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May 27, 2011

Premium Lock Diplomatic crisis? Try Twitter to connect, not hotline

Twitter      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.

Updated May 26, 2011

Premium Lock Twitter pays between $40M-$50M for TweetDeck

Twitter      TweetDeck lets Twitter users organize the brands, celebrities, news feeds and people they "follow" on the short messaging platform.

May 23, 2011

Premium Lock Daily deal sites are a hit with shoppers, businesses

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.

It's party time for dail deal sites. It's party time for dail deal sites.

May 20, 2011

Premium Lock Venture capitalists cash in on LinkedIn IPO

LinkedIn The company's founder and his venture capital investors now have ownership stake topping $5 billion after Thursday's IPO on Wall Street.

May 19, 2011

Premium Lock LinkedIn to debut with $4B value in IPO

LinkedIn The business-focused social media site makes its Wall Street debut today at $45 a share in the biggest IPO since Google.

Updated May 18, 2011

Premium Lock Investors clammoring to get in on LinkedIn IPO

LinkedIn 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.

May 16, 2011

Premium Lock Tweet this: Lawsuit shows power of Twitter feeds

Teenager sues partner who launched popular Harry Potter fan site in dispute over rights to a celebrity feed of celebrity tweets.

Figting over Twitter feed rights  Figting over Twitter feed rights

May 13, 2011

Premium Lock Facebook must face suit over user information disclosure

Facebook 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.

Updated May 13, 2011

Premium Lock Raleigh seeks community ideas for use of technology

Information technology CityCamp Raleigh is a three-day event designed to solicit feedback about development of "next-generation solutions" to enable the city "to do more with less."

May 13, 2011

Premium Lock Facebook-Google rivalry intensifies with a PR fiasco

Facebook 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.

Updated May 10, 2011

Premium Lock Google exec who helped spark Egyptian revolt lands book deal

Google "Revolution 2.0" will tell the story of Wael Ghonim whose Facebook page was a key element in uprising.

May 9, 2011

Premium Lock LinkedIn shoots to raise $274M through IPO

LinkedIn The networking site sets a per-share target price of $32 to $35.

May 9, 2011

Premium Lock YouTube founders buy social media tracking firm

Social media The acquisition is the second in two weeks by Chad Hurley and Steve Chen.

Updated May 9, 2011

Premium Lock Facebook's 'like' sends more traffic to big news sites

Cyber news  However, Google remains the biggest director of news traffic, says a new study from Pew Research Center.

May 6, 2011

Premium Lock  Latest news from Skype, Barnes & Noble, Google, bin Laden, Facebook

Bulldog Is Facebook and Google eyeing Skype?; Barnes & Noble plans new e-Book reader; Google Earth comes to Android tablets; Online scammers jump on bin Laden news; Facebook accounts for 31.2 percent of display ads

May 3, 2011

Premium Lock Gogobot integrates Facebook Places and Foursquare

Gogobot The social travel recommendation site is working to create a digital scrapbook of people's favorite places from Facebook and Foursquare.

Updated April 29, 2011

Premium Lock MTV's new 'O' show venues: Facebook, web, mobile apps

A newfangled, multiplatform event, the O Music Awards aired Thursday night on not any of the MTV Networks but on Facebook, MTV websites and mobile apps. The live, hour-long webcast was billed as a fan-friendly celebration of digital music -- an attempt by the ever-youthful network to officially fete the new arenas of music culture

MTV O Music Awards MTV O Music Awards

April 26, 2011

Premium Lock Facebook takes on Groupon with its own deals

Facebook Deals Atlanta is one of the five test markets where the social media giant is rolling out discounts and other special offers.

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