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Twitter more than doubles its sales, stock soars

Twitter more than doubled its sales in the second quarter, the company reported Tuesday, showing a strong advertising business.

By Zach Miners | 30 July, 2014 07:00

Tags: business issues, Internet-based applications and services, twitter, financial results, internet, mobile

Uber, Airbnb go after businesses

Uber and Airbnb, which have already proved popular with travelers and urbanites with smartphones, have unveiled new features and links to other services designed to attract more business users.

By Zach Miners | 30 July, 2014 04:55

Tags: business issues, Concur, personnel, Internet-based applications and services, Airbnb, social networking, internet, social media, Uber

Facebook to require Messenger app for mobile chat

If you like to send messages via Facebook when you're on the move, get ready to download a new app.

By Zach Miners | 29 July, 2014 10:29

Tags: instant messaging, Internet-based applications and services, social networking, internet, social media, mobile, Facebook

Defending Facebook, OkCupid says it also runs user-behavior tests

Facebook sparked criticism over a study in which it manipulated the feeds of some of its users, but the dating site OkCupid says what Facebook did is normal, and that in fact it has run its own user-behavior tests.

By Zach Miners | 29 July, 2014 05:41

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, social networking, internet, social media, OKCupid, Facebook

SEC drops probe into Facebook's pre-IPO sales disclosures

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has dropped its investigation into disclosures about Facebook advertising sales before the company went public in 2012.

By Zach Miners | 26 July, 2014 04:18

Tags: business issues, Internet-based applications and services, legal, financial results, social networking, internet, social media, Facebook, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Facebook isn't giving up on search

Facebook reported Wednesday that it now handles an average of more than 1 billion searches a day, but it still has work to do to provide a comprehensive search tool.

By Zach Miners | 24 July, 2014 10:48

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, Google, social networking, internet, social media, mobile, Facebook, search engines

Facebook reports a big sales jump, helped by mobile ads

Facebook's quarterly sales rose 61 per cent on the strength of mobile advertising, the company said Wednesday.

By Zach Miners | 24 July, 2014 06:49

Tags: business issues, Internet-based applications and services, financial results, internet, mobile, Facebook

Dating app Wyldfire tries to avoid creeps by letting women take the lead

There's a new dating app trying to let in only the most desirable bachelors, by letting women choose who can join.

By Zach Miners | 23 July, 2014 01:09

Tags: Wyldfire, Internet-based applications and services, social networking, internet, social media, mobile

Yahoo buys Flurry to make more money from mobile apps

Yahoo has reached an agreement to acquire Flurry, a mobile analytics company, as part of a push to grow its advertising revenue within its mobile products.

By Zach Miners | 22 July, 2014 09:04

Tags: mobile applications, analytics, Flurry, Yahoo, internet, mobile

EFF releases Chrome, Firefox plugin to block third-party tracking

The Electronic Frontier Foundation, a digital privacy rights group, has released a downloadable plugin for Chrome and Firefox designed to stop third parties from tracking people's Web browsing.

By Zach Miners | 22 July, 2014 05:19

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, security, internet, spyware, Facebook, Electronic Frontier Foundation, privacy

Twitter and Facebook see a bright future for in-the-moment spending

If you're an impulse buyer trying to reform your ways, Facebook and Twitter are not on your side.

By Zach Miners | 18 July, 2014 11:04

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, e-commerce, twitter, social networking, internet, social media, Facebook

Google sales jump despite mixed ads results

Google's core advertising business helped to propel a 22 percent increase in sales during the second quarter, even while the cost of its ads dropped.

By Zach Miners | 18 July, 2014 06:52

Tags: business issues, Internet-based applications and services, Google, financial results, internet, search engines

Facebook tests 'buy' button to let users make purchases from their feeds

Facebook is testing a "buy" button that lets users make purchases directly from their news feeds.

By Zach Miners | 18 July, 2014 04:20

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, e-commerce, social networking, internet, social media, Facebook

Google nixes real-name policy for Google+

Google+ may attract some new -- and mysterious -- users after Google announced Tuesday it was abolishing its real-names policy for the profiles in the service.

By Zach Miners | 16 July, 2014 09:36

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, Google, social networking, internet, search engines

Yahoo revenue drops as ad business flounders

Yahoo reported falling sales and mixed results in its crucial advertising business on Tuesday, signaling further challenges ahead in CEO Marissa Mayer's efforts to turn around the aging company.

By Zach Miners | 16 July, 2014 07:31

Tags: business issues, Yahoo, Internet-based applications and services, financial results, internet, mobile

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