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Twitter Stopped Encryption Project: Report

Posted In Cloud
According to The Verge, Twitter halted a project that would have cloaked direct messages and other non-public communications. continue…

Twitter’s Rumored New Design Hints at Need for More User Data

Why would Twitter so radically change its interface? The answer, of course, is money. continue…

Satiric App Grimly Tweets of Survival Following Bombings

Posted In DataCenter
A new app, ‘I Am Alive,’ Tweets news that the user survived a bombing; the author thought it was simply satire until 4,000 people started using it. continue…

Facebook 10 Years Later: From Dorm Project to Giant

Posted In Cloud
In the beginning, Mark Zuckerberg probably didn’t think thefacebook.com would radically change the Web. Boy, was he wrong. continue…

Facebook Isn’t In a Death Spiral

Posted In Cloud
A new study suggests that Facebook, like a highly infectious disease, will “burn out” over the next few years. That’s probably not the case. continue…

Jelly’s Usage Trending Downward, Says Analyst

Posted In Cloud
RJMetrics’ analysis suggests that the app’s daily usage peaked on January 10, with more than 20,000 engaged users, before declining. continue…

Twitter’s Environment: Autonomy and Purpose

Posted In Looking in Tech
Twitter Headquarters
At Twitter, engineering teams have always had a lot of autonomy, and Senior Vice President of Engineering Chris Fry wants to keep it that way. At the same time, he sees the need for enough structure to keep everyone working together seamlessly. Twitter has more than 1,000 engineers whose work in lightweight, Agile teams has gone beyond just maintaining the site’s reliability. And there are always new hires coming in who have to be brought up to speed quickly. While… continue…

Is Jelly Redundant?

Posted In Cloud
Sure, it’s not like a conventional search engine. But you can replicate the new app’s functionality with pretty much any social network. continue…

Oracle Acquires Yet Another Cloud Firm

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Responsys builds cloud-based marketing software for enterprises. continue…

Twitter Shows How Not to Roll Out a New Feature

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#Whoops continue…