Social Media

Ninja’s Twitter account was hijacked

Sponsored Links Jorge Lemus/NurPhoto via Getty Images Tech giants and sports organizations aren’t the only ones wrestling with high-profile Twitter account hijacks. An intruder compromised the account of well-known streamer Ninja (aka Tyler Blevins) in mid-day on February 22nd, trying to use opportunity to rack up followers, start a beef with Fortnite star Tfue and …

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Twitter suspends 70 accounts posting identical pro-Bloomberg content

Sponsored Links Mario Tama via Getty Images Mike Bloomberg’s presidential campaign has been much shorter than his competitors and, so far, much louder. With a huge budget, it’s paid for posts by social media influencers as well as standard advertisements. However, the LA Times reports that on Friday, Twitter suspended some 70-odd accounts for breaking …

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How to Check the Bitcoin Price, Hashrate, Data – The 21 Best Monitoring Sites

</header> <strong>As bitcoin grows in popularity and recognition worldwide, resources dedicated to providing in-depth and diverse stats on all things crypto have exploded onto the scene and continue to proliferate rapidly. This post lays out 17 of the best sites, and divides them into basic categories such as checking price, viewing network visualizations, and more. …

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Twitter makes it easier to thread your new tweets with older ones

Sponsored Links Fabian Sommer/picture alliance via Getty Images You no longer have to go digging through your tweets to reply to one with an update. Twitter has added a feature that makes it easier to connect an in-progress tweet to an earlier post. When you’re writing your latest missive, you’ll just have to pull down …

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$10K Bitcoin Prompts Influencers to Call a Bull Market

</header> <strong>Cryptocurrencies have gained significant value over the last few weeks and it’s causing exuberance among digital currency proponents. Now a number of traders and influencers believe bitcoin and other coins are in bullish territory. Despite the surge to $13K last July and the deep pullback that followed, <a class=”lar-automated-link” href=”https://markets.bitcoin.com/crypto/BTC” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>BTC</a> investors …

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Bloomberg: India may soon make controversial social media rules official

Sponsored Links Chinnapong via Getty Images The Indian government might soon publish a set of controversial rules that could give it access to the identities of social networking and messaging app users. According to Bloomberg, India’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology is expected to publish the new rules later this month without making major …

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Twitter Adds Bitcoin Emoji, Jack Dorsey Suggests Unicode Does the Same

Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey tweeted the newly added Bitcoin (BTC) emoji on Feb. 2 and tagged Unicode, the consortium managing the character standard, in an apparent suggestion to do the same. Dorsey’s tweet showed that, now, whenever a Twitter user writes the Bitcoin or BTC hashtag, an image showing its symbol appears next …

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Messaging Giant Line to Launch Link Token Trading for Japan in April

LVC Corporation, the crypto subsidiary of messaging giant Line, will launch trading of its proprietary cryptocurrency Link in Japan in April. According to a press release on Jan. 30, LVC is also developing a system meant for Link’s debut in Japan on its local cryptocurrency exchange BitMax.  Line already began Link trading on its international …

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Ads invade Byte with a campaign from Nike

Sponsored Links Jon Fingas/Engadget Like it or not, the Vine revival app Byte is bringing in a staple of modern social networks: prominent ads. The looping video app has launched its first ad campaign with Nike, which is running a rathe conspicuous “Self Hail Mary” sponsored section alongside the usual categories. It’s easy to avoid …

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Vine successor Byte will share all its ad revenue to lure early creators

Sponsored Links Engadget Now that Byte has had a chance to reel in some users, the team is outlining another part of its Vine revival: how it’ll pay its stars. The team has published initial details of a Partner Program that will pay creators who pull in large audiences for their looping videos. Byte will …

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