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Chirpify Clinging Tightly To Its Branch As Amex Chops Down The Twitter Tree

Earlier today, we told you about American Express’ deal with Twitter. It allows consumers to buy things on Twitter using their American Express card with the mere tweet of a hashtag (after connecting your card, of course).

Sounds like a great idea, huh? We wonder if Twitter sent Chirpify a thank you card for it?

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Remember Twitter Rival Plurk? It Just Locked Down A Million-Dollar Investment

One-time Twitter rival Plurk is back in the headlines this week, thanks to a million-dollar investment from WI Harper Group.

The Canadian startup, seeing the majority of its traffic from Asia and deciding to cede North America to Twitter for the time being, has been restructured and re-headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan.

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Twitter Lets You Share Vines To Facebook Despite Friend Finder Snub – Or Does It?

Remember when Twitter decided to no longer allow Instagrammers to find Tweople and cut off access to its API? And now Facebook (Instagram’s new sugar daddy) is doing the same to Twitter.

But there’s more!

Think Twitter is taking the higher ground by still allowing you to share your Vines to Facebook? Think again.

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Why Didn’t Twitter Snag Instagram?

So the day after every platform was swamped with news of Facebook’s acquisition of Instagram, folks are beginning to wonder why Twitter didn’t make the first move and snap up the extremely popular photo-sharing application. And the fact that Twitter cofounder, Jack Dorsey, was an investor in Instagram has people scratching their heads and wondering, “What was he thinking?”
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Skype Ads Target Twitter And Promise More ‘Human’ Conversations

In an ad campaign designed to encourage folks to ‘return’ to face-to-face communication, Skype is attempting to position itself as mankind’s “one way ticket back to humanity.” As their target audience appears to be folks who spend a good amount of time online, we’re wondering how many will want to be “video-ready” on a moments notice. And what’s the next step? “Outside ready” for real person-to-person interaction? Eek!
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