It must be frustrating to be an early Twitter employee. All around Silicon Valley, companies in the social networking space are going public, minting hordes of new millionaires and billionaires. But with little revenue of its own, Twitter is hoping to stay private.
Cloud computing and desktop virtualization are rapidly growing trends in the tech world, and one company has spent a considerable amount of time developing this technology. Nivio, which started as an idea in 2004, announced today it has received $21 million in its first round of venture capital funding.
The next time a nefarious organization wants to keep people off the Internet, it would do well to engineer its own championship professional football game.
In 2008, the tweets per second record during the Super Bowl was 27. Four years and 12,206 more tweets per second later, the volume of Super Bowl-related Twitter activity is evidence of something more significant than a societal preoccupation with football’s greatest game or brands’ advertising gambles.
A country progressive in its stance on off-the-clock email is pushing for a far more antiquated policy when it comes to information-sharing by way of Twitter.
Twitter users sent 12,233 tweets per second at the end of last night’s big game.
Super Bowl 46 is history now and here’s a roundup of all of the internet-related reports. Roughly 100 million watch the Super Bowl every year, making it one of the most viewed events in the world.
Guest Post While sports fans eagerly await who will win the 2012 Super Bowl and look forward to diving into chips and a Frito Pie or two, marketers are eager to see who the winners (and losers) are on the social media front. Clearly big brands want to make sure their (estimated) $3.5 million investment for a 30-second spot pays off, but how do they go beyond the 100 million audience to cultivate new and engaged fans via social media after February 5th?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/walkingsf/Geography of Twitter @replies
Twitter is expected to see $259.9 million in revenue in 2012, up from $139.5 in 2011.
With cloud computing all the rage these days, we often have files and bits of data that live exclusively on a server far away from our hard drives. And while that’s often really awesome, sometimes you want and need a backup of that information on your computer. Enter SocialFolders, a service that backs up your social and cloud data to your hard drive.
Editor's Pick If Twitter is to become a dominant web company and live up to the accidental potential its original founders never intended, it will do so under the leadership of its well-spoken, quick-witted and confident CEO Dick Costolo.
2012 is going to be the Twitter election, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo said at the D: Dive Into Media event in Dana Point, California Monday night.
You’ve read how Facebook and Twitter fueled the Arab Spring uprising. You are watching the videos coming out of Syria on Facebook. But most likely you have not witnessed the power of social media impacting politics in near real time right here at home in America. Sure, activism groups and politicians have tapped social media to raise money. But to date, no flash mob has ever stopped a bill in its tracks or beaten down in less than 48-hours legislation pushed by some of the most well-funded, well-connected lobbies on K Street. But that’s exactly what happened on Jan. 20 when a loosely organized campaign to stop PIPA and SOPA swept the Internet and shook the power structure of Washington D.C.
Two British tourists were detained and barred from entering the U.S. after the Department of Homeland Security flagged one of them for joking to “destroy America” and to dig up Marilyn Monroe’s grave on Twitter.
Twitter has been tap-dancing around foreign governments’ demands to remove tweets, as VentureBeat’s Jennifer Van Grove reported this week. Now the company has made public the 4,411 takedown notices Twitter has received in the U.S. under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
It’s time to get excited for The Crunchies Awards. The final line-up of notable guests has been released, making us all the more excited to co-host this star-studded event.
Twitter is becoming quite the tightrope artist with new technology that will help it better walk the thin line between supporting free speech and honoring takedown requests.
Editor's Pick Facebook announced today that thousand of journalists have flocked to Facebook’s subscribe feature since its launch, putting their scoops, stories and squibs right into your Facebook news feed.
When it comes to significant events that are shared across the country (and sometimes the world), Twitter is getting increasingly good at making sense of the real-time data collected from tweets. Take for example last night’s State of the Union address, which racked up 766,681 tweets during the full 95-minute event.
Guest Post Twitter has gotten a lot of credit for helping spread democracy around the world in far-flung places like Egypt and Libya. It’s time to import that back to the United States.
The market has tested Twitter’s Promoted Products business model and found it good, chairman Jack Dorsey confidently asserted today at the Digital Life Design conference in Munich.
Twitter is grabbing more talent, this time out of Vancouver. Summify, a social news aggregator, will shutter its technology and be absorbed by the social network starting today.
Editor's Pick The International Consumer Electronics Show is a huge festival of gadgetry, but there’s no better place to get a bead on where technology is going in the coming year.
Mig33, which operates mobile social networks in emerging markets, is launching a new Twitter-like social communication service called the “Mig33 miniblog.”
Google may be facing some antitrust inquiries from the Federal Trade Commission over its use of Google+ social results in its web search.
Twitter’s lawyers are taking a long, hard look at Google’s new social search features, and they don’t like what they see.
Guest Post Google’s new Search plus Your World product, announced yesterday, is making a lot of waves. The new search puts content shared by your friends in the Google+ social network higher up in search results than other content — a move that’s raised antitrust concerns.
Updated at at 7:38pm with comments from Google representative.
Twitter has just announced a new pilot program that will give developers access to the handles and metadata for Verified Accounts.
Twitter is getting to be kind of a big deal globally, at least among marketers and the digerati.
The past year in technology was pretty wild.