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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.
Social Media

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…
Social Media

Twitter opens the high-quality GIF floodgates with new expanded size limit

Twitter now lets you upload animated GIF files of up to 15MB, up from just 5MB previously. The update, which was spotted by a number of GIF enthusiasts, is currently only available for Twitter for the web.
Social Media

Twitter will live-stream both the Republican and Democratic National Conventions

Twitter will be live-streaming the Republican National Convention. And of course, in the interest of fairness, it'll also be live-streaming the Democratic National Convention the following week in Philadelphia.
Social Media

PostGhost deleted tweet archive gets cease-and-desist request, gives up the ghost

Deleted tweet archive PostGhost announced it received an email from Twitter and decided to shut down in order to comply with Twitter's request. PostGhost posted deleted tweets from people with large numbers of followers.
Social Media

Social media battle against Islamic State is working — Twitter traffic down 45 percent

The battle against the Islamic State has taken form over multiple fronts, and when it comes to the digital theater, the U.S. is making ground. IS Twitter traffic has taken a nosedive of 45 percent over the last two years.
Social Media

Jack Dorsey’s Twitter account was hacked, but don’t worry, Twitter can’t see your Vine password

Mark Zuckerberg may tape over his webcam to keep himself safe, but there didn't seem to be much Jack Dorsey could do to keep his own Twitter account secure. That's right -- not even the CEO of Twitter is immune to Twitter hacks.
Social Media

Twitter reportedly pursuing live sports streaming deals with NBA, MLS, and Turner

Twitter wants to bring more sports streams to its platform, according to a new report. Following its live-streaming partnership with the NFL, the social network is now chasing similar deals with the NBA, MLS, and Turner.
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.
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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.
Social Media

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…
Social Media

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."