A purr-fect union? Cats battle over Brexit on social media

Jun 23, 2016

A purr-fect union? Cats battle over Brexit on social media

The fur is flying on social media as Britons prepare to vote Thursday on whether the United Kingdom should remain in the European Union. The hashtags #CatsAgainstBrexit and #CatsForBrexit flooded Twitter this week, as pro- and anti-independence citizens tweeted feline photos and messages imploring ...

Big in Japan? Faux Trump ad video goes viral

Jun 18, 2016

Big in Japan? Faux Trump ad video goes viral

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Donald Trump is tangling with Japan again. This time, the only nuclear weapons involved are the ones being launched in a viral video posing as a Japanese-made commercial for the Republican U.S. presidential candidate. The satirical video, created by American YouTube personality Mike Dahlquist, ...

Twitter the focus of chatter after Microsoft buys LinkedIn

Jun 15, 2016

Twitter the focus of chatter after Microsoft buys LinkedIn

After the mega-deal for LinkedIn, Twitter’s future has come into focus as the industry ponders the outlook for social networks. Microsoft’s $26 billion acquisition of LinkedIn announced Monday, the biggest-ever deal for a social media company, sent Twitter shares surging nearly 10 percent over ...

French IS killer's Facebook broadcast underscores live video challenges

Jun 15, 2016

French IS killer's Facebook broadcast underscores live video challenges

After Larossi Abballa killed a French police commander and the commander’s partner on Tuesday, he took to Facebook Live to encourage viewers in a 12-minute video to follow his example: Kill prison staff, police officials, journalists, lawmakers. The incident underscores the immense challenges companies ...

Dozens in Russia imprisoned for social media likes, reposts

Jun 7, 2016

Dozens in Russia imprisoned for social media likes, reposts

Anastasia Bubeyeva shows a screenshot on her computer of a picture of a toothpaste tube with the words: “Squeeze Russia out of yourself!” For sharing this picture on a social media site with his 12 friends, her husband was sentenced this month to more ...

Mobile message app Line eyes listing on TSE in July

Jun 1, 2016

Mobile message app Line eyes listing on TSE in July

Mobile messaging service provider Line Corp. will likely make its debut on the Tokyo Stock Exchange in July, with the bourse set to soon approve the listing, sources said Wednesday. Line is expected to have a market capitalization of around ¥600 billion when it ...