Google is working to speed up multiple layers on the network protocol stack. SPDY speeds up the application layer, it has plans for hacking TCP to speed up the transport layer and internet layers, and Google fiber speeds up the underlying physical medium. Although slowly, the next internet upgrade is coming, and clearly, Google is driving it.

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Your Old Tweets Are Now Mined By Advertisers. That’s Because Twitter Sold Them.

Twitter has sold all your old tweets to Datasift, a UK based data mining company for market research, according to a report.

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The official Twitter apps for iPhone and Android have just received a major refresh, bringing back swipe and other demanding features. Additionally, Twitter has also released a Kindle Fire app on the Amazon app store, while an update to the Barnes and Noble nook store is a work in progress

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The popular micro-blogging site Twitter has partnered with Russia’s biggest search engine company, Yandex, in a move that will help boost the site’s real-time search and eventually help it compete with rivals, including Google and Bing search.

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Weibo will replace Twitter, Renren will replace Facebook, and no Xbox LIVE integration, in Windows Phone 7 for China.

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Last year Twitter implemented a security feature that allowed its users to browse the site via a secured HTTP connection (HTTPS). This feature was not enabled by default and users had to go to their Settings and enable the feature. However, Twitter now wants to secure user profiles and has made the feature enabled by default.

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Kasgari is a 23-year-old journalist and faces the death penalty for this deed. This matter proves once again that regional laws govern the use of Twitter. It is only time before someone points a finger at the things we tweet.

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This new policy will help Twitter enter new geographical regions, which have stringent laws regarding free speech. It will also safeguard a user from strict and harsh free-speech laws within some countries.

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Facebook, Twitter and MySpace have introduced a new tool called “Focus on the user” which shows relevant results from other social networking sites in Google’s Search Plus Your World search results.

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Twitter accounts of Huffington Post and actor Ashton Kutcher were hacked and objectionable tweets were posted.

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Windows Phone social champion Ben Rudolph (@BenThePCGuy on twitter) runs a promotion to offer Windows Phone for angry Android users.

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Google Introduces Google Currents; Twitter App For Android Gets A Major Update

Google has released a new Flipboard competitor known as Currents. Along with this, the Twitter app for Android has gone a major re-design.

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Twitter, after unveiling a completely re-designed interface has pushed major upgrades on TweetDeck’s arsenal. A native TweetDeck client for Windows and MAC is available for free download, while you can use TweetDeck’s web interface at web.tweetdeck.com

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The New Twitter Is A Lot Better But Is it Inching Towards Complexity?

The Spartan form of Twitter’s old web UI was killed back in June 2011 and now, Twitter is all set to push another major redesign in coming weeks. Twitter’s new design is coherent with the re-design of their official Android app, the new web UI of TweetDeck and the native TweetDeck installer for Windows and MAC that runs without Adobe AIR.

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After having successfully launched the iPhone 4S in India and boasting of over 230 million subscribers worldwide, India’s major mobile service provider Airtel has announced that its customers can now enjoy free access to Twitter till March 1, 2012.

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