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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…
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New Twitter alert feature means you’ll never miss a live-stream again

Twitter wants its 313 million users to engage more with the service, and it thinks a new alert button could be the answer. Focusing on video, the notification feature will help make sure you never again miss a live-stream of someone you…
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Twitter to host Cheddar’s business news live-streams from NYSE

Twitter has struck up another live-streaming deal, this time to broadcast Cheddar's daily coverage of business news from the NYSE trading floor. Launched in May, Cheddar brands itself as a news network for millennials.
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Twitter likely to start allowing longer tweets from September 19

Twitter is reportedly about to let its users post longer tweets. From Monday, it'll remove several elements from counting toward the 140-character limit, including media attachments such as photos, GIFs, videos, and polls.
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Twitter shares continue to plummet as investors push for takeover

With its growth numbers stagnant — just up 1 percent year-on-year — and nowhere near competitor Facebook’s profitability, although up 20 percent from last quarter, shareholders are left scratching their heads.