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    1. May 18, 2015

      Nicolas Sarkozy’s bruising battle with the Twitter trolls

      Nicolas Sarkozy is embracing Twitter — for better or worse. With his 750,000 or so followers, the former French president...

    2. May 14, 2015

      BBC’s iPlayer popularity falls for first time

      The popularity of the iPlayer TV service has fallen for the first time, raising questions about the BBC’s ability to...

    3. May 13, 2015

      Facebook strikes deal with media groups

      In their quest to build profitable and more far-reaching digital audiences, publishers in the US and Europe have turned to...

    4. May 12, 2015

      Young UK web users spend one day a week online

      Younger internet users in the UK spent more than a day a week online on average last year, according to research from the...

    5. May 10, 2015

      Modi navigates social media clash ahead of China trip

      Narendra Modi, who has the third-biggest number of Twitter followers among world leaders after President Obama and Pope...

    6. May 7, 2015

      ‘Wikipedia generation’ reinvents the workplace

      If you manage a lot of millennials, the bad news is that they may not want to work for a company at all. “Going freelance...

    7. May 5, 2015

      Tweets analysed for clues to UK general election result

      Analysis of Twitter comments could provide an accurate forecast of the UK general election result, computer scientists from...

    8. May 5, 2015

      Social media: brutal month

      No soothsayer warned would-be Caesars of social media about the Ides of April. But a tip-off cannot prevent the inevitable....

    9. May 3, 2015

      Stadiums kick off digital game plan

      The sports stadium of the future faces a dilemma: its technological wizardry will be so distracting it will have to work...

    10. May 1, 2015

      Second-tier social media struggle against giants for ad revenue

      For the second tier of social media companies, this has been a painful week. LinkedIn, Twitter and Yelp, the online review...

    11. May 1, 2015

      ‘Unfriended’: a horror movie for the digital age

      Due to an unlikely set of circumstances, I went to see Unfriended — the new cyber-horror movie staged on a young woman’s...

    12. April 30, 2015

      LinkedIn joins social media losers

      LinkedIn became the third social media company in a week to lose as much as a quarter of its valuation in minutes after...

    13. April 30, 2015

      In a Blink: the most empathic companies on Twitter

      Virtually all big western companies use Twitter either for marketing or to respond to customers, and sometimes both. The...

    14. April 29, 2015

      Anonymous sharing app Secret shuts down

      Secret, an anonymous sharing app backed by Google Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Ashton Kutcher, is shutting...

    15. April 29, 2015

      Traders and investors use Twitter to get ahead of market moves

      For many traders and investors, using Twitter has become as much a daily part of their routine as watching a Bloomberg...

    16. April 29, 2015

      Parties hope their digital push will click with Britain’s voters

      Back in 1979, the Conservatives declared “Labour Isn’t Working” in an iconic poster that heralded the arrival of aggressive,...

    17. April 28, 2015

      How social media sites compare as advertising platforms

      Below is a guide to how various popular social media sites compare as platforms for advertisers and marketers. It presents...

    18. April 28, 2015

      Influential bright young stars spread the advertising message

      Consumer brands have long understood the power of a celebrity endorsement. The appearance of a much-loved film or sports...

    19. April 21, 2015

      UK advertising market grows at fastest pace for four years

      The UK advertising market last year expanded at its fastest pace since 2010, as marketers ramped up their spending across...

    20. April 14, 2015

      US labour: High stakes on low pay

      The class struggle has come to this: the leading business lobbying organisation in the US is now preparing to step up its...

    21. April 12, 2015

      Facebook turns to old-fashioned methods for advertising campaign

      Facebook made its fortunes by convincing marketers to shift their advertising budgets to the internet. But the social media...

    22. April 10, 2015

      Social media seeks to shake up art world

      A new social media platform is seeking to “democratise the gated art world”, an industry that is famously the preserve of...

    23. April 10, 2015

      Iranians temper cynicism with humour as nuclear deal promises change

      Watch out Iranian men, American husbands are coming, reads one widely circulated joke on Iranian social media after the...

    24. April 6, 2015

      Turkey lifts ban on access to Twitter and YouTube

      Turkey has unblocked access to Twitter and YouTube after the sites complied with an Istanbul court’s order to remove images...

    25. April 2, 2015

      Editor-in-chief leaves Daily Telegraph after 18 months

      Jason Seiken, the digital expert hired to shake up the Daily Telegraph, is leaving the newspaper after 18 months. Mr Seiken,...

    26. March 30, 2015

      Social media offers salve for Venezuela’s pain

      For weeks Elías Baduy ran from pharmacy to pharmacy in Caracas searching for medicine for his father, a survivor of a...

    27. March 27, 2015

      Silicon Valley: Space race

      When they are feeling flush, tech companies are overcome by the urge to put stuff up into space. During the late 90s,...

    28. March 26, 2015

      Mark Zuckerberg’s ‘family’ tag could be start of a new Facebook

      When Mark Zuckerberg took to the stage at Facebook’s F8 developer conference on Wednesday, he announced its “biggest...

    29. March 25, 2015

      Financial advisers turning to social media

      Financial advisers are increasingly tapping into the potential of LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook to reel in new clients and...

    30. March 19, 2015

      Instagram: snap-happy watch brands target young consumers

      Instagram, the global picture-sharing app, has enjoyed a remarkable rise since it launched in 2010. It now has more than...

    31. March 16, 2015

      Facebook revises rules over content banned from social network

      Facebook has modified what content is banned from the social network, expanding the list of categories that its 1.4bn users...

    32. March 13, 2015

      Chinese internet: Commerce and control

      Grumbling about China’s slow internet speeds is a national pastime, but few were expecting Li Keqiang, the prime minister,...

    33. March 12, 2015

      @Muffin man and other nursery rhymes for the times

      What with Apple watches, the internet of things, cloud computing, social media and driverless cars, it is clear we need a...

    34. March 11, 2015

      Alibaba investment values Snapchat at $15bn

      Alibaba has invested $200m in Snapchat, valuing the fast-growing social app at $15bn, according to two people familiar with...

    35. March 10, 2015

      Twitter targets China with Hong Kong office

      Twitter has opened an office in Hong Kong in an effort to lure more of China’s increasingly global companies to the social...

    36. March 5, 2015

      Wittgenstein, #TheDress and Google’s search for a bigger truth

      As the world burnt with a BuzzFeed-prompted debate over whether a dress was black and blue or white and gold, the BBC...

    37. March 4, 2015

      To attract top talent, it pays to have an authentic — and transparent — conversation

      If you are looking to recruit through social media, what should you do and which platforms are best? “Be present,” says...

    38. 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...

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