Twitter adding suggested Tweets to the timeline based on user interest

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Twitter has been updating and adding features like crazy, and usually before they roll out new features they experiment by rolling them out to select users and observing the outcome. One such experiment involved inserting “suggested” tweets into the timeline to make Twitter more relevant to users. While this may distress long-time users of the service, the social media site claims that most people seemed to enjoy the extra tweets during initial experiments and is now rolling the feature out to all subscribers. Could this help the service grow at the rate they hope or could this ruin the experience? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

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Twitter adds new audio feature to mobile client

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Twitter has announced the addition of a new option to their mobile client to make it easier for users to access audio content. With a single click on a link provided in a tweet, users will be able to launch the Twitter Audio Card. The Audio Card will pop up a display with information about the linked music like album art and other info and it will start to play the content. The Audio Card can be left maximized or it can be minimized so users can continue to browse their Twitter timeline while listening to the audio content.
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New Android Wear app brings a Twitter client to your wrist

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Twitter is available on so many platforms, but it has yet to officially arrive on Android Wear. Instead, you can download a new client that brings the speedy social network to your wrist. The app, titled “Twitter for android wear,” brings Twitter’s basic functions to small smartwatch displays — view, retweet, and favorite. It is all designed to resemble something that we could see Twitter actually creating.

Hit the break for the gallery and download links.


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Sony now rolling out Android 4.4.4 to Xperia Z, ZL, ZR and Tablet Z

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According to a tweet by Sony from earlier today, the manufacturer’s Xperia Z, ZL, ZR and Tablet Z will be soon receiving the Android 4.4.4 update.

The new software, in addition to the usual bug fixes, brings improved battery life, WiFi and email improvements and more.

Hit the break below for Sony’s official changelog:


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Twitter’s “Buy” button has begun testing in the United States

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Whether or not you intend on using it, a “Buy” button will soon be present while using Twitter. A very small percentage of users in the United States will see the new button starting today. Over time, Twitter will be expanding the feature to more and more of its users. The “Buy” button will make purchases possible without ever having to leave the service with a few taps here and there.

Worrying about the security of purchasing items through Twitter? Feat not. Payment and shipping information will be encrypted and stored after a user’s first transaction; therefore, repeatedly entering information is not necessary. If you feel that you do not want Twitter to have any of this information, you can simply remove it.


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Twitter forces Twitpic shutdown

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On Sept. 25, Twitpic users will find their image and video sharing service to be no more. Recently the Twitpic crew was contracted by Twitter, demanding that it abandon its application for trademark. If it didn’t, Twitter would pull Twitpic’s access to the Twitter API. The company has been around since early 2008 and started the application process with the USPTO in 2009.


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Verizon’s @DroidLanding Twitter account awakens from slumber before Motorola’s launch event

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Verizon has used the @DroidLanding Twitter account since 2010 to post cryptic messages regarding the release of different DROID devices.

Seeing as the release of the newest Motorola DROID devices are imminent (Motorola has a scheduled event for Sept. 4), the Verizon employees running the account took to the page to send out a new tweet, about nine months since its last tweet.


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