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Weibo IPO below expectations, raises $285.6 mn: report

Sina Weibo has sold fewer shares than expected in its US IPO which has been priced below expectations, a report said Thursday, ahead of its listing which takes place after selloffs on Wall Street.

US Airways tweets pornographic image, leaves Twitter in splits

US Airways on Tuesday tweeted a pornographic image from their official handle creating quite a ripple in the Twitter community. The tweet was pulled down about an hour later, but by then it had spread all over Twitter like wildfire.

Teenager uses Facebook to save Romania's stray dogs

A campaign is being waged by Ana-Maria Ciulcu, a 13-year-old schoolgirl with braces on her teeth who uses Facebook to appeal to dog lovers all over Europe - and to make sure the dogs go to the right homes.

Twitter buys social data provider Gnip

Twitter Inc said it bought social data provider Gnip to provide enhanced data analytics capabilities to its business customers. Founded in 2008, Gnip has a four-year-old partnership with Twitter.

Twitter lauds SC order recongnising transgenders as third gender

Twitterati on Tuesday expressed strong agreement with the Supreme Court's order granting legal status to the transgender community and hailed the judgment as a "landmark ruling".

China's version of Twitter set for Wall Street debut

Sina Weibo, widely known as China's version of Twitter, is set to go public in the United States this week -- after three weeks of sell-offs took their toll on technology stocks.

Facebook plans to provide mobile payment services: Report

Facebook Inc is preparing to join the mobile-payments race with remittances and electronic-money services on the social network, the Financial Times reported on Sunday, citing several people involved in the process.

Don't mess with American Airlines: Dutch teen who posted terror joke tweet arrested

A Dutch teen involved in an airline terror hoax that earned her more than 20,000 followers within 12 hours was arrested on Monday, Rotterdam police confirmed. She decided to tweet a terror hoax as a joke to the airline earlier and what followed was trouble.

44% people who joined Twitter never posted a single tweet: report

While subscribers on Twitter are proving to be instrumental in mustering support for various political parties, a recent report by Twopcharts has shown that almost half of the global users do not engage with others on the website.

Facebook profiles can predict job success

If you want to know how job candidates will perform after they are hired, checking out their Facebook page may be a good idea. A candidate's Facebook profile can predict whether they will be good at their job.

India made most requests to block Facebook content

Indian law enforcement agencies requested Facebook to block content in 4,765 instances citing local laws between July and December last year, the largest by any country.

Popular photo-sharing site Instagram goes down, complaints follow on Twitter

Popular photo-sharing site Instagram was not working Saturday, as frustrated users quickly turned to social network Twitter and other web sites to share their complaints. On the company's official Twitter feed, it confirmed there was a problem, calling it 'a feed delivery issue,' and said it was working to fix it.

Teens increasingly dumping Facebook: survey

While teenagers continue to lose interest in Facebook, they are showing an increasing interest in picture-sharing site Instagram, a new survey has found.

India tops list of countries requesting for content removal from Facebook

India is the worst offender of the local law as Facebook for the first time revealed how often countries had content removed from the site on grounds that it violates the law.

Almost half of cheaters use social networks to contact lovers

A new survey has revealed that more than half of cheaters use social platforms to contact their lovers.
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