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Twitter today unveiled Moments, the long-rumored content-curation feature that industry observers believed for the last several weeks would be called Project Lightning. It's got something for everyone—viewers, media companies and brands.  Moments is designed to make it easier to use the platform by removing the need to follow other people in order to create a newsfeed. The feature appears as a central tab on Twitter's mobile app, offering a magazine-style look at the most talked-about news items. To create such content, Twitter needs media partners at launch, and they include Bleacher Report, BuzzFeed, Getty Images, Entertainment Weekly, Fox News, Mashable, MLB, NASA, The New York Times, Vogue and The Washington Post.  The move comes one day after the San Francisco company named interim chief Jack Dorsey as its permanent CEO, and ad-revenue lead Adam Bain as COO. By announcing Moments, Dorsey instantly highlights his quest to draw more viewers to Twitter. He said he wasn't satisfied with audience growth when the company reported 316 million monthly users in its last earnings report. This is a play for advertisers, too, which probably has Bain's fingerprints on it. Five or so brands will start testing a new ad unit called Promoted Moments in the coming days, and several more are in talks with Twitter to get on board. It's more of a premium purchase like the Promoted Trend unit than Promoted Tweets (which entail a lot of available inventory), a rep for the company said,... Continue reading at 'AdWeek'

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