Meet the Twitter ‘mafia’ in health and fitness tech

A LinkedIn search revealed that more than 20 former Twitter employees are now at health, fitness and bio-tech start-ups. The vast majority of them joined or founded these companies in the past two years, in the midst of Twitter’s well-documented executive shakeup. This list includes but is not limited to: Former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, who’s now running a fitness app called Chorus Former Twitter industry manager Julie Martin, who’s now working with Costolo as head of partnerships at Chorus Fitness; and ex-Twitter senior product manager Erin Moore, now head of product…

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Samsung ‘accidentally’ reveals Galaxy Note 8 on Twitter

San Francisco: Weeks after it was rumoured that Samsung will launch its next flagship Galaxy Note 8 device in September to counter its biggest rival Apple, the South Korean giant has “accidentally” revealed the device on Twitter. In a tweet, Samsung promoted its new processor Exynos 8895 (commonly known as Exynos 9) that is used in the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. “Do what you want. Exynos will get things done. Learn more about Exynos8895,” Samsung tweeted the message with an image of a device. But the smartphone used…

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Shatrughan Sinha takes Twitter to criticise Bihar board for miserable Class 12 results

Bollywood veteran actor Shatrughan Sinha blamed the Bihar education board for their lack of commitment towards the growth of candidates. In a series of Tweets, Shatrughan Sinha criticise Bihar board for miserable Class 12 results Bihar board does it again! This year, it’s not the topper scam but poor class 12 results. After the Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) declared the class 12 results, it was seen that nearly 65 per cent students miserably failed in the examination. Further, while highlighting the issue and raising concerns over the poor results…

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Says Tweet Editing Feature ‘Definitely Needed’ but Implementation Is Complicated

It’s the end of the year and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has now acknowledged that a tweet editing feature is “definitely needed” by the social networking website heading into 2017. Even though Dorsey admitted in his posts on the website that the feature is required, he seems to be unsure about the implementation of the feature at present. Jack Dorsey asked Twitter users on Wednesday, “What’s the most important thing you want to see Twitter improve or create in 2017?” In response to this question, Dorsey received requests for an…

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Facebook, Twitter boosts recall of past events, reveals study

Posting personal experiences on social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter could make those events much easier to recall, the first study to look at social media’s effect on memory suggests. “If people want to remember personal experiences, the best way is to put them online,” said lead author of the study Qi Wang, professor at Cornell University in the US. “Social media – blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and others alike – provide an important outlet for us to recall memories, in the public space, and share with other people,” said Wang. Memory researchers have…

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