Starting September 19, twitterati will get more space to write and express. Despite the change, Twitter will still hold on to a limit but media attachments like GIFs, videos and even quoted tweets won’t be included in this count. The change was announced earlier this year, by CEO Jack Dorsey, who said the move was one of the biggest changes in recent times.
This is to curate live music gigs on the platform. Artists will go live on Periscope & Twitter from Twitter India’s ‘BlueRoom’ twice a month. The artists will also engage with fans on Twitter before and after the performance. Artists will crowdsource their lyrics, take Twitter polls for fans, make album and tour announcements, share tidbits, and chat live on Periscope when performing.
The feature will require users to fill up a form with information like a verified phone number and email id, a bio, a website link, public Tweets, header and profile photos and a birth date, and submit it for verification. The social media platform will then decide which profiles to approve based on the submitted information.
This is to use the latter’s enterprise advertising tool Gnip. Under the partnership, Fork Media will use Gnip to integrate Twitter’s audience data and content performance metrics with ‘Buzzerati’, Fork Media’s social media marketing platform. Gnip also provides managed access to data from other social networking sites.
The entire team of Moodstocks will join Google’s R&D facility in Paris, and they will help strengthen visual recognition capability in Google’s image or video based products. Google said that the team will join researchers and engineers who had earlier contributed to the development of YouTube, Chrome, and Cultural Institute at Google’s R&D centre in Paris.
10 mn represents a mere drop of Twitter’s 310 mn total active users, of which 65 mn are in the US, with the remaining 245 mn overseas. A China-based user accessing Twitter on a VPN will show up as being located in the US, Britain, Singapore or wherever else their VPN is set to.
He was VP – Asia Pacific, Latin America & Emerging Markets at Twitter. Rao will be leaving Twitter by the end of July. He had joined Twitter from Google four and half years ago, in April 2012, where he had been the MD for Google Asia Pacific, before which he had been the MD for Google India. Rao had been with Google for around 10 years.
Twitter purchased it for $10 Mn back in April for nearly $50 Mn. Twitter paid for the right to stream 10 of the NFL Thursday night games and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey had hinted that this deal would help the company earn better traffic. Dorsey and COO Adam Bain were in France at the annual Cannes Lions ad festival this week, working to drum up business.
The London based tech company, Magic Pony, uses neural networks to process images. While the terms of the acquisition have not been disclosed, Twitter’s focus on machine learning has been pretty evident – neural network techniques involve systems to think like human brains to fetch more data for images.
The fund is part of a $100 Mn round of funding for SoundCloud and the company is valued at $700 Mn. Twitter failed at creating its own radio station based on what songs were trending and shut down its #Music app in April last year. This was because it tended to be very passive and it gleaned over hash tags to search for what was trending in music.