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Snapchat users balk at redesign, force change

The social media platform promises it will roll out a new update despite not agreeing with users' opinions on the redesign.

Twitter bars tactics used by bots to spread fake news


Twitter will no longer allow people to post identical messages from multiple accounts, in an attempt to curb false news and foreign propaganda.

Thanga is coming for your social media managers


The local artificial intelligence start-up works on processes that automate jobs which have only been around for a relatively short amount of time.

How to get back what Google took away


The search engine giant incited outrage when it removed its View Image button; however, a new extension can re-implement the function.

Facebook arms itself against 'information warfare'


The social network will soon require thorough documentation from election-related advertisers to verify their identity and location.

Argility announces latest acquisition

The acquisition of Indaba Mobile from Capital Eye Investments at the end of January, brings the number of companies in the newly formed group to four.

Google's 'me-too' move into story territory

14 Feb

Content-rich full-screen stories will soon start appearing on the top of Google search results.

Twitter clings to its independence

14 Feb

There is strength to Twitter's independence, says CEO Jack Dorsey, downplaying speculation that it could be an acquisition target.

Snapchat's young demographic proves loyal

13 Feb

Snapchat, owned by Snap, retains an advantage with the millennial generation, despite attempts by Facebook-owned Instagram to woo them away.

Twitter surprises with revenue turnaround

9 Feb

Twitter yesterday delivered its first quarterly profit and an unexpected return to revenue growth helped by expansion outside the US.

Social media scams to gain traction in 2018

As social media continues to gain prominence, experts warn users to watch out for blackmail, money laundering, identity theft, and dating scams.

Snapchat convinces investors it can fight Instagram

Snap reports surging growth in users and revenue in its latest quarter, reviving hopes it can survive competition with Facebook's Instagram.

Facebook forecasts rising ad sales despite usage dip

Facebook reassures investors that its digital ad business will remain highly profitable, despite the reduced usage of the social media network.