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Russian bought Facebook adverts released by lawmakers

Russian bought Facebook adverts released by lawmakers

Written by on November 2, 2017 in Features, News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. lawmakers released a batch of Russian-bought Facebook Inc ads on Wednesday that showcased politically charged content allegedly spread on social media by Moscow ahead of the 2016 U.S. election. Some of the ads criticized candidates, while others sought to organize or promote simultaneous rallies for opposite sides of divisive issues. The […]

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Twitter will label election adverts, including who paid

Twitter will label election adverts, including who paid

Written by on October 25, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Twitter Inc said on Tuesday it would add labels to election-related advertisements and say who is behind each of them, after a threat of regulation from the United States over the lack of disclosure for political spending on social media. Twitter, acting a month after Facebook Inc launched a similar overhaul […]

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Facebook et al to testify over Russian election meddling

Facebook et al to testify over Russian election meddling

Written by on September 28, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Executives from Facebook, Alphabet Inc’s Google and Twitter have been asked to testify to the U.S. Congress in coming weeks as lawmakers probe Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. election, committee sources said on Wednesday. A Senate aide said executives from the three firms had been asked by the Senate Intelligence […]

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News highlights – 25 July 2017

News highlights – 25 July 2017

Written by on July 26, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 25 July 2017 Traffic acquisition at Google jumps 28% Google-parent Alphabet, which has enjoyed revenue growth rate of over 20 percent for the past five quarters, said on Monday that TAC, or traffic acquisition costs, jumped 28 percent to $5.09 billion in the second quarter. Read more… ABC in social video partnership […]

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Snap shares slip – time for a reality check

Snap shares slip – time for a reality check

Written by on July 17, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Twitter remains by far the better choice. Reality is beginning to set in for Snap Inc. but I think that the shares still have some distance to go before there is an opportunity to snap up a bargain. A major downgrade by one of its underwriters taking the target price from $28 to just $16 caused […]

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News highlights – 10 July 2017

News highlights – 10 July 2017

Written by on July 11, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 10 July 2017 Austria moves to give police powers to monitor messaging VIENNA (Reuters) – Austria is pursuing plans to give police authority to monitor messaging services such as WhatsApp and Skype in an attempt to “close the gap” on criminals who increasingly avoid communicating via telephone. Read more… Cyber attackers constantly […]

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News highlights – 6 June

News highlights – 6 June

Written by on June 7, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 6 June Trump’s blocking of certain Twitter users contravenes 1st Amendment WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A free-speech institute on Tuesday sent a letter to President Donald Trump demanding the prolific tweeter unblock certain Twitter users on grounds the practice violates the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Read more… Canadian court reviews Yahoo […]

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Snap’s results mean that now Twitter is the least bad option

Snap’s results mean that now Twitter is the least bad option

Written by on May 12, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Twitter is in a better position. A poor set of maiden results highlights that Twitter is actually in a better position because although it is stuck in a niche, it remains unopposed in that niche. Management even had the temerity to laugh off the threat from its much larger and far more powerful rival, Facebook, […]

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Twitter still fighting with 12 new live broadcasting deals

Twitter still fighting with 12 new live broadcasting deals

Written by on May 2, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Twitter Inc is expanding its live broadcasting portfolio with 12 new offerings that include WNBA games, a 24-hour Bloomberg News network and a show about gadgets from the tech news website The Verge, the company said on Monday. Twitter, which has struggled to win a major share of online advertising, […]

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Is the loss of the NFL deal the end of the road for Twitter?

Is the loss of the NFL deal the end of the road for Twitter?

Written by on April 10, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

The loss of the NFL is a disaster. Twitter has lost its deal to stream certain NFL games which I think punches a potentially fatal hole in its strategy to break out of its niche of microblogging. Amazon has reportedly paid $50m for the rights to stream 10 Thursday night NFL games for the coming season. […]

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