Social Media

Facebook debuts new live event stream

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Social network starts testing a new feature that lets users check in on live events from their couches at home.

Facebook profit down 9%

by AFP
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Social media giant tops Q2 forecasts despite profit slide as revenue surges 39%.

Twitter tops forecasts despite loss

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Social media group's Q2 revenue jumps 61%, adjusted earnings beat market expectations.

Facebook tests online stores, again

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Social network takes another stab at e-commerce.

New Reddit boss lays down the law

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Site co-founder and Ellen Pao's succesor Steve Huffman vows to ban “anything that harasses, bullies, or abuses.”

Facebook needs to lift its game

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The social network has, for better or for worse, become the centre of the internet for many and it’s not just the overload of information that makes the network so frustrating to use.

Twitter hoax a new twist on an old scam

by AP
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Fake Twitter takeover story gets pulses racing and the report may have seemed believable because of Twitter’s recent struggles.

Twitter surges on fake buyout report

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Traders push Twitter shares up 8% in response to hoax story of $US31bn takeover offer.

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

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