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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,...

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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...

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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...

2011-04-16 00:00:27

We are not simply another facebook, twitter or even youtube; however, we are the first true social networking system refined for the sole purpose of entertainment and media. Eliminating trivial status updates, spling.com gathers, sorts, and creates a compilation of media from across the internet in a social atmosphere. After joining, users become broadcasters hosting their own virtual channel, using spling to draw on the best of the internet. Their media is then gathered and sorted onto their...

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2011-04-06 12:10:00

Microblogging site Twitter experienced a service disruption on Tuesday, resulting in the site having to display an older version to some users. Twitter wrote on its website: "We've temporarily disabled #NewTwitter. Our engineers are working on re-enabling it and we'll update you shortly." Twitter has over 200 million registered accounts and has become a popular communications service with businesses, celebrities and protesters in the Middle East. Twitter announced last month that it moved...

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2011-04-04 13:55:00

Economists at the Technical University of Munich (Technische Universitaet Muenchen, TUM) have developed a website that predicts individual stock trends. To this end, economists are using automatic text analysis methods to evaluate thousands of daily Twitter microblog messages, so-called "tweets". On www.TweetTrader.net, current forecasts are available for all S&P 500 listed stocks. The share price of a stock reflects investor and analyst opinions about its prospects and indicates whether...

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2011-03-16 14:30:00

Twitter users are now able to choose whether or not they would prefer to log on to the site through a secure connection. The "always use HTTPS" setting is now being utilized on the microblogging site as a way to help stop hackers who target people as they connect over public Wi-Fi. The same technology is currently being used to protect online bank accounts and electronic purchases. Twitter has been trialing the use of HTTPS for a while, but users had to access it by a different address....

2011-03-16 04:52:00

HONG KONG, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Tencent Holdings Limited ("Tencent" or the "Company", SEHK 00700), a leading provider of Internet and mobile & telecommunications value-added services in China, today announced the unaudited consolidated results for the fourth quarter of 2010 and audited consolidated results for the year ended December 31, 2010 Highlights of 2010 full year: Total revenues were RMB19,646.0 million (USD2,966.5 million(1)), an increase of 57.9% over the...


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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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cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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