Sina Weibo is one of several Chinese sites planning a U.S. IPO after successful launches for Facebook and Twitter in the last couple of years. The company is hoping to raise $500m in investment.
Definitely a stupid way to land yourself in jail, a Los Angeles man thought it would be an absolutely brilliant idea to ask for retweets from his Twitter followers by promising violence as the payoff.
In an effort to make its service increasingly attractive to advertisers, Twitter is testing a click-to-call button in sponsored tweets enabling users to quickly and easily respond to ads offering, for example, special deals at places like restaurants.
While the vast majority of Twitter accounts are public, an owner of an account can 'protect' it by approving or rejecting individuals requesting to follow. It now appears that for several months a bug left some of these protected accounts exposed.
As has become customary following big events, Twitter has released a bunch of stats focusing on activity on the microblogging site during Sunday night's Oscars ceremony. The data also shows how Ellen DeGeneres' record-breaking tweet spread across the Web.
Twitter has apologized after mistakenly sending out emails to an unknown number of users late Monday telling them their account may have been hacked. No security breach had taken place, Twitter said, though affected users still have to change their password.
The Oscars and Ellen DeGeneres made Twitter history Sunday night when one of her tweets containing a star-studded selfie received more than two million retweets, smashing the previous record set by Obama on Election Day in 2012.
While Samsung was busy unpacking its brand new, shiny Galaxy S5, HTC took to Twitter to start dissing the major smartphone maker. Along with some gloating and highlights of a new HTC device, it seems like someone is trying to start a Twitter war.
Twitter has struck a deal with in-theater advertising firm National CineMedia to bring short ad-based shows featuring tweets and Vines to the silver screen. The 60-second pre-movie segments are due to start appearing in theaters this summer.
Twitter is politically polarized, according to the Pew Research Center and Social Media Research Foundation.
Ever wonder which bad words get the most action on Twitter? Researchers studied how we swear on social media, citing a stressful week as one reason. The most popular word? It's one we can't say, but you've probably guessed.
Amid protests, it appears Venezuela is blocking images on Twitter. Activists say this image blocking is part of a larger censorship plan to quell the unrest. Twitter told the AP that images were, in fact, being blocked.
Twitter published its transparency reports today, along with a blog post taking a stand against the current U.S. policy on releasing information. Twitter wrote that the government's current restrictions violate the First Amendment
Twitter gave its first earnings call today as a newly public company. Unfortunately, revealing its revenue didn't inspire investors: stock fell dramatically, around 17 percent over the course of the day.
Step aside, YouTube. Twitter announced a partnership with Lyor Cohen's music company, 300, to develop software and analysis tools that could help discover the next Justin Bieber.