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1 hr ago | The Raw Story

Number of websites explodes past one billion - and counting

The number of websites has burst above one billion and is growing apace, according to figures updated in real time by online tracker Internet Live Stats. Tim Berners-Lee, considered the father of the World Wide Web, touted the milestone on Twitter - one of the most prominent websites in the mushrooming but sometimes murky Internet world.

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Related Topix: Switzerland, World News

1 hr ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Sharon Osbourne explains U2 Twitter rant

Sharon Osbourne has voiced her disdain at receiving U2a 2s new album for free via Apple's iTunes downloading service, insisting the automatic addition of "Songs of Innocence" to her music library is an "invasion" of her privacy. The Irish rockers accepted a deal worth a reported $100 million from Apple bosses to offer up their new release for free to its half a billion iTunes customers around the world last week, as part of the marketing campaign for the tech giant's new iPhone 6 and iWatch devices.

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Related Topix: Entertainment, Television, The Talk, iPod touch App, iPad App, Twitter, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, iPod, Apple, Startups, iPhone

3 hrs ago | Business Journal

Donald Trump hints at saving his Atlantic City casino empire

On the same day that the Trump Plaza closed its doors, The Donald took to Twitter to say he's interested in a possible return to the market -- and to bash Atlantic City casino owners and politicians. "I left Atlantic City years ago, good timing.

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7 hrs ago | PC Magazine

Twitter Needs an Algorithmic Intervention

If you measure years of technology like you do with dogs, then Twitter is smack dab in the midst of its mid-life crisis. The platform has been around since 2006, and I've been on it since 2007.

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Related Topix: Science, Computer Science, Startups, Facebook, Social Software

11 hrs ago | Time

The State Department's Twitter War With ISIS Is Embarassing

An English-language outreach program is not only ineffective, but also provides jihadists with a stage to voice their arguments Thirteen years into the war on terror, it is distressing to see certain ways the U.S. government is combating domestic radicalization by groups like al-Qaeda and the Islamic State . Among the more embarrassing of these ventures is the " Think Again Turn Away " campaign, launched in English in December 2013 by the United States Department of State as part of an effort to enter the war of ideas and win over hearts and minds of jihadists on social media.

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Related Topix: Abu Ghraib

15 hrs ago | Sunset Magazine

Join Our 'Next in Design' Twitter Chat Tomorrow

Tomorrow, our very awesome home editor, Joanna Linberg, will be chatting with designers and architects about the evolution of style. How has the digital world changed the design world? What design trend is on its way out? Chime into our chat on Tueday, September 16, from 11 a.m. to noon PDT for a fun discussion with the pros.

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19 hrs ago | MediaPost

ShopIgniter Named Twitter Creative Performance Partner, Revamps Platform

ShopIgniter, the social mobile ad firm acquired by Mixpo earlier this month , on Monday announced it is one of two companies to be named a Twitter Creative Performance Partner. The other partner is Inadco, per a ShopIgniter representative.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Canada.com

Calgary dog breeder in media spotlight after sale to socialite Paris Hilton

That was Joanne Pauze's discovery recently, one night when Pauze, the owner of Betty's Teacup Yorkies , started a Twitter account. When she added a photo of one of her new dogs - a tiny, adorable Pomeranian she called Mr. Amazing - she tacked on a #ParisHilton hashtag to the tweet.

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Related Topix: Entertainment

Chico Enterprise-Record

Square raises $100 million at $6 billion valuation

Square has raised $100 million from investors, a cash infusion that could put the floundering payments company back on track after a difficult year and make it one of the most valuable VC-financed businesses in the country. The new round of financing, first uncovered in a filing earlier this month by market data firm VC Experts, values the San Francisco-based company at $6 billion, ranking it sixth among U.S. venture-backed companies.

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Related Topix: Square, Dropbox

InfoWorld

Facebook's TODO project is a big push to evolve the world of open source

Facebook has partnered with several large companies to kick off a new project called TODO that aims to improve the way open source software is developed and consumed. Facebook, Google, and many other big businesses have come to rely on open source projects, such as the MySQL database, to run their businesses, and particularly their online operations.

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Open Source Software, Science / Technology, Dropbox, GitHub

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Seth Rogen Wants Duncan Jones To Direct Some 'Preacher,' Director Agreesa On Twitter

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South Yorkshire Times

Twitter campaign aims to boost Rotherham's reputation

Rotherham-born Andrew Bakeley has set up a Twitter community project to help boost the reputation of his home town. Fed up of seeing his home town's name dragged through the dirt, 28-year-old Andrew Blakeley has set up a new Twitter account, a @UnitedRotherham, to let the people of Rotherham have their say about the town.a Each week a different Rotherham resident will take over the account to tweet about their fond memories and experiences of the town, in a bid to showcase its positive elements, which Andrew feels are often overlooked.

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Chicago Bears

Bears players on Twitter

Bears players took to Twitter following Sunday night's victory over the 49ers in San Francisco to express their thoughts about the game.

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Related Topix: Sports, Chicago Bears, NFL Football

Sun Sep 14, 2014

FishBowl

Twitter Plays Key Role in Media Couple Meeting, Marriage

It started in February 2009 when Wall Street Journal columnist Joanna Stern came across a series of funny tweets about the Showtime TV program The L Word posted by Deep Focus social media whiz Michelle Barna . The tweets led Stern to follow Barna.

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Related Topix: Wedding

Small Business Trends

Twitter is Currently Testing a New Buy Button

Following a path also being blazed by Facebook, a new Twitter Buy button is currently in testing. Twitter says it is partnering with companies like Fancy, Gumroad, MusicToday, and Stripe to implement the Buy button into Tweets.

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Related Topix: Household Products, Home Depot, Retail, Non-Profit, Nature Conservancy, Charitable Organizations

I4U Future Technology News

Twitter: Rape Threats Still Not Taken Seriously

In August, Robin Williams' daughter Zelda left Twitter due to harassment from pretty horrible trolling . There's no question to that, really, since she announced as much after begging other users to report the abuse .

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Drama Movies, Comedy Movies, Mrs. Doubtfire, Celebrities, Robin Williams

Juan Cole

ISIL Threatens to Assassinate Twitter Employees

"An ISIS group has threatened to assassinate Twitter employees who close down accounts linked to the extremist group. The group tweeted urging "lone wolves" in the US and Europe to target the social media service by directly attacking their employees.

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Related Topix: US News, Liberal Political News

The New Zealand Herald

Twitter 2014: Short and tweet on tax policy

Labour's proposed capital gains tax policy and National's tax cut plan provided a challenge to Twitter's inherent requirement for brevity. Photo / File Can Twitter handle serious policy debates? This week has been dominated by tax policy - in terms of National's tax cut plan and Labour's proposed capital gains tax - providing a challenge to Twitter's inherent requirement for brevity.

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Related Topix: Tax

Bucks Herald

Farming Matters: Farmers join Twitter age

For some time now industry leaders have been encouraging farmers to embrace new technology and acknowledge the power of social media. It's a long haul and some farmers may never take to it, but many have, and especially young farmers who have been using Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for years.

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Social Software

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Inside Bay Area

Barnidge: Do's and don'ts for teachers on Twitter

It all makes sense now. The Newark Unified School District has no policy on teachers' use of social media -- nor, apparently, do a lot of other districts -- so when Krista Hodges informed the Twitter universe that her students try her patience and make her trigger finger "itchy," she had no way of judging whether her comment was excessive.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Kids, Family

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