Twitter has acquired social TV analytics firm Bluefin Labs. Financial terms were not disclosed, although sources told Business Insider the deal is Twitter's largest to date, indicating the purchase price exceeds the $40 million spent to purchase TweetDeck in May 2011.
Twitter has updated its Vine video sharing application to an App Store age rating of 17+ following reports that users are uploading sexually explicit clips.
Apple has stripped Twitter's new Vine video sharing application of its App Store Editors' Choice designation following reports that users are uploading sexually explicit clips.
Less than a week after Twitter unveiled its new Vine video sharing application, users already are uploading sexually explicit clips, a trend that could incur the wrath of Twitter partner Apple.
Facebook is blocking Twitter's new Vine video sharing application from accessing its network, further escalating the rivalry between the two social media giants.
Twitter is poised to introduce Vine, a video sharing application optimized for Apple's iOS. Citing sources familiar with the project, AllThingsD reports the app could go live as soon as today--on Wednesday, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo tweeted a brief clip demonstrating Vine in action.
Here's an epic big data challenge for you: The Library of Congress has collected 170 billion Twitter messages totaling 133.2 terabytes of data, and now all it needs is a way to index it all. One of the main difficulties for the library is finding the right tools to manage that volume of information, reports Brandon Butler at Network World.
Red Badger will remove its Birdsong Twitter application from Microsoft's Windows Phone Store, citing Twitter's effort to discourage rival clients as well the financial frustrations of the Windows Phone platform.
More than two-thirds of employees use their personal devices at work, yet less than one-third of companies have a policy in place governing the use of those devices, according to a Twitter poll conducted by mobile software provider Globo.
Twitter is shuffling its executive ranks, promoting Ali Rowghani from chief financial officer to chief operating officer and naming Mike Gupta to fill the vacated CFO seat. Twitter CEO Dick Costolo--who served as COO prior to taking over the top spot in Oct. 2010--confirmed the appointments Wednesday evening via tweet.