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I'm not famous enough to lose promoted tweets. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

I’m not famous enough to lose promoted tweets. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Our Twitter timelines have become swamped with ads and sponsored tweets, but if you’re famous enough, you don’t have to see them.

To provide its “VIP” users with a greater experience, and to prevent them from wandering to rival services, Twitter has all but stopped injecting ads into their timelines.

Amazon's new Fire tablet looks hot. Photo: Evan Blass

Amazon’s new Fire tablet looks hot. Photo: Evan Blass

Despite scaling back its hardware division in a big way, Amazon is hard at work on a new Fire tablet with a 10-inch display that just leaked out ahead of its official unveiling.

Twitter is now a better place to chat. Photo Twitter

Twitter is now a better place to chat. Photo: Twitter

Twitter has finally delivered on its promise to remove the 140-character limit from direct messages, so you’ll no longer have to send several of them when you’re feeling chatty. The new 10,000-character limit will be available on the web, and in first- and third-party Twitter apps.

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Twitter realizes alienating developers probably wasn’t a good idea and is working to rectify that. Photo: Cult of Android

Twitter managed to create a swarm of disgruntled developers over the past few years. It worked tirelessly to break down many of the third-party apps that made the social network successful. Now, as Twitter discovers what it really is as a service, it’s working to repair relationships with developers and elevate the platform. This ought to be a win-win for everyone.

Tim Cook. Photo: Apple

Tim Cook calls SCOTUS ruling ‘a victory for equality’. Photo: Apple

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage.

The country is talking about the Supreme Court’s historic ruling that gives all citizens the right to marry the person they love, regardless of sexual orientation, and the tech community is stoked. Everyone from Apple CEO Tim Cook to T-Mobile to Uber are coming out in favor of the ruling and love.

Take a look at the celebration party everyone’s having on Twitter:

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