Peter Kafka

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Twitter Puts "@EarlyBird" Down for a Long Nap

As Twitter continues to roll out new revenue products, it is also putting some away. Twitter is “setting aside” its “@earlybird” shopping promotional product, COO Dick Costolo said today at an Advertising Week event. Costolo left open the possibility that Twitter could revamp the product and bring it back, but I wouldn’t count on it–too much work to do on its primary products: Promoted Tweets and Promoted Trends, which will be joined shortly by Promoted Accounts. Meanwhile, Costolo gave at least one hint of nonrevenue products the company is working on: It’s trying to figure out a better way to let people know about real-time Twitter coverage of events, he said.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik