Latest Twitter News

  • One Direction release surprise first single as a foursome
    One Direction release surprise first single as a foursome 3 hours ago

    Best-selling boy band One Direction released a surprise first single as a foursome on Friday, two days after former member Zayn Malik announced a new record deal as solo artist. The foursome -- Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson -- posted a video message on Twitter announcing the new single. In a separate post on his Twitter feed, Payne called the move "a bit of a surprise". More »

  • Indian teachers kidnapped in Libya
    Indian teachers kidnapped in Libya 4 hours ago

    India's foreign minister posted on Twitter that two of the four men abducted near Sirte had been released. More »

  • What to watch on TV tonight: Friday
    What to watch on TV tonight: Friday 6 hours ago

    Here are the shows that will be on your Twitter timeline later. More »

  • One Direction Release Surprise New Single
    One Direction Release Surprise New Single 6 hours ago

    Just days after Zayn Malik announced his solo career, his former bandmates have released a surprise new single. The song, titled Drag Me Down, premiered on iTunes and Spotify at 6.30am on Friday. The song seems to have gone down well with fans with some calling it "absolutely perfect" and "AMAAAAAAZING" on Twitter. More »

  • Between the World and Me : A Journey, Not a Vacation
    Between the World and Me : A Journey, Not a Vacation 7 hours ago

    Over the next few weeks, The Atlantic will be publishing a series of responses to Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Between the World and Me. You can follow the whole series on Twitter at #BTWAM, or to read other responses to the book from Atlantic readers and contributors. More »

  • Zayn Malik left the band to make "real music" and One Direction fans …
    Zayn Malik left the band to make "real music" and One Direction fans … Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    Twitter went into uproar after Zayn tweeted about making “real music”, with some taking it as a dig at One Direction. More »

  • This Big White Button Mutes Sites Like Facebook So You Can Get On With Your …
    This Big White Button Mutes Sites Like Facebook So You Can Get On With Your … Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    The ‘Saent’ - pronounced ‘saint’ - is designed to block out distractions such as Facebook, Twitter and email, literally at the touch of a button More »

  • What to watch on TV tonight: Thursday
    What to watch on TV tonight: Thursday Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    Here are the shows that will be on your Twitter timeline later. More »

  • Cairo hearing in Al Jazeera journalists' retrial adjourned - Al Jazeera
    Cairo hearing in Al Jazeera journalists' retrial adjourned - Al Jazeera Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    By Shadi Bushra CAIRO (Reuters) - A Cairo court session which had been expected to deliver a verdict on Thursday in the retrial of Al Jazeera television journalists has been adjourned, Al Jazeera said on its Twitter feed. "We are extremely angry that the verdict has been adjourned today," Al Jazeera Media Network's spokesperson tweeted on @AJENews. A Reuters journalist spoke to three guards outside the court building who said that there would be no hearing on Thursday, without giving a reason. More »

  • US: New York man tried to support Islamic State group
    US: New York man tried to support Islamic State group Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    BUFFALO, New York (AP) — A New York State man traveled overseas in a bid to join the Islamic State group after buying night-vision goggles, a machete and body armor and pledging his loyalty to the group on Twitter, federal authorities said Wednesday after arresting him on a charge of attempting to provide material support to a designated terrorist organization. More »

  • Feds: New York man tried to support Islamic State group
    Feds: New York man tried to support Islamic State group Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A western New York man traveled overseas in a bid to join the Islamic State group after buying night-vision goggles, a machete and body armor and pledging his loyalty to the group on Twitter, federal authorities said Wednesday after arresting him on a charge of attempting to provide material support to a designated terrorist organization. More »

  • Twitter shares tumble amid fresh doubts on growth
    Twitter shares tumble amid fresh doubts on growth Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    Twitter, who made its entrance on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on November 7, 2013, saw its shares fall hard after second quarter results More »

  • Will the Internet listen to your private conversations?
    Will the Internet listen to your private conversations? Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    Like a lot of teenagers, Aanya Nigam reflexively shares her whereabouts, activities and thoughts on Twitter, Instagram and other social networks without a qualm. But Aanya's care-free attitude dissolved ... More »

  • 15 other RCA artists who Zayn could totally collab with
    15 other RCA artists who Zayn could totally collab with Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    Twitter is forming a mad supergroup of RCA artists for Zayn to work with NOW. More »

  • Mia Farrow faces Twitter backlash for lion dentist's address
    Mia Farrow faces Twitter backlash for lion dentist's address Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Mia Farrow took some Twitter heat Wednesday for joining other angry social media posters and blasting out the business address of the dentist who killed the beloved lion Cecil in Zimbabwe. More »

  • The Bizarre Celebration of 'Unplanned Parenthood'
    The Bizarre Celebration of 'Unplanned Parenthood' Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    Following the release a series of pro-life sting videos targeting Planned Parenthood, Republican senators are threatening to defund the family-planning provider. A vote on their bill to strip Planned Parenthood of federal funding—which accounts for 40 percent of the organization’s budget—could come as early as Monday. On Twitter, pro-life advocates are trying to help it along, popularizing the hashtag #UnplannedParenthood on Wednesday. More »

  • Twitter stock tumbles as user growth stalls
    Twitter stock tumbles as user growth stalls Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    Tepid user growth and ongoing uncertainty about its leadership dragged Twitter's stock to its lowest level in over a year Wednesday, even though the short-messaging service reported sharply quarterly higher ... More »

  • Being frank not enough, Twitter needs to act
    Being frank not enough, Twitter needs to act Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    Twitter Inc interim CEO Jack Dorsey's harsh criticism of the company's efforts to woo new users may just be the first step to addressing its long-standing problems. Twitter needs to act fast - simplify its core product and organise news feeds better, analysts said. At least 19 brokerages cut their price target on Twitter to as low as $30 - 18 percent lower than the stock's Tuesday's close of $36.54. More »

  • Twitter stock plunges as user growth stalls Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    Tepid user growth and ongoing uncertainty about its leadership are dragging Twitter's stock to its lowest level in over a year even though the short-messaging service reported sharply quarterly higher ... More »

  • Twitter shares tumbles amid fresh doubts on growth
    Twitter shares tumbles amid fresh doubts on growth Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    Twitter, who made its entrance on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on November 7, 2013, saw its shares fall hard after second quarter results More »

  • Ricky Gervais and Cara Delevingne lead pack of celebrities horrified by Cecil …
    Ricky Gervais and Cara Delevingne lead pack of celebrities horrified by Cecil … Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    Celebrities took to Twitter to express their outrage over the shooting of Cecil the Lion by an American dentist. More »

  • Islamic State claims Yemen car bombing - Twitter posting Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    CAIRO (Reuters) - The Islamic State militant group said it carried out a car bombing attack on an Ismaili mosque in the Yemeni capital Sanaa, according to a posting on a Twitter account used by the group. A security source in Sanaa said the bombing killed three people and wounded seven. Ismailis are a minority Shi'ite Muslim sect. (Reporting by Omar Fahmy, Writing by Hadeel al Sayegh/William Maclean) More »

  • Russians hackers used Twitter, photos to reach U.S. computers - report
    Russians hackers used Twitter, photos to reach U.S. computers - report Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    By Joseph Menn SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Russian government-backed hackers who penetrated high-profile U.S. government and defence industry computers this year used a method combining Twitter with data hidden in seemingly benign photographs, according to experts studying the campaign. In a public report Wednesday, researchers at security company FireEye Inc said the group used the unusual tandem as a means of communicating with previously infected computers. FireEye has briefed law enforcement on what it found. More »

  • What to watch on TV tonight: Wednesday
    What to watch on TV tonight: Wednesday Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    Here are the shows that will be on your Twitter timeline later. More »

  • Dorsey Hints Twitter Could Look Like Facebook
    Dorsey Hints Twitter Could Look Like Facebook Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    Twitter's interim boss - flashing "shades of Steve Jobs" - is plotting out a massive overhaul of the service which could see it looking a lot more like Facebook. Jack Dorsey said he would spare no sacred cows while trying to turn around the site's fortunes, and suggested that the unfiltered timeline of tweets could become more like Facebook's algorithmically ranked news feed. Twitter shares slumped by 11% in after-hours trading after the service confirmed it was still struggling to add users . More »

  • Twitter 'Not Satisfied' With Slow User Growth
    Twitter 'Not Satisfied' With Slow User Growth Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    Twitter shares slumped by 11% in after-hours trading after the service confirmed it was still struggling to add users. However, the slowest user growth since Twitter went public in 2013 saw monthly active users creep up from 308 million to 316 million over the quarter. In comparison, Facebook has a massive 1.4 billion monthly users. More »

  • Twitter shares fall as growth of monthly users slows
    Twitter shares fall as growth of monthly users slows Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    Twitter Inc's shares fell more than 11 percent in extended trade on Tuesday after the microblogging company said its number of monthly average users grew at the slowest pace since it went public in 2013. "This is unacceptable and we're not happy about it," Jack Dorsey, who stepped in as interim chief executive on July 1, said on a call with analysts. Twitter said it had 304 million core users in the second quarter, up from 302 million in the prior quarter. More »

  • Twitter CEO Dorsey's criticism of company refreshing, analysts say Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    By Yasmeen Abutaleb SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Critics have long lamented that Twitter Inc is difficult to use and has had trouble defining itself, which is why it has not expanded its audience. Add interim chief executive Jack Dorsey and Chief Financial Officer Anthony Noto to the list of critics. While Wall Street dumped the stock in after-hours trading on Tuesday, the frank comments by the two executives gave analysts reason to hope the company would start addressing the long-standing problems. More »

  • Twitter shares dive on word of growth challenges
    Twitter shares dive on word of growth challenges Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    Twitter shares have hit the slide as executives warned that the messaging service?s path to mainstream popularity would be a long one More »

  • Twitter revenue grows sharply but user growth stays slow
    Twitter revenue grows sharply but user growth stays slow Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    Twitter has failed to add users at a quick enough pace for investors in the second quarter, even as revenue grew sharply, feeding concerns about whether it can ever become a mass-market service like Facebook or Google. More »

  • Twitter 2Q revenue grows sharply but user growth stays slow
    Twitter 2Q revenue grows sharply but user growth stays slow Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter failed to add users at a quick enough pace for investors in the second quarter even as revenue grew sharply, feeding concerns about whether it can ever become a mass-market service like Facebook or Google. More »

  • Twitter stock jumps after 2Q revenue grows sharply
    Twitter stock jumps after 2Q revenue grows sharply Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    Twitter surprised investors with a strong earnings report Tuesday even as the company searches for a permanent CEO and faces ongoing challenges growing its user base. San Francisco-based Twitter Inc. posted ... More »

  • Twitter posts quarterly loss as revenue climbs
    Twitter posts quarterly loss as revenue climbs Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    Twitter reported that it lost $137 million in the recently ended quarter on revenue that jumped 61 percent to more than half a billion dollars More »

  • Whose Joke Is It Anyway?
    Whose Joke Is It Anyway? Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    On July 25, a Twitter user noticed something strange. Both C.K. and Cook had jokes about giving their kids a strange name, but C.K. took it in a surreal direction (he wanted to name his child “Ladies and Gentleman,” so he could spontaneously cry out “Ladies and Gentleman, please!”) compared to Cook’s more obvious approach (that it’d be weird to name your kid Optimus Prime). More »

  • Turkey's military offensive sets off hashtag war
    Turkey's military offensive sets off hashtag war Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    Turks and Kurds post opposing views under Twitter hashtag created to protest against ongoing military operations. More »