Twitter snags Showtime as a live-streaming partner (but just for a boxing match)

tumblr_inline_olj166raes1to727k_1280 Twitter has been picking up live-streaming deals left and right these days, including most recently for rugby matches, and before that with Dick Clark Productions. Today, the company announced another high-profile grab: Showtime. But before you get too excited, the deal is just for a Saturday-night boxing match from Showtime Sports. This is the first time that Showtime has brought live boxing… Read More

Dorsey: Twitter still has “a long way to go”

Jack Dorsey Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey spoke on stage with COO and CFO Anthony Noto at the Goldman Technology Conference in San Francisco on Wednesday. The leaders of the social media giant reiterated Twitter’s mission as a real-time information platform and spoke of its latest accomplishments, but also talked about the challenges of growing what is already a widely-used site. “We… Read More

Elon Musk posts, then deletes, tweets calling Trump’s immigration ban “not right”

musk-deleted-tweets Tesla CEO Elon Musk addressed President Trump’s immigration ban on Muslim majority nations directly via Twitter on Wednesday, saying that the order is “not right” and refers to it as a “Muslim immigration ban” — but he then deleted those tweets almost immediately, referring to them as “earlier drafts.” The specific wording was very strong,… Read More

Twitter fights for disclosure of national security letters

twitter-ban-speech Twitter is fighting to disclose how many times the government has secretly accessed its users’ data — and a judge may soon allow the company to do so. Twitter’s fight has been ongoing since 2014, and the company recently saw progress when it was allowed to publish two national security letters. The government uses national security letters (NSLs) to extract user data from… Read More

Twitter fights for disclosure of national security letters

twitter-ban-speech Twitter is fighting to disclose how many times the government has secretly accessed its users’ data — and a judge may soon allow the company to do so. Twitter’s fight has been ongoing since 2014, and the company recently saw progress when it was allowed to publish two national security letters. The government uses national security letters (NSLs) to extract user data from… Read More

Twitter to live stream the 6 nations rugby tournament in France

rugby You know that Twitter is getting serious about live streaming when the company starts signing deals for rugby matches just for French users. The company announced that it would stream the next 4 matches involving the French team in the 6 nations tournament. And if you know absolutely nothing about rugby, the 6 nations tournament happens every year and is probably my favorite tournament to follow. Read More

Twitter to live stream the 6 nations rugby tournament in France

rugby You know that Twitter is getting serious about live streaming when the company starts signing deals for rugby matches just for French users. The company announced that it would stream the next 4 matches involving the French team in the 6 nations tournament. And if you know absolutely nothing about rugby, the 6 nations tournament happens every year and is probably my favorite tournament to follow. Read More

Crunch Report: Twitter’s Ad Revenue Stalls

Today’s Stories  Twitter’s advertising business is stalling Zenefits is laying off 45% of its workforce Airbnb is buying Luxury Retreats for around $200M Facebook can now replace your weather app The Analogue Nt Mini is the perfect NES console for video game lovers Credits Written and hosted by: Anthony Ha Edited by: Joe Zolnoski Filmed by: Matthew Mauro Teleprompter: Tomas… Read More

Twitter’s ad business may be becoming another one of its biggest problems

jack dorsey alt angle code conference Twitter may have re-oriented itself and laid off part of its workforce to streamline its business, but it still doesn’t look like it is bringing in enough money to keep Wall Street happy. Here is the biggest data point from the company’s fourth-quarter earnings report: according to the company, advertising revenue totaled $638 million, which was down slightly year-over-year. A… Read More