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