Google has once again teamed up with Hulu to give exclusive access to free TV content for all Android users. Sadly, this promotion is strictly limited to customers in the United States who download the Hulu app via the Play Store.
A new revelation made by a handful of users over the weekend suggests that Netflix and Twitter could be looking to bring a new reminder feature for TV show airings. This feature will let you click on a button below a TV show related tweet reading “tweet me a reminder“. This feature is still said to be in the testing stage and we can probably expect to get more clarity over the coming days.
Twitter announced today that they are taking steps to make things safer on the popular social network, with a special emphasis on making reporting of abuse and harassment easier on mobile platforms. Twitter indicates the new procedures and tools they are implementing will require less initial information from users and it will be easier to flag accounts and Tweets for review.
There is no better market for Twitter to expand itself to other than e-commerce. With millions users constant in one place (the timeline), the social network acts as prime real estate. The launch of Twitter Offers is not surprising. It is a way for merchants and brands to give Twitter users exclusive discounts and rewards. Twitter Offers works by linking a credit or debit card to an account. Deals are then attached to the card for redemption later on. Twitter forwards a pushes a notification to users displaying the amount of money saved.
Twitter Offers is only available for users in the United States.
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!
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.
Oppo has been teasing us with the launch of its upcoming flagship smartphone, the N3, for a while now, and earlier today took to Twitter to announce and confirm the suspected date for the handset’s unveiling as Friday, October 29.
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.
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Amazon has been testing some ideas using hashtags and twitter, releasing a hashtag cart-adding system in May, allowing you to add an item to your cart from twitter instantly. Amazon is expanding this system by adding #AmazonWishList.
Google’s Android One program is almost here, and to increase you anticipation, Amazon.in sent out a Tweet today announcing that the Micromax Android One model will be available on its site starting tomorrow at 3:30 PM.