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ByteDance says China must approve Oracle's TikTok deal
Acquisition

ByteDance says China must approve Oracle's TikTok deal

ByteDance hopes to retain ownership of TikTok by partnering with Oracle
17 Sep 2020
Oracle and TikTok deal close, but ByteDance wants majority ownership
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mergers and acquisitions

Oracle and TikTok deal close, but ByteDance wants majority ownership

ByteDance tries to retain a majority stake, but Trump says Oracle deal is close
16 Sep 2020
TikTok gets a new competitor, YouTube Shorts
social media

TikTok gets a new competitor, YouTube Shorts

The new YouTube feature will beta test in India before its global release
15 Sep 2020
Republican senators introduce legislation targeting Section 230
Policy & legislation

Republican senators introduce legislation targeting Section 230

Bill looks to clarify Section 230’s intent and increase social media companies’ accountability for moderating user content
9 Sep 2020
WhatsApp counters fake viral messages with new fact-check tool
communications

WhatsApp counters fake viral messages with new fact-check tool

The Google-powered feature lets users search whether a story is legit or fake
4 Aug 2020
ByteDance investors value TikTok at $50 billion in acquisition bid
social media

ByteDance investors value TikTok at $50 billion in acquisition bid

If ByteDance doesn’t reach a deal, it’ll explore divesting TikTok’s U.S. operations
29 Jul 2020
Michael Seibel to replace Alexis Ohanian on Reddit board of directors
chief executive officer (CEO)

Michael Seibel to replace Alexis Ohanian on Reddit board of directors

Ohanian resigned last week, asked Reddit to elect a black board member to his seat
10 Jun 2020
Facebook launches Messenger app for desktop
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Facebook launches Messenger app for desktop

Facebook Messenger now available for macOS and Windows
3 Apr 2020
What is Facebook advertising and Facebook ads?
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social media marketing

What is Facebook advertising and Facebook ads?

We explain why Facebook advertising is a good idea for your business
23 Jul 2019
MySpace’s migration mishap should be a warning to others
hard disk on fire
Server & storage

MySpace’s migration mishap should be a warning to others

The social network’s woes illustrate the dangers of a poorly-planned migration
19 Mar 2019
Why Facebook will plunge us into a Digital Dark Age
Mobile

Why Facebook will plunge us into a Digital Dark Age

Our slapdash attitude to archiving risks erasing our own history
13 Mar 2019
Hackers abuse LinkedIn DMs to plant malware
LinkedIn on a mobile device
malware

Hackers abuse LinkedIn DMs to plant malware

Fake jobs offers fool unsuspecting users into installing More_eggs back door
25 Feb 2019
Gov to hold talks with Mark Zuckerberg over tech regulation
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Policy & legislation

Gov to hold talks with Mark Zuckerberg over tech regulation

Culture secretary will use the 30-minute meeting to explore ways to remove harmful content from social media
21 Feb 2019
How to use Twitter analytics: start sharing like the pros
Twitter logo on mobile phone
analytics

How to use Twitter analytics: start sharing like the pros

Here’s how to make the most of Twitter’s data analysis tools - and why you need to
21 Feb 2019
Media and telco consortium calls for social media regulation
Lego builders dismantling the Facebook logo
Policy & legislation

Media and telco consortium calls for social media regulation

Companies including Channel 4, BT and the BBC urge the government to place firms like Facebook under greater oversight
3 Sep 2018
UK gov using emotion detecting AI for digital content
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Marketing & comms

UK gov using emotion detecting AI for digital content

FlyingBinary and Emrays B.V unveil "artificial emotional intelligence" service
3 Jul 2018
Twitter clamps down on abuse and hate
Network & Internet

Twitter clamps down on abuse and hate

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has promised a "more aggressive stance” on abusive tweets - and he's already made his first culls
19 Dec 2017
Microsoft follows Tay chatbot with fresh bot projects for Cortana and Skype
Screenshot of Tay AI Chatbot Tweet
collaboration

Microsoft follows Tay chatbot with fresh bot projects for Cortana and Skype

Microsoft quietly locks Tay’s Twitter profile; meanwhile it has other bot projects in the works
31 Mar 2016
Social selling and the channel
social apps
Business operations

Social selling and the channel

Zoe Sands explains why should the channel consider social selling
26 Nov 2015
US blasts EU criticism of Safe Harbour
US and EU
public cloud

US blasts EU criticism of Safe Harbour

America says EU data is protected despite PRISM programme
29 Sep 2015
Hootsuite and IBM partner for social analytics
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business analytics

Hootsuite and IBM partner for social analytics

Hootsuite's App Directory will be migrated to IBM Cloud and the two companies have launched a higher education programme
12 Aug 2015
Taming the social media exhibitionist
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Security

Taming the social media exhibitionist

Status updates and tweets reveal more than you think. Rohyt Belani, CEO of PhishMe believes they also offer the channel an opportunity
22 Mar 2013