Oct 27, 2016

Twitter to cut 9% of staff, plots new growth strategy

Twitter announced plans Thursday to cut 9 percent of its workforce as the struggling social network reaffirmed its strategy to drive growth after failing to find a buyer. “We see a significant opportunity to increase growth as we continue to improve the core service,” ...

Oct 13, 2016

Twitter locks up Melbourne Cup live-streaming deal

Twitter will live-stream Australia’s Melbourne Cup horse race next month, its first sports deal outside the United States as the company pushes to reignite growth. The social media platform has been seeking to broaden its audience by offering users live video streaming of events, ...

Oct 12, 2016

U.S. police used Facebook, Twitter data to track protesters: ACLU

U.S. police departments used location data and other user information from Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to track protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, and Baltimore, according to a report from the American Civil Liberties Union on Tuesday. Facebook, which also owns Instagram, and Twitter shut off ...

William, Kate tap Yukon telegraph to send first Morse tweet

Sep 29, 2016

William, Kate tap Yukon telegraph to send first Morse tweet

Britain’s Prince William and his wife, Kate, dusted off an old telegraph at a Yukon museum to send the first royal Twitter message in Morse code on Wednesday. The couple are on a tour of Canada’s Northwest with their two young children. In Whitehorse, ...

Trump's debate sniffs take off on social media

Sep 27, 2016

Trump's debate sniffs take off on social media

Republican White House candidate Donald Trump stole the social media spotlight during Monday night’s U.S. presidential debate on at least one count — what Twitter users branded his #Trumpsniffle. The wealthy businessman sniffed repeatedly as he faced off against Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in ...