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Twitter now lets you add a Periscope link to your profile

Twitter is launching a new Periscope integration option for users of the live-streaming platform. Starting today, you have the option to provide a link to your Periscope profile on your Twitter page.
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Pinterest taps former Twitter exec as first CFO amid IPO talk

Pinterest is fueling speculation over a possible IPO after appointing its first chief financial officer. Todd Morgenfeld -- whose previous position was VP of finance at Twitter -- has nabbed the role, the company announced on Tuesday.

Wall Street rumor: Is Disney interested in bringing Netflix into the fold?

A Wall Street rumor has the House of Mouse interested in purchasing internet streaming video giant Netflix. The two companies have been friendly during Netflix's Marvel-show era.
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Twitter can help you register to vote in exchange for a direct message

The official Twitter Government account can now help you get registered to vote online, and provide you with additional location-based voting info. To get the ball rolling, all you have to do is say hello in the form of a direct message.
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Sniffles, shuffles and social media: Presidential debate breaks Twitter records

Twitter was transformed into a treasure trove of live chatter during last night’s presidential debate. From fact-checking tweets to hilarious memes, these are the debate moments that dominated the conversation on Twitter.
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Google and Salesforce are reportedly interested in acquiring Twitter

Twitter, the embattled social network, is searching for a buyer. Rumor has it that potential buyers include Google and Salesforce, among others, and that a deal could be announced before the end of this year.
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Tech giants count up their cash as the battle to buy Twitter gears up

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Governments are requesting more Twitter user data than ever before

Twitter's latest biannual transparency report shows an increase in user data requests from governments, with the U.S. demanding the most info. The insightful report also provides a detailed breakdown of account data requests by state.
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Looking to watch the presidential debates? Just head over to Twitter

A new deal brokered between the social media platform and Bloomberg Television will allow the Twitterverse to view a live-stream of all three presidential debates, the first of which is to take place on September 26.
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Twitter has finally made it possible to post longer tweets

After first announcing the idea four months ago, Twitter has finally made it possible to post longer tweets. Starting Monday, photos, videos, GIFs, polls, and quote tweets no longer count toward the 140-character limit.
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Twitter now tells you which business accounts to contact for customer support

Twitter has rolled out a number of new tools aimed at making it easier for customers find and contact companies using tweets and direct messages. The updates are aimed at streamlining the customer support process on the platform.
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Facebook and Twitter take steps to wipe the web of fake news

Facebook and Twitter are fed up with fake news, so much so that they've joined media giants such as the New York Times and CNN to tackle the proliferation of bogus stories, and on a wider scale to improve the overall quality of information…