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Posts tagged “Social Media”

Updated June 16

Premium Lock Lawsuit raises questions about social media's role in terror

​The father of a young woman killed in the Paris massacre last November is suing Google, Facebook and Twitter, claiming that the companies provided "material support" to extremists in violation of the law.

Grief after Paris terror attacks Grief after Paris terror attacks

June 15

Premium Lock New Zelda; hackers hit Dems; NATO goes cyber; prison term for spam

In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: A new Zelda emerges at E3 (watch video); Russian hackers hit Democrat servers; NATO adds cyber to weapons; and a man gets prison time for spamming Facebook users.

June 14

Premium Lock Microsoft + LinkedIn user data = Reinventing work

Analysis: So what does the Microsoft acquisition of LinkedIn really mean? It's all about data from LinkedIn's users and putting it to work through Microsoft applications, says Stuart Williams, vie president of Technology Business.Research.

A sample of LinkedIn tracing social data A sample of LinkedIn tracing social data

Updated June 13

Premium Lock Why did Microsoft buy LinkedIn? Plus: A review of other major tech deals

LinkedIn Why is Microsoft buying LinkedIn for $26 billion? An expert analyst speaks out. Plus: A review of other recent tech mega mergers.

June 13

Premium Lock LinkedIn's CEO letter to employees: Why I sold to Microsoft

In a letter first shared with employees and then published for the world to see, LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner explains in detail why he decided to sell the company to Microsoft for more than $26 billion. He headlines his letter: "LinkedIn + Microsoft: Changing the Way the World Works."

Updated June 13

Premium Lock Microsoft buys LinkedIn at 50% premium in $26.2B deal + A graphical view

LinkedIn Microsoft said Monday that it is buying professional networking service site LinkedIn for about $26.2 billion. Plus, see a grpahical view of LinkedIn.

June 13

Premium Lock Following WTW on social media: Like, track, link to us

WRAL TechWire is social media friendly. From its launch 15 years ago, Local Tech Wire as it was known then has offered a daily email blast. Adding a news feed on Twitter brought on more readers. We've recently added a PM email blast, too. With Facebook, readers have a new channel to follow our news. Now there is LinkedIn as well.

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June 10

Premium Lock Gawker goes bankrupt + Graphical view: Hulk Hogan vs. Gawker

Gawker's Nick Denton ​Gawker is filing for bankruptcy protection and will sell itself rather than pay $140 million to pro wrestler Hulk Hogan. Plus: A graphical view of Hulk Hogan vs. Gawker.

June 10

Premium Lock Tesla's lower-cost 'S;' Uber conviction; Mobile Messenger Line IPO; first 'smart duck' (see photo)

In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Tesla unveils lower-priced S; Uber convicted in France; Mobile Messenger Line goes public; and the iconic rubber duck goes digital. Be sure to check out the photo.

Tesla-Lower-Priced Model S Tesla-Lower-Priced Model S

June 7

Premium Lock Zuckerberg hack; new cancer clinical trial data base; inflatable space habitat; Google loses at high court

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and science news: Mark Zuckerberg's social media is hacked; Vice President Joe Biden unveils a new cancer clinical trial data base; an inflatable habitat opens at the International Space Station; and Google loses at the Supreme Court in class action suit case.

June 6

Premium Lock Tracking WTW on social media: Like, track, link to us

WRAL TechWire is social media friendly. From its launch 15 years ago, Local Tech Wire as it was known then has offered a daily email blast. Adding a news feed on Twitter brought on more readers. We've recently added a PM email blast, too. With Facebook, readers have a new channel to follow our news. Now there is LinkedIn as well.

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Updated June 1

Premium Lock SciQuest being acquired for $509M; shares soar 33%

SciQuest, a Morrisville-based provider of e-procurement solutions, is being sold to a private equity firm in a deal valued at some $509 million. Shares soar 33 percent to match offered deal price. Meanwhile, seven law firms say they are looking into the sale.

What SciQuest does What SciQuest does

June 1

Premium Lock Hoverboard comeback; 'Jurassic Park' paleontologist retiring; 3D-printed office; Russia social media arrests

In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and science news: Segway, other manufacturers reboot hoverboards; 'Jurassic Park' paleontologist retiring from museum he built; futuristic Dubai office showcases 3-D printing's potential; and Russia cracks down on social media.

May 31

Premium Lock EU, tech giants to fight hate speech + The code of conduct, point by point

Internet  ​The European Union reached an agreement Tuesday with some of the world's biggest social media firms, including Facebook and Twitter, on ways to combat the spread of hate speech online. Read the agreed-to "code of conduct," point by point.

May 30

Premium Lock Where to follow WTW on social media: Like, track, link to us

WRAL TechWire is social media friendly. From its launch 15 years ago, Local Tech Wire as it was known then has offered a daily email blast. Adding a news feed on Twitter brought on more readers. We've recently added a PM email blast, too. With Facebook, readers have a new channel to follow our news. Now there is LinkedIn as well.

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May 27

Premium Lock Implant to fight addiction; Alibaba's woes; Google beats Oracle in Android suit; Microsoft-Facebook undersea cable

In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: The FDA approves a drug-oozing stent to fight addiction; Alibaba won - and lost - a big friend in Washington; Google prevails over Oracle in big Android suit; and Microsoft teams with Facebook for an undersea cable project.

Addiction-Implant Addiction-Implant

May 24

Premium Lock More room to tweet; more ads at Google maps; Facebook news changes; apps TV future, says Apple

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Twitter revises tweet multimedia limits; more ads are coming to Google Maps; Facebook makes changes in news after meeting with conservatives; and Apple's Tim Cook says apps are the future of TV.

May 23

Premium Lock Following WTW on social media: Like, track, link to us

WRAL TechWire is social media friendly. From its launch 15 years ago, Local Tech Wire as it was known then has offered a daily email blast. Adding a news feed on Twitter brought on more readers. We've recently added a PM email blast, too. With Facebook, readers have a new channel to follow our news. Now there is LinkedIn as well.

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