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Get your glowsticks out and dance...to the Skype ringtone?

thenextweb.com
Nerdy house music may be about to join NerdCore in the genre of geek related music. House duo, Jonathan Gjertsen and Morten Reinhard of Oslo have put together a funky house track based on the familiar Skype dial tone. The pair announced the publication of their track on SoundCloud and...
Get your glowsticks out and dance...to the Skype ringtone?

ESPN, Twitter Expand Collaboration

allthingsd.com
ESPN and Twitter Inc. are announcing a major expansion of their collaboration to post sports-related videos on the short-messaging service—part of a growing wave of tie-ups as TV networks and Twitter hunt for new advertising revenue. ESPN, which is majority-owned by Walt Disney Co., plans to show video-highlight clips on...
ESPN, Twitter Expand Collaboration

Apple Discussed Investing in Twitter

online.wsj.com
Apple held discussions with Twitter about taking a strategic investment in the short-messaging service, according to a person familiar with the talks....
Apple Discussed Investing in Twitter

Twitter to Target Ads Based on Interests

online.wsj.com
Twitter said it will allow advertisers to more easily target their Twitter ad messages to people based on their interests, a shift some advertisers have been demanding of the short-messaging service....
Twitter to Target Ads Based on Interests

BlackRock Offers to Buy Twitter Stock

online.wsj.com
BlackRock has offered to buy around $80 million of Twitter stock in a transaction that would value the short-messaging service at more than $9 billion....
BlackRock Offers to Buy Twitter Stock

Backers & Hackers Start Playing With App.Net

www.readwriteweb.com
Over the weekend, budding Twitter competitor App.net reached its funding goal of $500,000. Already the service has an alpha website and an API, allowing backers and hackers alike to play with it. As to be expected, the early users are geeky and mostly male. It's fun watching a nascent service...
Backers & Hackers Start Playing With App.Net

Happy Birthday, SMS!

techcrunch.com
On December 3rd, 1992 in the little town of Newbury, Berkshire, a UK programmer sent his best mate a few lines of greeting using a unique new technique called Short Messaging Service. The programmer, Neil Papworth, was a test engineer for the Sema Group, and sent the message via PC...
Happy Birthday, SMS!

Hackers Targeted Twitter User Data

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Twitter said it had detected "sophisticated" unauthorized attempts to access information from the short-messaging service used by more than 200 million people....
Hackers Targeted Twitter User Data

Twitter to Roll Out More Ads for Mobile Devices

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Twitter plans to roll out its full complement of ads to people who access the short-messaging service on mobile devices, filling in what had been a hole in Twitter's revenue stream....
Twitter to Roll Out More Ads for Mobile Devices

Twitter to Simplify Ad Purchases

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Twitter is making it easier for big marketers to buy ads on the short-messaging service, another step in the company's maturation....
Twitter to Simplify Ad Purchases

Today in Tech: Twitter's ad sales expected to boom in 2014

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Also: Why the Internet is enabling a 'narcissism epidemic'; inside the Alibaba phenomenon.  Research firm boosts Twitter ad sales estimate to $950 million for 2014 [THE WALL STREET JOURNAL] Research firm eMarketer Inc., whose advertising forecasts are closely tracked, is set to revise higher its estimates of advertising revenue for Twitter,...
Today in Tech: Twitter's ad sales expected to boom in 2014

Text messaging turns 20

www.guardian.co.uk
The first SMS was sent as a Christmas greeting in December 1992. Now we send 8 trillion a year, and it's the most common way for friends and family to exchange information - but it has its drawbacksLong ago, back before Twitter, way before Facebook, in a time when people...
Text messaging turns 20

Olympics Twitter Burst Already Tops Beijing Games

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Twitter said Friday's Olympics opening ceremony in London sparked 9.66 million mentions on the short-messaging service, already topping the total number of Twitter posts during the entire 2008 Olympics in Beijing....
Olympics Twitter Burst Already Tops Beijing Games

Twitter Apologizes for Mishandling Journalist's Suspended Account

allthingsd.com
Twitter Inc. on Tuesday apologized for mistakes it said it made in handling the account of Guy Adams, a journalist for the U.K’s Independent newspaper, who was kicked off the short-messaging service for publishing the email of an executive from Comcast Corp.’s NBCUniversal. In a blog post, Twitter General Counsel...
Twitter Apologizes for Mishandling Journalist's Suspended Account

Twitter Pushes to Boost Site's Utility

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In an interview Monday with WSJ, Twitter Chief Executive Dick Costolo outlined priorities for making the short-messaging service more useful--efforts that could also put the company into increasing conflict with its allies....
Twitter Pushes to Boost Site's Utility

Screw the world, let's get rich

thenextweb.com
Is Twitter making the world a better place? I think it is. You could argue it is just a short messaging service for people who want to share what they are eating, where they a going and what they are doing, but don’t most smart people agree there is something...
Screw the world, let's get rich

Apple Considered Purchasing a Large Stake in Twitter

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Apple is either actively considering purchasing a major stake in Twitter or discussed making an investment with the social company more than a year ago and the talks have since ceased, depending on which newspaper one wishes to believe. The New York Times reported tonight that Apple and Twitter were...
Apple Considered Purchasing a Large Stake in Twitter

ESPN, Twitter Expand Tie-Up

online.wsj.com
ESPN and Twitter are announcing a major expansion of their collaboration to post sports-related videos on the short-messaging service, part of a growing wave of tie-ups as TV networks and Twitter hunt for new advertising revenue....
ESPN, Twitter Expand Tie-Up

Phony Al-Jazeera text messages sent by pro-Syrian gov't hackers

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Network's short messaging service compromised and used to send false news reports, including a report that Qatar's prime minister had been assassinated. [Read more]...
Phony Al-Jazeera text messages sent by pro-Syrian gov't hackers

Twitter, Discovery, and the Problem of Simplicity

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Here’s a wonderful tale of tech irony: Twitter’s greatest strength — its simplicity — is at the same time its greatest weakness. Imagine being Michael Sippey, Twitter’s VP of product who spoke at our D: Dive Into Mobile conference on Tuesday. You’re charged with taking a product as stripped...
Twitter, Discovery, and the Problem of Simplicity

Twitter Service Is Restored

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Twitter said it resolved an outage that prevented some users from accessing the short-messaging service for at least the second time in about a month....
Twitter Service Is Restored

Twitter signs M&C Saatchi as first UK PR agency

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M&C Saatchi has been signed as Twitter’s first PR agency in the UK according to PR Week. The hope is that the two can work together to take the short messaging service to a wider domestic audience. According to PR Week, M&C Saatchi will be working to change the assumption...
Twitter signs M&C Saatchi as first UK PR agency

Twitter Confirms Service Is Down for Some Users

blogs.wsj.com
Twitter on Monday confirmed some users are experiencing problems accessing the short-messaging service....
Twitter Confirms Service Is Down for Some Users
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