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Twitter Doubles Character Limit To 280

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Twitter for the first time is expanding beyond its 140-character limit, the company announced today. The social network says it will now try out a length limit of 280 characters in select languages, including English, in order to allow people to share their expanded thoughts without running out of room to tweet.         The feature will initially be made available to a small group of users for the time being, as the expansion is considered more of Read More...

McAfee to no longer permit government source code reviews

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WASHINGTON: U.S.-based cyber firm McAfee said it will no longer permit foreign governments to scrutinize the source code of its products, halting a practice some security experts have warned could be leveraged by nation-states to carry out cyber attacks.     Reuters reported in June that McAfee was among several Western technology companies that had acceded in recent years to greater demands by Moscow for access to source code, the instructions that Read More...

Twitter may become profitable for the first time

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Twitter Inc. said on Thursday it may become profitable for the first time next quarter after slashing expenses over the past year and ramping up deals to sell its data to other companies, which could help to break its reliance on advertising for revenue.     Shares of Twitter soared more than 18% to $20.31 in afternoon trading. The company also said user growth resumed in the third quarter after stalling in the prior three months. Twitter has Read More...

Google to Take on WhatsApp with Instant Messenger

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ET EXCLUSIVE - Google to Take on WhatsApp with Instant Messenger Jayadevan PK Bangalore Co to launch own IM app in India next year after losing out to Facebook in race to buy WhatsApp After losing WhatsApp to Facebook in a multibillion dollar acquisition bid, Google is planning to launch its own mobile messaging app which the search giant is likely to test in India and other emerging markets. Last month, Google sent top product manager Nikhyl Singhal to India to do a recce of the Read More...