad-retargeting exchange to rival Facebook’s.

The practice works by locating people on the social network who had previously visited a brand’s site and retargeting them with non-standard display ads in hopes of luring them back to the brand site.

While Facebook didn’t launch Facebook Exchange (FBX) until last summer, after its IPO, it’s looking like Twitter might take the reverse route.

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Twitter’s Crashlytics Mobile Reporting Software Arrives On Android

In January of this year, Twitter acquired Crashlytics, the “powerful, yet lightest weight crash reporting solution.”

Yesterday, the company released Crashlytics for Android, the long-awaited companion to the iOS version.

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Heads Up, Power Tweeters: Twitter Now Supports 1,000 Lists With 5,000 Contacts

This just in: Twitter has announced that it’s updating its List feature, amping up each user’s capacity to support up to 1,000 lists with a maximum of 5,000 accounts in each.

Until now, Twitter has only allowed up to 20 lists per user account and each was limited to 500 usernames.

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Twitter Updates Its Android And iPhone Apps With Seamless Photo Sharing

This week, Twitter rolled out updates to its Android and iPhone apps that make mobile tweeting more seamless than ever.

Here’s a quick rundown of the mobile updates.

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Twitter #Music Introduces Genre And Popularity Charts

Here’s what might be the answer to Twitter #Music’s tumble out of the app store’s top 10 since its debut in April: TechCrunch has confirmed that Twitter has amped up the music service with charts.

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