Social Media

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

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

Woolworths apologises over Anzac site

by AAP
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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

by AFP
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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

by AFP
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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.

Snapchat comes clean on data requests

by AFP
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Social network's first transparency report shows hundreds of requests from US and foreign law enforcement agencies.

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.

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