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A redesign is supposed to make Twitter easier to navigate. It offers more accessible features that customize the experience for each user. The service is also expanding users' profile pages to accommodate more detailed information about brands in text, photos and video as Twitter tries to convert more companies into advertisers
Talecris boosts Grifols; Apple's battery fix; iPad sales slowing?; WordPress reaches 60M; Playbook adds newspapers; Twitter exec exodus
Bulldog blog headlines: Merger with RTP-based Talecris helps Gfriols; Apple has released a battery fix for its new iOS; meanwhile, Apple shares drop due to concerns about iPad sales; WordPress over 60 million in blogs; BlackBerry's Playbook beefs up content; exec exodus continues at Twitter.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Teenager sues partner who launched popular Harry Potter fan site in dispute over rights to a celebrity feed of celebrity tweets.
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.