Topic: Twitter

Germany’s World Cup Blowout Sets Twitter Record
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Germany’s World Cup Blowout Sets Twitter Record

Since my new apartment is still woefully unconnected to the Internet, yesterday I was working from a bar that happened to be showing the World Cup match between Germany and Brazil. “Great,” I thought, “I can catch … [Read more...]

Fab Announces Hem, Customizable Home Furnishings
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Fab Announces Hem, Customizable Home Furnishings

Online retailer Fab announced that it will be launching a new brand called Hem for “private label furnishings."  Similar to the company's recent refocus on selling its own products instead of other brands, Hem will … [Read more...]

Weekend Wrap-Up: AT&T Pays $48.5 Billion for DirecTV; Microsoft Unveils the Surface Pro 3
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Weekend Wrap-Up: AT&T Pays $48.5 Billion for DirecTV; Microsoft Unveils the Surface Pro 3

Happy Sunday, folks! I hope you're having a great Memorial Day weekend, and that you aren't spending too much time in front of the computer. Unless, you know, you're reading BestTechie. And it seems you're doing that … [Read more...]

Stop the Music: Twitter-SoundCloud Acquisition Talks Fall Apart
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Stop the Music: Twitter-SoundCloud Acquisition Talks Fall Apart

Well, how fast things change.  It looks like Twitter won’t be buying SoundCloud, after all. According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, Twitter let an exclusive negotiating period with SoundCloud expire this … [Read more...]

Here’s Why A Twitter-SoundCloud Deal Makes A Lot of Sense
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Here’s Why A Twitter-SoundCloud Deal Makes A Lot of Sense

A report from Recode on Monday, citing “sources familiar” with the situation, said that Twitter is considering a deal to buy SoundCloud — a music sharing platform popular with indie artists and DJs. The report … [Read more...]

Weekend Wrap-Up: Alibaba IPO Coming; Samsung to Pay Up in Patent Case with Apple
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Weekend Wrap-Up: Alibaba IPO Coming; Samsung to Pay Up in Patent Case with Apple

Glorious Sunday, comrades! It's time once again for the Weekend Wrap-Up, where we break down the biggest tech stories from the past week and help you get caught up quickly. As always, the Wrap-Up comes in two forms: … [Read more...]

Hashtag Sale: Shop Amazon Via Twitter with #AmazonCart
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Hashtag Sale: Shop Amazon Via Twitter with #AmazonCart

Today, Amazon announced a new partnership with Twitter, allowing users to add items to their Amazon shopping carts by simply replying to certain tweets with the self-explanatory hashtag, #AmazonCart. It’s a new way to … [Read more...]

Twitter Tries Out a ‘Mute’ Feature on Mobile
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Twitter Tries Out a ‘Mute’ Feature on Mobile

Let's be honest -- Twitter's following system falls apart when you have a noisy friend. On Facebook, you can simply stop that person's posts from showing up without unfriending them, but Twitter has no comparable … [Read more...]

Facebook Takes On Smaller Deep Link Rivals With App Links
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Facebook Takes On Smaller Deep Link Rivals With App Links

Deep linking has been a hot topic as of late with companies popping up including URX, Deeplink.me, and others to take on the problem of making mobile apps connect the same way that clickable links work within the Web. … [Read more...]

Twitter Bets on Facebook-Style Install Ads to Bring in Revenue
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Twitter Bets on Facebook-Style Install Ads to Bring in Revenue

You can call it copying or you can call it borrowing, but the “swapping” of ideas between Facebook and Twitter over the past year has been fascinating to see unfold. Facebook copied Twitter’s hashtags and trending … [Read more...]