Monday, December 5, 2016

Twitter

Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016

Sale or no sale, Twitter users are bound to see changes as the beleaguered communications service tries to broaden its appeal to more people and advertisers.

A new owner could clean up Twitter and curb some of the nastiness that's become synonymous with it. Or perhaps a new owner would...

Tuesday, Jul. 26, 2016

Twitter is in danger of becoming the next internet company forced into a desperation sale if it cannot find a way to start luring people and advertisers back to its sometimes-befuddling messaging service.

The 10-year-old company's second-quarter report, released Tuesday, provided another...

Monday, Jul. 18, 2016

What's helping turn Japanese youngsters into stars on Vine, the Twitter-owned social network devoted to looping, six-second video clips, is the stodginess of this nation's business world.

Japan Inc. companies, both big and small, are generally so clueless about appealing to youngsters —...

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016

Twitter set out to build a virtual town square bustling with billions of people. But it's starting to look more like a novelty stand as the masses flock to other services that strike a more personal chord.

The San Francisco company showed no user...

Monday, Jan. 25, 2016

Four of Twitter's key executives are leaving the company in an exodus that has escalated the uncertainty facing the messaging service as it struggles to broaden its audience and lure back disillusioned investors.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced the...

Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015

Twitter is laying off up to 336 employees, signaling CEO Jack Dorsey's resolve to slash costs while the company struggles to make money.

The cutbacks announced Tuesday could equate to about 8 percent of Twitter's workforce of 4,100 people.

The purge comes two weeks after Twitter...

Monday, Oct. 5, 2015

Twitter is embracing Jack Dorsey as its CEO in hopes that its once-spurned co-founder can hatch a plan to expand the short messaging service's audience and end nearly a decade of financial losses.

The hiring revealed Monday in a regulatory filing ends Twitter's three-month search for a...

Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015

Twitter is huddling with the National Football League as it tackles the challenge of attracting a broader audience to its short messaging service.

A two-year content and advertising deal announced Monday expands upon similar partnerships that Twitter...

Tuesday, Jun. 16, 2015

Twitter's lame-duck CEO Dick Costolo says he is leaving the company stocked with new features that will boost revenue and help make the short-messaging service useful to more people.

"We have things rolling out this fall that I am over the moon about...

Sunday, Jun. 14, 2015

The Pope is on Twitter, along with the Dalai Lama, world leaders and, of course, Kim Kardashian.

The short-messaging service can bring fleeting fame, instant ignominy and get you fired. It has been credited for sparking revolutions and, like Facebook...