Twitter has recently been on a spree where it is asking companies and parties to pay more and more for access to APIs. Now, researchers with access to Decahose are being targeted to pay $42K a month.
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Although we haven't received any new Windows 11 builds this week, the last 7 days brought plenty of news. It is time to recap the most interesting and noteworthy stories from the world of Microsoft.
After six former workers sued Twitter, S.F. authorities opened an investigation into the company's headquarters. Elon Musk's team is charged with deliberately breaking federal laws in the case.
GroupM has reversed its "high risk" designation of Twitter. This means that its clients can resume their advertisements on the website and Twitter can begin earning revenue from those ads.
Meta is reportedly developing a text-focused app that will rival Twitter. Leaked screenshots show an interface resembling a mix of Instagram and Twitter. When is the early access date?
Twitter has written a letter to Microsoft to review its use of Twitter data and to complain that the company hasn't paid for access. It wants a report back from the company by next month.
Twitter has acquired business matching startup Laskie. Under Elon Musk's leadership, an important step is being taken towards turning Twitter into a versatile "super-app". Here are the details.
Musk did not name who the new CEO will be but she will start in six weeks. He will remain at the company as its executive chairman and CTO, and he will be "overseeing product, software & sysops."
Twitter's encrypted DMs are now available for eligible users on the latest versions of its app for mobile and web. The feature only works for verified users, verified organizations, and affiliates.
Twitter is getting a bunch of new features such as DM Replies, a new emoji picker, and encrypted DMs, the company announced. In the future, Twitter will also add video and audio calling functionality.
Today Elon Musk has taken to Twitter to confirm another move by the platform, to remove accounts that have seen no activity at all for an as of yet undefined amount of years on the site.
Twitter has confirmed that a security breach caused Twitter Circle tweets to be accessible to everyone. Meant for a select group of people, Circle tweets were viewable to everyone for almost a month.
The latest reversal by Twitter comes a few days after the New York City Subway said it would no longer use the social network for traffic alerts due to its refusal to pay the company's new API charges
Numerous online reports showed that Twitter was kicking off users who were signed onto the social network's website. However, it appears as if this new issue is slowly but surely being fixed.
After Microsoft, WordPress is the latest company to leave Twitter's API. This happened after Twitter suddenly suspended WordPress from accessing their API without any warning on April 3rd.
The hit animated movie adapting Nintendo's video game franchise was uploaded on Twitter this past weekend. It stayed uploaded for hours until it was finally taken down by the social network.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has stopped using Twitter to provide real-time alerts to customers. This decision comes amidst Twitter's hefty $50,000 demand to continue using its APIs.
One of the two fake Twitter accounts claimed it was the UK branch of Disney Junior, while the other claimed it was an account for MTV's The Challenge show. Both accounts have now been taken down.
The newly restored blue checkmarks are another example of a partial reversal for Twitter, which took down the legacy verified badges for nearly all of the accounts that had them just a few days ago.
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Twitter's search feature appears to be unavailable to people not signed into the site. It was possible to search while logged out until recently. To use search, you'll have to log in with an account.
Elon Musk has admitted that he's paying for a few celebrities like Stephen King, LeBron James, and William Shatner to keep their blue verified checkmark when everyone else now has to pay $8 a month.
The disabling of this feature on Twitter is likely due to Microsoft deciding to no longer use Twitter's API which is now only available for a starting price of $42,000 for large companies.
Now the only way you can have a blue "Verified" checkmark on your Twitter page is to pay $8 a month for a Twitter Blue subscription that also comes with a number of other features.
Microsoft Advertising has decided to no longer support Twitter starting April 25. However, this move has apparently caused Twitter CEO Elon Musk to threaten Microsoft with a lawsuit.
Twitter Blue customers can now post long-form content on the social network. The company said subscribers will have an upper limit for their posts of 10,000 characters. It also launched subscriptions.
Twitter is going to be giving users the ability to buy and sell stocks, cryptocurrencies and other assets thanks to a new partnership with social trading company eToro, starting from Thursday.
National Public Radio says that it gets less than one percent of its yearly budget from the US government and that Twitter's "government-funded media" label is "inaccurate and misleading"
Substack links can be retweeted, replied to, and liked once again by users on Twitter posts. However, searching for "Substack" on Twitter still returns results for "newsletter" instead.
Twitter has not given an official explanation for blocking links from the Substack service, but one of the writers of the "Twitter Files" claims it's because of the new Twitter-like Substack Notes.
Twitter was expected to remove verified checkmarks from older, non-paying, accounts this weekend, but the social network decided instead to label them as having a "legacy verified account."
The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Politico, and other big media outlets have publicly revolted against Elon Musk's plan to charge $8 a month for a blue "verification" check on Twitter accounts.
Twitter is working on a new For You feed that boosts blue tick accounts. Elon Musk also stated that those who want to vote in polls will now also need to purchase Twitter Blue for $7 per month.
Twitter revealed the source code leak in a court filing on Friday, but there's no word on who posted the code on GitHub, nor how long it was available on the Microsoft-owned software development site.
The option to either show or hide the Twitter Blue checkmark was discovered in the social network's code by an app developer, but this feature could end up not going live to the general public.
By April 1st, Twitter will remove all legacy verified checkmarks on its platform. These checkmarks were previously given to high-profile accounts like celebrities, politicians, and public figures.
Twitter will be open-sourcing the tweet recommendation code by the end of the month. Elon Musk said the code is in an embarrassing state and isn't even understood by engineers at the company.
The new sharing feature is one of several new additions to Bing Chat that Microsoft mentions in a new blog post, alongside faster responses when the service is set to “Balanced” mode and more.
The lifting of the ban by Google's YouTube means that Donald Trump can now upload new videos to his channel, if he chooses to do. His previous bans on other social networks have already been lifted
Meta is developing a decentralised text-based social media platform that will run on the same protocol as that of Twitter rival Mastodon and aims to create a more transparent and secure social media.