Day: January 14, 2023

3rd-party Twitter app ‘suspensions are intentional,’ still no public communication

On Thursday evening, third-party Twitter clients stopped working in a move that many have come to conclude was intentional. A report now confirms that this was the case.

more…

The post 3rd-party Twitter app ‘suspensions are intentional,’ still no public communication appeared first on 9to5Mac.

Read More
CircleCI says hackers stole encryption keys and customers’ source code

CircleCi, a software company whose products are popular with developers and software engineers, confirmed that some customers’ data was stolen in a data breach last month. The company said in a detailed blog post on Friday that it identified the intruder’s initial point of access as an employee’s laptop that was compromised with malware, allowing

Read More
This Week In Techdirt History: January 8th – 14th

Five Years Ago This week in 2018, Germany’s new hate speech law was straight out the gates with two incidents of collateral damage. Trump was complaining about the US’s “very weak” libel laws, perhaps because Steve Bannon’s publisher was very unimpressed with Trump’s defamation threats. Meanwhile, Dennis Prager was seeking an injunction against YouTube and

Read More
Twitter is so desperate for advertisers that it’s offering to match ads up to $250,000

Twitter headquarters

Musk’s Twitter continues its downward spiral. The latest? The platform is offering to match advertisers up to $250,000 in a desperate plea for ad buyers to return, reports The Wall Street Journal.

In order for brands to cash in on the incentive, the full $500,000 in advertising must run by Feb. 28. And this isn’t Twitter’s first attempt to lure advertisers back, in December, Twitter offered $500,000 of free ads to brands that spent $500,000 with a $1 million cap.

The social media platform has lost many of its top advertisers since Musk took over, a huge blow considering ninety percent of Twitter’s revenue comes from advertising. Media Matters reported in November, just a month after Musk’s reign began, that 50 of the top 100 advertisers have fled the platform. Some advertisers reduced their ad spending quietly, while others like Chevrolet, Chipotle, Ford, and Jeep issued statements about their decision to leave.

Twitter also announced that it will allow political ads back on its platform after banning them in 2019, further evidence of Twitter’s desperation for ad revenue.

Next thing you know Twitter will be enlisting sign-twirlers to get advertisers back.

Read More