Facebook, Amazon, Twitter and YouTube are bidding to stream the NFL’s Thursday night games

Facebook, Amazon, Twitter and YouTube are bidding to stream the NFL’s Thursday night games

Courtesy of ReCode: These streams are the highest-profile sports rights currently on the market. The NFL is selling the rights to stream its “Thursday Night Football” games next season, and at least four big tech companies are interested. Facebook, Amazon, Twitter and Google’s YouTube have all submitted proposals to the NFL in the hope of […]

TWITTER SHIFTS FROM SOCIAL TO NEWS APP

TWITTER SHIFTS FROM SOCIAL TO NEWS APP

Courtesy of Newsweek: This week, after Twitter announced its quarterly earnings (bad) and advertising revenue (worse), the company quietly made one change in how it distributes its iPhone and iPad apps. On Wednesday, the apps were moved from the iOS App Store’s “Social Networking” category to “News.” The change immediately shifted Twitter from being the store’s fifth-ranked Social […]

Twitter has made sports fans lazier, dumber, quick to judge

Twitter has made sports fans lazier, dumber, quick to judge

Courtesy of the Detroit Free Press: On the 10-year anniversary of the revolutionary social media device, how has tweeting changed us as fans? Twitter turned 10 this week. And while there’s some merit in the revolutionary communications platform offering a voice to the disenfranchised, its immense popularity within the larger sports community over the past […]

Twitter to Keep 140-Character Limit, CEO Says

Twitter to Keep 140-Character Limit, CEO Says

Courtesy of Fortune Magazine: Jack Dorsey is now standing behind the beauty of brevity. Twitter’s 140-character tweets are here to stay, chief executive Jack Dorsey said on Friday, ending speculation that the microblogging site might abandon one of its trademark features for a 10,000-character limit. “It’s staying. It’s a good constraint for us and it […]