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Twitter buys machine-learning firm Magic Pony

Twitter said on Monday it acquired London-based Magic Pony Technology, a machine-learning startup that specializes in working with images, to deliver better video and picture content. Twitter did not disclose the financial terms o

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Algeria blocks social media to stop exam cheats

Algerian authorities have temporarily blocked access to Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites to try to stop cheats posting high school exam papers online, state media reported on Sunday. Tens of thousands of high school

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Twitter invests $70m in music service

Twitter has invested about $70 million in Berlin-based music service SoundCloud, technology website Re/code reported citing people familiar with the deal. Twitter confirmed the investment, but did not provide any financia

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Hacker puts 33m Twitter passwords for sale online

As many as 33 million Twitter usernames and passwords have reportedly been put on sale online, said a report. According to a report on LeakedSource, a Russian hacker - who goes by the name Tessa88 - claims to be in posses

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Twitter drops photos, videos from 140-character limit

User names and media attachments such as photos and videos will no longer count toward the length of a tweet, Twitter Inc said on Tuesday, but the 140-character limit will stay. Twitter said the change, part of its efforts to simp

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Twitter to eliminate photos, links in character count

Twitter users will soon have more flexibility in writing tweets because the company plans to stop including photos and links as part of its 140-character limit, according to a Bloomberg report. The social media platform has faced

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Twitter to stream NFL Thursday night games

Twitter has won a deal to broadcast Thursday night National Football League games online, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday, citing a source familiar with the matter. Twitter was bidding against a number of companies, including Verizo

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Twitter testing new 'Stickers' feature

Twitter is testing a new feature called 'Stickers' to add images to photos before tweeting them, tech news site Re/code reported. The feature will also let Twitter users see how others around the world have edited the phot

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Twitter to keep 140-character limit: CEO

Twitter's 140-character tweets are here to stay, chief executive Jack Dorsey said on Friday, ending speculation that the microblogging site might abandon one of its trademark features for a 10,000-character limit. "It'

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Ithmaar announces social media milestone

Ithmaar Bank, a Bahrain-based Islamic retail bank, has announced that it is the first bank in the kingdom to have its account on the popular micro-blogging site Twitter formally verified, according to a report in the Gulf Daily News, ou

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