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Wednesday, 12 February 2014 10:05

Twitter copies Facebook in new redesign

Social media giant Twitter is working on a huge redesign of its website to make it look more like Facebook, according to fresh reports today.

Published in Strategy
Wednesday, 06 November 2013 12:23

Google offers Helpouts

Web giant Google has announced a new service that will link experts with advice-seekers via video for free or paid advice.

Published in Development
Wednesday, 30 October 2013 11:43

Twitter becomes "more visual"

Twitter has introduced sweeping changes to the way it looks today, making the service "more visual" in a bid to better compete with photo-sharing services like Instagram.

Published in Mobility
Wednesday, 30 October 2013 11:28

Google+ in surprise surge

The outlook for Google+ may not be as bad as some may think, with Google announcing a 58% jump in users in recent months.

Published in Networking
Friday, 25 October 2013 14:22

Twitter taking on the news

Twitter is taking a big leap into the world of news, and as a first step it has hired a leading digital executive with NBC News, Vivian Schiller.

Published in Strategy
Tuesday, 22 October 2013 14:42

Google to take on Internet censorship

Google has announced a number of new services in a targeted effort to protect news organisations and human rights groups from cyber effects and, more broadly, 'free expression' on the Internet.

Published in Security
Tuesday, 22 October 2013 11:13

Facebook faces major outage

Facebook has experienced one of its worst outages to date, with users unable to post status updates or comments for an extended period last night.

Published in Networking
Friday, 13 September 2013 13:23

Twitter goes public with new IPO

Twitter has announced its stock offering through a low-key tweet, marking a new phase for the world's second most popular social network.

Published in Listed Tech
Tuesday, 10 September 2013 14:48

Facebook copies Twitter, again

Facebook has continued its imitation of Twitter, announcing today a new feature for select news organisations, allowing them to broadcast insights into Facebook activity around a given event.

Published in Networking
Thursday, 05 September 2013 12:29

Twitter goes Topsy turvy

Be careful what you tweet, a San Francisco-based startup is claiming to have indexed all public Twitter posts dating back to the first tweet seven years ago.

Published in Networking
Tuesday, 27 August 2013 10:31

Yahoo! gains some IQ

Yahoo! has continued to add to its ever-growing portfolio of acquisitions, announcing today it has bought image search startup IQ engines.

Published in Deals
Monday, 26 August 2013 11:13

Instagram and Vine go offline, chaos ensues

Two of the most popular photo and video sharing services went offline simultaneously over the weekend, causing frustrated users to take to Twitter to vent their rage.

Published in Home Tech

What do you do when Facebook's security team ignores a bug you've found? Post it to Mark Zuckerberg's wall, of course.

Published in Security
Friday, 16 August 2013 10:46

Facebook testing mobile payments

Facebook is holding nothing back when it comes to mobile, reportedly testing its own payment service for mobile in-app purchases.

Published in Strategy
Thursday, 08 August 2013 14:18

Trending Topics coming to Facebook

Facebook has taken yet another leaf out of Twitter's playbook, testing one of the social media site's key features, Trending Topics.

Published in Strategy
Wednesday, 07 August 2013 15:46

OMGPOP to shut up shop

Zynga has said 'pop goes the weasal' to OMGPOP, the developers who made the once-popular social game Draw Something.

Published in Strategy
Wednesday, 07 August 2013 13:15

Facebook gives its news feed a facelift

Facebook has announced a new change to its News Feed ranking algorithm, which will now display older stories you might have missed that are getting a lot of likes and comments.

Published in Networking
Wednesday, 31 July 2013 14:36

Facebook rebound almost complete

A long 14 months after its initial launch, social media giant Facebook is set to finally pass its $38 IPO price.

Published in Market
Monday, 22 July 2013 19:24

Google adds stealth ads to Gmail

Google has long been an ad company rather than a search company, and its Gmail transformation is the latest proof of this.

Published in Strategy
Monday, 08 July 2013 16:31

Facebook's Graph Search going public

The way you use Facebook is set to change, with the social giant releasing its Graph Search feature to users this week.

Published in Development




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