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Apple Wins the Race to $1 Trillion: Here Are the Key Insights From This Quarter's Earnings Reports

Also, Amazon surpassed analysts' estimates of per-share earnings by 103%

“Follow the money, and see where it goes.” That’s a line from Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit musical Hamilton, but it’s just as applicable in 2018 -- especially when public companies release quarterly earnings reports.Within the last two weeks, a large swath of big names ...

by Hayden Field  | August 03, 2018 06:00:00
News and Events

Fake News Spreads Faster on Twitter Than Real News, Study Says

People share fake news over Twitter because they find the content novel, according to the MIT study

Falsehoods spread faster on Twitter than real news, and the problem can't be blamed on bots, a new study finds.Fake news tends to have the real news beat in one area: novelty. That's why Twitter users can't help but share half-truths and unchecked rumors ...

by Michael Kan  | March 14, 2018 02:00:00
News and Events

Watch This Developer Erase His Face With the iPhone X

'It is scary. I do not really know what it can be used for,' said Kazuya Noshiro

This story originally appeared on EngadgetThe iPhone X's Face ID sensors have shown great potential for art, gaming and just weird apps, but a Japanese developer has taken another tack with the device. Using Unity, ViRD game developer @noshipu, aka Kazuya Noshiro, completely erased his face, except for his ...

by Steve Dent  | January 02, 2018 06:00:00
News and Events

Twitter Can Take Away Your 'Verified' Blue Checkmark Based on What You Do Offline

Twitter has updated its guidelines for verified accounts after backlash over issuing verification to white supremacists

Twitter has faced outcry over the years as a result of its murky, case-by-case criteria for suspending users’ accounts. Everything from copyright infringement to violations of the company’s Terms of Service to even a possibly rogue employee have resulted users being locked out of their accounts, and in ...

by Lydia Belanger  | November 22, 2017 02:00:00
Run & Grow

10 Costly Mistakes Business Leaders Make on Twitter

It isn't only what you tweet that can hurt your brand

My profession affords me the opportunity to work and talk with many entrepreneurs and other leaders about social media. Just as important, I observe their use (or nonuse) of social media.Twitter remains one of the most popular platforms for people to exchange ideas, ...

by Jonathan Segal  | April 22, 2017 06:00:00
News and Events

Twitter Makes More Character Limit Changes

Now, the username won't count against the 140-character limit when replying to a tweet

Twitter on Thursday announced changes to character limits for reply tweets, the latest step in the struggling company's ongoing journey to whittle away the strict 140-character limit on which it originally made its name in the social media world.Now, when you reply to someone's ...

by Tom Brant  | April 03, 2017 02:00:00
Run & Grow

Tweet at Your Own Risk

If you deliberately tweet or post "alternative facts" about someone, they may have a strong case for libel

For some misguided social maladroits a combination of the belief in “alternate facts” and their misunderstanding of the limits of the constitutional guarantee of the freedom of speech has caused them to believe that they can tweet or post on any number of ...

by Phil La Duke  | February 16, 2017 12:00:00
News and Events

7 unexpected winners and losers from the US presidential election

Somewhat like in the Philippines, social media and technology were major players in the US election

The outcome of the United States presidential election revealed many things about the issues facing the country, what we American care about and what divides us. But the candidates weren't the only winners and losers here.Read on for some of the unexpected ...

by Nina Zipkin  | November 16, 2016 12:00:00
News and Events

Dead or dying: Is Twitter still relevant for businesses?

While it's easier for established businesses to gain attention in Twitter, it's harder for SMEs

Most of us recognize the little blue bird logo of one of what was once the most popular social networking platform for users to connect with each other and with others around the globe. Twitter, a microblogging platform where users can post ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | October 31, 2016 04:00:00
News and Events

Businesses may now use new Twitter customer care feature

SMART Philippines first to use it in Southeast Asia

Social media and the gadgets that serve it are on a roll. The iPhone 7 has been released, Facebook is expecting more holiday “thumb” traffic, and now Twitter has announced a new pro-business feature.Businesses with Twitter profiles can now indicate that they ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | October 08, 2016 12:00:00
Business Ideas

Filipinos making it big in the global tech scene

#PinoyPride in business and technology

In the global stage, Filipinos shine in the entertainment industry. We have actors, actresses and singers who have made us proud with their talents and achievements. But did you know that there are Filipinos who are also making it big in the ...

by Nicai de Guzman  | September 10, 2016 12:00:00
Run & Grow

The right (and wrong) way to do social media

Businesses need to know what to post where

Nearly all marketers agree on the importance of social media marketing for business growth. And considering that 33 percent of millennials today say social media is one of their preferred channels for communicating with businesses, I expect it will become even more important over time.That said, ...

by Aaron Agius  | August 04, 2016 09:00:00
News and Events

What are the 3 things needed to build a brand in mobile-first world?

Facebook’s Sandhia Devanathan gives the basics, as she and other speakers will share more in the 1st digital conference in October aimed to help businesses adapt to digital marketing.

MANILA, Philippines – After a decade of disruption, the digital age has become the new mainstream as it continuously changes media, marketing, and business processes across industries.The Internet and Mobile Marketing Association of the Philippines (IMMAP) recognizes this shift as it launched ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | April 19, 2016 08:00:00