Steve Wilhite, the inventor of the GIF file format, caused controversy by declaring the file format should properly be pronounced 'jif' - but this has been refuted by the chief editor of the Oxford English Dictionary.
It is no secret that HTC is trying to reinvent itself and transform its somewhat geeky brand image. It's off to a good start, as its flagship HTC One handset is getting very positive reviews and giving Samsung’s Galaxy S4 a run for its money, but all is not going well.
The Syrian Electronic Army, which is basically the cyber branch of Assad in Syria, has managed to hack the Financial Times.
What do all Twitter users want? Followers – and lots of them. But unless you're a celebrity, it is often difficult for most of us to build a large Twitter audience.
Web messaging services like WhatsApp have surpassed SMS text traffic for the first time ever, according to a report from Informa.
Bill Clinton, the 42nd president of the United States, has joined Twitter with a little help from TV funnyman Stephen Colbert.
Financial securities regulators are leading the charge against initiatives to prevent companies keeping tabs on employees' social media accounts, stressing that the potential for abuse takes urgency over worker privacy.
A LulzSec hacker who admitted taking part in a computer breach of Sony Pictures Entertainment was sentenced to a year in prison, followed by home detention.
Michigan State researchers have concluded that Twitter can easily teach people about social movements such as Occupy Wall Street - and even encourage them to participate.
Yesterday we reported that Twitter had offered certain musicians and other celebrities early access to its new music app. Today Twitter #Music went live on the web and iOS devices.
Twitter apparently has its very own music app in the works. Although it remains unclear when the platform will go live for the masses, the site has already granted early access to a number of prominent musicians.
The Russian government has started enforcing a new law that gives it the power to block internet content deemed illegal or harmful to children.
Saudi Arabia might pull the plug on a number of popular messenger applications such as Viber, Skype and WhatsApp. The trouble with instant messaging apps is that they can't be censored and that's not what the House of Saud likes to hear.
Businesses must work on fitting around a changing landscape known as "shareconomy" or risk being left behind, Ovum has warned.
The analyst company said that in the future employees will face a different way of working life, never tethered to one location and able to share and access knowledge more easily.
The small print may need to get smaller: the Federal Trade Commission says that even tweeted ads need to abide by the rules and make clear and conspicuous disclosures.
Data on an unknown number of Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest users is at risk after customer service software provider Zendesk was hacked.
Napa, California, is the US' happiest city, and Hawaii its happiest state. That's the conclusion of a research study from the University of Vermont, on the basis of the content of 10 million geotagged tweets.
No, Burger King hasn't been sold to McDonald's, although Burger King's Twitter profile was hijacked earlier by hackers who spoofed a McDonald's logo and photo.
American Express has extended its deal with Twitter to allow users to link their cards to their Twitter account and buy products directly from within Twitter.
Twitter's video sharing application for the iPhone known as Vine recently ran afoul of the censors over at Apple due to pornographic content uploaded by users of the app.