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Here's Why Twitter's Porn Problem Freaked Out Brands

10 million accounts could be sharing NSFW content

There are some dark corners of Twitter—accounts that take "not safe for work" content to new depths and that can spell big trouble for brands whose ads end up running…

24 Hours in Advertising: Monday, May 4, 2015

McDonald's CEO promises better food, and tech community remembers Dave Goldberg

Here's everything you need to know about the last 24 hours in advertising, in case you blinked. Buzzing on Adweek: Nicola Formichetti talks reinventing Diesel Diesel artistic director Nicola Formichetti spoke to Adweek…

Brands Ask for It, and Twitter Hits Fast Forward on Autoplay Video

New format ready by summer

Twitter is close to unveiling its autoplay video, finally giving marketers the format they say is a must for branded content. Twitter has been heavily promoting autoplay in its latest…

Twitter Now Has 288 Million Users, But Its Growth Rate Is Under Scrutiny

Investors and brands want the social player to scale faster

OK, don't freak out. Twitter's growth appears to be slowing, according to a quarterly earnings call today, but the social network says it's actually gained nearly twice as many users…

The 4 Big Changes Twitter Is Making to Convince People to Keep Coming Back

Instant timelines for newcomers and other radical moves

Twitter can make a bad first impression. When new people sign up they often fall off quickly. The San Francisco-based social platform has a half-billion monthly visitors but only 284…

IBM's Business Clients Are Getting More Twitter Data

And Twitter, meanwhile, gets a new head of products

IBM and Twitter are teaming up to offer businesses more data from the social network. For example, Big Blue's business customers can employ its Watson Analytics to mine 500 million daily…

Twitter's Shares Drop, Indicating 284 Million Users Just Aren't Enough

Q3 growth disappoints

Twitter shares dropped about 10 percent after the company revealed its third quarter financial performance, with user growth slower than expected while ad sales rose. San Francisco-based Twitter accrued 284 million…

Twitter Is Considering Any Change That Will Convert Visitors to Logged-In Users

Even filtering tweets

Twitter has 271 million users who are active and logged in, but then there are many more visitors who never announce themselves. This is the biggest challenge facing CEO Dick…

Twitter Buys Tapcommerce to Build on Mobile Ads Momentum

For as much as $100 million

Twitter revealed late Monday afternoon that it has purchased mobile ad retargeting company Tapcommerce. The San Francisco-based social media giant didn't disclose the price of the transaction, but Re/code reports…

Twitter's $250 Million in Q1 Revenue Doesn't Stop User Growth Concerns

Stock slides 10 percent even in face of mostly positive results

Twitter's first quarter revenues hit $250 million, beating analysts' expectations by more than $8.5 million. Advertising accounted for 90 percent of the revenue ($226 million), a line item jump of…

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