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    1. October 20, 2014

      The Silver Economy: Tech sector taps surge of connected boomers

      After his mother died, Stuart Arnott worried about how his elderly father would cope living on his own in Fife more than 450...

    2. October 19, 2014

      Nigerian Twitter campaign informs the world about Ebola

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    1. October 13, 2014

      FT-BC Index: Social media and mobile

      Big companies might well be relieved that the emphasis on social media is in decline. No one is still claiming that “the...

    2. October 12, 2014

      Twitter users in France can now tweet money

      Twitter users in France can now tweet money to their followers, as the messaging platform beats Facebook by enabling...

    3. October 9, 2014

      British youngsters switching from TVs to tablets

      British children are turning away from bedroom television sets and switching to watching their favourite shows on tablet...

    4. October 6, 2014

      Facebook’s bill for WhatsApp climbs to $21.8bn

      Facebook's acquisition of WhatsApp Messenger has ended up being even more expensive than it originally thought. The social...

    5. October 2, 2014

      Ad-free Ello pitches itself as the anti-Facebook and goes viral

      A new, invite-only social network dubbed the anti-Facebook because it promises it will never sell advertising is witnessing...

    6. September 30, 2014

      Snoop Dogg joins Reddit funding round

      Snoop Dogg, the hip-hop star, Silicon Valley investor Marc Andreessen and the Oscar-winning actor Jared Leto have joined a...

    7. September 30, 2014

      Covert Sainsbury 50p campaign exposed on Twitter

      J Sainsbury was the subject of criticism on social media after a covert campaign to encourage shoppers to spend an extra 50p...

    8. September 30, 2014

      Extremist groups face TV and social media ban in UK

      Extremist preachers and far right groups will be banned from using television and social media to spread their ideology...

    9. September 29, 2014

      Facebook to use its data to target advertising across web

      Facebook has started to use the vast trove of data it has collected about the 1.3bn people who use the social network to...

    10. September 23, 2014

      Lenders struggle to engage with customers

      When TSB, a UK bank, suffered a serious systems failure this year, its chief executive took to Twitter to apologise to...

    11. September 19, 2014

      Ryder Cup welcomes social media in effort to reach wider audience

      Northern Ireland’s Rory Mcllroy is a big fan of the “selfie”. Fans will recall his tweet of a picture of himself holding up...

    12. September 19, 2014

      Scotland votes No: Social media reaction

      Scotland has voted against an independent Scotland after what was a long night for the country and the union. Below is a...

    13. September 18, 2014

      Scottish referendum: social media reaction

      The day of Scotland’s referendum is finally upon us. Scots across their country will vote on whether they want to remain in...

    14. September 8, 2014

      Twitter to launch a ‘buy now’ button

      Twitter is entering ecommerce by encouraging users to make purchases on the messaging platform, in a new tactic to win over...

    15. September 8, 2014

      Scots Yes campaign takes lead in social media

      One of the factors behind the gains made by the Yes campaign is an energetic and creative push on social media. So far,...

    16. August 29, 2014

      Biz Stone: Making big money from the little bird

      Christopher Isaac “Biz” Stone, 40, co-founded Twitter in 2006 with Jack Dorsey and Evan Williams. From under 200 tweets a...

    17. August 25, 2014

      Twitter broadens European ad network

      Twitter is expanding its advertising system across Europe, more than doubling the number of countries it is available in...

    18. August 18, 2014

      Online ad group valued above $1bn in fundraising

      Allegations of fake eyeballs and robotic banditry have not damped investor appetite for digital advertising, with online ad...

    19. August 14, 2014

      Big fashion names fund shopping app

      Some of the fashion world’s biggest names are backing a fledgling New York ecommerce platform that aims to use the...

    20. August 13, 2014

      Media empire builders are fighting the wrong battles

      The day after he abruptly abandoned his $71bn pursuit of Time Warner last week, Rupert Murdoch seemed keen to remind...

    21. August 12, 2014

      Yo creators expand greeting app to compete with Twitter

      There is now more to the Yo smartphone app than the simple greeting that gave it its name. In an attempt to live up to its...

    22. August 7, 2014

      China tightens censorship on mobile messaging apps

      China tightened censorship on mobile messaging apps on Thursday with stiff rules aimed at limiting dissent, while it...

    23. July 31, 2014

      Loyal users key to Snapchat and Twitter fortunes

      What is a successful messaging app or mobile social network worth? To judge by the soaring value of Snapchat and the huge...

    24. July 31, 2014

      Naver numbers disappoint amid Line IPO talk

      Naver, South Korea’s biggest internet company by sales, disappointed the market with its second-quarter results amid...

    25. July 30, 2014

      Twitter finds love, but doubts remain

      Twitter on Tuesday ended months of being the most unloved social media stock on Wall Street in spectacular fashion, with an...

    26. July 24, 2014

      Gaza, Ukraine and antisocial media

      It was only three years ago. The arrival of the Arab Spring raised hopes for many of us that a new generation of socially...

    27. July 14, 2014

      UK boards ignore social media strategy

      Almost half the boards of the UK’s largest public companies have not discussed their social media strategies in the past 12...

    28. July 11, 2014

      SEC pulls the plug on trading of Cynk

      Cynk Technology, the mysterious, Belize-based social media company whose shares rocketed to a multibillion-dollar valuation...

    29. July 8, 2014

      From Paris’s Left Bank, tiny Qwant tries to take on Google

      In a small, dark office, off a cobbled courtyard tucked away in a quiet street of Paris’s Left Bank, Jean-Manuel Rozan is...

    30. July 2, 2014

      Sex, lies and social media: How Twitter killed the water cooler

      Soon after Jill Abramson was fired as editor at the New York Times, media reporter David Carr tweeted: “How did our...

    31. July 2, 2014

      Ex-boyfriend fined €2,000 for Facebook ‘frape’

      An Irish court has brought the first prosecution for criminal damage to a social media account, fining a man €2,000 for...

    32. July 2, 2014

      US advertisers scramble to spend on mobile

      US advertising spending on mobile devices will pass all other digital ads in two years and account for more than a quarter...

    33. July 1, 2014

      Twitter hires ex-Goldman Sachs banker Anthony Noto as CFO

      Twitter has recruited a former Goldman Sachs banker who helped take the messaging platform public to take over as chief...

    34. June 29, 2014

      Facebook hit by psychology test backlash

      Facebook has angered users after it emerged that a psychology experiment was conducted on hundreds of thousands of the...

    35. June 24, 2014

      Social media and big data come into play

      Can social media reduce the price that a retailer pays for bread? Can big data help a manufacturer reduce hundreds of...

    36. June 20, 2014

      Isis unleashes digital offensive

      As armed extremist insurgents rolled into Mosul last week, seizing control of the city from cowed Iraqi security forces,...

    37. June 19, 2014

      Facebook suffers brief outage

      Facebook, the social media site that has prided itself on almost never going down, suffered an outage for more than 15...

    38. June 12, 2014

      Facebook to tailor adverts with closer tracking of user browsing

      Facebook is deepening its ability to target adverts at its almost 1.3bn users by deploying tracking data that shows the...

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