Twitter

What will it take for Uber to change?

The New York Times’ Mike Isaac talks about his profile of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick on Too Embarrassed to Ask.<p>For two months now, Uber has been tainted by a string of controversies, ranging from charges of sexism to potential privacy violations to alleged intellectual property theft. Casual …

Uber

Obama took a veiled shot at Trump's Twitter habit during a $400,000 appearance

Former President Barack Obama was asked during a talk hosted by A&E Network on Thursday how he dealt with frustration during his time in office.<p>"For starters, by not having a Twitter account," Obama said, according to the New York Post.<p>The comment was an apparent shot at President Donald Trump, …

Donald Trump

Ed Balls is still the best argument against searching for your name on Twitter

Ed Balls is more than just a man with a funny name. He’s a walking, talking cautionary tale.<p>Six years ago to this day, the former Labour party minister tried to search for his name on Twitter. Don’t judge – we’ve all done it. Mortifyingly, Balls mixed up the search box with the one you compose …

NHS

Uber makes it easier to delete accounts, denies it’s in response to #DeleteUber campaign

Uber has announced that an update to the app rolling out over the next few weeks will make it easier for customers to delete their accounts. Previously, deleting the app did not remove your account from Uber servers, leaving your data in place …<p>A new Delete Your Account feature within the privacy …

Uber

Reddit is down, we're all doomed [Update: Back now]

<b>Update (1:36PM IST / 1:06AM PDT/4:06AM EDT/10:06AM CEST):</b> <i>Reddit seems to back online now. Phew!</i><p>The worst is upon us, internet friends: Reddit is down. On a Friday.<p>The site underwent scheduled maintenance two hours prior to the time of writing, but it’s still down as of 12:08AM PDT/3:08AM EDT/9:08AM …

Reddit

Will Twitter Replace The Photojournalist?

As the news industry has grappled with a tectonic shift in how news is consumed in the era of social media, one particularly intriguing trend is the way in which journalists themselves have integrated social content into their reporting. Sometimes this involves reporting where the tweets themselves …

Journalism

Tom Hanks and Jack Dorsey Tumble Into The Circle’s Endless Irony

During a brief break in the online broadcast, Tom Hanks leaned toward Jack Dorsey. “So, has this been good for Twitter or bad?” he asked. Hanks was …

Jack Dorsey

Top Indonesia phone company Telkomsel's website defaced

<b>The website of the largest telecoms provider in Indonesia has been defaced with an offensive post.</b><p>Visitors to Telkomsel's site on Friday morning were greeted by a profanity-laden message criticising the company.<p>The perpetrator also replaced the text that shows under Telkomsel's name and description …

Security

People say money is disappearing out of their Natwest accounts

Money is disappearing from people's Natwest bank accounts, according to customers.<p>The problems are occurring on many people's payday and just ahead …

Banking

Rapid results wrap-up: Microsoft, Amazon, Alphabet, Twitter

It's tech results season: who's doing well and who's had a bad few months?<p>Its that time of the quarter again! Results season is here and some of the …

Amazon

Google data servers begin going live in Cuba

Google has become the first foreign company to go live with a data server in Cuba. The launch should improve the speed and reliability of Google services within the country, though they won’t do anything about the extremely limited access Cubans have to the internet.<p>Dyn Research spotted the launch …

Google

Terrorism and racism top list of most discussed global issues on Twitter

Terrorism and racism are the most discussed world issues on Twitter according to a study of 173 million of tweets.<p>The research, conducted by SOAS University of London focused on how the micro-blogging site was used as a barometer for global trends and mood swings.<p>This list of world issues that the …

Terrorism

RedZone Map™ Hits #3 in First Week in London

Google Maps #1, Waze #2, RedZone Map #3<p>MIAMI & NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 28, 2017–<p>Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (NASDAQ: HMNY) and RedZone, creator of the RedZone Map™ app, announced today that, just one week into its London launch, the app has climbed to #3 on AppAnnie’s charts in the UK …

Analytics

Big Face Hundeds: United Settled With Dragging Victim-Turned-Zillionaire Dr. Dao & Twitter Ran Wild

Dr. Dao Secures Settlement Bag & Breaks TwitterYea, Dr. Dao was dragged off a plane, roughed up and humiliated in front of millions BUT he's now a …

Social Media

Twitter's @jack talks Trump, NFL and curbing abuse

In a rare Q&A, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey shares his thoughts about the president, preventing harassment and the company's future.<p>Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey thinks having US President Donald Trump tweet is beneficial, not streaming NFL games will have no significant impact and says the platform is making …

Jack Dorsey

BBC News

With this Spam I thee wed<p>An English couple have married at a Spam museum in Minnesota.<p>An English couple have married at a Spam museum in Minnesota.<p>27 Apr

'Please offer me a seat' badges launched on TfL network

<b>Badges for people with hidden health problems have been launched across the Transport for London (TfL) network, following a successful trial.</b><p>The blue "Please offer me a seat" badge, and accompanying card, were trialled by 1,200 people in September.<p>It is believed TfL is the first European transport …

London

Q&A with Jack Dorsey on Twitter's harassment problems, continued focus on live video, Trump

Jack Dorsey

A popular Twitter account is promoting an upcoming appearance by Milo Yiannopoulous, who was banned from the platform for life

A Twitter account is promoting an upcoming appearance by controversial provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos set for May.<p>The account, operating under the handle, "@DANGER0USFAGG0T," presents itself as supportive of the former Breitbart editor who was officially banned for life from Twitter in …

Censorship

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey explained why he won't ban Trump over his tweets

There's a chorus of liberal voices who argue that Twitter needs to hurry up and just ban Donald Trump already.<p>Some make the case that Trump uses the social network to incite attacks against individuals, a flagrant violation of the social network's rules.<p>Others argue the US president should be …

Jack Dorsey

How to Tweet More Than 140 Characters on Twitter With these 3 Ways

Even though Twitter excluded the usernames/handle and images and videos which took 24 characters from the tweet character count still users might not …

Social Media Marketing

Even Trump's Twitter binges aren't enough to make it worth $11bn

Twitter chief says he is proud daily usage is rising, but revenues just fell and profits are nowhere to be seen<p>As Jack Dorsey, the Twitter chief executive, said he was “proud to report” a 14% increase in daily usage of the social media service, the shares moved higher. It’s hard to understand why. …

Jack Dorsey

Twitter is growing, but its bank account isn’t

Twitter is finally showing signs of life after months — years, even — of flatlining.<p>The social media behemoth today released its quarterly report for Q1 2017, which didn’t, at first glance, look very encouraging. It still can’t seem to turn a profit. Its quarterly losses total about 7-percent. …

Social Media

Is Twitter finally finding out how to make a profit? Not quite

Twitter’s finances continue to be scrutinised by investors and the tech sector alike, but its latest earnings report shows there is a silver lining …

Jack Dorsey

Former Yahoo Interim CEO explains how Twitter can avoid his old company's fate

If Twitter wants to avoid the fate of Yahoo it will have to stop trying to be a social media company, Former Interim CEO of Yahoo Ross Levinsohn told …

Social Media

Why Twitter Banned GIF Avatars

They've been banned since 2012, and it’s maybe kinda BuzzFeed’s fault.<p>Posted on April 27, 2017, 14:38 GMT<p>I get one kind of DM-slide over and over. It’s never anyone trying to hit on me, and rarely even someone harassing or trolling me. It’s teens who do not follow me asking me how I got an animated …

GIF Animations

With a classic tweet, Marshawn Lynch confirms he’s coming to the Raiders

ALAMEDA — Marshawn Lynch may not like to do a lot of talking, but he’s got a special flare for making big announcements.Lynch did it again Wednesday …

Marshawn Lynch

The Trump Effect? Twitter Use Jumped in Last 3 Months

For months investors have been wondering when Twitter would capitalize on President Trump using the platform his main communications tool.<p>The …

Markets

Twitter gets lift from uptick in user numbers

WASHINGTON: Twitter shares surged on Wednesday (Apr 26) after its quarterly update showed improving growth in user numbers, offsetting concerns over …

Anthony Noto

Vancouver police start hilarious Twitter beef with Manitoba RCMP

The Vancouver Police Department took to Twitter this week to announce it’s hiring. They did it in a roundabout way, however, while simultaneously …

Canada