Twitter Officially Launches Its “Retweet With Comment” Feature

twitter rainbow Twitter just officially launched its “retweet with comment” feature, which it began testing last summer. “Retweet with comment” allows users to embed a tweet in their own tweets, which lets them get around Twitter’s 140-character limit when they write their own commentary. The feature is now available on Twitter’s site and iPhone app and will be available on… Read More

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Vine’s Jason Mante Will Speak At Disrupt New York

jasonmante Twitter launched its newly acquired Vine service all the way back in January of 2013, and over the course of that two years, we’ve never actually had anyone from the company on our Disrupt stage. But that’s about to change. In May, we’ll be joined by Jason Mante, head of user experience at Vine, on the stage at Disrupt New York to discuss all things Vine, mobile video,… Read More

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Kifi Debuts A “Deep” Search Engine For Twitter Based On Your Own Tweets

Kifi-for-Twitter A startup called Kifi is rolling out a new tool that allows you to automatically save all the links you tweet in order to create a personalized search engine that includes those links as well as others it recommends based on what you’ve already shared. Called “Kifi for Twitter,” the company describes the new feature as something of a deep search engine for Twitter because… Read More

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Confirmed: Twitter Buys TenXer For Under $50M To Improve Its Tools For Engineers

twitter-tenxer Social network Twitter has long been under fire for some of its internal issues when it comes to products and how engineers work to develop and improve them. Now it’s made an acquisition that could help it improve things on that front. TechCrunch has confirmed that Twitter has acquired and will close TenXer, a platform for developers and engineers to work together better. We have… Read More

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President Obama Taps Twitter Vet Jason Goldman As White House’s First Chief Digital Officer

Jason Goldman President Obama announced this morning that Jason Goldman, a longtime tech industry executive best known for his work alongside Ev Williams during the formative years of products such as Blogger, Twitter, and Medium, has been named the White House’s first-ever “Chief Digital Officer.” The news was first reported by Politico. Goldman will be overseeing the White… Read More

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Twitter’s New “Quality Filter” Starts Rolling Out To Verified iOS Users

twitter rainbow Twitter can be a cesspool of bullying, which CEO Dick Costolo admitted in an internal memo has cost the microblogging platform users. Over the past few months, however, the company has taken several major steps to stop trolls. The latest is a new “quality filter” that lets verified users weed out problematic tweets from their notifications. Read More

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|LIVE NOW| Meerkat Raises $12M From Greylock At A $40M Valuation

Meerkat Logo If you’re reading TechCrunch right now (you are, by the way), chances are you have at least heard of Meerkat. You may even be simultaneously hoping that you don’t have to fall prey to the new SXSW sweetheart before the trend of live broadcasting is over. But this is no Yo.
Sources familiar with the matter tell TechCrunch that Meerkat has closed on a $12 million Series B led by… Read More

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Medium Now Lets You Write Posts From Its iOS App

Medium writing iOS Popular blogging platform and publisher Medium has announced that the latest update to its iOS app will finally let users compose posts from their iPhone or iPad. It’s a feature that many fans of the platisher (publorm?) have been begging the company for from day one. It’s landing in the wake of another recent update, which let you start writing an outline or short post in an… Read More

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