Twitter itself is fun. Twitter Search, though, is another thing entirely. Twitter Search provides real-time search results on timely issues and news that even Google can't touch. It's this feature, not the Twitter social network, that could end up being Twitter's true path to revenue, as well as the feature that knocks Google off its peg as the master of all search.
Even Google execs have acknowledged that dealing with real-time search is one of the company's most important challenges. Twitter has stuck a pin in Google, and it's hurting. Twitter could, of course, simply choose to monetize its search engine using Google's own advertising technologies. But Twitter is getting big enough that it might not need Google for that. So what will Google do?
Bridget Carey finds a sweet way to illustrate Samsung's findings on why the Galaxy Note 7 overheated, and what the company is doing to prevent future battery failures.
by Bridget Carey
Samsung says batteries caused Note 7 fires, Hugo Barra heads back to Silicon Valley
After an investigation into the cause of Note 7 phones catching fire, Samsung blames battery defects and hopes a new testing lab will prevent similar problems. Also in today's tech news, former Googler Hugo Barra will to return to Silicon Valley.