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Twitter Invests $70 Million in SoundCloud
Twitter

Twitter Invests $70 Million in SoundCloud

The microblogging site's investment was part of a funding round expected to be in the range of $100 million, which would value SoundCloud at about $700 million.
8 Times Billionaires Got Wacky on Twitter
Twitter

8 Times Billionaires Got Wacky on Twitter

They may be highly respected professionals, but here they let their fun sides shine.
Grace Reader
Tech, Business and Culture Leaders React to the Orlando Tragedy on Social Media
Social Media

Tech, Business and Culture Leaders React to the Orlando Tragedy on Social Media

After news of the heartbreaking terrorist attack in Florida broke out, people took to social media to show their support to the victims and the LGBT community and to voice their opinions on gun laws.
Andrea Hardalo
Axl Rose Is Fat. His Personal Branding Should Embrace That.
Marketing Bootcamp

Axl Rose Is Fat. His Personal Branding Should Embrace That.

There is a danger in trying to wipe out who we are online. Axl Rose is putting his authenticity at risk.
Ray Hennessey
Instagram Now Attracts More Advertising Than Twitter, Survey Says
Advertising

Instagram Now Attracts More Advertising Than Twitter, Survey Says

Sixty-three percent of advertisers said they were most likely to use photo-sharing app Instagram, compared with 56 percent who said they would use social network Twitter.
Twitter Locks 'Millions' of Accounts With Exposed Passwords
Twitter

Twitter Locks 'Millions' of Accounts With Exposed Passwords

If your account is vulnerable then you should've already been notified; so if your inbox is empty and you can still sign in then you don't have anything (more than usual) to worry about.
The World Reacts on Social Media to Muhammad Ali's Death
Social Media

The World Reacts on Social Media to Muhammad Ali's Death

Politicians, entrepreneurs, celebrities and more took to social media to express their condolences for the man simply known as 'The Greatest.'
Andrea Hardalo
Snapchat Tops Twitter in Daily Users
Snapchat

Snapchat Tops Twitter in Daily Users

Step aside, Twitter: 4-year-old Snapchat has surpassed Jack Dorsey's microblogging service in daily usage, according to a report from Bloomberg.
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
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.