Social Networking News

Rolling news and analysis coverage of the major social networking businesses around the globe and the sector as a whole.

Audio Streaming app, Clubhouse

Clubhouse launches Android app as downloads plummet

Live audio app Clubhouse began introducing a test version of its app to Google’s Android users in the US on Sunday, the company said, in a potentially big expansion of its ma...

Platform News: Twitter bias in US Politics

Activism: Twitter shuts down accounts for attempting to evade Trump ban

Twitter Inc suspended several accounts this week that were set up to share statements from a new part of President Donald Trump’s website, saying they broke its rules against...

Platform News: Facebook on a smartphone

Facebook confronts human rights dilemma on political speech

The Facebook oversight board’s extension of President Donald Trump’s banishment from the social network failed to settle how it will balance political leaders’ fr...

Platform Industry News: President Donald J Trump

Facebook has six months to determine if Trump returns

Facebook’s oversight board upheld the company’s suspension of former US President Trump but said the company was wrong to make the suspension indefinite and gave it six...

Platform Industry News: Twitter

Twitter hears from record respondents over world leader rules

Twitter has received a record number of responses to a survey on how it should handle world leaders, a spokeswoman said, an issue in the spotlight ahead of the possible return of f...

Tinder App

Tinder owner bets on ‘summer of love’ to lift revenue as curbs ease

Match forecast current-quarter revenue above expectations on Tuesday, banking on its online dating apps including Tinder and Hinge attracting more subscribers as easing pandemic cu...

Platform News: Social media Twitter button

Twitter to introduce ticketing for audio ‘Spaces’ feature

Twitter Inc has said it will introduce a new feature to let users charge admission to their live audio chat rooms in its “Spaces” feature, as the social media company s...

Platform News: Twitter stock market and financial performance

Analysts: Twitter may struggle to replicate bumper 2020 growth

Twitter Inc will struggle to replicate a bumper 2020 dominated by the U.S. political battles, civil unrest and the COVID-19 crisis as people venture out following vaccine rollouts,...

Platform News: Twitter stock market and financial performance

Twitter breaks tech’s blockbuster streak, shares fall on tepid outlook

Twitter Inc shares sank 9% in post-market trading yesterday as it offered tepid revenue guidance for the second quarter, warned of rising costs and expenses and said user growth co...

Platform News: Facebook like

Facebook beats estimates but warns Apple change could impact growth

Facebook beat expectations for both quarterly revenue and profit, but warned that growth later this year could “significantly” decline as new Apple privacy policies wil...

Pinterest social media news

Pinterest’s user growth slows as pandemic curbs ease

A slowdown in Pinterest Inc’s user growth tarnished an otherwise strong quarterly report card, sending shares down about 10% aftermarket on Tuesday even though the company fo...

Platform News: Facebook usage

Facebook reveals new features for creators to earn money from e-commerce sales

Facebook’s founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said the company will build new features starting with Instagram for content creators to earn money from recommending products ...

Apple App Store

How will Apple’s new privacy changes impact businesses and consumers?

Apple has now begun rolling out an update of its iOS operating system with new privacy controls designed to limit digital advertisers from tracking iPhone users.

Platform News: Facebook

Apple iPhone privacy update seen hurting Facebook revenue in second-quarter

When Facebook Inc reports first quarter earnings on Wednesday, investors will be preoccupied with how a new pop-up privacy notification on Apple’s iPhones will affect the sec...