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Twitter ‘too small’ to be included in Trump tech meeting

Twitter ‘too small’ to be included in Trump tech meeting

Written by on December 15, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President-elect Donald Trump left Twitter off the invitation list for a meeting of technology company executives on Wednesday because it is too small, a spokesman for his transition team told Reuters. The omission of Twitter from the meeting surprised some in the industry given Trump’s prolific use of the social media platform […]

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News highlights – 1 December

News highlights – 1 December

Written by on December 2, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 1 December Twitter appoints third Head of Products in a year (Reuters) – Twitter Inc appointed Keith Coleman, founder of startup Yes Inc, as head of its product team, the third executive to lead the division in less than a year.┬áThe micro-blogging service said it has acquired Yes. Read more… Two pronged […]

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News highlights – 17 November

News highlights – 17 November

Written by on November 18, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 17 November Merkel says old must learn from tech-savvy young in digital age BERLIN (Reuters) – Older Germans will have to get used to taking instructions from tech-savvy youngsters if Germany is to succeed in transitioning to the digital age, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday. Read more… Twitter CEO apologizes for […]

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Twitter suspends accounts linked to alt-right movement: USA Today reports

Twitter suspends accounts linked to alt-right movement: USA Today reports

Written by on November 17, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Twitter has suspended several accounts linked to the alt-right movement, a loosely organized group that embraces far-right ideologies including white nationalism, USA Today reported. The accounts suspended by Twitter, which has been criticized for not stopping abusive behavior on its platform, include that of Richard Spencer, who has said he wants blacks, Asians, […]

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News highlights – 14 November

News highlights – 14 November

Written by on November 14, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 14 November Twitter impresses advertisers with BuzzFeed U.S. election livestream (Reuters) – Twitter Inc said it was able to deliver more viewers than promised to advertisers on a U.S. election night livestream, good news for the microblogging site as it tries to ward off growing competition for ad dollars from Snapchat and […]

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Twitter dumps Vine and cuts jobs, shares rise

Twitter dumps Vine and cuts jobs, shares rise

Written by on October 28, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Twitter Inc said Thursday it would cut 9 percent of its global workforce to keep costs down even as quarterly results eclipsed Wall Street’s beaten-down expectations, lifting shares that had fallen after a failed effort to sell the company. More than 300 Twitter employees will be affected by the layoffs as part of […]

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Salesforce rules out takeover, Twitter faces uncertain future

Salesforce rules out takeover, Twitter faces uncertain future

Written by on October 17, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Twitter Inc faces an uncertain future after Salesforce.com Inc, the last of the companies believed to be interested in buying the troubled social network, said on Friday that it would not make a bid. Twitter and Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey may now have to chart an independent course in the face of […]

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News highlights – 10 October

News highlights – 10 October

Written by on October 11, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 10 October Apple stock hits highest since December on Samsung Note 7 fire crisis SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Apple Inc’s stock on Monday jumped 2.3 percent, reaching a high not seen since December, after rival Samsung Electronics Co Ltd suspended production of its flagship Galaxy Note 7 smartphones following reports of fires […]

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Twitter has shut down 360,000 accounts for ‘promoting terrorism’

Twitter has shut down 360,000 accounts for ‘promoting terrorism’

Written by on August 18, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Twitter Inc has shut down 360,000 accounts for threatening or promoting terrorist acts since the middle of 2015, the company said in a blog post on Thursday. The microblogging platform has previously come under fire from Washington and third-party groups for not doing enough to stop accounts linked to Islamic State militants. But, […]

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News highlights – August 11

News highlights – August 11

Written by on August 12, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights – August 11 Keyless systems of many VW Group cars can be hacked: researchers FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Tens of millions of vehicles sold by Volkswagen AG over the past 20 years, and some current models, are vulnerable to theft because keyless entry systems can be hacked using cheap technical devices, according to European […]

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