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Twitter May Cut Users Some Slack on 140-Character Rule

Twitter is changing to make users happy. The social network has undergone a gradual metamorphosis over the past year to make the site more user-friendly and exciting. Turning new users into full-on Twitter converts (or in investor jargon “daily active users”) helps the company attract more advertisers, and in theory, more revenue. Twitter’s next possible move may be its most…

Twitter Blocks Intelligence Agencies From Tweet-Mining Service for Surveillance

By Susanna Kim

Twitter Inc. signage is displayed outside of the company’s headquarters in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015. Twitter Inc. is expected to release earnings figures on October 27. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images Twitter is blocking intelligence agencies access from using a Tweet-mining service for surveillance. Quarrels between the government and tech companies are now…

Shakeup at Twitter as 4 Executives Leave the Company

Jack Dorsey, co-founder and CEO of Twitter and mobile payments company Square, waits for Square stock to open up on the New York Stock Exchange for the first day of public trading in New York, Nov. 19, 2015. Andrew Gombert/EPA (ABC News) — Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said today four executives have chosen to leave the social networking company, marking…

Twitter Appears Ready to Expand Beyond 140-Character Tweets

FILE – In this April 24, 2013, file photo, Twitter co-founder and Chairman Jack Dorsey speaks at a campaign fundraiser for Democratic Candidate for Public Advocate Reshma Saujani, in New York. Dorsey telegraphed that change is coming in a tweet he posted Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016, a few hours after the technology news site Re/Code reported Twitter is exploring increasing…