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Twitter brings pop-up notifications

Published by on Apr 11th, 2014, No Comments

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It certainly is a heavy news week for Twitter. Earlier in the week, we reported about Twitter’s redesign that looks awfully like Facebook, and now they are rolling out a new way of sending users notifications when they are on the web.

The notifications are real-time, but you will also receive a pop-up when going to Twitter.com in the case that there are any messages, replies or retweets. You’ll be able to favourite, retweet and reply to interactions directly from notification windows. (more…)

Twitter has a new look – and it looks awfully familiar

Published by on Apr 9th, 2014, No Comments

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Yesterday,  Twitter started rolling out a redesigned look for its user profiles. While most users usually welcome a new look, we’re not so sure if they’ll be to excited about this new look – mostly because it looks exactly like Facebook.

When the first screenshots of Twitter’s redesign started surfacing yesterday, we got a little bit of déja vu. We have definitely seen the same design somewhere else before.

The new look features a bigger profile picture and also has an entirely new ‘header’ image. This header image is much like (read: exactly like) Facebook’s cover photo on their user profiles.  (more…)

More ads coming to your Twitter feed

Published by on Apr 7th, 2014, No Comments

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Adverts in social media are simply unavoidable, and we should all just accept it. But is there a point when you say “Enough is enough”?

According to reports, we might be seeing a lot more ads on Twitter before the end of the year. Twitter plans to debut 15 new types of ad products over the next six months as a bid to gain more advertising dollars and mobile game developers over to its side. (more…)

Twitter’s first earnings report on NYSE is a mixed bag

Published by on Feb 7th, 2014, No Comments

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Twitter hasn’t been on the stock exchange for too long, and the time has come for their first earnings report to public investors. It has its positives and negatives. CEO Dick Costolo says it was the “strongest financial quarter to date.” The company posted small earnings of $45 million for the quarter and a total of $75 for the year. Quarterly revenues were at $242 million, which is a 116 percent jump from this quarter last year. (more…)

Twitter Tell-All Book to become TV-Show

Published by on Dec 19th, 2013, No Comments

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The world’s fascination with social media and the behind-the-scenes drama of some of the world’s largest and most successful social networks seems to be growing daily. And now there will be one more project to satisfy the need to know more abut the ins and outs of social media.

‘Hatching Twitter’ by New York Times columnist and reporter, Nick Bilton, caused quite a stir even before its release on November 5. We speculated a while back that the book might also be turned into a movie. It seems our speculations were (kind of) right.  (more…)

Apple buys Topsy, a Twitter search and analytics firm

Published by on Dec 3rd, 2013, No Comments

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Apple has certainly been using those coffers filled with cash lately. They have made a number of acquisitions in the last year, including the Kinect co-creators. They aren’t done yet, though. According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple has purchased Topsy, a search engine and analytics firm for tweets that have been one of Twitter’s biggest partners. Though there’s no clear implication for what Apple might do with Topsy, the Journal suggests that it could begin using Topsy’s data to better target ads, to inform users of its products about popular subjects, or to generally tap into of-the-moment interests. (more…)

Twitter IPO on NYSE goes down a hit

Published by on Nov 8th, 2013, 1 Comment

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Yesterday, November 7th, Twitter went public on the New York Stock Exchange. Under the ticker symbol TWTR, its value increased from the initial public offering price of $26 per share to $45 in after-hours trading. There were questions in the financial community as to the appetite for Twitter shares, as the company hasn’t made money in more than a year. Luckily for Twitter, those fears did not come to fruition. Demand for the stock was bullish, to say the least. (more…)

Former Google ad executive joins Twitter

Published by on Oct 18th, 2013, No Comments

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Just ahead of their initial public offering, social media giant Twitter, has snagged one of Google’s advertising executives and lured him into their court.

J.J Hirschle, the now former head of media and entertainment advertising at Google, will now join the team at Twitter in a similar role.

Hirschle will be responsible for for the team that will sell advertising products to retail companies.

A spokesman for Twitter, Will Stickney, confirmed Hirschle’s appointment and new role in the company. (more…)

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