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Posts tagged “Twitter”

April 11, 2014

Premium Lock US Internet ad revenue surpasses broadcast television

ecommerce          For the first time, U.S. Internet advertising revenue has surpassed that of broadcast television thanks to sharp growth in mobile and digital video ads.

April 9, 2014

Premium Lock Twitter tweaks website to attract new users

As Twitter looks to broaden its appeal, the company is introducing a redesign of profile pages that includes bigger photos, more user controls and a distinct resemblance to Facebook.

New Twitter? New Twitter?

April 3, 2014

Premium Lock US secretly built 'Cuban Twitter' in bid to stir unrest

The project, which lasted more than two years and drew tens of thousands of subscribers, sought to evade Cuba's stranglehold on the Internet with a primitive social media platform. First, the network would build a Cuban audience, mostly young people; then, the plan was to push them toward dissent.

Secret Cuban Twitter Secret Cuban Twitter

March 26, 2014

Premium Lock Report: Digital sites bring momentum to news operations

Growing digital outlets are bringing "a sense of momentum" to the news business even as long-term problems continue to plague the industry, a journalism think tank says.

Most Americans watch online video Most Americans watch online video

March 24, 2014

Premium Lock Tweets forever: How Turkey still tweets despite Twitter ban

Not long after Turkey's prime minister imposed a ban on Twitter last week, Internet users in Turkey went on -- what else? -- Twitter to find ways to circumvent the blockade. Twitter and Turkish news media also shared some tips, as did Turkish residents through low-tech means such as graffiti and street posters.

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Updated March 4, 2014

Premium Lock Lenovo rips Ellen's Oscar selfie with a critical tweet, 'pic'

Oscar host Ellen DeGeneres posed a "selfie," and the star-studded photo immediately crashed Twitter. But who didn't make the photo taken with a Samsung smartphone? Lenovo tweets its own response noting that its camera would have captured more iconic star faces. So tweet, that, Samsung!

The Oscar "selfie" The Oscar "selfie"

February 11, 2014

Premium Lock Technology companies join protest against U.S. spying programs

NSA leaker Edward Snowden           Top executives from Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, Facebook, AOL, LinkedIn and Twitter published a joint statement and sent a letter Tuesday to President Barack Obama and members of Congress. The coalition of tech firms, known as Reform Government Surveillance, urged changes that would include a government agreement not to collect bulk data from Internet communications.

Updated February 6, 2014

Premium Lock Tweeting bad news: Twitter posts 4Q loss, user growth slows; stock pummled

Twitter beat Wall Street's earnings and revenue expectations in its first quarter as a public company. But investors were looking for even more -- including more user growth -- and the company's stock dipped as much as 12 percent in after-hours trading Wednesday.

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January 31, 2014

Premium Lock Super Bowl social media insight from SAS analytics

SAS software won't be able to predict the Super Bowl winner this Sunday but the analytics capabilities of the technology can offer a lot of insight about the thoughts of the teams fans. See what SAS analytics found.

SAS analysis of Super Bowl Tweets; trends, hashtags authors SAS analysis of Super Bowl Tweets; trends, hashtags authors

Updated January 31, 2014

Premium Lock Twitter buys 900 IBM patents to avoid legal fight

IBM                         Twitter, the microblogging service that went public last year, agreed to buy 900 patents from IBM to gain access to new technology and build a defense against infringement suits.

January 18, 2014

Premium Lock Not satisfied with Obama plan, tech firms to lobby Congress for NSA reforms

Internet Apple, Google. and other technology companies are gearing up to bring their fight over U.S. surveillance to Congress after President Barack Obama offered no specific proposals on their central request: to tell customers more about what the government is doing.

January 10, 2014

Premium Lock Google 'X' meets FDA; WebAssign adds exec; Netflix eyes 4K; Twitter falls again; Islet Sciences adds to board; Apple, Samsung to mediate

Bulldog In our Bulldog blog's tech and life science news update: Google's X team meets with FDA amid medical device talk; Raleigh-based WebAssign adds exec; Netflix to stream UltraHD; Twitter shares fall again; Islet Sciences bolsters board; Apple, Samsung to mediate phone dispute.

January 2, 2014

Premium Lock Messaging site Snapchat hacked; data for millions of users disclosed

Many people use Snapchat because it feels more private than other messaging apps and social networks. Users can send each other photos and videos that disappear within a few seconds after they are viewed. While the recipient can take a screenshot of the message, a big draw of Snapchat is its ephemeral nature.

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Updated December 9, 2013

Premium Lock Vivek Wadhwa: Congrats to Twitter on female board member, but we need more

Female entrepreneuers Twitter has garnered worldwide attention for its bad corporate governance practices and its inappropriate response to criticism. The company needs to be congratulated, however, for announcing that it is adding Marjorie Scardino to its board. Scardino is former chief executive of publishing giant Pearson and is highly accomplished. She is known for being outspoken. One woman board member isn't enough, however, no matter how competent or outspoken she is.

December 9, 2013

Premium Lock Eight tech giants call for curbs on government surveillance

NSA leaker Edward Snowden           The companies, including Google, Facebook and Twitter, issued an open letter to U.S. President Barack Obama, saying that while governments have a duty to protect citizens, recent revelations have "highlighted the urgent need to reform government surveillance practices worldwide."

Updated December 6, 2013

Premium Lock Twitter critic Wadhwa calls naming of female board member a 'great start'

Twitter      Twitter, like Facebook before its own IPO, was criticized for not having women or minorities on its board of directors. Critics such as former Triangle tech entrepreneur and current Duke academic to criticize the company.

December 3, 2013

Premium Lock Apple buys analytics firm for real-time Twitter feed access

Apple     Apple pays more than $200 million for Topsy, said people with knowledge of the deal, who asked not to be identified because the information is private. The San Francisco-based startup's service is used by companies to analyze consumer sentiment on Twitter, be it responses to TV shows or politics.

Updated November 29, 2013

Premium Lock Rocky Mountain tweets: Small firm, Broncos turn scoreboard into Twitter news

Twitter      Wayin partners with the Denver Broncos to project tweeted photos and tweets from fans onto the Sports Authority Field at Mile High's Thundervision 2, the stadium's marquee 40-foot high, by 220 foot wide video scoreboard.

Updated November 29, 2013

Premium Lock NCSU: Social media screening could alienate job candidates

Social media  Employers who screen the social media accounts of job candidates run the risk of alienating them. Read more about the findings from N.C. State University researchers.

November 13, 2013

Premium Lock Wolfpack coach Gottfried preaches social media at Internet Summit

NCSU What does social media have to do with being a college basketball coach? A lot more than you think, according to NCSU men's basketball coach Mark Gottfried. Read what he had to say at the Internet Summit.

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