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Twitter launches translate feature in iOS app powered by Bing

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Twitter has launched a new feature to its iOS app that supports tweet translation. The translation features are powered by Bing Translate. The app will have the ability to figure out if a tweet that has been posted is in a different language from the existing default. Users will be prompted to click on a translation.
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Twitter Inc (TWTR) media head Chloe Sladden steps down

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Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) media head Chloe Sladden has stepped down, which is on the same day that COO Ali Rowghani departed.
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Twitter Inc (TWTR) partners with The Weather Company on ad project

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Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) has partnered with The Weather Company to launch weather-informed advertising. Marketers will be able to target users based on the specific weather conditions of their locales. For example, beer marketers might buy more ads aimed at places that is going to have a sunny weekend.
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Twitter Inc (TWTR) COO Ali Rowghani resigns

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Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) chief operating officer Ali Rowghani has resigned from his job at Twitter. However, he will still continue to work as a “strategic advisor” to CEO Dick Costolo. Rather than finding a replacement, Twitter will eliminate the COO position altogether. Rowghani’s operating responsibilities will be assumed from other Twiter management team members.
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Twitter boots TweetDeck back up following hack

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Twitter was hit with a hack today due to a security flaw in the TweetDeck app. Hackers found a “cross-site scripting” (XSS) vulnerability in the system, which forced Twitter to take all of its TweetDeck apps down for a short period.
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Twitter Inc (TWTR) acquires Namo Media for around $50 million

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Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) has acquired a “native ad” company called Namo Media. Namo Media specializes in integrating the native ad content with the website where the ads are viewed. It specifically focuses on mobile ads. Twitter did not disclosed the price, but sources with TechCrunch reported that it was $50 million. Namo Media is going to be closing down its standalone operations and will integrate it into MoPub. There are around 8 employees that work at Namo that will most likely join Twitter.

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Twitter Inc (TWTR) reintroduces Twitter Zero

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Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) has launched a new service called “Twitter Zero.” This service lets users in emerging markets see a stripped down version of Twitter and use the service without incurring data charges. Twitter has slightly under 100 total deals with mobile operators, according to TechCrunch. Some of the mobile carriers that are working with Twitter on this project include Ucell (Uzbek), Mobilink (Pakistan), Reliance Communications (India), and Ncell (Nepal). Other partners include Vodafone, Smart (Philippines), XL Axiata (Indonesia), and Turkcell.
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Twitter Inc (TWTR), Omnicom Group Inc. (OMC) sign $230 million mobile ad deal

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Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) and Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC) has announced a mobile-focused deal that is worth $230 million over the next two years. Omnicom’s programmatic ad buying unit Accuen will be integrated with Twitter’s ad exchange MoPub. Twitter acquired MoPub for $350 million in September. Twitter will be able to lock in ad rates and inventory access for Omnicom agencies as part of the deal. It will also give Omnicom a “first look” at new ad units and opportunities that are being developed by Twitter.

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