Viddy CEO and cofounder Brett O’Brien has been ousted from his role as head of the company after losing much of its buzz to Twitter-owned Vine and reportedly turning down an insane buyout offer from Twitter.
Super Bowl XLVII is in the books, and so is the $7.6 million brands spent for just 60 precious seconds of your time during the game. But who won?
Twitter is dead set on playing a vital role in the media industry, which is why rumors of its latest acquisition would make a lot of sense.
Twitter destroyed Facebook and Google+ during the Super Bowl in social media mentions.
If you want to affect gaming culture’s direction, Twitter is a good place to start.
Twitter admitted today that it was hacked recently, saying “the attack was not the work of amateurs, and we do not believe it was an isolated incident.”
Facebook causes Americans more stress than any other social network. But it’s also the network with the most positive effect on our moods.
Pictures are prettier, thanks to new lightboxes. And conversations are tiered, showing replies to replies. Crazy!
Twitter is acquiring developer tool Crashlytics, a crash-reporting tool for helping mobile developers debug their apps.
Vine is taking steps to curb access to porn after it attracted a lot of unwanted criticism this morning for placing a hardcore porn video at the top of every user’s feed.
Governments want more of your data, but copyright holders are getting slightly less active in requesting tweet takedowns.
Users of the popular video-sharing app Vine got a surprise this morning when a short clip of hardcore pornography was selected as an “editor’s pick” and placed at the top of every user’s feed.
A new service called Vinepeek lets you watch as people upload six-second video clips called Vines.
Several early employees of Twitter are participating in a deal to sell their stock to BlackRock group at a valuation of over $9 billion, according to a Financial Times report published today.
A French court ruled today that Twitter must identify its racist tweeters so they can be prosecuted, a decision that the social networking company is still evaluating.
Sports fans will be pleased to learn that their Twitter feeds are now more useful for catching up on game highlights and replay video clips.
I guess that’s what benefits like paying your spouse for 10 years after your death will do for you.
Twitter is opening up a new office in Brazil, one of the social network’s largest markets behind the U.S.
Photographer Daniel Morel took riveting photos of the devastation caused by the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti. So riveting that the Agence France-Presse took them off Twitter and actually uploaded them to Getty Images.
Facebook announced its new graph search today. And everything in local marketing is going to change, again.
In yet another example of how Twitter is positioning itself as media/entertainment platform, the social network released a report today showcasing the tweeting habits of people while watching television in the UK.
Twitter has just upgraded the machinery behind its search, this time with added real-time human computation!
I guess we’re just not as advanced as we think we are. Or, the more things change, the more they stay the same.
The Associated Press is running a sponsored tweets campaign. But the news company is not paying Twitter any money, and the sponsored tweets are not the kind of sponsored tweets that we’re used to.
After studying the secondary markets, one analyst firm says Twitter is now worth as much as $11 billion or more. It also suspects the company may soon test the IPO waters, if the markets improve.
The things these aging apps will do to keep our interest… Here’s who went under the knife in 2012 — and whether it worked.
Editor’s Pick Instagram v. Twitter! Yahoo v. Google! Can’t we all just get along? No. No, we cannot. Besides, it’s more amusing this way.
Guest Post Social media is rapidly evolving into a data-centric and performance-driven marketing discipline. Here’s what you need to do to succeed in 2013.
After a family photo is tweeted, one Zuckerberg learns that Facebook’s privacy settings aren’t always clear.
In 2012, the promise of the social election finally came to fruition. From gaffes and memes to true triumphs, here are Washington’s top 10 tech moments.
With outlandish lawsuits, a botched IPO, and a detailed social record of historic world events, 2012 will be remembered as a year of extreme highs and lows in social media. Here are the top 10 social stories that defined the year.
After a hacker published around 300,000 Verizon customers’ information, the telecommunications company is saying there was no hack.
What’s the best new open-source project of them all? GitHub’s got about 10 good guesses on that subject.
Guest Post As brands like Starbucks and Honda showed this year, marketers can use social networks for more than just sending messages to customers.
If you don’t like the way social networks try to own your data, but you’re not willing to sign off completely, there is a third way. Here’s how to regain control of your own stuff without giving up Twitter and Facebook.
Twitter shook up the top brass a little today, transitioning current Chief Financial Officer Ali Rowghani to the top operating role and naming former Zynga treasurer Mike Gupta as the company’s new CFO.
in with the smart and out with the stupid — Twitter search, that is.
Twitter temporarily took down YourAnonNews, a popular account belonging to hacktivist group Anonymous.
Wonder what your first tweet was? Now, you can finally find out.
Twitter’s nest of users has passed 200 million, and the social network is showing no signs of slowing down.