TWITTER

  • Periscope vs Meerkat: Similar in nature, but still different 3 days ago

    New YOrk: Download Periscope, Twitter's just-launched live video-streaming app, and you'll find people broadcasting all sorts of mundane stuff: waiting for AT&T to fix their wiring, getting out of bed in Silicon Valley, looking outside their office window in Chicago. Watch the videos, and you might ask yourself, is this really...
  • Periscope: Twitter launches a new app that lets you stream live videos from your phone 3 days ago

    Bengaluru: Twitter launched a video streaming app called Periscope, just days after reports that it had blocked a rival app called Meerkat. Meerkat relies heavily on Twitter and has become hugely popular in the month since its launch. Twitter's announcement comes on the same day that Meerkat unveiled a list of investors...
  • Gen VK Singh attended Pakistan Day function after Centre's considered decision: MEA 5 days ago

    New Delhi: External Affairs Ministry on Wednesday said its Minister of State Gen VK Singh attended the Pakistan National Day function after a "considered decision" by the government. "I want to make it very clear he (Singh) went there as government representative. He went there based on a considered decision. He...
  • CEO Dick Costolo says Twitter will defend users' voices; make it harder for abuse to take place 5 days ago

    New Delhi: On the day the Supreme Court quashed Information Technology Act's section 66A as violative of constitutionally guaranteed freedom of speech, Twitter chief executive Dick Costolo on Tuesday said here the platform will ensure that its users' "voices" are defended, even as it would make it harder for any...
  • Twitter-Indian government launch Twitter Samvad to send political updates, emergency notifications to citizens via SMSes 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Social media platform Twitter on Tuesday launched Twitter Samvad in collaboration with the Indian government so as to allow people to receive tweets as SMSes from government offices, including the Prime Minister's Office. The service was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his meeting here with Twitter chief...
  • Gen VK Singh refuses to explain his 'duty, disgust' tweets after attending Pakistan Day celebration 6 days ago

    New Delhi: "I do not owe an explanation to anybody", a dismissive Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh said on Tuesday when asked about his cryptic tweets on Monday night using words "disgust" and "duty" after representing the government at the Pakistan function. The former Army Chief had been...
  • Verified users on Twitter will now be able to filter out trolls, spams, abusive tweets from timeline 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Verified users on Twitter will now be able to keep their timeline free of trolls and spam posts with the help of a new feature that is especially meant for the priviledged ones. The microblogging site has started rolling out a 'quality filter' to verified users who use the...
  • Twitter joins hands with Foursquare to allow location-tagging in tweets 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Twitter has teamed up with Foursquare which is a local search and discovery service to allow users to tag locations in their tweets. Announcing the feature through a tweet, the company explained how location tagging will work in iOS. Earlier users were able to include locations based on their...
  • Amazon-owned Twitch possibly hacked 6 days ago

    Bengaluru: Amazon Inc's Twitch unit said on Monday there may have been unauthorized access to some of its user account information, according to the live streaming gaming network's official blog. Twitch said it had expired passwords and stream keys, and disconnected accounts from Twitter and YouTube to protect the users. As a...
  • Please don't equate food with religion: Rishi Kapoor speaks out about the beef ban in Maharashtra 6 days ago

    Mumbai: He is facing what he calls "nonsense" for his comment on the beef ban in Maharashtra. But veteran actor Rishi Kapoor, who says he doesn't eat beef in India, is undeterred in reiterating that food and religion must not be equated. The controversy began when Rishi, from his Twitter handle...
  • Twitter starts testing autoplay video feature in its iPhone, iPad app 6 days ago

    New Delhi: After Facebook, Twitter is now testing autoplay video feature on its iPhone and iPad apps. As a test run, some iOS users in the US who use the Twitter app on their devices will be able to notice videos playing automatically without even pressing the play button. Videos which...
  • Twitter turns 9: A look back 1 week ago

    As Twitter turned nine-year-old, CNN-IBN's Akshata Kumbar looks back at Twitter's journey in India. ...
  • Twitter can persuade youngsters to vote: Study 1 week ago

    London: The micro-blogging site Twitter can not only help political parties gauge the mood of youngsters but also persuade them to vote as elections approach, says a study. The study that involved 3,000 Twitter-users aged 18 to 34 in Britain showed that 74 per cent of those polled said they would...
  • Twitter faces class action lawsuit for alleged gender-biased promotion policy March 22, 2015

    New Delhi: Twitter is reportedly being sued by a former female software engineer at the company who has claimed that the company's promotion process unlawfully favoured men. Former employee, Tina Huang, has filed a class action lawsuit against Twitter alleging that the company relied on a 'black box' style of promotion,...
  • Twitter turns 9 today: Here's a list of the top 10 tweets that define its history March 21, 2015

    New Delhi: Twitter- the microblogging site that created a revolution with its simple 140-character style has completed 9 years today. Set up on March 21, 2006, Twitter has attained the status of a platform for social discourses and opinion building. Celebrating the anniversary, Twitter's blog looked back at some of the...
  • #MuseumWeek: World's top museums open doors on Twitter March 19, 2015

    Paris: The Louvre, New York's MoMA, the National Gallery of Australia, the Tokyo National Museum, Shakespeare's Globe in Britain and more than 1,400 other museums around the world are coming to Twitter next week. From Monday, art institutions in 50 countries will be tweeting under the hashtag #MuseumWeek to publicise their...
  • A tweet, a prompt cop and happy reunion of 3 kids with family March 18, 2015

    A tweet with a picture of three vulnerable kids huddled together on the busy New Delhi Railway Station glavanised police and a voluntary organisation to rescue the children, apparently abandoned by their family. Prompt action on a tweet by DCP North Madhur Verma, aided by a team of NGO Uday...
  • Rhapsody allows users to share music with Twitter followers even if they are not subscribers March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Music streaming service Rhapsody has brought in a new feature for its users that allows them to share songs with their followers on Twitter, even if they are not Rhapsody subscribers. The full-track playback feature will let Rhapsody subscribers, who pay $9.99/month for the service, share songs from its...
  • Twitter makes it easier to report threatening tweets to police with new summary feature March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Twitter has rolled out a feature that makes it easier for users to report threatening tweets to the law enforcement agencies. After filing a report, users are prompted an option on the last screen to receive a summary of their report through an email. Upon clicking the option,...
  • Meerkat CEO grateful to Twitter for helping jump-start the service March 17, 2015

    New York: Days after Twitter cut Meerkat - a new smartphone video live-streaming service - off from easily reaching the micro-blogging site's audience, the company said it was "grateful" to Twitter for helping jump-start the service. "We would not be sitting here if it wasn't for Twitter. We need to be...
  • Meerkat: This new app lets Twitter users stream live videos from their phones March 16, 2015

    San Francisco: Live streaming video from a smartphone may soon be known as "meerkatting" thanks to a new app that allows anyone with an iPhone to become a roving reporter. The free application called Meerkat has become a virtual overnight sensation since its low-key arrival on Apple's online App Store late...
  • Twitter buys livestream app maker Periscope March 14, 2015

    San Francisco: Twitter said Friday it had purchased the maker of the video streaming app Periscope, amid what seems to be surging interest in live video sharing. "Excited to officially welcome @periscopeco to the Twitter team. Can't wait for everyone to see what they've built!" tweeted Twitter product vice president Kevin...
  • Twitter changes usage rules; strictly prohibits posting revenge porn on site March 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Twitter has changed its usage rules to better address the grave concern of revenge porn posted on its site. The microblogging site now clearly warns against posting of revenge porn or other non-consensual, intimate photos on its platform. On its Twitter Rules page, the site tells users that images...
  • This Twitter account sums up almost every kind of tweet that you will ever read March 9, 2015

    The Twitter account @EveryTweet_Ever brings to you pretty much every tweet you already have seen and will ever see. And while there are some people who genuinely are a delight to read in spite of the 140 characters cap, most people are mundane, irritating, annoying and fall under these following...
  • Tweets could tell why people fear vaccines March 9, 2015

    Washington: Scientists are analysing millions of real-time tweets to understand why people refuse vaccines and how these reasons vary among communities. Using social media to reveal thinking about vaccines in real time will help health officials to better respond to the next outbreak, saving lives and keeping people healthy, researchers said. The...
  • IS followers are operating at least 46,000 Twitter accounts: Study March 9, 2015

    Washington: Islamic State (IS) supporters are operating a minimum of 46,000 Twitter accounts, a 92-page study by global think tank Brookings Institution has revealed. The study also found that at least 1,000 accounts supportive of IS, and possibly many more, were suspended by Twitter from September to December last year, the...
  • Twitter is planning to buy live-streaming app Periscope: Report March 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Twitter is reportedly said to be mulling the purchase of live-streaming app, Periscope, in a deal which is said to be around $100 million dollars. Periscope allows users to upload live video wherever they are and broadcast it to allow people to watch it. A Techcrunch report stated that...
  • Twitter helps smokers get rid of the habit March 4, 2015

    New York: When people in a smoking cessation programme tweet each other regularly, they are more successful at kicking the habit, says a study. Specifically, daily "auto-messages" that encourage and direct the social media exchanges may be more effective than traditional social media interventions for quitting smoking. "Our results indicate that incorporating...
  • People from Maharashtra now have a beef with their government - Twitter's reaction to the ban on beef in Maharashtra March 3, 2015

    Beef lovers in Maharashtra will now have a beef with the state government because of a certain thing that happened. President Pranab Mukherjee has given his consent to the Maharashtra Animal Preservation (Amendment) Bill, which was first passed in 1995, during the BJP-Shiv Sena rule of MaharashtraEssentially, this is a...
  • Twitter working with law enforcement officials to tackle online threats March 3, 2015

    Washington: Twitter said today it was working with law enforcement officials on unspecified threats, amid reports that the social network had been targeted for blocking accounts linked to the Islamic State. "Our security team is investigating the veracity of these threats with relevant law enforcement officials," a Twitter spokesman said, without...