Hootsuite’s Android application has been updated with several new features, mostly focused on image sharing and scheduled content publishing. The update brings the app to version 3.1, marking the first iterative update since it’s massive 3.0 update not too long ago.
Most of the new features are noticeable in the tweaked interface. The UI for composing tweets has been moved around a bit, making the send tweet arrow more prominent while hiding scheduling options behind a drop-down menu. When placing images within a tweet, Hootsuite now also shows a live preview of those images, which it didn’t do before. There are a few other slight changes, including Hootsuite being able to send out images to social media as opposed to just links, and a menu for looking at your scheduled content before it goes live. Read more
It’s something that many of us with flagship smartphones take for granted – firmware updates to the latest version of Android. Granted, we still complain when they don’t arrive as soon as we would like them to, but we do expect the update to arrive, at some point. But what about the lower budget smartphones? Sadly, handset makers aren’t quite as diligent in updating their cheaper phones to newer versions of Android. Today we have news that one of Samsung’s more budget-conscious offerings, the Galaxy Ace 4, might not be receiving a helping of lollipop goodness.
It’s been a little over a week since former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo announced stepping down from his position, effective July 1, and Jack Dorsey took over as interim CEO. And now, Twitter’s board of directors is letting everyone know that being CEO of Twitter is a full-time job. You know, just in case you thought it was a part-time job.
Twitter today announced its initiative to dish out “timely and relevant” pages, products, and places on your new feed. These new pages will feature video and images about the product, along with other helpful information, such as a description, price, and an avenue of purchase.
Twitter has a big, new feature in the works called Project Lightning that is scheduled to be released later this year. The idea behind Project Lightning is to bring event-based curated content to Twitter along with the ability to embed this content around the web. According to Twitter’s Katie Jacobs Stanton, who runs the company’s global media operations, Read more
Twitter’s CEO position will be undergoing a change next month. Earlier, we learned that CEO Dick Costolo plans to depart from the company on July 1 and Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s founder, has been selected by the Twitter Board of Directors to fill the position on an interim basis.
Want to trade block accounts with other users on Twitter? Doesn’t sound like a bad idea. After all, Twitter is filled with a lot of spam and outrageous content. The service announced today that users can export lists of blocked accounts for other users to import and block on their own accounts.
Twitter’s live-streaming video app, Periscope, has been exclusively available on iOS since its release earlier this year, but that is about to change. The app that celebrities, sports stars and content pirates love is about to hit the Google Play Store.
The next major acquisition for Twitter could be in a social aggregator. The company is reportedly engaged in talks with Flipboard that could result in a deal worth more than $1 billion. Negotiations have been ongoing since the start of the year and Twitter’s CFO, Anthony Noto, has led the way. The deal, if closed, would allow increased synergy for two services thata are all about content consumption.
A Twitter spokesperson responded to the report by saying “We don’t comment on rumor or speculation.”