Archive for July, 2012

Google acquires social ad start-up Wildfire

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Online poker companies settle with U.S.; two to combine

NEW YORK (Reuters) – It took Jason Legate, a Walnut Creek, California-resident, all of 10 minutes to connect his computer to a London-based server and access BBC’s coverage of the Olympics Saturday, thereby circumventing NBC’s lock on coverage in the United States. The 31-year-old system administrator said he has watched … Share this:

Olympics: Swiss soccer player sent home for racist tweet

Is it possible that no one told Swiss soccer player Michel Morganella that people he doesn’t know can read Twitter? That, in fact, everyone can read Twitter? When his frustration at losing to South Korea Sunday bubbled over into a crude tweet about how people from that country “can go burn” and are “a bunch […]

TWITTER INSULT INVESTIGATED

The Twitter insult against British diver Tom Daley has attracted the attention of police. Daley’s father died of brain cancer a year ago and the 18-year-old Olympian had hoped win a medal “for myself and my dad.” But he finished finishing fourth, out of medal contention, in the 10-meter synchronized platform with teammate Pete Waterfield. […]

EYES ON LONDON: Guilt, fencing drama, tweet insult

LONDON (AP) — Around the 2012 Olympics and its host city with journalists from The Associated Press bringing the flavor and details of the games to you: ___ SHOULDERING THE BLAME The U.S. men’s gymnastics team faltered as a team in Monday’s finals. But John Orozco thinks he’s to blame. “I feel personally responsible. I […]

StockTwits CEO ‘Disappointed’ With Twitter’s Cashtags

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EYES ON LONDON: Twitter uproar, Bieber and judo

LONDON (AP) — Around the 2012 Olympics and its host city with journalists from The Associated Press bringing the flavor and details of the games to you: ___ HER MAJESTY: HIP HOP FAN? Who knew Queen Elizabeth II was a hip hop fan? Prime Minister David Cameron has revealed that during a performance by one […]

Apple Can Buy Twitter, RIM, and Sprint and Still Have Billions

Fantasizing about how Apple could spend its $117 billion cash mound leads to one astounding conclusion: The company has more money than it could ever spend—even if it went on an extravagant tech company shopping spree. Following Apple’s acquisition of AuthenTec for what DealBook’s Andrew Ross Sorkin calls “a price equal to pocket lint,” Sorkin made a […]

NBC Says Twitter Instigated Journalist’s Suspension

The saga of Guy Adams, the Independent journalist suspended from Twitter after a series of tweets critical of NBC, took an insidious turn on Tuesday as NBC claimed it filed its complaint about Adams at Twitter’s behest. As you’ll remember, the question at hand on Monday was whether Adams violated Twitter’s policy when he posted the email address of NBC […]

Twitter suspends reporter’s account

LONDON (AP) — Twitter has suspended the account of a Los Angeles-based reporter for a British newspaper who included the email address of the NBC Olympics president and asked his followers to write him to complain about the network’s coverage. Guy Adams, a correspondent for The Independent, was upset with the network’s decision to broadcast […]

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