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Posts Tagged ‘twitter rumours’

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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Twitter’s Latest Experiment: Retweet With Comment

Twitter's Latest Experiment: Retweet With Comment

By its own admission 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.

Twitter’s latest venture is a tweak that many users have wanted for a long, long time: retweets with comments.

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Twitter’s Latest Experiment: ‘Views’ In Tweets

Twitter's Latest Experiment: 'Views' In Tweets

Twitter tries out new features all the time – indeed, back in September the company revealed that it’s “rare for a day to go by when we’re not releasing at least one experiment”. Most of these experiments don’t become parts of the core system, and they’re always tested on a small subset of users.

Right now, one of Twitter’s current experiments is showing how many times your tweet has been viewed by others. Which has pros and cons, both for users and Twitter themselves.

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Twitter Might Be Changing How @ Replies And Hashtags Work

Twitter Might Be Changing How @ Replies And Hashtags Work

Twitter has a growth problem. And here’s why: for many new users, it’s simply too confusing. And that’s a problem they need to resolve, and soon. But is changing its core and iconic functionality really the answer?

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Cuba Blames Twitter User And “Necrophiliac Counter-Revolutionaries” For Castro Death Rumours

Cuba has accused Twitter of both starting and helping to spread a rumour that began on Monday that former leader Fidel Castro had died, suggesting that the social network helped spread disinformation about Castro’s passing by allowing the #fidelcastro hashtag to become a trending topic.

The state-run Cubadebate website singled out one user for particularly harsh criticism, before suggesting that “necrophiliac counter-revolutionaries” worsened the situation by jumping on the story, and that Twitter has also previously censored topics that were in favour of the Cuban government.

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Rumour: Twitter Buying TweetDeck For $50 Million

Twitter is in “advanced talks” to acquire TweetDeck, the popular desktop client, for around $50 million, reports the Wall Street Journal, sourcing people “familiar with the matter”.

Back in February the blogspace was buzzing with the ‘news’ that TweetDeck was about to be purchased by Ubermedia for between $25-30 million. When Twitter turned off Ubermedia’s faucet, that story promptly disappeared.

So is this another silly rumour, or is TweetDeck really in play?

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