Social Media

Twitter will now let you search every tweet ever sent

Social media company beefs up its search and discovery capability in its ongoing quest to make its content more relevant to users.

Facebook unbundles Group feature as app

Facebook users will be able to access Groups, also developed in house by the company, through the Facebook app for free on the website.

Facebook gives its privacy policy a makeover

Social network simplifies and shortens by two-thirds its description of how it uses data, to allay concerns that users didn’t understand its policies.

S&P gives Twitter debt 'junk' rating

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Ratings agency offers 'speculative' rating of BB- to microblogging site's latest debt issue.

Governments requesting more Facebook user data than ever

Governments across the world, including Australia, are ramping up their requests of user data from Facebook, including information like users' names and location.

IBM, Twitter forge 'Big Data' partnership

Deal designed to marry IBM’s analytics software and large consulting staff with the huge volumes of information Twitter generates about users’ action and opinions.

Stackla stacks up funding for global expansion

Australian start-up Stackla has announced a $2 million funding round that will see it embark on an aggressive push into the US and Europe.

Facebook tumbles as higher costs warning spooks investors

Social network predicts expenses could jump 75 per cent this year as Mark Zuckerberg vows to continue aggresive investment.

Facebook results top forecasts

Social media giant delivers strong third quarter result on mobile ad growth.

Twitter shares slump after unconvincing Q3 results

The messaging services' revenue engine keeps pumping but investors not sold on on its ability to recruit new users.

Twitter user growth loses momentum again

Twitter's main growth metric – the number of users logged in at least once a month – slows down.

Twitter forecast disappoints market

Microblogging site doubles revenue but fails to excite investors with forward guidance.

Beware the false promises of online anonymity

Smartphone apps offering anonymous messaging are popping up everywhere but they are mostly useless.

Twitter seeks its Google moment

Twitter launches new app development platform called Fabric, a suite of tools aimed to make it the first port of call for developers.

Australian social network prepares for ASX listing

Sydney-based 'question and answer' social network in talks with institutional investors to raise $3 to $5 million.

Snapchat vows not to be ‘creepy’ with first ads

Mobile-messaging start-up says ads will appear as an optional button alongside other “recent updates” in the app and will disappear after 24 hours.

An Australian geek's Snapchat payday

Perth's Jeremy Liew has a knack for spotting the next big thing in Silicon Valley and with his punt on Snapchat paying off, the self-described 'math geek' has his eyes set on another target.

Skype relaunches Qik as social video messaging app

The new app, named after a mobile video pioneer that Skype acquired in 2011, lets you send short video messages—42 seconds at most—back and forth to friends.

Snapchat blames photo leak on unauthorised third-party apps

Social media site's latest statement gives credence to reports that hackers have published a searchable online database of stolen Snapchat photos.

Twitter sues US govt over data request disclosures

Says the US Justice Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are violating the social media company’s First Amendment rights.