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SEA Hacks Washington Post
2013-08-15 13:41:34

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online While a special section of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has been in the spotlight in the past year for hacking activities including cyber attacks on various media companies, this week it was the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) that went on the offensive against the fourth estate. The Washington Post announced on Thursday that it had been attacked by a hacker collective that supports Syrian President Bashar al-Assad....

2013-08-15 12:24:45

Amidst 500,000 Unique Monthly Website Visitors in First Nine Months, Mas Equity Partners Invests in Personalized Team News App Delivering Beat Writers News, Tweets, Rumors, Scores and Videos MIAMI, Aug. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sportsmanias.com, the leading real-time team news aggregator, announced today that Mas Equity Partners has invested $1 million in the startup, which has bolstered its rapidly growing presence in the sports news industry. Sportsmanias has taken a significant...

2013-08-14 23:26:19

Popular Jacksonville Morning Show to Feature Local Keller Williams Realtor and Homes For Heroes Affiliate CC Underwood. Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) August 14, 2013 This Friday's episode of "First Coast Living," a popular Jacksonville-based morning show and part of WTLV's First Coast News, will be the television debut of Keller Williams Jacksonville agent CC Underwood. The segment will highlight the Homes for Heroes organization, of which Underwood is one of only a handful...

Marakana Training Firm Could Be Driving Force For Twitter University
2013-08-14 07:49:28

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Twitter announced on Tuesday that it has acquired Marakana, an open-source technical training company that will become the driving force behind a new initiative dubbed Twitter University. “As Twitter has scaled, so too has our engineering organization. To help our engineers grow, it’s important for them to have access to world-class technical training, along with opportunities to teach the skills they’ve mastered. To that...

2013-08-12 11:24:39

An Indiana University study found that the percentage of votes for Republican and Democratic candidates in 2010 and 2012 races for the U.S. House of Representatives could be predicted by the percentage of tweets that mentioned those candidates — and it didn't matter whether the tweets were positive or negative. "Think of this as a measurement of buzz," said Fabio Rojas, an associate professor of sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences at IU Bloomington. "We call this the 'all...

Twitter Can Help Predict Risk Of Foodborne Illness
2013-08-08 04:52:38

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers at the University of Rochester have devised a new system that can tell people how likely they are to become ill when dining at a particular restaurant by "listening" to the tweets from other restaurant patrons. The system, dubbed nEmesis, can help people make more informed decisions and could potentially complement traditional public health methods for monitoring food safety, the researchers said. The system works...

TV Viewership Intricately Tied To Tweeting
2013-08-06 14:17:03

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Will a Tweet make or break a show on television? A recent report released by Nielsen Research suggests a two-way influence between Twitter activity and broadcast tune-in TV shows. The study examined Nielsen's Live TV Ratings and Tweets for 221 broadcast primetime program episodes using Nielsen's SocialGuide to come up with its findings. Nielsen finds that as many as 48 percent of the episodes it used in its sample experienced a...

Syrian Electronic Army Reemerges, Hacks Thomson Reuters' Twitter Feed
2013-07-30 10:41:37

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) has struck again, this time taking control of financial information firm Thomson Reuters' Twitter feed. The group hacked into the account yesterday afternoon and began Tweeting political cartoons that showed their support for Syrian President Bashar Assad. The SEA later confirmed they were responsible for the attack and the @ThomsonReuters account was suspended shortly thereafter. The financial...

Twitter Rape Threats Land Manchester Man In Hot Water
2013-07-30 04:48:07

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A man was arrested after using Twitter as a launching post to send a sexually abusive comment towards a female who campaigned to get a woman on British banknotes. A Scotland Yard spokesman said a 21-year-old man was arrested in Manchester after he sent a Twitter message to Caroline Criado-Perez threatening to rape and kill her. "The arrest is in connection with an allegation of malicious communications received by officers in Camden...

2013-07-25 12:24:19

Motivational analysis conducted by Columbia Business School and University of Pittsburgh professors forecasts the Twitter-medium becoming comparable to television NEW YORK, July 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- New research from scholars at Columbia Business School and the University of Pittsburgh question the sustainability of Twitter, the social network that has more than 500 million registered users. The research was recently published in the journal Marketing Science. (Logo:...