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Investors are giving up on Twitter

Wall Street is running out of bad Twitter one-liners: “Bye-bye birdie” was the headline on Susquehanna International’s recap of Twitter earnings. Twitter “can’t fly with broken wings”, UBS wrote. The stock analysts who track Twitter grabbed for their bird puns

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TalkCentral: Ep 167 – ‘Liquid assets’

On TalkCentral this week, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg gather around the microphones to discuss Liquid Telecom consummating its deal to buy Neotel. What’s next for South Africa’s “second network operator” now that it’s under

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Twitter slumps after big revenue miss

Twitter on Thursday reported quarterly revenue that fell short of estimates after the struggling social media company restructured its advertising sales force and pared staff. The shares tumbled. Fourth quarter revenue

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Twitter has a new plan to tackle trolls

Twitter says it has come up with new ways to make abusive tweeters less effective: hiding their content and preventing banned users from creating new accounts. The updates, detailed in a blog post, come after years of criticism that the

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Snapchat IPO: buyer beware!

Snapchat’s parent company Snap has filed for its initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange. Hoping to raise US$3bn, the IPO would value Snap at between $20bn and $25bn, putting it at almost twice the expected valuation

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Risks that could make Snap crackle and pop

Snap makes no secret of the fact that compulsive millennial users are its most valuable asset. Their fickle tendencies may also be its biggest risk. At least, that how it looks in the prospectus for the company’s initial public

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Tech giants angry over Trump immigration order

Google has asked staffers who may have been affected by a new executive order on immigration to return to the US quickly, joining a growing number of technology executives voicing concerns over restrictions that could

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Why Medium failed to disrupt the media

Ev Williams, the co-founder of Twitter, spent five years building Medium into one of the slickest publishing platforms on the Web. Yet he found himself in traditional publishing purgatory on Wednesday, cutting 50 employees and

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More turmoil at troubled Twitter

Twitter’s chief technology officer is leaving, another blow to the social media company’s top ranks just weeks after its chief operating officer resigned. Adam Messinger, who has been CTO since 2013, also

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Why Snap won’t crackle and pop

Snap, the parent company of Snapchat is looking to go public with an initial public offering in March 2017. Snap has filed its intentions secretly with the US Securities and Exchange Commission

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