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  • 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...

  • '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...

  • Twitter explodes after White House aide raps male reporters over gender pay

    A soft jab at the mostly male White House press corps from President Obama’s communications director sparked a surge of comments on Twitter, some noting that most of the president’s aides are men, including the very spokesmen those reporters are assigned to quiz every day. “Love all...

  • 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!"...

  • '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...

  • Turkish government lifts Twitter ban

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's government lifted its ban on Twitter on Thursday — a day after the country's highest court ruled that the block was a violation of freedom and must be restored. Turkey blocked access to the social media website two weeks ago after some users posted links...

  • White House: 'Cuban Twitter' project was not a 'covert program'

    The White House on Thursday denied that a U.S government backed project to create a Twitter-like social media network in Cuba was a “covert program.” “Suggestions this was a covert program are wrong,” said White House press secretary Jay Carney. “Congress funds democracy...

  • Ronan Farrow crushed in ratings by 'Golden Girls' reruns; Twitter appropriately mocks

    Poor Ronan Farrow. Born to celebrity parents, a Rhodes scholar, college graduate at age 15, Cronkite Award winner, degrees from Yale and Oxford, more than 245,000 Twitter followers -- yet none of this prepared him to host a TV show.

  • Turkish court backs Twitter but site still blocked

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — In a second ruling against Turkey's ban on Twitter, a Turkish court has overturned an order for the social media network to remove an account that accuses a former minister of corruption, reports said Saturday. Turkey last week suspended access to Twitter, which has been...

  • Colbert caught in Twitter rage

    NEW YORK (AP) — Sometimes satire isn't made for Twitter's 140-character world. Comedy Central deleted a message Thursday from its "Colbert Report" Twitter feed showing a still from Wednesday night's show where Stephen Colbert joked about starting a "Ching-Chong Ding-Dong Foundation for...

  • Ebony magazine apologizes to black conservatives

    Ebony magazine issued an apology Friday to black conservatives -- and Republican National Committee spokesman Raffi Williams specifically -- for comments made by one of the magazine's senior editors, Jamilah Lemieux.



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