After nearly six years, TwitPic is shutting down its service amidst pressure from Twitter's legal team. The service has worked in conjunction with Twitter for several years providing hosting services for images and videos.
According to a blog post by TwitPic creator Noah Everett, Twitter contacted his company a few weeks ago in regards to a trademark that was filed for his company that has been pending since 2009. The Twitter legal team demanded they abandon the trademark or risk losing access to the Twitter API.
Back in July, Twitter launched a really nifty analytics dashboard. A bit like Google Analytics for tweets, it allows you to gauge the performance of each and every tweet you sent. How many people saw it? How many of those actually clicked your links?
There was one catch, though: it was only open to advertisers and verified users.
No longer! Now you too can obsess way too hard over the performance of every tweet you send! Hurray!
Twitter CEO Dick Costolo announced Wednesday that the social network was suspending all accounts that posted images from the appalling video allegedly showing the beheading of photojournalist James Foley.
"We have been and are actively suspending accounts as we discover them related to this graphic imagery. Thank you," Costolo tweeted.
Twitter has acquired a small startup called Mitro, which focuses on password security.
Mitro announced Thursday that it is joining Twitter in its New York office and will be "focusing on a variety of geo-related projects." The company will not be integrated into the social network, but rather keep working on its own products that let several people share passwords to one account.
In the wake of the NSA revelations last year, anyone and everyone in tech started publishing transparency reports about data requests.
Now the thing to do is apparently reveal statistics about corporate diversity -- most of which have not panned out to be the greatest selling points.
Nevertheless, Twitter is the latest in big tech to share the ethnic and gender makeup of its workforce. Simply put, the San Francisco-headquartered business doesn't exactly stand out from the pack.