Twitter may be starting a new feature that will apparently allow users to tweet messages that are longer than the current 140 character limit. This new feature with a 10,000 character limit will launch toward the end of the Q1 according to multiple sources. There is currently no official launch date. This feature also may include where the tweets will appear the same as they do now. However, they will have a button that will allow you to look at the tweet in more details that will expose the other characters in the tweet. Having more characters on the screen may decrease user engagement which is why it makes sense to hide the additional characters.

This is a big change for Twitter since the 140 character limit has been around since Twitter started and this change would be an indication that Twitter is trying to attract more users. Most importantly Twitter is also working on a plan to alleviate spamming issues.
 
 
Apple plans on cutting the production of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus by 30% in Q1 2016 (Nikkei). According to Nikkei, the iPhone 6s, and iPhone 6s Plus inventory has piled up at many retailers around the world which have caused Apple to cut production of the iPhone from January throughout March to remove additional stock.

Initially Apple told their suppliers to continue the production of the iPhone 6S and 6S plus for Q1 2016 at the same rate, however, the sales decreased, and this led Apple to make the decision of cutting production. This rumored 30% cut is a significant production drop, and this has investors worried about Apple's future.

"But inventories of the two models launched last September have piled up at retailers in markets ranging from China and Japan to Europe and the U.S. amid lackluster sales. Customers saw little improvement in performance over the previous generation while dollar appreciation led to sharp price hikes in emerging markets."

According to Nikkei's report, Apple stock has fallen 2% and hit a low of $102.41 Tuesday.

 
 
The Oculus Rift is finally upon us but we still are unaware of the price. And guess what? It is about to go on sale TODAY Wednesday, January 6 at 8 AM PST.  It has been three years since the first Rift development kits were sent out to Kickstarter backers. What we do know is that the Rift supposedly will ship Q1 2016. It has been speculated that  the Oculus Rift will cost more than $350. 

Since Microsoft is a  partner for Rift, the headset will support Windows and later  OSX and Linux. You will have to have the following recommended hardware specs to experience Oculus Rift:
  • NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD 290 equivalent or greater
  • Intel i5-4590 equivalent or greater
  • 8GB+ RAM
  • Compatible HDMI 1.3 video output
  • 2x USB 3.0 ports
  • Windows 7 SP1 or newer
Source: Oculus

UPDATE: The Oculus Rift costs $599 and ships in March