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"Our message is really resonating [with advertisers]," Twitter CFO Ned Segal told CNBC. "Sentiment is much better, the ROI that they are seeing from their advertising on Twitter is much better based on lower cost per engagement and more ad engagement and more ad engagement, and that causes them to ...
Twitter on Wednesday reported a 21 percent year-over-year revenue gain for the first quarter of 2018, to $664.8 million. That stands as the largest sales increase for Twitter in two years, topping consensus expectations of approximately $605 million. Advertising sales hit $575 million, also a 21 percent increase year over ...

A study undertaken at Aalto University, looking at over 2.7 billion tweets made between 2009 and 2016 found that yes -- Twitter echo chambers are a very real thing when it comes to political affiliation. The study found a strong correlation in the political leanings of content users both produced and ...
NEW YORK — Twitter has remained largely outside of the crosshairs of Congress over the privacy issues that have tripped up Facebook, but it continues to face its own, unique challenges. The company is wrestling with abuse on its own platform as well as a potential accounting for disinformation ...
Twitter makes money now — last quarter, it reported profits of $61 million. So it's not a total surprise that Twitter is also starting to hire again after a few years of shrinking headcount. On the company's first-quarter earnings call Wednesday, executives said the plan is to grow Twitter's workforce by 10 percent ...
The voracious hell mouth of Twitter opened up on Wednesday and promptly swallowed whole hip hop artist, mogul, and level one RPG character Kanye West, who spent much of the day in an increasingly ill-advised tweetstorm praising and declaring his “dragon energy” brotherhood with President Donald ...

Twitter is making good on its pledge to fight the persistent problems of spam, bots, harassment and misinformation that have plagued the social platform for years. Today, in its generally positive Q1 earnings report, the company announced that changes it has made related to TweetDeck and its API — two of ...
Twitter reported its first profitable quarter as public company in February. Twitter shares jumped as much as 12% in premarket trading Wednesday following the earnings results, before settling somewhat. It's now up about 3%. After struggling for much of last year with sagging ad sales and stagnant user ...
In early February, when the company reported its first-ever quarterly profit, it started the shares on a run that was only slowed by concerns that the microscope that's been lately trained on Facebook might turn its way. Now, with the company poised to report Q1 financial results Wednesday morning, which ...
Twitter this past year has seen increasingly strong financial fundamentals as well as user metrics, and, for the first time, long-eluded profitability. Advertisers are beginning to utilize the platform more, and ad engagement, and thus billing, is beginning to increase enough to push the company into the green.
OPEC: Oil traders must now 'rigorously check' Twitter to monitor simmering feud ... Oil traders must become especially attentive to Donald Trump's Twitter feed over the coming weeks, an analyst said Monday, following the president's abrupt decision to lash out at the world's largest oil-producing nations.
Alcohol advertisers Bacardi and Pernod Ricard's Beefeater are abandoning Twitter. More than 4 in 10 (42 percent) of the top 100 major spirits and liqueur accounts on Twitter have not posted at all within the past month, according to a study from drinks specialist marketing agency YesMore Agency. Almost a ...
#Twolves #NBA #Rockets - Twitter is having some fun with this photo, so I thought I would post it on its own. pic.twitter.com/dlTumEZw6Q. — Carlos ... So I took that Harden photo and turned it into art. pic.twitter.com/NcJMZaErx4 ... Such an amazing picture of James harden pic.twitter.com/qCNpGTl4EM.
Smotrich's account was suspended for 12 hours and he was instructed to delete the tweet, but the lawmaker said he would refuse and would appeal Twitter's demand that he do so. Twitter determined that the post was abusive and could incite people to harass, terrorize or silence an individual. Smotrich ...
“The key for Twitter is just continuing to execute,” BTIG analyst Rich Greenfield told MarketWatch. “It's a story of improving the product, which leads to more users, and more opportunities for advertising.” He sees “continued evidence” that advertisers are embracing Twitter's platform, thanks especially to the ...
Former NFL kicker Jay Feely is now apologizing after he posted a controversial picture on Twitter Saturday. The photo sparking backlash online showed him holding a gun while standing next to his daughter and her boyfriend. The caption read, "Wishing my beautiful daughter and her date a great time at ...
Kanye West returned to Twitter last Friday (Apr. 13) after a nearly one year hiatus, and since then the rapper and fashion mogul has been tweeting at a rate of nearly ten tweets a day, dishing out philosophical advice about the struggle for authenticity alongside his own shameless self-promotion. After being ...

HONG KONG - It has been being jokingly referred to as "Botmageddon". But a surge in new, anonymous Twitter accounts across swathes of Southeast and East Asia has deepened fears the region is in the throes of US-style mass social media manipulation. Maya Gilliss-Chapman, a Cambodian tech ...
... on Friday evening, the third time in a matter of days that the popular microblogging site has suffered an outage. Users in the UK, France and across the United States all said they had experienced difficulties posting messages or viewing their timeline. Twitter confirmed the problem and said it had resolved ...
“In a short letter from an unnamed Twitter employee, we were told that our company 'operates using a business model that inherently conflicts with acceptable Twitter Ads business practices,'” Kaspersky wrote. “One thing I can say for sure is this: we haven't violated any written – or unwritten – rules, and our ...
The main application's Live Tile does add several shortcut options such as New Tweet, Explore, Notifications, and Direct Messages, which are available from the tile itself. We spotlighted the app last month - you can read about it here - and essentially, the Twitter PWA is more of a web wrapper compared to ...
By vetting merely the identity behind the account, and not the intent, when issuing blue check marks, Twitter inadvertently makes scams even more dangerous, he continued. Speaking to the overall cat-and-mouse game many crypto companies are having to play on Twitter, a Bitfinex representative ...
Somewhere (most likely Calabasas, California), Kanye West has been tweeting. And for the most part, Twitter users have been able to keep up enthusiastically. Ever since West's return to Twitter after his reported breakdown and subsequent hiatus, the rapper and fashion designer has been giving his ...
MKM Partners' Rob Sanderson downgraded Twitter in June 2015 shortly before the stock would be cut in half on disappointing user growth and advertising revenue. But now he is positive, upgrading the stock to buy from neutral on Friday with a note titled, "Twitter is Here to Stay and Still Has Mass Market ...
Twitter, however, is turning the other way and insisting all is normal in Southeast Asia, despite the emergence of thousands of bot-like accounts that have followed prominent users in the region en masse over the past month. Scores of reporters and Twitter users with large followers — yours truly included ...
Kaspersky Lab founder Eugene Kaspersky wrote an open letter on Friday, calling out Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey over an advertising ban on the social network. In the letter, Kaspersky revealed that Twitter banned Kaspersky Lab from advertising on its platform in February, telling the cybersecurity company ...
So the final trailer for Deadpool 2 dropped Thursday, and it seems pretty clear who the new fan favourite is going to be: Peter, played by Rob Delaney, who doesn't have any powers but just saw the X-Force ad and thought he'd apply. SEE ALSO: 'Deadpool 2' pop-up bars will let you feast on chimichangas ...
Twitter has finally gotten its wings back, and one market watcher says the good times are yet to come. Shares of the social media giant soared Tuesday after Morgan Stanley upgraded the stock to equal weight and put a $29 price target on it. The firm cited a "more compelling risk/reward" on better user ...
Chicago Tribune editorial cartoonist Scott Stantis apologized on Thursday for the purchase of 5,000 fake Twitter followers to inflate the appearance of his social media profile. The purchase was made “on his behalf” in March 2015, Chicago Tribune Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Bruce Dold wrote in a note to ...
James Milner has been welcomed to Twitter by a popular parody account which labels the footballer as dull. The Liverpool and England midfielder's first tweet after joining the social network on Thursday pictured him ironing a t-shirt. The Boring James Milner account, which often describes his chores, ...
Twitter may not have been part of the "FAANG" buzzword made up of some of the tech sector's biggest (and best-performing) names, but it at least managed to rally as hard as many of them. Twitter is up more than 31% in the three months since the calendar flipped to January -- and it's up a whopping 110% ...
Twitter's chief information security officer is leaving the company, sources familiar with the matter have told The Verge. Michael Coates, who joined the company in January 2015, is quitting to start his own company, sources said. Coates announced the move internally about three weeks ago, sources said, ...
This is What's Trending… The superhero movie Black Panther has already broken records at the box office. Now, it has broken a record on Twitter, too. The social media company says Black Panther is officially the most-tweeted-about movie ever. Twitter said this week that the film has been tweeted about ...
... we don't deserve to serve you," Zuckerberg said, reacting to the scandal involving the Trump campaign accessing the data of 50 million Facebook users through political consultancy firm Cambridge Analytica. Zuckerberg quickly became the talk of the internet, and is a top trend on Twitter at time of writing.
A Twitter spokesperson has confirmed that the company's chief information security officer Michael Coates, who joined in 2015, is leaving. As first reported by the The Verge, he announced the move internally three weeks ago and is leaving to start his own company.
A new study out of the University of Colorado has found that the majority of Twitter users don't know that researchers freely collect and analyze their tweets — even those that have been deleted — in the name of science. The study, in which CU researchers were joined by partners at the University of ...
Amnesty International has launched a #ToxicTwitter campaign to accompany a newly-released report detailing Twitter's failure to create an environment that respects women's human rights. As part of the campaign, Amnesty projected images of real abusive tweets received by women on the Twitter platform. The campaign ...
No, we're not talking about top-three shooting guard of all-time Dwyane Wade or seven-foot, superhero-looking center Hassan Whiteside. The Heat's playoff opponents will have the unlucky chore of dealing with a much more petty, cutthroat, unapologetic foe: Heat Twitter. Hashtag just the facts. Heat Twitter ...
Social media giants, Twitter, have confirmed that the Africa-themed Superhero movie, Black Panther, is the most Tweeted-about movie of all time. ... According to Twitter in a post on Tuesday, March 20, 2018; Black Panther had grossed 35 million tweets, suggesting that 'fans can't get enough of Wakanda.'.
Twitter may be the next platform to ban cryptocurrency-related ads, following the footsteps of Google and Facebook. According to Sky News, Twitter's ad ban would go into effect in two weeks. The microblogging platform will reportedly block ads from initial coin offerings (ICOs), cryptocurrency wallets, and ...
Scotland's three most prominent female politicians have backed calls for Twitter to clamp down on online abuse against women. Nicola Sturgeon, Ruth Davidson and Kezia Dugdale said they had received death and rape threats on the social media platform. They are supporting an Amnesty International ...
Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey apparently has big visions for bitcoin, commenting in a recent interview with The Times that he believes that the cryptocurrency will become the world's single currency within 10 years. According to Dorsey, “The world ultimately will have a single currency, the internet ...
Twitter shares soared Wednesday after posting their worst session in over two years on Tuesday, and some traders are betting on more gains ahead. Shares of the popular social media company were up 5 percent early Wednesday. They had plunged 10 percent on Tuesday following reports that the ...
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has put a call out to the public for answers on how to fix the abuse and misinformation that plagues his social network. Amnesty International has a few ideas. The human rights advocacy firm late Tuesday issued a report, titled "Toxic Twitter," detailing the level of violence and abuse ...
Facebook Internet companies are under new scrutiny for facilitating Russian interference in the 2016 election. (BigStock Photo). Washington, D.C. is extending an invitation to Silicon Valley. The Federal Elections Commission has asked the CEOs of Facebook, Alphabet, and Twitter to return to the nation's ...
Seidel, director of multimedia communications and digital for UMBC's athletic department, was manning the team's Twitter account during the game. He had a lot of material to play with. Among his most-retweeted posts was a clap-back at a UMBC doubter who had used the school's acronym to spell out ...
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is a federal agency charged with “protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard.” To that end, the agency also runs one of the weirdest social media presence of any government-run Twitter ...
Sometimes the Twitterverse can be a beautiful place. When Candace Jean Andersen came across a photo of a group of people at a 1971 science conference in Virginia, she noticed that the only person who was unidentified in the caption was a black woman. Curious to know who the trailblazer was, she ...
But as Women's History Month continues, I feel more disgust than admiration for Twitter. The platform — much like its Facebook rival — appears complacent in its inability to manage hate speech, revenge porn, rape threats, stalking and doxxing, which is the practice of broadcasting private information like ...
Leaving aside the fact that some people on social media side with the accused, public discussion – whether it takes place on Twitter or around a water cooler – is not comparable to state punishment. Those concerned about the failure of a legal principle in relation to #MeToo might better focus on that of ...


 

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