AT&T denies refunds for DirecTV Now customers, despite the service’s performance issues
 A number of consumers report they’re unable to get a refund for their subscription to AT&T’s recently launched streaming service, DirecTV Now – something they’ve requested after being unhappy with the new service’s performance. According to several postings on AT&T’s official forums, customers found the only way to get help was through a… Read More ...
Twitter’s latest feature prompts you to tweet your updated profile picture
 Twitter is rolling out a new feature designed to increase the amount of visual content in users’ timelines and encourage more tweets and replies: it’s prompting users who have just updated their profile picture to post a hashtagged tweet about the change. The tweet will be appended with #NewProfilePic, which can then be seen by all the users’ Twitter followers.… Read More ...
Understanding our new President’s priorities through Twitter
 While President-elect Donald Trump built a campaign around making America great again, his public statements don’t seem to reflect a similar focus. Since Twitter seems to be the primary source of communication, it’s worth taking a look to see what Mr. Trump prioritizes for the public. Read More ...
Facebook has made edited posts less obvious to spot
If you’re a Facebook user, there is a good chance that you have been in a situation where you wrote a post or comment which turned out to be wrong. It could be a simple mistake as a typo, or a joke that you later realised was not quite funny. Good news is that the social network offers an option where you can edit it. But it also shows a label that tells the world that you did a mistake and then went on to correct it. Appalling, isn’t it? Well, that is changing as Face...
Twitter competitor App.net shuts down after five years of attempted growth
The bell tolls for App.net. Five years after the ambitious app first launched, with high hopes of becoming the Twitter alternative, it has thrown in the towel. You have until March 17 of this year to export your data. The post Twitter competitor App.net shuts down after five years of attempted growth appeared first on Digital Trends.
Twitter partnering with PBS NewsHour to live-stream Trump’s inauguration
President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration will stream live on his favorite social platform: Twitter. PBS NewsHour will be the exclusive broadcast partner for the six-hour event. The post Twitter partnering with PBS NewsHour to live-stream Trump’s inauguration appeared first on Digital Trends.
App.net, the ambitious project to build a better Twitter, is finally dead
 Aiming for the stars and not quite making it, the ambitious App.net has finally officially shut down. Its timely rise and fall comes as highly symbolic as its once rival, Twitter, continues to struggle, years later, with monetization, content management and harassment. Today’s announcement of its closure isn’t hugely surprisingly since App.net had been in… Read More ...
Twitter to live stream Trump’s inauguration in partnership with PBS
 Twitter will be streaming Donald Trump’s inauguration for the top political job in the U.S. starting at 11 AM ET on Friday, January 20 in partnership with PBS NewsHour. The feed will be available on Twitter apps, and at inauguration.twitter.com. Trump’s official office-taking event has been the subject of a lot of attention in the lead-up to the day, since the Trump administration… Read More ...
Twitter shutting down Dashboard app for business users
Twitter Dashboard, the app aimed at business users, is shutting down on February 3 — just over 7 months since it was launched. However, its demise may not be so bad for the larger Twitter community. The post Twitter shutting down Dashboard app for business users appeared first on Digital Trends.
Trump Tweets as The Joker by Mark Hamill: all in one place [UPDATED]
On the 7th of January, 2017, Matt Oswalt suggested that Mark Hamill’s Joker voice should speak every Tweet made by Donald Trump. Patton Oswalt forwarded this idea to Mark Hamill, and Mark Hamill set to work. In the article you’re about to see, we’ve collected the entire set of audio bytes from Hamill in this series. UPDATE: Also we’ve got … Continue reading...
Off-the-beaten-path innovation could rejuvenate Twitter
 With rumors swirling that Twitter may (or should) sell, it’s time to ask: Is that for the best? Will it maximize what Twitter can — and should — become? In short, no. Twitter doesn’t need to sell. Instead of going external for a shot in the arm, the networking brand should work internally — get creative with offerings and tweak current features. Read More ...
Golden Globe Awards 2017: Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to be part of the red carpet and backstage at the awards
For the first time, social media giant Facbook and its photo-sharing service Instagram will showcase videos and photos from the red carpet as well as from backstage during the 74th Golden Globe Awards 2017. In a partnership with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), Facebook will let fans watch full 360-degree videos of celebrities’ red-carpet experience while Instagram is teaming up with fashion photography duo Mert and Marcus to shoot the action backstage as the Golden Globe Aw...
WikiLeaks suggests questionable database of verified Twitter users
WikiLeaks, a website that once stood for the disclosure of private and secretive government documents but has since gone a bit crazy, has come up with the bizarre idea of creating an “online database” of verified Twitter users and their financial, occupational, and even personal information. The idea was proposed on Twitter, of course, by the WikiLeaks Task Force, an … Continue reading...
Welcome to London: Airbnb is using Twitter live 360 video to showcase travel spots
Airbnb is one of the first brands to jump on Twitter’s recently launched live 360 video feature. The online accommodation marketplace is tapping its hosts and local insiders to showcase a selection of homes and experiences. The post Welcome to London: Airbnb is using Twitter live 360 video to showcase travel spots appeared first on Digital Trends....
Twitter strikes deal to live-stream 70 hours of action from the PGA Tour
Twitter is bringing professional golf live-streams back to its platform courtesy of its latest partnership with the PGA Tour. The deal will see Twitter stream 70 hours of live competition across 31 tournaments. The post Twitter strikes deal to live-stream 70 hours of action from the PGA Tour appeared first on Digital Trends.
Crunch Report | Medium in the Hot Seat
CES 2017 kicks off, Vine edges closer to its death, Medium is shifting strategies and streamlining and Netflix’s upcoming Korean TV show. All this on Crunch Report. Read More ...
Twitter confirms it will shutter Vine on January 17
 Twitter announced last year that it will kill off Vine and relaunch it as a camera app, and now we know the exact date that will happen: January 17. Read More ...
Twitter China CEO Kathy Chen resigns from post
The exodus of high-profile executives at Twitter continues In China as the company’s managing director in the country, Kathy Chen, has quit. “Now that the Twitter APAC (Asia-Pacific) team is working directly with Chinese advertisers, this is the right time for me to leave the company,” Chen tweeted. Chen had joined Twitter in April, 2016. Twitter was not able to legally operate in China due to a government-imposed ban in place. However, the company opened up a Hong Kong office ...
Twitter’s controversial head of China is the latest exec to leave the company
 The Twitter executive exodus continues. CTO Adam Messinger and COO Adam Bain are among those to have left the company in recent months and now you can add Twitter’s head of its business in China to that list. Read More ...
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey hints at a ‘tweet edit’ function for the microblogging site
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has hinted that the ‘edit’ functions to edit mistakes may soon be coming to the platform. Dorsey started an impromptu Twitter town hall with the users last night asking them about the most important things that Twitter can improve or create in 2017. He posted his thoughts about the edit feature as a response to the tweets asking for the implementation of the feature. Following in the footsteps of Brian Chesky: what’s the most important thing you want to...