Twitter and performance issues have been synonymous for almost as long as Twitter has existed, turning the familiar fail whale into a common Internet meme. However, with a new update rolling out starting today, Twitter engineers are hoping for complete fail whale extinction and a better user experience.
A hedge fund that analyzed tweets to figure out where to invest closed its doors after just one month, and is now preparing a public Twitter-based trading tool.
Twitter has been restored in Pakistan after being down for around eight hours. A Twitter spokesperson confirmed to VentureBeat that Twitter made no changes on its part to become restored and that the decision was purely on the government’s end.
Twitter is experimenting with personalized lists of Who to Follow accounts. Interestingly, the company is accomplishing this using data generated by millions of embedded Tweet buttons around the web.
Guest Post Facebook’s $1 billion purchase of Instagram was the topic on everyone’s lips at Mega Startup Weekend last Saturday and Sunday. The world’s most expensive “Like” has clearly gotten tech entrepreneurs buzzing about who will be next. While there’s no way to know which big deal will be next, here are five tech deals that make sense and need to happen:
Guest Post Twitter’s momentous announcement yesterday that it would only use its patent portfolio defensively was received with wide acclaim by the tech world. With two small changes, Twitter’s Innovator’s Patent Agreement (IPA) could actually completely change the landscape of software patents.
Twitter purchased social-media analytics company and YCombinator alumn Hotspots.io for an unknown amount of money on Monday, according to Hotspots.io’s website. According to the company, Twitter’s revenue-engineering team will gain Hotspots.io’s employees.
I’ve spent much of the last year talking about how the sites small businesses rely on to advertise and promote themselves — think Yelp and Groupon — are failing them. In fact, helping small businesses at the local level is extremely challenging for technology companies, for the following reasons:
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The tech press has been teeing off on Google recently, ridiculing the company’s core motto, “Don’t Be Evil”, as it compromises its foundational product, search, in the name of social media. But when it comes to the average American, Google is still the most loved tech company by a wide margin.