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Tech Bytes: Twitter Character Limit, Snapchat Stock Drop

November 08, 2017 07:12 AM

In today's Tech Bytes, twice the tweets! Twitter has officially doubled its 140 character limit to 280 for all users. It's hoping the move will encourage more tweets from more users.

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Google's "Waymo" has reached a new milestone: The company launched an Uber-like service, with driverless cars. It's the first to operate autonomous vehicles on public roads without a safety driver. The service is only available in Phoenix, where the company's trial is already under way.

A third straight quarter of disappointing numbers for wall street and plunging stock prices have forced Snapchat to think beyond its core audience of millennials. Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel says they're now scrambling to re-design the video-sharing app to make it easier to use and attract older users.


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