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Swipe through video replay trailers with Periscope's new Highlights reel

Periscope has launched a range of new features to help users discover new broadcasts on its iOS and Android apps, including a new Highlights reel that generates scrollable video trailers for all the replays on your home feed.
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Astronomers confirm a huge, X-shaped bulge at the center of the Milky Way

There’s a massive bulge at the center of the Milky Way galaxy and it’s not just happy to see us. The X-shaped structure has been theorized for years, but was finally observed by two astronomers, with a little help from Twitter.
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Teal drone satisfies your need for remote-controlled speed 2:47

A hot-rod drone with a high-powered heart, Twitter shuts down account belonging to Breitbart tech editor, Microsoft reminds you to upgrade again and again.
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Celebs force Twitter to bust racist trolls after Leslie Jones controversy

Twitter has taken action against the racist trolls that Leslie Jones said were verbally attacking her, after a celebrity campaign against the inaction of the social network and in support of the Ghostbusters star.
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Want the little blue checkmark by your Twitter handle? Now you can as Twitter broadens verification

Twitter is now allowing all users to apply for a verified account -- the little blue checkmark next to profile handles which indicates authenticity. It's rolling out globally over the coming days.
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Twitter steps up its game, joins with NBA on pair of new, exclusive live shows

Twitter and the NBA have partnered to bring two exclusive, live shows to the social news service that will integrate with Twitter conversations. Vine and Periscope will also get in on the action with more behind-the-scenes content.
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Attempted coup in Turkey results in social media clampdown

Turkey saw a social media blackout on Friday during an attempted coup by the country’s military, with reports that Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube were all down. Live-streaming platforms are still being used to broadcast scenes on the…
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Full streams ahead for Twitter as it strikes Pac-12 live university sports deal

Twitter has signed another sports-oriented live-streaming deal, this time with Pac-12. The agreement will see Twitter stream the network's university sports events during the 2016-17 season, totalling 150 games.
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Metro’s new Pokémon Go Twitter account could derail your journey to work

The Metropolitan Transport Authority has launched a new Twitter account dedicated to helping Pokémon Go players find the game's rarest creatures in and around Los Angeles as they make their daily commutes.
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Twitter gets more emojis: Unicode’s latest batch of icons land on the social network

Twitter has become the first social platform to offer support for the 72 new emojis available with Unicode 9, including the selfie, clown, and avocado icons. Find out how you can use the all the new emojis in your tweets.
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‘Pokémon Go’ surges past Twitter and Facebook, dominating Android downloads, daily use

We all know Pokémon GO is huge, but just how big is it? We're beginning to learn, as the hot new mobile game just surged past Twitter and Facebook in a couple of key areas.
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Twitter continues live-streaming expansion with Bloomberg news deal

Twitter and Bloomberg have a struck a deal to live-stream several of the media network’s weekday news programs on the social network, including its Wall Street coverage. The partnership marks Twitter's first foray into live news…