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The race to build the digital ecosystem, you can’t afford to fail

The race to build the digital ecosystem, you can’t afford to fail

Written by on August 2, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Facebook and Twitter are going in opposite directions.¬†Facebook and Twitter report very different results, highlighting the gulf between the haves and the have-nots in the digital ecosystem. Facebook Q2 16A Facebook reported very strong results as it continued to improve the degree to which it is able to monetise its users on mobile devices. Q2 […]

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Twitter user numbers and revenue growth stalling

Twitter user numbers and revenue growth stalling

Written by on July 27, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO/BENGALURU (Reuters) – Twitter Inc reported its slowest revenue growth since going public in 2013 and set a disappointing forecast, fanning concerns that faster growing social media services will make it a niche product. The microblogging service operator’s shares fell 11 percent in extended trading to $16.40. While Twitter struggles to find a way […]

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Social media move quickly to stem celebrations of Nice attack

Social media move quickly to stem celebrations of Nice attack

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

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Twitter Inc moved swiftly to remove posts from Islamic extremists glorifying a truck attack in Nice, France, watchdog groups said on Friday, in a rare round of praise for a platform that has often struggled to contain violent propaganda. A spate of violence over the past several months has posed numerous […]

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Survey reveals Instagram attracting more advertising than Twitter

Survey reveals Instagram attracting more advertising than Twitter

Written by on June 10, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Advertising agencies are for the first time turning to Instagram more frequently than Twitter for social media ad campaigns, a survey released Thursday showed, a further indication of weakness in an ad sales operation that has been one of the few bright spots for Twitter. The survey, from a unit of […]

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Brexit supporters dominating Twitter

Brexit supporters dominating Twitter

Written by on June 9, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

LONDON (Reuters) – Twitter users are talking about Britain leaving the EU around twice as much as they are discussing staying in, data showed on Wednesday, as some observers look to social media to help track the likelihood of a Brexit. With polls too close to call, hashtags related to a “Leave” vote have received […]

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Is time running out for ‘game changer’ Twitter?

Is time running out for ‘game changer’ Twitter?

Written by on April 27, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Twitter Inc’s race against the clock is intensifying. The company is trying hard to improve its much-criticized interface, but analysts said the challenge was to do that before more users and advertisers defect to Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google. Twitter, led by co-founder Jack Dorsey, said on Tuesday monthly active users ticked […]

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Microsoft’s Twitter ‘chatbot’ gets hobbled

Microsoft’s Twitter ‘chatbot’ gets hobbled

Written by on March 25, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Tay, Microsoft Corp’s so-called chatbot that uses artificial intelligence to engage with millennials on Twitter, lasted less than a day before it was hobbled by a barrage of racist and sexist comments by Twitter users that it parroted back to them. TayTweets (@TayandYou), which began tweeting on Wednesday, was designed to become “smarter” […]

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Virtual Genius Bar? Apple launches support via Twitter

Virtual Genius Bar? Apple launches support via Twitter

Written by on March 4, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Apple Inc launched a new Twitter account on Thursday dedicated to customer support, a move that expanded the company’s social media presence and prompted immediate reaction from users complaining about their devices. The Cupertino, Calif.-based maker of phones, computers and watches said in a tweet under the handle @applesupport that it would provide […]

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Twitter community rallies behind Apple’s digital privacy stance

Twitter community rallies behind Apple’s digital privacy stance

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

(Reuters) – Edward Snowden and others on Twitter rallied on Wednesday in support of Apple Inc’s opposition to a U.S. court order to help federal investigators by unlocking an iPhone used by one of the shooters in December’s deadly attack in San Bernardino, California. “Apple” and “San Bernardino” were trending heavily as topics on Twitter […]

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Twitter deemed unreliable as a predictor of election outcomes

Twitter deemed unreliable as a predictor of election outcomes

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

NEW YORK (Reuters) – In politics, it is said that all press is good press. But that does not necessarily apply to tweets, according to a study released this week. In fact, it is difficult to predict the outcome of an election based on the amount of Twitter buzz a candidate gets, according to the […]

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