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  • State Department spokeswoman hopes Russia lives by "the promise of hashtag"

    State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki lit up Twitter late Thursday with one of the worst public diplomacy fails in social media history. It all started with this tweet aimed at Russian aggression toward Ukraine: The world stands #UnitedforUkraine. Let’s hope that the #Kremlin &...

  • Costa Rica is demanding US explain 'Cuban Twitter'

    SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — The Costa Rican government says it's waiting for the Obama administration to explain why it improperly devised a secret "Cuban Twitter" network from inside the Central American nation's borders despite warnings in 2009 that the plan could jeopardize the two...

  • Google's top social networking executive departs

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google's top social networking executive is leaving the Internet company after a nearly eight-year stint highlighted by an audacious challenge to Facebook. Vic Gundotra fittingly announced his departure in a post Thursday on Google Plus, a social network that debuted...

  • Ronald McDonald takes to Twitter, gets makeover

    NEW YORK (AP) — Ronald McDonald has a new look, and he's ready for a selfie. McDonald's said Wednesday its famous spokesclown will take an active role on social media for the first time, using the hashtag #ronaldmcdonald. The move marks a turnaround from recent years, when the red-haired...

  • Facebook 1Q results soar; CFO to step down

    NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook's earnings nearly tripled and revenue grew sharply in the first quarter, surpassing Wall Street's expectations thanks to an 82 percent increase in advertising revenue. It was the fourth quarter in a row that Facebook beat forecasts as it continues to barrel ahead in...

  • Some notable social media gaffes, missteps

    A feel-good Twitter request by the New York Police Department asking for pictures of people posing with officers quickly turned ugly when hundreds instead posted shots of baton-wielding cops battling protesters and taking down suspects. Other recent examples of Twitter gaffes: — JP MORGAN...

  • Russian social media CEO quits, flees country

    MOSCOW (AP) — The founder of Russia's leading social media network — a wunderkind often described as Russia's Mark Zuckerberg — has left his post as CEO and fled the country as cronies of President Vladimir Putin have made steady inroads into the company's ownership. The slow-motion...

  • New social networks connect cooks and diners

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — If the latest development in culinary social media catches on, the trendiest restaurants may no longer be restaurants. A growing number of apps and websites are taking the traditional chef-diner relationship out of established eateries and into private homes....

  • Miami youth group helped 'Cuban Twitter'

    MIAMI (AP) — Leaders with the largest nonprofit organization for young Cuban-Americans quietly provided strategic support for the federal government's secret "Cuban Twitter" program, connecting contractors with potential investors and serving as paid consultants, The Associated Press has...

  • The 'Twitter gap' is one Democrats don't want to talk about

    Democrats are supposed to be the party that all the young, hip people are crazy about. But when it comes to Twitter, Democrats have actually fallen behind Republicans in several important metrics.

  • Facebook rolls out location-sharing feature

    NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook users in the U.S. will soon be able to see which of their friends are in close proximity using a new feature the company is launching on Thursday. Called "Nearby Friends," the optional tool will only be available to people who choose to turn it on. The feature uses...

  • Mitt Romney pays taxes, tells Harry Reid, 'It's how you get your paycheck'

    Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney may have lost in 2012, but he’s still trying to drive the GOP agenda and take shots at leading Democrats.

  • VIDEO: Joe Biden joins Instagram

  • Weibo is just a half-Twitter as IPO seen fetching 18 times sales

    Weibo's done half the job that Twitter has in turning its microblogging users into earnings. That may explain why the Chinese company is seeking as little as half the valuation in its initial public offering.

  • Twitter buys data analytics partner Gnip

    NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter says it has bought its data partner Gnip, which provides analysis of the more than 500 million tweets its users share each day — to advertisers, academic institutions, politicians and other customers. Twitter Inc. said Tuesday that Gnip has already played a "crucial...



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