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Twitter acquires Periscope for slightly less than a $100 million

Twitter acquires Periscope for slightly less than a $100 million

According to people familiar with the deal, Twitter has acquired the yet-to-launch live-streaming application, Periscope which is still under its beta testing. All of this was done in the most discreet fashion ever. Periscope is not the first pre-launch startup Twitter has taken over. In 2012 Twitter acquired another pre-launch start up, Vine, when Jack […]

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Twitter acquires TwitPic’s domain and photo archive to keep it alive

TwitPic, a photo and video sharing service announced that it is getting acquired by Twitter. The deal will give Twitter ownership of its expansive photo archives and the TwitPic domain which was set to shut down on Saturday. TwitPic added that the deal meant that the users will continue to have access to their photos […]

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Amazon’s #AmazonWishList lets customers shop from the comfort of their Twitter account

Earlier in May, Amazon announced integration with Twitter to introduce a new #AmazonCart hashtag system, one which would instantly add a purchasable item from user’s Twitter feed into their shopping cart on Amazon. On Wednesday, the company expanded its Twitter functionality by introducing a new hashtag for shoppers, #AmazonWishList which will post a tweeted product to the users […]

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Twitter Testing “Buy” Button On Tweets For Instant Purchases By Its Users

The popular micro-blogging service Twitter is preparing to roll out a Buy button that lets some of its users purchase music and other merchandise without leaving the app. The stimulus here is to make shopping through mobile devices less cumbersome, and to provide Twitter users with deals they won’t find anywhere else. This in turn […]

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo

Users disappointed with Twitter experiment showing ‘Favourite’ tweets in the timeline

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 Report Shows Sharp Rise In Government Requests For User Data

Twitter Report Shows Sharp Rise In Government Requests For User Data

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 […]

Bonzo Me pays users up to 80 percent of the earnings it receives from revenues of user generated posts.

Social media’s changing trend, users get paid for profitable posts

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 […]

Chief Operating Office at Twitter, Ali Rowghani, efforts seems to urge its latest bid at buying the audio site.

Twitter-SoundCloud: A Deal worth Billions?

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 Signs First Ever Mobile Ad Exchange Deal Worth $230 Million With Omnicom

Twitter Signs First Ever Mobile Ad Exchange Deal Worth $230 Million With Omnicom

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 […]

Google Replaces Apple as World’s ‘Most Valuable Brand’ of 2014

Google Replaces Apple as World’s ‘Most Valuable Brand’ of 2014

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 […]

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Apple won’t be among the top three companies by 2020

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 […]

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Twitter Inc. revealed a net loss of $511.5M at Q4’13

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 […]

Jack Dorsey, founder of Twitter

Twitter turns magical 7 years old

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!

Rupert Murdoch

3 Insightful Lessons to Learn From Rupert Murdoch Joining Twitter

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

Mark Zuckerberg

More News Emerges about Facebook Going Public

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.

LinkedIn founder Reid Hofmann_LinkedIn IPO at $45 per share

LinkedIn’s Debut at $45/Share Sets Stage for other Social Media IPOs

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 […]

Facebook loses Face in trying to Get Dirty with Google

Facebook loses Face in trying to Get Dirty with Google

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 […]

Facebook super-keen to enter China: Potential partners Baidu, Sina Corp, China Mobile…

Facebook super-keen to enter China: Talks on with potential partners

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? […]

Is Yahoo getting Google(d)?

Is Yahoo getting Google(d)?

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 […]