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Thu
12
Mar
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Microsoft PR Firm 'Twendz' to Track Twitter Tweets

On Wednesday, Microsoft PR firm Waggener Edstrom proved that their biggest client isn't the only source of new software, releasing their own beta version of a Twitter trend analysis tool. Aptly named "Twendz," the tool analyzes tweets about any ... specified topic and indicates whether Twitter users are commenting positively or negatively. It's no secret that Microsoft insiders are tweeting on Twitter, and that the status feed is gaining notoriety as a source of information and "leaks" such as the plans for the updated MS Live Search . Twendz, Tweets, and 'Tag-Clouds' Waggener Edstrom (WaggEd) is ... (view more)

Tue
03
Mar
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Microsoft Live Search Update Plans Leaked

According to reports, Microsoft is getting ready to release a re-branded version of its "Live Search" in an attempt to become a major player in the search engine game. Since Microsoft recently attempted to join forces with Yahoo , it's not ... surprising that they are looking for new and improved ways to increase their status as a go-to company for online searching. What will come to The Market and When? Messages from Microsoft insiders that were observed on Twitter this week indicate that a pre-beta test version of the "new Live" already exists, and that users can expect some form of ... (view more)

Mon
02
Mar
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Facebook Nearly Added Twitter To Friends List

It seems the world's most popular social networking site was just moments away from acquiring another -- and few of us ever knew about it. A Facebook executive has revealed that a planned takeover of Twitter only fell apart because of a disagreement ... over stock valuations. Despite the rather miserable economy, Facebook is still looking to buy out other firms and says it could make a billion dollars a year from advertising. Peter Thiel, a venture capitalist who put up some of the money behind Facebook, discussed the deal in a Business Week interview. (Thiel was discussing the business aspects ... (view more)

Fri
26
Dec
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Letters to Santa become Tweetmas Blogs

To most adults, the thought of sitting down with a pad of paper and penning a message to the North Pole is a bit childish. However, a number of social networking sites are now offering holiday-themed applications that allow "bigger kids" to record ... their hopes, dreams and desires this season. The application for Twitter is known as Tweetmas. For those still unfamiliar with Twitter, it is basically a free social networking online destination that allows users to send and read the updates of others. The site allows posts of up to 140 characters in length. Tweetmas was developed by London-based ... (view more)

Mon
27
Oct
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Twitter Targeted by Military as Terrorist Threat

Think a blog site could compromise national security? Well, the military feels that it's certainly a possibility. A recent report on the American Scientists web site by the 304th Military Intelligence Battalion believes Twitter has become a tool for ... a number of threatening groups. The American intelligence community clearly isn't tickled with Twitter. The 304th warn that the web site's combination of GPS (Global Positioning System) technologies, digital maps, and other mobile tools could help terrorists plan and execute attacks on U.S. targets. The military isn't just worried about terrorists ... (view more)

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