Twitter to let users charge followers to see premium posts

Twitter is branching out from advertising to find more ways to make money — both for itself and for its most prolific users, whether those are businesses, celebrities or regular people By BARBARA ORTUTAY AP Technology Writer February 25, 2021, 8:23 PM • 2 min read Twitter is branching out from advertising to find more […]

Clubhouse Is Booming. So Is the Ecosystem Around It

On Clubhouse, it’s no different. People have been working within the constraints of the app to make it work for them. For example: There’s no way to share images, so some people use their avatar to show charts or other visuals that may be relevant to a room. There’s no way to share notes or […]

Pro-military marchers in Myanmar attack anti-coup protesters

YANGON, Myanmar — Members of a group supporting Myanmar’s military junta attacked and injured people protesting Thursday against the army’s Feb. 1 seizure of power that ousted the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi. At least several people were injured in the attacks in Myanmar’s largest city. The chaos complicates an already intractable standoff […]

Facebook says it will pay $1B over 3 years to news industry

Facebook, following in Google’s footsteps, says it plans to invest $1 billion to support the news industry over the next three years By TALI ARBEL AP Technology Writer February 24, 2021, 11:19 PM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article Facebook, following in Google’s footsteps, says it plans to invest $1 […]

Australia says Facebook will lift its Australian news ban

Australia’s government says Facebook has agreed to lift its ban on Australians sharing news after a deal was struck on legislation that would make digital giants pay for journalism ByThe Associated Press February 23, 2021, 5:20 AM • 1 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article CANBERRA, Australia — Australia’s government announced on […]

Australian leader urges Facebook to lift its news blockade

Australia’s prime minister has urged Facebook to lift its blockade of Australian users and return to the negotiating table with news publishing businesses By ROD McGUIRK Associated Press February 19, 2021, 1:57 AM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article CANBERRA, Australia — Australia’s prime minister on Friday urged Facebook to […]

“Mr. Kitty” goes virtually to Washington over GameStop saga

The social media movement that made a beloved icon of GameStop enthusiast Keith Gill continued to rally behind the YouTube personality known as Roaring Kitty as he testified to Congress on Thursday about his role in last month’s stock market frenzy. “Today, the world shall know his name,” cheered one online fan on the social […]

China defends use of Twitter, Facebook in virus campaign

The Chinese government has defended its use of Twitter and Facebook, following a report that it used its growing social media presence to spread disinformation about the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic ByThe Associated Press February 18, 2021, 11:10 AM • 3 min read BEIJING — The Chinese government defended its use of Twitter and […]

EXPLAINER: What’s up between Google, Facebook and Australia?

For two decades, global news outlets have complained internet companies are getting rich at their expense, selling advertising linked to their reports without sharing revenue By JOE McDONALD AP Business Writer February 18, 2021, 8:59 AM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BEIJING — For two decades, global news outlets […]