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2 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

Twitter Quietly Buys Image-Search Startup Madbits

Madbits announced the deal on its site and Gigaom first spotted it . No terms were disclosed and Twitter declined to comment beyond Madbits' post.


6 hrs ago | The Campbell Reporter

Biz Break: Yelp shows off first profit, Twitter explodes higher

Today:Yelp scores its first quarterly profits in another busy day for Silicon Valley earnings reports, and Twitter shoots higher after its World Cup score.


Related Topix: Yelp, Startups

10 hrs ago | KCRA-TV Sacramento

Celebs step into Israel-Gaza PR minefield

Oscar-winning actor Javier Bardem calls Israel's treatment of Palestinians "genocide," while "Wonder Woman" actress Gal Gadot sends her "love and prayers" to Israeli soldiers in Gaza.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Public Relations, Dance, Rihanna, Pop/Rock, Hip-Hop, R-N-B, Autos, Entertainment

14 hrs ago | The First Post

Richard Dawkins sparks Twitter 'tsunami' with rape tweets

Professor Richard Dawkins has caused what he calls a "bizarre Twitter tsunami" by using examples of rape and paedophilia to illustrate a point about logic.


16 hrs ago | Hebdenbridge Today

Children warned about online sexual predators

An online campaign has begun to make young people aware of the sexual exploitation risks behind chat forums and interactive platforms.


Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Social Software

20 hrs ago | KMBC-TV

What will MH17 investigators find at site?

Nearly two weeks after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was blown out of the sky by a suspected surface-to-air missile, the Dutch investigators in charge of finding out what happened have yet to lay eyes on the wreckage or the human remains believed to be still left in the enormous debris field.


Related Topix: Commercial Aircraft, Boeing 777, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft

23 hrs ago | Reuters

Paramount Pictures apologizes for tweeting Ninja Turtle 9/11 poster

Paramount Pictures film studio apologized on Wednesday for a poster for its upcoming film "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles", showing the four characters jumping down from an exploding skyscraper underscored with a Sept.


Related Topix: Media, Paramount Pictures, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, _No Company, Napoleon Games, Mutant, Video Games, Startups, Facebook, Reuters

Tue Jul 29, 2014


Jon Germain attacks 'mischievous' fan on twitter

Jon Germain, one of Ghana's few brave musicians to explore genres not so popular in the country has reacted to a tweet that referred to him as "the least favourite female artiste in Ghana" worse than Eazzy and Mzbel.


Biz Break: Twitter revenues skyrocket, stock soars more than 35 percent

Today: Twitter reports sales of more than $300 million in the second quarter, blowing away expectations and sending its previously beleaguered stock rocketing higher.


Related Topix: San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Social Software

Ealing Times

Former footballer Stan Collymore, now a commentator, was abused on Twitter

A police force has spoken to four teenagers who sent racist and threatening tweets to ex-footballer Stan Collymore but said it had been unable to track down other abusive users after Twitter failed to supply their details.


Related Topix: Social Software, Staffordshire County, England, United Kingdom,

News Shopper

Dartford comedian Aaron Morris on a roll with 44,000 Twitter fans

Aaron Morris, 23, has accumulated more than 44,000 followers on Twitter and is building towards a stand-up show to take to Edinburgh next summer, which he hopes will be his springboard to greater success.


The Independent

Richard Dawkins says 'date rape is bad, stranger rape is worse' on Twitter

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Related Topix: Atheism, Religion


Using Instagram on public Wi-Fi poses risk of an account hijack, researcher

A configuration problem in Facebook's popular Instagram application for Apple devices could allow a hacker to hijack a person's account if they're both on the same public Wi-Fi network.


Related Topix: Wireless, Science / Technology, Wi-Fi, Emerging Technology, Startups, Facebook, Social Software, Computer Security

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Search Engine Watch

Twitter Cards: A Quick Start Guide

Everyone should know by now, the importance of creating multiple streams of internet traffic to ensure ongoing success.


Related Topix: Google, Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Facebook, Marketing

Inside Bay Area

Use of illicit drugs becomes part of Silicon Valley's work culture

From the way the Santa Cruz cops talk about it, the security camera video that captured a reputed high-price call girl injecting the 51-year-old tech veteran with a fatal dose of the drug aboard his yacht in Santa Cruz was surely horrific.


Related Topix: Drugs, Social Software, Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Drug Testing

WXLO-FM Worcester

Rihanna Tweets About Monster Tour Rehearsal

E minem and Rihanna are currently preparing for their joint, three-city Monster Tour, which will visit Slim Shady's hometown of Detroit, among other places.


Related Topix: Detroit, MI

Sex offender using Twitter to claim he works for One Direction

The Director of Public Prosecutions has asked for an order preventing a convicted sex offender from contacting children online after a court heard he was using Twitter to claim he worked for the band One Direction.


Tay AM

1D's Zayn Gets Death Threats After Gaza Tweet

The 21-year-old's post has been retweeted and favourited more than 140,000 times but has caused anger among many of the site's users.


Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, World News

Sports of Yore

How to Use Twitter Analytics to Find Important Data

Twitter's Analytics tool is the social network's best-kept secret and gives you access to data that other third-party services can't.


Related Topix: Social Software, Startups, Facebook

Brandon Sun

Nova Scotia judge impressed with live-tweeting from inside courts

A top judge in Nova Scotia says he is surprised at the positive impact live-tweeting inside the courtroom has had after the province's judiciary recently relaxed the rules on the use of Twitter in the courts.



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