Apple and Amazon resume advertising on Twitter, reports say

Apple and Amazon resume advertising on Twitter, reports say

Dec 3 (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) and Apple Inc (AAPL.O) are planning to resume advertising on Twitter, according to media reports on Saturday. The developments follow an email sent by Twitter on Thursday to advertising agencies offering advertisers incentives to increase their spending on the platform, an effort to jump-start its business after Elon … Read more

Elon Musk: Apple threatened to yank Twitter from App Store

Elon Musk: Apple threatened to yank Twitter from App Store

Nov 28 (Reuters) – Elon Musk accused Apple Inc (AAPL.O) of threatening to block Twitter Inc from its app store without saying why in a series of tweets on Monday that also said the iPhone maker had stopped advertising on the social media platform. The billionaire CEO of Twitter and Tesla said Apple was pressuring … Read more

Google to pay nearly $400 million to settle U.S. location-tracking probe

Google to pay nearly 0 million to settle U.S. location-tracking probe

WASHINGTON, Nov 14 (Reuters) – Alphabet’s Google (GOOGL.O) will pay $391.5 million to settle allegations by 40 states that the search and advertising giant illegally tracked users’ locations, the Michigan attorney general’s office said Monday. The investigation and settlement, which was led by Oregon and Nebraska, is a sign of mounting legal headaches for the … Read more

Twitter restores ‘official’ label; $8 blue check mark option vanishes

Twitter restores ‘official’ label;  blue check mark option vanishes

Nov 11 (Reuters) – Elon Musk’s Twitter Inc on Friday brought back the “official” badge to some accounts, just days after doing away with it, while several users reported the new subscription option for the blue verification check mark had disappeared. The move follows a surge in fake accounts on the platform after new boss … Read more

Musk warns of Twitter bankruptcy as more senior executives quit

Musk warns of Twitter bankruptcy as more senior executives quit

Nov 10 (Reuters) – Twitter Inc’s new owner Elon Musk on Thursday raised the possibility of the social media platform going bankrupt, capping a chaotic day that included a warning from a U.S. privacy regulator and the exit of the company’s trust and safety leader. The billionaire on his first mass call with employees said … Read more

Control of U.S. Congress unclear as Republican ‘red wave’ fizzles

Control of U.S. Congress unclear as Republican ‘red wave’ fizzles

Republicans still favored to win House Key races in both chambers too close to call Biden’s next two years at play ALPHARETTA, Ga./PHOENIX, Ariz., Nov 9 (Reuters) – Republicans made modest gains in U.S. midterm elections but Democrats performed better than expected, as control of the Senate hinged on three races that remained too close … Read more

Meta to cut more than 11,000 jobs in one of the biggest layoffs this year

Meta to cut more than 11,000 jobs in one of the biggest layoffs this year

Nov 9 (Reuters) – Meta Platforms Inc (META.O) said on Wednesday it will let go of 13% of its workforce, or more than 11,000 employees, in one of the biggest layoffs this year as the Facebook parent battles soaring costs and a weak advertising market. The mass layoffs, first in Meta’s 18-year history, follow thousands … Read more

Twitter lays off staff as Musk blames activists for ‘massive’ ad revenue drop

Twitter lays off staff as Musk blames activists for ‘massive’ ad revenue drop

Musk looking to axe around half of Twitter’s workforce Employees file class action against Twitter Staff lose access to systems Volkswagen pulls ads Nov 4 (Reuters) – Twitter Inc started a major round of layoffs on Friday, alerting employees of their job status by email after barring the entrances to offices and cutting off workers’ … Read more

Musk says Twitter will charge $8/month for blue check mark

Musk says Twitter will charge /month for blue check mark

Nov 1 (Reuters) – Twitter Inc will charge $8 a month for its Blue service, which includes its sought-after “verified” badge, new boss Elon Musk said on Tuesday as he seeks to boost subscriptions and make the social media network less reliant on ads. “Twitter’s current lords & peasants system for who has or doesn’t … Read more

Exclusive: Twitter is losing its most active users, internal documents show

Exclusive: Twitter is losing its most active users, internal documents show

Oct 25 (Reuters) – “Is Twitter dying?” billionaire Elon Musk mused in April, five days before offering to buy the social media platform. The reality, according to internal Twitter (TWTR.N) research seen by Reuters, goes far beyond the handful of examples of celebrities ghosting their own accounts. Twitter is struggling to keep its most active … Read more