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Posts tagged “Twitter”

September 16, 2013

Premium Lock Headed for IPO, Twitter already outpacing Google, Facebook in mobile ads

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 soaring in mobile ads. Twitter soaring in mobile ads.

Updated September 12, 2013

Premium Lock Twitter files for #IPO; confidential filing made with securities regulators

Twitter is going public, telling the world about its IPO plans via a Tweet in what could be the most anticipated IPO since Facebook.

Twitter IPO Twitter IPO

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September 10, 2013

Premium Lock Twitter buys mobile ads startup MoPub

Twitter Ads Twitter Inc. agreed to acquire mobile-advertising exchange startup MoPub Inc., in a deal that adds real-time bidding to the microblogging service's ad platform.

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Updated August 30, 2013

Premium Lock Social media spending is up but showing results proves to be a tough cookie

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.

How companies view the impact of social media How companies view the impact of social media

August 28, 2013

Premium Lock Pro-Syrian hackers hit Twitter, New York Times

Twitter      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.

June 12, 2013

Premium Lock Facebook introduces hashtags #CopyingTwitter #advertising

Facebook 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.

May 23, 2013

Premium Lock Twitter beefs up account security with two-step process

Twitter      Twitter is adding a new security tool to its website, making it harder for outsiders to gain access to accounts, a month after a false posting triggered a stock-market decline.

April 25, 2013

Premium Lock Twitter reportedly bolstering security after hack of wire service account

Hackers   Twitter plans to bolster security on its site after the account of the Associated Press news service was hacked and an erroneous post triggered a stock-market decline, a source tells Bloomberg news.

April 18, 2013

Premium Lock Now playing via your Twitter account: Music

Twitter embraces music The Web-based social messaging service unveiled Thursday a mobile-music application that will let its users play and share songs from services including Apple Inc.'s iTunes.

April 18, 2013

Premium Lock Tweet this: Twitter lets advertisers cash in on keywords in posts

Twitter      Twitter is rolling out a feature that will let advertisers reach users based on keywords in their postings, expanding the tools available to marketers on the microblogging site.

Updated March 7, 2013

Premium Lock Study proves what pros have long believed: Interpret Twitter with caution

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.

Tracking Twitterverse Tracking Twitterverse

Updated March 6, 2013

Premium Lock Twitter dumping some apps to focus on mobile, web

Twitter      "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."

February 20, 2013

Premium Lock Apple hacked; sources say Eastern European gang behind attack

Cybersecurity   Apple says some of its internal systems were hacked. Sources say Apple, Facebook, Twitter and at least another 40 companies have been targeted by an Eastern European gang.

February 4, 2013

Premium Lock Tweet this: User data of 250,000 at risk after Twitter is hacked

Twitter      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.

December 21, 2012

Premium Lock Twitter bolsters its management team ahead of possible IPO

Twitter      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.

December 20, 2012

Premium Lock Tweet this! Twitter allows you to download your archive for first time

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.

Twiiter Archive Twiiter Archive

December 11, 2012

Premium Lock Twitter counterattacks Facebook's photo blocking at Instagram

Twitter      Twitter, working with Aviary, unveils a new mobile app to adjust photos and to counter Instagram's move to block images.

Updated December 6, 2012

Premium Lock Social media smackdown: Facebook's Instagram blocks Twitter photo feature

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.

Instagram was once iPhone-only Instagram was once iPhone-only

Updated December 4, 2012

Premium Lock NC State Archives now tracks government officials in social media

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."

Tracking Gov. Bev Perdue through social media Tracking Gov. Bev Perdue through social media

December 3, 2012

Premium Lock Pope draws 96,000 Twitter followers before sending a tweet

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.

The Pope's Twitter page The Pope's Twitter page

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