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Anti-Trump Twitter account case shows power of Government

Anti-Trump Twitter account case shows power of Government

Written by on April 10, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – An attempt by U.S. authorities to identify an anonymous critic of President Donald Trump on Twitter has set off alarm bells among Democratic and Republican lawmakers and civil liberties advocates fearful of a crackdown on dissent. Twitter Inc on Friday succeeded in beating back a demand for records about a Twitter […]

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Defender of free speech, Twitter sues Government over anti Trump account

Defender of free speech, Twitter sues Government over anti Trump account

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

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Twitter Inc has not had a lot to celebrate lately, but a U.S. government demand that it reveal the identity of an account criticizing President Donald Trump’s immigration policies gave the company a chance to assume one of its favorite roles: defender of free speech. The social media company on Thursday sued […]

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Twitter is considering a subscription model for business

Twitter is considering a subscription model for business

Written by on March 24, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Twitter Inc is considering whether to build a premium version of its popular Tweetdeck interface aimed at professionals, the company said on Thursday, raising the possibility that it could collect subscription fees from some users for the first time. Like most other social media companies, Twitter since its founding 11 years […]

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Twitter suspended 377,000 ‘terrorism’ accounts in six months

Twitter suspended 377,000 ‘terrorism’ accounts in six months

Written by on March 22, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Twitter Inc said on Tuesday it had stepped up efforts to rid its social network of posts from users advocating political or religious violence, and was increasingly using software to find them rather than relying on reports from users or governments. U.S. and European governments have been pressuring social media companies […]

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Twitter numbers show no path to profitability, should Trump be worried?

Twitter numbers show no path to profitability, should Trump be worried?

Written by on February 10, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Twitter Inc’s desultory earnings report on Thursday show a company with no evident path to profitability, as core costs climb more quickly than revenue while user growth stagnates. For all the buzz the San Francisco company has created as the preferred platform for U.S. President Donald Trump and other high-profile figures, Twitter has […]

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Why social media companies should stop being ‘all things to all men’

Why social media companies should stop being ‘all things to all men’

Written by on February 10, 2017 in Opinion with 0 Comments

With the bizarre terms surrounding the Snap IPO, the focus this week seems to be firmly back on social media. To be frank, you have to wonder whether there is a grand plan behind some of the trends, directions and announcements coming out of social media companies or whether they are beginning to flail around for […]

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Twitter is slowing and slowing, shares slide again

Twitter is slowing and slowing, shares slide again

Written by on February 10, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Investors hammered Twitter Inc on Thursday after the social network reported its slowest quarterly revenue growth since going public in 2013, struggling to attract advertisers amid intense competition from Snap Inc’s Snapchat and Facebook Inc. The company’s shares fell as much as 10 percent to $16.81 in premarket trading. Revenue grew just 1 […]

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With the sale of Fabric is the future for Twitter unravelling?

With the sale of Fabric is the future for Twitter unravelling?

Written by on January 20, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Sale of Fabric collapses Twitter’s horizons. With the sale of Fabric to Google, Twitter has essentially given up all hope of becoming an ecosystem and its growth will be totally dependent on its ability to create engagement around media consumption. This means that a blue-sky scenario for Twitter will see it with 28% coverage of the […]

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Twitter’s China boss Kathy Chen throws in the towel after just eight months

Twitter’s China boss Kathy Chen throws in the towel after just eight months

Written by on January 3, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

NEW YORK/BEIJING (Reuters) – Twitter Inc executive Kathy Chen, brought in to run Greater China just over eight months ago, has quit, according to a tweet sent by her over the weekend. Twitter has been blocked in China since 2009 but is still used through virtual private networks (VPN). Domestically, the Sina Weibo microblogging platform […]

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Twitter executive exodus continues, CTO the latest to leave

Twitter executive exodus continues, CTO the latest to leave

Written by on December 21, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Twitter Inc’s Chief Technology Officer Adam Messinger said in a tweet on Tuesday he would be leaving the company, the latest in a string of high-profile executive departures. Messinger had been working with Twitter for five years and became the CTO in March 2013. Prior to joining Twitter in 2011, he was vice […]

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