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Twitter Shopping Could be Coming Soon as ‘Payment & Shipping’ Option Appears in Apps

Twitter Shopping Could be Coming Soon as 'Payment & Shipping' Option Appears in Apps

Last month we reported on news that a “buy now” button had been seen in the wild by some users of the Twitter mobile app. While this feature was not functional and only appeared for the usual very small subset of folks, it did appear to be an early indication that some form of e-commerce was coming to Twitter.

Here’s an even bigger clue: a “Payment & Shipping” option has materialised for some users of Twitter’s official Android app, which suggests that shopping functionality could be right around the corner.

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Twitter’s Latest Experiment: Showing You Tweets From Accounts Your Friends Follow

Twitter's Latest Experiment: Showing You Tweets From Accounts Your Friends Follow

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.

The platform’s latest venture, which it’s testing on its usual small subset of unsuspecting users, is slightly controversial – tweets from accounts that your friends follow are appearing in your stream.

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Twitter’s Latest Experiment: Self-Explaining Hashtags

Twitter's Latest Experiment: Self-Explaining Hashtags

Twitter brought hashtags to the attention of the cultural masses, and it feels like hardly an hour passes now without seeing a hashtag plastered across a billboard, movie trailer or TV commercial.

However, on Twitter itself, one of the biggest problems with any single hashtag can be figuring out what it actually means. Something like #happy is pretty clear, but what does #rt usually stand for – retweet?

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Twitter Transparency Report: 2,058 Account Information Requests, up 46% [REPORT]

Twitter Transparency Report: 2,058 Account Information Requests, up 46% [REPORT]

Twitter has released its fifth Transparency Report, a bi-annual update that aims to “provide more meaningful and constructive insight into the global government and copyright requests we receive, and their respective impact, with the goal of making this report more compelling and informative for you”.

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You Can Now Embed Tweets Within Tweets – is Twitter’s ‘Retweet With Comment’ Coming Soon?

You Can Now Embed Tweets Within Tweets - is Twitter's 'Retweet With Comment' Coming Soon?

Huge update from Twitter today that, while appearing fairly simple on first look, could be an early indication of some big changes on the platform: you can now embed tweets within tweets.

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Can Twitter Shaming Prevent Bad Parking?

Can Twitter Shaming Prevent Bad Parking?

Can public shaming get people to do a better job parking their cars? A new Twitter movement says “yes.”

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Twitter Acquires Deep-Learning Image Search Startup Madbits

Twitter Acquires Deep-Learning Image Search Startup Madbits

Twitter has acquired Madbits, a deep-learning based image search startup, for an undisclosed amount.

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Twitter Q2 Earnings: 271 Million Monthly Active Users, $312 Million Revenue, $0.02 EPS

Twitter Q2 Earnings: 271 Million Monthly Active Users, $312 Million Revenue, $0.02 EPS

Twitter’s second quarter earnings for 2014 are out and they’ve beaten expectations across the board.

The big number: Twitter now has 271 million monthly active users (MAU), a net gain of 16 million on the last quarter and up 24 percent year-on-year.

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You Won’t Believe How Much Facebook’s Stock has Outperformed Twitter’s in 2014 [CHART]

You Won't Believe How Much Facebook's Stock Has Outperformed Twitter's In 2014 [CHART]

Twitter will announce its second quarter 2014 earnings in a little over one hour’s time, after the closing bell in New York. I cover many of Wall Street’s expectations in this post here, but thought it would be interesting to see how Twitter’s stock performance has compared throughout the year to that of its great rival, Facebook.

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A Brief History of #Twitter (2006-2014)

A Brief History of Twitter (2006-2014)

On March 21, 2006, co-founder Jack Dorsey sent the first-ever tweet and Twitter was born.

Jack’s famous missive started something, although at the time he and fellow co-founders Biz Stone and Evan Williams really had no idea what that was, what it could be, or what it would eventually become.

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