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Twitter Released the Most iOS App Updates of Every Social Network in 2014

Twitter Released the Most iOS App Updates of Every Social Network in 2014

How many times do you think Twitter updated its iOS app in 2014?

A couple? Five or six times? Ten?

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Simon Pegg: Why I Quit #Twitter

Simon Pegg: Why I Quit #Twitter

Simon Pegg has explained the reasons behind his decision to quit Twitter.

The actor wrote to fans on his official website to clarify why he deactivated his account on the social network, after being a prolific tweeter and fan of Twitter for many years.

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UK Drunk Drivers to be Named and Shamed on #Twitter

UK Drunk Drivers to be Named and Shamed on #Twitter

Motorists in the United Kingdom charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be “named and shamed” on Twitter as part of of a Christmas anti drink-driving campaign.

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Twitter Co-Founder Sells Stock for the First Time

Twitter Co-Founder Sells Stock for the First Time

Twitter co-founder Evan Williams has sold shares in Twitter for the first time.

This follows news last month that Twitter CEO Dick Costolo’s family trust had liquidated 50 percent of their Twitter stock, after initial sales in July and October.

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New #StarWars: The Force Awakens Trailer Out-Trends #BlackFriday Shopping on Twitter

New #StarWars: The Force Awakens Trailer Out-Trends #BlackFriday Shopping on Twitter

Have you seen the new teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens?

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Sorry, @Canada is now on #Twitter

Sorry, @Canada is now on Twitter

Way back when in days of yore, everybody on social media was a person. That is, all the profiles on early, pioneering social platforms such as Friendster, Myspace and Facebook, were launched and managed by actual people.

Then brands came along, and we all got used to talking to brands on social. Then things got a bit weird. Brands started launching profiles for some of their products, and we all felt a bit strange chatting to @dietpepsi. It’s a canned beverage, after all. Who exactly do we think we’re talking to?

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Twitter is Now Tracking Your Apps

Twitter is Now Tracking Your Apps

Twitter is collecting information about the apps installed on your smartphone or tablet to serve you better ads.

Called App Graph, the update will keep track on the applications on your device, but won’t collect any data from the apps themselves.

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Twitter’s Latest Experiment: Analytics Within Tweets

Twitter’s Latest Experiment: Analytics Within Tweets

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.

One of the latest experiments spotted in the wild is inbuilt analytics within tweets, which tells you exactly how well (or poorly) your tweet is doing.

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Twitter in Talks to Buy Shots, the Justin Bieber-Backed Selfie App

Twitter in Talks to Buy Shots, the Justin Bieber-Backed Selfie App

Yesterday we reported on a very public snafu from Twitter chief financial officer Anthony Nato, who, while accidentally tweeting out a message that was meant to be private, seemed to indicate that Twitter was looking to buy another company.

“I still think we should buy them,” Noto wrote. “He is on your schedule for Dec 15 or 16 — we will need to sell him. I have a plan.”

Well, it turns out that company might be Shots, a selfie app that counts Canadian pop star Justin Bieber as one of its main investors.

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Twitter’s Historical Search API Won’t be Available to Third Party Developers

Twitter’s Historical Search API Won’t be Available To Third Party Developers

Last week we reported on news that Twitter was now indexing every tweet published on the platform, and all of these tweets – going back to March 21, 2006, when Twitter first opened its doors – would be findable in Twitter Search.

Good stuff. Unfortunately, the API for that historical search index won’t be made available to third party developers and their Twitter apps, which is bad news for anyone who doesn’t want to use the official Twitter apps.

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