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The talks have valued Twitter at $8 billion to $10 billion, according to unnamed sources cited by The Wall Street Journal. The sources said the company had 2010 revenue of $45 million but lost money as it hired and invested in data centers.
EmergingMedia Research Council, which is based in the Triangle, says 76% of ads included online presence; eight touted Facebook; and Audi became the first Super Bowl advertiser to use a Twitter hashtag.
The words you write on Twitter can tell people more than just the status of your relationship or how you like the latest Bon Jovi CD. It may just indicate not only how you're living, but where you're living in the U.S., study finds.
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, one of Silicon Valley's best-known venture capital firms, is leading the investment announced Wednesday. Twitter also added two successful entrepreneurs, Mike McCue and David Rosenblatt, to its board of directors.
Eight percent of U.S. adult Internet users have embraced the social media tool, and the percentage of those who tweet is higher among young adults, minorities and urban residents, says Pew's Internet & American Life Project.
Triangle Food Tour takes home top prize in contest for best Twitter “tweet” to describe its business.
Tuesday's hack coincided with Twitter's ongoing rollout of a redesign of its website, which tries to streamline users' Twitter feeds and make it easier to see photos and videos directly on the site, without having to click on a link to YouTube or Flickr.
Analysis: The user-friendly, engaging multi-media format update gives micro-blogging a creative make-over. It allows users to keep messages short and to the point, but gives them the opportunity to show what they are sharing as well.
The new look adding photos and video further underscores Twitter’s emergence as a major communications hub.
Pressing the button automatically creates a shortened link that appears in a pop-up box tied to the Twitter user's account. A comment can be added next to the link, staying within the 140-character limit of Twitter's messaging service.
Non-profits and technology: Facebook, Twitter and e-mail newsletters help the breast-cancer charity generate supporters, donations and followers. "We're really looking at technology as a way to reach a global audience," says Marty Holtman, program manager for interactive media for Dallas-based Komen. "You have to make it personal for them."
Analysis: All the tweets about the U.S. victory over Algeria in the World Cup crash the Twitter site. You can’t always predict spikes in traffic. And in business, it’s imperative that you be able to handle the unexpected. That’s why cloud-based infrastructures increasingly make sense.