Micro-blogging site Twitter on Thursday announced its latest acquisition -- Ubalo, a startup that offers various services aimed at accelerating the coding process.
Ubalo calls its chief technology as "pods" that may contain code, data and any other files required to support a developer's app.
The startup works on simple ways of scaling code beyond single machines. Ubalo allows developers to write code for multiple machines without any additional overhead, with the help of same tools, languages and libraries that they typically used for single-computers apps.
Vine, Twitter's app that allows iPhone users create & share six-second videos, now supports front-facing camera too, thanks to the latest update.
The recently released updated version of Twitter Vine (version 1.1) allows users to shoot short-videos using the front-facing camera. The updated version of the app, of course, also allows users to switch back and forth between the front-facing and rear-facing cameras in the same video.
Jack Dorsey, chief executive officer of the micro-blogging site, tweeted that Vines could now be recorded using the iOS devices' front-facing camera.
Advertisers will now be able to reach Twitter audience users at the right moment and in the right context, thanks to a new feature that the micro-blogging site is calling "keyword targeting in timelines."
The new feature provides the ad companies with the option to place Promoted Tweets in users' timelines by targeting certain keywords/phrases of their choice.
While previously ad companies were just targeting Twitter users based on their general interests, the new feature allows them to show ads in which users are interested right now.
Twitter, popular micro-blogging platform that allows users to send and receive tweets (messages) in up to 140 characters, turned 7 years old Thursday.
Co-founded and launched by Jack Dorsey and Biz Stone in the year 2006, Twitter is today one of the biggest social media giants that offers news, gossips, pictures, complaints, sports scores and all that.
Jack Dorsey, co-founder of micro-blogging site Twitter, reportedly wants to succeed Michael Bloomberg as New York City’s next mayor.
In arecent interview with 60 Minutes, Dorsey expressed his desire to move to the New York City and run the race for mayor.
It was not the first time that the Twitter co-founder expressed his desire to become New York City’s mayor. Previous in 2011, he had admitted to Vanity Fair that his goal falls in line with Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian's call for "more geeks in Congress" and other public offices.
Internet search giant Google Inc announced on Monday that it would lobby lawmakers in Washington this year to make it harder for law enforcement authorities to access to people's digital data.
David Drummond, Google's chief legal officer, wrote in a blog post that the Internet firm would team up with many other tech firms to convince lawmakers to update the 1986 privacy protection law so that users' data could be protected.
It may be noted here that Congress observed "Data Privacy Day" on Monday.
With the evident aim of regulating the manner in which Twitter is accessed by its users, the microblogging service has recently tightened its stranglehold on apps by announcing new, stricter regulations for third-party app developers.
According to the new guidelines, laid down by Twitter on its official blog on Thursday, a restriction of a maximum of 100,000 users has been imposed on independent software developers who create new Twitter apps.
According to the security firm Sophos, popular microblogging site Twitter has been hit with a malware spam outbreak; with users of the site being targeted by a malware campaign by way of links which claim the inclusion of the users’ pictures.
The security researchers at Sophos have found that the majority of the links have a .RU domain name, and the malicious tweets ands URLs generally include the Twitter handle of a user. Most of the malicious tweets either read “It's you on photo?" or they simply say "It's about you?"
On Tuesday, popular microblogging service Twitter released new mobile apps for Android and iOS; with the updated apps boasting the addition of increased multimedia support, and quicker delivery of information which may be truly important to the users.
Some of the key features of Twitter's updated iOS and Android apps - the Android version 3.3 and the iOS version 4.3 - include "expanded tweets"; the new `Discover' feature; more fine-grained push notifications from tweets; tweaked autocomplete; and better event support.
In an apparent attempt to look for ways to better spy on the users of Facebook, Twitter and other social networking sites, the Strategic Information and Operations Center (SOIC) of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is soliciting proposals for a “social media application” which can help the investigating agency detect emergencies before they actually take place.
Micro-blogging service Twitter Inc. on Thursday announced a face-list for its website to attract more advertisers and make it easier and faster for users to navigate.
The updated look features a four-column layout which remains unswerving across the website, Android and iOS applications, and the TweetDeck desktop app.
The rolling out of the updated site will take several weeks. One the redesign takes effect, a user will see his/her Twitter Profile in the ‘Me’ section on the far left side of the page.
Recent business reports from Twitter, has revealed that it is sure becoming the in thing for people of all sections of the society these days. They have seen an enormous increase of 82% since the start of this year and are still flying high, thanks to its excellent facilities for communication to its users all across the globe.
It has been revealed according to recent reports that the police has said it is soon going to catch hold of the culprits of the culprits who have used the social networking site Twitter to promote the violent scenes.
There is help taken from forensic scientist to find out the truth behind the matter. The detectives are of the view that the truth behind how and why these culprits took on to social media to conduct their activities shall soon be revealed.