Editor’s Pick Twitter CEO Dick Costolo made a fluffy and flustered appearance on The Today Show Tuesday morning to introduce the masses to the all-new, more personal, more consistent Twitter.
Twitter released two new updates this morning, making user profiles much more visual and updating the Twitter experience on mobile with a new photostream widget.
“Please keep your questions focused on Techonomy,” one of the media handlers said.
Guest Post With the newfound success of LinkedIn’s news feed, Twitter has a huge new competitor with the potential to swamp them, particularly in one critical area. And, it is all of their own making.
iPhones hear the name “Charlie Miller” and run, Siri screaming her mortal fear. Now Twitter employees will hear the name “Charlie Miller” and will know their hacker coworker is securing the company’s mobile apps.
Despite months of fighting a subpoena from a New York criminal judge, Twitter released a backlog of tweet messages from an Occupy Wall Street protester.
If Facebook is about what you did yesterday and Twitter is about what you’re doing right now, UpTo is about what you’re planning to do tomorrow — and sharing with those you actually know.
Editor’s Pick Jack Dorsey confessed something on stage here at Techonomy Detroit today: He hacked into the world’s largest dispatch company’s email system in order to get a job.
It’s like that ABC show Wife Swap, but with developers instead of wives and probably a bit less awkwardness and drama. Probably.
“I never wanted to be an entrepreneur,” Jack Dorsey revealed during his keynote at at DisruptSF to an audience of technology entrepreneurs. He dreamed of being a surrealist artist, a tailor or a sailor. For him, entrepreneurship lies at the intersection of all these childhood dreams.
Guest Post I own a startup. It’s called Twythm. It’s cool. It lets you share what you’re listening to on social networks — and we use Twitter as our main social network for sharing. But as you may have heard, Twitter is rolling out many new changes to its API access and Twitter services.
Guest Post Twitter’s API restrictions have already hemmed in LinkedIn and Instagram; the latest tech giant to fall victim to the changes is Tumblr, and some say Flipboard might be the next.
Dun dun … dun dun … dun dun. The wait for Twitter’s app-threatening API changes is over.
Popular social and information network Twitter has added the ability to embed interactive timelines on any website, the company said in a blog post today.
Twitter introduces interest targeting, incentivizing advertisers with 350 more reasons to pay to promote their tweets.
Twitter has created its very own Dean’s List for vendors of Twitter-related products — everything from Twitter analytics to Twitter API licensing. Called Certified Products, the program aims to connect these Twitter-approved services with the brands and developers that need them most.
We’ve just been at Twitter’s offices in San Francisco and can confirm that, at long last, Twitter HQ will be featured on the big, glowing screens in your living room.
Twitter once again asserts that tweets are protected under the Fourth Amendment.
The additions up the total number of supported languages to seven, as the service is already available in English, two versions of Spanish, and two Portuguese dialects.
Twitter uses and builds a fair amount of open-source software, so it wasn’t too shocking when we read in our inboxes this morning that the social media startup has joined the Linux Foundation.
Dave McClure is one of the most prominent angel investors in Silicon Valley — and possibly the world. His accelerator, 500 Startups, will fund its 500th company sometime this year. And no, in answer to “all the stupid questions,” 500 Startups will not shut its doors after reaching that number.
He may also take the prize for most F-bombs per sentence of any investor.
Twitter doesn’t like to share its friends. For the second time in two months, the information network inexplicably cut off a competitor from allowing its users to find and add their Twitter friends.
Editor’s Pick Hollywood North? L.A. with rain? The city that riots whenever its hockey team doesn’t win the Stanley Cup?
Americans might think of Vancouver in many ways, but typically not as a tech startup mecca.
The rules for third-party developers who integrate with Twitter have just gotten more complex, and we count at least 32 separate requirements for apps that incorporate tweets.
Editor’s Pick Twitter just announced the anticipated changes to its API, intended to “deliver a consistent Twitter experience.” Or to tighten Twitter’s grip even more on how Twitter users’ tweets are used off the social networking site.
Obvious Corp, the incubator owned by Twitter founders Evan Williams and Biz Stone, has pushed Branch out of the nest. Branch, which aims to help the world have better, deeper, and more human conversations online, launched out of private beta today.
Twitter is taking on yet another company with the acquisition of iOS app tester Clutch.io. The company that prides itself on helping developers ship products quickly joined Twitter’s team today.
Social sans commerce: here we come.
The new social utility that serial entrepreneur Dalton Caldwell started in response to being, in his words, screwed by Facebook, is live. App.net, which Caldwell ran a Kickstarter-ish campaign to fund, blew through its $500,000 goal and currently sits at $595,150.
New Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has been reportedly attempting to recruit Twitter VP Katie Jacobs Stanton to boost the company’s media products.
Four years ago, Facebook had just 100 million users (and we thought that was big). Upstart Twitter was almost as small as the number of characters in a vintage non-media-enhanced tweet: six lonely millions.
Editor’s Pick We’ve been keeping an eye on Twheel, an absolutely stunning Twitter client for iOS. It’s a fun, thumbable carousel that presents tweets in an entirely new and totally gorgeous interface.
Too bad it was doomed from the start.
Twitter added language support for Greek, Basque, and Czech, making the the information network available in 33 different languages.
Twitter has taken the extraordinary step of kinda sorta partially apologizing on its blog for taking down UK journalist Guy Adams’ Twitter account. Even more significantly, the company’s top lawyer wrote the blog post — not the communications staff.
Wow, that was quick.
Yesterday Twitter suspended UK journalist Guy Adam’s account for tweeting negatively about NBC’s coverage of the Olympics, including tweeting an email address of the NBC executive in charge. Today we’ve learned that it was not NBC that initiated a complaint, but Twitter, which took the surprising step of proactively informing NBC.
Would you do it just for the ranking?