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Twitter Met With Yahoo to Discuss Merger
Mergers and Acquisitions

Twitter Met With Yahoo to Discuss Merger

A news report, citing sources close to the talks, said execs at the two firms had met several weeks ago and had spent several hours looking at whether a strategic combination might make sense.
Matt Clinch
Get Your Facebook Advertising Questions Answered Live at 3 p.m. ET
Facebook Advertising

Get Your Facebook Advertising Questions Answered Live at 3 p.m. ET

Entrepreneur and Hootsuite will host a #HootChat at 3 p.m. ET with Keith Krance, co-author of Ultimate Guide to Facebook Advertising.
Andrea Hardalo
Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Microsoft Back EU Hate Speech Rules
Politics

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Microsoft Back EU Hate Speech Rules

EU governments have been trying in recent months to get social platforms to crack down on rising online racism following the refugee crisis and terror attacks, with some even threatening action against the companies.
Microsoft Is Reportedly Releasing an Xbox TV Next Month -- Start Up Your Day Roundup
Start Up Your Day

Microsoft Is Reportedly Releasing an Xbox TV Next Month -- Start Up Your Day Roundup

Plus: Check out someone's Snapchat all the way from Mt. Everest.
Lindsay Friedman
Apple May Unveil a New Macbook Pro This Fall -- Start Up Your Day Roundup
Start Up Your Day

Apple May Unveil a New Macbook Pro This Fall -- Start Up Your Day Roundup

Plus: Facebook apologizes after initially rejecting a photo of a plus-sized model.
Lindsay Friedman
Twitter Has Made Those Changes You've Been Asking For
Twitter

Twitter Has Made Those Changes You've Been Asking For

The company unveiled some tweaks to help people share more within the 140-character limit, and to encourage them to share more and richer content.
Julia Boorstin
The Kinky Ménage à Trois Startup That Tinder Wants to Kill (and How It's Fighting Back)
Dating

The Kinky Ménage à Trois Startup That Tinder Wants to Kill (and How It's Fighting Back)

3nder, the 'Tinder for threesomes,' scored some free media coverage with its campaign to get users to ship stinky socks to Tinder.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Your Social-Media Strategy Should Not Be Random. Here Are 5 Steps to Streamline It.
Marketing Bootcamp

Your Social-Media Strategy Should Not Be Random. Here Are 5 Steps to Streamline It.

By getting focused and dedicating just a few hours each month, you can create a sensible social media strategy that wins fans and brings in new customers.
Tami Brehse
Sometimes, After a Successful Run, It's Time to Switch Gears. Learn How to Pivot.
Pivoting

Sometimes, After a Successful Run, It's Time to Switch Gears. Learn How to Pivot.

Twitter and Tick are two famous examples of companies that took an opportunity to follow another path.
Lucinda Watrous
McDonald's Japan Is Making French Fries With Gold -- Start Up Your Day Roundup
Start Up Your Day

McDonald's Japan Is Making French Fries With Gold -- Start Up Your Day Roundup

Plus: Microsoft made a magic mirror that can read emotions.
Lindsay Friedman
How Social Media Jeopardizes Data Security
Cybersecurity

How Social Media Jeopardizes Data Security

Your employees may be revealing too much, here's how to keep their posts from compromising your business.
Cynthia Johnson
Twitter

Twitter is a popular microblogging social network service. The San Francisco-based company was founded by Jack Dorsey, Biz Stone and Evan Williams in 2006.

Users are able to send and read messages -- also known as tweets -- that are up to 140 characters long. Tweets are publicly visible unless a user protects his or her account so that only approved users have access to it. Users can "follow" friends and colleagues, as well as their favorite brands, news outlets and other institutions. Twitter has also become a useful marketing tool for businesses.

A username, or user's "handle," is generally a series of letters and numbers preceded by the "@" sign. For instance, Entrepreneur magazine's Twitter handle is @EntMagazine. Tweets can be tracked in groups by using a hashtag, or the "#" sign, before the word or phrase.