Call it the unicorn problem: beautiful, alluring, magical, and totally non-existent. Social commerce, according to the latest Monetate e-commerce report, is almost as elusive.
Twitter launched its two-factor authentication security product today, which will take the form of text message codes. The move comes after a number of publications were hacked, resulting, in one case, in a reaction from Wall Street.
The developer of pull-to-refresh was so concerned about how Twitter would use his patent that he asked Twitter to agree with him -- as part of the terms of the sale of his company -- that it would never use the patent offensively.
The Dot raised over $100,000 on Kickstarter and is now in full force changing the way you see the world…one video camera at a time. And VentureBeat is going to help you get it at the low price of only $27.99!
You'd think Twitter cofounder and Square CEO Jack Dorsey would be a whiz at social media. But his posts to Twitter's young video-sharing service Vine are a mix of weirdly creepy and just-plain-boring clips.
For the second time in the last month, Yahoo is making some changes to its newsfeed that will presumably attempt to boost interest and improve the overall experience of reading the news.
In a blog post today, Biz Stone announced closing a funding round led by Spark Capital with participation from SV Angel. An elite group of individual investors also contributed, including Jack Dorsey, Bono, Reid Hoffman, Steven Johnson, Evan Williams, Al Gore, Greg Yaitanes, and Roya Mahboob.
Editor's Pick Over the last few years media companies and brands have turned to Mass Relevance's social curating platform for plenty of projects, and now the startup said it's hitting some big milestones.
Students at Humboldt State University in California individually reviewed 150,000 geocoded tweets containing racist, homophobic, or otherwise offensive terms to build a "hate map" indicating where people in the U.S. are most bigoted.
Twitter has acquired data visualization startup Lucky Sort, possibly to bolster its ad sales and reporting tools.
The startup was working on simple ways of scaling code beyond single machines. Using the Ubalo infrastructure, developers could write code for multiple machines with no additional overhead.
Twitter is losing its legal director Nicole Wong to the White House in the name of privacy. President Obama has tapped her as his newest Chief Privacy Officer.
"We may be witnessing the rise of Twitter's recently acquired Vine," Compete.com's Conor O'Mahony said.
If you're looking for high volumes of users, mobile ad networks can deliver them.
Facebook fans are the holy grail of small business, according to a recent study by Staples.
Twitter updated its iOS and Android apps today so you can see more trends in more places. The company also improved video playback on Vine.
Twitter sent out a letter to publications today warning them that more attacks will come in the future and to start preparing now.
You can't access Facebook in China. Twitter is unheard of. And Google … well, Google has left China, and China isn't exactly writing a Taylor Swift ex-boyfriend song about the world's largest search engine.
After only being available to select businesses for about a year, Twitter Ads is now available to almost all U.S. companies that want to use it.
Twitter is finally talking to one developer who created an advertising app he said should be shut down by the social network.