The new directors join as Twitter seeks new routes to growth. Photograph: Reuters

Twitter has appointed UK internet entrepreneur Martha Lane Fox and Pepsi’s chief financial officer Hugh Johnston as directors, as the messaging platfo(...)

Simon Coveney’s tweet of 2010 after the then taoiseach’s Morning Ireland performance

“God, what an uninspiring interview by Taoiseach this morning. He sounded half way between drunk and hungover and totally disinterested.” When Fine Ga(...)

A man drinks from a beer can while wearing a virtual reality headset at a party hosted by Deloitte Digital during the South By Southwest Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg
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Image of the week: Virtual fun It is estimated that 97 per cent of people photographed wearing virtual reality headsets look stupid, but not this g(...)

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Get ready for the oncoming storm: Instagram is planning to cange how your newsfeed is presented. A new algorithm rolled out in the coming months wi(...)

The Twitter lgog seen on the front of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York.  Twitter has revamped its timeline  allowing the “best” tweets to rise to the top

Twitter made a dramatic product change on Wednesday, saying it will recast the way it displays tweets on its homepage by customising them to individu(...)

The Twitter logo is shown at its corporate headquarters in San Francisco, California

Four senior Twitter executives are leaving the media company, chief executive , the biggest leadership changes since co-founder Jack Dorsey returned a(...)

Twitter 140-character constraint. Photograph: Getty Images

Nothing gets people on Twitter quite as reliably exercised as changes made to how Twitter works. And this week, news of a big change broke – according(...)

A thrill-seeker carries a surfboard crosses the puddle outside Drummond Central in Newcastle upon Tyne, which became an internet sensation with tens of thousands of people watching it on Periscope. Photograph: Tom White/PA Wire

The internet has outdone itself again. Thousands of people worldwide have downed tools to watched a live stream of people crossing a big puddle in nor(...)

Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey has been pushing the company to think of ways to make the product more engaging.  File photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Twitter may be preparing to raise its character limit to the thousands from the current 140 for tweets, a person with knowledge of the matter sai(...)

As Howard Schultz of Starbucks, a superb peddler of drivel, put it: “Innovation is the force that will . . . enable us to expand and increase revenues and profits – always through  the lens of humanity. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Last year was a ripping one for flannel. I know I say that every year, but 2015 broke all records for obfuscation, euphemism and ugliness. Sifting thr(...)