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Twitter updates app to highlight big events, news stories

Twitter updates app to highlight big events, news stories

Twitter has tried to stand out with users and advertisers by emphasising live events and instant news.

Trump blasts fired FBI director in series of scathing tweets

Trump blasts fired FBI director in series of scathing tweets

James Comey's book, which is scheduled to be released on Tuesday, was the subject of five of eight tweets sent by the president on Sunday morning.

Shares soar as Twitter eyes profit by year-end

Shares soar as Twitter eyes profit by year-end

Shares in Twitter leapt 14% in early trade to $19.68 on the back of investor optimism at its third quarter results -- even though the firm posted ongoing losses and a dip in revenue.

Twitter aims to boost appeal with 280-character tweet limit

Twitter aims to boost appeal with 280-character tweet limit

Twitter is testing allowing tweets to be expanded to 280 characters -- double the existing limit -- in the latest effort to boost flagging growth at the social network.

Siege nations-owned media strain to defame Qatar: QMC

Siege nations-owned media strain to defame Qatar: QMC

The report which was published by Qatar Television, part of QMC, shows that the blockaders’ media outlets have published at least 1,120 abusive articles since the beginning of the siege in early June.

White House communications chief deletes old tweets

White House communications chief deletes old tweets

Donald Trump's new communications chief has deleted tweets in which he shared views contrary to the US presidents' own, saying they were a distraction.

Twitter eases 140-character limit on tweets

Twitter eases 140-character limit on tweets

Twitter announced on Monday it was easing its 140-character limit on tweets, implementing a policy announced in May to no longer factor certain add-ons including pictures into a message's length.

Twitter eases 140-character limit for tweets

Twitter eases 140-character limit for tweets

Twitter announced on Tuesday it was easing its 140-character limit for tweets, allowing users to add links, attachments and some other features within the short messages.

Nepal frees Briton arrested over anti-charter protest

Nepal frees Briton arrested over anti-charter protest

Nepal on Tuesday released a British tourist arrested for allegedly joining a protest against the country's new constitution, days after a Canadian's visa was revoked over his political tweets.

Twitter lets hot tweets rise to top of timelines

Twitter lets hot tweets rise to top of timelines

Twitter revamped its timeline Wednesday, allowing the "best" tweets to rise to the top, despite warnings of a revolt from members loyal to the real-time flow of the messaging platform.