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MLB to Post Every Home Run on Twitter

The Major League Baseball season officially kicks off in the U.S. today and the league promises to post more highlights online at Twitter than ever before. For the first time this year, @MLB will post highlights of each and every home run hit during the season on Twitter, including capturing some of those in a […]

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Twitter Reports First Quarter Earnings

SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter reported revenues for the first quarter of 2018 totaling $665 million, an increase of 21% year-over-year. The company reported a profit of $61 million. Shares in Twitter were down $0.72 for the day closing at $29.75. Advertising revenue on Twitter’s network totaled $575 million, an increase of 21% year-over-year. Data licensing […]

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Twitter Won’t Count Usernames in Replies

  Twitter announced it won’t count usernames in replies as part of the service’s 140-character limit in tweets. The company said it made the change to simplify conversations in a few ways: Who you are replying to will appear above the Tweet text rather than within the Tweet text itself, so you have more characters […]

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Trump Bashes NY Times

  President Donald Trump railed against The NY Times newspaper again on what he perceives as negative coverage of his administration and actions. Trump posted the following on Twitter on Sunday morning. Somebody with aptitude and conviction should buy the FAKE NEWS and failing @nytimes and either run it correctly or let it fold with […]

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Twitter to Lay Off 9% of Staff

SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter announced it would cut about 350 jobs following its third-quarter earnings report. The Internet-messaging service posted quarterly revenue of $616 million, up 8% year-over-year. Quarterly GAAP net loss was $103 million, with quarterly non-GAAP net income of $92 million, or $0.13 per diluted share. Average monthly active users (MAUs) were 317 million […]

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Twitter Shares Up 21% on Possible Deal

  Shares in Twitter soared 21.42% on Friday after news of a potential buyout deal was reported by CNBC. Twitter stock closed Friday at $22.62, up $3.99. Possible suitors for the company include Google and Salesforce.com. Twitter is known for its free service where members send out tweets in 140 characters or less. Presidential candidate Donald Trump is […]

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Twitter Partners With Bloomberg for Live Streaming

  NEW YORK and SAN FRANCISCO — Bloomberg Media and Twitter have partnered to live stream select Bloomberg Television programs, including “Bloomberg West,” “What’d You Miss?,” “With All Due Respect” and the network’s markets coverage. The live streaming partnership marks an expansion of Bloomberg’s industry-leading digital video strategy, extending the network’s reach to Twitter’s massive, […]

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Twitter Acquires Magic Pony Technology

  SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter has acquired Magic Pony Technology, a London-based developer of machine learning and visual processing technology, expanding the machine learning capabilities in Twitter’s video technology and adding valuable talent to the company’s Cortex team. The amount of the purchase was not released. “Machine learning is increasingly at the core of everything […]