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Twitpic Isn’t Shutting Down Anymore, Says It’s Been Acquired

Twitpic Isn’t Shutting Down Anymore, Says It’s Been Acquired

By Josh Wolford September 19, 2014

According to Twitpic, the company isn’t shutting down anymore. In fact, it’s been acquired and will live on. That’s all according to a tweet – one that’s admittedly sparse in terms of specifics. “We’re happy to announce we’ve been acquired …

Twitter Announces Flight Dev Conference Twitter Announces Flight Dev Conference

Twitter announced the launch of a new (apparently annual) mobile developer conference called Twitter Flight. The news comes days after the company introduced a new buy button, which will enable users to purchase items directly from tweets. The event will …

Twitter Announces New Buy Button Twitter Announces New Buy Button

Everyone is trying to figure out mobile commerce, and the big news is that Twitter just unveiled its role in that – a new Buy button, which will enable users to buy goods and services right from tweets. Twitter joins …

Westboro Baptist Twitter Account Suspended

This week, the Westboro Baptist folks announced their intent to picket the funeral of Joan Rivers. Comments about Rivers finally resulted in the suspension of the group’s main Twitter account – @WBCsays. Several other Twitter accounts opened in the name …

Should Twitter Change Its Timeline Feature? Should Twitter Change Its Timeline Feature?

There have been rumors and fears for quite some time that Twitter would one day implement an algorithmic timeline, which would essentially be its equivalent to Facebook’s News Feed. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem like many users want that. Would you …

Twitpic Will Shut Down September 25, Blames Twitter Twitpic Will Shut Down September 25, Blames Twitter

One of the most popular and Twitter-friendly image hosting sites around, Twitpic, is dead. Twitpic founder Noah Everett has announced that the service will be shutting down on September 25th. Why? Apparently, Twitter was threatening legal action. From the Twitpic …

Twitter Launches New NFL Games Timelines Twitter Launches New NFL Games Timelines

Twitter wants you to run to Twitter when something big is happening on TV, and have been pushing that coveted ‘second-screen’ experience for years. Today, Twitter has furthered that goal by creating new NFL-specific timelines so fans can stay up-to-date …

Twitter Launches Self-Serve Ads In 11 New Countries Twitter Launches Self-Serve Ads In 11 New Countries

Last week, Twitter announced the expansion of Twitter Ads into twelve new markets including: Austria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Ukraine and Portugal. On Thursday, the company announced the launch of self-service ads …

NYPD Cops Are Taking Classes on How to Twitter NYPD Cops Are Taking Classes on How to Twitter

Everyone’s on Twitter these days – you, your mom, your grandma, your high school math teacher, and yes, the police. There are plenty of reasons why a police department would want to maintain a social media presence, and many departments …

Twitter’s Apparently Thinking About Group Chat Twitter’s Apparently Thinking About Group Chat

Does Twitter need a group chat feature? Would you use it? According to the company’s CFO, group chat is one of the functions high up on their future innovation list. Speaking at the Citi Global Technology Conference in New York, …

Zelda Williams Reactivates Twitter Account

Zelda Williams, the daughter of the late great Robin Williams, returned to Twitter after leaving in mid-August, shortly after her father’s death. At the time, she said she didn’t know how long she would be gone, but indicated that it …

Twitter Changes Its Font, Makes Other Updates Twitter Changes Its Font, Makes Other Updates

Twitter has just announced a few changes to twitter.com, most notably a revert back to its old font after a brief stint trying out a new one. At the end of May, Twitter quietly changed the font on Twitter.com from …

Twitter CEO Clarifies When It Will Show Favorites Twitter CEO Clarifies When It Will Show Favorites

Last month, news came out that Twitter would start showing favorites and other activity in users’ timelines. The concept didn’t sit too well with some users. Twitter updated its help documentation to say: Additionally, when we identify a Tweet, an …

Low Reach, Suspect Engagement For Organic Tweets Low Reach, Suspect Engagement For Organic Tweets

“On Twitter, nothing comes between your Tweets and your followers.” That’s what Twitter said in July when it introduced organic tweet analytics. This week, Twitter opened the analytics dashboard to all users after previously only letting advertisers and verified users …

Twitter Opens Analytics To All Users Twitter Opens Analytics To All Users

Twitter announced the expansion of organic tweet analytics, opening its dashboard to all users. Twitter launched the dashboard in July, but it was only available to advertisers and verified users (and you know how hard it can be to become …

Snapchat's Valuation 'Not Absurd' Says Twitter CEO Snapchat's Valuation 'Not Absurd' Says Twitter CEO

Reacting to the news that ephemeral messaging app Snapchat was moving fast toward a $20 million investment from Kleiner Perkins at a $10 billion valuation, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo is defending it – calling it “not absurd.” “Crazy growth, clear …

Twitter Opens Ads To Twelve More Markets Twitter Opens Ads To Twelve More Markets

Twitter announced that it’s expanding Twitter Ads into twelve new markets in Eastern Europe and Portugal. “There has been tremendous growth in this region over the last year, and Twitter Ads will now be available in 35 EMEA (Europe, Middle …