Tag archive for ‘Twitter’
By insider On Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Twitter refuses to hand member information to police

  Twitter has refused to hand over details of members to British police almost every time they have asked for them, figures released by the microblogging firm show. Despite a series of high profile cases involving More...

By insider On Monday, January 28th, 2013

Twitter: 80% of Government User Data Requests Issued Without a Warrant

  Slightly more than 80% of government and law enforcement agency requests for Twitter user data issued in the latter half of last year came without a warrant, the company said Monday. During that period, More...

By insider On Saturday, January 26th, 2013

Twitter Is Said to Be Worth $9 Billion as BlackRock Buys Shares

  Twitter Inc. was valued at about $9 billion after early employees sold $80 million in shares to a fund managed by BlackRock Inc., three people with knowledge of the matter said. The sales were overseen by Twitter More...

By insider On Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Twitter CEO Shows Off New Way to Share Videos in Tweets

Twitter users may soon have a new way to share videos in their tweets. Dick Costolo, the CEO of Twitter, tweeted on Wednesday morning about making steak tartare, but unlike the more than 5,000 other tweets Costolo More...

By insider On Saturday, January 19th, 2013

Twitter: 100% of the Senate, 90% of the House are active on the social platform

Twitter has become a popular political tool, allowing those in power to release short statements, commentary, and interact with the common folk. In the United States, where the service was born, it has reached More...

By insider On Friday, January 18th, 2013

The Internet In 2012: 634 Million Websites, 2.4 Billion Users

The folks from uptime monitoring company Royal Pingdom have assembled a gargantuan list of various internet-related stats from 2012, and it’s a very interesting read. Though we’ve seen nearly More...

By insider On Thursday, January 17th, 2013

Twitter Opening Office in Brazil to Compete With Facebook and Google

* Social network wants to monetize organic growth * Follows in footsteps of Facebook and Amazon By Esteban Israel SAO PAULO, Jan 16  – Without even setting foot in Brazil, Twitter attracted 40 million More...

By insider On Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

Twitter UK subsidiary TweetDeck faces closure if it fails to file financial accounts (again)

TweetDeck Ltd., the Twitter-owned company behind the immensely popular social media dashboard app with the same name, risks closure in the United Kingdom after repeatedly failing to file financial accounts More...

By insider On Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

Twitter’s $1 Billion Target Helped by Turkey as IPO Nears

Turkish pop sensation Murat Boz is closing in on 2 million followers on Twitter Inc., a sign that the U.S.-based microblogging service is gaining popularity overseas as growth slows in its home market. Boz More...

By insider On Sunday, January 13th, 2013

Tina Fey Thinks Most People Are Too Boring to Use Twitter

Tina Fey doesn’t like Twitter. In fact, she thinks most Twitter users are downright boring. That’s what the comedian said in a short video, answering a question from a fan who wanted to know if More...

By insider On Thursday, January 10th, 2013

Twitter under fire in France over offensive hashtags

French government joins debate after spate of homophobic, racist and anti-semitic hashtags trended in recent months. French Twitter presence is growing steadily, with 5.5 million users. Photograph: Fred Tanneau/AFP/Getty More...