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  • 2016's biggest social media stories

    Social media had undue, and dangerous, influence on the presidential election in 2016, and Microsoft closed one of the highest-profile acquisition in social media history. These are just two of CIO.com's picks for the most significant social stories of 2016.

    Written by Matt Kapko22 Dec. 16 00:00
  • What Snap can learn from Twitter ahead its IPO

    Snap and its Snapchat app are the talk of the tech town today, but the company has not yet proven its worth to Wall Street. If Snap doesn't want to become the next Twitter after its upcoming IPO, it will have to avoid Twitter's mistakes.

    Written by Matt Kapko15 Nov. 16 00:51
  • ACLU takes social giants to task over Geofeedia privacy gaffe

    The value of a social network largely depends on the quality of data it collects from users. However, it's easy for sensitive data, such as location information, to be abused, and consumers need to hold social companies accountable for their indiscretions.

    Written by Matt Kapko26 Oct. 16 23:00
  • Twitter scores live-stream deals with MLB, NBA, NHL and NFL

    Twitter's steamy summer of sport got even hotter today as the company inked deals to live-stream MLB and NHL games. Each of the 'Big Four' major U.S. sports leagues is now on board to stream games or related content via Twitter.

    Written by Matt Kapko26 July 16 06:06
  • At Black Hat: A free tool for spear phishing Twitter

    A spear phishing tool to automate the creation of phony tweets - complete with malicious URLs – with messages victims are likely to click on will be released at Black Hat by researchers from ZeroFOX.
    Called SNAP_R (for social network automated phisher with reconnaissance), the tool runs through a target Twitter account to gather data on what topics seem to interest the subscriber. Then it writes a tweet loaded up with a link to a site containing malware and sends it.

    Written by Tim Greene22 July 16 08:04
  • Twitter fails to impress with Wimbledon live stream

    Twitter's first live-sports video stream at Wimbledon left much to be desired, and the company's early 'test' may not bode well for its upcoming plans to live stream 10 NFL football games this season.

    Written by By IDG News Service staff07 July 16 23:21
  • Twitter's tiny tweaks do little to address big issues

    Twitter plans to make some changes to its social network later this summer, but the overdue modifications clearly demonstrate the company's ongoing struggle to innovate.

    Written by Matt Kapko26 May 16 04:17
  • Twitter dives as Facebook continues to thrive

    Facebook continues to defy expectations with incredible growth in virtually every important area of business success, and its accomplishments stand in stark contrast to Twitter's decidedly tepid performance.

    Written by Matt Kapko30 April 16 00:07
  • Twitter beats out Verizon, Amazon for NFL streaming deal

    Twitter wasn't the favorite to land the NFL's Thursday Night Football live stream, but the company came out on top because of its potential reach and established role in creating online commentary around live sports.

    Written by Matt Kapko06 April 16 23:35
  • How to handle a major social media crisis

    Social media horror stories can be like the car wreck you can’t take your eyes off of. Here are some tips on how to defuse an incident at your company. Or better yet, how to prevent one from happening in the first place.

    Written by John Brandon09 Feb. 16 00:00
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