Twitter rolls out redesigned web profile for all users

By on April 23, 2014 at 2:52 PM.

Twitter rolls out redesigned web profile for all users

Twitter's new web profile design is now available to all users around the world. The company first started testing out its new interface on very few users and then recently rolled it out to a bigger set of users. Today, however, the micro blogging site has announced it has finally opened the revamped design for all users. The revamped design mimics Facebook and brings a similar profile page, display photo as well as cover photo, along with other design elements. More →
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Would you use a vending machine that tweets your purchases?

By on April 23, 2014 at 2:21 PM.

Would you use a vending machine that tweets your purchases?

Imagine if vending machine purchases were automatically tweeted to the world -- would you still opt for that chocolate bar? A group of UK hackers and craft workers, Nottinghack, created a machine which does just that, as an in-house experiment. The group purchased a non-functional vending machine from eBay for the experiment, which they then customized with an Arduino microcontroller. More →
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How Twitter can help you get a job

By on April 22, 2014 at 5:34 PM.

How Twitter can help you get a job

A new study has revealed that Twitter has emerged as an inherently ripe social network because of its huge professional audience and the unrestricted access it offers members to one another. The Society for Human Resource Management has found that 75 percent of companies use social networking sites to recruit job candidates and 66 percent of recruiters use Facebook for discovering talent, while 54 percent of recruiters turn to Twitter when vetting candidates, Mashable reported. More →
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Facebook set to launch mobile ad network to boost revenues

By on April 22, 2014 at 4:49 PM.

Facebook set to launch mobile ad network to boost revenues

Facebook will soon launch a mobile advertising network that will control its database of user information to provide better targeted ads. According to CNET, the new ad network would allow Facebook to generate profits from its users even when they are not on Facebook properties, such as in-app ads. More →
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Researchers use Twitter to predict crime

By on April 21, 2014 at 11:53 AM.

Researchers use Twitter to predict crime

Hidden in Twitter are nuggets of information that could prove useful to crime fighters — even before a crime has been committed. Researchers at the University of Virginia demonstrated tweets could predict certain kinds of crimes if the correct analysis is applied. A research paper published in the scientific journal Decision Support Systems last month said the analysis of geo-tagged tweets can be useful in predicting 19 to 25 kinds of crimes, especially for offences such as stalking, thefts and certain kinds of assault. More →
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Mark Zuckerberg admits to ideas where Facebook got it wrong

By on April 17, 2014 at 1:49 PM.

Mark Zuckerberg admits to ideas where Facebook got it wrong

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has for the first time spoken about the social networking site’s failures and achievements in recent years. In an interview with the New York Times, Zuckerberg touched on a number of topics, including the company’s perceived lack of innovation and his thoughts on new apps like Secret. More →
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Hike messenger now offers unlimited SMS

By on April 14, 2014 at 5:58 PM.

Hike messenger now offers unlimited SMS

Hike messaging app is now offering unlimited SMS to its users. According to the latest plan, the more you chat on Hike, the more free SMS you get. Hike, which now has over 15 million users, also mentions that efforts are being made to limit spammers' usage. More →
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