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Dogan News Agency:
After reaching a “consensus” with Twitter, Turkey's telecommunications agency will blur “malicious content” on the service   —  Twitter posts to be blurred to eliminate ‘malicious content,’ minister says … Turkey's telecommunication authority will pixelate Twitter posts …
Apr 17, 2014, 3:50 PMIn context
Matt Buedel / Journal Star:
Twitter account impersonating Peoria, Illinois mayor leads to police raid, arrests   —  Fake Peoria mayor Twitter account prompts real raid of West Bluff house  —  Police searched a West Bluff house Tuesday and seized phones and computers in an effort to unmask the author of a parody Twitter account …
Apr 17, 2014, 3:10 PMIn context
Vindu Goel / New York Times:
Twitter Goes After a Facebook Cash Cow   —  Sometimes the rivalry between Twitter and Facebook is like a children's game of copycat.  Facebook copied Twitter's hashtags and trending topics.  Twitter copied Facebook's profile page design and automatic display of images in the feed.
Apr 17, 2014, 9:15 AMIn context
Kelton Lynn / The Twitter Blog:
Twitter launches mobile app install ads, integrates MoPub ad-buying   —  A new way to promote mobile apps to 1 billion devices, both on and off-Twitter  —  We are excited to announce new ways for marketers and developers to drive app installs and app engagements using our new mobile app promotion suite …
Apr 17, 2014, 9:10 AMIn context
Reuters:
Weibo cuts IPO size amid selloff in technology stocks   —  (Reuters) - China's Weibo Corp, a Twitter-like messaging service company, raised a less-than-expected $286 million after it cut the size of its U.S. initial public offering amid a selloff in technology shares and concerns about slowing user growth.
Apr 17, 2014, 1:55 AMIn context
Orhan Coskun / Reuters:
Turkey says Twitter agrees to close some accounts, no tax deal yet   —  (Reuters) - Twitter will close some accounts in Turkey but will not for now set up an office there as the government wants, a senior Turkish official said late on Monday after talks over a dispute which saw the government ban the site for two weeks.
Apr 15, 2014, 9:50 PMIn context
Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch:
Investors Send Twitter Up 11.4% Following Gnip News, Adding $2.7B To Its Market Cap   —  Twitter had a massive day in the markets, soaring more than 11 percent following news this morning that it has acquired Gnip.  —  Gnip is a company that provides other firms with access to social media information streams.
Apr 15, 2014, 9:05 PMIn context
Mike Isaac / Re/code:
Twitter Taps Google Maps Director Daniel Graf for Product VP Role   —  Twitter announced Tuesday it had named Daniel Graf as its new vice president of consumer product.  —  Graf most recently comes from Google, where had he led efforts on the company's Google Maps project since 2012.
Apr 15, 2014, 1:20 PMIn context
Erin Griffith / Fortune:
After Apple buys Topsy, Twitter plays defense by acquiring Gnip, one of four Twitter data resellers   —  Twitter buys big data reseller Gnip to keep it away from competitors  —  Deal follows Apple's acquisition of Topsy, one of just four Twitter data resellers.
Apr 15, 2014, 1:10 PMIn context
Mike Isaac / Re/code:
With Gnip Buy, Twitter Starts Taking Its Data Business Seriously   —  Twitter announced it has acquired Gnip, a Colorado-based startup that has worked closely with the microblogging service — and its wealth of user-generated data — for years.  —  If you're an average Twitter user …
Apr 15, 2014, 10:30 AMIn context

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