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Interest in #Twitter is Declining Worldwide (But #Instagram Has Never Been More Popular)

Interest in #Twitter is Declining Worldwide (But #Instagram Has Never Been More Popular)

Twitter hasn’t had the best of years. The stock price has crumbled, analysts are calling for CEO Dick Costolo’s head and the platform is still struggling to find and retain new users.

I have some more bad news: general interest in Twitter worldwide is also very much on the descent, whereas interest in rival Instagram has never been greater.

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Twitter Stock Rallies on CEO Resignation Rumor

Twitter Stock Rallies on CEO Resignation Rumor

Twitter shares closed up almost four percent yesterday after rumours began to circulate that Dick Costolo, the company’s chief executive, might be stepping down.

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Autoplay Videos Might be Coming to #Twitter

Autoplay Videos Might be Coming to Twitter

Twitter is considering making videos shared on the platform play automatically in an effort to keep pace with Google and Facebook, reports Adweek.

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Twitter Co-Founder Doesn’t Care That Instagram Has More Users

Twitter Co-Founder Doesn’t Care That Instagram Has More Users

This week Instagram passed Twitter for total number of active users, registering 300 million to Twitter’s 284 million.

As I wrote in my post, it’s a big deal inasmuch as the active user number is easily the most reported metric for all social platforms. Lots of people seem to really care about it. But here’s one person who doesn’t: Twitter co-founder Evan Williams.

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With 300 Million Users, #Instagram is Now Bigger Than #Twitter

With 300 Million Users, #Instagram is Now Bigger Than #Twitter

Today, Instagram announced that it now has 300 million active users.

That’s bigger than Twitter.

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Google Voted Best Place to Work in America (As #Twitter Drops From #1 to Unranked)

Google Voted Best Place to Work in America (As #Twitter Drops From #1 to Unranked)

The winners of the seventh annual Glassdoor 2015 Employees’ Choice Awards have been announced, and Google has been rated as the number one tech firm and the top overall company to work for in the U.S.

Last year Twitter finished first first amongst tech companies in the poll, and second overall. This year, Twitter didn’t even make the top 50.

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Uber is Now Worth More Than Twitter

Uber is Now Worth More Than Twitter

Uber announced a $1.2 billion round of funding today to help the ridesharing company go after Asian markets, add a ton of extra jobs and do some overdue (and much-needed) upgrades within the company, too.

Since launch Uber has now raised $2.7 billion, and the latest injection values the company at an eye-opening $40 billion. At current market capitalisation, that’s more than Twitter.

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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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