Series will give Snap’s founding story the ‘Social Network’ treatment

Quibi, an upcoming mobile-first video streaming service, will create a series based on Snap’s founding. Film executive Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman — HP Enterprise’s former CEO and current Quibi chief — have announced their plans for Quibi and SXSW, and they include making both scripted and unscripted originals available for streaming. The duo picked […]

Facebook is going to start awarding bonuses to employees who help the firm achieve ‘social good’

Facebook Facebook will start handing out employee bonuses if they help the firm achieve “social good.” Previously, employees’ contribution to company performance was scored on more measurable criteria, such as user growth. In Facebook’s fourth-quarter earnings call, Mark Zuckerberg laid more of an emphasis on fixing pressing social issues than in previous years. Facebook is […]

Canada doesn’t trust social networks to warn of election interference

Social networks like Facebook and Twitter have set up war rooms and disclosure systems to warn of potential election meddling, but the Canadian government doesn’t believe that’s good enough. The country’s Democratic Institutions Minister has established a panel of five politicians that will warn the public when there’s evidence of attempted interference during election periods, […]

Arsenal transfer news: Unai Emery drops fresh Denis Suarez hint after social media tease

Barcelona midfielder Suarez has been heavily linked with the Gunners throughout January but Emery served up a disappointing update to Arsenal fans when he revealed the club can only sign players on loan this month. The north London club have limited funds to improve their squad this month but with Suarez a peripheral figure in […]

'F*** your grandmothers': French winger Ribery unleashes social media rant over $1K steak backlash

Bayern Munich’s Franck Ribery has hit out at Twitter critics who castigated him after being photographed eating a $ 1,200 gold-covered steak while on holiday in Dubai, telling them that he “owes them nothing.” Ribery, who has long had a tetchy relationship with the media, ate the gold-covered Tomahawk steak presented to him by Nusr-et restaurant owner Nusret […]

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is facing backlash for encouraging people to visit Myanmar, where social media may have helped fuel a mass genocide

AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey sparked outrage with his positive Tweets about his recent trip to Myanmar. Social media platforms — including Facebook and Twitter — may have worsened a humanitarian crisis there. Twitter users are responding criticizing Dorsey’s posts for being “tone-deaf.” Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey recently visited Pyin Oo Lwin, […]