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Internet Companies Criticize FCC Net Neutrality Proposal

A large number of Internet companies have come together to ask the Federal Communications Commission to change its recently proposed new rules for net neutrality. Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter, Yahoo, and over a hundred other companies signed a letter to the FCC expressing concern with the agency’s proposal. The version of net neutrality put [...]

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Twitter Celebrates Eight Years with First Tweets

Twitter turns eight years old tomorrow and the service is celebrating by taking everyone back to the beginning. March 21, 2006 was the date on which Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey sent the first tweet ever and to mark its eighth anniversary the social media service has launched a tool to let users go back and [...]

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Twitter CEO Visits China for Meeting with Government Officials

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo is heading to China, igniting speculation that the micro-blogging service is looking to enter the market. Costolo arrives in Shanghai on Monday and will spend three days meeting with government officials. However, Twitter denied that the visit was a prelude to entering the market. “Dick is visiting China because he wants [...]

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Twitter’s First Quarterly Report Beats Expectations, But User Growth Slows

Twitter has released its first financial report since going public and it contains good news and bad news. The good news is that the company beat analyst expectations for the fourth quarter with $243 million in revenue and adjusted earnings of 2 cents per share. Analysts had expected revenue of about $217 million and a [...]

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Twitter Buys 900 IBM Patents to Avoid Potential Lawsuit

If you can’t beat them, license their patents. Twitter seems to have taken that saying to heart, as the company has acquired over 900 patents from IBM. The two companies also announced that they have entered into a cross-licensing agreement on their patents. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The agreement puts [...]

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Study Looks for Evidence of Time Travel on Social Media

In an attempt to find a use for social media beyond procrastination, researchers from Michigan Technological University decided to use various Internet services to look for possible signs of time travelers. Study authors Robert J. Nemiroff and Teresa Wilson conducted a search of social media such as Twitter and Facebook to see whether users had [...]

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Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, and Others Call for Government Surveillance Reform

With more and more disturbing news about government surveillance coming out, several of the biggest Internet companies are taking a public stand and calling for reform. AOL, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter, and Yahoo have created a website for Global Government Surveillance Reform on which they list five principles they want to see adopted. Apple [...]

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Apple Purchases Social Media Analytics Firm Topsy

Apple has purchased social media analytics firm Topsy for more than $200 million. Topsy, which is based in San Francisco, is best known for its partnership with Twitter and providing analysis on how information spreads over the service. The company is one of the few that has access to the full stream of Twitter data [...]

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Twitter Goes Public with Soaring Share Price

Twitter is now a public company as its IPO kicked off on Thursday morning. Wednesday night saw the micro-blogging service decide on a final price of $26 for its shares, though the price quickly jumped higher once trading began. The start of trading on Thursday saw shares rise by 73% to $45.10 and then eventually [...]

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Twitter is News Source for Young, Educated, and Mobile Users

As Twitter prepares for its IPO this week, a new study gives insight into who is using the social media site as a source of news. Pew Research Center reports that only 16% of adults in the U.S. are on Twitter and only 8% use Twitter to get their news. In contrast, 30% of U.S. [...]

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