Posts tagged “Social Media”

November 8, 2013

Premium Lock Dazzling Twitter debut sends stock soaring 73%

By the closing bell, the social network that reinvented global communication in 140-character bursts was valued at $31 billion -- nearly as much as Yahoo Inc., an Internet icon from another era, and just below Kraft Foods, the grocery conglomerate founded more than a century ago.

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November 7, 2013

Premium Lock Twitter vies to open door for consumer-web companies' IPO plans

In the 18 months since Facebook's IPO, only three U.S. consumer-Web companies have held IPOs, with other startups such as Airbnb Inc. and Evernote Corp. putting off share sales. Twitter could accelerate the current momentum -- or kill it.

Twitter soaring in mobile ads. Twitter soaring in mobile ads.

November 5, 2013

Premium Lock Challenges abound for Twitter heading into IPO

As Twitter prepares to complete its initial public offering of stock this week, the San Francisco company's history of losses totaling nearly $500 million is raising questions about its ability to turn a cultural phenomenon into a sustainable business.

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November 4, 2013

Premium Lock Twitter boosts IPO target to $23-$25 per share

In a reflection of the demand for Twitter's stock, the 7-year-old short messaging service on Monday boosted the price range for the IPO to $23 and $25 per share. The San Francisco company had set a range of $17 to $20 per share before Twitter executives began pitching investors interested in the IPO in a series of meetings that began last week.

Twitter soaring in mobile ads. Twitter soaring in mobile ads.

November 4, 2013

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From its launch 11 years ago, Local Tech Wire as it was known then has offered a daily email blast. Adding a news feed on Twitter brought on more readers. We've recently added a PM email blast, too. With Facebook, readers have a new channel to follow our news.

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October 30, 2013

Premium Lock Mobile ads drive Facebook earnings

Facebook  Facebook's stock is soaring after the company reported a 60 percent revenue increase in the third quarter thanks to mobile advertising growth. The numbers beat Wall Street's expectations for the second quarter in a row.

October 30, 2013

Premium Lock Google Plus adds more tools to edit photos, video

Google+ Most of the 18 new features unveiled Tuesday rely on technology designed to identify the photos and videos that are likely to be the most important to the individual users of Plus. Google Inc. launched the service two years ago as an alternative to Facebook's pace-setting social network.

October 29, 2013

Premium Lock High-tech lobbying leads to bills for NSA spying changes

A lobbying push by Apple, Facebook and other companies has won bipartisan support for legislation to let them say how they handle sensitive requests for surveillance data from the National Security Agency.

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October 28, 2013

Premium Lock Visit WRALTechWire at Facebook - We hope you will like us

From its launch 11 years ago, Local Tech Wire as it was known then has offered a daily email blast. Adding a news feed on Twitter brought on more readers. We've recently added a PM email blast, too. With Facebook, readers have a new channel to follow our news.

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October 25, 2013

Premium Lock Twitter seeks $1.4B in biggest web IPO since Facebook

Twitter soaring in mobile ads. Twitter plans to sell 70 million shares at $17 to $20 each in the offering, according to a regulatory filing Thursday. That would value the company at $10.9 billion at the top end of the range, cheaper than Facebook and LinkedIn, based on the 544.7 million common shares outstanding after the IPO. The IPO is set to price Nov. 6, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

October 23, 2013

Premium Lock Facebook tightens rules on violent content, offers media companies new tools

Facebook  Facebook is tightening restrictions on graphic content, altering its rules after a recent video on the site of a beheading incited an uproar. In other news, Facebook also is wooing media companies to post more stories.

October 21, 2013

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From its launch 11 years ago, Local Tech Wire as it was known then has offered a daily email blast. Adding a news feed on Twitter brought on more readers. We've recently added a PM email blast, too. With Facebook, readers have a new channel to follow our news.

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October 17, 2013

Premium Lock Facebook loosens rules to let teens share their content publicly

While users aged 13 to 17 previously could only share posts as widely as "friends of friends," they now can make a message or photo available to anyone on the service or across the web, the company said in a post yesterday. At the same time, Facebook will make "friends" the first option for teens sharing items when they join the site, more restrictive than the previous "friends of friends" preset alternative.

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October 16, 2013

Premium Lock Twitter heads toward IPO with big boost from torrid growth

Twitter soaring in mobile ads. The San Francisco-based company said in a filing Tuesday that its revenue was $168.6 million in the period, up from $82.3 million a year ago. Its net loss expanded to $64.6 million from $21.6 million. Twitter also said it will list its shares on the New York Stock Exchange.

October 14, 2013

Premium Lock 'What's Next for Women in Business' forum includes Vivek Wadhwa

Vivek Wadhwa Vivek Wadhwa, a contributing columnist to WRALTechWire, will join two female executives and columnists to discuss what's next for women in business in a "live" online forum Monday afternoon.

October 14, 2013

Premium Lock Google changes terms of service for use pf your name, photo and product reviews

Google+ Google is expanding its use of profile names and photos in advertisements, stepping up competition with Facebook in social marketing. But in order to do so, the Internet giant is changing its terms of service.

October 14, 2013

Premium Lock We want you to 'like' WRALTechWire: Visit us at Facebook

From its launch 11 years ago, Local Tech Wire as it was known then has offered a daily email blast. Adding a news feed on Twitter brought on more readers. We've recently added a PM email blast, too. With Facebook, readers have a new channel to follow our news.

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October 10, 2013

Premium Lock Vivek Wadhwa: Twitter's lack of diversity reflects Silicon Valley's 'boys' club' culture

Opinion: Vivek Wadhwa, a former triangle entrepreneur and an academic at Duke as well as several other universities, calls out Twitter CEO Dick Costoloo about the lack of female representation in the company's senior management and board. Costello has reacted strongly to Wadhwa's remarks, calling him the "Carrot Top" of academia. Wadhwa has demanded an apology.

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October 7, 2013

Premium Lock Tweet this: Twitter's valuation seen as exceeding $20B after IPO

Twitter      Twitter's user growth is slowing and it shows no sign of turning a profit. Some fund managers say that's not going to stop the microblogging service's $12.8 billion valuation from treading higher. Much higher.

October 7, 2013

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From its launch 11 years ago, Local Tech Wire as it was known then has offered a daily email blast. Adding a news feed on Twitter brought on more readers. We've recently added a PM email blast, too. With Facebook, readers have a new channel to follow our news.

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