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According to a new report from CNBC, Google and Salesforce are potential bidders for an acquisition of Twitter, pushing the social network's stock up by more than 15% in pre-market this morning.
After announcing the new features back in May, Twitter has finally announced the rollout of its new character limits, which are that media attachments and Quote Tweets won't count toward them.
Twitter will begin rolling out changes to the way its character limit determines how many characters a user can tweet. The changes will allow users to type 140 character messages more easily.
Next week, Microsoft will close its Lumia Twitter accounts for individual markets and regions, as well as its @LumiaHelp support account, merging those activities into 'unified, global' accounts.
Motorola recently took to Twitter to accuse Samsung of stealing its 'Always-On Display' feature in the Galaxy Note7. The company claims that it had the idea first, when it launched the Moto X in 2013.
Twitter announced today that it will be bringing new notification controls to its platform. One of those is a quality filter, which will "improve the quality of tweets by using a variety of signals".
A U.S. court judge has decided that Twitter is not responsible for terrorist content on its service, after a widow sued it for allegedly giving ISIS a voice to spread their propaganda.
The Vine team at Twitter had a domain that allowed anybody - without authentication - to download their images for the Vine webapp. The vulnerability has since been fixed.
Twitter announced today that it would finally be opening up its verification process - a feature that was previously very exclusive. Soon, anyone will be able to apply for a verified account.
In the coming weeks, Twitter is adding a new feature that will allow users to spruce up their photos. '#Stickers' can be added to any photo, will act as visual hashtags and will be searchable.
Twitter now allows you to tweet videos that are up to 140 seconds in length, and plans to introduce the same feature on Vine. The company has also rolled out a new "Twitter Engage" app.
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Following the leak of over 32 million user credentials, Twitter has now responded by locking an indeterminate number of users out of their accounts pending a password reset.
TfL says it's "worked closely with Twitter" on a new pilot scheme to deliver urgent updates - informing passengers about disruptions that may affect their journeys around London - via direct messages.
Twitter has announced features for its platform for the Euro 2016 football (soccer) competition which begins on Friday. The firm says after each match it'll project team colours on the Eiffel Tower.
A large number of Twitter passwords, e-mails and usernames are reportedly up for sale on the dark web. However, there's good reason to believe Twitter wasn't hacked in this instance.
NFL commissioner, Roger Goodell, is the latest high-profile person to be pronounced "dead" from a hacked Twitter account. The hack comes shortly after several celebrities were targeted online.
Twitter has unveiled the latest version of its Android app, featuring a new look in line with Google's Material Design language, and an updated user experience, including a 'floating action button'.
Twitter has introduced an "Insiders" program, where selected people become a part of a discussion community that aims to help brands connect better to the users of the platform.
The European Commission has announced a new agreement of collaboration between the Union's institutions and the four major tech companies in an effort to stop illegal online hate speech and extremism.
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Twitter will no longer count @names or media attachments as part of the 140-character limit; the '.@' requirement to reach all followers will be dropped; and users will be able to retweet themselves.
As part of a move to make its platform more user-friendly and increase engagement, Twitter may soon stop counting photos and links towards the 140-character limit for tweets.
EE has taken a swing at rival mobile network, Three, by getting one of its adverts banned in the UK, and then proceeding to mock the network on Twitter, by making fun of its advertising campaign.
Periscope is adding drone streaming, archiving of streams and a new search feature to its live streaming service, promising that the features will arrive in the coming weeks.
In a move that will please data privacy advocates, Twitter has declined to further its involvement with the US intelligence community and their access to Dataminr, a widely used analytics platform.
Sharing your thoughts with the world could get easier, as tests are underway on a new UI for Twitter. The popular social networking app could soon feature tabs, an easier navigation system and an FAB.
If you've been trying to access Twitter from your mobile or computer, you'll notice that the service is failing to load or post tweets. The service outage occurred within the past 30 minutes.
Twitter has updated its app for iOS and Android, making it easier to share tweets via Direct Message. The new button will arrive in an update that is scheduled to roll out today.
Microsoft has once again sent out a refresher of all the apps that will be coming in the Universal Windows App format in the near future, in addition to some new apps that were previously missing.
Move over Cortana - Microsoft has a new artificial intelligence called 'Tay', and she's ready - and eager - to chat with you right now on Twitter. The more you talk, the smarter she gets.
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Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey, has announced that the company is to keep its 140-character limit for Tweets, whilst also reiterating the policies of the site in regards to harassment.
Twitter has announced that from April 15, it will terminate support on Windows for its TweetDeck application - a favorite among power users - directing users to switch to TweetDeck on the web instead.
Twitter has updated their Universal Windows app, bringing an all-new look and feel to the app for Windows 10 Mobile. Previously, Twitter's UWP app was only available for desktop.
Tech companies including Facebook and Microsoft have filed legal briefs supporting Apple's fight against the US government regarding backdoor implementation. They say it sets a dangerous precedent.
An ever-controversial musician/entrepreneur, Kanye West has put his foot in it again on Twitter, accidentally posting evidence of searching for torrents, and sparking a feud with EDM artist Deadmau5.
Terrorist group ISIS has threatened Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey after suspending their accounts, promising to fight back and counter their attacks against them.
Twitter is on a roll with new features today. Users can now begin recording and sharing video through Twitter. The update will begin rolling out on Android and iOS starting today.
Twitter is rolling out a new GIF search feature for people using the Twitter app or the web site. The option to add a GIF to a tweet will have a dedicated button when composing a tweet.
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In a blog post today, Twitter has announced that it is beginning to roll out changes to its timeline, prioritizing 'important' tweets, but it's not replacing the standard chronological timeline.
In a wide-ranging discussion, the former Microsoft CEO also discussed his Twitter investment, his charitable work, and revealed that he meets with Satya Nadella 4 to 5 times a year to brainstorm.
Twitter is reportedly planning to introduce a new timeline feature that arranges tweets on what an algorithm think a user wants to see. This sparked flak from users, with many complaints going around.
Microsoft's Joe Belfiore let people know he was in Japan via Twitter, but the Internet was more concerned about him using an iPhone. Naturally, there was a perfectly good explanation for this.
A top team of executives is leaving Twitter as soon as today. The company is losing its VPs of media, engineering and product development, while hiring a new head for its PR division.
Sina Weibo, the Chinese alternative for Twitter, has announced that it is raising the limit for messages on its social network from 140 characters to a rumored maximum of 2000 characters.
Google's head of ideas explains how the online fight against ISIS and other terror groups may yield easy short-term wins, as ISIS users are neither technologically savvy nor as numerous as claimed.