Social Media
Social Media

Twitter: User base still flat, but ad revenue up 48 percent year-over-year

On February 10, Twitter revealed its earnings for Q4 and fiscal year 2015. User growth remains stagnant, but ad revenue was up. CEO Jack Dorsey says Twitter will work on improving its core services, centered around live moments.
Computing

FBI anti-extremism site targets teens, but misses the mark

The FBI's effort to grab the attention of smartphone devouring teens with a new website aimed at educating them about extremism seems half-baked, as it features '90s technology, dull web games, and a confusing interface.
Social Media

Facebook may launch a speedy millimeter-wave network in developing countries

Facebook's Connectivity Lab, the technology arm of its nonprofit Internet.org initiative, has applied for patents on millimeter-wave technology capable of delivering speedy Internet.
Social Media

Skype gets romantic with 10 new emojis inspired by the music of Paul McCartney 1:01

Just in time for Valentine's Day, Microsoft has revealed 10 new emoticons for Skype created in a collaboration with Paul McCartney. They feature the famed musician's arrangements and voice.
Social Media

Twitter’s new timeline has arrived, here’s how you can activate it

Twitter has officially launched its new home timeline, which displays tweets based on an algorithm to show you relevant content you may have missed. Here's how you can activate the new feature.
Movies & TV

YouTube Red unveils new shows as first slate of originals goes live

To mark the launch of its first slate of original content, YouTube Red has announced two new projects – the first of several in the pipeline – from homegrown stars Gigi Gorgeous and Awesomeness TV.
Social Media

Twitter’s new ‘First View’ video ads will be impossible to miss

Next time you open Twitter, there's a good chance you'll see a video ad at the top of your feed. It's part of a new strategy to increase ad dollars, with the premium placement allowing the company to charge brands a premium price.
Social Media

Politwoops’ return means tweeting politicians need to watch out again

Politicians who like to tweet had better watch out. Politwoops, a service that posts lawmakers' deleted tweets with the aim of promoting transparency, has relaunched after being forced to suspend its operation last May.
Mobile

Bloom’s new trading feature lets parents buy, sell baby gear locally

Ideal for new parents that are looking for discounted toys and other baby-related items, a parenting app called Bloom has launched a local connection feature that lets parents buy and sell items.
Social Media

Musician Ciara sues ex-fiance for $15 million over allegedly libelous tweets

Ciara has slapped her ex-fiance, rapper Future, with a $15 million defamation suit. In addition to slanderous radio interviews, Ciara claims Future has made disparaging tweets about her.
Mobile

How to follow every Dem. and Rep. presidential primary and caucus online

It's election season, and the primaries are just getting started. Here's how to keep track of the primaries, check out which candidates are winning the race to the nomination. We've got people to follow on Twitter, news apps, and…
Music

Beyoncé boosted Red Lobster's sales and Twitter popularity with one lyric

A day after Beyoncé mentioned Red Lobster in her new song "Formation," Red Lobster announced sales had increased on February 7 by 33 percent compared to the same date last year. In addition, Red Lobster was trending on Twitter for the…