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Twitter flies on surprisingly strong numbers
Twitter flies on surprisingly strong numbers

Twitter shares shot higher by some 30 percent after its quarterly report showed surprisingly strong revenue and user growth, despite a widening loss.

Twitter flies on surprisingly strong numbers
Facebook testing on-screen button for buying
Facebook testing on-screen button for buying

Facebook said it was testing a feature that lets users of the leading social network make purchases by simply pressing an on-screen "Buy" button.

Facebook testing on-screen button for buying
Kazahstani banks initiate WhatsApp call-center services
Kazahstani banks initiate WhatsApp call-center services

Kazakhstani banks are starting to provide consultations over WhatsApp.

Kazahstani banks initiate WhatsApp call-center services
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30 thousand students participate in love quest in Almaty

Big Love Fest was held in Almaty for the fourth time as a celebration of the Kozy-Korpesh and Bayan-Sulu Day, a Kazakh version of the Valentine's Day.

30 thousand students participate in love quest in Almaty
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What makes your life meaningful?

Thai advertisement touched hearts once again.

What makes your life meaningful?
Vic Gundotra. ©Reuters/Beck Diefenbach
Google+ boss leaving the company

The executive credited with bringing the Google+ social network to life is leaving the Internet colossus after playing a key role there for nearly eight years.

Google+ boss leaving the company
Twitter blocks two accounts on its Turkish network
Twitter blocks two accounts on its Turkish network

Twitter blocked two accounts on Sunday that had been used to spread corruption allegations against Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, his government and his inner circle.

Twitter blocks two accounts on its Turkish network
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Photo of Kazakhstanis passed off as Russian victims in Ukraine

Users of online social networks have drawn attention to the fact that some Ukrainian sources alleging losses from the Russian side use photoshopped images from Kazakhstan’s Arkankergen tragedy.

Photo of Kazakhstanis passed off as Russian victims in Ukraine
OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović . Photo © RIA Novosti
OSCE urges Kazakhstan to reconsider restrictions on media and internet access

OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović has expressed her concern over the changes in Kazakhstani legislation concerning freedom of speech and free internet access.

OSCE urges Kazakhstan to reconsider restrictions on media and internet access
©Reuters/Lucas Jackson
Instagram photo-sharing service goes down

Popular photo-sharing site Instagram was not working Saturday, as frustrated users quickly turned to social network Twitter and other web sites to share their complaints.

Instagram photo-sharing service goes down
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Kazakhstan can block Internet access without warrant

New amendments to the Law On Communications allow Kazakhstan authorities to block access to networks, including the Internet, and turn off communications equipment without even needing to obtain a court ruling.

Kazakhstan can block Internet access without warrant
Pavel Durov. ©vk.com/durov
No joke as 'Russian Facebook' founder resigns amid dispute

The founder of Russia's top social network VKontakte, Pavel Durov, on Wednesday said he has resigned as chief executive in a bitter conflict with a major shareholder, a dramatic announcement some initially saw as an April Fool's joke.

No joke as 'Russian Facebook' founder resigns amid dispute
Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg. ©Reuters/Albert Gea
Facebook wants to beam the Internet from the sky

Facebook revealed it has a lab working on using drones, satellites and solar-powered planes to provide web access around the world.

Facebook wants to beam the Internet from the sky
©Reuters/Petar Kujundzic
Sina Weibo, 'China's Twitter,' files for IPO in US

Weibo Corp., the Chinese microblogging service often compared with Twitter, filed Friday for a US stock offering seeking to raise $500 million.

Sina Weibo, 'China's Twitter,' files for IPO in US
©Reuters/Eric Thayer
Facebook announces steps to stop illegal gun sales

Facebook is taking aim at people who are using the social network or Instagram photo-sharing platform to sell guns.

Facebook announces steps to stop illegal gun sales
©Reuters/Eric Thayer
Male, female or custom? Facebook's new gender options

Facebook freed members from the bonds of being either male or female, letting people opt for custom genders such as transsexual or "intersex" at the social network.

Male, female or custom? Facebook's new gender options
Twitter takes hit as user growth disappoints
Twitter takes hit as user growth disappoints

Twitter got a reality check Wednesday as the high-flying messaging company reported modest user growth during a quarter in which it lost $511 million.

Twitter takes hit as user growth disappoints
Facebook plans low-key birthday bash
Facebook plans low-key birthday bash

Facebook has grown into an Internet giant over the last decade, but it is celebrating its birthday with a low-key, belated party and an eye toward the future.

Facebook plans low-key birthday bash
©Reuters/Lucas Jackson
Facebook dominates in US rush to social networking

The surge into social networks is gaining pace among Americans, with Facebook dominating but with many people using multiple platforms, a study showed Monday.

Facebook dominates in US rush to social networking
Spain watchdog fines Google for privacy 'violations'
Spain watchdog fines Google for privacy 'violations'

Spain's data protection watchdog ordered US Internet giant Google on Thursday to pay a 900,000-euro fine for "serious violations" of users' privacy.

Spain watchdog fines Google for privacy 'violations'