Twitter is partnering with a Singapore startup to offer access to users without data-enabled smartphones. Feature phones can access Twitter through menu-driven USSD codes.
Building a good credit standing is now possible through social networks, which means posts and friends on Facebook, Twitter and other social networks might influence your credit score.
Malicious hackers have stolen some two million passwords from major online services through browser-based malware called “Pony”.
Apple has acquired social media analytics firm Topsy for at least $200 million, signaling that Apple sees a big future in big data in the social sphere.
As Facebook is close to acquiring Android app insights startup Little Eye Labs, Twitter is also said to be interested in another Bangalore-based startup.
Baby boomers are fastest-growing Twitter demographic (and other interesting social media statistics)
Younger users are more dominant in social media, but baby boomers are currently the fastest growing demographic. With businesses taking different approaches in their social media strategy, here are a few things to keep in mind.
Twitter’s popular video-sharing app Vine is now available for Windows Phone 8.
Twitter has capitalized on investor demand in its initial public offering (IPO), raising $1.82 billion from 70 million shares sold at $26 each, amid concerns over profitability.
Intelligence communities around the world are wary of social media because of the potential for leaking information. In the U.S., however, a social network has been built especially for government agencies that need access to real-time analysis and information.
Microsoft and Twitter have renewed a deal to include tweets in Bing search results, both through the social search and on the main search.
Twitter is attempting to make its desktop and mobile interfaces more engaging. The latest update includes in-stream previews for photos and videos.
Starbucks has launched a program that lets Twitter users send gift cards to friends through Twitter. First 100,000 users get free coffee for themselves.
Twitter is gearing up for its IPO, now reportedly valued at $1.6 billion. But with Google’s own social networking efforts lagging behind that of Facebook, should the search giant acquire Twitter and merge it with Google+?
Ever since John Legere took over T-Mobile US, things started looking rosier and rosier for America’s number four wireless service provider, despite it still being kept at bay by Verizon, AT&T and Sprint as far as subscriber counts go.
Twitter is planning to kill its #Music application, after abysmal user growth and activity on the music discovery platform.
In the run up to its IPO, Twitter is exploring a few avenues for increased growth and added revenue. Tech observers believe one of Twitter’s latest efforts is launching its Direct Messaging feature as a standalone chat app.
Twitter has enabled receiving direct messages from any follower, which is viewed as a move to improve the social network as a platform used by businesses in receiving messages.
Twitter has launched the ability to schedule tweets up to one year in advance, in support of its advertisers and commercial users that might want to schedule tweets ahead in time for their promotional campaigns.
In a frenzy to secure additional revenue streams in the run up to its IPO, Twitter is reportedly expanding its platform to provide advertisers more value. This may include running ads on third-party websites.
Social media services are as prevalent as mobile devices today that practically everyone has access from anywhere and at any time. Why are TV networks and show producers are scrambling to grab user attention through social media as a new extension of the TV screen?