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Posts tagged “Twitter”

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.

Instagram was once iPhone-only Instagram was once iPhone-only

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.

September 28, 2012

Premium Lock Tweet this, like that: Millions defy ban in China to use Facebook, Twitter

China business    Facebook and Twitter have millions of users in China, the world's largest Internet market, where the social networking services are banned, according to the results of a new survey.

September 17, 2012

Premium Lock Free speech fight: Twitter turns over tweets, but battle isn't over

Twitter      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.

September 4, 2012

Premium Lock Twitter unveils new targeting tool for advertisers

Twitter Ads Twitter is offering a new way for advertisers to deliver their marketing pitches to the people who are most likely to buy their products and services.

August 31, 2012

Premium Lock Twitter offers advertisers targeting tools to promote products

Twitter      Marketers can deliver Promoted Tweets and Promoted Accounts to sets of users by choosing from more than 350 interest categories, such as science or personal finance.

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