30.18 +0.31 (1.04%)
After hours: 7:59PM EDT
|Bid||30.10 x 2900|
|Ask||30.19 x 1000|
|Day's Range||28.84 - 29.89|
|52 Week Range||17.03 - 47.79|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.43|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||96.67|
|Earnings Date||Oct 25, 2018|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y Target Est||33.24|
It's going to be harder for trolls to disrupt Periscope broadcasts. Now, Periscope is changing that. Instead of relying solely on group moderation, the company says broadcasters will instead be allowed to assign chat moderators before they start streaming.
Facebook, Twilio, Twitter, Ford and Lyft are the companies to watch.
Facebook (FB) has reportedly announced that it is banning misinformation on voting methods on its platform ahead of the US mid-term elections in November in an effort to combat the voter suppression and false news issues that came up during the 2016 US presidential election. Facebook has been trying to help users directly communicate problems of voter suppression to Facebook fact checkers. Facebook has announced that any sort of voting suppression like the spread of false news by saying that polling places are closed or facing violence would be handled and checked by the company’s third-party fact checkers.
As Twitter (TWTR) prepares to release what will be its first full-quarter financial report under the European Union’s comprehensive privacy law known as the General Data Protection Regulation (or GDPR), it turns out the company is under investigation as to whether or not it has violated the law. Ireland’s data watchdog, the Irish Data Protection Commission, is currently investigating Twitter’s European corporate headquarters. Twitter’s GDPR probe in Ireland was triggered by a complaint from a UK privacy researcher who indicated to the Irish privacy watchdog that Twitter had refused to hand over data about him that he had requested.
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case that could determine whether users can challenge social media companies on free speech grounds. The case, Manhattan Community Access Corp. v. Halleck, No. 17-702, centers on whether a private operator of a public access television network is considered a state actor which can be sued for First Amendment violations. The case could have broader implications for social media and other media outlets.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey explained that a bug caused what would normally be invisible, back-end notifications to become visible for a short period. Twitter TWTR briefly freaked out Tuesday and started sending notifications with only random strings of numbers and letters — and now we know why. CEO Jack Dorsey explained that a bug caused what would normally be invisible, back-end notifications to become visible for a short period.
Life as a public company has been less-than-stellar for Snap (NYSE:SNAP) and Snap stock. Within a day, excited investors pushed Snap stock up to nearly $30. Since then, it has been nothing but downhill for Snap stock, excluding one big, post-earnings pop.
The problem appeared to be with the technology that powers Twitter's notification systems. The string of numbers – which looks like a hexadecimal string of the kind used in programming – presumably refers to a part of Twitter's code, which would normally be swapped out for something that a human can read but is failing to do so because of a bug. While they are a little concerning and odd, there's nothing to indicate that the message refers to any broader problem with the Twitter platform.
As Twitter (TWTR) reports its third-quarter results, Japan is on many investors’ radars. The country has become a prominent market for the company and presents an attractive digital advertising market opportunity. Twitter is poised to close 2018 with 34 million monthly users in Japan, which is equivalent to 63.3% of all social network users in the country, according to eMarketer.
Here’s the problem: It’s not possible to use Twitter’s advanced search function to pull all tweets related to a certain subject within a date range. Justin Littman, a software developer at Stanford University Libraries, explained that researchers with advanced software skills used to be able to sign up to write their own software and get the data they needed from Twitter’s Application Programming Interface (API).
Google is internally testing a censored version of its search engine in China and is seeing promising results, CEO Sundar Pichai said Monday — his first time publicly acknowledging the project’s existence.
University of Durham doctoral student Matthew Hedges was accused using evidence obtained from his electronic devices as well as information gleaned from surveillance and intelligence, the U.A.E.’s attorney general, Hamad Al Shamsi, said in a statement late Monday. Academic research was a “cover” for his spying activities, and Hedges corroborated the evidence, he said. The academic’s wife, Daniela Tejada, denied the allegations, saying in a statement that Hedges was studying the impact of the Arab Spring uprisings on the U.A.E.’s foreign policy and security strategy.
Twitter (TWTR) is scheduled to report its third-quarter results on October 25. Twitter’s revenue fell 4.3% YoY in the comparable period last year. Twitter has posted profits in the past three consecutive quarters supported by a combination of revenue growth and cost controls.
“There’s a group of people in the city who are willing to give,” said Benioff at Wired’s 25th anniversary summit on Monday. “And there’s a group of people in the city who don’t.”
President Trump mocks the senator and demands she apologize after she revealed the results of a DNA test to prove her prior claims of Native American ancestry. The test by a Stanford genetics professor finds "strong evidence" that Warren's heritage included Native American DNA six to 10 generations ago. President Donald Trump on Tuesday again mocked Sen. Elizabeth Warren as "Pocahontas" and demanded she apologize after she revealed the results of a DNA test to prove her prior claims of Native American ancestry.
Earlier this month, Facebook (FB) hosted the first global summit for its Workplace product. Launched two years ago, Workplace is a collaborative platform designed for corporate environments. It supports instant messaging between colleagues, group communication, and social networking within an organization.
Social-media companies are failing their users by creating echo chambers that encourage polarization, Twitter Chief Executive Jack Dorsey said Monday.
Facebook Inc. has embarked on another effort to curb voter manipulation, with executives telling Reuters that the company will ban misinformation about voting requirements and untrue reports of conditions at polling sites that could prevent people from showing up to vote, such as long poll lines or violence at polling stations, ahead of and during next month's U.S. midterm elections. The ban was set to be widely announced later Monday, Reuters reported. Facebook executives are also weighing whether to follow Twitter Inc. and ban posts linking to hacked materials, the report said. Facebook last week removed hundreds of U.S.-based pages and accounts it said were spreading false or misleading political content ahead of the elections.
Alphabet’s (GOOGL) Google recently disclosed that it had found a security flaw that may have exposed the personal data of as many as 500,000 users of its Google+ social network. Google+ was introduced in 2011 as a competitor to Facebook (FB). In an attempt to tighten the security of its products, Google announced a wide range of changes after revealing the security glitch.