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Conversocial, SocialBro, Socialmetrix, Talkwalker And Unmetric Join Twitter Certified Program

Conversocial, SocialBro, Socialmetrix, Talkwalker And Unmetric Join Twitter Certified Program

Twitter’s Certified Program, which launched back in 2012, highlights products and services from Twitter developers to make it easier for businesses to find them. It’s a stamp of approval, if you will, and it does carry some weight for the third party firms fortunate enough to get the tick.

This week, Twitter has had a big international expansion with its Certified Program, with five new partners joining the flock.

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Twitter’s Latest Experiment: Retweet With Comment

Twitter's Latest Experiment: Retweet With Comment

By its own admission Twitter experiments with at least one new feature each and every day, and while most of these are simply that – experiments – some do move out of the beta process and become system-wide.

Twitter’s latest venture is a tweak that many users have wanted for a long, long time: retweets with comments.

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Twitter Rejected $500 Million Facebook Buyout, Says Founder

Twitter Rejected $500 Million Facebook Buyout, Says Founder

Twitter turned down a $500 million buyout offer from Facebook several years ago, co-founder Biz Stone has revealed to Sky News.

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What’s Solid and What’s Shaky: Agora Financial Helps You Sort Through Investment Advice

The team at Agora Financial, an independent subsidiary of Agora, Inc., understands that there is a lot of noise out there when it comes to investment advice. In one corner, you have television personalities yelling that you should buy or sell a certain stock today. In another, you have financial advisors pushing you to purchase certain funds. In yet another corner, there are the doomsday predictors, who are convinced that the market will crash any minute now.

With all that noise, it can be difficult to separate the sound investment advice from the shaky. It’s your money and your future, and you want it to go as far as possible. You don’t have to become an expert investor or a financial guru to figure out how to make the most of your money. You just need to figure out what to listen to and what to ignore. Read more

Twitter Co-Founder On Mark Zuckerberg: ‘We Just Didn’t Click.’

Twitter Co-Founder On Mark Zuckerberg: 'We Just Didn't Click.'

The Guardian has a fascinating interview with Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, who is promoting his new book, Things A Little Bird Told Me.

In the piece Stone talks openly about the history of Twitter, the “backstabbing” that took place amongst all the Twitter founders in the early days of the company (as detailed in Hatching Twitter, Nick Bilton’s book), how he feels about Edward Snowden and what’s going on at Jelly, his other startup.

The juicy bits, however, are found in Stone’s recollection of meetings with Mark Zuckerberg, back when the Facebook founder was thinking about buying Twitter.

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The FBI’s List Of Twitter Slang Is Ridiculous

The FBI's List Of Twitter Slang Is Ridiculous

The Internet has been having a good laugh lately at the FBI. The cloak-and-dagger institution is apparently not only listening to your tweets, but they’re painstakingly cataloguing every time you abbreviate or use slang, LOL.

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Twitter Acquires Cloud-Based Video Platform SnappyTV

Twitter Acquires Cloud-Based Video Platform SnappyTV

Twitter has acquired SnappyTV, the “cloud-based, live video platform that makes TV and live web streams social, mobile and viral.”

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Twitter Now Supports Animated GIFs

Twitter Now Supports Animated GIFs

This is either very, very good news, or very, very bad news, depending on how you feel about moving pictures on the internet: animated GIF images are now supported on Twitter.

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Twitter Crime Reconstruction Helps Build Case Against Armed Robbers

Twitter Crime Reconstruction Helps Catch Armed Robbers

Surrey Police used Twitter to reconstruct a crime scene – and generated tips and evidence enough to help build a case against two violent robbers.

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Another Major Departure For Twitter As Head Of Media Leaves

Another Major Departure For Twitter As Head Of Media Leaves

Twitter’s head of media in North America, Chloe Sladden, is leaving the company.

The news, which wasn’t entirely unexpected, came via a series of tweets from Sladden, who departs following the resignation of COO Ali Rowghani.

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