San Francisco, CALIFORNIA, United States
San Francisco, CALIFORNIA, United States

Twitter is an online social networking service that enables users to send and read short 140-character messages called "tweets".Registered users can read and post tweets, but unregistered users can only read them. Users access Twitter through the website interface, SMS, or mobile device app. Twitter Inc. is based in San Francisco and has more than 25 offices around the world.Twitter was created in March 2006 by Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams, Biz Stone and Noah Glass and by July 2006 the site was launched. The service rapidly gained worldwide popularity, with more than 100 million users who in 2012 posted 340 million tweets per day. The service also handled 1.6 billion search queries per day. In 2013 Twitter was one of the ten most-visited websites, and has been described as "the SMS of the Internet." As of December 2014, Twitter has more than 500 million users, out of which more than 284 million are active users. Wikipedia.


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Twitter | Date: 2016-09-02

A system and method for developing and distributing software. Third-party software development kits (SDKs) are received and stored by a software development and distribution platform (SDDP), with each third-party SDK published by a third-party service provider, the plurality of third-party SDKs including a first third-party SDK. An installation request from an application developer machine is received by the SDDP and the SDDP sends the first third-party SDK in response to the installation request for installation in an application under development.


Patent
Twitter | Date: 2016-12-06

A messaging platform forms an interactive message with one or more components and broadcasts the interactive message to client devices associated with accounts. The interactive message has a plurality of states that update based on event data received from a content source. While the event is in progress, the messaging platform receives event data relating to the event and transitions to an updated state based on the received event data. When the interactive message transitions to the updated state, the messaging platform updates the interactive message broadcast to the client devices. The interactive message may include interactive components that accounts may use to perform various interactions with the event, the content source, or each other.


A messaging platform is configured to exchange social media messages, over a network, among a plurality of user devices each of which is executing a social media messaging application. The messaging platform is configured to provide, over the network, a moment of an event discussed by the social media messages for selection on a user interface of the social media messaging application. The moment is a collection of items that relate to the event, where the collection of items includes one or more selected messages that have been exchanged on the messaging platform that relate to the event. The collection of items can include text, video, and/or images of the event. When selected, the moment provides a display of the collection of items such that a user can view each item of the moment.


Patent
Twitter | Date: 2016-10-03

Techniques of playing back a looping video file involve providing multiple video codecs for decoding a video file. Each video codec performs its own decoding operation on the looping video file, resulting in multiple buffers of video frames and a buffer of audio frames. Then, as the GPU renders the ending video frames from a first buffer, it begins rendering the beginning video frames from a second buffer. In this way, the beginning of a next video cycle is already rendered for viewing by the time a current video cycle is ending.


Patent
Twitter | Date: 2017-03-08

A computing system including a first and a second application. The first application includes a first local software development kit (SDK) platform instance, and the first local SDK platform instance includes a first non-core SDK module instance, an application discovery module, and an inter-application communication module. The second application includes a second local SDK platform instance. The first non-core SDK module instance is configured to issue a request to the application discovery module. Upon receipt of the request, the discovery module is configured to determine that the second local SDK platform instance includes a second non-core SDK module instance that is configured to service the request. The first local SDK platform instance, based on the determination, is configured to generate a deep link associated with the second application based on data collected by the first local SDK platform instance and provide the deep link to the first non-core SDK module.


Patent
Twitter | Date: 2017-01-18

A method and system for dynamic geohash-based geofencing within a geographic area including obtaining metadata including a campaign identifier and geometric data, generating a geometry using the geometric data, mapping the geometry to a geohash grid to obtain a first geohash set having a first geohash in the geohash grid, storing the first geohash and the campaign identifier in an entry in a geohash index, obtaining a user position within the geographic area from a mobile device, generating a user geohash using the user position, matching the user geohash to the entry in the geohash index, obtaining the campaign identifier from the entry in the geohash index, and providing content corresponding to the campaign identifier to the mobile device.


Patent
Twitter | Date: 2017-04-19

An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) carries a camera, sends data from the camera, and receives commands. The UAV is connected to a messaging platform. Pictures or video clips received from the UAV are selected and placed in messages broadcast by an account associated with the UAV. Video footage from the camera is live-streamed in a card-type message. Account holders of the messaging platform may control the UAV with commands embedded in messages and directed towards an account associated with the UAV. Controllable elements of the UAV include UAV location, camera orientation, camera subject, UAV-mounted lighting, a UAV-mounted display, a UAV-mounted projector, UAV-mounted speakers, and a detachable payload. UAV control may be determined through democratic means. Some UAV functionality may be triggered through aggregated engagements on the messaging platform. The UAV may include a display screen and/or a microphone to provide for telepresence or interview functionality.


Patent
Twitter | Date: 2017-03-08

A system and method including: receiving, from a client device, an authorization request originating from an authorization module of an application executing on the client device, where the authorization request includes an identifier identifying the client device; causing transmission, based on the identifier, of a verification message to the client device, where the verification message includes a verification code; receiving a confirmation of the verification code from the authorization module; authenticating the application based on the receiving the confirmation of the verification code; determining that the client device identified by the identifier corresponds to a user account including secure user data associated with a user; and transmitting a unique token verifying that the application is authorized to sign into the user account, where: the unique token uniquely identifies the user account to the application, and the secure user data is not shared with the application.


Patent
Twitter | Date: 2017-01-18

A method and system for maintaining a density-based geocode tree for a geographic area, including obtaining a geocode tree including multiple leaf nodes each having a geohash value corresponding to a subdivision of the geographic area, obtaining multiple positions within the geographic area, generating, using the multiple positions, multiple geohashes, mapping a first subset of the multiple geohashes to a first leaf node of the multiple leaf nodes based on the geohash value of the first leaf node, incrementing, based on a cardinality of the first subset, a first counter value for the first leaf node, and grafting, in response to the first counter value exceeding a first density threshold, at least one child node onto the first leaf node.


Patent
Twitter | Date: 2017-03-08

Disclosed is a system for delegating authentication of an untrusted application executing on a client device. For delegated authentication, an untrusted application relies on a trusted application executing in the same environment for authentication purposes. The delegated authentication process avoids requiring the user of the untrusted application to provide authentication credentials. The disclosed system for delegating authentication enables any trusted application executing in the same computing environment to authenticate the untrusted application.

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