Nokia Offers Dedicated Twitter App to Series 40
Nokia today announced the availability of a new Twitter application for devices running Series 40. The free application allows Series 40 device owners to post tweets, follow their timeline, interact with followers via @replies and DMs, as well as discover trending topics and conversations. Twitter for Series 40 can be downloaded from the Nokia Store starting today, and Nokia said it will be preloaded on future Series 40 devices.
Twitter's Periscope App Powers Live Video Streaming
Twitter today released a new application for the iPhone called Periscope. The app lets people broadcast live video to their Twitter followers.
Twitter Adds 'Connect' Tab to Help Find Accounts Worth Following
Twitter today announced a new tool meant to make it easier to find new people and accounts to follow. The "connect" tab will appear on Twitter for the web, and in the Android and iOS mobile apps beginning today, where Twitter will curate a list of accounts it believe users might like to follow.
Microsoft Trots Out Nokia 222 Feature Phone
Microsoft today announced the Nokia 222, a bar-style feature phone that runs Nokia Series 30+ and includes only the most essential functions. The Nokia 222's core apps include MSN Weather, Bing Search, Opera Mini, as well as Facebook, Facebook Messenger, and Twitter.
Twitter Debuts 'Happening Now' to Call Out Real-Time Events
Twitter has rolled out a new way to see what's happening live around the world with the addition of a "Happening Now" tool in users' timelines. Twitter says the Happening Now content will center on events and topics it thinks users will be interested in, though it is kicking off the feature with a focus just on sports in the U.S.
Twitter to Promote Tweets Via Twice-Daily Highlights
Twitter recently introduced a feature called Highlights, which are push notifications calling attention to the day's best tweets. According to Twitter, it looks at what accounts users follow and which conversations are most popular among them, as well as topics and events trending in the user's area to create the highlighted tweets.