Automation continues to move deeper into Twitter's ad platform, taking it closer to offering services similar to Google and Bing. Marketers on Twitter can now select from several matching options when entering keywords: exact match, phrase match, basic keyword match, and negative keywords. The services offer targeting of more granular search terms for advertisers using Promoted Tweets. Negative keyword targeting allows marketers to restrict Promoted Tweets when users search for certain keywords....
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From The Washington Post
Twitter announced it's stepping into the photo-sharing business with a new editing tool that allows mobile photographers to enhance, crop and apply filters to their snaps. It's a direct shot against Instagram, formerly a close Twitter partner. The two companies have hit a rough patch since Instagram was purchased by Facebook earlier this year. On Sunday, Instagram pulled the ability to preview photos taken with its software on Twitter. With Twitter's new tool, filtered photos appear on users’ Twitter streams along with short captions. Users can also edit a picture from their phone's library to share over the micro-blogging service.