Latest Microblogging Stories

2011-08-25 10:55:30

Twitter co-founder Biz Stone leaked a few details on Wednesday about his first project since leaving the microblogging site: a new application called 'Lift', designed to “unlock human potential through positive reinforcement.” The project falls under the domain of the Obvious Corporation, a tech incubator founded by Williams in the mid-2000s to support his assorted projects. The company was revived earlier this year with Stone and former Twitter vice president Jason Goldman as...

2011-08-04 07:00:00

BEIJING, Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Youku.com, Inc., (NYSE: YOKU) China's leading Internet television company ("Youku" or the "Company"), concluded the first season of its original animated serial drama "Miss Puff" on July 29. "Miss Puff" continued Youku Original's tradition of successful new media productions by ranking as one of the most popular programs on Youku Index, the Company's new media performance tracking and analysis system. The success of "Miss Puff" did not come as a...

2011-07-21 08:57:54

Microblogging network Twitter is close to completing an $800 million funding deal valuing the company at about $8 billion, according to All Things Digital. The round of funding is expected to be completed within the next several weeks and is comprised of two parts: a $400 million investment in Twitter and $400 million to cash out investors and employees, according to the site. The new valuation would be more than double the network's valuation when it last raised cash in December. It was...

2011-07-18 16:04:17

The microblogging service Twitter is a new means for the public to communicate health concerns and could afford health care professionals new ways to communicate with patients. With the growing ubiquity of user-generated online content via social networking Web sites such as Twitter, it is clear we are experiencing a revolution in communication and information sharing. In a study titled "Public Health Surveillance of Dental Pain via Twitter," published in the Journal of Dental...

2011-07-01 12:15:00

According to media reports, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is reviewing microblogging service Twitter and its dealings with at least one company that makes software designed to interact with the service. The report in the Wall Street Journal said, citing an anonymous source, that the review is being led by the FTC's antitrust division. The report also said the FTC's review was "narrow" and has no impact on Twitter's advertising business. UberMedia, which owns software applications that...

2011-06-30 00:00:29

Research Reveals Facebook Users Have Privacy Concerns: 32% of Non-Sharers Fear Marketers Will Use Health Content; Only 11% Worry Health Insurers May Access Information. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 29, 2011 New research released today by the Path of the Blue Eye Project (http://www.pathoftheblueeye.com) reveals that 68% of Facebook users have never shared (or plan to share) health content via the site. Among non-sharers, the most common reason cited for refusing to post health-related status...

2011-06-29 13:24:44

Twitter co-founders Biz Stone and Evan Williams are going to start devoting their time to The Obvious Corporation, which was a technology project that eventually helped spawn Twitter. Stone told the Aspen Ideas Conference on Tuesday that he and Williams will continue to advise Twitter on strategic matters, despite spending their share of the time to revive Obvious. Stone and Williams were both vague about what they intended to do with Obvious, apart from telling the conference they were...

2011-06-08 15:56:34

Anyone with Internet access can generate online content and influence public opinion, according to popular belief. But a new study from the University of California, Berkeley, suggests that the social Web is becoming more of a playground for the affluent than a digital democracy. Despite the proliferation of social media  "“ with Twitter and Facebook touted as playing pivotal roles in such pro-democracy movements as the Arab Spring "“  the bulk of today's blogs, websites...

Latest Microblogging Reference Libraries

Kevin Rose
2013-09-19 13:20:50

Robert Kevin Rose, born February 21, 1977, is a former American Internet entrepreneur who co-founded Revision3, Digg, Pownce, and Milk. He also served as production assistant and co-host at TechTV's The Screen Savers. As of 2012, he is a venture partner at Google Ventures. Rose was born in Redding, California and lived in Oregon before his family moved to Las Vegas, Nevada, where he spent most of his childhood. Rose attended Vo-Tech High School in Las Vegas in 1992. He then attended the...

David Karp
2013-09-19 09:22:17

David Karp, born July 6, 1986, is an American web developer and entrepreneur. He is the founder and CEO of the short-form blogging platform Tumblr. According to Forbes, Karp's net worth exceeds $200 million (US), and Tumblr has been valued at $800 million. On May 20, 2013, it was announced that Yahoo! and Tumblr had reached an agreement for the search engine to acquire Tumblr for $1.1 billion (US). Karp would remain as CEO of the company. Karp began his career as an intern under Fred...

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