Twitter Patent Grants

Promoting content in a real-time messaging platform

Granted: December 25, 2018
Patent Number: 10163133
A real-time messaging platform and method are disclosed which can be used to promote content in the messaging platform. In one embodiment, the promotion system is disclosed which performs initial candidate selection so as to narrow down the set of candidate promotions before applying more expensive processing. The candidate selection takes advantage of the connection graph information associated with accounts in the messaging platform to identify targeted accounts. In another embodiment,…

Scalable native in-stream advertising for mobile applications and websites

Granted: December 11, 2018
Patent Number: 10152731
A method for processing ads involves traversing an ad view hierarchy to obtain ad view information for a device, providing the ad view information to an ad server, sending, by the device, an ad request to the ad server, receiving, in response to the ad request, an ad. and displaying the ad on the device.

Feature switching kits

Granted: December 4, 2018
Patent Number: 10146512
A system and method for feature switching in software applications. A feature switching action (FSA) is received and at least one user device is identified based on the received FSA. At least one feature switching instruction (FSI) is generated based on the received FSA and the FSI is sent to at least one of the identified user devices. A feature switching instruction response (FSIR) is received from each user device that received a FSI and a feature switching action response (FSAR) is…

Live code updates

Granted: December 4, 2018
Patent Number: 10146515
A software developer tool allows for live code updates (LCU) while an application is running using an execution platform. The LCU update service operates by preemptively, automatically rewriting bytecode to introduce a layer of indirection that swaps out the code of a running application to make it easy to dynamically update whenever the code is changed. The indirection includes both new “representation” classes (and constituent fields and methods), and also replacing constructs that…

Live code updates

Granted: December 4, 2018
Patent Number: 10146522
A software developer tool allows for live code updates (LCU) while an application is running using an execution platform. The LCU update service operates by preemptively, automatically rewriting bytecode to introduce a layer of indirection that swaps out the code of a running application to make it easy to dynamically update whenever the code is changed. The indirection includes both new “representation” classes (and constituent fields and methods), and also replacing constructs that…

Multi-version regression tester for source code

Granted: December 4, 2018
Patent Number: 10146676
A system and method for performing regression testing on source code provides a data sample to one or more candidate instances executing a candidate version of source code for a code base and provides the data sample to plurality of baseline instances executing a baseline version of the source code. The baseline version of the source code and the candidate version of the source code differ. The regression testing system and method obtains candidate outputs from the one or more candidate…

Content resonance

Granted: December 4, 2018
Patent Number: 10146855
A real-time messaging platform and method is disclosed which classifies messages in accordance with a combination of user engagement events as modified to reflect the temporal structure of the user engagement events. A message can be assigned a metric based, for example, on a weighted combination of user engagement rates, decayed with time to reflect an intuition that recent interactions by one or more users with the message will have a greater impact than older interactions with the…

Multi-tiered anti-spamming systems and methods

Granted: December 4, 2018
Patent Number: 10148606
Embodiments are provided for reducing unwanted messages or spam within a real-time social networking service. According to certain aspects, a synchronous analysis module may operate in coordination with an asynchronous analysis module. Each of the synchronous analysis module and the asynchronous analysis module analyzes an incoming message from a user account to determine whether the incoming message has characteristics of spam, whereby the synchronous analysis is at a lower latency than…

User interface based on viewable area of a display

Granted: November 20, 2018
Patent Number: 10133439
A method for displaying content in a computing device, including: displaying a set of partially overlapping panels in a viewable area of a display; detecting a first input associated with an element in a first panel of the set of overlapping panels; displaying, on the display, an indication that the element is selected; and displaying, in response to the first input and concurrently with the indication, a second panel partially overlapping the first panel and adjacent to at least one…

Prioritizing messages within a message network

Granted: October 30, 2018
Patent Number: 10116611
A system and a method are disclosed for recommending electronic messages in a message sharing system. Users can post messages to the message sharing system. These messages from posting users are received by the system and sent to receiving users that have subscribed to the posting users. The receiving users interact with the messages in various ways, such as by sharing the messages with other users. Interaction information is received for each of the electronic messages. The interaction…

Method and system for topic disambiguation and classification

Granted: October 23, 2018
Patent Number: 10108674
A method for generating recommendations involves selecting a first platform message, making a first determination that the first platform message is potentially associated with a plurality of topics including a first topic and a second topic, obtaining additional information associated with the first platform message including at least one of information about an account that authored the first platform message and information about third party accounts engaging with the first platform…

Device independent message distribution platform

Granted: October 23, 2018
Patent Number: 10110550
An example system for device-independent point to multipoint communication is configured to receive a message addressed to one or more destination users, the message type being, for example, Short Message Service (SMS), Instant Messaging (IM), E-mail, web form input, or Application Program Interface (API) function call. The system also is configured to determine information about the destination users, the information comprising preferred devices and interfaces for receiving messages,…

Stream processing at scale

Granted: October 9, 2018
Patent Number: 10095547
A system and method for data stream processing. Two or more instances are connected as a topology, wherein at least one of the instances is a spout and at least one of the instances is a bolt. The topology is submitted to a scheduler, wherein the service scheduler receives resource offers from a cluster manager representing computing resources available on one or more of cluster nodes and determines resources to accept and computations to run on the accepted computing resources. The…

Application install notification

Granted: September 4, 2018
Patent Number: 10067752
A method and apparatus provides a user of a mobile device with a notification after an application (also referred to as an “app”) has been downloaded and installed. A user interacting with an original app can select a link to download a new app. After download and installation of the new app has been requested, the original app polls the operating system to determine if the new app has been installed. A notification is provided to the user by the original app after the new app has…

Method and system for establishing a trust association

Granted: August 28, 2018
Patent Number: 10063662
A method for establishing a trust association includes receiving, by a server, a request to associate a web source with an account, the request having a link to the web source, and accessing, by the server, the web source in response to the request to associate. The method further includes locating, by the server and within the web source, a tag associated with the account, creating, by the server and in response to locating the tag within the web source, a trust association between the…

Video clip creation using social media

Granted: August 21, 2018
Patent Number: 10057651
According to an aspect, a system for implementing a video clip service may include a video editor configured to receive a broadcast media stream and obtain a volume of social media engagements of a social media platform. The social media engagements include user engagements on the social media platform about the broadcast stream. The video editor may include a correlator configured to correlate the volume of social media engagements with a timeline of the broadcast media stream, a moment…

User content presentation based on strength of relationship

Granted: August 14, 2018
Patent Number: 10049472
A system and method for user content presentation, including: receiving, in association with a request to establish a graph relationship between a first account and a second account, a strength of relationship from the first account to the second account, the strength of relationship selected based on input from a user of the first account; selecting, by a computer processor, a delivery attribute associated with the second account based on the strength of relationship, where the delivery…

Automated social message stream population

Granted: June 12, 2018
Patent Number: 9996575
A messaging system automatically populates a stream of messages using only a seed selected by the requesting account holder. In one embodiment, the seed includes the streams of one or more of the “top” accounts of the messaging system. Here, “top” is according to any one of a number of different metrics stored in the messaging system. With knowledge of the seed, the messaging system automatically populates a stream for the requesting account holder, without requiring any other…

User interface for a video capture device

Granted: June 5, 2018
Patent Number: 9992470
A method and system for capturing, sharing, viewing, and/or displaying one or more video videos. A user of a computing device performs a gesture involving contacting a touch sensitive display. In response, a video segment is captured while the user maintains contact with the touch sensitive display. Upon releasing contact with the touch sensitive display, recording of the video segment is ceased. In one or more embodiments of the invention, the user may then record one or more additional…

User interface based on viewable area of a display

Granted: May 8, 2018
Patent Number: 9965136
A method for displaying content in a computing device including a display, the method including: displaying content in a viewable area of the display; detecting, by the display, an input associated with the content; and shifting, in response to the input, at least a portion of the content of the viewable area to display a non-modal view, where the non-modal view and the shifted content are concurrently available for user interaction after shifting the portion of the content.