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Twitter founder and CEO Jack Dorsey’s account accidentally suspended

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Twitter accidentally suspended the account of its founder and CEO Jack Dorsey. The micro-blogging site has suspended the privileges of Dorsey by mistake. He was unable to use his Twitter account after 9 PM EST on Tuesday. However, Dorsey's account was reactivated after Twitter...

Twitterati goes gaga over ATM failure and heavy rush in banks

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On November 8, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a huge masterstroke by demonising Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 currency notes. However, banks and post offices are witnessing the heavy rush of customers to withdraw newly released currency notes. Although the Government informed that ATMs will function...

Twitter COO Adam Bain quits to pave way for CFO Anthony Noto

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Twitter today disclosed that its Chief Operating Officer Adam Bain has quit the company to pursue his own personal ambitions. Bain is widely praised for building a robust advertising business even as the company struggled to earn profits. He will be replaced by Chief...

Twitter reacts to Modi’s decision of Rs 500 and 1000 note ban

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In a recent development, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in an address to the nation has announced the decision to ban the use of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 currency notes WEF midnight of November 9. This decision means that you cannot use Rs. 500...

Rs 500 and 1000 currency note discontinued: Twitter reacts to PM Modi’s decision

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In a recent development, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in an address to the nation has announced the decision to ban the use of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 currency notes WEF midnight of November 9. This decision means that you cannot use Rs. 500...

Parminder Singh quits as Twitter India MD after Rishi Jaitley

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Parminder Singh, Managing Director for Southeast Asia, MENA and India, Twitter has resigned from the company after a brief 3-year service. Known by @parrysingh on Twitter, he revealed that it's time to move on to pursue new passions. He also tweeted with the hashtag...

Twitter plans to lay off another 300 employees this week

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Twitter is gearing up to slash 8 percent of its workforce, which accounts to handing over of pink slips to 300 staff members. According to Bloomberg, the job cuts could be officially announced before the third-quarter earnings on October 27. Moreover, there are reports...

Massive DDoS attack takes down Twitter, PayPal, Reddit and more

DDos atack on Twitter, Spotify, Reddit
In the latest internet security breach, hackers initiated a complex cyber attack using devices such as digital recorders and webcams restricting access to some of the most popular websites such as Twitter, PayPal and Spotify. Dyn, a New Hampshire-based network infrastructure company that essentially manages...

Twitter puts an end to 140-character limit with support to GIF, videos and more

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Just now Twitter confirmed that it is suspending the 140 characters limits in tweets, the company said that from now on, it would not be counting anything other than plain text in tweets. That means you can now add emojis, photos, videos, GIFs, polls, and...

Twitter plans shutting down the Bengaluru development centre, to hand over pink slips to 60 employees

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In a sudden development, Twitter has decided to shut down the Bengaluru development centre in India. According to sources, nearly 60 employees with receive official pink slips with few reports stating that only 20 staff will be laid off. However, the company has not yet...

Twitter likely to dump the 140-character limit from September 19

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According to reports, Twitter is planning to scrap its 140-character limit from September 19. The limit will not count usernames, links, images, and videos. In May 2016, the social media giant had announced plans to relax the 140-character limit to make the platform more engaging. The big...

Twitter confirms suspending 250000 more accounts promoting terrorism

Twitter has officially confirmed the closure of 235,000 accounts in the past six months for violating its policy on terrorism. Back in February, the company said it had shut down more than 1,25,000 accounts since mid-2015 for the same, which brings the total number...

Facebook, Instagram and NBC team up for Rio Olympics 2016

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Facebook and Instagram have collaborated with NBC to cover and broadcast the 2016 Summer Rio Olympics that is going to start this month in Rio De Janerio, Brazil. To get real time videos, a Social Command Center has been set up in the city. A...

Twitter account verification gets easy with new process: Here’s how to use it

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Twitter has launched a new mechanism with which you will be able to apply to get your Twitter account verified. The move will likely increase the total number of users with a "blue badge" verified icon. While the service is available in the US,...

Facebook Live could render TV obsolete, Completely!

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It is a globally agreeable fact that most of the content viewership is fast moving from the TV as a medium to the internet. While the television alone held its USP of live viewership until earlier, this year, now things have changed. In April, Facebook...

Pokemon Go surpasses Facebook with more average daily usage

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New stats have revealed that Pokemon Go is getting more daily user engagement compared to popular mobile apps like Facebook and Twitter. The data comes from mobile app intelligence firm Sensor Tower, which claims that users are spending more time playing the augmented reality game,...

Activist Huma Dar’s Facebook account deactivated, Protests against killing of Burhan Wani

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Since 11 July, Monday, social media has been erupting in outrage against the alleged reports of the Facebook account of a pro-Kashmir activist, Huma Dar being blocked. The account has been reportedly blocked to contain the political unrest in the region. The internet in the...

Twitter boasts over 10 million Chinese users despite web censorship

Micro-blogging website Twitter has estimated in a media report that it has nearly 10 million Chinese users. The U.S .firm which has been banned in China since 2009, has shown that even in the time of hardship it has not lost its loyalist who...

Twitter, Vine now allows video upload of up to 140 seconds

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In a recent development, Twitter is now allowing its users to post longer videos of up to 140 seconds. Since the start of 2016, Twitter’s Video engagement has increased by around 50 percent. This step will allow users to be more creative while publishing...

Twitter ‘Go Live’ Periscope button rolls out for Android and iOS

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On 15 June 2016, Twitter introduced the new Periscope button on Android and iOS to broadcast live videos. Apps like Snapchat allow videos to be broadcasted in real-time, and then there is live-streaming on Facebook. Earlier Twitter started testing the option with a small number...

Mark Zuckerberg’s Twitter and Pinterest taken down by hackers

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Even Mark Zuckerberg co-founder and CEO of Facebook could not be spared from being a target of cyber crime. The Twitter and Pinterest account of Zuckerberg got hacked this week, and OurMind Team claims to take full responsibility for it. Last month more than 6.5...

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