Twitter has appointed a Singapore-based senior executive to grow its Asia-Pacific business, after it opened an office in Hong Kong in March to court Chinese brands targeting Western consumers.Tuesday, 18 August, 2015, 5:39pm
Twitter shares fell more than 11 per cent in extended trade on Tuesday after the microblogging company said its number of monthly average users grew at the slowest pace since it went public in 2013.
"This is unacceptable and we're not happy about it," Jack Dorsey, who stepped in as interim chief executive on July 1, said on a call with analysts.29 Jul 2015 - 9:01am 1 comment
Twitter Chief Executive Officer Dick Costolo abruptly announced he was stepping down on Thursday amid increasing scrutiny of the company’s slow user growth and inability to attract advertisers at the same rate as its competitors.
Costolo will be replaced by co-founder Jack Dorsey on an interim basis.12 Jun 2015 - 3:15pm
Twitter plans to hire over 100 staff in Singapore, more than doubling its present workforce of 80, in a bid to ramp up its presence and court new advertisers and users in Asia, the social networking service said this week.11 Jun 2015 - 2:14pm
A new app developed by a US State Department-funded anti-censorship organisation allows users in countries where Twitter is blocked, such as mainland China, to access the social network.4 Jun 2015 - 1:21pm 4 comments
While the inaugural Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Asia, taking place in Shanghai this week, has been as jargon-filled as any technology event: B2B, B2C, O2O, etc. But one acronym is only mentioned in private conversations: C2C.26 May 2015 - 4:39pm 1 comment
A senior Twitter executive laid out the company's benefits to Chinese businesses looking to connect with a global audience at a talk in Shanghai that ignored restrictions placed on the service in China.26 May 2015 - 12:31pm 2 comments
Russia's media watchdog has written to Google, Twitter and Facebook warning them against violating Russian internet laws and a spokesman said on Thursday they risk being blocked if they do not comply with the rules.22 May 2015 - 1:35pm
President Barack Obama sent his first tweet from his very own account on Twitter on Monday, quickly amassing a million followers in five hours, the latest of many White House efforts to amplify his message with social media.
“Hello, Twitter! It’s Barack. Really! Six years in, they’re finally giving me my own account,” Obama tweeted from his verified @POTUS account.19 May 2015 - 1:25pm
Twitter has launched a new video streaming app called Periscope, just days after reports that it had blocked Meerkat, a rival app27 Mar 2015 - 11:09am
Twitter is launching a Hong Kong office as the US social media giant attempts to court Chinese firms - even though its website has been blocked on the mainland since 2009.16 Apr 2015 - 11:30am 1 comment
The move is a clear sign that the US social media giant has kept alive its ambitions for doing business in the lucrative Chinese market.16 Apr 2015 - 11:30am 2 comments
India’s ICICI Bank has launched a new service called “icicibankpay” that allows customers to transfer money using Twitter.22 Jan 2015 - 6:11am
Twitter has begun letting users search through every tweet publicly fired off at the globally popular one-to-many messaging service since it launched in 2006.20 Nov 2014 - 5:25am
Twitter has begun letting people instantly listen to music and other audio by clicking on tweets from the popular microblogging service.18 Oct 2014 - 3:46am