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    1. March 4, 2015

      Cloud software: cirrus, cumulus, churn

      Every niche in the software industry thinks itself very special, and measures success in its own way. Social media companies...

    2. March 1, 2015

      Rebekah Brooks set for social media return to Murdoch empire

      Rebekah Brooks, the former tabloid newspaper editor who was cleared of all charges in Britain’s phone-hacking scandal, is...

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    1. March 1, 2015

      What is worse than a blatant boast? The thirdpartybrag

      Last week Harris Wittels, the man who coined the phrase “humblebrag”, died at the unconscionable age of 30. In his memory...

    2. February 26, 2015

      News publishers will find Facebook bear hug hard to resist

      Notice to online publishers: Facebook is planning to make you an offer you cannot refuse. The social networking site has...

    3. February 26, 2015

      Eliot Higgins: the sleuth on the sofa, armed with determination and a laptop

      Eliot Higgins is sitting, slightly hunched, at a large round cafeteria table at the London headquarters of the Financial...

    4. February 25, 2015

      UK banks turn to social media to fend off digital competition

      British banks are starting to use social media sites to allow money transfers in the latest sign of traditional lenders...

    5. February 20, 2015

      Snapchat: Vanishing act

      Now you see it, now you do not. The original appeal of Snapchat, a social messaging app, was disappearing photos that vanish...

    6. February 20, 2015

      Oscar glory reaches beyond the silver screen

      Will Michael Keaton win best actor for Birdman at the 87th Academy Awards on Sunday or will it be The Theory of Everything...

    7. February 19, 2015

      Twitter goes global to attract developers

      Twitter has embarked on an international tour to woo companies and programmers to build new products for the microblogging...

    8. February 17, 2015

      Parties make it personal with tailored messages in election battle

      Ever wondered how many people in the UK share your name? A new tool on the Labour party’s website will tell you the answer...

    9. February 3, 2015

      Twitter to post paid-for tweets on Flipboard and Yahoo Japan

      Twitter has formed its first partnerships to display promoted tweets on other sites, as it tries to convince investors it...

    10. January 31, 2015

      Army revives Chindits as ‘Facebook warriors’ for smart battle

      The British Army will revive one of the most contentious special forces units of the second world war, the Chindits, as a...

    11. January 30, 2015

      A vow of silence amid Twitter’s onslaught of outrage

      Another day, another Twitter storm. Scrub that: another minute, another Twitter storm. This week at the centre of the...

    12. January 29, 2015

      Social media become battleground in Turkish press freedom fight

      Sedef Kabas was still in her nightdress when Turkish police knocked on her door about a few words that could condemn her to...

    13. January 28, 2015

      Earnings and costs rise for Facebook

      Facebook beat expectations in its fourth quarter, as its total userbase overtook the population of China and advertisers...

    14. January 28, 2015

      Social media: friend or foe?

      Brynne Herbert Not long ago I attended an event where the topic was cyber bullying. It quickly turned into a debate over the...

    15. January 28, 2015

      Chief executives spread their wings as fledgling tweeters

      When AirAsia flight QZ8501 disappeared on a trip from Surabaya to Singapore last month, the company’s chief executive, Tony...

    16. January 27, 2015

      Facebook and Google: mobile messaging

      The day you sign a client is the day you start losing one — so says Don Draper, the advertising mastermind of Mad Men. A lot...

    17. January 27, 2015

      Wickr launches encrypted Facebook feature

      Cute pictures of kittens could help privacy-conscious consumers disguise the photos they upload to Facebook with a new...

    18. January 27, 2015

      Facebook, Instagram and Tinder suffer worldwide outage

      Facebook and Instagram users could not access their accounts via desktop and mobile services for an hour yesterday morning,...

    19. January 26, 2015

      Facebook tries to get personal with video ads

      Imagine if your television knew exactly who you were, your likes and dislikes, your friends and “frenemies”. Facebook is...

    20. January 22, 2015

      Haunted by historical images in digital form

      Xavier Di Petta and Chris Wild arrived at their vocation — as digital curators of historical pictures — in very different...

    21. January 22, 2015

      How an MBA spurred a graduate to launch an contacts app

      Social networking has transformed the way many people keep in touch with old friends and family members, but has not...

    22. January 21, 2015

      Digicel deal tunes Rdio in to emerging markets

      Rdio, the US-based music streaming service, is widening its international footprint through a partnership with Digicel, the...

    23. January 15, 2015

      Rise of the armchair terrorist tracker

      On New Year’s Eve, Pieter Van Ostaeyen hung out with his brother’s family before skipping the midnight celebrations and...

    24. January 14, 2015

      Facebook: dollars at work

      Everyone knows you check Facebook at work. They all do it too. So who cares if Facebook becomes an official part of...

    25. January 12, 2015

      Obama calls for cyber security bill ahead of Centcom Twitter hacking

      President Barack Obama unveiled a new plan to boost cyber security on Monday just as hackers claiming to be Islamist...

    26. January 12, 2015

      US military Twitter account hacked

      Social media accounts run by Central Command, the US military command covering the Middle East, have been hacked by a group...

    27. January 6, 2015

      Advertisers ride wave of social media influencers

      American teenager Brent Rivera spent the holiday season posting six-second videos online of himself dressed as his...

    28. January 6, 2015

      End the feud between the spinners and the fourth estate

      The digital revolution will ultimately strengthen journalism, but so far public relations has managed the web far better. In...

    29. January 6, 2015

      Motherhood, pre-midlife crises and social messaging

      Hipsters, house prices and Facebook: the unholy trinity of trends that many in my demographic love to hate. Given the large...

    30. December 26, 2014

      Why conversation is enduring a very bad time

      How will 2014 be remembered? For me, it was the year of the bad conversation. Most of you reading this online probably know...

    31. December 23, 2014

      A year in a word: Ice bucket challenge

      Ice bucket challenge noun — a viral internet sensation in which people doused themselves with pails of gelid water to raise...

    32. December 22, 2014

      For a study in top-notch oratory, watch the Queen at Christmas

      How do you open a conversation with your audience? “My lords, ladies and gentlemen” is a popular opening. “Friends, Romans,...

    33. December 21, 2014

      Russia blocks Facebook protest page

      Russia has blocked a Facebook page calling for a protest in support of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, as the Kremlin...

    34. December 19, 2014

      #Words of the year

      One day in September 2002, someone posted a photograph of his mouth on an Australian online forum. He wrote: “Um, drunk at a...

    35. December 14, 2014

      Only judge a fulsome eulogy to a boss in the fullness of time

      In 1990, when I had been at the FT only a shortish time, the then editor resigned. I liked him; he had been kind to me and I...

    36. December 11, 2014

      Banks seek to end Twitter fiascos with social media guidelines

      Bankers could be trained in how to use Twitter, and have clauses about social media behaviour inserted into their employment...

    37. December 11, 2014

      UK turns into nation of online shoppers

      Britain spends more money online per head than any other developed country but the love affair with social media may be on...

    38. December 11, 2014

      Persuading Songbird investors to accept bid may be beyond Our Ken

      Build it and they will come. Few developments have fulfilled that promise better than Canary Wharf, whose control the...

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