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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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2011-03-15 14:15:11

As Twitter closes in on its fifth anniversary, the microblogging site boasts a billion tweets a week with over 200 million registered accounts. Twitter released new statistics on Monday ahead of its fifth birthday on March 21.  The site said that on March 21, 2006 Jack Dorsey sent the first Tweet on the social network. There are 140 million tweets posted everyday on Twitter, compared to 50 million sent per day a year ago. "Today, on every measure of growth and engagement, Twitter is...

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2011-03-06 08:55:00

Google's Chief Executive Eric Schmidt announced Friday that Brazil is on its way to becoming the company's sixth largest global market, as it opens new offices in the Latin American country.The top dog in Internet search saw its revenue in the region surge in 2010 riding the waves of economic growth, with countries showing growth of 50-100 percent last year."That means you're almost doubling (revenue) every year," Schmidt told Reuters at its company office in Buenos Aires. "That's a lot due...

2011-03-03 00:00:28

Adoption of Social Media Tools Grows 80% as Online Publishers Learn to Better Attract and Retain Readers Boulder, CO (PRWEB) March 2, 2011 Lijit Networks, Inc., the leader in custom site search and engagement tools for online publishers, today announced the results of its 2010 Publisher Tools Analysis. Within the Lijit Top 50, a list of the top 50 widgets and tools implemented on publisher websites, adoption of social media widgets grew 80% from 2009 to 2010. Widget adoption specifically...


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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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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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