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      Twitter hits fresh boulders on road to recovery

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      Say what you like about the occasional vileness of the Twittersphere, there’s something irresistible about wading...

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    1. July 14, 2016

      Social networks have to take care of live video

      The ability of anyone with a smartphone to broadcast live to the rest of the world events happening in front of them...

    2. July 8, 2016

      Shows of humility can be too much, even in Silicon Valley

      Marc Andreessen, the American venture capitalist, asked on Twitter this week: “What’s the word for when well-off people...

    3. July 8, 2016

      Facebook makes violent images a live issue

      “Oh my God, please don’t tell me he’s dead, please don’t tell me my boyfriend just went like that,” Diamond Reynolds...

    4. July 4, 2016

      Point72 mines social media to lure traders

      Steven Cohen’s comeback plan has already seen his family office restructure incentives, shuffle management and attempt...

    5. June 23, 2016

      Advertising: Facebook and Google build a duopoly

      Unsuspecting visitors to the French Riviera this week might have been surprised to discover that the advertising...

    6. June 21, 2016

      Instagram doubles userbase over two years to 500m

      Instagram has more than doubled its userbase in just two years with 500m people logging on to the app known for its...

    7. June 20, 2016

      Twitter buys ‘small and mighty’ Magic Pony

      Twitter has acquired Magic Pony, a London-based machine learning start-up, as the messaging platform tries to bolster...

    8. June 16, 2016

      Facebook pushes creatives to use ad data

      Facebook is encouarging advertising creatives to get inside the mind of the social network’s users before they even...

    9. June 16, 2016

      How a bogus business became an online sensation

      Under normal circumstances, a chief executive might be delighted to receive an email with the subject line:...

    10. June 16, 2016

      Groups tap social media to persuade the young to join in (or out)

      Inspiring young people to vote in the EU referendum is proving tough, so this week the advertising agency Adam & Eve...

    11. June 12, 2016

      How to make in-house social networks relevant for staff

      We have come to rely on social media outside work to keep in touch with friends, share information and air our views....

    12. June 8, 2016

      How to win friends online and influence people

      At a YouTube event last month, Lilly Singh, a 27-year old comedian who has risen to fame through her online videos,...

    13. June 7, 2016

      AJ Bell looks to enable trading through Facebook Messenger

      UK fund supermarket AJ Bell is looking to allow investors to trade through Facebook’s Messenger service, as it aims to...

    14. June 5, 2016

      The sham democracy of chief executives on Twitter

      In 2009 I wrote a column mocking the early efforts of executives on Twitter and urging them to cease and desist. Seven...

    15. June 3, 2016

      Belgium: Journeys to jihad

      The last time Yasmeen saw Fouad she thought she was dropping him off in the centre of Brussels for an afternoon of...

    16. June 1, 2016

      Putin has west in cross hairs with social media offensive

      Five popular Twitter accounts known for their acerbic lampoons of Russian foreign policy have become the latest victims...

    17. June 1, 2016

      Jakarta points the way for London mayor Sadiq Khan

      The election of Sadiq Khan, a practising Muslim, as mayor of London was rightly celebrated across the world. It...

    18. May 31, 2016

      Web giants sign up to EU hate speech rules

      Google, Facebook, Twitter and Microsoft have signed up to new EU rules on taking down illegal hate speech as lawmakers...

    19. May 24, 2016

      A Facebook feature could sway voting in the EU referendum

      At first I saw just one young person wearing an oversized red T-shirt with the rose symbol of the UK’s opposition...

    20. May 24, 2016

      Facebook makes changes to Trending Topics team

      Facebook has made changes to how its Trending Topics team functions, in response to accusations that it has previously...

    21. May 22, 2016

      Common problem-solving traps and how to avoid them

      Overthinking a problem, leaping to solutions and self-censoring your ideas are three common thought traps that might be...

    22. May 22, 2016

      Snap happy: Instagram rolls out red carpet for fashion brands

      The twist and twirl, the shimmer and swirl of her tasselled skirt were captured in a slow-motion video posted on...

    23. May 20, 2016

      Advertising: TV fights the future

      The advertisers who filed into Manhattan’s Carnegie Hall this week for the annual star-packed “upfront” presentation of...

    24. May 20, 2016

      Having lots of friends sounds good but it can be hard work

      Can you have too many friends? I ask because my Facebook inbox currently resembles a holding pen, with a dozen requests...

    25. May 13, 2016

      Does Facebook bend the trends that govern our news?

      You won’t read this on Facebook”, screeched the front page of the New York Post this week. The headline was not...

    26. May 13, 2016

      Facebook launches conservative censorship probe

      Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook chief executive, said the group would probe allegations that the social network has excluded...

    27. May 9, 2016

      What our digital social networks say about us

      They turn up weekly in my inbox, gnawing away at my soul. The kind words, the smiling faces, the ego-stroking...

    28. May 8, 2016

      The real cost of big tech’s accounting games

      How much did LinkedIn make over the past three years? Sounds a simple enough question doesn’t it? But it is also one...

    29. May 4, 2016

      Dropbox, Facebook and their like move into the office as popular apps go to work

      Like more than half a billion people in the world, Chris Burgess, vice-president of IT at Expedia, the online travel...

    30. April 28, 2016

      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...

    31. April 27, 2016

      Zuckerberg seeks to tighten grip as Facebook results surge

      Facebook has proposed an arrangement that will allow Mark Zuckerberg to maintain long-term control while pursuing his...

    32. April 27, 2016

      Twitter battles social media peers for brand advertising dollars

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

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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,...

    37. 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...

    38. April 12, 2016

      Zuckerberg delivers political broadside

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

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