social media

Nobody wants to buy Twitter

Twitter has always been recognized as one of the pioneers of social media, but its woes have stretched into another week as Salesforce drops out of the acquisition race.

UK launches online speechcrime crusade

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has released guidance which has set out the range of offences for which social media users could face prosecution.

Zuckerberg gets bored and dabbles with ecommerce

Is there anything Facebook can’t do? With Zuckerberg seemingly not busy enough curing all the worlds’ diseases by the end of the century he’s decided to take on the competitive world of ecommerce.

Surely Verizon won’t buy Twitter too

A little bird told us Twitter has been on the receiving end of several bids from some of the worlds’ largest tech companies, including the increasingly acquisitive Verizon.

Allo, is it privacy you’re looking for?

Google has launched its artificial intelligence inspired messaging app Allo, but seems to have compromised on user privacy in its desperation to compete with WhatsApp.

Twitter snaps up analytics engine

Startup social network analytics engine Backtype has been acquired by Twitter for an undisclosed sum, giving users of the micro blogging platform greater insight an accountability of their social initiatives.

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