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Topic: Twitter

Tech Companies Are Preparing to Take Over the Beaches of Cannes at This Year's Festival

Facebook, YouTube bring the party to the sea

Marketers going to the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity should always expect to get a little sand between the toes, but this year their flip-flops will get more dusty than…

Twitter Shifts Commerce Gears as It Tries to Solve Retail Riddle

Selling on social still challenges platforms

A BuzzFeed story late today said that "a number of members" have left Twitter's roughly 25-staffer commerce division as the company shifts talent away from the buy button, which it…

Twitter Is Improving 4 Features to Make Tweeting Easier and More Efficient

Minor tweaks could make a big difference

Twitter is making a number of changes to how people tweet, adding several updates that users should welcome, especially to the most avid tweeters. In a blog post today, Twitter said…

Why Presidential Candidates Should Only Share Political Memes With Great Caution

Inside the meme-ocracy

If 2012 was the "Twitter Election," this year's presidential race is more about zingers in the form of memes and GIFs than 140 characters—especially with presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump…

A Sexbot Hacked the Late David Carr's Twitter, Underscoring Our Digital Vulnerability After Death

The account was quickly restored

One of the truly new things born from the social media age involves "digital death." People who pass away leave behind Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts, and their friends and…

Wells Fargo Is Building a Twitter-Powered Conveyor Belt to Dole Out Tech Gifts for Grads

Tablets, smart watches and fitness trackers

To celebrate the annual time of year when students trade in their backpacks for the much heavier shackles of college debt, Wells Fargo is building a Twitter-powered conveyor belt to…

NowThis to Launch Education Series With Actress Allison Williams

Hires former MTV CMO as first marketing chief

NowThis, the 4-year-old news and entertainment digital video service, has tapped a news progeny for a new series. Allison Williams, star of Girls and daughter of MSNBC news anchor Brian…

Twitter Says Users Now Trust Influencers Nearly as Much as Their Friends

How brands are taking advantage of the trend

New research claims that social media influencers might have nearly as much clout as a friend or neighbor—and brands know how to harness these new household names. According to a joint study by…

How The Voice and Twitter Plan to Use Augmented Reality to Boost Social Engagement

It's NBC's latest campaign on the platform

Twitter is setting up an augmented reality (AR) booth backstage tonight at The Voice, which will be shooting live from NBC studios in Universial City, Calif. The celebrity voice coaches—Blake…

Drones Can Now Livestream Straight to Periscope

Could create some jaw-dropping content for brands

Soon you'll be able to livestream from your drone. In January, Periscope started letting people with a GoPro broadcast live footage, and today it opened up support for drones from…

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