Twitter criticized for appointing ‘white’ Jeffrey Siminoff as new Diversity chief

With Twitter already facing a lot off criticism for the lack of diversity in its workforce, the company has now triggered a new controversy with its recent announcement that it has hired a 'white' man -- ex-Apple executive Jeffrey Siminoff -- as its new VP for Diversity and Inclusion.

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Twitter Gives Disappointing Fourth-Quarter Revenue Forecast

Online social networking service provider Twitter Inc. recently gave a disappointing fourth-quarter revenue forecast. The San-Francisco based company also reported a lower than expected user growth.

Recent forecast by the company came even after Twitter beat third-quarter profit revenue... read more

 Twitter’s two new tools allow developers/publishers to use tweets on their sites

Microblogging service Twitter has announced that it has created two new tools to facilitate publishers and developers in using tweets on their sites and apps. The new tools are called Twitter Curator and Twitter Publish.

In an announcement of the new Twitter Curator and Twitter Publish... read more

Twitter may lay off employees

Twitter’s investors have increased the stock up a bit over 14% as on Monday news broke out that Jack Dorsey, former Twitter CEO, sacked out of the job in 2008, has now become Twitter’s permanent CEO. The new may not be rejoiced by Twitter's rank-and-file employees, as many reports suggest that... read more

Twitter testing new feature that allows users to poll their followers

Popular microblogging service Twitter has started testing a new feature which gives users the ability to poll their followers.

The new feature – which is visible on some areas of Twitter from this week - is being experimented by Twitter with a select number of the company’s own employees... read more

Report: Periscope is building live streaming app for new Apple TV

According to a TechCrunch report, Twitter-owned live streaming app Periscope has started developing an app for Apple's revamped Apple TV version.

The disclosure implies that Periscope will probably be one of the first apps to be launched on the forthcoming new model of the Apple TV media... read more

Periscope has nearly 1.9 million daily active users on iOS and Android

On Wednesday, Twitter’s video broadcasting and streaming subsidiary Periscope released the latest statistics on its users, revealing that it presently has nearly 1.9 million daily active users on the iOS and Android platforms.

Moreover, according to a blog post released by the Periscope... read more

Open Container Initiative’s two new signatories --- Oracle and Twitter

The non-profit initiative called Open Container Platform - which has now been renamed 'Open Container Initiative' - has been adding new signatories over the last one-month period of its launch. The latest companies to sign up for the initiative are Oracle and Twitter.

The newly-renamed... read more

Report: Facebook, Twitter have become predominant news sources

According to a new report released by the Pew Research Center and the Knight Foundation on Wednesday, leading social networks Facebook and Twitter are emerging as increasingly preferred sources for front-page news.

Going by the statistics shared in the new report, nearly 63 percent US... read more

Facebook’s Alex Stamos calls for the end of Adobe’s Flash software

In a Sunday post on the Twitter microblogging site, Facebook’s security chief Alex Stamos called for the end of Adobe Systems’ Flash animation software.

Asserting that Adobe’s Flash plug-in underscores a safety risk which is not worth taking, Stamos said in his tweet that it’s high time... read more

Twitter to increase Direct Message character count from 140 to 10,000

In an announcement made on Thursday, popular microblogging service Twitter revealed that the character count for Direct Message (DM) private chat feature is being increased from 140 characters to a whopping 10,000 characters.

The disclosure implies that the so far minimalist and concise... read more

Twitter’s Periscope Finally Arrives on Android

The much sought-after Twitter-owned live streaming app, Periscope has finally arrived on Android Google Play store, two months after first arriving for iPhone.

Periscope which first appeared on iOS early this year has since been eagerly awaited by android users to appear on their mobile... read more


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