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KitchenAid tweet about Obama's dead grandma causes a stir

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During the presidential debate, a tweet appears on KitchenAid's feed making fun of the president's dead grandmother. The company apologizes. [Read more]...
KitchenAid tweet about Obama's dead grandma causes a stir

Here Come The Tweets: Gnip Offers Access to Full Twitter Archive (For a Price)

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Twitter is largely credited with the rise of the “interest graph,” the name for the network of various and sundry things we as humans like to do, and the ways in which those interests connect us to one another. Each tweet brings more insight as to what we’re thinking, what...
Here Come The Tweets: Gnip Offers Access to Full Twitter Archive (For a Price)

Latest Swype beta brings hotwords, knows what Gangnam Style is

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If you've ever been stymied by your Android keyboard's limited grasp on the latest slanguage, don't quail: Swype's latest beta offering for smartphones or tablets may be your saviour. The latest version of the finger-sliding app will feature "hotwords," that keep up with language trends so that if you...
Latest Swype beta brings hotwords, knows what Gangnam Style is

Nokia leak suggests there's something between Windows Phone 7.8 and 8

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Owners of older Windows Phones who expect to run out of railroad after 7.8 could actually have some cause for hope -- meager though it may be. A leaked slide, said to originate from a 25-page Nokia roadmap sent to WParea by an anonymous tipster, points toward at least...
Nokia leak suggests there's something between Windows Phone 7.8 and 8

Intel's Promise to Reinvent the PC Falls Flat

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If you were going to reinvent the PC, what would it look like? Don’t answer until you’ve heard what plans Intel has for it. Reinventing the PC was the promise that the world’s largest chipmaker made from the stage at its annual Intel Developer’s Forum in San Francisco Monday. And...
Intel's Promise to Reinvent the PC Falls Flat

Police forces warned to treat their tweeters with care

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Police social media head cautions against overreaction after two officers disciplined for Twitter 'misuse'Police forces risk looking "out of touch and heavy-handed" if they overreact to mistakes made by officers using social media, a senior officer has warned.Gordon Scobbie, who speaks for the police on social media, spoke out after...
Police forces warned to treat their tweeters with care

Twitter's latest famous user: Pope Benedict XVI

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It may look like Pope Benedict XVI's first tweet on the auspicious date of 12-12-12 will be a divine act. But orchestrating the pontiff's debut on Twitter has been a far more earthbound effort, involving an elaborate behind-the-scenes production. Read full article >>...
Twitter's latest famous user: Pope Benedict XVI

President Obama's election victory tweet becomes most retweeted ever

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It’s U.S. election night and, as you’d expect given these digital times, a large portion of the discussion and debate around Barack Obama and Mitt Romney has happen on the Web and, indeed, via social media. In that is testament to Obama’s reach around the Interwebz, a tweet from the...
President Obama's election victory tweet becomes most retweeted ever

iPhone 5 and Updated iPod Touch to Support Panorama Photo Mode?

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iOS developer Will Strafach posted a Tweet a few minutes ago stating that the iPhone 5 and the updated iPod touch reportedly due for introduction at tomorrow's media event will support a new panorama photo mode that will enable users to capture multiple photos that can be automatically stitched together...
iPhone 5 and Updated iPod Touch to Support Panorama Photo Mode?
Obama wins, has most retweeted tweet ever

New Socialbakers tool lets you check how many bots are following you on Twitter

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Czech-based social media analytics company Socialbakers has released its new tool Fake Followers Check, allowing Twitter users to see how many ‘real’ accounts are following them. The Socialbakers’ new tool is using several parameters to detect “fake or empty followers”: The Following / Followers ratio is less than 50 Following...
New Socialbakers tool lets you check how many bots are following you on Twitter

Me.ga Hackers: We're Real Pirates & We'll Sell Dotcom's Domain To Universal

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On January 20, 2013 Kim Dotcom is set to launch the successor to Megaupload, along with a promise for it to be bigger and better than before. In anticipation of opposition, Dotcom previously revealed that the site would use encryption to boost the site’s safe harbor protections. Furthermore, it would...
Me.ga Hackers: We're Real Pirates & We'll Sell Dotcom's Domain To Universal

Tweet from anywhere in the world thanks to 'Please Don't Stalk Me'

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Have you ever wished you could tweet from somewhere else in the world, without having to actually go there? The arctic circle? The great pyramids of Egypt? Or how about the Bermuda triangle? Well, now it seems like you can. A little website entitled “Please Don’t Stalk Me” allows any...
Tweet from anywhere in the world thanks to 'Please Don't Stalk Me'

Huge Changes Are Coming To Twitter

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AllThingsD's Mike Isaac has an excellent news story on the state of Twitter. That said, it's very long. Here are the important points: Twitter wants to make "expanded, multi-media-rich tweets," like the kind you see from the New York Times already, an inherent part of the Twitter product. These "expanded,...
Huge Changes Are Coming To Twitter

Meanwhile, Google's Andy Rubin Just Bragged There Have Been 500 Million Android Activations To Date (GOOG)

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Not to be outdone by all the iPhone 5 hype this week, Android's product guy Hugo Barra boasted on Google+ last night that there have been 500 million Android device activations. Devices are now activated at a rate of 1.3 million per day. And in a rare tweet, Android's boss...
Meanwhile, Google's Andy Rubin Just Bragged There Have Been 500 Million Android Activations To Date (GOOG)
Reverse-Engineering Twitter To Solve An Advertising Mystery

You Know Twitter's "Favorite" Button? It Could Have Been Called "Thanks."

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For years now, Facebook and Twitter have had their respective “like” and “favorite” buttons. They’re simple, straightforward ways to show appreciation for a status update or a tweet without verbally replying (and Google, too, has its +1 button.). They’re popular, too: Facebook processes nearly 3 billion “likes” on a daily...
You Know Twitter's "Favorite" Button? It Could Have Been Called "Thanks."

Tweet from a Commodore 64? We Do That and More to Celebrate the Beloved PC's 30th Birthday

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Our intrepid computer historian uses the Commodore 64 to tweet, read web sites, and do other PC tasks invented long after the famous gaming computer launched three decades ago....
Tweet from a Commodore 64? We Do That and More to Celebrate the Beloved PC's 30th Birthday

A Twitter fatwa may seem odd, but it's a sign of our times | Nesrine Malik

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A senior cleric has condemned the practice of purchasing Twitter followers as 'dishonest and mendacious', and he has a pointThe practice of purchasing Twitter followers is not only causing controversy for Real Housewives and presidential candidates. In Saudi Arabia, a senior cleric has condemned the practice as "dishonest and mendacious",...
A Twitter fatwa may seem odd, but it's a sign of our times | Nesrine Malik

As Flickr Co-Founder Butterfield Shuts Down Glitch, Is He Planning A New Photo Service? 'You Will Know It Well,' He Says

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Glitch, the online, multiplayer gaming world created by Tiny Speck, is closing down December 9 after failing to get enough user traction, and then failing to find a buyer for the product. Right now Tiny Speck’s founder, Stewart Butterfield, is working at finding new jobs for the 30 or so people...
As Flickr Co-Founder Butterfield Shuts Down Glitch, Is He Planning A New Photo Service? 'You Will Know It Well,' He Says

The typical Twitter user is a young woman with an iPhone and 208 followers

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Twitter’s endless funnel of data is producing an equally endless series of studies — including on Twitter itself. The latest study offers fun tidbits about who is using Twitter and why. In”An Exhaustive Study of Twitter Users Around the World,” analytics firm Beevolve claims to have crunched data from 36...
The typical Twitter user is a young woman with an iPhone and 208 followers
Social: Twitter's New Rules of the Road Means Some Apps Are Roadkill

Chrome extension InstaTwit is the easy way to get Instagram photos back in your Twitter feed

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If you use the two services, then the chances are that you are well aware that Instagram has withdrawn support for Twitter Cards, which means that images from the Facebook-owned photo sharing service no longer show up on Twitter users’ feeds. IFTTT already provides a solution for Instagram users but here’s...
Chrome extension InstaTwit is the easy way to get Instagram photos back in your Twitter feed

Solving Bill Gates's Potty Problem

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It’s not often you hear toilet talk from Bill Gates. But, this week the Microsoft founder is focused on toilets. Heck, he even used the word “poop” in a tweet. Michael Hanson/Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “4 out of 10 people don’t have a safe way to poop – that’s...
Solving Bill Gates's Potty Problem
Twitter blocks neo-Nazi account within Germany in response to police request
Report says 15 percent of Mitt Romney Twitter followers are paid fakes
Every tweet ever written is now available to search and analyze, thanks to Gnip

GoDaddy goes down, taking countless websites offline; Anonymous claims responsibility

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The Anonymous hacktivist group appears to have taken down GoDaddy with a massive Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS). This appears to be affecting countless websites and services, although not for everyone. Godaddy.com is down, but so are some of the site’s DNS servers, which means GoDaddy hosted e-mail accounts are...
GoDaddy goes down, taking countless websites offline; Anonymous claims responsibility

Poorly received new Twitter for iPad and well-timed sale trampoline Tweetbot from 200 to 7 in store

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There has been a considerable amount of backlash about the release of the new Twitter for iPad, especially because the old version of the app was so well-regarded. In the midst of the furor, Twitter client developer Tapbots decided to take advantage and put  Tweetbot for iPad on sale. That...
Poorly received new Twitter for iPad and well-timed sale trampoline Tweetbot from 200 to 7 in store

Square to announce payment trial with Burberry, its first luxury brand partner

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Following the roll-out of gift cards in its iOS apps over the weekend, well-placed sources have informed The Next Web that digital payments innovator Square is set to make another announcement – a partnership with British fashion house Burberry in what will be the company’s first tie-up with a luxury...
Square to announce payment trial with Burberry, its first luxury brand partner
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