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RIP Cyber Monday, long live Cyber Sunday

Shoppers want Cyber Monday bargains on Sunday evening, says retail giant Walmart, so it's moving its online sales schedule ahead accordingly.

By November 23, 2015


Android continues to lord over the smartphone biz

More than a billion Android handsets are expected to ship by year's end, easily outpacing the 178 million iPhones hitting store shelves, new data from IDC shows.

By December 1, 2014


Facebook flying high with $2.59 billion in Q4 revenue

The social network continued to conquer on mobile with $1.25 billion in revenue from ads running on smartphones.

By January 29, 2014


Twitter beats estimates, but shares slammed on user growth worries

Sales more than doubled as Twitter posted better-than-expected earnings. But the stock falls as Wall Street frets about the pace of user engagement.

By April 29, 2014


iHeartRadio Music Awards to recognize top artist of Instagram

Clear Channel signals the significance of the social photo and video app in connecting fans and stars by adding a new category to its inaugural awards show. Voting, of course, will take place on Instagram.

By April 28, 2014


Twitter lets advertisers promote website content

The social network goes after more ad sales with a unit meant to be effective for marketers and ideally enjoyable for users.

By April 25, 2014


Facebook score a bargain with $16B acquisition of WhatsApp?

The popular messaging app is larger and growing faster than Facebook's closest rival, Twitter, which has a higher market cap.

By February 19, 2014


PlayStation 4 beats out Xbox One as the best-selling console

New data shows that Sony's console sales were nearly double those of Microsoft in January. Meanwhile, video games sales fell compared with the same time last year.

By February 13, 2014


Twitter's timeline excuse: Quality over quantity

Twitter argues that even though it noticed a marked drop in content consumption, you should be rejoicing. Wall Street isn't buying it.

By February 5, 2014


Facebook Q4 by the numbers: 1.23B members and $1.25B in mobile sales

The social network surprises again with just how much money it can make from its mobile ad initiatives.

By January 29, 2014