Twitter brings on a new lead for its live video business

 There’s another new hire for Twitter was announced today, but this one is tied more closely to its big push into live video as part of its efforts to differentiate itself from other platforms. Twitter COO Anthony Noto said today that the company has hired Todd Swidler as its Global Head of Live Business. Most recently he was […]

Trump plans to do a live Twitter forum in Saudi Arabia. But really.

Uh, so, okay: This is real.  President Donald Trump is going to take part in a live Twitter forum when he visits Saudi Arabia on Friday, according to National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster.  Here’s video from a Tuesday briefing that proves this is more than an idea: So the plan appears to be that young […]

Twitter Expands Plans to Stream Live TV Content Non-Stop: This Week in Social Media

Welcome to our weekly edition of what’s hot in social media news. To help you stay up to date with social media, here are some of the news items that caught our attention. What’s New This Week Twitter Announces New Premium Programming Deals for 24/7 Streaming Video Content: Last week, Twitter shared its plans “to air […]

Twitter announces new live shows from the WNBA, BuzzFeed, Viacom and more

 Looks like Twitter’s streaming video news deal with Bloomberg was just the first of more than a dozen content partnerships that it’s announcing today. The company unveiled the full slate at the NewFronts, where online publishers pitch their content to advertisers. (This was the first time Twitter’s held its own NewFronts presentation.) Read More Social […]