There’s an ongoing argument in the technology world about whether tablets and smartphones are more focused on consumption than creativity.
“The other day, I got an alert saying our Wheels on the Bus compilation was 63rd on YouTube’s all-time chart. I had a look, and number 64 was the theme tune from Frozen.”
It’s almost impossible to imagine a world before Twitter, a world pre-2006. A world in which MySpace was still a thing, and in which the selfie was in preschool. But exist it did.
You are travelling by plane to see your newborn grandchild. As you board the aircraft, the cabin crew address you by name and congratulate you on the arrival of a bouncing baby boy. On your seat, you find a gift-wrapped blue rattle with a note from the airline.
Twitter could be an important tool for political parties to persuade young voters ahead of the general election, research from the social media site suggests.
LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter are megaphones for building your personal brand, helping you make powerful connections in seconds.
Despite being blocked by Twitter from accessing its social graph, the founder of live-streaming service Meerkat, Ben Rubin, says he has no hard feelings towards the social network, and plans to forge ahead with or without them, calling the lockdown “just a speed bump”.
Alibaba is investing $200m in Snapchat, propelling the notional value of the photo-messaging app to a stellar $15bn (£10bn).
In 2015, Sean Percival is a partner at Silicon Valley seed accelerator 500 Startups, but from 2009 to 2011, he was working at MySpace as its vice president of online marketing – just as the social network lost its crown to Facebook.
There was some good news for tech entrepreneur Jack Dorsey on Wednesday, for a change: Square, the payment company he founded, reported robust growth, with total revenue up by nearly half to $374m.
Facebook doesn’t often give the impression of being scared of anything, but it looks like the social network is a bit concerned about the potential for competition from Snapchat and Telegram.