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See Twitter Trends Now For More Than 200 Cities

This week Twitter announced the launch of Trends in 100 more cities around the world including Istanbul, Frankfurt, Guadalajara and Incheon.

The update means that you can now get access to breaking news in more than 200 locations around the globe.

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Twitter Minions Cringe As CEO Vows Downloadable Tweets By End Of Year

Twitter’s CEO, Dick Costolo gave an hour-long presentation the University of Michigan recently and during this speech he insisted, yet again, that users will be able to download ALL of their tweets by the end of the year.¬†But is that possible?

Twitter engineers seem to think not. Pretty much everybody writing about this topic seems to think not. So why the impossible challenge? That doesn’t seem very Holiday Spirit-ish.

Is Costolo a grinch?

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Now You Can Email Tweets To The Twitterphobes In Your Life

To those folks who ask you “what’s Twitter?” (your mom) or “what’s so interesting over there?” (usually Facebook people) or for those friends who just need to see what a tweet looks like before making the leap, you can now show them what the hubbub is about, thanks to a new feature headed your way: The ability to email your tweets to those non-tweople.

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Twitter Employees Get Early Access To New Blogging Platform

Chalk this up to yet another reason to want to work at Twitter: early access to cool new blogging platforms.

Sure, the odds were stacked in their favor with the platform being run by one of Twitter’s co-founders, but still. You know you’re jealous.

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Laughs Likely When Twitter’s CEO Speaks At Alma Mater

Wouldn’t you love to go to your high school reunion and say “yeah, I haven’t been up to much . . . still just doing the CEO thing at Twitter.” Bam.

Well, Twitter’s CEO, Dick Costolo could do that. But this post isn’t about high school reunions or showing off – it’s about college (and showing off).

Costolo will be speaking at his alma mater this month, sharing how he became CEO at Twitter. Oh and he was a comedian for a while too, so there are bound to be some funny moments.

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Twitter’s Latest High Profile Hire: Head Of Global Operations

Hot on the heels of it’s First Amendment new hire yesterday, Twitter announced another high profile new hire today, snatching away Ben Grossman, the former¬†Editor-in-Chief of Broadcasting & Cable to be the new head of Twitter’s Global Operations for Twitter’s Media team.

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In Fight To Protect Free Speech, Twitter Adds First Amendment Pro To Team

Free speech advocates find themselves on a precarious perch when it comes to Twitter. You can’t blame the blue bird for it though, they try their damnedest to protect users, but they have their work cut out for them.

And they’ve just hired a First Amendment pro to help even the odds.

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Twitter Rumored To Be Considering Possibly Adding A Woman To Its Board. Maybe.

File this one under news that shouldn’t be: There’s a rumor circulating that Twitter is considering adding a (gasp!) woman to its board of directors.

And you know what THAT means. Next thing you know, there will be . . . two.

But wait, let’s slow this crazy train down a bit and see what all the fuss is about.

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Outage Reveals Another Annoying Side To Twitter’s Link Shortener

Did you notice that your links weren’t working Monday night?

Well, they weren’t. For anybody.

Yet another reason to be annoyed with Twitter’s “”

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Twitter Acquires Video Service; Are Third Party Video Developers In Danger Now Too?

Earlier today, we heard that Twitter was considering building its own video-hosting technology and now we’ve learned they just acquired a video clip company.

Beware, third party video developers. Beware.

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