Tagged with: Twitter

Google’s Disaster Relief Now Features Real-Time Tweets

Google’s Disaster Relief Now Features Real-Time Tweets

Tech giants Google and Twitter have had difficulties seeing eye-to-eye since the end of their partnership in 2011, but it appears Google is putting old grievances aside for a greater good. As of Tuesday, Google Public Alerts has begun incorporating tweets from disaster-struck locations. Extracted from Twitter's public API, ...

Twitter Buys ‘Native Ad’ Specialist Company Namo Media for $50 Million

Twitter Buys ‘Native Ad’ Specialist Company Namo Media for $50 Million

Twitter on Thursday made another acquisition to build the social network’s ad tech business — specifically in the area of native ads. It has acquired Namo Media, a specialist in “native ad” content that integrates with the site where the ads are being viewed, with a focus on mobile ads. Twitter is not commenting on ...

Microsoft Announces 46 New Apps Coming to Xbox One, Xbox 360

Microsoft Announces 46 New Apps Coming to Xbox One, Xbox 360

Microsoft on Wednesday announced 46 new apps coming to its Xbox platform. The company says this will increase apps on its gaming platform by 25 percent, bringing the total to over 225 apps around the world. The timing of the news should surprise no one: the June update started rolling out last night, and it drops the Gold ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – May 30, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – May 30, 2014

It just got a lot easier to let all your Facebook friends know exactly what you're watching on TV. Facebook recently announced a new feature for its mobile app that activates your phone’s microphone to recognize the TV show you’re watching or song you’re listening to. You’re then able to easily share this info to ...

Billboard and Twitter Launch Real-Time Music Charts

Billboard and Twitter Launch Real-Time Music Charts

On Tuesday, Billboard and Twitter officially launch the Billboard Twitter Real-Time Charts. These new, interactive charts redefine how fans interact with, and influence, popular content by ranking the most popular songs being shared on Twitter in the U.S. The first of the real-time charts, the Billboard Trending 140, is an ...

Twitter Signs $230 Million Deal With Omnicom to Boost Programmatic Ads

Twitter Signs $230 Million Deal With Omnicom to Boost Programmatic Ads

Omnicom Media Group announced a mobile-focused deal with Twitter on Tuesday, worth $230 million over the next two years. The deal will integrate Omnicom’s programmatic ad buying unit Accuen with Twitter’s ad exchange MoPub, which it purchased for a reported $350 million in September. In addition to locking in ad rates ...

How to Maximize Security on Your Social Media Profiles

How to Maximize Security on Your Social Media Profiles

It can be easy to dismiss social media security as a chore to save for another day. Getting hacked is serious business though, and you could find your online identity stolen, your precious photos erased and your devices inaccessible. Fear not! We've put together some simple but effective ways of keeping the hackers out. Of ...

Facebook Adds Shazam-Like Audio Recognition for Songs and TV

Facebook Adds Shazam-Like Audio Recognition for Songs and TV

Facebook has a new weapon in the battle against Twitter to host lucrative conversations about media. A Shazam-esque opt-in feature coming to the iOS and Android status composer can activate your phone’s microphone, recognize a TV show you’re watching or song you’re listening to, and tag it in your News Feed post. ...

How to Write the Perfect Tweet

How to Write the Perfect Tweet

Countless books, conferences — entire careers, even! — are devoted to the idea that social media can somehow be optimized and perfected. Marketers and social media editors pursue the perfect tweet like the holy grail. Is it vague or newsy? Long or short? Does it — ugh — contain hashtags? At last, researchers at ...

Report: Twitter is Considering Buying SoundCloud

Report: Twitter is Considering Buying SoundCloud

Twitter may try to buy its way out of its growth problem by making another move into music. The company is considering a deal to acquire SoundCloud, the music and audio-sharing company, according to people familiar with both companies. Berlin-based SoundCloud is a free service that lets users upload and share audio files ...