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Snap: some remain cautious on the prospects for the loss-making company. Photograph: Reuters

As many as 9 million people rushed to sign up to Snapchat, the vanishing messaging app, in recent months to see what their face might look like if the(...)

 Facebook: the platform’s new numbers suggest  more than 2.8 billion fake accounts were taken down in the 12 months that ended on September 30th, or about 7.7 million a day. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA

Facebook sells advertisers on its access to real people – 2.27 billion of them at the last count. That’s a network that exceeds the combined populatio(...)

Twitter easily beat Wall Street’s revenue and profit estimates on Thursday, pushing its shares up nearly 16 per cent before the opening bell, as highe(...)

While politicians and the press have fallen out of love with Facebook, investors have been bidding it up. Photograph: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images

Even after politicians turned on Facebook this year, investors could take comfort from resilient revenues and strong profit margins. Now they have to(...)

The impact of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation on Facebook’s business is likely to be a key focus. Photograph: AP

In a maelstrom of controversy over election meddling, inappropriate content and privacy violations, Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg says he i(...)

Alphabet’s worldwide ad sales increased to $31.1bn, above the average analysts’ estimate of $30.3bn. Photograph: Getty Images

Google owner Alphabet reported first-quarter sales and profit on Monday that topped financial analysts’ estimates as it achieved better pricing on ads(...)

Snapchat: still valued at over $20 billion, even after Wednesday’s disappointing update. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

In the two months since Snap went public, one big question has hung over the social-media company: can it survive a full-on attack from Facebook, whic(...)

Google is under fire  from politicians and brands angered by ads appearing alongside videos on YouTube  carrying homophobic or anti-Semitic messages

US wireless carriers Verizon Communications and AT&T have suspended digital advertising on Google’s YouTube and other advertising platforms not re(...)

Wealthy pro-Trump supporters are buying up last minute TV ads in swing states. Photograph: Jim Urquhart/Reuters

Rich Republicans may have initially balked at Donald Trump, but pro-Trump billionaires are leaving the sidelines in the last week of the election to i(...)

Revenue at Disney’s theme park and resorts business was up 6 per cent to $4.38 billion.

Walt Disney’s quarterly profit and revenue on Tuesday beat analysts’ estimates fuelled by movie studio hits, and the media company said it was taking (...)

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