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Twitter for Windows Phone updates with new look, live tile support

Twitter for Windows Phone updates with new look, live tile support

In the past, Twitter wasn't giving as much love to its Windows Phone app is it was to its Android and iOS offering. However, that changed today. The social media service has updated its Windows Phone app with a new design that "brings the app in line with other Twitter apps," and introduced some new features that make it easier to share and discover content.

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Google+ Sign-In allows for secure login on third-party apps and services

Google+ Sign-In allows for secure login on third-party apps and services

Many apps and services allow its users to sign in using their Facebook or Twitter credentials if they don't want to create a dedicated account. However, Google+ has been mysteriously absent from the list of sign-in options for awhile. However, the company has announced what they call Google+ Sign-In, a new developer tool that will allow users to log into third-party services using their Google+ credentials.

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App.net goes freemium, is still invite-only

App.net goes freemium, is still invite-only

App.net, the new social media service that looks to take on Twitter in a new and interesting way, is now a freemium service. Initially, it launched as a paid-only service after the project was successfully funded, but the company announced today that its introducing a free tier for those who don't want to pay up a monthly fee. However, those who want to become free members will still have to wait for an invite.

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The Oscars win big on Twitter and Google

The Oscars win big on Twitter and Google

The 85th annual Academy Awards took place last night (a.k.a. The Oscars), and it looks like a lot of people tuned in to watch their favorite movies and actors/actresses win the big awards of the night. Twitter announced that 8.9 million tweets about the Oscars were sent out over the interwebs, while it seems The Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence took home the top spot in Google search results.

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Falcon Pro reaches Twitter’s 100k token limit

Falcon Pro reaches Twitter’s 100k token limit

Falcon Pro, arguably one of the best Twitter clients available for the Android operating system, has just reached its 100,000 token limit set by Twitter. The limit was set by Twitter back in August of last year, and it limits 3rd party apps, who utilize Twitter's main features, to only 100,000 users. Falcon Pro has hit this limit only 3 months after it launched its app, catching them by surprise.

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Facebook planning “cold storage” data facility for old photos

Facebook planning “cold storage” data facility for old photos

There are some 240 billion photos taking up precious space on Facebook's servers, with another 350 million photos uploaded every day. Facebook has discovered that not all of these photos get looked at anymore. Many older photos and albums lay dormant because they get pushed aside by newer photos and albums. In order to handle all of these photos, Facebook is planning to launch a data facility specifically for storing older photos on the social network.

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NASA’s ISS Google+ Hangout is live right now [UPDATE]

NASA’s ISS Google+ Hangout is live right now [UPDATE]

A couple of weeks ago, NASA announced that it would be conducting a live Google+ Hangout from the International Space Station today starting at 10:30 am ET. Of course, the space agency is sticking to their promise and have officially started the Hangout, which means you can watch live as astronauts answer all your hankering questions.

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Twitter launches Advertisement API

Twitter launches Advertisement API

Twitter has just launched its new advertising API. The new ads API is designed to help marketers get their ad campaigns out to the right type of audience. This way, Twitter can help create more relevant advertisements for both marketers and users alike. Twitter states that "our focus has been on delivering better ads for users, not more ads", because more ads would mean a lot of angry Tweeters.

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Jeep Twitter account hacked, taken over by Cadillac fanboys

Jeep Twitter account hacked, taken over by Cadillac fanboys

In what we can only assume is a replay from yesterday, Jeep's Twitter account was hacked and much of the branding was changed over to Cadillac logos and images, mentioning that Cadillac has acquired Jeep, although that couldn't be further from the truth. We're guessing it's the same hackers behind yesterday's Burger King/McDonald's Twitter hack.

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Burger King Twitter account hacked to show McDonald’s superiority [UPDATE]

Burger King Twitter account hacked to show McDonald’s superiority [UPDATE]

Hacking into systems and servers to play some harmless pranks isn't anything new, but today Burger King's official Twitter account was breached and the hackers appeared to be die-hard McDonald's fans, because they ended up changing the page's branding to the McDonald's logo and name, and mentioned that Burger King "just got sold to McDonald's because the Whopper flopped."

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Twitter to shutdown Posterous on April 30

Twitter to shutdown Posterous on April 30

Not surprisingly, Twitter has put the kibosh on Posterous, which it acquired just under a year ago. Posterous made its grand appearance in 2008 as a startup offering users the ability to simplify their online sharing using Spaces. Come the end of April, the service will officially be shutdown, including its mobile apps. Fret not, however; two of the company's co-founders are creating an alternative service.

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Facebook wins court battle that forces Europeans to use real names

Facebook wins court battle that forces Europeans to use real names

Facebook and Germany have been going back and forth for years, but the most recent development was the disagreement between the two entities as far as using real names or pseudonyms. Facebook wants its users to use their real names, but Germany insisted otherwise. However, Facebook just won the court battle that will force Europeans to use their real names.

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