Twitter beat expectations – including its own – by a healthy margin on Tuesday, announcing better-than-anticipated earnings even as two more high-profile executives left amid a continuing shakeup. The company’s share price rallied 5.36% in after-hours trading.
Google has halted its pursuit of making Google+ a rival to Facebook with the search giant even admitting that the social service was a little "confusing" for users.
Twitter has begun to honour takedown requests from users complaining their jokes have been lifted wholesale and shared by others, passing them off as their own.
I’m always quick to defend the internet against charges of toxicity. It is home to so much that’s positive, but there’s no doubting it can be a despairing space.
Companies, fearing a possible backlash by customers, are increasingly taking a stand on issues from gay marriage to the Confederate flag.
Facebook and Twitter are increasingly influential sources of news for their users, according to a survey conducted by the US-based Pew Research Center.
Facebook is testing a service called “Moneypenny” that connects users of its Messenger chat app to real people for product-buying advice, according to reports.
Twitter’s shares jumped more than 8% on Tuesday after a fake online story said the company had received a $31bn takeover offer.
The mob is turning against Flash. Mozilla has blocked every version of Adobe’s Flash plugin from running within its Firefox browser, while Facebook’s head of security has called for Adobe to kill it off.
Twitter has made it easier for anyone to apply to get a verified user account - but it does not mean everyone would get a coveted blue tick mark.
Facebook has censored dozens of posts and user accounts after the death of a high-profile Kashmiri separatist militant, who was killed by the Indian army earlier this month.
A man who tweets out random facts has amassed millions of followers and now makes half a million dollars a year running the account.