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Six Twitter App Models That Stand a Chance

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Rounding off the first-ever Twitter developer conference, Chirp, was a lightning-fast roundup of a few apps the Twitter team found fascinating enough to showcase for the 1000-hacker crowd. Each team got exactly 140 seconds to present their wares, and all showcasing apps were judged by an all-star lineup that...
Six Twitter App Models That Stand a Chance

A Look Back At Summize

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In July 2008, Twitter acquired a company called Summize. The stated reason was to bring search into Twitter. And that was the main reason that Twitter did the deal.But Twitter also got a very strong engineering team in that acquisition. I remember asking Ev and Jack at the time "how...
A Look Back At Summize

Twitter has provided 5M corrections and 100M suggestions with new search features

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According to Twitter, its recently launched spelling correction and related queries feature for search has provided serious value since its launch in late April. It says within two weeks of release, it has provided 5 million spelling corrections and 100 million suggested search queries. Search has been a huge pain-point...
Twitter has provided 5M corrections and 100M suggestions with new search features

The Smartest Acqu-Hires In The History Of Tech (GOOG)

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Kevin Rose's app incubator, Milk, was just acquired by Google. He had just shut down Oink, the incubator's first app, and TechCrunch reports that the whole deal was an acqu-hire worth somewhere between $15 million and $30 million. That's quite the price tag — but acqu-hires aren't uncommon. We've...
The Smartest Acqu-Hires In The History Of Tech (GOOG)

As Abbott Flocks From Palm To Twitter, Pass Becomes The First Twitter CTO

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Last Friday, news hit that Michael Abbott, Palm’s head of software and services, the man in charge of its webOS platform, was leaving the company. The news, which broke via a regulatory filing, made waves because it further highlighted Palm’s vulnerable position — the company’s stock price has been plummeting...
As Abbott Flocks From Palm To Twitter, Pass Becomes The First Twitter CTO

Intel, AOL, Others Help Betaworks Round Up $20M

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As we profiled in our Never Mind the Valley series last month, New York is increasing its stronghold on the east coast startup scene. The city's rich media and international business ecosystems make it the perfect launch pad for startups looking to leverage these markets. One other reason the city...
Intel, AOL, Others Help Betaworks Round Up $20M

Keen On... 2013: Why Old Platforms Will Persist This Year [TCTV]

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One of technology’s most persistently prescient crystal ball gazers is Betaworks CEO John Borthwick, a guy who – from Summize to Tweetdeck to bitly to Digg to his latest baby tapestry - always thinks ahead of the crowd. So, as a follow-up to Borthwick’s review of 2012, I sat down with the Betaworks CEO in...
Keen On... 2013: Why Old Platforms Will Persist This Year [TCTV]

Cadmus Adds Twitter Lists Support, Including Trends

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Cadmus, the Twitter filter and conversation collector we have covered a few times on the site, has just introduced support for Twitter lists, providing personalized trending topics by list and conversations from that list, giving you an instant update as to what your friends or a specific group of friends...
Cadmus Adds Twitter Lists Support, Including Trends

Exclusive: Twitter’s Director Of Search Is Out As Product Is Restructured

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In July of last year, Twitter Search usage was exploding. As such, Twitter hired a new high-profile engineer, Doug Cook, to take over as the new “Director of Search.” Cook has now left the company, we’ve learned. When reached for comment, Twitter confirmed the departure, but would not give a...
Exclusive: Twitter’s Director Of Search Is Out As Product Is Restructured

Former Twitter CTO Greg Pass Becomes Founding Entrepreneurial Officer For Cornell’s NYC Tech Campus

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In its latest move to get top technical students to New York and started on new projects, the city’s Cornell campus has named a top technologist to a new position. Greg Pass, the former CTO of Twitter and previously the cofounder of search startup Summize, is now its Founding Entrepreneurial...
Former Twitter CTO Greg Pass Becomes Founding Entrepreneurial Officer For Cornell’s NYC Tech Campus

Bit.ly to Twitter: So Long, and Thanks for All the Links

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Bit.ly is healthy and growing, says John Borthwick of Betaworks, which created and then spun off the URL shortener, even despite the fact that it’s no longer the default shortener used by Twitter. The messaging service broke off its formerly close relationship with Bit.ly in December, and CEO Evan...
Bit.ly to Twitter: So Long, and Thanks for All the Links

Former Twitter CTO Greg Pass Tapped as Founding Entrepreneurial Officer for Cornell Tech Campus

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Mr. Pass CornellNYC Tech, the applied sciences campus slated for Roosevelt Island, isn’t wasting anytime establishing its ties to the tech industry. On Monday, Larry Page shlepped out to Chelsea (sans Google glasses, sadly) to announce that Google would gift the campus with 22,000 square feet of office space. And today the school named Greg...
Former Twitter CTO Greg Pass Tapped as Founding Entrepreneurial Officer for Cornell Tech Campus

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Twitter Makes Big Acquisition, Buys Social TV Analytics Company Bluefin Labs

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Twitter has acquired Bluefin Labs, a social TV analytics company that was founded in 2008, sources say. Although we don't know the exact acquisition price, we were told this is Twitter's biggest acquisition to date.  (Presumably these sources were excluding Twitter's early stock aquisition of Summize, which would now be...
Twitter Makes Big Acquisition, Buys Social TV Analytics Company Bluefin Labs

After quitting Twitter, Summize co-founders raise $1.35m for new venture, Pushd

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After co-founding smart search engine Summize and selling it to Twitter in 2008, Eric Jensen and Abdur Chowdhury left the social networking giant back in September 2011. Now they’re back to being entrepreneurs. The Next Web has learned that their new venture is called Pushd – but we have no...
After quitting Twitter, Summize co-founders raise $1.35m for new venture, Pushd
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