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23 min ago | WALB-TV Albany

White House updating online privacy policy

A new Obama administration privacy policy released Friday explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to WhiteHouse.gov, mobile apps and social media sites, and it clarifies that online comments, whether tirades or tributes, are in the open domain.

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Related Topix: Privacy, Social Software, Startups, Facebook, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Thu Apr 17, 2014

National Public Radio

Venture Investments Highest Since 2001

Funding for U.S. startup companies soared 57 percent in the first quarter to a level not seen since 2001, as venture capitalists piled more money into a growing number of deals, according to a report due out Friday.

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Related Topix: Venture Capital, Emerging Technology, Social Software

The Age

William Shatner enjoys live-tweeting TV shows - here is why

Loves to start a conversation ... William Shatner enjoys live tweeting about sci-fi television shows, and the actors love him doing it too.

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Related Topix: Star Trek, Science Fiction TV, Entertainment, Television, Celebrities, William Shatner, Pop/Rock, The Tomorrow People, Supernatural, Drama

Cinema Blend News

Mara Wilson Shoots Down Mrs. Doubtfire 2 On Twitter

So the news broke recently that yes, Mrs. Doubtfire 2 is underway. 21 years after the Chris Columbus-directed original became a wild success and helped propel Robin Williams' career further into "Dramedy" territory, someone thinks it's a good idea to try and compete with the Madea franchise.

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

West Australian

Turkey still hopes Twitter will open local office

Turkey's government said on Thursday it still hopes Twitter will open an office in the country, a day after the social networking site ruled out any such move.

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Related Topix: Turkey, World News, Middle East, Social Software, Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Brand Republic

ITV and Twitter unite to usher in social TV era

The two companies are now talking to media agencies to get brands involved in what ITV sees as a social media experiment with huge potential.

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Related Topix: Marketing

The Hartford Courant

Google misses revenue target, ad prices slide

Google Inc 's first-quarter revenue fell short of Wall Street targets and margins narrowed as the price of its ads continued to decline, underscoring the challenges Internet companies face as the world shifts toward mobile devices.

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Related Topix: Google, Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Mobile Marketing, Internet, Science / Technology, Computers

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Examiner.com

Twitter account for Va. Dem. closed after calling Tea Party 'anti American'

On Wednesday, the Twitter account for Mike Dickinson , the Virginia Democrat who sought to take the House seat currently held by Rep. Eric Cantor , R-Va., was deleted after he called the Tea Party an "anti-American virus."

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Related Topix: US Politics, Eric Cantor, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

KLAL-FM Little Rock

Ariana Grande Reveals New Single Details; Collabo with Iggy Azalea in the Works?

After promising that her new single would be coming "sooner than you think," Ariana Grande has now revealed a few more details about the song.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Ariana Grande

KMIZ

US Airways won't fire worker who sent lewd tweet

The US Airways employee responsible for sending out a pornographic tweet Monday will not be fired, the company said, because it was a mistake.

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CNET News.com

Turn Twitter into a TV remote control with magic #WatchOnSky tweets

A tweet tagged #WatchOnSky turns the tweet into a remote control that lets you watch or record the show in question.

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Related Topix: iPod touch App, iPad App, Twitter, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App

Small Business Trends

How Do You Optimize Your Facebook And Twitter Accounts?

Whether you need to promote your brand, share event pictures, connect with your clients or create a buzz, social media marketing is a necessity and not an option any more.

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Social Software, Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Internet, Science / Technology

KSAT-TV San Antonio

Artie Lange suffers 'diabetic shock'

"Trying to get better," his message said. "Sorry for missing gigs." His tweet included a photo of himself in a hospital bed.

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Related Topix: Artie Lange, Entertainment

Tue Apr 15, 2014

The Hartford Courant

Yahoo's growth anemic as turnaround chugs along

Yahoo Inc barely managed to expand its core advertising business in the first quarter despite Chief Executive Marissa Mayer 's two-year effort to revive growth at the Internet pioneer.

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Related Topix: Startups, Yahoo!, Internet, Science / Technology, Google, Alibaba, Ansonia, CT

KMIZ

Miley Cyrus hospitalized in Kansas City

Her Tuesday night "Bangerz" tour concert at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo., has been canceled, according to a statement from the arena.

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Related Topix: Kansas City, MO, Entertainment

NBC Chicago

Tweeters Respond to Palindrome Week

"Tattarrattat" is the longest word in the Oxford English Dictionary. The word was coined by James Joyce in his 1922 book "Ulysses" to describe a knock on the door.

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Star-Telegram.com

At Tribeca, movies are only part of the story

The Tribeca Film Festival is now a teenager. And like most teens, its eyes are on a lot of screens.

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Related Topix: Tribeca (New York, NY), Startups, WebMD, Facebook, Social Software

Fortune

Twitter plays defense with deal for Gnip

FORTUNE This morning Twitter acquired Gnip , a social data company, for an undisclosed amount.

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Myrtle Beach Online

Twitter buys data analytics partner Gnip

Twitter Inc. said Tuesday that Gnip has already played a "crucial role" in collecting and digesting the public data that people share on its short messaging service.

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Related Topix: Boulder, CO, Business News

WBIR-TV Knoxville

US Airways, major brands make big mistakes on Twitter

The airline is just the latest company to apologize for a big Twitter mistake. USA TODAY Network highlights some corporate tweets that were major failures.

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Related Topix: Apparel, Kenneth Cole Productions, Footwear

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