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  • Twitter, launched five years ago, delivers 350 billion tweets a day

     
    Twitter 5-years old: Twitter launched publicly 5-years ago, on July 13, 2006, and has gone from an unknown text-messaging and web service then called "Twttr" to one of the biggest forces in social media. On Friday, Twitter's Engineering department said in...
  • Twitter raises 'significant' round of funding

     
    Twitter doesn't seem to be in any hurry to offer its shares to the public. Instead it has raised another mega round of funding from some very deep-pocketed and plugged-in private investors. The San Francisco company acknowledged a "significant" round of...
  • Editions by AOL iPad app promises to read its readers

     
    AOL wants Editions, the latest news aggregating app for Apple's iPad, to be "the magazine that reads you." The emphasis here is on personalization and learning what a reader likes and doesn't like. And with personalization in mind, Editions is looking...
  • Hashtags and race: Beyond the 'Jersey Shore' effect on Twitter

     
    Blacks are more likely to use Twitter than whites....
  • Facebook movie spawns mock trailers for fake movies about Twitter, YouTube

     
    How does Silicon Valley laugh off Hollywood’s upcoming film on Facebook? With mock trailers for fake movies only slightly less factual than “The Social Network.” YouTube.com was the first in the spotlight. The latest send-up is “Twitter Movie...
  • Square hires Keith Rabois, Silicon Valley veteran and investor

     
    Keith Rabois is paying it forward. Not only did Google land technology to help boost its social networking ambitions when it bought Slide this month, it got PayPal veteran and Internet superstar Max Levchin as well. But San Francisco startup Square netted...
  • U.K. riots: Cameron considers ban on social networks

     
    U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron said his government is considering blocking social networks and messaging services such as RIM's BlackBerry, saying the services are encouraging the worst riots since the 1980s....
  • Lift, from Obvious Corp., a social network for 'human potential'

     
    Lift is the first start-up from San Francisco incubator Obvious Corp. And what is Lift? A social network that seeks to encourage its users to reach their goals. How does it do that? Lift and Obvious Corp. aren't saying as of now. But according to reports,...
  • Twitter aims for 1 billion users

     
    Twitter is aiming for 1 billion followers as it challenges Facebook for advertisers. "Twitter will get to a billion members," Twitter co-founder Evan Williams said at an event at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco. Williams, who took part in......
  • Solar Power International kicks off in Los Angeles

     
    The solar industry is going through a growth spurt, but don’t call it a giant quite yet. That seems to be the takeaway at Solar Power International, the conference taking over the Los Angeles Convention Center this week. The exhibition......
  • LeBron James hits Fortune list of most infuential people in business under 40

     
    Superstar Miami Heat forward LeBron James can add yet another unusual accolade to his resume: Fortune Magazine???s 40 Under 40 Most Influential People in Business. James, 25, is the only athlete to appear on the list ??? now in its......
  • Artist creates Twitter homage for Conan O'Brien: Meet 'Pale Whale'

     
    Conan O’Brien is entering a new post-"Tonight Show" era with his return to late night. For the occasion, the bearded, rebranded television show host and Twitter celebrity asked artist Yiying Lu to create his very own version of Twitter's "fail......