ConnecTV Acquires TweetTV To Add Real-Time Analytics To Its Social TV Platform

Screen Shot 2014-06-30 at 12.59.02 Both Twitter and Facebook are vying for pole position as the platform of choice for social TV engagement — the place where viewers go to quip about TV shows in real time – but there are movements among pure-play startups to build up their positions, too. In the latest of these, ConnecTV is buying TweetTV to add more analytics features to a network that already lets… Read More

Why Twitter Spiked 5% Today

2067062407_c0ebf2204e_o Shares of technology stocks were mostly flat to middling today, with the rocketing GoPro IPO standing out. Twitter, however, a company still down heavily from its earlier post-IPO highs, advanced 5 percent. Why? Positive external forecasts. Evercore Group indicated that it thinks Twitter’s domestic user growth could best its first quarter tally, reassuring skittish investors worried that… Read More

Twitter Embraces The Sky Selfie With Its New ‘Dronie’ Account, Featuring Patrick Stewart

1500x500 Twitter’s official “Dronie” is at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity this year, taking the robot-powered zoom out selfies first popularized by the NYT’s Nick Bilton and Photojojo founder Amit Gupta. The Dronie is a UAV with a camera mount that records dronies to post to its official Twitter account using a camera mounted to its undercarriage, and… Read More

Following COO Resignation, Twitter’s Head Of Media Chloe Sladden Departs

chloe sladden Following the resignation of Twitter’s chief operating officer Ali Rowghani, Twitter’s Vice President of Media Chloe Sladden has also announced her departure.
“Now it’s time for my next chapter. #staytuned #thankyou #sleep,” Sladden tweeted.
The news was foreshadowed in a report in Re/code, as well as a a post on Medium by tech journalist (and former Re/code… Read More

Twitter Rises 3.5% In Down Market As COO Exits

twitter-rise Rumors of an imminent management shakeup at Twitter became a reality today as the company’s COO Ali Rowghani departed that role. In a down market, Twitter rose 3.5 percent in regular trading, and is up a fraction after-hours. The major indexes were down more than 0.6 percent apiece. Given the general dearth of news surrounding Twitter at the moment, it is not overly bold to ascribe at… Read More