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2011-06-02 06:06:03

Twitter, the microblogging service, has renewed more than 80 percent of their advertisers, according to the company's CEO Dick Costolo. Costolo says that his company has about 600 advertisers, this is up from the 150 advertisers last year. Twitter is still early in the game of building revenue through advertisers, and the company is expected to bring in about $150 million in ad revenue this year. Facebook has about $4 billion in ad revenue, according to the research firm eMarketer. With the...

2011-06-02 05:30:00

According to a survey released on Wednesday, more American adults are using Twitter these days, and the micro-blogging service is more popular among African Americans and Latinos. The Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project said that thirteen percent of the online adults aged 18 and older use Twitter, which is up eight percent from November 2010. Twenty-five percent of the African-Americans surveyed told Pew they use the service, while 19 percent of the Hispanics and nine...

2011-06-02 04:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Maxthon (www.maxthon.com), a global software and web services company, announces the release of its customized version of Maxthon Mobile for Plurk. This browser enables members of Plurk, one of the leading micro-blogging sites in Taiwan and Southeast Asia, to easily send messages ("plurks"), post comments, send photos and follow fellow users. Plurk users can download the browser at http://dl.maxthon.com/mobile/MxBrowserForPlurk.apk....

2011-06-01 10:52:12

Microblogging site Twitter has rolled out a website-linking service that adds a "Follow" button as "a new way to follow Twitter accounts directly from the websites you visit every day," The Telegraph is reporting. Twitter has been seeking ways to monetize their popular service and the Follow button feature was rolled out the same day web advertising company AdGrok announced it has been bought by San Francisco-based Twitter. "When Twitter approached us and asked if we'd be interested in...

2011-05-18 10:00:00

DENVER, May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NewsGator today announced NewsGator Social Sites 2010 Version 2.0, which introduces important new product developments for organizations using Microsoft SharePoint that want to improve business performance through social computing. Available today, the new version adds a host of enhancements to the company's flagship social computing suite in these areas: Enhanced Microblogging - Users now have additional, enterprise-class microblogging capabilities...

2011-05-13 14:06:35

A British judge has now banned Twitter users from identifying a brain-damaged woman in one of the first attempts to prevent the site from revealing sensitive information. The ruling follows the publication on Twitter on Sunday of a list of celebrities alleged to have tried to cover up sexual indiscretions by obtaining court gag orders. It is thought to be the first specific ban on publishing information on any "social network or media including Twitter or Facebook." The injection was issued...

2011-05-12 06:40:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MySocialMania, a social media management app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, has announced its first major upgrade. Available May 12, 2011, the upgrade adds new functions to the application that was named a "What's Hot" pick in the App Store in the Social Networking category when it was first released. The new update with photo description support debuts just in time to help users share memories and special moments more easily for graduations,...

2011-05-03 13:20:16

According to multiple news reports, Twitter made an offer to acquire third-party software application TweetDeck for $40 to $50 million. Sources said that the cash and stock deal could close in less than 10 days. TweetDeck has been in discussions with UberMedia in a deal that was valued less than what Twitter offered.  The Pasadena Web company has been amassing a collection of Twitter applications which some commentators have speculated could ultimately be used to create a rival social...

2011-04-24 08:15:00

"Happy to say that Twitter is staying in San Francisco," spokesman Ali Rowghani said in a message fired off at the popular microblogging service. "We've signed a lease to move our HQ to the Central Market area."San Francisco's depressed Central Market part of the city welcomes the new headquarters of Twitter Inc., AFP reports. City officials recently approved a tax break aimed at keeping the popular microblogging company in its hometown and is seeking other technology firms to put down roots...

2011-04-16 00:44:53

Crisis communication lessons from the Japan tsunami Adam Acar and Yuya Muraki of the Kobe City University of Foreign Studies surveyed and questioned Twitter users and tracked updates from people in the disaster-struck area on the social media site two weeks after the Tohoku earthquake and devastating tsunami of March 11. They hoped to determine what benefits such a system can bring to people involved in a disaster and to those hoping to hear news. The researchers found that people in directly...

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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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