Social Media

Netccentric shares surge on debut

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Shares in digital advertising company jump by nearly a third on listing after IPO oversubscribed.

Twitter axes private message limit

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Social network to remove the 140-character limit on the private Direct Messages sent between users.

Twitter's original sin

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Twitter has a new chief executive. This should hardly be a surprise, and yet it is because Twitter’s main problem, plainly stated, is conservatism.

Twitter CEO Costolo steps down

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Dick Costolo to be replaced on an interim basis by co-founder Jack Dorsey.

Twitter is misunderstood and that's Twitter's fault: Key investor

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Twitter cheerleader and early investor Chris Sacca says the microblogging site needs to be less intimidating and easier to use.

Snapchat raises another $US500m

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The demand to own private shares in the messaging service has become so fierce that its newest investors are willing to receive second-rate stock.

Oculus picks up Surreal Vision

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Facebook's Oculus VR has bought an eight-month old start-up developing virtual technology that allows users to mingle with the real world.

Facebook gets serious about news

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The social network's move to directly host news articles marks Silicon Valley’s latest attempt to appeal to impatient mobile consumers.

Turning the tables on the video-on-demand craze

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Live streaming isn't exactly a new concept but Twitter and Periscope look set to give it a new lease on life.

LinkedIn disappoints market with guidance

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Online networking group posts loss in Q1, projects much weaker profit than market expected.

Twitter sinks after earnings leak

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Disappointing sales delivered to market early via tweet, firm's stock slumps 18%.

Facebook adds video to Messenger

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New feature allows users to quickly upgrade conversations to video from texting within the app

Facebook's spending weighs on profits

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Social media giant reports surge in revenue, but higher costs see profit kept in check.

WhatsApp on track to hit one billion users

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WhatsApp now has more users than any other similar app, including Facebook Messenger.

Twitter tweaks direct messages

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The microblogging platform takes steps to help users connect more easily.

Woolworths apologises over Anzac site

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Grocery giant pulls the plug on Anzac commemoration website after online controversy.

LinkedIn turns its gaze to e-learning

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Professional networking site gains access to massive online libraries of video tutorials with the $US1.5 billion purchase of lynda.com.

Pincus returns to Zynga

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Struggling social gaming group brings back co-founder Mark Pincus as top executive.

Twitter replaces ‘Discover’ tool

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Social media outfit is rolling out a new feature for its mobile app that highlights trending topics.

Turkey lifts Twitter and Facebook bans

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Sites temporarily blocked over the publication of images of a Turkish prosecutor killed by leftist militants during a hostage standoff last week.

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