Twitter’s 280-character tweets are now available to all

Less than two months after launching a global test to expand the character limit in tweets, Twitter on Tuesday announced that it is now opening the 280-character limit tweets to users in all languages except Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. The cramming is not an issue in these three Asian languages and their users will continue […]

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Briefs: Skype gets Cortana, Save-for-later coming to Twitter & more

October 10: In our second news brief of the day, we have Cortana integration in Skype, Save-for-later support in Twitter, and Outlook for Android’s new calendar features. Also read: Samsung Briefs – Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro India price-cut, Note 8 root and more Microsoft adds Cortana in Skype for Android On the lines of Google […]

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Twitter is testing a native version of its Twitter Lite mobile website

Twitter has quietly released a Twitter Lite Android application in Google Play for the Philippines market, targeting the consumers with limited data plan or less-powerful Android devices. According to Twitter, the application is currently in the testing phase and the company has not yet decided whether it wants to release the app to other markets. […]

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Twitter for Android now displays popular articles around you

Twitter has quietly rolled out a new feature on its mobile app, which shows users the popular articles around them or on their timeline. The feature is accessible by going to the search tab and scrolling down to popular articles. According to Buzzfeed, which first reported about the feature, ‘popular articles’ is now live worldwide […]

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News Briefs: Asus mulls HTC acquisition, Twitter to ditch character limit from DMs, Ouya looks for a buyer & more

Asus might acquire HTC: Report Inside Asus headquarters in Taiwan, the company executives are discussing a buyout of the struggling smartphone maker HTC. Asus Chairman Johnny Shih remarked at the company’s annual general meeting that they haven’t ruled out the possibility of acquiring HTC. The company CFO David Chang however downplayed the chances of it […]


You can now beta test Meerkat’s upcoming Android app

When Meerkat originally launched on iOS, the creators of this popular live-streaming application announced that they will soon bring an Android version. Now, as a first step in making good on their promise, Meerkat developers have opened registrations for the first public beta of their upcoming Android app. If you don’t want to wait for […]