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55% jump in accounts info requests by India govt in H1 2017: Twitter

55% jump in accounts info requests by India govt in H1 2017: Twitter

Indian authorities made 261 requests for account information from Twitter during the January-June period this year, up 55 per cent from the previous six months, the microblogging platform has said.

Twitter cuts 9% of staff, works on new growth strategy

Twitter cuts 9% of staff, works on new growth strategy

Twitter Inc reported a sharp slowdown in quarterly revenue growth on Thursday and said it would cut 9 percent of its global workforce.

Islamic State's Twitter traffic plunges by 45 percent

Islamic State's Twitter traffic plunges by 45 percent

The Islamic State group's Twitter traffic has plunged 45 percent in the past two years, the Obama administration says, as the U.S. and its allies have countered messages of jihadi glorification with a flood of online images and statements about suffering and enslavement at the hands of the extremist organization.

Twitter holds merger talks with Yahoo: Reports

Twitter holds merger talks with Yahoo: Reports

Executives from the sinking micro-blogging website Twitter have met Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer to discuss merger possibilities, the media reported.

Twitter acquires employee-feedback startup Peer

Twitter acquires employee-feedback startup Peer

 Microblogging platform Twitter has acquired employee and manager feedback startup Peer founded by former Salesforce chief operating officer George Hu, a media report said.

Twitter appoints Hugh Johnston and Martha Lane Fox to its board

Twitter appoints Hugh Johnston and Martha Lane Fox to its board

Twitter Inc named PepsiCo Inc Chief Financial Officer Hugh Johnston and Martha Lane Fox, co-founder of travel website lastminute.com, to its board on Friday in its latest management shakeup

What tweets can tell us about future

What tweets can tell us about future

Can a flow of information across Twitter signal about a momentous future event? According to a new study, "yes" it can.

Know why #LoveTwitter is trending on Twitter!

Know why #LoveTwitter is trending on Twitter!

The hashtag #LoveTwitter is one of the top trends on the micro-blogging site today

Twitter can help gauge damage by natural disasters in real time

Twitter can help gauge damage by natural disasters in real time

 By looking at Twitter data, it is possible to determine the damage caused by a natural disaster in just a few hours, say researchers who analysed Twitter activity before, during and after Hurricane Sandy which caused severe damage in the US four years back.

Twitter updates rules to stop abusive behaviour online

Twitter updates rules to stop abusive behaviour online

In a fresh bid to combat abusive behaviour, micro-blogging site Twitter is revising its rules to tackle hateful conduct including spreading of terror messages online.

Twitter to encash millions of logged-out users

Twitter to encash millions of logged-out users

 Millions of visitors who access Twitter's news, events, and entertainment updates through its home page, and those who access tweets through Google search, are among Twitter's biggest missed revenue opportunities.

Twitter introduces polling feature to all users

Twitter introduces polling feature to all users

The feature will allow users to create their own two-choice poll right from the compose box where it will remain live for 24 hours. 

Twitter to allow pre-roll advertising to videos soon

Twitter to allow pre-roll advertising to videos soon

You will have to wait a little more for the video on Twitter to play as the microblogging site is soon going to allow pre-rolling of video ads.

Are lay-offs on the cards at Twitter?

Are lay-offs on the cards at Twitter?

 Within days of Jack Dorsey taking over Twitter’s command as permanent CEO, come some sombre news. The company is reportedly preparing to hand out pink slips across the board.

Twitter may expand 140-character limit with new product

Twitter may expand 140-character limit with new product

Twitter is finally waking up to the idea that some things just cannot be summed up in 140 characters.

Twitter launches new feature 'Video App Card'

Twitter launches new feature 'Video App Card'

The popular micro-blogging and networking site Twitter on Friday launched a new feature called 'Video App Card'.

New Twitter app launched for Windows 10

The app is built under Microsoft`s Universal Windows Platform which is expected to also run on Windows 10 Mobile once that rolls out later in the year.

Twitter to double workforce in Singapore

Twitter opened its operations in Singapore in 2013 and expanded the workforce to 80 in less than two years.

India a 'huge focus market' for Twitter

Micro-blogging site Twitter on Wednesday said India is one of the fastest growing markets and a "huge focus market" for the company.

Twitter cuts revenue forecast, shares slump

Twitter forecast 2015 revenue of $2.17 billion to $2.27 billion, down from its earlier forecast of $2.3 billion to $2.35 billion. Analysts on average had been expecting $2.37 billion.