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      Zuckerberg stock plan a matter of faith

      Facebook chose the perfect moment to unveil its plan to shore up Mark Zuckerberg’s reign over the world’s largest...

    2. April 27, 2016

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      Twitter faces losing advertising dollars to its social media rivals including Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat,...

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      A whole range of jobs seen as low-skilled and which are poorly paid are increasingly i...
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      There appears to be no shortage of worries for American investors in 2016. Recent mark...
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    1. April 27, 2016

      Facebook earnings: five things investors will be watching

      Facebook will report first-quarter earnings later today, after markets have closed on the US east coast. Here are some...

    2. April 25, 2016

      Consent rules are no way to help a teenager grow up online

      Ask chief executives, academics, and politicians to talk about their children — as happened at a debate I attended a...

    3. April 22, 2016

      Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter must play by tough rules for kids

      “Can I download Snapchat, Mum?” A conversation like this will play out in households with teenage children who use the...

    4. April 15, 2016

      Twitter appoints greater China managing director

      Twitter has appointed its first managing director for greater China and pledged to expand its investment in the region,...

    5. April 14, 2016

      ‘Would like to meet’: a Tinder for business contacts who swipe

      Dressed in a suit, knitted tie and thick-rimmed glasses, Tim Webb-Jenkins swipes his iPhone screen, his eyes scanning...

    6. April 12, 2016

      Zuckerberg delivers political broadside

      Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook chief executive, warned the world against turning inwards, including building walls, blocking...

    7. April 6, 2016

      Facebook to expand livestreaming service

      Facebook is expanding its livestreaming service with the launch of a 24-hour deluge of video, as it challenges...

    8. April 6, 2016

      Great Firewall creator caught skirting China censorship system

      Fang Binxing has been credited with creating the Great Firewall, China’s massive internet censorship apparatus. Now he...

    9. April 5, 2016

      Twitter lands rights to stream 10 NFL games

      Twitter has launched a Hail Mary pass in its bid to accelerate user growth and become an online video destination.  The...

    10. April 5, 2016

      Twitter/NFL: 4th & goal

      Social networks do not come cheap. They require heavy investment in marketing, talent and technology. One crucial item...

    11. April 3, 2016

      Ten rules for composing your LinkedIn summary

      It has taken me 13 years and 414m people have got there before me, but last week I finally sat down to compose my...

    12. March 30, 2016

      How social media helps financial advisers woo clients

      Michael Kitces has more than quadrupled his annual income over the past four years — a development the financial...

    13. March 30, 2016

      Brands begin to see marketing benefits in livestreaming

      As the winds blew and the snow piled up, Southwest Airlines knew what it had to do: livestream events from its busy...

    14. March 30, 2016

      Remain campaign woos ‘Instagram generation’

      Before last year’s general election, politicians focused on chasing the votes of hard-working families. Now in the...

    15. March 29, 2016

      How Reddit has boosted Bernie Sanders’ US campaign

      It wasn’t my intention to follow the US presidential election. I can’t vote in it and taking an interest is on par with...

    16. March 27, 2016

      The internet’s age of assembly is upon us

      I was fortunate to witness the birth of the world wide web up close. Initially, there were only pages of text connected...

    17. March 24, 2016

      Going for goalzzz

      There was just a one-word caption: “goals”. Or rather “goalzzz” — but I’m reliably informed that the two are...

    18. March 24, 2016

      Microsoft pulls Twitter bot Tay after racist tweets

      Microsoft has been forced to take down an artificially intelligent “chatbot” it has set loose on Twitter after its...

    19. March 23, 2016

      Facebook and the high cost of a Beijing ‘like’

      In the first line of The Social Network, the actor playing Mark Zuckerberg tells his incredulous date that there are...

    20. March 23, 2016

      The riff: #HashtagTrademark

      Twitter did not invent the hashtag, but it certainly has popularised the practice of sticking # before a phrase. Today,...

    21. March 17, 2016

      Tencent’s WeChat dominates China’s lucrative messaging app market

      The room was sombre as Pony Ma, Tencent chairman, addressed the assembled group of engineers. It was sometime in 2010,...

    22. March 4, 2016

      Facebook faces profits hit after tax shake-up

      Facebook is expected to pay millions of pounds more in corporation tax after changing its UK tax structure as it braces...

    23. March 4, 2016

      Young and old are glad to go grey, whatever geneticists say

      Should I go grey or not? It is a quandary for me as a politicised middle-aged woman who had to beg her parents to go...

    24. March 4, 2016

      10 years on Twitter

      Around lunchtime on March 21 2006, a 29-year-old software developer called Jack Dorsey tapped out a simple message. He...

    25. March 2, 2016

      Facebook hit by German competition probe

      Germany's antitrust agency has launched proceedings against Facebook to investigate if the world's largest social...

    26. February 18, 2016

      Nextdoor: social network that is local and vocal

      When two homes a block away from my apartment in San Francisco went up in flames on Saturday night, the first I heard...

    27. February 11, 2016

      Zuckerberg clashes with Andreessen over Facebook India

      Mark Zuckerberg has clashed with Marc Andreessen, a longstanding Facebook investor and board member, over what the...

    28. February 10, 2016

      Twitter disappoints as user growth plateaus

      Twitter shares gyrated after-hours on Wednesday after user growth once again disappointed Wall Street, as chief...

    29. February 9, 2016

      UK newspapers: Rewriting the story

      Rebekah Brooks looked to have completed a staggering comeback. The former tabloid editor had not only been acquitted of...

    30. February 4, 2016

      Glassdoor takes clear aim at LinkedIn

      As a professional network, LinkedIn can feel a bit like Facebook or Google these days — the giant that utterly...

    31. February 3, 2016

      Hike app aims to disrupt data providers

      Indian chat app Hike faces an uphill battle to catch up with WhatsApp, the world’s most popular messaging service owned...

    32. January 29, 2016

      Is it time to unfriend social media?

      The Shrink A reader writes about the general obsession with social media and would like to know when it’s OK to delete...

    33. January 28, 2016

      Beware of the ‘blitzscalers’

      The race to a $1bn market capitalisation is getting faster and faster. It took the typical S&P 500 firm 20 years to...

    34. January 24, 2016

      Twitter faces management shake-up

      Twitter is facing the greatest upheaval in its top ranks since Jack Dorsey returned to lead the internet company last...

    35. January 21, 2016

      Twitter: MySpace 2.0

      Even the fire-and-forget world of social media can spark a sense of déjà vu. For a surreal couple of hours on...

    36. January 20, 2016

      From Obama to ‘troll farms’: how social media is changing politics

      Hundreds of Russians plug away at keyboards, spreading pro-Kremlin propaganda on social media sites and masterminding...

    37. January 19, 2016

      Sorry, kids, all the good usernames are gone

      After five years of receiving emails not meant for me, I finally met my digital doppelgänger in December. I was on a...

    38. January 19, 2016

      It’s #Twitterdown as site suffers global outage

      Twitter experienced a technical problem that resulted in millions of the social network’s users around the world being...

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