Social Media

Snapchat valued at $US10 billion

Messaging service on track to become the next gold-plated private tech start-up despite virtually no revenue.

Instagram flicks switch on time-lapse videos

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Facebook-owned photo-sharing service launches Hyperlapse app for capturing time-lapse videos but Android users miss out for now.

Amazon bets big on Twitch

Online retail giant is splashing almost a billion dollars to secure its seat in the video-streaming merry-go-round and it could be money well spent.

Facebook to weed out click-bait

The social network tweaks it algorithm to eliminate click-bait articles from choking the newsfeeds of its users.

Twitter launches native video advertising

Micro-blogging site rolls out beta version of cost-per-view video cards to select publishers and users.

Yo: The app that's going to be bigger than Twitter

The world's dumbest app, as some have labelled it, just might have the last laugh.

'Instagram's answer to Snapchat' lands in Australia

Standalone, one-tap photo-and video-sharing app, Bolt, now available on iOS and Android.

Facebook buys cyber security start-up

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Social network snaps up PrivateCore to boost its perimeter.

How to stop Facebook stalking you with ads

Facebook's 9000-word Privacy Policy is a detailed reminder that the social network isn't really free – it's an exchange, and you need to know what you're trading.

Australian Twitter accounts hit 2.8 million

The first detailed study on just how connected Australians are to Twitter has shown that the social media platform is making steady inroad into the country.

LinkedIn's hiring business seen key to growth

Corporate networking site's revenue and profit forecast smashes expectations.

Facebook's disruptive push

Eureka Report's Managing Editor, James Kirby, discusses how Facebook is at the forefront of the investment theme of our time – disruption.

Goldman group set to buy message system as alternative to Bloomberg - sources

Instant messaging start-up Perzo Inc's open source application an attractive target for Wall Street firms.

‘Freedom the loser’ in Coalition's plan to police internet bullying

Institute of Public Affairs says the plan is “entirely counter to the government’s ‘freedom agenda’ ”.

The Stackla secret to social success

Social media aggregator Stackla isn't even a household name in Australia but that hasn't stopped global brands from Manchester United to Myer from jumping on board.

Aussie social platform bags former Twitter exec

Former head of tech, telco and mobile at Twitter, Sara Axelrod, appointed COO of Local Measure.

OkCupid admits to using customers as guinea pigs

US matchmaking website intentionally mismatched users to test its technology.

Facebook now valued more than AT&T, Coke

With a market value of $US190 billion the social network is leaving bellwethers in the dust.

Sony invests in image sensor production amid 'selfie' boom

Japanese giant courts handset makers to get more orders for front-facing camera sensors, used to take selfies.