Big Blue, Big Bird, Big Data: The IBM And Twitter Partnership

IBM seems to be making a habit of strange alliances with consumer-centric brands. We’ll soon see the first actual products from its partnership with Apple, and now it has formed an alliance with Twitter to help develop and sell products based on analysis of tweets.


10 More Ways To Infuriate People On Social Media

Earlier in the week, we looked at ten social media faux pas that were guaranteed to annoy your followers — from “sexy” selfies to endless fitness updates. Sadly, we barely scraped the bottom of the barrel. Against our better judgement, we’ve decided to share ten more ways to be a horrible person on Facebook, Instsgram and Twitter. If you indulge in any of these practices, you’ve clearly taken “Evil Week” too far.


Why Twitter Is Banking On Phone Numbers For Its Future Developers

End users hate having to create new accounts and passwords every time they sign up for a service. Is linking everything into their phone number the answer? That’s the bet Twitter is making with its new mobile platform, Fabric.


McAppStrategy: Why McDonald's Wants Your Mobile Phone Number

Burger giant McDonald’s sees mobile apps as a big part of its future, but it would rather you signed up for them using your phone number than via a social network or dedicated account.


How To Get A Raise: The Female IT Engineer Perspective

It’s a continuing disgrace that women workers rarely get paid the same as their male counterparts — something that’s as true of IT as any other sector. What strategies can female engineers and developers use to ensure they are paid what they deserve?


Fabric Combines All Twitter's Developer Techs In One Platform

Twitter announced a lot of new mobile developer technologies at its TwitterFlight developer conference in San Francisco today. The biggest deal? Fabric, which combines crash analytics, Twitter embedding, mobile advertising and single sign-in via your mobile phone number.


Top 10 Ways To Be A Horrible Person On Social Media

It’s Evil Week here at Lifehacker, which means sharing tips from the dark side of life. With that in mind, here are ten social media faux pas that are guaranteed to infuriate your followers and significantly lower the bar for all of humanity. Haters gonna hate.


Twitter Introduces SoundCloud Streaming Integration For Mobile Apps

Android/iOS: Twitter announced today on its blog that users will be able to stream audio directly from tweets within mobile apps on iOS and Android via SoundCloud.


IFTTT's New Twitter Triggers Automate Monitoring Twitter

If This Then That added some new Twitter triggers to its automation service that make monitoring Twitter a little easier. The new triggers include a new tweet from search, new tweet from specific user, new mention and a new tweet by anyone in the area.


Tweetbot Adds Interactive Notifications And Extension Support

iOS: Tweetbot, our favourite Twitter client for the iPhone, has been updated with some great new iOS 8 features today, including extension support and interactive notifications.