If you are “tweeters” are common good luck because Twitter added several new features to their applications for IOS and Android. The update included several features that were claimed for a long time, the first to note are the push notifications for tweets .With this option, from now on will be possible receive alerts for every tweet or retweet by the people we follow. Another interesting addition is the expanded tweets that let you preview content available on partner sites, this option will be available gradually. The new version of IOS and Twitter for Android also features improvements in search: The auto is working better and allows easier access to tweets or users. But that’s not all, since it also added the ability to enter the profiles of other people doing “tap” on their avatars. applications for popular mobile platforms were also equipped with performance optimizations and solutions for bugs . In the reviews I read several user reviews for problems that appeared after the update, although not experienced in my devices. If the failures persist will surely release a new update to address them. If you do not have applications on their smartphones or tablets can download from Google Play Store or App Store. Image via Twitter.
Yesterday afternoon Twitter users encountered the web version was inaccessible and mobile apps not loading new tweets. Microblogging platform was falling for 40 minutes and speculation did not wait, even a hacker group called UGNazi took responsibility for “knock down” the site.
However the network responsible for the bird came out to deny rumors of a denial of service attack. In an official blog post indicated that the cause of the problem was “a cascade bug” , which is why they were forced to return to the last stable version of the site.
From Twitter ensure that the error was corrected, but still made a comprehensive study to avoid similar situations in the future. According to statistics for 8 months that the social network did not suffer a fall so long, so it is not surprising that the speakers have offered their apologies:
We know how critical is Twitter back to you and for many of us. Every day closer to their heroes, causes, political movements and more. [...] It is imperative that we remain available to everyone, and today we stumble. That’s why we offer our sincere apologies and hope they can breathe easier now.
The last sentence is related to a tweet included in the post, through the which a user said to be whether Twitter is “the closest thing to live without oxygen.” What do you think?
social network Twitter has redesigned its logo, the cheerful little bird we all know as the image of the social network of micro-blogging world’s most famous. The company has shown a new bluebird that will identify the microblog network. Twitter has stressed that no longer need to include letters in the design, because the bluebird is now recognized worldwide. The company stressed that “Twitter is the bird and the bird is Twitter” as that is a sign of its commitment to this new image.So far, the bird of Twitter has been the image of service, although it has been accompanied by the name of the company. However, since the network of micro-blogs consider that it is no longer necessary. So they have introduced a new logo design, in which a new model of the blue bird is the only protagonist. The new design is an evolution of the image back , with the blue bird of Twitter on white background. The new design has sharper lines and looks like a simpler set. Since Twitter has explained where they exit this design, based on simple geometry shapes . In a video presented the process of creating the logo, which arises “from three series of overlapping circles.” Click here to watch the video
the Twitter developer blog has published an article announcing their renewed support for the Open Source thanks to a sponsorship program of the Apache Software Foundation (ASF).
agency provides organizational, legal and financial support to various Open Source projects in which Twitter and also contributes to its infrastructure advantage . For example, talk about the project Mesos, a cluster manager that allows you to make more of these types of implementations.
not the first time that Twitter supports open source projects, and they have released several of their developments under a free license , and have become both a great example of how powerful and scalable can become an Open Source development and their good understanding of the philosophy that invites developers to share projects and their source code with the user community. The company has an account on the service that speaks of issues Open Source, in @ TwitterOSS.
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news thread on Twitter courageous stand of one of our readers, with the alias NUD, has done a fantastic commentary in which not only expressed his opinion on this initiative, but reminded us all, or we discovered, as in my case, the fact that Red Hat already made a similar announcement a while .
official site of Red Hat has a section a bit hidden in the footer on which the company says “ Our position about software patents “. This text makes an argument against software patents, a necessary evil for the industry however stop innovation.
in the same return as make it clear that Twitter has now announced, Red Hat agrees to use its software patents, and has a few-for self-defense , and not to attack other companies as it did in its time the unpopular SCO.
course, Red Hat added in the “Our Promise” that effectively will use its patents in the event of having to defend , and made with the same force with which it attacked. So, look at several cases in which the defense and use of patents could be activated to make it clear that obviously are not going to look like fools. A very interesting statement, which included in full in case you do not want to visit the original link:
Our position about software patents
In Red Hat, we have always taken the view that software patents generally impede innovation in software development and are inconsistent with the concept of open source / free software. Red Hat representatives have addressed this issue before the National Academies of Science, the Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Justice U.S. Red Hat has also signed a petition to the European Union, encouraging them not to adopt a policy that allows the use of software patents. We will continue working to promote this position and we are pleased to join in this effort to our colleagues in the community of open source / free software, as well as those proprietary software vendors that have publicly declared their opposition to software patents.
the same time, we are forced to live in today’s world, a place where software patents are allowed. A relatively small number of large companies have amassed a wealth of software patents. We believe it can be misused to such huge software patent portfolios because of the questionable nature of many of them and also the high cost of litigation related to patents.
defense against such misuse lies in the development of a corresponding portfolio of software patents for defensive purposes. Many software companies, both open source and proprietary software, engaged in this strategy. In the interest of our company and in an attempt to protect and promote the open source community, Red Hat has decided to adopt this same position. We do this reluctantly, because this leads to inconsistencies in our stance against software patents. However, we have taken this decision motivated by prudence.
Meanwhile, Red Hat will continue to maintain its position as a leader in open source business and participant delivered to the collaboration of open source, to what extend the promise set forth below.
Our promise regarding our software patents
means any of the following licenses: GNU General Public License v2.0 and v3.0, GNU Lesser General Public License v2.1 and v3.0, v1.0 IBM Public License, Common Public License v1.0; Q Public License v1.0, Open Software License v3.0, and any license granted by Open Source Red Hat. Red Hat could expand this list in its sole discretion, by publication on this page.
Open source / free software means any software licensed under an approved license.
Rights means any patent rights related to the creation, sale, offering for sale, import or transfer the software in either source or object code.
means Red Hat Red Hat, Inc.
Subject to the requirements or limitations established by this, to the extent that either party exercises a Patent Right with respect to the Open source / free software contained in any claim of any patent owned by Red Hat , Red Hat agrees to refrain from enforcing the infringed patent to that party because of that year (“Our Promise”). Our pledge does not extend to any software that is not Open source / free software and the parties to exercise a right of patent for software that is not Open source / free software contained in any claim of any patent owned by Red Hat must obtain Red Hat license to exercise such rights. Our pledge does not extend to any party initiating patent litigation against Red Hat with respect to a patent applicable to software (including counterclaims or counterclaims to a lawsuit). For the present, not license any hardware itself.
Each party who relies on Our Promise recognizes that this is not a guarantee that Red Hat patents are enforceable or that the exercise of rights under patents of Red Hat does not infringe the patent or other rights of intellectual property rights of any other entity. Red Hat denied any liability to any party who relies on our promise with regard to claims brought by any other entity for violations of intellectual property rights or otherwise. As a condition to exercise the patent rights allowed by our promise, each party who trusts in him will assume all responsibility in ensuring any other intellectual property rights needed, if any.
Thanks again DNU
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MuyComputer our colleagues say, Twitter, the popular microblogging service has become one of the most effective media worldwide and in all settings, has launched a interesting initiative.
In the avalanche of patent lawsuits that are performed in the United States, where patent seems a national sport, Twitter has made a decision: the publication of the Innovator’s Patent Agreement.
While many companies base much of their business to patent concepts, products or ideas and then attack other companies that are theoretically not allowed to use-or rather, not paid-in these patents, Twitter wants make it clear that patents are only recorded for defense .
patent war has caused many analysts to prevent innovation : companies are afraid to innovate because other companies can claim such misuse of its patents, but before that behavior “to the offensive “to most companies (SCO was a clear example of this option) Twitter has published a kind of contract between the company and its employees in claiming that any patents relating to the business will only be used defensive purposes .
can find more information on these terms in GitHub, where they have published the contract this unique initiative that we expect many companies to adopt .
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