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Topic: Twitter

US internet users suffering under DDoS attacks on key DNS provider

10/21/2016, 01:10 pm

A series of denial of service attacks on a major DNS provider spanning all of Friday have caused major issues across the internet, with outages of some of the largest sites and services experienced across about half of the U.S. -- and now the Department of Homeland Security is getting involved.


Apple, Google, Disney unlikely to place bids in Twitter sale, report says

10/05/2016, 10:10 pm

As the rumor mill spins churns over speculation about who will take over ubiquitous microblogging network Twitter, a pair of reports on Wednesday put two of tech's biggest players, Apple and Google, and entertainment giant Disney out of the running.


Disney said to be weighing Twitter purchase to bolster online video efforts

09/26/2016, 03:09 pm

The Walt Disney Company is reportedly examining the prospects, and the risks, of purchasing social media venue Twitter, potentially battling Google and Salesforce for the service.


Twitter takeover being considered by Google, Salesforce, other tech firms - report

09/23/2016, 12:09 pm

Several major tech corporations -- Google and Salesforce among them -- have allegedly expressed in buying Twitter, as much for the data the social network generates as its actual media revenue.


Twitter debuts streaming video app on Apple TV in prep for Thursday Night Football

09/14/2016, 10:09 am

Twitter on Wednesday launched a free app for the Apple TV, allowing people to tune into any of the live video feeds on the service -- specifically paving the way for the first of 10 Thursday NFL games the social network is paying to host.


Twitter to allow longer tweets, won't count mentions or media toward 140-character limit

09/12/2016, 10:09 pm

Starting next week, Twitter will expand its 140-character limit by excluding certain types of content from the count, including usernames in replies and links to media.


Apple posts promoted-only tweet teasing Sept. 7 event

09/02/2016, 07:09 pm

In what is thought to be the first public interaction to originate from Apple's official corporate Twitter account, the company on Friday posted a promoted-only tweet inviting users to tune in for next week's special event.


Apple activates official Twitter account ahead of Sept. 7 event

09/02/2016, 12:09 am

It seems Apple has finally decided to curate an official corporate presence on Twitter, as evidenced by the activation of a long-dormant verified account bearing the company's name on Friday.


Twitter looks to debut Apple TV app as part of NFL live streaming initiative

08/15/2016, 12:08 am

According to a report on Sunday, Twitter is working to launch an app for the fourth-generation Apple TV that would host live streams of select NFL games, the rights of which were purchased as part of the microblogging giant's bold foray into streaming services.


Apple opens Spanish language App Store feed on Twitter

07/28/2016, 06:07 pm

Apple on Thursday launched a Spanish-language Twitter account for the App Store, looking to market iOS apps to a broader demographic.


Twitter adds weekly MLB & NHL games to live sports coverage

07/25/2016, 01:07 pm

Twitter has reportedly secured the rights to stream weekly games from both Major League Baseball and the National Hockey League, significantly boosting its nascent entry into live sports.


Twitter photo stickers coming soon to iOS app

06/27/2016, 11:06 am

Twitter on Monday announced plans to launch stickers in its mobile apps, letting users customize their uploaded images with premade graphics.


Twitter, Vine expand video limit to 140 seconds

06/21/2016, 12:06 pm

The duration of videos posted to Twitter has been expanded from a 30 second limit to 140 seconds --matching the numerical 140 character limit for text posts.


Twitter for iOS gets 'Peek and Pop' 3D Touch gesture support, Google adds AMP integration

05/27/2016, 09:05 pm

Ubiquitous microblogging service Twitter on Friday released an updated version of its iOS app with native support for in-app "Peek and Pop" 3D Touch gestures, while Google refreshed its flagship search app with integrated Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) technology.


Twitter for Mac catches up with iOS & Web via Moments, polls & more

05/04/2016, 03:05 pm

Twitter released an important update to its official Mac client on Wednesday, finally bringing the software's features closer to par with iOS and the Web.


Apple opens official Apple News feed on Twitter to promote stories

04/05/2016, 03:04 pm

Apple on Tuesday inaugurated @applenews, a Twitter feed dedicated to promoting "top stories and great reads" from the Apple News app for iOS.


Twitter wins rights to stream NFL's slate of Thursday Night Football games

04/05/2016, 11:04 am

In a major push into the content business, Twitter has won the rights to the National Football League's Thursday Night Football, and will stream 10 games online for free starting next season.


Google, Facebook, Microsoft & Twitter expected to file motions backing Apple in unlock debate

02/25/2016, 05:02 pm

Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Twitter are all expected to file amicus briefs in support of Apple, which is refusing to help the FBI unlock an iPhone 5c belonging to San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook over wider data privacy concerns.


Apple takes on new PR rep for video content as former PR exec heads to Twitter

02/22/2016, 04:02 pm

Apple on Monday hired a former VP at AMC, Bernadette Simpao, to take charge of its PR efforts for apps and content on the Apple TV, along with several categories of iTunes media. Separately, Twitter officially hired former Apple PR executive Natalie Kerris to head its global communications team.


Third OS X 10.11.4 beta fixes bug with shortened Twitter links in Safari

02/11/2016, 12:02 pm

The third OS X 10.11.4 beta solves issues Safari would encounter trying to load shortened Twitter links, according to a developer in contact with Apple.