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Posts tagged “Twitter”

August 28, 2013

Premium Lock Pro-Syrian hackers hit Twitter, New York Times

Twitter      The Syrian Electronic Army, which backs the country's president, Bashar al-Assad, has also claimed responsibility for hacking the Washington Post earlier this month and the Financial Times in early May, redirecting readers to its own websites and videos.

June 12, 2013

Premium Lock Facebook introduces hashtags #CopyingTwitter #advertising

Facebook Facebook Inc.'s more than 1 billion members will be able to use hashtags, a tool popularized on Twitter Inc. that makes it easier for social-network users to discover and share topics that are being discussed.

May 23, 2013

Premium Lock Twitter beefs up account security with two-step process

Twitter      Twitter is adding a new security tool to its website, making it harder for outsiders to gain access to accounts, a month after a false posting triggered a stock-market decline.

April 25, 2013

Premium Lock Twitter reportedly bolstering security after hack of wire service account

Hackers   Twitter plans to bolster security on its site after the account of the Associated Press news service was hacked and an erroneous post triggered a stock-market decline, a source tells Bloomberg news.

April 18, 2013

Premium Lock Now playing via your Twitter account: Music

Twitter embraces music The Web-based social messaging service unveiled Thursday a mobile-music application that will let its users play and share songs from services including Apple Inc.'s iTunes.

April 18, 2013

Premium Lock Tweet this: Twitter lets advertisers cash in on keywords in posts

Twitter      Twitter is rolling out a feature that will let advertisers reach users based on keywords in their postings, expanding the tools available to marketers on the microblogging site.

Updated March 7, 2013

Premium Lock Study proves what pros have long believed: Interpret Twitter with caution

Analysis: A study from Pew Research finds that Twitter tweets often run counter to overall public opinion. But professionals can still find benefits in what the Twitterverse is saying.

Tracking Twitterverse Tracking Twitterverse

Updated March 6, 2013

Premium Lock Twitter dumping some apps to focus on mobile, web

Twitter      "To continue to offer a great product that addresses your unique needs, we're going to focus our development efforts on our modern, web-based versions of TweetDeck," Twitter says. "To that end, we are discontinuing support for our older apps: TweetDeck AIR, TweetDeck for Android and TweetDeck for iPhone. They will be removed from their respective app stores in early May and will stop functioning shortly thereafter."

February 20, 2013

Premium Lock Apple hacked; sources say Eastern European gang behind attack

Cybersecurity   Apple says some of its internal systems were hacked. Sources say Apple, Facebook, Twitter and at least another 40 companies have been targeted by an Eastern European gang.

February 4, 2013

Premium Lock Tweet this: User data of 250,000 at risk after Twitter is hacked

Twitter      Social media giant Twitter is among the latest U.S. companies to report that it is among a growing list of victims of Internet security attacks, saying that hackers may have gained access to information on 250,000 of its more than 200 million active users.

December 21, 2012

Premium Lock Twitter bolsters its management team ahead of possible IPO

Twitter      Twitter names its first chief operating officer since Chief Executive Officer Dick Costolo vacated the role two years ago, as the social site bolsters its leadership team ahead of a possible initial public offering.

December 20, 2012

Premium Lock Tweet this! Twitter allows you to download your archive for first time

Twitter, the social-networking company that features 140-character status updates, is letting users download an archive of posts to make its site more alluring as competition with Facebook escalates.

Twiiter Archive Twiiter Archive

December 11, 2012

Premium Lock Twitter counterattacks Facebook's photo blocking at Instagram

Twitter      Twitter, working with Aviary, unveils a new mobile app to adjust photos and to counter Instagram's move to block images.

Updated December 6, 2012

Premium Lock Social media smackdown: Facebook's Instagram blocks Twitter photo feature

Facebook's photo-sharing service Instagram is making it harder for users to display pictures on microblogging site Twitter amid increased rivalry between the social-networking websites.

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Updated December 4, 2012

Premium Lock NC State Archives now tracks government officials in social media

The State Archives of North Carolina, working with Durham-based ArchiveSocial, has launched a searchable data base that tracks what's being said by some government officials - and what's being said about them through the state's new "Social Archive."

Tracking Gov. Bev Perdue through social media Tracking Gov. Bev Perdue through social media

December 3, 2012

Premium Lock Pope draws 96,000 Twitter followers before sending a tweet

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.

The Pope's Twitter page The Pope's Twitter page

December 3, 2012

Premium Lock Tweet potatoes? 1-in-3 Twitter users now tweet during TV shows

Twitter      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.

October 31, 2012

Premium Lock Social media - especially Facebook, Twitter - help people track Sandy

Tracking weather 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.

October 19, 2012

Premium Lock Latest news on Twitter, Robocalls, Yelp, Google, Broadband

Bulldog 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.

September 28, 2012

Premium Lock Ellison vs. IBM; GSK foam OK'd; Instagram tops Twitter; IE 9 best malware blocker; S.C. in 'Next Big Thing'

Bulldog 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.

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