After Microsoft, Twitter possibly in mix for merger with TikTok: Report

After Microsoft, Twitter possibly in mix for merger with TikTok: Report

Top American social media company Twitter had talks with Chinese video-sharing app TikTok about an acquisition deal, according to media reports. According to a Wall Street Journal report, preliminary talks happened between the two companies. It is still unclear whether Twitter will go forward with the deal. It is to be noted that the Trump […]

Twitter was hacked using employee credentials, admits company

Twitter was hacked using employee credentials, admits company

The hackers took steps to begin downloading statistics from eight of those accounts. The American microblogging and social networking service, Twitter, on Saturday confirmed that the recent attack on accounts of prominent figures was carried out by hackers who infiltrated the company’s internal systems using several employees’ credentials. “The attackers successfully manipulated a small number […]

Twitter accounts of Kanye West, Kim Kardashian and Barack Obama hacked

Twitter accounts of Kanye West, Kim Kardashian and Barack Obama hacked

Twitter took the unprecedented step to stop these verified accounts from publishing any tweet. Many verified Twitter accounts including that of noted celebrities like including U.S. presidential candidate Joe Biden, reality television show star Kim Kardashian, former U.S. President Barack Obama, billionaire Elon Musk, and rapper Kanye West were hacked on Wednesday. Others affected include […]

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 […]

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 […]