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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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,...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. June 11, 2014

    The perils of courting parody in the advertising world

    During a series of interviews, three women are asked how they feel about their appearance in what appears to be one of...

  13. June 6, 2014

    Luxury jewellers collaborate with bloggers

    Many bloggers started out as passionate and unbiased lone reporters, but today some have managers and contracts and charge...

  14. June 5, 2014

    SNP scoffs at ‘patronising’ pro-unionist campaign graphic

    A new campaign by the British government urging Scots to reject independence by suggesting they could spend extra money on...

  15. June 5, 2014

    Tweeting adults boost Panini’s World Cup sticker sales

    Ed Balls, the opposition politician who might be the UK’s next chancellor of the exchequer, made an urgent plea for more...

  16. Westminster Blog

    June 5, 2014

    The government's latest social media triumph

    One of the most frequent criticisms of the campaign against Scottish independence is that it can come across as high-handed...

  17. May 27, 2014

    New role unites marketing and technology

    Fujitsu used to produce a print magazine for information technology executives, but the possibilities created by internet...

  18. May 27, 2014

    How to get ahead in social media advertising

    Social media have become an accepted part of a company’s marketing efforts. Around 70 per cent of Fortune 500 companies have...

  19. May 21, 2014

    Global brands: Social media add value and become ever more mobile

    Social media companies have spread beyond teenagers to become an integral part of the lives of billions, with brands such as...

  20. May 16, 2014

    Russian regulator threatens to block Twitter

    Russia’s internet regulator has threatened to block Twitter, in the most detailed warning on the options Moscow is...

  21. May 14, 2014

    Brazil’s boo-box aims to release blog power

    Gama, a small town in Brazil’s central scrubland, was not the most obvious place for a budding computer scientist to grow up...

  22. May 1, 2014

    Tradesports rises from Intrade’s ashes

    Just over a year after politics and events betting website Intrade shut down after falling foul of US regulators and amid...

  23. April 30, 2014

    Facebook looks to dominate mobile web

    Facebook launched a new plan to further dominate the mobile internet on Wednesday, announcing a mobile advertising network...

  24. April 27, 2014

    Social media not yet a ‘game changer’ for boosting TV viewership

    Twitter and Facebook may need to roll out a new sales pitch. The two social networks have spent the past year trumpeting a...

  25. April 24, 2014

    Facebook buys fitness-tracker app Moves

    Facebook has bought Helsinki-based fitness tracking app Moves in the next step of its strategy to create a suite of apps to...

  26. April 23, 2014

    Mobile growth boosts Facebook shares

    Facebook completed a year of trumping earnings expectations on the back of strong growth in mobile advertising, reporting...

  27. April 17, 2014

    Twitter beats Facebook to mobile advertising launch

    Twitter has unveiled its new mobile advertising network just weeks before Facebook is expected to launch its own way of...

  28. April 14, 2014

    Social media bans darken Turkey’s economic growth prospects

    After more than a decade in the US, Baris Aksoy returned to Istanbul in 2012 to set up an office for Intel Capital, the...

  29. April 10, 2014

    Better Boards: Mozilla firestorm highlights influence of social media

    Even sophisticated technologists can be overwhelmed by the growing power of social media. That much should be clear from the...

  30. April 9, 2014

    Facebook passes 100m users in India

    Facebook has surpassed 100m users in India, confirming it as the social network’s largest national market after the US and...

  31. The World

    April 3, 2014

    Cuba hummingbird hovers over US psy-ops failure

    The Associated Press has just released a fascinating piece of investigative journalism about US psy-ops in Cuba, the plan...

  32. March 28, 2014

    Jihad by social media

    In May last year, Ifthekar Jaman, a modest young Briton with Che Guevara locks and dimpled cheeks, stole away from the small...

  33. March 26, 2014

    Missives from Twitter’s mister nice guy

    Things a Little Bird Told Me: Confessions of a Creative Mind, by Biz Stone, Grand Central Publishing/ Macmillan; $26/ £16.99...

  34. March 25, 2014

    Executives tune into online chatter to analyse public’s views

    People discussing products on social media tend to be more truthful than when they are responding to customer surveys, says...

  35. March 25, 2014

    Advisers cautious about social media

    Nearly three-quarters of FT 400 advisers have profiles on networking site LinkedIn, but some top performers doubt whether...

  36. March 20, 2014

    Activists force companies out of comfort zone amid consumer shift

    Companies face surge in activism Brewers wrapped themselves in the rainbow colours of gay pride instead of the emerald green...

  37. March 19, 2014

    Should you become your boss’s Facebook friend?

    As Facebook continues to remove barriers to content created on its site, more and more companies will be able to view their...

  38. March 19, 2014

    Tencent: on a dime

    WhatsApp famously reached 450m users around the world without spending so much as a dime on marketing. Facebook bought the...

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