Posts tagged “Social Media”

August 2, 2012

Premium Lock Facebook: Almost one quarter of data center power is 'green'

Green energy Facebook's energy mix was 23 percent green, 27 percent coal, 17 percent natural gas, 13 percent nuclear, the company says. One of its largest data centers is located in western North Carolina.

Updated August 1, 2012

Premium Lock Google buys social media startup Wildfire for $250M

Wildfire Companies such as Inc. have been buying startups that specialize in social-media marketing, seeking to capture a bigger slice of advertising budgets devoted to reaching consumers who interact over the Web. Google has stepped up its efforts in social with Google+, a service it started last year that competes directly with Facebook.

Updated July 31, 2012

Premium Lock Still like Facebook? Fears drive shares to record low

Facebook Shares slumped to as low as $21.61, the lowest intraday price since Facebook held an initial public offering on May 17. The company is trading at less than half the intraday high of $45 it reached on its first day of trading.

Updated July 30, 2012

Premium Lock Apple reportedly considers, decides not to invest in Twitter

Twitter      The two firms held talks in recent months about Apple making an investment in the hundreds of millions of dollars, the New York Times reported last week. The deal would have valued Twitter at more than $10 billion, the Times said.

July 30, 2012

Premium Lock Like us? Follow WRAL Tech Wire at Facebook

From its launch 10 years ago, Local Tech Wire as it was known then has offered a daily e-mail blast. Adding a news feed on Twitter brought on more readers. With Facebook, readers have a new channel to follow our news.

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July 30, 2012

Premium Lock Week in review: WRAL Tech Wire headlines

Week in review A look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL Tech Wire for the week of July 23-29.

July 27, 2012

Premium Lock Facebook shares sink to new low after 2Q results

Facebook Facebook's stock hit a new low Friday after it reported lukewarm second-quarter results and didn't give an outlook for the coming months.

July 27, 2012

Premium Lock ChannelAdvisor releases 2Q Facebook Commerce Index

FBCI 2Q-2012 The ChannelAdvisor Facebook Commerce Index tracks the trends in business pages for online retailers and uses that data to deduce best practices for online retailer fan acquisition.

July 26, 2012

Premium Lock Facebook's day of reckoning: 2Q earnings report

Call it the second act after its rocky initial public offering two months ago. On Thursday, the company will take the spotlight once again to announce its first earnings report as a public company.

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July 25, 2012

Premium Lock FiveOneNine launches developer program for social gaming

Social Gaming Durham firm launched FiveOneNine Games Publishing Program on Tuesday to continue its strategy in publishing industry-leading social games that feature real-world content.

July 23, 2012

Premium Lock Week in review: WRAL Tech Wire headlines

Week in review A look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL Tech Wire for the week of July 16-22.

July 21, 2012

Premium Lock Nasdaq ups offer for Facebook IPO muff to $62M

The amendment, which follows criticism from Wall Street market makers and exchanges about the original plan, increases the compensation pool from $40 million and does away with a proposal to credit most of the money through reduced trading costs, according to a submission with the SEC.

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Updated July 19, 2012

Premium Lock Pressure grows on Facebook as first earnings report nears

"People are concerned about the growth profile," Benjamin Schachter, an analyst at Macquarie Securities USA Inc., says. "More risk is being reflected in the lower stock price."

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July 19, 2012

Premium Lock Senator presses Facebook, FBI on use of facial recognition technology

Facebook "Our federal privacy laws are almost totally unprepared to deal with this technology," U.S. Senator Al Franken warns at a hearing. "Unlike what we have in place for wiretaps and other surveillance devices, there is no law regulating law enforcement use of facial recognition technology."

July 18, 2012

Premium Lock YouTube launches face blurring tool to provide anonymity

Google's Internet video website is offering a blurring tool to help human rights activists and others protect the anonymity of people displayed in footage.

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July 17, 2012

Premium Lock Attention, shoppers: LivingSocial now selling merchandise

LivingSocial's Triangle page Beginning Tuesday, subscribers will be able to buy weekly-changing merchandise from LivingSocial's online shop. LivingSocial says the first collection of items will relate to a trip to the beach, with toys, blankets, tent gazebos and towels included. Other themes will include things for a backyard party or back-to-school items.

Updated July 17, 2012

Premium Lock Google+ tops social media index; Facebook falters

Google+ ties Wikipedia for No. 1 in a customer service index report while Facebook's score falls due to changes in format, excess of ads and privacy concerns.

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July 16, 2012

Premium Lock Facebook billionaire's 1.05% mortgage shows how wealthy stay rich

Mark Zuckerberg recently refinanced a $5.95 million mortgage on his Palo Alto, California, home with a 30-year adjustable-rate loan starting at 1.05 percent, according to public records for the property.

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Updated July 16, 2012

Premium Lock YouTube emerging as global platform for news, study says

"There's a new form of video journalism on this platform," says Amy Mitchell, deputy director of the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism. "It's a form in which the relationship between news organizations and citizens is more dynamic and more multiverse than we've seen in most other platforms before."

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July 13, 2012

Premium Lock Why is N.C. such a draw for big data centers?

The technology website GigaOm cites 10 reasons why (including cheap power from coal) as part of an in-depth, four-part series of stories.

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