Jun
26
2017
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Facebook, Microsoft, YouTube and Twitter form Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism

 Today Facebook, Microsoft, YouTube and Twitter collectively announced a new partnership aimed at reducing the accessibility of internet services to terrorists. The new Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism adds structure to existing efforts by the companies to target and remove recruiting materials for terror groups from major web platforms. Together, the four tech leaders say they… Read More

Apr
06
2017
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Twitter unveils a new API platform, roadmap and vision for its developer community

 Twitter historically has had a rocky relationship with its developer community. It once encouraged third-party apps, then later restricting them; hosting developer conferences, then killing them; debuting a suite of developer tools, then selling them; and despite issuing a mea culpa, the company failed to regain the trust of many. Read More

Oct
11
2016
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Facebook, Twitter cut off data access for Geofeedia, a social media surveillance startup

Geofeedia is used by police to monitor activists on social networks. According to a new study published today from the American Civil Liberties Union, major social networks including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram have recently provided user data access to Geofeedia, the location-based, social media surveillance system used by government offices, private security firms, marketers and others.
As TechCrunch previously reported, Geofeedia is one of a bevy of… Read More

Sep
24
2016
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Why Salesforce might be interested in Twitter

A person is seen using the Twitter app on a tablet. Rumors were flying all day yesterday that Twitter is up for sale, and Salesforce.com could be a chief suitor. At this point, with so many possible bidders being reported, it’s hard to know what’s going to happen (if anything). But the big question for many is why Salesforce would even be interested in the consumer-facing social network. While nobody could say with certainty that… Read More

Sep
20
2016
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Business process platform Progressly nabs Ruslan Belkin and announces $6M Series A from 8VC

Progressly Progressly, a new platform for supporting growth within large enterprises, just got a big boost in both money and staffing. Ruslan Belkin, a former top exec from Twitter and LinkedIn will be joining the roughly two year old company. With the spotlight drawn, Progressly is taking the opportunity to formally announce a $6 million Series A, led by 8VC, as part of its official coming out… Read More

Oct
21
2015
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Twitter Introduces Gnip Insights APIs To Help Brands Better Understand Audiences And Content

gnip-twitter Gnip is the company that has been keeping archives of every tweet going back to the first one in 2006. Twitter knew how important this data was to marketers and companies so it acquired the company and now has a fleet of APIs that it’s making bank on.
Most recently it opened up instant access to all of those historical tweets. Today, during its developer conference Twitter Flight, the… Read More

Oct
20
2015
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With Customer Care, Twitter Wants To Sharpen Its Profile As A Platform To Do Business

twitter-up Twitter is on double time these days when it comes to rolling out new products and pressing ahead under new CEO Jack Dorsey — a strategy that will likely get a decent gust of air Wednesday during the company’s Flight developer conference. In the meantime, TechCrunch understands that there is another area where Twitter is looking to expand: customer care, positioning Twitter as… Read More

Jul
23
2015
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Zenefits Grabs Twitter’s Rita Garg To Run Business Development

Zenefits, the $4.5 billion human resources software startup, said today it hired Twitter’s (now former) director of global business development Rita Garg. It’s another executive departure for Twitter, with head of communications Gabriel Stricker and former CEO Dick Costolo recently stepping back. Twitter is not unfamiliar with executive shuffles, with the top of the company… Read More

Jul
14
2015
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‘Twas A Rowdy Day For Tech Stocks

twitter-earnings Tomorrow marks the kickoff point for the next cycle of tech earnings, so the markets are on the precipice of a data deluge. Today we had a bit of a pre-show, with two things happening that are well worth our consideration: Box’s big trading day and Twitter’s fake acquisition news. Read More

Apr
11
2015
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Twitter Cuts Off DataSift To Step Up Its Own Big Data Business

twitter abuse In the push for more revenue growth, Twitter has been building up its business in areas like advertising and commerce, but a move made late Friday night points to another area where the company is setting its sights: big data analytics. Twitter announced that it will be terminating agreements with third parties for reselling firehose data — the unfiltered, full stream of Tweets and… Read More

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