Twitter Inc http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/27787/all en Twitter ordered to identify anti-Semitic tweeters in France http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/twitter-ordered-identify-anti-semitic-tweeters-france <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Twitter runs risk of daily fines</p> <p>* Identification could lead to legal pursuit of tweeters</p> <p>* Rights group says repercussions far reaching</p> <p>By Chine Labbé</p> <p>PARIS, Jan 24 (Reuters) - A French court on Thursday ordered Twitter Inc to help identify the authors of anti-Semitic posts or face fines of 1,000 euros ($1,300) per day, as the social network firm comes under renewed pressure to combat racist and extremist messages.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/twitter-ordered-identify-anti-semitic-tweeters-france" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Real-time web Social media Technology Twitter Inc World Wide Web Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 20:45:28 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739043 at http://www.globalpost.com Twitter acquires start-up Australian music streaming app http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130411/twitter-acquires-start-australian-music-streaming-app <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Twitter Inc has acquired We Are Hunted, a small, three-person music streaming start-up based in Australia, the two companies said on Thursday.</p> <p>Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the purchase appears to reaffirm Twitter's intent to become a hub for multimedia content distribution.</p> <p>In the past year, the social network has aggressively expanded its capabilities to carry pictures, videos, and interactive content far richer than the 140-character messages it is best known for.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130411/twitter-acquires-start-australian-music-streaming-app" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Technology Twitter Twitter Inc World Wide Web Thomson Reuters Fri, 12 Apr 2013 01:45:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5812690 at http://www.globalpost.com Twitter sharpens ad targeting by sifting through tweets http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130417/twitter-sharpens-ad-targeting-sifting-through-tweets <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Gerry Shih</p> <p>SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Twitter Inc on Wednesday unveiled a new tool that allows marketers to disseminate targeted messages based on the content of users' tweets, a technology that could help elevate Twitter's effectiveness as an advertiser to a rarefied level demonstrated only by digital advertising leaders like Google Inc.</p> <p>Twitter's advertising business is relatively modest and is likely to generate 2013 global revenue of under $600 million, according to the consultancy eMarketer.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130417/twitter-sharpens-ad-targeting-sifting-through-tweets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computing Real-time web Social media Technology Twitter Inc World Wide Web Thomson Reuters Wed, 17 Apr 2013 18:15:56 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5818594 at http://www.globalpost.com Idaho couple and Sun Valley Resort embroiled in Twitter tussle over social network handle http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130520/idaho-couple-and-sun-valley-resort-embroiled-twitter-tussle- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BOISE, Idaho - An Internet entrepreneur and former Wall Street derivatives analyst contends central Idaho's Sun Valley resort and the Twitter Inc. social media site heisted his handle.</p> <p>Leonard Barshack, who in the 1990s founded the Internet email listing service Bigfoot, is suing Twitter and the Sun Valley Co., demanding they return the handle "SunValley."</p> <p>Barshack filed the lawsuit in Idaho's 5th District Court with his lawyer and wife, Erin Smith, this month, arguing he began using the Twitter handle in April 2010.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130520/idaho-couple-and-sun-valley-resort-embroiled-twitter-tussle-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Central Idaho Idaho Leonard Barshack Real-time web Social media Technology Twitter Twitter Inc World Wide Web The Canadian Press Mon, 20 May 2013 16:30:20 +0000 The Canadian Press 5842128 at http://www.globalpost.com Twitter begins cookie-based ad targeting http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130703/twitter-begins-cookie-based-ad-targeting <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Gerry Shih</p> <p>SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Twitter Inc said Wednesday it would begin showing individually targeted ads using cookies, an effective online tracking technology that has also fueled concerns about internet privacy.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130703/twitter-begins-cookie-based-ad-targeting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computing Internet Technology Twitter Inc World Wide Web Thomson Reuters Wed, 03 Jul 2013 19:04:42 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5874911 at http://www.globalpost.com Facing lawsuit, Twitter gives France data to help find users linked to anti-Semitic posts http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130713/french-jewish-group-twitter-hands-over-data-identify-authors <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PARIS - Twitter has given French authorities information that can help identify the authors of a series of racist and anti-Semitic tweets that carried French hashtags, and the social media site also has agreed to work with a Jewish student group that sued for the data on other ways to fight hate speech.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130713/french-jewish-group-twitter-hands-over-data-identify-authors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Information Social Issues Technology Twitter Twitter Inc World Wide Web The Canadian Press Sat, 13 Jul 2013 16:01:51 +0000 The Canadian Press 5883207 at http://www.globalpost.com Twitter to buy mobile ad exchange MoPub as it works to expand advertising reach http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130910/twitter-buy-mobile-ad-exchange-mopub-it-works-expand-adverti <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SAN FRANCISCO - Twitter says it is buying MoPub, a mobile-focused advertising company, as it works to expand its advertising reach ahead of an expected initial public offering that could come as soon as this year.</p> <p>San Francisco-based Twitter Inc. did not give a purchase price. MoPub says that Twitter will invest in its core business and the company plans to continue to build its tools and technology.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130910/twitter-buy-mobile-ad-exchange-mopub-it-works-expand-adverti" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Advertising Technology Twitter Inc World Wide Web The Canadian Press Tue, 10 Sep 2013 15:16:26 +0000 The Canadian Press 5929811 at http://www.globalpost.com Twitter takes first step toward going public http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130912/twitter-says-files-confidentially-ipo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Gerry Shih and Olivia Oran</p> <p>SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Twitter Inc has filed for an initial public offering with U.S. regulators, the company said on Thursday, taking the first step toward what would be Silicon Valley's most anticipated debut since Facebook Inc's last year.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130912/twitter-says-files-confidentially-ipo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computing Human Interest Internet Technology Twitter Inc World Wide Web Thomson Reuters Thu, 12 Sep 2013 22:16:57 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5932635 at http://www.globalpost.com Twitter says it has filed confidential documents for an initial public offering of stock http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130912/twitter-says-it-has-filed-confidential-documents-initial-pub <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NEW YORK, N.Y. - Twitter is going public. The short messaging service aptly tweeted on Thursday it has filed confidential documents for an initial public offering of stock.</p> <p>But the documents are sealed, as Twitter is taking advantage of federal legislation passed last year that allows companies with less than $1 billion in revenue in its last fiscal year to avoid submitting public IPO documents.</p> <p>San Francisco-based Twitter Inc. posted on its official Twitter account Thursday afternoon that it has "confidentially submitted an S-1 to the SEC for a planned IPO."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130912/twitter-says-it-has-filed-confidential-documents-initial-pub" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computing Labor Social media Technology Twitter Inc World Wide Web The Canadian Press Fri, 13 Sep 2013 00:27:30 +0000 The Canadian Press 5932714 at http://www.globalpost.com Twitter to make IPO filing public this week: Quartz http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130929/twitter-make-ipo-filing-public-week-quartz <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NEW YORK (Reuters) - Twitter Inc plans to make its IPO filing public this week, news website Quartz reported on Sunday, citing a person familiar with the social media network's plan.</p> <p>Twitter, which is expected to be valued at up to $15 billion, filed with U.S. regulators on September 12 to go public, but did so confidentially and without providing a timeline under a process available to emerging growth companies.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130929/twitter-make-ipo-filing-public-week-quartz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Financial data vendors Financial economics Stock market Technology Twitter Inc Thomson Reuters Mon, 30 Sep 2013 02:31:50 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5948483 at http://www.globalpost.com Twitter files $1 bn IPO, details losses http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131003/twitter-files-1-bn-ipo-details-losses <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Twitter revealed its highly anticipated stock offering on Thursday, with the hugely popular messaging platform seeking to raise up to $1 billion on Wall Street.</p> <p>The IPO is expected to be the most sought-after since Facebook in May 2012, a listing that faced numerous glitches on the Nasdaq and which saw the company's share price slump before recovering this year.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131003/twitter-files-1-bn-ipo-details-losses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computing Human Interest Labor Social media Technology Twitter Inc World Wide Web AFP Fri, 04 Oct 2013 01:05:42 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5951308 at http://www.globalpost.com Twitter files $1 bn IPO, reveals financial losses http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131003/twitter-files-1-bn-ipo-reveals-financial-losses <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Twitter revealed its highly anticipated stock offering on Thursday, with the hugely popular messaging platform seeking to raise up to $1 billion on Wall Street.</p> <p>The IPO is expected to be the most sought-after since Facebook in May 2012, a listing that faced numerous glitches on the Nasdaq and which saw the company's share price quickly slump before recovering this year.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131003/twitter-files-1-bn-ipo-reveals-financial-losses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computing Human Interest Labor Social media Technology Twitter Inc World Wide Web AFP Fri, 04 Oct 2013 02:38:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5951362 at http://www.globalpost.com Twitter reveals rip-roaring growth, big losses ahead of IPO http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131003/twitter-reveals-rip-roaring-growth-warns-ads <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Gerry Shih and Alexei Oreskovic</p> <p>SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Twitter Inc, racing toward the largest Silicon Valley IPO since Facebook Inc's 2012 coming-out party, hopes to woo investors with rip-roaring revenue growth despite having posted big losses over the past three years.</p> <p>The eight-year-old online messaging service gave potential investors their first glance at its financials on Thursday when it publicly filed its IPO documents, setting the stage for one of the most-anticipated debuts in over a year.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131003/twitter-reveals-rip-roaring-growth-warns-ads" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Computing Human Interest Labor Law Software Technology Twitter Inc War World Wide Web Thomson Reuters Fri, 04 Oct 2013 01:01:55 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5951291 at http://www.globalpost.com Twitter unseals papers for initial public offering, says it hopes to raise up to $1 billion http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131003/twitter-unseals-papers-initial-public-offering-says-it-hopes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NEW YORK, N.Y. - Twitter has unsealed the documents for its planned initial public offering of stock and says it hopes to raise up to $1 billion in one of the year's most eagerly awaited stock market debuts.</p> <p>The documents revealed for the first time how much money the social networking company makes. Founded in 2006, Twitter has never turned a profit and has an uninterrupted history of losses totalling $419 million since its inception. But its revenue is growing.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131003/twitter-unseals-papers-initial-public-offering-says-it-hopes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Human Interest Labor Law Social information processing Social media Twitter Inc World Wide Web The Canadian Press Thu, 03 Oct 2013 23:33:25 +0000 The Canadian Press 5951282 at http://www.globalpost.com Twitter follows up IPO tweet with a treatise that reveals company's opportunities, challenges http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131004/twitter-follows-ipo-tweet-treatise-reveals-companys-opportun <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SAN FRANCISCO - Twitter, a privately held company built on blurbs, has finally laid itself bare in documents that read more like a treatise than a tweet.</p> <p>The roughly 800-page filing Twitter Inc. released late Thursday on its way to an eagerly anticipated IPO contains tantalizing tidbits about its growth and its attempts to make money from its influential short messaging service.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131004/twitter-follows-ipo-tweet-treatise-reveals-companys-opportun" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Computing Labor Law Social media Technology Twitter Inc USD World Wide Web The Canadian Press Fri, 04 Oct 2013 05:51:29 +0000 The Canadian Press 5951466 at http://www.globalpost.com