Quoted: Peter Thiel talks Twitter and pot-smoking

"It's a horribly mismanaged company — probably a lot of pot-smoking going on there. But it's such a solid franchise it may even work with all that." — Peter Thiel, after being asked whether he's bullish on Twitter. (But Read More →

Drag queens, performers and others protest Facebook’s real name policy

Facebook employees at the firm's Menlo Park headquarters may look out their windows Tuesday and see people in drag protesting. The issue: Facebook's apparent crackdown enforcing its policy requiring people to use their real names. Unlike Twitter and services like Snapchat, Facebook requires Read More →

Facebook wants more ad feedback from you

Don’t like the ads you see on Facebook? Now you can tell Facebook exactly why. The social network, which says it shows millions of ads every day, from more than 1.5 million advertisers, has long offered users the option to block Read More →

Twitter says it’s investigating threats that may be linked to extremist group

Twitter says it’s working with law enforcement to investigate a series of threats against its own employees, which surfaced over the weekend on a Twitter account linked to the extremist group known as ISIS or the Islamic State. It can be Read More →

Follow the money: Twitter tests ‘buy’ button

Like Facebook, Twitter is chasing money, money, money. Who isn't? Twitter has begun a limited public test of a "buy" button that allows users to make purchases directly from tweets. The company said in a blog post today that users will Read More →

Facebook’s gearing up to show more video

You may have noticed a lot of videos showing up in your Facebook news feed lately. And you’re likely to start seeing even more. Facebook is making a big push to make video more prevalent on the social network, both in Read More →
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