Twitter adds voice posts: ‘Sometimes 280 characters aren’t enough’
People in Silicon Valley have been getting hot under the collar recently about an app called Clubhouse, which is based on people recording and uploading voice messages. Now there’s more good news for people who love...
June 18, 2020
Twitter Q1 revenues rise 3% as daily users grow by 24%
Twitter is the latest tech company to publish its results for Q1 2020, revealing that its quarterly revenues grew by 3% year-on-year to $808m, with a similar “strong start to the quarter that was impacted by widespread...
May 1, 2020
Today’s positive coronavirus-related industry stories (14 April)
Start today with the news that the Australian government has provided $10m of funding to music industry charity Support Act, which will be used to provide crisis relief to artists, crew and other music workers, as well as...
April 14, 2020
Today’s positive coronavirus-related industry stories (8 April)
We’ve broken the big positive story out as our lead today, but there are other good things to report on too. Variety has a report on how ticketed-livestreams platform StageIt is growing during the pandemic: it made $884k...
April 8, 2020
L Devine’s digital ‘URL Tour’ helped her sell out of merch
One of the most inventive approaches to livestreaming so far this year came from British artist L Devine, who went on an online-only ‘URL Tour’ when a planned physical tour was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Instead...
April 3, 2020
Twitter users up but revenues hit due to coronavirus
Earlier this year, Twitter provided analysts with its financial guidance for the first quarter of 2020, predicting revenue of between $825m and $885m, and operating income between $0m and $30m. Yesterday, though, Twitter withdrew...
March 24, 2020
Twitter is getting its ‘stories’ with new fleets feature
“Sharing your thoughts publicly can be intimidating!” tweeted Twitter’s product lead Kayvon Beykpour yesterday. No, this wasn’t a precursor to announcing new measures to crack down on the kind of users who can make...
March 5, 2020
Facebook and Twitter pull out of SXSW due to coronavirus
We reported yesterday on what the coronavirus outbreak might mean for June’s Midem music industry conference: presently, it means sharing Cannes with 23,000 real-estate folk due to the postponement of that industry’s...
March 3, 2020
Twitter quarterly revenues top $1bn for the first time
A symbolic moment for Twitter almost 14 years after its founding: for the first time, its quarterly revenues surpassed $1bn ($1.01bn, to be precise, an increase of 11% year-on-year). The company’s share price rose on...
February 7, 2020
Twitter wants to make a ‘decentralised standard for social media’
If you’ve read any of the long-form articles (or the book) about Twitter’s history, you might have formed the opinion that CEO Jack Dorsey is good at Big Ideas, but not always quite as good at the details. With that in...
December 12, 2019
BTS Army’s latest battle was with… the World Record Egg
Yesterday, Twitter announced that the most-retweeted tweet of 2019 was January’s ‘World Record Egg’ – an attempt to break the previous retweets record with a photo of an egg. According to Twitter, the egg beat a...
December 10, 2019