November 4, 2011
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
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
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
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
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+
August 3, 2011
July 22, 2011
The investment, which values Twitter at $8 billion, may be completed in the next two weeks, a source tells Bloomberg news.
July 5, 2011
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
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
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
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
Stars Alison Brie and Danny Pudi from the NBC hit comedy launch a community service "Scavenger Hunt" along with DoSomething.org and the world's No. 4 PC maker.
June 9, 2011
After you type a link, Twitter will automatically shorten it to 19 characters, starting with "t.co." Unlike other shortening services, though, readers of the tweet won't see the "t.co" version but the actual website you'd be going to, whether it's YouTube.com or a personal blog.
May 31, 2011
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
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
Teenager sues partner who launched popular Harry Potter fan site in dispute over rights to a celebrity feed of celebrity tweets.
Figting over Twitter feed rights
April 11, 2011
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
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.
April 6, 2011
The city's Board of Supervisors votes to exempt Twitter from a payroll tax on new hirs.
April 4, 2011
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.