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Twitter acquires social data company Gnip

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Twitter announced today it acquired social data company Gnip for an undisclosed amount. This indicates that Twitter will be getting more into the data packaging industry, which is highly demanded by the government and enterprise. Wall Street was receptive to the deal since Twitter’s shares were up over 11%, which is the biggest gain since Twitter went public in November.

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Report: 44% of Twitter users never sent out a tweet

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Twitter currently has 974 million registered users, but there is a report by Twopcharts that says around 44% of them never sent out a tweet. Many of these Twitter users are spectators of debates that take place on trending topics. 

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Photo social network Instagram suffers downtime (Update: It’s Back)

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Instagram, Facebook’s photos social network, is suffering from an outage today. Users are able to open the app, but no new images are being display. The app loads without actually showing new photos. Instagram sent out a tweet that it is working on the problem. Frustrated users went on Twitter to complain about the issue using the hashtag #InstagramIsDown. Below are some of the best responses.
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Twitter.com to get pop-up notifications

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Twitter has announced that it is bringing notification alerts to its website. Users that access Twitter directly from the Twitter.com website will soon start seeing pop-up notifications. The notifications will appear if a user retweets, mentions, or messages them.

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Twitter unveils new design that looks like Facebook

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Twitter is unveiling a profile design that looks very similar to Facebook. The new profile lets you set up a larger profile photo, customize the header, and show off your best tweets. The Twitter profile will show the best tweets (tweets with more engagement will appear larger), pinned tweets (you can pin your favorite tweets to the top), and filtered tweets (a filter for tweets that have photos/videos and replies). The new profile is available starting today to a small group of users.
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Twitter acquires Android lockscreen app Cover

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Twitter has announced that it has acquired Android lockscreen app startup Cover. The Cover app launched in beta mode in October.

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Twitter adds photo tagging

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Twitter has added a new feature to its mobile app. Twitter now allows users to add up to four photos in a single tweet and tag people that are in the photos.

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Turkey court orders Twitter ban to be lifted

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A court in Turkey on Wednesday said that the government must lift its ban on Twitter, according to several reports. The ruling was made from an Ankara administrative court and asked Turkey’s telecommunications authority (TIB) to restore access to Twitter. It is unclear when people in Turkey will be able to access Twitter again. The TIB may appeal the decision, but it is expected to comply in the meantime.

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