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Twitter to live-stream one-off Showtime Championship Boxing event

Twitter is set to live-stream Showtime Sports’ telecast of its Championship Boxing triple-header this Saturday, headlined by a welterweight clash between four-division world champion Adrien Broner and Adrian Granados.

15 seconds of fame: Add yourself to Maroon 5's latest music video using your phone

To help promote its latest single, Cold, Maroon 5 has partnered with shared media company Vivoom to allow fans to upload a 15-second video onto the group's website and have it inserted into the music video.
Social Media

Twitter is now placing a timeout on the activity of abusive users

Twitter is reportedly putting abusive users in the naughty corner. The social platform's latest safety measure places a temporary timeout on accounts deemed to be using abusive language against other users.
Social Media

Twitter to show you more video content in trends and on timelines

Twitter wants you to watch more videos. To help give user-generated clips and professional live-streams maximum exposure the platform is surfacing video in more places, including the top trends feed.
Cool Tech

You are what you tweet: Twitter reveals how America eats and exercises

Called the Lexicocalorimeter, a new tool is scanning Twitter for mentions of food and exercise to track how America is eating and staying healthy. Or, judging from all the pizza and TV references, how we're not.
Social Media

J.K. Rowling-Piers Morgan Twitter spat prompts one bookstore to take action

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling and former CNN anchor Piers Morgan got into a fight on Twitter recently. Lots of their followers were quick to get involved, though one British bookshop's response certainly stood out.
Social Media

Twitter kills off latest safety update after wave of negative feedback

Twitter is reversing a safety update aimed at combatting harassment on its site after it was criticized by users of the social platform. Twitter quickly admitted that the change was a "misstep" on its part.
Social Media

Cheap date: Tinder will reward your emoji-only story with Valentine’s Day cash

Tinder has started a contest to reward people with funds for Valentine's Day dates to whomever gives the best date proposals using nothing but emojis. Tinder will spend a total of $10,000 to reward up to $500 to each winning…
Social Media

Staying the course — Jack Dorsey to remain at the helm of both Twitter and Square

Jack Dorsey is at the helm of both Twitter and Square. And despite the many challenges, that's how things are going to stay. Twitter missed Wall Street's revenue targets, posting just 1 percent year-over-year growth.

Put down that wallet before buying a PC — Intel just teased its eighth-gen CPU

Intel hopped onto Twitter on Thursday to tease customers with an eighth-generation Core processor carrot believed to be filled with ... coffee. The new chips are expected to launch later this year.
Social Media

Twitter no longer shows you offensive content in search or tweet replies

Twitter is rolling out stronger measures to suppress abuse on its site. The move sees the platform take a more proactive approach by hiding offensive tweets from various sections of its site using machine learning systems.
DT Daily

Twitter CEO says new tools to fight online abuses are almost here 3:14

Also today: The FTC drops the hammer on Vizio over data collection, and YouTube rolls out live mobile video feature, but not to everyone.