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Should Twitter Own The “Pull To Refresh” Patent?

Twitter has filed a patent application to own the “pull to refresh” functionality, which is increasingly popular on a whole slew of mobile apps, including Facebook and Google+. But should Twitter really be able to own something as basic as pulling the screen down to refresh it?
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Twitter Ads Will Start Appearing On Your Smartphone Soon

Mobile Twitter users, your time has come: you will soon start to see ads in your apps.

Expanding its advertising – called Promoted Products – into its mobile apps is yet another way that Twitter is looking to ramp up its revenue-generating products.
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New Twitter Distribution Plan Will See Verified Accounts Paired With Third-Party Services

That little blue check mark beside Lady Gaga, Sony, and McDonald’s Twitter names now means more than just proof of identity for the big names on the network.

Twitter has announced a distribution program to sync tweets from Verified Accounts to certain third-party apps, so you can see the tweets from your favorite celebs all around the web.
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Twitter.com Gets A Complete Redesign [SCREENSHOTS]

During a press conference at its new headquarters in San Francisco, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo and co-founder Jack Dorsey today unveiled a brand new Twitter.com.

The website and all apps have undergone a complete redesign: content has been moved, photos and videos will now be embedded, and each tweet is given a fuller context. Check out more details and screenshots below.
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Twitter Sites Where You Can Dish on Traffic, What You’re Eating and Gain A Little Peace

You probably use Twitter for about 3 things:

- talking about things that interest you

- connecting with friends and colleagues

- promoting yourself and/or your work

But Iā€™m here to tell you that there is so much more that you can do on Twitter. Come and take a look!
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Do You Know Who Has Access To Your Twitter Account? Check Your Application Settings

When was the last time you checked your Twitter application settings? I bet it’s been a while. It’s not a bad idea to take a look at who you’ve given permission to, as these applications may be able to read, write and even access your direct messages.
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Unofficial Twitter Developer Summit To Go Ahead With Or Without Twitter’s Consent

In response to Twitter canceling the Chirp developer conference held last year, a group of Twitter app developers have come together to put on one of their own.
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Harnessing The Power Of Twitter To Make Tweet Music

Social media has been credited with everything from wasting employees’ time to igniting revolutions across the middle east. It had, however, up until now never been accused of making music. Sam Harmon, an “audio technologist” and applications developer from the UK is working to change that with an app he created called Twinthesis, which uses Twitter’s public API to power a synthesizer on a Mac.

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How Many People Really use Twitter.com?

When Twitter announced changed to its API last week – and effectively told developers to stop making Twitter clients – they claimed that 90% of Twitter users access official Twitter apps each month. However, marketing company Sysomos questioned this figure, which contrasted with their earlier findings that the majority of Twitter users access Twitter through third-party clients. So, how many people really use Twitter.com, and what do the numbers mean?
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Is There Any Value In Branded Twitter Clients?

The video game series “Yakuza” is big in Japan, and its fifth installment, “Yakuza: Of the End,” which pits the gangsters against zombies (a match made in game geek heaven), even has its own branded Twitter client. According to the description in the iTunes store the Yakuza series has sold more than 400 million copies. The Twitter client, not so much.
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