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Disney is reportedly talking with bankers about acquiring Twitter

There’s no shortage of companies with immense interest in acquiring Twitter. Names like Google, Salesforce, Verizon and Microsoft have all been mentioned as potential suitors in recent weeks. Now, we can add another big name to the growing list of…

Facebook overestimated video view times by as much as 80 percent

Facebook has reportedly found itself in hot water with some of its advertisers. Sources familiar with the matter tell The Wall Street Journal that the social networking giant vastly overestimated the average length of time spent viewing a video ad…

Young people chime in on quitting social media

Social media has become the primary means of communication for billions of people around the globe, especially younger users. But is being connected and giving everyone a voice 24/7 really such a good thing? Does it improve our lives at all?

Facebook has figured out how to circumvent ad blockers

Online advertising is a controversial yet necessary evil that both publishers and end-users must contend with. Ads provide the revenue that most websites and online services require to operate. Without money coming in, publications and service providers can’t pay their…

Twitter will now let anyone apply for verified status

Twitter is now inviting any and all users to upgrade their accounts to verified status, a designation that until today was exclusively used to identify key individuals (celebrities, public figures and so on) and organizations on the microblogging platform as…

Google+ turned five and nobody noticed

Google launched its fourth attempt at a social network, Google+, on June 28, 2011 on an invite-only basis. The search giant’s answer to Facebook gained loads of traction early on, amassing more than 20 million users in just three weeks…