Twitter stock tumbles 15% after it purged fake accounts

Twitter stock tumbles 15% after it purged fake accounts

The social network said Friday that it had 335 million monthly users around the world in the second quarter, down from 336 million users in the quarter prior. The number of monthly users could also decline by “mid-single-digit millions” in the third quarter, Twitter warned. The company attributed the dip in part to “decisions we […]

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Banking now just a tweet away: French bank, Twitter team up for money transfers

One of France’s largest banks is teaming up with social network Twitter Inc. this week to allow its customers to transfer money via tweets. The move by Groupe BPCE, France’s second largest bank by customers, coincides with Twitter’s own push into the world of online payments as the social network seeks new sources of revenue […]

Twitter tightens account security

Twitter has reportedly improved its security and changed the way users can gain access to their accounts in case they forget their passwords. The company has also introduced a new system that will keep an eye out for suspicious login behaviors, The Verge reports. Users will reportedly be sent alerts on their mobile numbers and […]

Facebook adds Twitter-style hashtags for topics

San Francisco: Facebook added Twitter-style hashtags to help the more than one billion members of the social network tune into topics of interest. “To date, there has not been a simple way to see the larger view of what’s happening or what people are talking about,” Facebook product manager Greg Lindley said in a blog […]

Social Media in the Workplace

Last Friday I gave a presentation to users of the City Business Library at the Guildhall in London. The topic was the use of social media in the workplace and the issues it raises for employers. You can view the presentation by clicking here. There was a useful discussion afterwards and most people had stories […]

Twitter announces new restrictions for developers

San Francisco: Twitter, on Thursday announced new rules for software developers restricting them from creating Twitter apps. The new rules let users log in through officially sanctioned authentic Twitter programs while limiting the access to Twitter services by third-party clients. Under its new rules, independent software developers who create new Twitter apps will only be […]

Google’s $ 18.7 mn buy: .google, .fly, .eat

New Delhi: Internet giant Google has paid USD 18.7 million to buy domains – .google, .youtube, .goog and .plus, media reports claimed on Thursday. Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) had in January this year invited applications from companies, organisations and individuals who can come up with USD 185,000 (over Rs 1 crore) […]

Movie Review: Double Dhamaal

Directed by: Indra Kumar Cast: Sanjay Dutt, Arshad Warsi, Riteish Deshmukh, Jaaved Jafri, Ashish Chowdhury,¬†Mallika Sherawat, Kangana Ranaut, Satish Kaushik   Double Dhamaal (DD) opens with four goofy, broke, overconfident, foolish and unemployed crooks desperate to make it large. You know exactly what to expect three minutes into the film when Adi (Arshad Warsi), Manav […]