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Is Indonesia indicative of Twitter’s stagnation?

Is Indonesia indicative of Twitter’s stagnation?

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

(Reuters) – Indonesia has long been the Twitter capital of the world, but rival apps and rancorous political debate are driving users away, illustrating the challenges the microblogging service faces even in markets once considered strongholds. While Twitter doesn’t break down country figures, Global Web Index data shows Indonesia remains joint first with Mexico in […]

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Twitter makes changes but neither users nor market impressed

Twitter makes changes but neither users nor market impressed

Written by on February 11, 2016 in News with 1 Comment

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Since returning to Twitter Inc in July, Chief Executive, Jack Dorsey has made a handful of dramatic changes to the micro-blogging service – and promised more. But the new features so far have been unsuccessful at doing the one thing Wall Street wants most: getting more people to use the service. […]

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Twitter users react adversely to rumours of plan to prioritise tweets

Twitter users react adversely to rumours of plan to prioritise tweets

Written by on February 8, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The hashtag #RIPTwitter became the top trending U.S. item on Twitter on Saturday, after a report from BuzzFeed said the company is planning to change how it displays users’ tweets. The BuzzFeed report, which went live on Friday night and did not disclose the source of its information, said the social […]

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Twitter management exodus gives investors the jitters

Twitter management exodus gives investors the jitters

Written by on January 26, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Twitter Inc shares closed down almost 5 percent on Monday as a management exodus sparked investor concerns over unsettled leadership and stalled growth at the online social media company. Five high-level executives are leaving Twitter, less than four months after co-founder Jack Dorsey returned as CEO, without any publicly articulated plan to revive […]

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Twitter’s top team teetering – time for transformation?

Twitter’s top team teetering – time for transformation?

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

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Three senior Twitter executives are leaving the media company, which is also adding a new chief marketing officer and two board members, a source said on Sunday, outlining the biggest leadership changes since Jack Dorsey returned as chief executive, calling for “bold rethinking.” Media head Katie Jacobs Stanton, product head Kevin […]

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Rumours of News Corp interest in Twitter untrue

Rumours of News Corp interest in Twitter untrue

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

(Reuters) – Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp said rumors about the company’s interest in buying microblogging site Twitter Inc or building a stake in it were untrue. Twitter’s shares, which rose as much as 14 percent on Wednesday, pared some gains and closed up 4.1 percent at $17.38. The stock rose from a record low after […]

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Glitchy software update blamed for Twitter outages

Glitchy software update blamed for Twitter outages

Written by on January 20, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Twitter Inc  said on Tuesday it had reversed a glitchy software update and resolved outages widely reported across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and North America that affected users of the social network on computers and phones. In a status update at 1800 GMT (1 p.m. EST), Twitter said an “intermittent issue […]

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Twitter down – outages concentrated in Europe

Twitter down – outages concentrated in Europe

Written by on January 19, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Twitter said on Tuesday its social network was suffering outages in some parts of the world and it was working to resolve the issues, which appear to be concentrated in Europe, according to external monitoring sources. Both Twitter web and mobile services were suffering outages, with smartphone users receiving the warning: “Tweets […]

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Twitter being sued by U.S. widow for giving voice to Islamic State

Twitter being sued by U.S. widow for giving voice to Islamic State

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

(Reuters) – Twitter Inc is being sued by the widow of an American killed in Jordan who accuses the social media company of giving a voice to Islamic State, adding to the pressure to crack down on online propaganda linked to terrorism. Tamara Fields, a Florida woman whose husband Lloyd died in the Nov. 9 […]

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Is social networking about to self-destruct?

Is social networking about to self-destruct?

Written by on January 7, 2016 in Opinion with 0 Comments

If you are connected to the internet by any means in 2016 you are also likely to be using some form of social networking for personal or business use – even if you don’t realize it. You may have purposely avoided Facebook, LinkedIn and the like, but you can bet someone else has made some […]

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