Twitter turns 10: What’s next?

Twitter turned 10 on Monday and while it might be celebrating at the moment, there are some sobering facts to contend with including a 65 percent drop in its share price in the last year, discontent from Wall Street and concerns over whether it can continue to add users. Jack Dorsey returned to the helm … Read more

Facebook Activates Safety Check Feature After Brussels Attacks

Facebook activated its Safety Check feature Tuesday morning, following explosions around Brussels. The option allows users in a tragedy or natural disaster to mark themselves as safe, and was widely used — and praised — after the Paris shootings attacks last November. Brussels Airport was the scene of at least two explosions Tuesday morning, with … Read more

Bieber cancels VIP experience, offers all-or-nothing refund

The pop star canceled all VIP meet-and-greet sessions for the remainder of his Purpose World Tour, a perk that can cost up to $2,000 each. Bieber took to Instagram to reveal his decision to cancel the meet and greets, citing emotional exhaustion and depression. However, Bkstg, a platform that allows fans to purchase limited-edition merchandise … Read more

MasterCard to replace passwords with selfies

MasterCard customers will soon be able to replace their passwords with a “selfie” and a fingerprints to verify their identity and make payments online. The payment processing company confirmed the decision to introduce biometric checks this week at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Ann Cairns, head of international markets for MasterCard, told CNBC that … Read more

Left or Right-Swipe? Most attractive jobs on Tinder

Social dating app Tinder has revealed what the most eye-catching jobs for its U.S. members. The app has compiled and published three months of data revealing the list of most right-swiped jobs for both men and women. Tinder, which claims to make 26 million matches per day, says job and education details, introduced in November … Read more

Skype is making its web app more like the desktop version with a few new ways to reach non-Skype users. With Skype for Web, users can now place voice calls to any mobile phone or landline through the new “Call phones” section. Of course, this requires some Skype credit or a Skype Unlimited World subscription, … Read more

Dating apps set to revolutionise advertising and job hunting

Dating apps aren’t just changing our love lives, they’re also changing the way we find jobs, view advertisements and arrange dates, according to industry experts. Businesses are beginning to see the potential of dating services. Several are being used to advertize fashion and luxury brands, such as JW Anderson, which launched a collection using Grindr … Read more

#RIPTwitter: User outrage over changes to tweets

Twitter users went into meltdown over weekend, using the hashtag #RIPTwitter to vent their fury at reports of changes to the way tweets will appear in users’ timelines. BuzzFeed reported on Friday that Twitter is planning to introduce an algorithmic timeline and show tweets it thinks users want to see. Currently Twitter presents the newest … Read more

Why Snapchat is better than Facebook

n CNBC’s social media on campus series, we asked editors at college papers across the country: What social media platforms are hot? Are any of them dead or just for old people? This installment is by Sonali Seth, a sophomore at the University of Southern California. Source: Mimi Nguyen Sonali Seth We, millennials, have fallen … Read more

Facebook? Snapchat? What’s hot on college campuses?

In CNBC’s social media on campus series, we asked students from all across the country to tell us what social media platforms are most prevalent at their school. Facebook? Snapchat? Twitter? Are students using them for purely social purposes or professional/school activities? And, are any social media platforms “dead” or just for old people? Here’s … Read more