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Win for Samsung as Oscars ‘selfie’ crashes Twitter…
Bradley Cooper, Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence, Kevin Spacey, Julia Roberts, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt - now that’s what you call a Samsung selfie.
Huge Twitter losses doesn’t mean a broken business model
"Facebook reported very good results, so the market is comparing Twitter to that. Facebook was profitable for three years before it entered the market, while Twitter was in a different situation."
Kiwi snowboarder finds Olympic fun on Tinder
"Seriously tinder is on form here in Sochi... Just wanna match with the Jamaican bobsled team."
Startup and Twitter combine to unearth future talent
Twitter will start to open up its public and private music data to 300 Entertainment, a startup that plans to analyse the information to pinpoint emerging artists, and help record labels, brands and musicians understand it all.
Can your social media footprint help repay debt?
Online lender 247Moneybox.co.nz, the consumer lending operation recently launched in New Zealand by UK fintech firm Active Securities, is seeking to improve its credit decisioning process by monitoring its customers’ social media activity.
Mobile ad spend set to smash $18 billion
Global mobile advertising spending is forecast to reach $18.0 billion in 2014, up from the estimated $13.1 billion in 2013.
Nokia NZ blames hacker for "F*** you" Kiwi tweet
Nokia New Zealand believes last week's 'F*** You' tweet was likely the work of a hacker, vowing to ramp up security as a result.
Kiwis lead Oz in Social Media employment drive
New Zealand employees are ahead of Australia in joining the global shift to use social media to find and engage in work.
Nokia NZ apologises for "F*** you" Kiwi tweet
Nokia New Zealand has been forced into an embarrassing apology, after a 'F*** You' tweet was posted from its Kiwi Twitter account.
Is the end nigh for cyberbullies?
Facebook, Twitter, Ask.fm, Snapchat and other forms of digital media have all come under fire for the ease of which they can be used for cyberbullying.
Job Market Newbies: Lock down your social media profile
Just entering the job market after years of schooling, other employment or parenthood?
Twitter must focus on the mobile prize following IPO filing
Following news that Twitter is hoping to raise up to US$1 billion in its IPO, one analyst company has offered a word of caution for the social media giant.
Is New Zealand social media momentum driven by images?
Is it true that the lure of engaging images is having a growing impact on Kiwis’ social media channels of choice…
Real life Twitter talk is #funny
Ever wondered what a Twitter conversation would sound like in real life?
How to keep your kids safe online
Most parents today have probably breathed a sigh of relief at some point or other that they never grew up with the Internet, or social media.
Social media talkers = victims of cyber stalkers
"Hey, how's it going? My cousin went to Epsom Girls' Grammar School also, she knows your sister Jayne."
Apple CEO joins Twitter #followsAppStore
Tim Cook finally joins the social media website, posting his first tweet to the world…
#Socialmediaruinedmylife – How not to regret using social media
Have you ever regretted your post on social media...?
Kiwis float like a butterfly but get stung on social media
New Zealand is an outgoing nation of social butterflies but gets itself into a flap with online security…
Has social media #ruinedyourlife...?
There are many among us who have ruined their reputations and damaged their careers after posting inappropriate material on social networks...
Twitter under fire over 'let's burn gays' hashtag
Social media giant removes hashtag after French Gay rights group launches lawsuit against the website for inciting homophobic hatred.
Oracle Cloud Day: Kiwis top global social usage
Live from the Oracle Cloud Day in Auckland, Futurist and Entrepreneur Ross Dawson tells the audience "we are connected. And isn't that a fantastic thi
Imagining a world with NO technology…
Take a look what happens when a few technophiles unplug and take a holiday away from Twitter, Facebook, MySpace and even email…
Twitter reacts… releases Report Abuse button
Following a wave of hate-filled tweets, including rape and murders threats against a female activist, social media giant takes action - introducing a button for reporting abuse online.