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Coming Soon From Twitter: Group Direct Messages, Better Search, Algorithmic Timelines

Coming Soon From Twitter: Group Direct Messages, Better Search, Algorithmic Timelines

People hate change. And lately, with Twitter, that’s become a bit of a problem, as they’re changing pretty much everything.

Some of the changes have been well received. Others are less popular, but Twitter doesn’t seem to care. They’re on a roll.

And according to chief financial officer Anthony Noto, even bigger changes are still to come.

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Is Visual Content the Future of Social Media? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Is Visual Content the Future of Social Media? [INFOGRAPHIC]

In the past year or two photo and video-friendly social networks such as Instagram, Pinterest and Vine have exploded in popularity. Five tweets in every second contain a Vine link, and Twitter revamped its entire timeline and profile page design to better incorporate images and even animated GIFs.

All of which begs the question: is visual content the future of social media?

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Snapchat $10 Billion Valuation ‘Not Absurd’, Says Twitter CEO

Snapchat $10 Billion Valuation 'Not Absurd', Says Twitter CEO

Have you heard? Snapchat has been valued at $10 billion.

It’s an amazing number. You can’t quite believe it. After all, Snapchat is just a bit of fun, right? One of those silly apps that gets a ton of buzz before disappearing up its own hype.

You know, like Yo.

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Twitter Working With Payments Startup Stripe on Shopping Button

Twitter Working With Payments Startup Stripe on Shopping Button

Rumours about shopping functionality coming to Twitter have been circulating for quite some time now. In July a “buy now” button was seen in the wild by some users of Twitter’s mobile app, and earlier this month a payment and shipping option appeared on the Twitter Android app for a select few.

Now, things are really heating up, as reports suggest that Twitter is having serious talks with payments startup Stripe about implementing e-commerce features on the platform, which could launch later this year.

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What’s a Twitter Timeline? It’s a Place Where we Can Put Anything we Want, Says Twitter

What's a Twitter Timeline? It's a Place Where we Can Put Anything we Want, Says Twitter

Earlier this week we reported on news that Twitter has started showing favourites to some users from the accounts that they follow. That is, when their friends favourite a tweet, some of them show up in their timeline.

We’ve also noted how Twitter has been showing tweets from accounts that their friends follow to some users. Both of these updates are being tested on the usual small subset of profiles in Twitter’s everyday experiments, and they work in much the same way that retweets from people you follow appear in your feed.

People hate change, but it really feels like everybody hates these changes from Twitter. But here’s the thing: Twitter doesn’t care.

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23 Million of Twitter’s ‘Active Users’ are Bots

23 Million of Twitter's 'Active Users' are Bots

Earlier this month we looked at data from Twitter which revealed that 14 percent of Twitter’s monthly active users (MAUs), which totalled 271 million as of its most recent earnings, used third party apps to access the service.

Which meant that almost 40 million Twitter users were never served ads.

Twitter has clarified this metric in a new filing, breaking down that 14 percent into three important groups, one of which reveals a startling number who aren’t human.

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14% Use Third Party Apps for Twitter (Which Means 40 Million Never See Ads)

14% Use Third Party Apps for Twitter (Which Means 40 Million Never See Ads)

Twitter released its second quarter earnings report last week to much fanfare, and rightly so, as the figures beat Wall Street expectations across the board.

The most closely-watched metric in Twitter’s report was, as usual, its monthly active users (MAUs) tally, which has now reached 271 million. However, buried deep in the presentation that accompanied the release was a worrying statistic: 14 percent of Twitter accounts log on or connect to the service via third party apps, which means that close to 40 million of its active users are never served ads.

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Twitter’s Next Milestone: 300 Million Active Users Before 2015 [CHART]

Twitter's Next Milestone: 300 Million Active Users Before 2015 [CHART]

Twitter smashed almost every Wall Street estimation with its Q2 2014 earnings report released last night, and the stock subsequently went through the roof in the after-market, rallying more than 35 percent at one stage.

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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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Twitter Acquires Mobile Retargeting Leader TapCommerce

Twitter Acquires Mobile Retargeting Leader TapCommerce

Twitter has acquired TapCommerce, a leader in mobile retargeting and re-engagement advertising.

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