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After you type a link, Twitter will automatically shorten it to 19 characters, starting with "t.co." Unlike other shortening services, though, readers of the tweet won't see the "t.co" version but the actual website you'd be going to, whether it's YouTube.com or a personal blog.
Activision is turning its popular shooter series of games into a network that's part Facebook, matchmaker and organized sports.
PBS confirmed early Monday morning on its official Twitter account that the website had been hacked. The phony story had been taken down as of Monday morning. It had been posted on the site of the "PBS NewsHour" program.
The jury's out on whether Twitter diplomacy will lead to more insight into what governments are up to. Given the embarrassment caused by WikiLeaks' releases of U.S. diplomatic cables, foreign affairs officials are likely to be cautious about discussing matters of state online. But Twitter is growing more popular.
Deal-a-day websites blast email offers for deep discounts, sometimes good for only a few hours. And they're becoming so popular that their offices are starting to look as crowded as their subscribers' inboxes.
The demand to buy a piece of LinkedIn is so intense that the 8-year-old company is expected to make its stock market debut Thursday with a value of at least $4 billion. That would make LinkedIn's initial public offering of stock the biggest by a U.S. Internet company since Google Inc. went public in 2004.
Teenager sues partner who launched popular Harry Potter fan site in dispute over rights to a celebrity feed of celebrity tweets.
The plaintiffs claim in the lawsuit that, when Facebook users click on advertisements, their identification or usernames are transmitted to the advertisers. Advertisers can obtain users' names, genders and pictures without their consent, they said.
In a twist seemingly out of a Hollywood thriller, Facebook hired a prominent public relations firm to try to plant stories harshly criticizing Google's privacy practices in leading news outlets. The efforts backfired when the firm approached a blogger who not only declined the assignment, but also went public with the offer.