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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.
1 hr ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer
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.
3 hrs ago | Business Journal
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.
7 hrs ago | PC Magazine
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.
11 hrs ago | Time
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.
15 hrs ago | Sunset Magazine
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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 .
"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.
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.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 09:23 pm
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