It’s been seven years since Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey sent his first tweet (back when it was called Twttr).
Twitter announced new self-service ad tools today with much finer-grained targeting controls that will allow small advertisers to craft ad campaigns to exactly the audience they want.
Square CEO and Twitter cofounder Jack Dorsey is already an incredibly successful businessman. But he has even more ambitions including that he wants to be mayor of New York City one day.
Shortly after the newest Pope stood on the balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica, the Catholic Church tweeted out his arrival.
With this update of Twitter’s own making, tweets which look interesting and sensible on Twitter.com will look completely stupid and odd (see Twitter’s own embedded tweet) on any other platform.
The standalone iPhone app is built on technology Twitter acquired last year when it bought We Are Hunted, a music discover platform, apparently.
The recent hack on Facebook was traced back to one infected website called iPhoneDevSDK.com, but now it seems there may have been up to three infected websites involved.
Mass Relevance, a startup that brings calm to a crazy sea of social activity, is rolling out a new ‘Digital Mosaic’ product today at SXSW that essentially builds an image using tweets, Facebook updates, photos, and even Vine videos.
Guest Post Knowing where to start can be the biggest challenge. What services should my API offer? Can it generate revenue? What will motivate developers to use my API? Read on for best practices from the giants.
Editor’s Pick Automattic, the company behind Wordpress.com and its 3.6 billion monthly pageviews, is testing a new native advertising monetization option with its massive blogging community: promoted posts.
Guest Post Folks, Twitter marketing just got serious.
With 74 million daily posts, Tumblr is a big haystack to get lost in. Which is why the company is planning to monetize its mobile product the new old-fashioned way: pay-per-view. You pay, that is, and others view.
How is your company doing in social? Are you engaging customers, fans, and potential customers? And are you doing it better than your competitors?
One of the many undying questions from web publishers, marketers, and regular web users is “what makes something go viral?” which, coincidentally, is also something Microsoft is working on.
Twitter is discontinuing versions of its TweetDeck client for Android, iPhone/iPad, and Adobe Air.
In a strange social media move, the Vatican has deleted all of the tweets sent from Pope Benedict XVI’s @Pontifex account.
Editor’s Pick Here’s the brief tech companies filed with the Supreme Court — and the exact reason these business say they do support same-sex marriage.
Earlier this month, founder Dalton Caldwell told me that people won’t adopt a new social network just because it’s good for them — it needed to be “truly better.” That’s probably true — but free is also good.
The Oscars are here, and guaranteed, some arty French film with subtitles that no man has voluntarily watched will win one or three. But what if Twitterati and Facebookers chose the winners?
Microsoft is the latest company targeted by a sophisticated Java-based cyberattack that focuses on mobile app developers — particularly those using Macs.
Editor’s Pick We weigh the disappointments and the triumphs of Sony’s big reveal.
A security breach at cloud-based customer support vendor Zendesk has exposed personal information including email addresses of Twitter, Pinterest, and Tumblr clients, the company said today in a blog post.
Jeep’s Twitter account recently told the world that the iconic brand had been “sold to Cadillac.” And Burger King’s account started mysteriously promoting McDonalds. Two high-profile hacks in less than a week means, apparently, that Twitter had to take some action.
Advertising on Twitter just got easier, and Twitter just took a giant leap to making more money.
Twitter and HootSuite announced a new way of selling and managing promoted tweets, promoted trends, and promoted accounts: right in HootSuite’s social media management dashboard.
Jeep’s Twitter account has been hijacked by the same jokers who hacked Burger King’s Twitter account yesterday.
With the new filters, you can set up columns to contain or exclude keywords, media types, and retweets.
The Kevin Bacons of the Internet are keeping the web tiny, according to Hungarian physicist Albert-László Barabási.
From Twitter’s perspective, I guess, once the aqui-hire is complete and you have the hires, why keep the acqui?
Editor’s Pick Sheriff asks for media to stop tweeting about the Christopher Dorner standoff in San Bernadino, Calif., concerned it may aid the suspect in harming officers.
Guest Post Starting today, cardholders can sync their American Express card to their Twitter account and provide shipping information once, and then they can tweet to make select purchases.
A tool created in a joint research project between the U.S. government and a defense contractor scrapes Foursquare, Facebook, and Twitter to predict where you’ll be next.
Ratings went down for the Grammys this year, while tweets went up. Check out the most buzzed about celebrities, styles, and events of the night.
Twitter added an extra feature to its search today, allowing anyone to find tweets older than one week.
In 2012, 2,357 private technology companies were bought for a combined total of $84 billion, according to a new report from research firm PrivCo. That’s slightly up 22 percent from 2011, but the real surprise is who is doing the acquiring.
Spark Capital plans to close its oversubscribed $425 million fourth fund in two weeks.
The update also includes overall bug fixes and a new way to view links from within the service.
Twitter-owned video sharing application Vine has raised its age rating from 12+ to 17+ following controversy surrounding pornographic clips shared widely on the service.
Contrary to what it sounds like, Twitter’s acquisition of Bluefin Labs does not signal a desire by the social network to get into the fishing business. It is, however, stepping up its game when it comes to social TV analytics.
Editor’s Pick Half a year ago, serial entrepreneur had a crazy idea: build a social network that people actually paid for. Now with App.net three times bigger than his goal, he looks back — and ahead — at what the service is, and will become.