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- Twitter Confirms @Replies and Media Content Won't Count for 140-Character Limit
Exactly one week ago, rumors surfaced that Twitter might be thinking of dropping links and images from a tweet's maximum 140-character limit. Today, Twitter has made it official. In a blog post published a few hours ago, Twitter's product manager explains how these changes will affect user tweets. According to the company, the following elements won't longer count when you add them to a tweet or a reply-tweet: photos, GIFs, videos, polls, or quote tweets. These usually took away around 23 to 25 characters off your tweet and made it difficult to have meaningful conversations on the social network. Additionally, @user_mentions in reply tweets will no longer count towards the 140-character limit as well, but only in reply tweets, not regular tweets. You can now retweet yourself
- Police Raid Google France HQ in Huge Tax Fraud Investigation
French police raided Google's Paris headquarters this morning, following a drawn-out tax fraud investigation that started back in 2011, Le Parisien reports. Around 100 tax officers entered Google's offices at 5:00 AM local time looking for evidence and documents to attest Google's tax-dodging ways. In the past months, French officials have accused the US-based company of dodging local tax laws by funneling profits to its official European headquarters based in Dublin, Ireland. Officials believe Google should pay taxes in France because it has a Paris HQ Authorities are claiming that the company is operating permanent offices in Paris, so it must abide by local laws and pay French taxes, which are among the highest in Europe. On the other hand, Ireland has the lowest corporate tax in the EU, and ma...
- WordPress Prepares Plugin Directory Redesign, Still Lacks Useful Information
Automattic, the driving force behind the WordPress platform, is preparing a new redesign for the WordPress.org site, and more specifically for its Plugin Directory, the site section where you can search and review all the platform's plugins. Mark Uraine, designer at Automattic, posted prototypes for the upcoming redesign online during the past week. As Mark explains, the new look is inspired by the "Get WordPress" project, a simplistic page offering information about WordPress in general. "When we created the design for the 'Get WordPress' page, it was meant to set a new design standard for WordPress.org sites," Uraine wrote. "As a result, here are here are some new designs for the home page and search results page of the Plugin Directory." The new redesign is and is not like the current Plugin Directory. Visually,...
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