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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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    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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. March 17, 2014

    Time spent on digital media to overtake TV

    The amount of time UK adults spend accessing digital media is forecast to surpass hours spent watching television for the...

  12. March 17, 2014

    Morgan Stanley star analyst resigns as bank wins Alibaba IPO role

    Scott Devitt, who succeeded Morgan Stanley’s star internet analyst Mary Meeker, has resigned just as the investment bank has...

  13. March 17, 2014

    Sina / Weibo: what price free speech?

    What’s $53.78 of guesswork and hope per user among internet believers? Weibo’s filing for its planned partial spin-off from...

  14. March 14, 2014

    Companies trade focus groups for social media

    Social media is replacing the clipboard, the focus group and the pencil-chewing designer, as companies listen in on...

  15. March 10, 2014

    Standard can be dandy for debutantes such as Seplat

    Everyone knows “economy” is cattle class on an airliner and a regular cappuccino from Starbucks would only satisfy the...

  16. March 6, 2014

    Erdogan weighs Turkish ban against Facebook and YouTube

    Recep Tayyip Erdogan has suggested Turkey could ban Facebook and YouTube after elections this month, in his latest response...

  17. March 6, 2014

    Tweeting makes Hollywood small

    Hollywood has been dying since before most of us were even born. You have to go all the way back to 1950 for the classic...

  18. March 6, 2014

    If I was ... a senior executive out of work

    Lewis Maleh is founder of Bentley Lewis, an executive recruitment firm. He puts himself in the position of a business leader...

  19. February 26, 2014

    The changed art of job advertising

    There is still an art to recruitment advertising – but it is very different from the one employed just a few years ago. “In...

  20. February 25, 2014

    WhatsApp shows off California’s optimism

    Ihave just spent a week in California. As ever, it was an inspirational trip. There is something about the light, the space...

  21. February 25, 2014

    Weibo user growth slows to record low

    As China’s Twitter-like Sina Weibo microblog prepares for a New York listing, its management is racing to figure out how the...

  22. February 17, 2014

    Can online trolls be confined to caves?

    Internet trolls make the old-fashioned kind – supernatural creatures of Norse mythology who dwell in caves and under bridges...

  23. February 14, 2014

    Japan’s Rakuten to buy Viber for $900m

    Japanese ecommerce company Rakuten has agreed to buy Israeli instant messaging provider Viber for $900m, underscoring the...

  24. February 11, 2014

    Facebook looks to cut smartphone cost

    Facebook and other internet content providers are pressing mobile operators to give subscribers in some markets special...

  25. February 10, 2014

    The Blinkx affair is a Harvard whodunnit

    The newest academic paper on Ben Edelman’s website is a 61-pager called “Price Coherence and Adverse Intermediation”. It is...

  26. February 6, 2014

    Twitter’s honeymoon cut short by worries over limited scale

    Twitter’s honeymoon period as a public company ended with a bang as its shares fell almost one-fifth after releasing its...

  27. February 5, 2014

    The likes and dislikes of Facebook

    Facebook turned 10 this week. To mark this momentous birthday the Financial Times offers this timeline (what else?) of its...

  28. February 2, 2014

    LinkedIn targets growth in China

    The one major US social network not blocked in China is starting to expand its presence in the world’s most populous nation....

  29. February 2, 2014

    Twitter still playing catch-up with Facebook

    Facebook’s strong earnings last week are piling the pressure on Twitter as it prepares to report its first quarterly results...

  30. January 29, 2014

    If I was... making the case for ‘social intelligence’ in managing talent

    Nathan Sage is a social intelligence expert at PA Consulting Group and here puts himself in the position of someone having...

  31. January 22, 2014

    Putting a price on your contacts

    When Boardex started mapping the professional relationships between prominent business people, the London-based company was...

  32. January 22, 2014

    Goldman insider to cash in on Twitter fame with exposé book deal

    What is good news for more than half a million Twitter followers might make grim reading for Goldman Sachs executives as the...

  33. January 8, 2014

    Facebook taps India start-up scene with acquisition of Little Eye

    Facebook has bought Bangalore-based mobile technology company Little Eye Labs – the US company’s first acquisition in India...

  34. January 1, 2014

    You won’t believe what viral content does to news

    “News is what somebody does not want you to print. All the rest is advertising,” runs the journalists’ mantra, variously...

  35. December 18, 2013

    China’s Blue Focus buys UK social media agency

    Blue Focus, one of China’s biggest marketing services companies, has signalled its ambition to expand internationally with...

  36. December 13, 2013

    Digital news upstarts face advertising challenge

    In a routine television interview in October, the UK environment minister, Owen Paterson, was asked whether he had moved the...

  37. December 12, 2013

    Snapchat raises $50m from hedge fund Coatue

    Snapchat has raised $50m in new funding from Coatue Management, the hedge fund that has been increasing its investments in...

  38. December 11, 2013

    ‘Brand Vandals’, by Steve Earl and Stephen Waddington

    Brand Vandals: Reputation wreckers and how to build better defences, by Steve Earl and Stephen Waddington, Bloomsbury,...

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