In the post-IPO market, Twitter is sucking air. At least it isn’t alone. Alibaba also set a record low today. After repeated quarterly reports detailing slowing, anemic user growth, shares in Twitter today reached a new nadir: the firm’s IPO price. Twitter went public at $26 per share. It skyrocketed from that dollar point, eventually managing a $39.93 billion market… Read More
Twitter added just 14 million new users in its last quarter of business, and now it is making a big push to grow in Asia and the Middle East, two regions that collectively account for over half of the planet’s internet users… and where Facebook continues to be hugely popular. Read More
This week, Google announced a major corporate restructuring, Samsung introduced two new flagship smartphones and Tinder took to Twitter in a full-blown PR meltdown. These are the stories to catch you up on everything that’s happened this week in the wonderful world of tech. 1. Google rocked the world with some light news on Monday. It has restructured the company and everything will… Read More
Twitter today announced a major change to the way Direct Messages work on the Twitter platform, removing the 140-character limit that restricted the length of private messages. With the change, Twitter’s Direct Message feature is on par with other chat and messaging apps, allowing for unrestricted conversation.
Twitter first announced its plan to remove the 140-character limit from Direct Messages in June, but the change began rolling out to users around the world today and will continue to become available to users over the next few weeks. The 140-character limit has been removed across the Twitter platform, which encompasses the Twitter app for iOS, the Twitter app for Android, Twitter.com, TweetDeck, and Twitter for Mac.
While Twitter is largely a public experience, Direct Messages let you have private conversations about the memes, news, movements, and events that unfold on Twitter. Each of the hundreds of millions of Tweets sent across Twitter every day is an opportunity for you to spark a conversation about what’s happening in your world. That’s why we’ve made a number of changes to Direct Messages over the last few months. Today’s change is another big step towards making the private side of Twitter even more powerful and fun.
There are no plans to remove the limit from the public side of Twitter, so tweets will continue to be restricted to 140 characters. To get access to Direct Messages that have no character limits, Twitter advises users to upgrade to the latest version of the company’s apps.
Twitter for iOS can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]
Twitter for Mac can be downloaded from the Mac App Store for free. [Direct Link]
TweetDeck can be downloaded from the Mac App Store for free. [Direct Link]
Social data company Gnip, acquired by Twitter last year, has become an indispensable tool for all types of companies. Data, especially social data, is necessary to make decisions on things like timing a product launch or putting together a new marketing campaign. Until now, companies have been able to pull instant reports using up to 30 days worth of historical tweets. Today, through Gnip,… Read More
There is hardly a day that passes without a new major initiative, announcement or bold proclamation by the Gulf economies of United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia to promote tech startups in the region. Be it incubators, investment funds or free zones, you name it and they have it. Read More
Tired of earnings and financials and share price changes and non-GAAP operating margins and future cash positions? Too bad.
It’s earnings season in the markets, and that means that the tech companies we can spell and have heard of are collectively spilling their guts about their recent performance. For some firms, this means recurring record highs. And for others, recurring record lows. Read More
As Twitter marches closer to selecting its next CEO, outspoken early investor in the company Chris Sacca has made his personal choice known. Via Twitter of course: Twitter should name @jack as full-time CEO and promote @adambain to President and COO. @ev should become Executive Chairman of the board. — Chris Sacca (@sacca) August 7, 2015 In a multi-part tweet storm, Sacca backs up… Read More