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Topic: monthly active users

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…

Facebook Just Shared Insane Q4 Mobile Numbers and Ad Sales

Its smartphone promos alone did $2.5 billion

Facebook's mobile sales continue to skyrocket, now accounting for 69 percent of its advertising business, according to results it shared today. During the 2014 fourth quarter, Facebook did $3.6 billion in…

Instagram's CEO Tells Us Who His Favorite Users Are Now That There Are 300 Million of Them

Kevin Systrom on the future of his platform

Kevin Systrom is presiding over the next-generation of social media, an era he helped spark with Instagram, and now the highly stylized sharing app has 300 million users, many of…

Instagram Is Now Bigger Than Twitter With 300 Million Monthly Users

It's also debuting verified accounts and purging fake followers

Instagram now has 300 million monthly users, picking up 100 million since March. The photo- and video-sharing app has surpassed Twitter's official user count of 284 million. Facebook's companion company, bought…

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…

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…

Facebook Study Finds That Princeton Is the One on Brink of Extinction

Data scientists 'debunk' school's bad science

A new study shows that Facebook isn’t in danger of extinction. But maybe Princeton is. A Facebook data scientist released his own analysis today to poke at a recent study out…

Facebook Admits Teens Not as Active on Network

Daily activity among youths declines in Q3

Facebook appears to be losing its youth appeal, with the company admitting for the first time a slight decline in teen usage on the social network. From Q2 to Q3, "we…

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