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Twitter for Android tablets appears limited to Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 (for now)

Twitter for Android tablets appears limited to Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 (for now)

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition is currently the subject of a score on the part of Samsung with a deal with the developers responsible for Twitter, receiving the first big Android tablet-based update to the app as an exclusive. It's unknown how long this particular update to the app will be limited to the Galaxy Note 10.1, but it's possible that it'll be out in a matter of weeks - at the moment, Twitter's release suggests it'll be out "by the end of the year."

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Samsung acquisitions aimed at gaming, social media, mobile search, and mapping

Samsung acquisitions aimed at gaming, social media, mobile search, and mapping

There's a document out there in the wild being reviewed by the press that suggests Samsung is in the market for a large cross-section of software startups in the near future. This document happened across the desks at the Wall Street Journal where they've suggested Samsung will be after games, mobile search, social media, and mapping-related services soon. A specific list of companies on this list includes Everything.me and Rounds from Israel, Glympse from Seattle, Green Throttle Games from Santa Clara, and Unity Technologies from San Francisco.

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Twitter juggles traders, advertisers, TV networks as Nielsen talks tweets

Twitter juggles traders, advertisers, TV networks as Nielsen talks tweets

A Nielsen report being released today shows Twitter's TV watching audience does not watch the same programs as the TV watching public as a whole: Twitter users mainly skew younger and more urban, and they talk about different shows. This reveal and others like it could affect which TV networks and advertisers participate in Twitter's advertising pièce de résistance Twitter Amplify, first launched in May.

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Twitter IPO plans revealed

Twitter IPO plans revealed

Just a moment ago, Twitter's filing for initial public offering went live at the SEC. This filing and the hype surrounding it include a variety of facts provided by the company to show potential buyers of their stock once it comes time to invest. In addition to the stock being made public here, Twitter went so far as to Tweet about it, too, straight from Twitter's Twitter, as it were.

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Instagram advertisements to run alongside photos and video

Instagram advertisements to run alongside photos and video

As Instagram is, as they say, "a growing business", they've decided that it's finally time to take charge of their own destiny with a variety of advertisements throughout the feeds of users. In an announcement this week, the folks at Instagram responsible for letting the public know what's going on in their free and publically available app have suggested that they're aiming to make this transition as easy as possible, easing in to the program with "brand that are already great members of the Instagram community."

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NSA Marina metadata tracking hoards online social lives of millions

NSA Marina metadata tracking hoards online social lives of millions

The NSA is hoarding vast quantities of metadata about millions of internet users, piecing together records of their social networking use, locations, and other personal details, it's alleged, even if those individuals aren't in any way suspected of illegal activities. The year-long record of user data is gathered as part of a clandestine program called Marina, The Guardian reports, with leaked documentation about the system indicating that it uses browser tracking and more to build up automatic summaries of "pattern-of-life" activity and movement.

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Facebook post editing activated at long last

Facebook post editing activated at long last

While many of history's greatest social networks allowed the editing of content once it was posted from the get-go, the biggest of them all, Facebook, just activated the ability this afternoon. The folks at Facebook responsible for this update have suggested that you'll be able to edit your posts immediately if not soon, but at a cost. That cost - you'll need to know - is the addition of an "Edited" marker to whatever post you happen to edit.

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YouTube comments team up with Google+ for greater one-ness

YouTube comments team up with Google+ for greater one-ness

If you'd hoped to stay out of the Google+ party whilst remaining a commenting member of YouTube this season, you may be out of luck. The folks at YouTube have made clear this week that they're not about to let their commenting system go stagnant - as a result, they'll be integrating Google+ commenting and log-ins to make certain the nature of YouTube videos is more in tune with the comments they receive. The newest videos aren't always the most relevant - that's what they say, and that's what this update is going to be all about.

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