Tweets to start appearing in Google search results again

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Google and Twitter have inked a deal to enable real time tweet results to appear in searches on Google, apparently. According to Bloomberg, the deal gives Google direct access to Twitter's "firehose" stream, meaning we could soon see real time tweet results - which will be great for anyone searching for details on breaking news…

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Tweetbot for Mac taken down after it hits user limit as Twitter continues to try to kill Twitter

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Utterly maddening news this afternoon as it has emerged that desktop Twitter client Tweetbot for Mac has been pulled from the Mac app store after it hit the limit Twitter allows for the maximum number of users. According to The Guardian, Twitter had previously set a maximum limit on the number of users that third…

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The Digest: Why Netflix won’t block VPN users… and 4 other things people are talking about today

Stuart O'Connor Apple, CES 2015, iPhone, Netflix, The Digest, Twitter Leave a Comment

Why Netflix won't block VPN users – it has too many of them | The Guardian "More than 30 million Netflix users live in countries where the service is unavailable without the use of location-masking software, giving the company a hefty financial incentive not to crack down on members who use the technological…

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Twitter starts testing “while you were away” Facebook-newsfeed style feature

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Twitter has started testing a new feature which will sort through your tweets since the last time you checked Twitter, and display the most important/relevant ones, without you having to scroll through the whole lot. The news comes via many Twitter users, who have started seeing the section appearing in their app. OMG, it appears…

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The Digest: Sony hack an ‘inside job’… and 3 other things people are talking about today

Stuart O'Connor Google, Internet, Microsoft, Sony, The Digest, Twitter, Windows Leave a Comment

Sony hack: New evidence points to inside job, say security experts | The Hollywood Reporter "Despite the FBI declaring that North Korea was behind the devastating cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, security experts continue to believe that the hack was an inside job. Security firm Norse claims it has evidence that shows…

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The Digest: Gmail blocked in China… and 5 other things people are talking about today

Stuart O'Connor Android, Facebook, Google, Internet, Sony, The Digest, Twitter, Video games, Xbox 360, Xbox One Leave a Comment

Google’s Gmail blocked in China | The Guardian "Google’s Gmail was blocked in China after months of disruptions to the world’s biggest email service, with an anti-censorship advocate suggesting the country’s 'great firewall' was to blame. Large numbers of Gmail web addresses were cut off in China on Friday, according to, a…

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Sony fails to understand how the world works, and threatens Twitter for hosting links to stolen emails

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Poor Sony - the hacking drama might not be over yet. Fresh from losing a tonne of its data and upsetting Kim Jong Un, the company could be about to make another misstep in its handling of the situation. According to Motherboard, the company has sent some threatening lawyers' letters to Twitter because users have…

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