Its Twitter’s turn this time around to get its users flustered with a new experiment. The social micro-blog website has been tweaking its features for a while now and in its most recent platform experiment, Twitter has been changing the way favourite feature works. Some users are seeing a few tweets in their timelines that [...]
Twitter’s latest transparency report shows that the law enforcement and intelligence agencies are hitting the social network for information about its users than ever before, with the most requests coming from the U.S. government. According to the social network’s latest transparency report, Twitter received a total of 2,058 government requests for user information between January [...]
This month two new social networks were launched that share their profits with users for posts which go viral and attract advertisers. Instead of keeping the earnings for themselves, Bonzo Me and Bubblews provide unique ways for their users to make a buck for the material they share. The approach followed by these two new [...]
Microblogging platform Twitter Inc might soon be swamped with music than just throwback thursday pictures, liquor worshipping and office rants. Reportedly, Twitter Inc has been in talks with Berlin-based audio sharing website SoundCloud in its attempts at adding music service to its offerings, which was reported first by Financial Times. According to sources familiar with [...]
Twitter just made an entry into mobile advertising with a deal with Omnicom worth US$230m which will integrate Omnicom’s Accuen programmatic ad buying platform with Twitter’s MoPub exchange. With the two-year deal, Twitter will lock in ad rates and inventory access for Omnicom agencies and will also provide Omnicom a first look at new advertising [...]
Not so long ago, the ‘Godfather of New York Tech’, Fred Wilson predicted that Apple won’t be among the top three companies by 2020, to which Apple Executives paid no heed. Nonetheless this time it is something different. Executives in Apple Campus will be sweating in worry and fury today, for after sitting on the [...]
Last week, at TechCrunch Disrupt Conference in New York, former TechCrunch CEO Michael Arrington spoke to Wilson on the future of tech companies. Referring as the ‘Godfather of New York tech’, Fred Wilson was asked by Michael Arrington to predict the future of internet companies that will be most valuable in 2020. Wilson said that Apple [...]
On its first quarterly earnings report yesterday since Twitter Inc. went public in November 2013; the company posted chalked up revenues of $243 million up 116% year-after-year. An admirable figure than analysts had anticipated, the company also revealed a net loss of $511.5 million widened from $8.7 million. A lot of it went into doling [...]
Laugh if you want, but in many cultures, 7 is the magical number. And today, on the 21st of March, Twitter turns 7 years old and these years were indeed magical. Without a doubt, microblogging social platform Twitter has remodeled ways of contemporary communication. After the birth of Twitter, nothing was the same!
Media mogul Rupert Murdoch has been on Twitter for the past week, tweeting commentary on politics, family and work. In just 48 hours, Murdoch amassed over 45,000 followers, and currently has over 120,00o followers. Industry Leaders like Murdoch, with influence in business magazines such as ours, ought to be on Twitter too (if not already). Here are a few things industry leaders can learn about social media from moguls like Murdoch
The latest rumor buzzing in the business world is that social networking giant Facebook is working to raise $10 billion for an initial public offering, tentatively set for the second quarter of 2012. If this is true, the Facebook IPO gives the company a valuation of $100 billion, twice as big as companies like HP and 3M. Although, it’s hard at this point to monetize and to measure the assets of a social media company for the purpose of going public (hasn’t really been done before), there’s not denying that a Facebook IPO would simply be huge.
The California-based professional social networking website, LinkedIn, co-founded by Reid Hoffman and run by chief executive Jeff Weiner, is all set to make a market debut with its scheduled IPO for later today. Valued at $4.3 billion, LinkedIn will sell 7.8 million shares, and raise $352.8 million, pricing each share at $45, setting the stage [...]
In apparent efforts of wanting third parties to confirm that users were not happy about the use of their personal information from their Facebook accounts for Google’s new competing social-network Social Circles, Facebook is attracting a lot of negative attention for the manner in which they carried out this process. In what appear to be [...]
With its most recent valuation figuring at $85billion, only about two months after Goldman Sachs, on investing in the world’s no.1 social-networking company, valued it at $50billion, Facebook sure is set to become to take over the virtual world. So what’s the most obvious market for such a rapidly growing company to be exploring next? [...]
Despite the chilling winters Yahoo still faces the heat as Google rises in Popularity. The reportedly third consecutive quarter of declining page views on Yahoo sites has further led to around 2 percent decrease in the Company’s share. Moreover, this news comes the same day as Yahoo’s announcement of laying off 1 percent of its [...]
The Kids at Google Inc. have finally grown up. Eric Schmidt, Google’s current CEO will step down to welcome Larry Page as Google’s next CEO making Schmidt the executive chairman per Google’s announcement yesterday. Page will assume the title on April 4 with Sergey Brin, the other Google cofounder to keep his existing title and [...]