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Justin Baragona / Mediaite:
In interview with The Sunday Times, Trump says he'll keep using @realDonaldTrump Twitter account   —  With President-elect Donald Trump on the brink of officially becoming the country's Commander-in-Chief, it appears we are getting the answer to what he will do with his personal Twitter account …
Jan 15, 2017, 8:01 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Timehop CEO and co-founder Jon Wegener steps down, with design lead Matt Raoul taking his place; outgoing CEO says company will be cash-flow positive by March   —  Some changes at the top of Timehop, the quirky app that shows you reminders of photos and other content that you've taken and posted on Facebook …
Jan 14, 2017, 5:25 AMIn context
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
App.net is shutting down its Twitter-like social platform on March 14 and open sourcing its code   —  In Twitter's early years, there were numerous competitors on the market, one among them App.net.  Launched in 2012, the social network billed itself as being ad-free and subscription-based …
Jan 12, 2017, 10:20 PMIn context
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
Twitter says it will shut down Dashboard, its iOS and desktop account management app, on February 3, six months after launch   —  In June, Twitter launched Dashboard, a dedicated app brands can use to manage their various accounts, but seven months later, that's all about to change.
Jan 11, 2017, 11:30 AMIn context
Joseph Bernstein / BuzzFeed:
Trump's Twitter account could be targeted by hackers seeking geopolitical instability or financial gain, has no known special security protocols or protections   —  The most powerful publication in the world today is Donald Trump's personal Twitter account.  In the past six weeks …
Jan 7, 2017, 12:30 PMIn context
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
How the digital legacy of the Obama White House will live on via tech projects such as a Twitter bot, a Giphy page, and Internet Archive sharing   —  President Obama was the first US president to use Twitter, Snapchat, Facebook Live, and YouTube to engage the public.
Jan 5, 2017, 4:30 PMIn context
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Vine app to shutter January 17, will be replaced with Vine Camera app; users can download their Vines before shutdown date   —  Back in October, Twitter announced that it was shutting down the popular 6-second video sharing service Vine.  After outcry from users, however …
Jan 4, 2017, 8:50 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
NFL inks a deal to livestream select games, including the Super Bowl, on Sina Weibo, often called China's Twitter   —  The NFL is hoping to expand its presence in China with a new deal that gives social media platform, Sina Weibo - often called China's Twitter - the rights to live stream select games …
Jan 2, 2017, 3:20 PMIn context
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
In 2016, Facebook, Twitter, Airbnb, others acknowledged they are not just neutral platforms and began tackling issues like discrimination, harassment, fake news   —  In early December, Facebook published a blog post summing up the company's breakthroughs and challenges in image and speech recognition.
Jan 1, 2017, 11:00 PMIn context
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Twitter's managing director for Greater China, Kathy Chen, leaves after 8 months   —  Kathy Chen follows others out the door of the social communications company.  —  Twitter lost yet another top exec with the departure of Kathy Chen, its managing director in Greater China.
Jan 1, 2017, 3:15 PMIn context

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