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Data Scientists from India and Japan Assemble in Haryana to Tackle Twitter Spam

By : CIOL Bureau

The Indian finance and technology hub of Gurgaon recently played host to around 100 students of data science, accredited academicians and seasoned industry captains at the inaugural World Data Science Forum. Held at the ITC Grand Bharat, the event assembled

Twitter announces new measures to fight spam and malicious automation

By : CIOL Bureau

Every day, people go to Twitter to see what’s happening in India and around the world. One of the most important parts of Twitter’s focus on improving the health of conversations on the platform is ensuring people have access to

Twitter joins Google and Facebook to ban cryptocurrency ads

By : CIOL Writers

Following in the footsteps of Google and Facebook, micro-blogging site Twitter too has banned cryptocurrency ads from its platform. “We are committed to ensuring the safety of the Twitter community. As such, we have added a new policy for Twitter

Twitter’s CISO Michael Coates quits

By : CIOL Writers

Twitter’s chief information security officer, Michael Coates is leaving the company. Coates had announced his decision internally about three weeks ago, but there was no external announcement. Coates is leaving the company to start his own venture. News of his departure

Twitter appoints Parag Agrawal as its new CTO

By : CIOL Writers

Twitter has appointed Parag Agrawal as the new chief technology officer of the social networking company. Agrawal, a former alumni of IIT-Bombay will replace Adam Messinger, who left the company in late 2016. The social networking platform updated the company’s website

Twitter launches Bookmarks to save and share tweets

By : CIOL Writers

Twitter has finally launched ‘Bookmarks,’ a feature that has been in testing since late last year, following the company’s HackWeek project dubbed #SaveForLater. Bookmarks is a way of saving tweets that one likes and might want to revisit. Before, this could be

Twitter bans bulk tweeting to fight spam

By : CIOL Writers

In a bid to fight spam and political propaganda bot, Twitter has announced a set of changes and new developer guidelines meant to fight off automated actions and to make it harder for “tweetdeckers” to flood the social network. Starting on March 23rd,

Twitter ends support for Mac desktop app

By : CIOL Writers

Twitter has announced that it is ending support for the unpopular Twitter for Mac app and that the app has been pulled from the web and the App Store. Users have 30 days, starting on February 16, before the app will no

Twitter reports first-ever net profit

By : CIOL Writers

After a wait of 12 long years, Twitter reported a net profit for the first time pulling in $91 million on $732 million in revenue, a 2 percent rise year-over-year. Though the overall user numbers were flat, but the company was still

Twitter’s director of AR/VR, Alessandro Sabatelli calls it quits

By : CIOL Writers

Twitter’s director of AR/VR, Alessandro Sabatelli is leaving the company after 18 months of service. After three and a half years I’m moving on from Twitter (actual elapsed time 18 months). It’s been an incredible ride and I’ve had the great

Fox partners Twitter and Snapchat to provide coverage of FIFA World Cup

By : CIOL Writers

Twenty First Century Fox’s Fox Sports is teaming up with Twitter and Snapchat to provide exclusive highlights from the 2018 FIFA World cup in Russia. Twitter will not only feature every goal scored from all 64 games just moments after they happen,

Snapchat testing ‘Stories Everywhere’ to boost user growth

By : CIOL Writers

Amid growing competition from the likes of Facebook and Instagram, and stagnant user growth, Snapchat is developing a new feature that will let users share stories outside the Snapchat app, according to a report from live streaming news network Cheddar. The report

Julian Assange’s twitter account restored after going offline for a couple of hours

By : CIOL Writers

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s twitter account @JulianAssange has been restored after mysteriously disappearing for a few hours. Users who tried to search for Assange’s account between 5.30 am and 6.30 am Indian time on Monday got the message “Sorry, that page

Twitter announces new set of rules that will penalise abusive accounts

By : CIOL Writers

Twitter has announced a new set of guidelines to suspend users affiliated with hate groups on the platform. According to a report in Recode, the new rules will suspend accounts that will include “hateful imagery or display names”  or those who “use

Twitter rolls out Moments in India

By : CIOL Writers

Twitter has rolled out its Moments feature to all users in India, nearly a year and a half after its launch in the US. The new feature will allow users to curate their stories by stitching together multiple tweets into

Twitter launches ‘threads’ to make ‘tweetstorms’ easier

By : CIOL Writers

Twitter has officially  launched tweet threads that will allow people to post tweetstorms more easily. Tweetstorms are multiple tweets that are stitched together to share more information. When you create a tweet on Twitter, you can use the “+” button to add more tweets

Instagram brings on board Twitter’s ex-VP of revenue product

By : CIOL Writers

Instagram has hired Ameet Ranadive, Twitter’s former VP of revenue product to work as the director of product overseeing the Wellbeing team, “which helps promote positive behavior on Instagram and protects the community from bad behavior and content,” Ranadive posted on Twitter.

Twitter Lite expands to 24 new countries

By : CIOL Writers

After the successful testing of Twitter Lite in the Philippines, the company is now rolling out the app in 24 new countries across Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Latin America. Twitter Lite minimizes data usage, which makes it more

Twitter testing new ‘save for later’ feature named Bookmarks

By : CIOL Writers

Twitter is testing a new feature called Bookmarks which allows users to privately save tweets for later. The new feature might appear in menu in the bottom right corner of a tweet on your devices. Twitter‘s staff product designer Tina

Twitter starts removing verified status from accounts that violate guidelines

By : CIOL Writers

Twitter has announced that it has begun revoking the verified status from some accounts that promote racism and hatred. White supremacists Jason Kessler and Richard Spencer are among the users who no longer have a blue tick mark on their