Yesterday, 3:15 PM
- Twitter (TWTR -2.2%) announced the functionality on its TwitterDev account.
- The company is looking to strengthen its position in the arena of business and support requests. Earlier this month, Twitter began encouraging users to direct message support accounts, not tweet at them.
- The competition for streamlined support service is not light though, with Facebook (Pages, Messenger bots) and others also focusing heavily on the area.
Mon, Aug. 22, 8:11 PM
- There's some good news for tech companies such as Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), Instagram, Twitter (NYSE:TWTR), and Snapchat (Private:CHAT) with new data showing that Pokémon Go usage has peaked.
- Measurements on Pokemon usage from three different data tracking firms show a decline in worldwide daily active users and engagement rates from their peaks.
- Though the financial impact of the Nintendo (OTCPK:NTDOY) phenomenon has been difficult to gauge, most analysts agree that Pokémon Go has gobbled up mindshare over the last ten weeks.
Thu, Aug. 18, 2:42 PM
- Twitter (TWTR -5.5%) is adding the ability to only receive notifications from accounts a user is following along with a "quality filter" intended to weed out low-quality content like duplicate or automated Tweets. Both settings are able to be turned on or off by a user.
- In a related move, Facebook earlier this month modified its algorithm to reduce clickbait in its News Feed product.
- Twitter also revealed today it has now suspended a total of 360,000 user accounts since mid-2015 for violating the company's terrorism policies.
Thu, Aug. 18, 12:17 PM
- Following a February announcement the company had suspended 125,000 accounts for "threatening or promoting terrorist acts," Twitter (TWTR -4.4%) today announces it has suspended an additional 235,000 accounts since that point.
- The company notes daily suspensions have increased 80% since last year and plans to regularly update a Transparency Report starting in 2017.
Thu, Aug. 18, 7:08 AM
- Analyst Ken Sena sees "more risk than reward" for the common stock of Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) ahead of Snapchat's (Private:CHAT) anticipated monetization efforts. Broadcasting efforts on competing social platforms are winning influence with Twitter users and advertisers, he says.
- He downgrades to Sell from Hold, and cuts his price target to $17 from $18. Shares are down 2.6% premarket to $19.65.
Mon, Aug. 15, 11:08 AM
- The initiative revolves around Pepsi's global #PepsiMoji campaign.
- Largest partnership between the companies to date.
- Pepsi gains preferred placement in ten countries' #Stickers libraries.
- Twitter (TWTR +5.9%) COO Adam Bain: "#Stickers have been hugely popular with consumers, and we are thrilled to now include brands in that conversation, starting with Pepsi. Now, people around the world can all share their universal passion for Pepsi and make the brand come alive in a powerful new way on Twitter."
- Twitter revealed #Stickers in June.
- While Snapchat and Facebook offer similar features for user-created media, Line has most notably seen its sticker business transform into a good portion of the company's revenue.
Mon, Aug. 15, 4:24 AM
- In a piece covering Twitter's (NYSE:TWTR) successful effort to win live streaming rights for Thursday night NFL games, the NYT reports that Twitter is in discussions to launch an app that would let users watch the events on the Apple TV.
- While the company's strategy for live streaming is not yet "fully formed," Twitter is considering how to enable live videos through notifications in the main timeline or in the Moments tab of its current app.
Fri, Aug. 12, 3:00 AM
- Don't log out of Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) yet! The site has denied rumors it will be shutting down in 2017, denouncing the claims as groundless.
- "There is absolutely no truth to the claims whatsoever," a Twitter spokesman said in a statement.
- Social media started buzzing with #SaveTwitter early on Thursday, with more than 100K tweets mentioning the hashtag by early afternoon.
Thu, Aug. 11, 2:13 AM
- A federal judge in San Francisco has dismissed a lawsuit accusing Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) of providing material support to ISIS that contributed to the deaths of two Americans in Jordan last November.
- "As horrific as these deaths were... Twitter cannot be treated as a publisher or speaker of ISIS's hateful rhetoric and is not liable under the facts alleged," he wrote of his decision.
Tue, Aug. 9, 9:35 AM
- Twitter (TWTR +0.1%) Moments has so far been restricted to an in-house curation team and select partners.
- The company now plans to expand the feature by allowing access to "influencers, partners, brands… and in the coming months, everyone."
- Amid recent tough times for the company, including difficulty generating advertising revenue, Twitter is modifying its service through a multitude of initiatives ranging from opening up Moments to entering into a string of live-streaming partnerships.
Thu, Aug. 4, 1:57 PM
- Two days after Twitter's (TWTR +3.4%) communications chief Natalie Kerris left the company, corporate, revenue, and policy communications head Jim Prosser follows suit.
- He is joining marketplace lender SoFI as its VP of Communications and Policy.
- At a time when Twitter is struggling to convey a cohesive story to investors and users alike, the news continues a concerning trend.
Thu, Aug. 4, 10:20 AM
- Based on the company's "conversational ads", Twitter (TWTR -0.5%) now allows advertisers to essentially entice users to reply to or retweet ads in order to unlock content.
- In a test run of the format, Twitter asserts that every 100 ads run saw an average of 34 views. Coca-Cola, Marvel, AMC and others have had early access to the feature. AMC experimented with it by providing an exclusive The Walking Dead trailer to those who tweeted the trailer themselves.
- Twitter cites recipes, interviews and exclusive brand content as additional potential attractions for users.
Wed, Aug. 3, 2:29 PM
- CNBC reports rumor of a Twitter (TWTR +7.2%) takeover by two individual private investors.
- SunTrust Robinson Humphrey analyst Robert Peck, however, cast doubt on the activity noting the board is "100 percent behind CEO Jack Dorsey and his turnaround plans". He doesn't overlook the possibility of a buyout in the future but believes now is not the time.
- Traded volume is presently at 42.5M vs. an average of 23.6M.
- The increase in share price brings Twitter 3% below the level it was trading at prior to releasing last week's earnings. As of yesterday, the company was trading down 11% from that same point.
Tue, Aug. 2, 5:34 AM
- Natalie Kerris is leaving Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) just six months after joining the company as head of communications.
- Her departure isn't great news for Twitter investors. The firm has spent the past year-plus fighting the notion that it can't control its own narrative, a factor that some believe to be responsible for its slumping stock price.
Mon, Aug. 1, 10:43 AM
- In partnership with Warner Bros. and BuzzFeed.
- Exclusive interviews and commentary featured in an effort to "combine live video and conversation together on one surface."
- Twitter (TWTR +0.7%) VP of Global Media Ross Hoffman on the deal: "People come to Twitter to see what's happening, many to see what's happening in entertainment. They talk about movies every single day: before, during and after the movies are released. With this partnership, we're bringing live video entertainment to meet this growing demand."
- This news comes amid other live-streaming partnerships Twitter has secured with ELEAGUE, MLB Advanced Media, the NBA, Pac-12 Networks and CBS News.
- Suicide Squad Red Carpet Premiere streams live this evening at 6pm ET.
Thu, Jul. 28, 1:29 PM
- On a string of recent alliances with MLB Advanced Media, the NBA, Pac-12 Networks and CBS News, Twitter (TWTR +2.8%) continues its live streaming push into the esports arena.
- Coverage of this week's upcoming ELEAGUE semifinals and championship, featuring the game Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, will signal the first time an esports event is broadcast live on the platform.
- ELEAGUE is the result of a partnership between TBS and WME-IMG.
- Twitter CFO Anthony Noto on the arrangement: "Esports fans go to Twitter to see and talk about what is happening now in competitive gaming. Gamers are one of the largest and most engaged audiences on Twitter, and we are thrilled to partner with Turner and WME I IMG to bring them the live content from ELEAGUE and Twitter commentary they are already looking for, all on one screen."
- After taking heavy losses yesterday amid slowing revenue growth concerns, Twitter continues to line up partnerships aimed at a mix of audience bases.
- Press release
Twitter, Inc. is a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. It provides a network that connects users to people, information, ideas, opinions, and news. The company services include live commentary, live connections and live conversations. Its application... More
Industry: Internet Information Providers
Country: United States