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Twitter explores subscription-based option

24 Mar 2017Twitter has failed to attract enough in advertising revenue to turn a profit.

The social media network considers building a premium version of its popular Tweetdeck interface aimed at professionals.

Amazon wins $1.5bn tax dispute

24 Mar 2017Amazon argued the IRS overestimated the value of \

The online retailer wins a tax dispute with the IRS over transactions involving a Luxembourg unit over a decade ago.

Advertiser revolt threatens YouTube TV strategy

24 Mar 2017YouTube has spent years courting big brands that spend hundreds of millions annually on air time.

The decision by high-profile brands to pull ads from YouTube over offensive content threatens its strategy of stealing ad dollars from TV.

Senate votes to overturn Obama broadband privacy rules

24 Mar 2017The vote was a victory for ISPs, which had strongly opposed the rules.

The US Senate yesterday voted narrowly to repeal regulations requiring ISPs to do more to protect customers' privacy.

Google mapping app allows users to share locations

23 Mar 2017The Google Maps app displayed on a smartphone.

Alphabet's Google says its maps app will soon allow users to share their locations in real-time, on devices running on Android and iOS.

EU analyses Facebook reply to WhatsApp probe

23 Mar 2017European competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager.

The EU's anti-trust chief reviews Facebook's response to charges the social network provided misleading information during its WhatsApp deal.

LinkedIn opens business news section

23 Mar 2017LinkedIn aims to grow beyond its roots as a job-hunting service.

The social media network hopes to attract more users with a dedicated business news section.

Instagram advertising base tops 1m businesses

23 Mar 2017Instagram uses Facebook's ad technology to target specific audiences.

The Facebook-owned photo-sharing app's adverting base has grown from 200 000 businesses a year ago to over a million monthly active advertisers.

Uber board backs CEO Kalanick

22 Mar 2017Uber CEO Travis Kalanick.

The ride-hailing firm's board plans to keep co-founder Travis Kalanick as chief executive, following a series of damaging events.

Impact of carry-on electronics ban questioned

22 Mar 2017Devices have until now been allowed in cabins, with the recent exception of the recalled Note 7.

Security experts question the impact of the Trump administration banning many electronic items from passenger cabins on US-bound flights.


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