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Posts tagged “Social Media”

2:17 p.m. today

Like this? Facebook rolls out location-sharing feature

Facebook's Nearby Friends Called "Nearby Friends," Facebook's new optional tool will only be available to people who choose to turn it on. The feature uses your smartphone's GPS system to tell your Facebook friends you are nearby -- provided they have the feature turned on. Rather than share your exact location, it will only show that you are nearby, say, within half a mile.

4:28 p.m. Tuesday

Twitter buys its data analytics partner Gnip

Twitter    Twitter says it has bought its data partner Gnip, which provides analysis of the more than 500 million tweets its users share each day -- to advertisers, academic institutions, politicians and other customers.

5:37 a.m. Tuesday

Drone wars? Like Facebook, Google acquires a drone maker

Drones to deliver Internet access Both Google and Facebook have launched ambitious projects that aim to get everyone on the planet online. Google's Project Loon sends giant balloons bearing Internet-beaming antennas into the stratosphere. Facebook, meanwhile, leads Internet.org, a coalition of companies that wants to get everyone in the world access to basic Internet service.

10:22 a.m. Monday

Twitter CEO, co-founders not selling stock

Twitter Stock Executives at the social media company said Monday that they have no plans to sell any of their shares when the company's post-IPO lock-up expires on May 5.

5:30 a.m. Monday

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April 11

US Internet ad revenue surpasses broadcast television

ecommerce     For the first time, U.S. Internet advertising revenue has surpassed that of broadcast television thanks to sharp growth in mobile and digital video ads.

Updated April 9

Premium Lock Remember this? Raleigh startup creates website for senior memories

Mother and son entrepreneurs have started a social site aimed at providing a secure place for people over age 50 to tell their stories the way they want them told. WRALTechWire Insider Allan Maurer reports the details in this exclusive interview.

Family Business Family Business

April 9

Twitter tweaks website to attract new users

As Twitter looks to broaden its appeal, the company is introducing a redesign of profile pages that includes bigger photos, more user controls and a distinct resemblance to Facebook.

New Twitter? New Twitter?

Updated April 7

Premium Lock 'Maker' event puts a new spin on Triangle Startup Weekend

Triangle Startup Weekend's new focus is on "Makers." Ideas ranged from a software-hardware combination for parents to keep their children on a digital leash to manufacturing sustainable, washable and reusable sticky grip tape for kettleballs. And the event attracted a wide and diverse group of participants. WRALTechWire's Jason Parker has the Inside story.

Genesis of a Glass app at Maker weekend Genesis of a Glass app at Maker weekend

April 3

US secretly built 'Cuban Twitter' in bid to stir unrest

The project, which lasted more than two years and drew tens of thousands of subscribers, sought to evade Cuba's stranglehold on the Internet with a primitive social media platform. First, the network would build a Cuban audience, mostly young people; then, the plan was to push them toward dissent.

Secret Cuban Twitter Secret Cuban Twitter

April 1

Vivek Wadhwa: Facebook's moonshot is a wise move in a time of radical change

Analysis: Facebook's recent acquisition of WhatsApp for a record-breaking $19 billion offers Facebook a unique advantage in the rapidly growing mobile-social-media space; and its acquisition of virtual-reality headset maker Oculus gives it an edge in the future market for virtual-reality displays. Though Mark Zuckerberg may have missed the opportunity to invent his own technologies, he is now doing the smart thing by using Facebook's stock as a currency to buy what he needs.

Facebook buys Oculus  Facebook buys Oculus

March 31

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Updated March 28

Beam me my Internet: Facebook launches net everywhere drive

"Today, we're sharing some details of the work Facebook's Connectivity Lab is doing to build drones, satellites and lasers to deliver the internet to everyone," says Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. And Facebook is hiring to support the effort, including two open jobs at its North Carolina data center.

Drones to deliver Internet access Drones to deliver Internet access

March 26

Report: Digital sites bring momentum to news operations

Growing digital outlets are bringing "a sense of momentum" to the news business even as long-term problems continue to plague the industry, a journalism think tank says.

Most Americans watch online video Most Americans watch online video

March 26

Facebook buying virtual-reality company Oculus for $2B

Facebook is buying virtual reality company Oculus, betting $2 billion that its technology will become a new way for people to communicate, learn or be entertained. "This is a long-term bet on the future of computing," says Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook buys Oculus  Facebook buys Oculus

March 24

Tweets forever: How Turkey still tweets despite Twitter ban

Not long after Turkey's prime minister imposed a ban on Twitter last week, Internet users in Turkey went on -- what else? -- Twitter to find ways to circumvent the blockade. Twitter and Turkish news media also shared some tips, as did Turkish residents through low-tech means such as graffiti and street posters.

Twitter protests in Turkey Twitter protests in Turkey

March 24

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March 20

Alibaba investment gives Tango a reason to dance

Tango Tango is joining the conga line of mobile messaging services that have turned into hot commodities as more people use them to communicate and share photos, music and other content.

March 20

Driven by Facebook and Google, eMarketer sees 2014 mobile ad spending at $31.5B

Going Mobile? Global mobile ad spending increased 105 percent last year to hit $17.96 billion, according to new eMarketer estimates. Spending on mobile ads worldwide will rise another 75.1 percent in 2014, thanks largely to Facebook and Google.

Updated March 20

Hey Triangle, are you getting #FIBEREDUP?

How bad do you want Google Fiber in the Triangle? Maybe there's a way for you to show your excitement.

World Premiere on May 1 World Premiere on May 1

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