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  • 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...

  • Dutch arrest girl whose tweet threatened airline

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — Police in the Netherlands have arrested a 14-year-old girl on suspicion of threatening American Airlines in a tweet. Police spokesman Roland Ekkers said the girl, who has not been identified for privacy reasons, turned herself in to Rotterdam police in the company of a parent...

  • Twitter CEO, co-founders not selling stock

    NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter says its CEO Dick Costolo and co-founders Jack Dorsey and Evan Williams have no plans to sell any of their shares when the company's post-IPO lock-up expires on May 5. Lock-up periods prevent company insiders from selling stock following an initial public offering....

  • Senate committee orders review of 'Cuban Twitter'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Foreign Relations Committee asked the U.S. Agency for International Development on Thursday to turn over all records about the Obama administration's secret Cuban twitter program as part of a broader review of the agency's civil-society efforts worldwide. The...

  • Was 'Cuban Twitter' program political or not?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is looking into whether a "Cuban Twitter" program secretly backed by the U.S. government contained messages that were political in nature, despite assertions from the administration that the effort was intended only to increase the flow of information...

  • Alcoa and Facebook are big market movers

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Alcoa Inc., up 47 cents to $13 Industry analysts raise their price targets for the aluminum maker's stock after the company weathered a rough patch in...

  • Teens adept at social media get privacy training

    CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — In an age of increased online government surveillance and targeted social media ads, the notion of privacy as a classroom subject worthy of distinct study is gaining momentum far beyond the narrow niches of First Amendment lawyers and computer hackers. Using a privacy...

  • Online security flaw exposes millions of passwords

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An alarming lapse in Internet security has exposed millions of passwords, credit card numbers and other sensitive bits of information to potential theft by computer hackers who may have been secretly exploiting the problem before its discovery. The breakdown revealed this...

  • 'Cuban Twitter' --- overtly political, poking Castros

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Draft messages produced for a Twitter-like network that the U.S. government secretly built in Cuba were overtly political and poked fun at the Castro brothers, documents obtained by The Associated Press show. The messages conflict with claims by the Obama administration that...

  • Social media helped in probe of Md. rabies death

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Public health investigators say they used Facebook and other social media to find people potentially exposed to the rabies virus after a Maryland man died from the disease last year in a rare case of transmission through a transplanted organ. Social media played an...

  • Joe Biden revives political Twitter account

    @JoeBiden is back. The vice president revived his political Twitter account Monday with an upbeat message about this year's midterm election cycle, marking the first tweet from the account in 437 days. "Dusting off the Twitter handle for a big midterm election year. Let's get to it, folks!"...

  • Cuba's official media abuzz over 'secret Twitter'

    HAVANA (AP) — Revelations of a secret U.S. government program to set up a cellphone-based social network in Cuba are being trumpeted in the island's official media as proof of Havana's repeated allegations that Washington is waging a "cyber-war" to try to stir up unrest. The findings of an...

  • 'Cuban Twitter' heads to hearings in Congress

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the U.S. government agency that secretly created a "Cuban Twitter" communications network designed to undermine the communist government in Cuba is expected to testify before a senator who thinks the whole idea was dumb. The congressional hearing could resolve...

  • US secretly built 'Cuban Twitter' to stir unrest

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government masterminded the creation of a "Cuban Twitter" — a communications network designed to undermine the communist government in Cuba, built with secret shell companies and financed through foreign banks, The Associated Press has learned. The Obama...



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