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Twitter's shares jump on takeover talks report

Twitter's shares got their biggest bump in two years on Friday as it was reported to be talking with several tech companies - including Alphabet's Google and Salesforce.com - about being bought.

Twitter's shares got their biggest bump in two years on Friday as it was reported to be talking with several tech companies - including Alphabet's Google and Salesforce.com - about being bought.

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Germany: #Cutesolidarity response to Kinder chocolate controversy

Online debate raged in Germany on Wednesday after supporters of anti-Islam group Pegida criticised a confectioner’s decision to print images of

Online debate raged in Germany on Wednesday after supporters of anti-Islam group Pegida criticised a confectioner’s decision to print images of

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Twitter 140 character tweet limit to end - report

Twitter won't comment on a Bloomberg report users will soon be able to write longer tweets as it plans to stop including photos and links as part of its 140 character limit.

Twitter won't comment on a Bloomberg report users will soon be able to write longer tweets as it plans to stop including photos and links as part of its 140 character limit.

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Dutch journalist held in Turkey over 'insulting' Erdogan tweets

A Dutch journalist, who is an outspoken critic of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, was taken for questioning then barred from leaving Turkey after

A Dutch journalist, who is an outspoken critic of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, was taken for questioning then barred from leaving Turkey after

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Happy Birthday Ma'am! Queen Elizabeth's 90th as seen on Twitter

Euronews has selected various tweets and videos marking the 90th birthday of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II. Many happy returns!! The birthday balloon

Euronews has selected various tweets and videos marking the 90th birthday of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II. Many happy returns!! The birthday balloon

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German prosecutors probe TV satirist who 'insulted' Turkey's Erdoğan

German authorities are investigating whether a satirical TV presenter who allegedly “insulted” Turkey’s President Erdoğan could face charges. Jan

German authorities are investigating whether a satirical TV presenter who allegedly “insulted” Turkey’s President Erdoğan could face charges. Jan

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UK man charged with inciting racial hatred after Brussels Tweet

A man from London has been charged by police with inciting after sending a tweet in which he says he asked a Muslim woman to explain the Brussels

A man from London has been charged by police with inciting after sending a tweet in which he says he asked a Muslim woman to explain the Brussels

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Ten years of Twitter, but still no profit

It is exactly 10 years since Twitter came into being, during which time the social media website has had a big impact on internet culture but its financial road had been a rocky one.

It is exactly 10 years since Twitter came into being, during which time the social media website has had a big impact on internet culture but its financial road had been a rocky one.

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Mocking stereotypes: the hashtag causing a stir on Twitter

Stereotypes die hard. People who live up to them in one way or another are often not even aware of what they’re doing. A hashtag aiming to mock the

Stereotypes die hard. People who live up to them in one way or another are often not even aware of what they’re doing. A hashtag aiming to mock the

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Twitter's stalled user growth pulls shares down further

Twitter's share price fell again after it announced there was no growth in the number of people using its service during the past quarter.

Twitter's share price fell again after it announced there was no growth in the number of people using its service during the past quarter.

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Oil prices to stay low, Russia suffers

The World Bank has slashed its forecast for oil prices, saying the cost of a barrel of crude will stay near the current lows for the rest of 2016

The World Bank has slashed its forecast for oil prices, saying the cost of a barrel of crude will stay near the current lows for the rest of 2016

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All change at Twitter as four senior executives leave

Four senior Twitter executives are leaving the struggling media company amid concern the company has failed to significantly boost its user base.

Four senior Twitter executives are leaving the struggling media company amid concern the company has failed to significantly boost its user base.

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Twitter falls silent for the third time in a week

The social network site Twitter went offline across swathers of the globe on Tuesday. The technical issues appeared most prevalent in Europe

The social network site Twitter went offline across swathers of the globe on Tuesday. The technical issues appeared most prevalent in Europe

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David Bowie: Social media overwhelmed with tributes

Tributes poured in on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and other social network feeds to celebrate the life and death of David Bowie. The singer lost

Tributes poured in on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and other social network feeds to celebrate the life and death of David Bowie. The singer lost

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Saudi Arabia has biggest number of ISIL supporters on Twitter

Among the questions being asked in the aftermath of the Paris attacks by ISIL is how much support the group has worldwide. A strong indication came

Among the questions being asked in the aftermath of the Paris attacks by ISIL is how much support the group has worldwide. A strong indication came

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Terror in Paris: citizens reply with #PortesOuvertes (open doors)

Parisians took to Twitter to try to help those on the streets as the evening’s terror attacks unfolded. Some asked for help, giving their location

Parisians took to Twitter to try to help those on the streets as the evening’s terror attacks unfolded. Some asked for help, giving their location

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Schäuble's 'refugee avalanche' remark whips up storm in Germany

German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble has caused a political storm by his comments on the migrant crisis. In an apparent swipe at his boss Angela

German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble has caused a political storm by his comments on the migrant crisis. In an apparent swipe at his boss Angela

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Russia 'warns Twitter it must store user data locally'

Russia has reportedly warned Twitter that it must store Russian users’ data in Russia. A new law that came into effect in September requires internet

Russia has reportedly warned Twitter that it must store Russian users’ data in Russia. A new law that came into effect in September requires internet

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Twitter to cut costs and jobs in bid to revive growth

Twitter is to lay off up to eight percent of its workforce – 336 employees – in an effort to revive growth. The job cuts, mainly in the company’s

Twitter is to lay off up to eight percent of its workforce – 336 employees – in an effort to revive growth. The job cuts, mainly in the company’s

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Twitter to take its charm offensive to TV

Struggling with revenue, its stock price halved over the past 12 months and shaken by a recent top management reshuffle, Twitter is on the prowl for

Struggling with revenue, its stock price halved over the past 12 months and shaken by a recent top management reshuffle, Twitter is on the prowl for

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Business Line: Air France in turmoil, Twitter returns to its roots

The Air France crisis – graphically illustrated by physical assaults on two directors apparently by staff members angry over restructuring plans –

The Air France crisis – graphically illustrated by physical assaults on two directors apparently by staff members angry over restructuring plans –

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Saudi Arabia's Prince Alwaleed raises Twitter stake

Saudi Arabian billionaire Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal and his investment company have increased their stake in Twitter to more than five percent

Saudi Arabian billionaire Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal and his investment company have increased their stake in Twitter to more than five percent