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Twitter may be working flat out to curb abuse on its platform but if it is hoping the move will herald a turnaround in its fortunes, it might be wise (...)

Twitter said its quality filter has led to fewer unwanted interactions

Twitter has said measures it introduced earlier in the year to curb abusive behaviour are paying off with increased action being taken against abusers(...)

Square’s payment service enables small businesses to accept card and contactless payments. Photograph: Square UK/PA

If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it. That could be the defence for Jack Dorsey staying at the helm of both Twitter and Square. Two (...)

Mayor Jose Antonio Rodriguez Salas checks his smartphone at his office in Jun, Spain. Salas claims he has shaved an average of 13 per cent off the town’s budget every year since 2011, thanks to the extensive use of Twitter, and created a digital democracy where residents interact online almost daily with town officials. Photograph: Laura Leon/The New York Times

When José Antonio Rodríguez Salas’s daughter Martina was born in April, he turned to social media to share the news. However Rodríguez Salas, the may(...)

 Former Storyful chief executive Mark Little is to take over as head of Twitter’s Irish subsidiary on July 1st. Photo: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Twitter Ireland boss Stephen McIntyre is stepping down from his role as managing director at the social network to join venture capital firm Frontline(...)

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(...)

Next time you hear someone say: “This deal, we feel, is the right deal to go forward. In the go-forward scenario, we plan on doing the deal”, which was precisely the bull AOL’s Tim Armstrong spouted when it was bought by Verizon this year, don’t swallow it. Photograph: the New York Times

At this time of year, my mind naturally turns to guff. Every December I open the cupboard in which I store the worst examples of the year’s jargon and(...)

Storyful founder and former RTÉ journalist Mark Little has joined Twitter in a senior role on its media team. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Storyful founder and former RTÉ journalist Mark Little has joined Twitter in a senior role on its media team. Mr Little will become Twitter’s vice-pre(...)

Jack Dorsey, the new chief of Twitter. Photograph: Bryan Thomas/The New York Times

At 7:45am on October 15th, 2008, Jack Dorsey was called to a meeting at the Clift Hotel in San Francisco. He arrived wearing a black beanie hat and a (...)

Twitter cofounder Jack Dorsey has been appointed permanent chief executive of Twitter. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

The speculation over who would lead Twitter ended as the tech firm said cofounder Jack Dorsey would take the role on a permanent basis. The move en(...)

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