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Twitter needs more followers as user growth lags despite rosy Q2 earnings

Twitter released Tuesday its second quarter financial results, and while they met Wall Street expectations they were not impressive enough for investors.

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Twitter copies Facebook with new article previews auto-expand on Android and iOS devices update

It seems like Twitter is slowly turning into Facebook, especially with its new update featuring article previews auto-expanding on mobile devices.

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Say hello to MoneyPenny, your new personal assistant from Facebook

MoneyPenny is Facebook's newest digital invention. Reports have indicated that Facebook is currently testing out a brand new, voice-assisted, personal assistant application, to help Facebook account users with their online needs.

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Facebook is getting more personal with its latest News Feed update

In an unremitting bid to personalize the entire facebooking experience to billions of Facebook users, world's most popular social network giant has updated its news feed.

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With CEO shakeup, Twitter under pressure to please advertisers

Twitter Inc's (TWTR.N) next chief executive officer faces a crucial challenge as the company seeks to appease Wall Street after last week's management shakeup - helping disaffected advertisers connect with users.

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Google's EU showdown offers openings to competitors

Start small, win quick, then move on to bigger issues. That appears to be the European Union's strategy to pursue Google (GOOGL.O) in a competition dispute by choosing to push a narrow set of charges around its shopping service, while opening another investigation of Google's Android mobile phone software.

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Apple's Tim Cook will give away all his money: Fortune

Apple Inc (AAPL.O) Chief Executive Tim Cook is joining the roster of the very rich who are giving away their wealth. Fortune magazine cited the head of the world's largest technology corporation as saying he planned to donate his estimated $785 million

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Uber in deal with China's BYD to test electric cars

Uber Inc said on Friday it struck a deal with Chinese automaker BYD Co Ltd to test a fleet of electric cars for its drivers. The test program, which kicked off a few weeks ago in Chicago and could eventually expand to other cities, is the Silicon Valley startup's first attempt to focus on an electric vehicle, said Uber spokeswoman Lauren Altmin."We've seen interest in the program already from current and potential Chicago partners (drivers)," Altmin said.

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Target pressured on wages by group with focus but little to spend

With shallow pockets but a deep commitment to promote "living wages", women's advocacy group UltraViolet has peppered Target Corp (TGT.N) with cheap location-focused online ads, challenging it to match Wal-Mart Stores Inc's (WMT.N) promise of $10-an-hour base pay.

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Developers wrestle with making 'killer app' for Apple Watch

Software developers say it will not be easy to come up with a "killer app" for Apple Inc's Watch - few have seen the product and the software is still in test mode.

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N.Y. man missing ahead of fraud trial over Facebook claim: lawyer

An upstate New York man, who was set to face trial in May for attempting to defraud Facebook Inc and founder Mark Zuckerberg, is missing, his lawyer said on Monday.

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Facebook, Twitter lock horns in post-Super Bowl battle of the statistics

Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc released a barrage of data, special "heat" maps and slick animations on Monday to claim the title of most-popular social network for spectators watching the Super Bowl, but a winner was difficult to pick.

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Facebook tops Wall Street revenue target in fourth quarter

Facebook Inc's (FB.O) revenue grew 49 percent in the fourth quarter, as mobile advertising growth helped the world's largest Internet social network beat Wall Street's targets for earnings and sales.

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Alibaba's latest mobile messaging effort: social networking for businesses

China's Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA.N), the world's biggest e-commerce company, is piloting a mobile messaging app aimed at marrying social networking with business, an Alibaba spokeswoman said on Friday, as the company expands its enterprise services.

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China's Xiaomi challenges iPhone 6 Plus with new flagship Mi Note

China's Xiaomi Inc [XTC.UL] staked its claim to Apple Inc's crown on Thursday as the world's third-biggest smartphone maker and most valuable tech start-up unveiled the flagship Mi Note, its challenger to Apple's iPhone 6 Plus.

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