Twitter’s bet on video streaming is starting to pay off

2018-04-19 17:26

Despite sceptics who said Twitter couldn’t possibly compete with rivals like Facebook, it has carved out a niche in the world of video content and now streams a range of programming.

As Trump attacks Amazon on Twitter, White House holds its fire

2018-04-04 05:15

While Trump attacks Amazon on Twitter, inside the White House there are no active discussions about turning the power of his administration against the e-commerce giant, say sources.

Twitter joins Facebook, Google in banning crypto coin sale ads

2018-03-29 20:30

Twitter is joining Facebook and Google in banning advertisements for initial coin offerings and token sales on its social-media platform.

'Thank you Mr President for taking a commercial flight' - Twitter reacts to Ramaphosa flying SAA

2018-03-20 16:59

President Cyril Ramaphosa has thanked the country's national airline SAA for their "hospitality" on a flight to Rwanda, while Twitter thanked the president for "leading by example".

Twitter, Google sued from opposite sides over white pride

2018-02-22 11:36

Twitter is accused of censoring a self-proclaimed 'white advocate,' while Google faces claims that it didn’t protect employees from supremacist bullies.

Twitter hits milestone with first-ever profit

2018-02-08 19:12

Twitter has reported its first-ever quarterly profit, in a key milestone for the social network which has been lagging for years against fast-growing rivals.

Iran: Trump should focus on 'hungry' people in US

2018-01-02 18:14

Tehran's foreign ministry has responded to US President Donald Trump's latest Twitter attack, saying he should focus on "homeless and hungry people" in his own country rather than insulting Iranians.

Twitter bans some white supremacists and other extremists

2017-12-19 12:00

Twitter has pulled some white supremacists and other extremists from its platform, enforcing new policies to address persistent concerns over hate speech and harassment.

Dalai Lama turns to iPhone to spread app-iness

2017-12-15 19:05

He already has millions of Twitter followers and has spoken of the wonders of new technology. Now the Dalai Lama has launched a new iPhone app so devotees can keep track of his travels and teachings.

Obama trumps Trump in Twitter Top 10 of 2017

2017-12-06 13:03

US President Donald Trump is perhaps the world's most famous Twitter user, but the most popular post of 2017 was from... Barack Obama.

 

Bots, good or bad, dominate Twitter conversation - study

2018-04-10 06:15

Automated accounts or "bots" play a big role in disseminating information on Twitter, accounting for two-thirds of tweets linking to popular websites, a study has shown.

Twitter, Facebook may have to ID bots

2018-04-03 20:22

California has proposed legislation that would require social platforms like Facebook and Twitter to identify automated accounts, or bots, amid a push by state lawmakers to police the technology companies.

Twitter to publish offical info linked to Mexico vote

2018-03-26 14:01

Social media network Twitter has signed an agreement with Mexico's National Electoral Institute to distribute official information during the lead-up to July's general elections.

Tech giants set to face 3% tax on revenue under new EU plan

2018-03-18 13:31

The move, in the form of a draft proposal, comes at the EU seeks to raise money from an industry it says provides less than it should to public coffers.

Your boss could have the rights to your social media accounts

2018-02-12 19:18

South African law is unclear about who may own your social media accounts when you leave the company - even if you have the passwords.

Twitter rises on renewed sale speculation

2018-01-28 10:35

Twitter shares rose the most in five weeks on an endorsement from Citron Research and renewed speculation the social-media company may be an acquisition target.

#sorrytwitter as US backtracks on Twitter archive

2017-12-28 07:37

The US Library of Congress has scaled back plans to archive every message ever sent on Twitter, sparking debate on the importance of social media in historical records.

Twitter begins enforcing rules on 'hateful, abusive' content

2017-12-19 10:23

Twitter says it has begun enforcing new rules aimed at filtering out 'hateful' and 'abusive' content, including messages which promote or glorify violence.

UK must prosecute social media for illegal content, ethics panel say

2017-12-13 09:57

UK Prime Minister Theresa May should legislate to prosecute or fine social media companies if they fail to remove illegal content, according to an ethics panel.

Obama and chicken nuggets took the top spots on Twitter in 2017

2017-12-06 11:45

What do a former U.S. president, LeBron James and a guy who really, really likes chicken nuggets have in common?

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