Twitter For Sale – Who’s Looking To Buy And Why?

Twitter For Sale – Who’s Looking To Buy And Why?

Twitter has not had it easy over the past couple of years. From the flat growth of new users to a torrential storm of abusive tweets, the social network has been dragged through the mud a fair few times.

But now, things are starting to look optimistic, as it’s been widely reported that Twitter is going up for sale with some interesting companies looking to buy…

Who are these companies? Why would they want to purchase a social network in an almost purgatorial state? Let’s take a look.

5 Major Tech Companies Have Formed A Partnership On AI - Be Scared

5 Major Tech Companies Have Formed A Partnership On AI - Be Scared

Amazon, Facebook, Google, IBM and Microsoft have formed the 'Partnership on Artificial Intelligence to Benefit People and Society.' I'm seriously doubting the last part of that mission statement... 

RIP Blackberry – The Curiously Cool Smartphones That Went Off The Rails

RIP Blackberry – The Curiously Cool Smartphones That Went Off The Rails

There was a time when Blackberry was relevant. Today, unfortunately, is not one of those times as CEO John Chen announced plans for the company to stop making their own phones.

Politics Are Already A Shit Show - Social Media Makes It Worse

Politics Are Already A Shit Show - Social Media Makes It Worse

The representation of politicians has always been a tricky issue, but recently we’ve seen social media become more and more important as an influence on public opinion, especially relating to the US presidential campaign and the Labour leadership row here in the UK.

I’m Too Old To Get The Point Of Snapchat’s Spectacles - And That’s Okay

I’m Too Old To Get The Point Of Snapchat’s Spectacles - And That’s Okay

Snapchat just dropped some huge news - rebranding to Snap Inc. and revealing their first piece of hardware named Spectacles. I'm struggling to understand the point of some sunglasses with a video camera attached to them, but surely it can't be just because I'm not a millennial...

The Evolution Of New Rising Media Over Five Years

The Evolution Of New Rising Media Over Five Years

Well, here we are... The fifth anniversary of New Rising Media. It's been a journey quite like that of a TV sitcom relationship - falling in and out of love with this place.

There have been highs and lows, as the landscape of blogging has changed. And just like any birthday celebration, I want to reminisce in the history of things around here.

Nepenthez Gets Nicked - FIFA Gambling Site Taken to Court

Nepenthez Gets Nicked - FIFA Gambling Site Taken to Court

YouTube Gaming channels are rapidly becoming a major part of online entertainment. Whether it be Let’s Players, Review and Analysis, News Channels, or any number of variations, more and more people are making their living either playing or discussing games – and attracting legions of fans while they do so. However, one thing this rapidly-growing medium has so far lacked is a concrete set of laws and legislation behind it, and that might be set to change, thanks to an incident in Essex.

No Need For Truth Serum; New Brain Scan Technology Ensures Nothing About You Will Ever Be Private Again

No Need For Truth Serum; New Brain Scan Technology Ensures Nothing About You Will Ever Be Private Again

“I’ll rip the secrets from your flesh!” Once the words of a 2004 videogame character, now soon to be the MO of a government near you. Researchers in Texas Tech University have discovered a way to use an electroencephalogram (EEG) to glean your identity just from scanning your brain waves. But more than just knowing who you are, this machine can really know just exactly WHO you are…

No, Sony And Microsoft. Most People Don’t Want A New Playstation Or Xbox Right Now

No, Sony And Microsoft. Most People Don’t Want A New Playstation Or Xbox Right Now

With the Playstation 4 Pro heading for a November release and Microsoft’s new Xbox, codenamed Project Scorpio, on the horizon for next year, consumers are stuck with a question – do you need or want one?

And the answer in pretty much all circumstances is a resounding “no.”

New Photos Allow Us To Figure Out How Solar Wind Works

New Photos Allow Us To Figure Out How Solar Wind Works

Heard of solar wind? It’s a constant stream of ionized gas ejecting from the sun, becoming more turbulent and destructive the further away from the sun they get. It was discovered in 1958 and we still know very little about it. Thankfully, NASA’s at it again with the Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO) proving once and for all that silly abbreviations don’t just exist in fiction.