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Posts tagged “Twitter”

November 4, 2011

Premium Lock Watch what you tweet - The CIA 'vengeful librarians' are monitoring you

Twitter     The US government spy agency has a team of people culling through Twitter feeds, Facebook and other online sources worldwide for signs of unrest and possible terrorism.

September 30, 2011

Premium Lock If you're happy and you know it, did you tweet?

Twitter     Unless you're a night owl, a positive attitude peaks early in the morning and again near midnight, but starts to dip midmorning before rising again in the evening, study discovers.

August 9, 2011

Premium Lock Nationwide clothing chain picks SAS to boost social media efforts

Chico's Chico's FAS Inc., which operates in 48 states and the Caribbean, plans to use SAS Social Media Analytics to discover what customers are thinking and to boost buying.

Updated August 8, 2011

Premium Lock Twitter, others saying 'No' to 'Wild West' of secondary exchanges

Venture Emerging Internet firms are trying to exercise more control over their investors who want to share shares outside of a stock offering.

August 5, 2011

Premium Lock Google+ may soon pass Twitter, LinkedIn in social media race

Started in late June, Google+ is growing faster than Facebook and MySpace Inc. did in their early days. The service, which lets people connect with and manage groups of friends on a website, gained about 25 million users worldwide in less than a month, estimates market researcher ComScore Inc.

A screen shot of Google+ A screen shot of Google+

July 22, 2011

Premium Lock Twitter raising $800M, will spend half to buy up shares

Twitter The investment, which values Twitter at $8 billion, may be completed in the next two weeks, a source tells Bloomberg news.

July 5, 2011

Premium Lock Secret Service to probe hack on Fox News Twitter

Fox News Twitter Hackers broke into Fox's political Twitter account early Monday, leaving a series false tweets reporting that President Obama had been assassinated.

July 1, 2011

Premium Lock Twitter may face antitrust investigation

Twitter FTC antitrust investigators are studying how Twitter deals with outside companies that build applications for its messaging platform --such as photo-sharing, URL-shortening and advertising services -- and whether it is trying to limit competition by buying or banning outside developers.

June 29, 2011

Premium Lock Twitter co-founder 'Biz' Stone is leaving

Twitter Stone says he plans to focus on helping schools, nonprofits and company advisory boards. He's also relaunching Obvious Corp. with fellow Twitter co-founder Evan Williams to develop new projects.

June 18, 2011

Premium Lock Facebook users are more than friends, survey finds

Facebook When accounting for all other factors -- such as age, education level or race -- Facebook users were 43 percent more likely than other Internet users to say that "most people can be trusted." Compared with people who don't use the Internet at all, Facebook users were three times more trusting.

June 14, 2011

Premium Lock 'Community' stars, Lenovo team up for youth volunteer effort

Scavenger Hunt Stars Alison Brie and Danny Pudi from the NBC hit comedy launch a community service "Scavenger Hunt" along with and the world's No. 4 PC maker.

June 9, 2011

Premium Lock Twitter offers automatic link shortening tool

Twitter     After you type a link, Twitter will automatically shorten it to 19 characters, starting with "" Unlike other shortening services, though, readers of the tweet won't see the "" version but the actual website you'd be going to, whether it's or a personal blog.

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May 31, 2011

Premium Lock Hackers crack PBS website, post phony Tupac story

Hackers 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.

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.

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.

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April 11, 2011

Premium Lock New frontier for social media: Terror alerts

Facebook New terror alerts would be published online using Facebook and Twitter "when appropriate," a Homeland Security plan says, but only after federal, state and local leaders have been notified.

April 11, 2011

Premium Lock Tech boom times are back for San Francisco

In a study for his employer, commercial real estate firm Jones Lange LaSalle, market researcher Colin Yasukochi found that the number of tech jobs in San Francisco is nearing the peak set in 2000, the height of the dot-com boom.

Tech boom returns in San Francisco.  Tech boom returns in San Francisco.

April 6, 2011

Premium Lock Twitter wins tax breaks to stay in San Francisco

Twitter     The city's Board of Supervisors votes to exempt Twitter from a payroll tax on new hirs.

April 4, 2011

Premium Lock Tax break offer to Twitter sparks San Francisco debate

Twitter The conflict comes at a time when the city's high tech economy teems with energy not seen since before the first Internet bubble burst more than a decade ago.

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