Monday, September 25, 2017

Social networking services

This photo combo of images shows, clockwise, from upper left: a Google sign at a store in Hialeah, Fla., the Twitter app displayed on a smartphone, PayPal headquarters in San Jose, Calif., and the Facebook app displayed on an iPad

BY BARBARA ORTUTAY NEW YORK (AP) — It took bloodshed in Charlottesville to get tech companies to do what civil rights groups have been calling for for years: take a firmer stand against accounts used to promote hate and violence. ...
White nationalist demonstrators walk into the entrance of Lee Park surrounded by counter demonstrators in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017.

BY BARBARA ORTUTAY NEW YORK (AP) — One of the social media posts resembled a wanted poster or a missing-persons flyer: Photographs of men were arranged in rows, seeking their names and employers. But the Facebook post wasn’t circulated by ...
In this Thursday, March 2, 2017, file photo, Snap co-founders Bobby Murphy, left, and CEO Evan Spiegel ring the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange as the company celebrates its IPO.

BY BARBARA ORTUTAY NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook once failed to buy Snapchat; ever since, it’s tried to copy it, mostly without success. Until now. Facebook’s Instagram Stories, a clear Snapchat clone, has more daily users than Snapchat itself — ...
This Wednesday, April 26, 2017, photo shows the Twitter icon on a mobile phone, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

BY BARBARA ORTUTAY NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter’s new privacy policy suggests ambitions of becoming more like Facebook — more tracking of users and more targeting of ads to rake in more money. Twitter recently reported its first quarterly revenue ...
People pass by the New York Stock Exchange after the banner for the Snap Inc. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

BY BARBARA ORTUTAY and MICHAEL LIEDTKE NEW YORK (AP) — Snapchat parent Snap Inc. started its official bid to go public last Halloween. Now investors get to learn whether they’re in for a trick or a treat. Snap passed its ...
In this Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, file photo, Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel poses for a photo in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Snap Inc. is valuing the company at up to $22 billion as it prepares for the tech industry’s biggest initial public offering in years. The parent company of the social network Snapchat said in a regulatory ...
In this Nov. 20, 2016 file photo, Selena Gomez arrives at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Selena Gomez rules Instagram. The photo-sharing site released its year-end data Thursday showing the 24-year-old pop star has the most followers of any celebrity (103 million) and was responsible for nearly all of the most-liked celebrity ...
In this Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, file photo, the Twitter logo appears on an updated phone post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Twitter reports financial results Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016.

BY BARBARA ORTUTAY NEW YORK (AP) — Sale or no sale, Twitter users are bound to see changes as the beleaguered communications service tries to broaden its appeal to more people and advertisers. A new owner could clean up Twitter ...

BY BARBARA ORTUTAY NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter said Thursday it has suspended 360,000 accounts since mid-2015 for violating its policies banning the promotion of terrorism and violent extremism. The San Francisco-based company said in a blog post that it ...
In this May 13, 2016 file photo, model Miranda Kerr, right, and her boyfriend, Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel, arrive for a state dinner for Nordic leaders at the White House in Washington. Kerr announced on her Instagram account, Wednesday, July 20, that the couple are engaged.

NEW YORK (AP) — Miranda Kerr said yes. The 33-year-old model is engaged to marry Snapchat co-founder and CEO Evan Spiegel. She made the announcement on her Instagram account — using a Snapchat filter — on Wednesday, with a photo ...
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