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Pope Benedict XVI's new Twitter account is attracting a surge in followers after the Vatican announced that the pontiff will make his first post next week.
One in three people using Twitter in June sent messages at some point about the content of television shows, an increase of 27 percent from only five months earlier. And that was before the Olympics, which was probably the first big event to illustrate the extent of second screen usage.
Facebook, which has more than 1 billion users worldwide, and Twitter, with more than 140 million, usually see increased traffic around storms and major news events, including Hurricane Irene in 2011, the presidential debates and the London Olympics. The rise of social media is giving users more information and points of view than television news, where Americans have typically turned during such events, an analyst says.
Twitter blocks Germans' access to neo-Nazi group; FTC offers $50,000 reward for a cure to robocalls; Yelp to alert consumers on fake reviews; Google, Samsung to sell Chrome laptop for $249; Low broadband speeds are holding gaming industry back.
Ellison vs. IBM; GSK foam OK'd; Instagram tops Twitter; IE 9 best malware blocker; S.C. in 'Next Big Thing'
Inside the Bulldog Blog: Oracle's Larry Ellison throws barbs at IBM; a treatment from Steifel wins FDA approval; Instagram mobile now outnumbers Twitter; Internet Explorer 9 tops malware blocking survey; South Carolina has connection to WSJ's "Next Big Thing" list.
The New York case will determine whether Twitter faces the burden of responding to subpoenas for its users, the company says. The outcome is significant throughout the U.S. as law enforcement becomes more aggressive in seeking information about what people do and say on the Internet, according to the ACLU.
The two firms held talks in recent months about Apple making an investment in the hundreds of millions of dollars, the New York Times reported last week. The deal would have valued Twitter at more than $10 billion, the Times said.
Google+ ties Wikipedia for No. 1 in a customer service index report while Facebook's score falls due to changes in format, excess of ads and privacy concerns.
'Occupy Wall Street' case will determine whether Twitter faces the burden of responding to subpoenas for its users, the San Francisco-based company has said. The outcome is significant throughout the U.S. as law enforcement becomes more aggressive in seeking information about what people do and say on the Internet, the American Civil Liberties Union says.
The first phase of the Golden LEAF Rural Broadband Initiative is complete. To celebrate this achievement, MCNC will host a live Twitter Town Hall on Friday to answer questions about the project and the state of broadband connectivity in North Carolina.
Seeking to capitalize on the social media boom and Twitter mania, Durham-based Spring Metrics is rolling out "Smart Twitter offers" for merchants wanting a different spin on daily deals.
Cisco eyes iPad opportunity; Facebook personalized news; Twitter ads; AT&T selling a Yellow Pages stake?; South by Southwest changes gears
Inside the Bulldog blog: Cisco sees opportunity in new iPad; Facebook is personalizing news; Twitter making branding changes; AT&T reportedly mulls selling part of Yellow Pages; South by Southwest conference shifts away from social media.
The popular social media messaging service is unveiling a long-awaited automated system that will enable advertisers to manage their marketing campaigns and budgets without having to deal with sales representatives.
Ad agency McKinney and social media data firm EvoApp tracked and are now analyzing tons of social media data "buzz" generated by Super Bowl-related advertising campaigns. The early analysis shows brands that paid their fans with contest offers harvested the most benefit.
iContact tracks the Giants and Patriots in use of Twitter ahead of the Super Bowl and declares the AFC champs are No. 1.