Introducing #Stickers on Twitter

Twitter has announced #Stickers, a fun photo-editing tool that allows people to choose from hundreds of accessories, emojis, and props and stick them anywhere on photos they upload to Twitter. Any public Tweet containing a sticker is easily searchable and discoverable, creating a new visual spin on the hashtag; simply tapping on a sticker brings … Continue reading “Introducing #Stickers on Twitter”

Twitter has acquired Magic Pony Technology

Twitter has acquired a London-based technology company ” Magic Pony Technology ” that has developed novel machine learning techniques for visual processing. “Magic Pony’s technology – based on research by the team to create algorithms that can understand the features of imagery – will be used to enhance our strength in live and video and … Continue reading “Twitter has acquired Magic Pony Technology”

Scientists stop and search malware hidden in shortened URLs on Twitter

Cyber-criminals are taking advantage of real-world events with high volumes of traffic on Twitter in order to post links to websites which contain malware. To combat the threat, computer scientists have created an intelligent system to identify malicious links disguised in shortened urls on Twitter. They will test the system in the European Football Championships … Continue reading “Scientists stop and search malware hidden in shortened URLs on Twitter”

Twitter removes the limitation of 140 characters in Direct Messages

Twitter has removed the limitation of 140 characters in its Direct Messages(DM) to make the private side of Twitter even more powerful and fun. Few months back, Sachin Agarwal, Twitter’s DM product manager, said: “We’ve done a lot to improve Direct Messages over the past year and have much more exciting work on the horizon. One … Continue reading “Twitter removes the limitation of 140 characters in Direct Messages”