The Queen’s First Tweet Is A Royal Mystery

Screenshot 2014-10-24 12.48.43 Think about your first tweet. Mine was sent from a desktop, but I’m sure plenty of people sent their first tweet from a smartphone.
But before you can ever send a tweet, you have to sign up for an account. And, of course, you have to type out an actual message. Only then can you press that little blue Tweet button and begin your Twitter journey.
The Queen, however, does things a bit… Read More


Twitter Launches Digits, A New Way To Sign In To Apps Without Using Passwords

Screen Shot 2014-10-22 at 2.04.14 PM Today, Twitter announced the launch of a new service called Digits, aimed at application developers looking for a simpler, password-free login option for their mobile applications. The news was revealed this afternoon at Twitter’s first annual developer conference called Flight, which served not only as the launchpad for a suite of tools aimed at mobile application developers, but… Read More


Who To Follow On Twitter, According To Marc Andreessen

Marc Andreessen Well-known Tweetstormer and investor Marc Andreessen has produced a list of his favorite people to follow on Twitter. He was prompted to do so by an article in The Information called “Silicon Valley’s Frontman Problem” by Jessica Lessin, who questioned if the industry leaders most often quoted by the media (she cited Andreessen, Elon Musk, and Peter Thiel) really… Read More


Twitter’s Music Strategy: No App, Just Better Listening

beats-studio-wireless-review-macro-enclosure-1500x1000 Done Music is a special kind of content, and people discover it on Twitter. That’s why building a music experience outside the main Twitter app was a boondoggle, and treating music like any other piece of media within Twitter sells it short. These insights have led Twitter to a better strategy since killing off the Twitter Music app, according to a source at the company: Just improve the… Read More


Tech Stocks Show Weakness Amid Uncertain Global Economy

2067062407_c0ebf2204e_o Tech stocks fell sharply on Friday, setting a somber mood for the industry this weekend. The carnage was widespread, with giants taking a stumble — Microsoft, -3.97%; Google, 2.92%; Facebook, -3.95%; LinkedIn, -3.84%; Yahoo, -3.65%; and Alibaba, -3.28% — and newcomers joining in the general mayhem. MobileIron fell 6.92%. ZenDesk was off 8.06%. GoPro dropped 4.63%, Twitter fell… Read More


One In Three U.K. Children Now Owns A Tablet — Instagram, Snapchat, WhatsApp Use Also Rising

STT_Tablet_Lifestyle Photo 1 Last October research put out by the UK’s telecoms regulator, Ofcom, highlighted rising usage of tablets among kids. Unsurprisingly that trend has continued, with Ofcom’s 2014 annual report exploring parents’ and children’s media use finding that tablet ownership by children in the U.K. has now risen as high as one in three. Read More


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Twitter’s CEO Will Respond To Whether He’s High Once He Finishes These Doritos

Dick Costolo Peter Thiel thinks Twitter is more 420 than 140-characters. In a CNBC interview today, the famous Facebook investor bashed its competitor saying “Twitter is hard to evaluate. They have a lot of potential. It’s a horribly mismanaged company—probably a lot of pot-smoking going on there.” And when Twitter employee Jason Goldman ribbed Twitter CEO and former improv… Read More