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A look at the highs and lows of a record-breaking election night on social media

Twitter once again proved its value as the leading source of real-time commentary and interaction during a live event on election night. But its rival Facebook found enduring success throughout the election season.
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Twitter’s Vine could still be saved if the latest rumors turn out to be true

Vine is up for grabs according to a new report that claims its parent company Twitter is considering multiple bids for the platform. A takeover could save the video-looping service from the scrap heap, but at what cost?

Twitter now lets you tweet straight from the Android home screen

Twitter for Android is getting a little easier to use -- if you're using a compatible Android launcher, that is. The app now has app shortcuts for things like sending a message and creating a new tweet.
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Is the Twitterverse more #WithHer or on the #TrumpTrain?

This election cycle has seen Twitter come alive as a political tool (largely thanks to Donald Trump's penchant for the social media platform), and a new report from Abodo looks at the digital climate over the last few weeks.
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You can’t vote in the U.S. election by text, despite what Twitter ‘ads’ may say

With only days to go until the presidential election, a number of fake Twitter 'ads' have been trying to trick Clinton supporters into thinking they can vote by text.

Game Awards return in December with live-streamed broadcast available in VR

The Game Awards, video game journalist Geoff Keighley's annual gaming showcase event, will return in December with a live-streamed ceremony honoring the year's best multiplatform releases.
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Twitter has finally gotten around to launching its ‘Highlights’ feature for iOS

A full 18 months after rolling it out for Android, Twitter has finally gotten around to launching its Highlights feature for iOS users, too. The opt-in service offers daily push notifications linking to a curated selection of (hopefully)…
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Twitter’s automated DM response tools for businesses strengthen customer service

Twitter has introduced a couple of handy new direct messaging features for brands and businesses with dedicated support accounts as part of its ongoing bid to make itself the premier customer service portal.
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Giphy is letting you import your Vine accounts and convert your videos into Gifs

Though Giphy is offering the conversion service to disappointed Vine users, Twitter specified that the website would not shut down and would act as a digital archive for videos.
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It’s Apple vs. Microsoft all over again: who’s best now? 2:12

Also today: Twitter pulls the plug on Vine, but what will happen to all the videos? And Tom Hanks is following obscure clues again to save the world in 'Inferno.' Check out our review.
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Apple debuts new MacBook Pro with customizable ‘touch bar’ area 2:47

Also today: Twitter income goes up while jobs go away, new FCC rules further tighten data sharing guidelines for ISPs.
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Twitter cuts the cord on Vine video platform, discontinues support of app

With nine percent of its workforce set to be laid off, Twitter announced its Vine platform will be discontinued. Existing videos will remain online, but the app will no longer function as it once did.