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Facebook plans to remove sensitive ad targeting options

Facebook has said it plans to remove detailed ad targeting options that refer to “sensitive” topics, such as ads based on interactions with content around race, health,...

Platform News: Social media Twitter button

Twitter seeks to settle 2016 class action lawsuit for $800 million

Twitter has said it would pay $809.5 million to settle a shareholder class action lawsuit accusing the social media company of deceiving investors about how often people used its p...

Grey Data Blog: Global internet usage to 2031

New research: Global internet access will max out in 2031

Back in 1995, when I first started participating in bulletin boards and various other forums that were emerging across the Internet, there were 16 million users of the Internet, wh...

Platform News: Google

Google to lay out new features to keep users clicking after lockdown

Google is expected to unveil updates across many services, including search and Android, as the company showcases its role in a world that has become more digitally connected durin...

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: FinTech trading app Robinhood

Robinhood added 6 million crypto users in last two months

Controversial online brokerage Robinhood has said it has garnered 6 million new users for its cryptocurrency services in the first two months of 2021 amid higher retail trading vol...

Platform News: Clubhouse audio and social media app

Chinese users flock to US chat app Clubhouse to evade local censors

Invite-only audio app Clubhouse is attracting masses of new users from mainland China, where the US app remains uncensored by authorities despite flourishing discussions on rights,...

Platform News: Spotify music streaming app based out of Sweden

Spotify outlook weakens as pandemic uncertainty persists

Spotify has forecast revenue and paid subscribers would miss Wall Street estimates this quarter due to growing uncertainty over how long the COVID-19 crisis would last.

Platform Industry: ByteDance China company building

ByteDance’s Douyin hits 600 million daily users

Douyin, the Chinese version of short-video app TikTok, reach 600 million daily active users in August, an executive with parent company ByteDance stated, a massive 50% increase sin...