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Ads on smartphones and tablets will make up more than half of Twitter's ad revenue this year, according to EMarketer Inc. That puts it ahead of Facebook, which generated 41 percent of its ad revenue from mobile promotions in the latest quarter. Google, the largest search engine, is estimated to get slightly less than one quarter of its revenue this year from mobile ads, EMarketer said.
Twitter is going public, telling the world about its IPO plans via a Tweet in what could be the most anticipated IPO since Facebook.
Corporations wants to jump onto the social media bandwagon. But companies so far have yet to see much bang for their buck, according to a survey of marketing executives conducted by Duke University.
The Syrian Electronic Army, which backs the country's president, Bashar al-Assad, has also claimed responsibility for hacking the Washington Post earlier this month and the Financial Times in early May, redirecting readers to its own websites and videos.
Facebook Inc.'s more than 1 billion members will be able to use hashtags, a tool popularized on Twitter Inc. that makes it easier for social-network users to discover and share topics that are being discussed.
Analysis: A study from Pew Research finds that Twitter tweets often run counter to overall public opinion. But professionals can still find benefits in what the Twitterverse is saying.
"To continue to offer a great product that addresses your unique needs, we're going to focus our development efforts on our modern, web-based versions of TweetDeck," Twitter says. "To that end, we are discontinuing support for our older apps: TweetDeck AIR, TweetDeck for Android and TweetDeck for iPhone. They will be removed from their respective app stores in early May and will stop functioning shortly thereafter."
Social media giant Twitter is among the latest U.S. companies to report that it is among a growing list of victims of Internet security attacks, saying that hackers may have gained access to information on 250,000 of its more than 200 million active users.
Twitter names its first chief operating officer since Chief Executive Officer Dick Costolo vacated the role two years ago, as the social site bolsters its leadership team ahead of a possible initial public offering.
Twitter, the social-networking company that features 140-character status updates, is letting users download an archive of posts to make its site more alluring as competition with Facebook escalates.
Facebook's photo-sharing service Instagram is making it harder for users to display pictures on microblogging site Twitter amid increased rivalry between the social-networking websites.
The State Archives of North Carolina, working with Durham-based ArchiveSocial, has launched a searchable data base that tracks what's being said by some government officials - and what's being said about them through the state's new "Social Archive."
Pope Benedict XVI's new Twitter account is attracting a surge in followers after the Vatican announced that the pontiff will make his first post next week.