Periscope will soon have video ads
Ads have become a fact of Internet life, so it’s not exactly surprising to hear that Twitter is planning on introducing such things even on its live streaming platform. Periscope, which at one point in the not so distant past, was the go to place for live streaming is in need of a new inflow of cash. But perhaps more … Continue reading...
Social media firms facing fresh political pressure after London terror attack
 Yesterday UK government ministers once again called for social media companies to do more to combat terrorism. “There should be no place for terrorists to hide,” said Home Secretary Amber Rudd, speaking on the BBC’s Andrew Marr program. Read More ...
Using IBM’s Watson, Twitter wants to identify and halt abuse before it starts
In what may appear to be the idea behind the movie ‘Minority Report‘ starring actor Tom Cruise, Twitter has tied up with IBM Watson to police bullies who tweet and stop this abusive behaviour before it starts. A sort of pre-cog department of Twitter. The same was announced by Twitter VP of data strategy Chris Moody at a keynote at IBM’s InterConnect conference. Moody agreed that there has been abuse on the Twitter platform and that it was the network’s number one priority...
Tweetdeck tipped to get advanced features for a price
Given its rather unpopular attitude towards third-party apps, there was some well-founded apprehension when Twitter acquired Tweetdeck. Indeed, the multi-column Twitter client has lagged behind the official Twitter client though it still remained the tool of choice for many professional Twitter users. It seems, however, that Twitter will be making up for lost time soon, by introducing advanced features soon. … Continue reading...
Twitter is considering a subscription model with enhanced Tweetdeck for media professionals
Twitter Inc is considering whether to build a premium version of its popular Tweetdeck interface aimed at professionals, the company said on Thursday, raising the possibility that it could collect subscription fees from some users for the first time. Like most other social media companies, Twitter since its founding 11 years ago has focused on building a huge user base for a free service supported by advertising. Last month it reported it had 319 million users worldwide. 2 more notes on 'advance...
Twitter remembers it owns Tweetdeck
 It’s been six years since Twitter acquired Tweetdeck, but the company might finally bring new features to the client. In a survey sent to some power users today, Twitter asked which features they would most like to see added to an “advanced” version of Tweetdeck. Read More ...
Pay for Twitter? A subscription service for power users could be in the cards
Twitter may overhaul TweetDeck to include a bunch of extra features that power users of the management tool would be asked to pay for. Screenshots of the proposed premium service have been sent out to select users. The post Pay for Twitter? A subscription service for power users could be in the cards appeared first on Digital Trends....
Pay for Twitter? A subscription service for power users could be on the cards
Twitter may overhaul TweetDeck to include a bunch of extra features that power users of the management tool would be asked to pay for. Screenshots of the proposed premium service have been sent out to select users. The post Pay for Twitter? A subscription service for power users could be on the cards appeared first on Digital Trends....
Twitter says it shuttered 377,000 terrorism accounts in six months
In its latest transparency report, Twitter said it shuttered a total of 376,890 accounts "for violations related to promotion of terrorism," bringing the 17-month total up to the end of 2016 to 636,248. The post Twitter says it shuttered 377,000 terrorism accounts in six months appeared first on Digital Trends.
LinkedIn introduces “Trending Storylines” to deliver business news
LinkedIn plans to launch a section on its network dedicated to business news, seeking to draw users onto the service more frequently to read and talk about current events, company officials said. The updates to its website and smartphone app are the latest attempt by LinkedIn, which Microsoft Corp bought last year for $26 billion, to grow beyond its roots as a job-hunting service and to add features associated with social media. LinkedIn is calling the section “Trending Storylines.” ...
Twitter launching Live video API tomorrow
 Twitter is about to make it much easier for media publishers to post live video broadcasts with the launch of a live video API tomorrow morning. The API will let companies hook up professional broadcasting and video editing equipment to Twitter with more powerful integrations than Twitter’s existing Periscope Producer feature. The forthcoming API was first reported last week by The… Read More ...
European Commission asks Facebook, Twitter and Google+ to comply with EU consumer rules
Media reports last week indicated that the European Commission was on the verge of making social networks amend their terms of service to comply with European Union (EU) regulations. EU consumer authorities and the European Commission have met with the representatives of Facebook, Twitter and Google to discuss proposed solutions. The European Commission has given the companies one month to finalise their proposals, after which the authorities will review them. The companies stand to face en...
European Commission asks Facebook, Twitter and Google+ to comply with EU consumer rules
Media reports last week indicated that the European Commission was on the verge of making social networks amend their terms of service to comply with European Union (EU) regulations. EU consumer authorities and the European Commission have met with the representatives of Facebook, Twitter and Google to discuss proposed solutions. The European Commission has given the companies one month to finalise their proposals, after which the authorities will review them. The companies stand to face en...
As hyper-conservative media surged, Republicans’ trust in news cratered
 In 2000, Republicans, Democrats and Independents were all within six percentage points of one another in terms of their trust in the media, ranging from 47 percent to 53 percent. But since that time, figures for both Independents and Republicans have been declining, with Republicans generally declining at a sharper rate. Read More ...
EU orders Facebook, Google, Twitter to protect users from scams
Trying to fight consumer fraud on the internet as a whole is a never-ending battle due to its nature as an open system. Social media platforms, however, can be more directly controlled, with companies having the power to curb widespread scams. That’s the way the EU feels, as regulators have ordered Facebook, Twitter, Google, and other social media networks to … Continue reading...
Micromax India just teased a new 4G VOLTE phone on its Twitter feed
Micromax has teased a new phone on its Twitter stream. The tweet with a teaser GIF was taken down after it was initially put up, and now it has returned again. There is not much that can be made out from the tweet, apart from the number 8. The wording suggests that this is just the start of a new approach for Micromax, and users might see a series of new phones, or at least the company heading in a new direction. We are so ready, Micromax. This. Is. Just. The. Beginning. Get ready. pic.twitter.c...
Social media firms given a month to fix consumer rights issues in Europe
 Facebook, Twitter and Google are under more pressure in Europe to comply with regional rules. The latest issue they find themselves on the hook for relates to complaints pertaining to a variety of consumer rights that have been investigated by EU regulators since last year. Read More ...
Micromax India just teased a new 4G VOLTE phone on its Twitter feed
Micromax has teased a new phone on its Twitter stream. The tweet with a teaser GIF was taken down after it was initially put up, and now it has returned again. There is not much that can be made out from the tweet, apart from the number 8. The wording suggests that this is just the start of a new approach for Micromax, and users might see a series of new phones, or at least the company heading in a new direction. We are so ready, Micromax. This. Is. Just. The. Beginning. Get ready. pic.twitter.c...
EU consumer protection authorities to ask Facebook, Twitter and Google to amend terms of service
European consumer protection authorities will ask social media companies Facebook Inc, Alphabet Inc and Twitter Inc to amend their terms of service within one month or possibly face fines, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday. The companies proposed some ways to resolve the issues and discussed them with the authorities on Thursday, the person said, adding that the meeting was constructive. The source was not authorized to speak to the media and requested anonymity. U.S. technology...
Thousands of Twitter accounts hacked by Nazi swastikas
Thousands of Twitter accounts, including high-profile ones belonging to Forbes, Amnesty International and the BBCs North American service, were compromised on Wednesday, resulting in them tweeting propaganda related to Turkeys escalating diplomatic conflict with Germany and the Netherlands. The hijacked accounts have all posted the same Turkish-language tweets with a Nazi swastika followed by the hashtags #Nazialmanya and #Nazihollanda (#NaziGermany and #NaziHolland). The text after the hashtags...