Facebook's out to copy Twitter news feeds Facebook faced an oops when the site belatedly joined in the Ferguson coverage. Now the site's looking to compete with microblogging site Twitter.
Sep 20 2014, 11:04pm CDT
If Facebook's Secret Study Bothered You, Then Quit Now There are more than 1 billion Facebook users—I’m one of them—and the reality is that all of us are test subjects for the website’s not-so-grand experiments. ŸIs there a better way to get users to watch videos or...
Jun 30 2014, 12:56am CDT
Yahoo to Announce Own Version Of YouTube There are 62 video sharing sites worldwide at the moment, and of course the largest by far is YouTube, which now garners more than 17% of all Internet traffic. That’s why you have to wonder why a company would even...
Jun 9 2014, 3:50pm CDT
Sina plans New York IPO for Weibo microblog HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese internet company Sina Corp. plans to spin off its Twitter-like microblog service, Weibo, in a U.S. initial public offering to raise $500 million, a person with knowledge of the deal said Tuesday...
Feb 25 2014, 12:31am CST
LinkedIn gives members more room to share insights SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — LinkedIn is hoping to unleash more wisdom on its professional networking service by giving its 277 million accountholders more space to share their experiences and insights. A new feature rolling...
Feb 19 2014, 9:01am CST
Who Rules The Second Screen, Facebook Or Twitter? Twitter’s user growth in the last couple quarters may have been less than stellar, but one place the social messenging service hasn’t disappointed is its hold on television viewers. Twitter executives see the so-called...
Feb 12 2014, 2:45pm CST
The Demise Of Sina Weibo: Censorship Or Evolution? While China’s social media users are at home spending time with their families for the Spring Festival holiday, the rest of the world is busy trying to make sense of what happened to Sina Weibo. Engagement on the...
Feb 4 2014, 7:14pm CST
Facebook Tweaks News Feed Algorithm Again In a blog post, Facebook’s product manager for News Feed ranking, said that “Page admins can expect a decrease in the distribution of their text status updates, but they may see some increases in engagement and...
Jan 22 2014, 6:21am CST
Tumblr's Traffic Isn't Growing The past year has been an up-and-down affair for Yahoo, with the company and its CEO, Marissa Mayer, scoring numerous PR coups while failing to make headway in its core business of selling digital advertising. One of...
Jan 21 2014, 1:27pm CST
Sina Weibo's Censored Images Reveal Fear of China's Elite A US-based site published many pictures that were deemed as a danger to the integrity of the state and get censored on the 'China's Twitter' Sina Weibo. Some of them were ludicrously funny since the fact that they were censored was almost Orwellian in its nature.
Nov 16 2013, 6:44am CST
Twitter tweets, 'We've filed for an IPO' After hearing Mark Zuckerburg's advice to Twitter about its plans for filing for an IPO, the social microblogging service announced today that it has in fact submitted a Form S-1 to the SEC. An S-1 is a document used by...
Sep 13 2013, 1:33am CDT
Sina Launches WeMeet; A Rival to WeChat Mobile Messaging App Sina has launched its rival to WeChat. Called WeMeet (Weimi in the Chinese vernacular), it was created by a team of experts at the Hangzhou Kuyue Tech to become China's #1 mobile messaging app. It's a good answer to Twitter too.
Aug 26 2013, 11:25am CDT
China's Internet Went Down by Largest Denial-of-Service Attack China has been hit by a large scale DDOS attack on early Sunday morning that has paralyzed the parts of Internet service in the nation. It has come under siege due to this act of sabotage. Many .cn websites went offline fully or partially for many hours inculding Amazon.cn, Sina Weibo and Bank of China.
Aug 26 2013, 6:32am CDT
Facebook will Soon Ask Users Why They Hide News Feed Posts The gigantic social network, Facebook is to pay close attention to its members’ preferences as regards what they like and dislike. It will further fine-tune its News Feed Posts and introduce new ways soon to know why users hide news feed content.
Jul 24 2013, 6:27am CDT
Yahoo reportedly bids $800 million to acquire Hulu Yahoo has recently acquired social blogging platform Tumblr, but as far as the Internet giant's ambition goes, it is not resting on its laurels yet. AllThingsD is reporting that Yahoo is bidding to acquire video...
May 26 2013, 11:58pm CDT
Yahoo Revamps Flickr After Tumblr Acquisition Yahoo has already acquired Tumblr. In a record-setting deal of $1.1 billion, Marissa Mayer of Yahoo took over Tumblr and now she is looking forward to revamp Flickr by offering one terabytes of free storage space on it.
May 21 2013, 10:20am CDT
Yahoo to Buy Tumblr and Update Flickr The CEO of Yahoo, Marissa Mayer has decided to buy the social micro-blogging site known as Tumblr. She also plans on updating Flickr for her company’s sake. Both these transactions are rumored to take place in an event set for Monday.
May 18 2013, 2:42am CDT
Twitter Acquires Ubalo Micro Blogging platform Twitter has acquired Ubalo to boost its back-end performance and benefit from scalable computing.
May 10 2013, 4:43am CDT
Apple Tries to Buy Twitter Reports are coming in that Apple is in advanced talks to purchase the social networking/microblogging site Twitter for an estimated $700 million. The alleged offer amount on the table for Twitter is interesting; Apple...
May 5 2009, 6:35am CDT
Top 10 Celebrities on Twitter Our partner Digital Trends published a guide to the Top 10 Celebrities on Twitter.
Quote: "When Oprah hefted her considerable bulk into the Twitter bandwagon this week, sending the site's servers reeling with a 43...
Apr 23 2009, 5:00pm CDT
What Value does Google see in Twitter? While rumors abound that search giant Google wants to acquire Twitter (as TechCrunch broke and I4U reported here), the question remains as to what value Google actually sees in the popular micro-blogging service....
Apr 6 2009, 8:00am CDT
Facebook Fails to Purchase Twitter Apparently Facebook tried to buy the microblogging company called Twitter this week. Facebook made an offer amounting to $500 million in Facebook stock. Part of the reason that the purchase offer was turned down is that...
Nov 26 2008, 8:00am CST
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