Social Media

Twitter tests sports live-streams with Wimbledon tennis broadcasts

Twitter has launched a test live-stream of the Wimbledon tennis championships on a dedicated website that lets you tweet along with the action. The new feature gives us a glimpse of what the upcoming Twitter NFL live-streams may look like.

Microsoft’s Dona Sarkar confirms Insider program will continue after Anniversary Update

The new head of Microsoft's Windows Insider program said that it will continue to roll out preview builds long after Anniversary Update lands in August.
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Judge issues Twitter ban to man who sent threatening tweets to senators

A man who was arrested after tweeting death threats to Republican senators and members of Congress has been banned from using Twitter by a federal judge. Uber driver Kyler Schmitz was arrested earlier this week over the threatening…
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Today, we’re celebrating Social Media Day, otherwise known as Thursday

On a day that will literally be just like any other day, today, we are celebrating Social Media Day. First established in 2010, the day is meant to "highlight the ways digital culture has revolutionized how we communicate."
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Turkey throttles access to Facebook and Twitter following airport attacks

Following the attacks on Istanbul Atatürk Airport, the Turkish government imposed severe throttling on social media platforms, including Facebook and Twitter. Some consider such throttling a form of censorship.
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Twitter taps former Apple designer to lead its charge into VR

Twitter has hired ex-Apple designer Alessandro Sabatelli as director of its newly created VR and AR team, which will operate within its machine learning department, Twitter Cortex, and create new experiences for its platform.
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Twitter Dashboard tells users what to tweet about to gain followers

Twitter has launched a new iOS app aimed at businesses, which can schedule, curate, and measure the impact of tweets. The "Dashboard" app also suggests tweet ideas to help companies engage with potential customers.
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With #Stickers, Twitter offers a new way to have a little fun with your photos

Twitter is giving users a new way to decorate photos and interact with others on the service. #Stickers let users be expressive, while also serving as embedded hashtags to automatically group images together that use the same sticker.
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This adorable robot with AI is going to be the hottest tech toy ever

If Disney’s Wall-E were to come to life and become your pet, it would be Cozmo, an extremely interactive robot who displays emotion and loves to play.

Can you spend a week speaking only in emojis? I wouldn’t recommend it

I spent a week conducting all my online conversations in the emojis, and while my fiancé hasn’t called off our engagement (yet), I discovered that our 21st century hieroglyphics have some flaws.
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Twitter and Foursquare partner to let you follow major events through location tags

Twitter has partnered with Foursquare on a new feature that lets you tag your precise location in a tweet, which can then be found on a location timeline. The update is currently being rolled out to iOS users, and will soon be available to…
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Twitter wants you to get more creative, now lets you post videos of up to 140 seconds

Thirty seconds not enough for your Twitter videos? Well, now you have 140 seconds to work with. The change sees Twitter playing catch-up with rival services, with Instagram upping its limit to 60 seconds in March and Facebook digging ever…