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Twitter's surge revives valuation debate

The surge in Twitter's stock has revived debate about whether it warrants a valuation five times that of Facebook, its biggest rival in social media. Twitter reported on Tuesday that its active users jumped 24 percent to 271 m

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Twitter's user growth up 24pc in Q2

Twitter's monthly active users rose a better-than-expected 24 percent in the second quarter as the online messaging service mostly succeeded in stemming a dwindling pace of growth, sending its shares soaring after hours. Twitt

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Indian premier Modi beats White House in Twiplomacy

India’s new Prime Minister Narendra Modi (@NarendraModi) has surpassed US White House account to become the fourth-most followed world leader on Twitter, with 4,981,777 followers, said a study. Modi, who surpassed the White

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Twitter to take India election innovations global

Social networking company Twitter is planning to replicate parts of its India election strategy across countries that go to polls this year, after it emerged as a key tool for politicians and media companies during the world's largest democr

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Twitter comment lands Saudi scribe in trouble

A Saudi sports journalist has been sentenced to three months in jail, 50 lashes, a SR5,000 fine by a Riyadh court for defaming the presidents of two Saudi soccer clubs on Twitter, a report said. Mohammad Shanwan Al-Inizi has also

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Twitter crashes again, software glitch blamed

Twitter crashed on Tuesday for the second time in nine days when a software glitch stalled the popular messaging service for about one hour. The company apologised to its 250 million users in a status blog, saying it had encounter

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Thomson Reuters adds news sentiment data to Eikon

Thomson Reuters has launched its news sentiment data, including a sentiment analysis of Twitter feeds, to its financial markets desktop Eikon. Through charting applications, the new data will provide financial markets professional

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5 Muslim leaders earn top Twitter rankings

Five out of the top 15 world leaders on Twitter were from predominantly Muslim nations, said a recent research. The Digital Policy Council (DPC), in its fourth annual ranking of world leaders’ use of the social media website

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Twitter buys patents, seals IBM licensing pact

Twitter has bought 900 patents and signed a cross-licensing agreement with IBM, making peace with Big Blue and bulking up on its intellectual property portfolio as it takes on larger rivals Google and Facebook. The agreement annou

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Verified Twitter accounts for UAE govt entitities

The UAE’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has launched a new campaign designed to verify the official Twitter accounts of all UAE government entities. It is a part of TRA’s ongoing effort to provide authe

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