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Twitter shares tumble as flat user growth disappoints investors

(Reuters) – Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) shares opened more than 10 percent lower on Thursday after the social media platform disappointed investors with stagnant monthly active user growth in the second quarter. Despite its appeal among celebrities and public figures, Twitter has struggled to sustain its closely watched user growth even …

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Tom Hanks jokes Twitter CEO inspired his character in ‘The Circle’

Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks, who plays a Silicon Valley tycoon in the new film “The Circle” about a powerful social media company, teased Twitter Inc Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey on Monday that he may have been inspiration for the part. Hanks appeared alongside Dorsey on Periscope, Twitter’s service for …

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U.S. Homeland Security probes possible abuse in Twitter summons case

The U.S. Homeland Security Department’s inspector general said on Friday he was investigating possible abuse of authority in a case that triggered a lawsuit against the department by Twitter Inc (TWTR.N). Inspector General John Roth described the probe in a letter to Senator Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat who had …

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Twitter advertising revenue falls, shares drop more than 10 percent

Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) posted the slowest revenue growth since it went public four years ago, sending shares down more than 10 percent on Thursday on fears that rivals Snapchat and Facebook Inc(FB.O) were winning the war for advertising. Revenue from advertising fell from a year ago and a 4.0 percent …

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FBI request for Twitter account data may have overstepped legal guidelines

The FBI appeared to go beyond the scope of existing legal guidance in seeking certain kinds of internet records from Twitter (TWTR.N) as recently as last year, legal experts said, citing two warrantless surveillance orders the social media company published on Friday. Twitter said its disclosures were the first time …

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On sensitive U.S. stopover, Taiwan leader connects to Twitter

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, carving a careful diplomatic path on her stopovers in the United States, visited the headquarters of micro-messaging service Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) on Saturday and reactivated an old account. “Had a great visit to @Twitter HQ today. Thank you to @vijaya and team for showing us around!” …

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Sony Music’s Twitter hacked, fake Britney Spears death tweets sent

Sony Music Entertainment’s Twitter account was hacked on Monday, publishing fake statements that pop music icon Britney Spears had died. Sony Music, a unit of Sony Corp. (6758.T), said in a short statement that its social media account was “compromised” but that the situation “has been rectified.” The company said …

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Twitter drops 9 percent after report that Google won’t bid

Shares of Twitter (TWTR.N) slumped 9 percent late on Wednesday after Recode reported that Google, owned by Alphabet (GOOGL.O), would not move forward with a bid to acquire the social network. Citing sources it did not identify, Recode also said that Apple (AAPL.O) was unlikely to be one of the …

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Twitter denies #SaveTwitter rumors of shutting down in 2017

Twitter Inc denied on Thursday rumors that the social media messaging service will be shutting down in 2017, denouncing the claim as groundless. “There is absolutely no truth to the claims whatsoever,” a spokesman for Twitter said in an emailed response to a Reuters request for comment. Social media started …

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Twitter, Facebook move quickly to stem celebrations of Nice attack

Twitter Inc moved swiftly to remove posts from Islamic extremists glorifying a truck attack in Nice, France, watchdog groups said Friday, in a rare round of praise for a platform that has often struggled to contain violent propaganda. A spate of violence over the past several months has posed numerous …

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