Social Media

Say hello to Twitter's Persicope

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Twitter's brand new mobile live streaming app highlights the limits of sharing our lives really are unfathomable.

Facebook gives Messenger a boost

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Facebook is turning its Messenger application into a platform for e-commerce, video and more.

Australia gets its first Children's e-Safety Commissioner

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Facebook and Twitter trolls are in the firing line of the government's first Children's e-Safety Commissioner Alastair MacGibbon.

Facebook rolling out payments to friends

by AFP
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The free service to be offered "in the coming months" pits the social network in competition against the likes of Square Cash and Venmo.

Facebook clarifies its content removal policy, again

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Social media giant also releases a new round of data on government requests to remove content.

IS Twitter accounts number 46,000

by AAP
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Islamic State has about 2000 "hyperactive" supporters on Twitter out of about 46,000 accounts linked to the extremist network, a new study says.

Attractive but not competitive: Can the lucky country stay lucky?

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With the global economy in flux, some say the failure of Australian businesses to invest in innovation and build international brands just might prove to be an advantage.

Pinterest now worth $14bn

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Latest funding round from social media start-up delivers rich valuation.

Facebook buys social shopping app TheFind

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App that crawls the internet to offer consumers a personalised shopping experience based on their social profile and the way they shop.

Tinder takes a swipe at making money

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Tinder has begun offering Tinder Plus, a premium service that is the dating app’s first effort to generate revenue.

Pinterest seeks $US11bn valuation

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Scrapbooking website in talks to raise $500 million.

Crowd Mobile well placed for expansion

by AAP
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Crowd-sourced "micro-job" workforce provider sees plenty of room for growth in overseas markets.

Bitcoin firm cops ASIC warning

by AAP
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Bitcoin Group ordered to stop seeking support on social media for a potential share market listing.

Facebook to allow users to choose digital heirs

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You can finally decide what happens to your Facebook account when you die.

Twitter to connect video stars with advertisers

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Twitter is becoming a social-media talent agency of sorts by acquiring New York start-up Niche.

Remaking the engines of the internet

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Facebook is expanding its assault by introducing its own designs for the networking equipment. The social network wants to make hardware less important.

Twitter says goverment data queries rising

by AFP
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Messaging service highlights 40 per cent jump in government request for user data in late 2014, with sharp rises coming from Turkey and Russia.

Google buys smartphone photo handling app

by AAP
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Internet giant beefs up picture-handling capabilities to give Google+ a push.

From Morse Code to electronic graffiti: Tackling the information epidemic

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We are drowning in a torrent of data, much of it of dubious provenance, which is being sold as information.

LinkedIn posts strong Q4 growth

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Revenue gains across all segments as the social network for professionals continues to expand internationally.

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