Category: Social Media

As Twitter, Square Interests Converge, CEO Dorsey Risks Conflicts

If Jack Dorsey becomes permanent CEO of both Twitter Inc and mobile payments company Square, he could struggle with conflicts of interest in the business that is key to both companies’ futures: e-commerce. Corporate governance experts and some investors have already expressed concern that Dorsey faced tough choices in his role as interim Twitter chief […]

Twitter Partners With Retailers for ‘Buy Now’ Button

Twitter Inc said on Wednesday it was partnering with US retailers to help them sell products through a “Buy Now” button in tweets, the latest move by the company to boost flagging user growth. The “Buy Now” feature, which was initially rolled out to a small percentage of US users last year, allows a customer […]

Twitter Expected to Name Jack Dorsey Permanent CEO

Twitter Inc co-founder and interim Chief Executive Jack Dorsey is expected to be named permanent CEO as early as Thursday, while keeping his job as the head of online payment service Square, technology news website Re/code reported, citing sources. The report was largely welcomed by investors, and Twitter’s stock rose briefly by as much as […]

Twitter May Expand 140-Character Limit With New Product

Twitter is finally waking up to the idea that some things just cannot be summed up in 140 characters. The micro-blogging website operator is working on a new product that will allow users to share tweets longer than 140 characters, technology website Re/code reported on Tuesday. The company’s executives are also discussing changes to how […]

Edward Snowden Makes Twitter Debut, Follows the NSA

Edward Snowden has come in from the cold – on Twitter. Snowden, the fugitive former National Security Agency contractor who leaked details about the U.S. government’s massive surveillance programs, started a Twitter account on Tuesday from exile in Russia with a simple handle – @snowden. He attracted more than 171,000 followers in about an hour […]

Facebook not working for some users

Facebook was not immediately available for comment. Facebook Inc’s social media website was inaccessible on Thursday afternoon, but it remained unclear whether the glitch affected all or some users. A message displayed on said “Sorry, something went wrong. We’re working on it and we’ll get it fixed as soon as we can.” Facebook was […]

Brief Facebook outage prompts flurry on Twitter

SAN FRANCISCO:Facebook users experienced a brief outage of the huge social network on Thursday, with many turning to Twitter to vent frustration or joke about the incident. The monitoring website Currentlydown showed Facebook offline for around 14 minutes from around 1630 GMT. The news website TechRadar pegged the outage at 22 minutes, and others gave […]