Jun 29, 2011 08:44 PM IST
Square, the mobile payment service started by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, secured USD 100 million in a financing round led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.
- Jun 29, 2011 09:07 AM IST
Twitter co-founders Biz Stone and Evan Williams plan to revive Obvious, the company they conceived years ago as a technology project incubator that eventually spawned Twitter.
- Jun 27, 2011 12:26 PM IST
Tencent Holdings Ltd, the world's third largest Internet firm, aims to be China's Facebook, Twitter and Google -- all rolled into one.
- Jun 27, 2011 10:21 AM IST
Facebook overtook Microsoft websites in Britain for the first time last month, becoming the UK's second-most popular after Google as people aged over 50 flocked to social networks, online measurement body UKOM/Nielsen said.
- Jun 23, 2011 02:40 PM IST
A week after being jilted by his 25 year-old fiancee, Playboy founder Hugh Hefner is making the most of his new "runaway bride" theme.
- Jun 18, 2011 03:40 PM IST
One in three Americans say they have tweeted or posted something online that they later regretted.
- Jun 17, 2011 11:04 AM IST
Contrary to popular fears that cultivating "Facebook friends" will harm people's ability to make friends offline, research suggests that users of social networking sites have higher measures of social well-being.
- Jun 16, 2011 11:05 AM IST
Traders get everything they need to trade their portfolio from social media sites like Twitter and newcomer StockTwits, a micro-blogging site on stocks that he has a small equity stake in.
- Jun 15, 2011 08:37 AM IST
Eight admirers of anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks and its founder, Julian Assange, are being offered the opportunity to dine privately with their idol early next month at an asking price of 350 pounds (USD 575) per head.
- Jun 15, 2011 08:00 AM IST
Google Inc unveiled new features and technology to speed up Web searches and to make it easier for people to use its flagship search engine as they increasingly access the Internet from handheld mobile devices.
- Jun 10, 2011 08:32 AM IST
France's Christine Lagarde took time out from a week of globe-trotting on Thursday to take her campaign to be the new IMF chief online, spending an hour tweeting to the general public on her merits for the job.
- Jun 02, 2011 07:24 AM IST
More than 80% of the companies that advertise on Twitter renew their marketing efforts on the microblogging service, the company's chief executive said on Wednesday.
- May 31, 2011 08:00 AM IST
Chart-topping hip-hop star Sean Kingston remained hospitalized in intensive care on Monday, a day after his personal watercraft hit a bridge in Miami Beach, a spokesman for his record label said.
- May 26, 2011 08:19 AM IST
Twitter confirmed on Wednesday that it has bought TweetDeck, a popular third-party software application that organizes tweets, the short messages delivered through the online social network.
- May 26, 2011 08:09 AM IST
A computer security researcher has found a flaw in Microsoft Corp's widely used Internet Explorer browser that he said could let hackers steal credentials to access FaceBook, Twitter and other websites.
- May 17, 2011 06:41 PM IST
LinkedIn Corp, which runs a social network for professionals, said the pricing of its initial public offering was increased by 30%, as investors clamour to ride the social networking wave.
- May 10, 2011 09:12 AM IST
An avid Twitter user's desire to help Japan recover from the devastating March earthquake and tsunami has resulted in a charity e-book based on material gathered from around the world -- all within three days.
- May 09, 2011 08:19 AM IST
The tantalising prospect of finding the next Facebook, Groupon or Twitter is driving the biggest rush of venture capital into the Internet start-up arena since dot-com mania first boomed and then fizzled more than a decade ago.
- May 03, 2011 08:47 AM IST
Twitter has made an offer to acquire TweetDeck, a popular third-party software application for using Internet social networking services, for up to USD 50 million, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.
- Apr 26, 2011 06:00 PM IST
The odds are always stacked against opposition candidates in Singapore elections and for Nicole Seah, a political novice contesting in the backyard of a popular former prime minister, they should be overwhelming.
- Apr 13, 2011 07:59 AM IST
Justin Bieber is not getting much spiritual peace on his eagerly anticipated visit to Israel.
- Mar 29, 2011 05:28 PM IST
Controversy has refused to die down over claims about Mahatma Gandhi''s sexual preferences in a new book with Gandhi''s kin and historians saying it was an attempt to "sensationalise" the life of the icon of non-violence and showed the "negative" mindset of the author.
- Mar 29, 2011 08:27 AM IST
Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey is returning to the microblogging company to oversee product development, but will remain chief executive of his separate mobile payment start-up company.
- Mar 22, 2011 07:26 PM IST
LinkedIn, the online social network for professionals and job seekers, now has 100 million members worldwide and more than half are from outside the United States.
- Mar 10, 2011 01:01 PM IST
Tracking celebrities in trouble used to be so easy. First, there was the problem, then a public apology followed by a trip to rehab and interview in People magazine or on Oprah Winfrey's talk show.