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Twitter says it has bought its data partner Gnip, which provides analysis of the more than 500 million tweets its users share each day -- to advertisers, academic institutions, politicians and other customers.
As Twitter looks to broaden its appeal, the company is introducing a redesign of profile pages that includes bigger photos, more user controls and a distinct resemblance to Facebook.
The project, which lasted more than two years and drew tens of thousands of subscribers, sought to evade Cuba's stranglehold on the Internet with a primitive social media platform. First, the network would build a Cuban audience, mostly young people; then, the plan was to push them toward dissent.
Growing digital outlets are bringing "a sense of momentum" to the news business even as long-term problems continue to plague the industry, a journalism think tank says.
Not long after Turkey's prime minister imposed a ban on Twitter last week, Internet users in Turkey went on -- what else? -- Twitter to find ways to circumvent the blockade. Twitter and Turkish news media also shared some tips, as did Turkish residents through low-tech means such as graffiti and street posters.
Oscar host Ellen DeGeneres posed a "selfie," and the star-studded photo immediately crashed Twitter. But who didn't make the photo taken with a Samsung smartphone? Lenovo tweets its own response noting that its camera would have captured more iconic star faces. So tweet, that, Samsung!
Top executives from Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, Facebook, AOL, LinkedIn and Twitter published a joint statement and sent a letter Tuesday to President Barack Obama and members of Congress. The coalition of tech firms, known as Reform Government Surveillance, urged changes that would include a government agreement not to collect bulk data from Internet communications.
Twitter beat Wall Street's earnings and revenue expectations in its first quarter as a public company. But investors were looking for even more -- including more user growth -- and the company's stock dipped as much as 12 percent in after-hours trading Wednesday.
SAS software won't be able to predict the Super Bowl winner this Sunday but the analytics capabilities of the technology can offer a lot of insight about the thoughts of the teams fans. See what SAS analytics found.
Apple, Google. and other technology companies are gearing up to bring their fight over U.S. surveillance to Congress after President Barack Obama offered no specific proposals on their central request: to tell customers more about what the government is doing.
Google 'X' meets FDA; WebAssign adds exec; Netflix eyes 4K; Twitter falls again; Islet Sciences adds to board; Apple, Samsung to mediate
In our Bulldog blog's tech and life science news update: Google's X team meets with FDA amid medical device talk; Raleigh-based WebAssign adds exec; Netflix to stream UltraHD; Twitter shares fall again; Islet Sciences bolsters board; Apple, Samsung to mediate phone dispute.
Many people use Snapchat because it feels more private than other messaging apps and social networks. Users can send each other photos and videos that disappear within a few seconds after they are viewed. While the recipient can take a screenshot of the message, a big draw of Snapchat is its ephemeral nature.
Twitter has garnered worldwide attention for its bad corporate governance practices and its inappropriate response to criticism. The company needs to be congratulated, however, for announcing that it is adding Marjorie Scardino to its board. Scardino is former chief executive of publishing giant Pearson and is highly accomplished. She is known for being outspoken. One woman board member isn't enough, however, no matter how competent or outspoken she is.
The companies, including Google, Facebook and Twitter, issued an open letter to U.S. President Barack Obama, saying that while governments have a duty to protect citizens, recent revelations have "highlighted the urgent need to reform government surveillance practices worldwide."
Twitter, like Facebook before its own IPO, was criticized for not having women or minorities on its board of directors. Critics such as former Triangle tech entrepreneur and current Duke academic to criticize the company.
Apple pays more than $200 million for Topsy, said people with knowledge of the deal, who asked not to be identified because the information is private. The San Francisco-based startup's service is used by companies to analyze consumer sentiment on Twitter, be it responses to TV shows or politics.
Wayin partners with the Denver Broncos to project tweeted photos and tweets from fans onto the Sports Authority Field at Mile High's Thundervision 2, the stadium's marquee 40-foot high, by 220 foot wide video scoreboard.