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Posts tagged “Twitter”

August 1

Premium Lock Twitter tests new hastags; Nortel pensioners fight deal; ChannelAdvisor-Yahoo deal; T-Mobile's new bidder

Bulldog In today's wrapup of technology news: The Wall Street Journal says Twitter is testing new hashtags; Nortel pensioners don't like bankruptcy deal; ChannelAdvisor makes a deal with Yahoo; French firm bids for T-Mobile.

July 30

Premium Lock Tweet this: Twitter financials soar, stock flies high

The little blue bird is flying high. Stronger-than-expected financial results pushed Twitter's stock sharply higher on Tuesday after the short messaging service said its revenue more than doubled in the second quarter.

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Updated July 24

Premium Lock Vivek Wadhwa blasts Twitter's 'proud' response to diversity report

Former Triangle tech entrepreneur Vivek Wadhwa, now an academic and an outspoken defender of immigration reform as well as increasing corporate diversity, blasts Twitter for how the company responded to its disclosure of abysmal minority employment statistics. "To say they are proud is disgusting," Wadhwa says - via Twitter.

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Updated July 24

Premium Lock Tweet the news: Data confirms lack of diversity in Twitter work force

Women in business Twitter is acknowledging that it has been hiring too many white and Asian men to fill high-paying technology jobs, just like several other major companies in Silicon Valley. "We are keenly aware that Twitter is part of an industry that is marked by dramatic imbalances in diversity," a Twitter exec says.

July 7

Premium Lock Let's connect: Check out WRAL TechWire on LinkedIn

WRAL TechWire is expanding again, this time with a new LinkedIn site. From its launch 12 years ago, Local Tech Wire as it was known then has offered a daily email blast. Adding a news feed on Twitter brought on more readers. We've recently added a PM email blast, too. With Facebook, readers have a new channel to follow our news. Now there is LinkedIn as well.

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Updated July 3

Premium Lock Pozen resubmits drug; Amazon to fight FTC; Furiex, Quintiles deals close; Twitter's new CFO

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Pozen resubmits a drug application; Amazon to fight FTC over kid apps purchases; Furiex and Quintiles deals close; Twitter names a new CFO

June 30

Premium Lock World Cup breaks Super Bowl record on Twitter

World Cup Social Media Brazil's penalty shootout with Chile on Saturday generated 389,000 tweets, breaking the previous record set for a live event during this year's Super Bowl.

June 20

Premium Lock Google's wireless broadband play; BlackBerry in black; Apple's smarthwatch; $1.2M loss for Scynexis; Twitter exec shuffle

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of tech and life science news: Google acquires wireless broadband startup with gigabit speed capability; BlackBerry reports a profit; Triangle drug firm Scynexis reports a loss; Apple's smartwatch plans advance; and Twitter shuffles executive roles.

Updated June 13

Premium Lock Yet another Twitter exec, Chloe Sladden leaves

Twitter  Yet another top Twitter executive, Chloe Sladden, head of media at the micro-blogging site, said she will be leaving the company in a series of tweets posted Thursday night. Lindsay Schauer, senior manager of Twitter's internal communications, also said she was leaving the company, Friday.

Updated June 11

Premium Lock Facebook, Twitter brace for World Cup fever

This year's World Cup will play out on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and messaging apps like WhatsApp just as it progresses in stadiums from Sao Paulo to Rio De Janeiro.

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June 10

Premium Lock At CEO's direction, SAS software quickly boosts typhoon relief

Data analytics as a tool to help save lives in an emergency? Yes. Thanks to the compassion of billionaire Jim Goodnight, rescue organizations in the Philippines were able to make rapid use of analytics to crunch big volumes of data - such as tweets from a disaster zone - to deliver actionable results. I.e., helping to save lives. Analytics is not thought to be a quick process. In the case of super Typhoon Haiyan, that belief turned out to be wrong.

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Updated May 26

Premium Lock Google this: Search giant surpasses Apple as top brand; IBM 3rd

Google's continuing embrace of new technology, such as Google Glass wearable computing devices, vaults the Internet giant past Apple in annual 'Top 100' brands report. And Google is't stopping there. It reportedly has a 3D tablet in the works. Meanwhile, 'Share of Life' firms such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Tencent cash in, too, on bringing more value.

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May 19

Premium Lock Our latest addition: WRAL TechWire at LinkedIn

WRAL TechWire is expanding again, this time with a new LinkedIn site. From its launch 12 years ago, Local Tech Wire as it was known then has offered a daily email blast. Adding a news feed on Twitter brought on more readers. We've recently added a PM email blast, too. With Facebook, readers have a new channel to follow our news.

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May 12

Premium Lock Check out WRAL TechWire's newest addition at LinkedIn

WRAL TechWire is expanding again, this time with a new LinkedIn site. From its launch 12 years ago, Local Tech Wire as it was known then has offered a daily email blast. Adding a news feed on Twitter brought on more readers. We've recently added a PM email blast, too. With Facebook, readers have a new channel to follow our news.

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May 5

Premium Lock Our newest venture: Check out WRAL TechWire at LinkedIn

WRAL TechWire is expanding again, this time with a new LinkedIn site. From its launch 12 years ago, Local Tech Wire as it was known then has offered a daily email blast. Adding a news feed on Twitter brought on more readers. We've recently added a PM email blast, too. With Facebook, readers have a new channel to follow our news.

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April 28

Premium Lock Check out WRALTechWire at new LinkedIn site

WRALTechWire is expanding again, this time with a new LinkedIn site. From its launch 12 years ago, Local Tech Wire as it was known then has offered a daily email blast. Adding a news feed on Twitter brought on more readers. We've recently added a PM email blast, too. With Facebook, readers have a new channel to follow our news.

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April 15

Premium Lock Twitter buys its data analytics partner Gnip

Twitter      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.

April 14

Premium Lock Twitter CEO, co-founders not selling stock

Twitter Stock Executives at the social media company said Monday that they have no plans to sell any of their shares when the company's post-IPO lock-up expires on May 5.

April 11

Premium Lock US Internet ad revenue surpasses broadcast television

ecommerce       For the first time, U.S. Internet advertising revenue has surpassed that of broadcast television thanks to sharp growth in mobile and digital video ads.

April 9

Premium Lock Twitter tweaks website to attract new users

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.

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