Social Media

Instagram hits 300 million users

Instagram appears to have inherited the growth gene from parent Facebook.

Zuckerberg on charm offensive with Chinese regulator

Facebook chief advocates socialism as head of China's internet watchdog visits US multinational offices.

How illegal sharing actually helped Psy break YouTube

Gangnam style's raging successs is an interesting example of how sharing and illegal use of content can benefit the artist in the long term.

ESET to offer free malware scanner to all Facebook users

Slovakian anti-malware firm launches a free online scanner for all Facebook users.

What's next for 'Social Analytics'

Once termed a ‘fad’, social media looks like its here to stay with organisations now taking it very seriously.

Twitter toughens stance on abuse

Social platform makes it easier for users to flag abusive posts by simplifying the complaint form, especially on mobile devices.

The social network cashing in on emerging markets

Facebook has been a roaring success in developed countries, but a new social media platform is about to take developing countries by storm.

Twitter to hoover up user information from apps

Tracking is switched on by default but users can choose to opt out of having the information collected.

Facebook gets a room

Facebook has added an extra app to its growing portfolio, designed to bring people with shared interests together while staying anonymous.

Twitter CFO's DM fail

Twitter's financial chief Anthony Noto has committed the classic faux pas after publicly tweeting M&A chatter that was seemingly meant for a private direct message.

Twitter muscles into e-commerce with Offers

by AP
New tool to allow advertisers to post promotions and discounts in users' Twitter feeds.

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.