Twitter complicit in portrait video crimes as it launches “Periscope” live streaming app

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Over the last few weeks, an app called Meerkat has been the hot new trend on Twitter. What it does is stream live video from your phone - and is fully integrated with Twitter so you can see who is watching, and receive alerts as soon as anyone you follow begins streaming. It has grown…

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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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Could Twitter cause a recession? The Bank of England turn to social media monitoring.

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The Bank of England's chief economist has announced that the bank will be monitoring social networks, to better understand the state of the economy. According to Sky News, Andy Haldane has been tasked with using "unconventional sources" of data to make economic predications. The thinking is that by monitoring, say, how many people are searching…

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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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