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Twitter Steps Up Test of Local Tweet-Discovery Feature

As AllThingsD first reported in April, Twitter is continuing to test a feature that surfaces nearby tweets based on a user’s location. Spotted by The Wall Street Journal in the wild, the feature looks to be a separate swipeable timeline — and opt-in only — in its current state.

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Twitter Adds Mobile Push Notification Recommendations Service

Twitter on Tuesday announced it would add a service to its mobile apps that will suggest new users to follow or tweets to view based on increased activity in your network. For example, if many of the people you follow start following a new user like, say, Madeleine Albright, the new service would send a push notification to your phone to suggest that you, too, should follow her on Twitter. The service was born out of Twitter’s experimentation with its employee-run @MagicRecs account.

AllThingsD Week in Review: Twitter’s IPO, Hugo Barra Speaks and Apple’s 64-Bit Question

The Top 10 stories that powered AllThingsD this week, in one convenient post.

Twitter Taps Ex-Ticketmaster CEO as Head of Commerce

Nathan Hubbard joins the flock.

Tune-In Was Big for MTV’s VMAs — What’s Twitter Got to Do With It?

Can Twitter prove its effect on live broadcast events to brands and networks?

Twitter’s Mobile Update Can Keep Your Sensitive Eyes Safe From Sexy Tweets

Avert thine eyes no more, fearers of tweet porn!

Newsle and Nuzzel Deliver Social News Without the Clutter

Prefer to get your news from social media, but can’t stand all the personal status updates and frivolous tweets? Try these two sites.

With New Twitter Partnership, Yahoo Folds Tweets Into Its News Stream

Yahoo brings real-time Twitter news to the Yahoo News feed.

Twitter’s Glass App Spotted in the Wild (And, Yes, It’s Probably Real)

Blink, and you’ll have missed it.


The Natives Are Getting Restless

Everyone is rushing to redefine what it means to be native when it comes to online advertising.