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Twitter buys social data provider Gnip, stock soars – Reuters

(Reuters) – Twitter Inc said on Tuesday it bought social data provider Gnip for an undisclosed amount, signaling that it would take on a new role of packaging and selling data, a service in demand by business and government. The social media company said separately that it hired a Google executive to lead its consumer product development, filling a position that had been vacant since January. Investors reacted positively to the news, sending Twitter shares up more than 11 percent, the biggest gain since the day it went public in November. Twitter said in a blog post that the Gnip deal allowed it to burrow more deeply into the 500 million tweets sent daily on its network. The company previously Read More

iPhone 6 Mockups and Case Designs on Display at Hong Kong Electronics Fair – Mac Rumors

As we progress further into 2014, iPhone 6 rumors have begun to pick up, with case designs, schematics, molds, and alleged iPhone parts surfacing over the past few weeks to give hints at what Apple’s larger iPhone might look like. Today Japanese site Mac Otakara [Google Translation] (via 9to5Mac) has shared some additional images of iPhone 6 mockups and accessories being displayed in several different booths at the Hong Kong Electronics Fair. One image shows a physical iPhone 6 mockup that has allegedly been used to create cases for the next version of the iPhone next to an iPhone case made using the dummy version. While few details can be gleaned from the model, it does appear to be larger Read More

Is US Airways’ porn photo the worst of Twitter gaffes? – USA TODAY

The Twitter logo is displayed at the entrance of Twitter headquarters in San Francisco.(Photo: Kimihiro Hoshino, AFP/Getty Images) Corporate America embraces social media as a way to get the attention of consumers in an ever-more crowded digital space. But those clever or hastily tweeted promotions also can create problems for a brand. Just ask US Airways, the latest corporation to apologize for a post in bad taste that hit the Twittersphere. After it inadvertently retweeted a pornographic photo Monday, US Airways is reviewing its social media policy, said Matt Miller, spokesman for American Airlines, which is merging with US Airways. The US Airways example underscores how quickly mistakes go viral as companies interact with customers via social media. “Brands are Read More

Get 23 Percent Off HP Pavilion 23tm Touch Monitor – PC Magazine

Through April 19, get an HP Pavilion 23tm monitor for $269.99 direct from HP. The monitor is currently reduced by $70 on-site from $349.99 to $279.99. Use extra coupon code SV3819 for an extra $10 off, for a total $80 discount and 23 percent off. The 23-inch monitor model has shifted in price on Amazon averaging $305.83 since October, but has since stayed stable around the $280 mark since mid-February. On third-party sites, the monitor averages a price point of $299.21 and currently retails around $273 for new models. The HP Pavilion 23tm is a large 23-inch HD monitor with 1,920-by-1,080 resolution and a 1000:1 contrast ratio. The large screen size, extra pixels, and Read More

HP Z1 G2 Workstation – ComputerShopper.com

Share This Review: Introduction & Design When we reviewed it in July 2012, the HP Z1 Workstation was a brand-new animal: an all-in-one workstation. Nearly two years later, we’ve yet to see anyone else pack enterprise-grade components inside the consumer all-in-one form factor, but HP has moved on to the Z1 G2, adding options like Thunderbolt ports and a touch screen to what we’re tempted to say stands for “zee only one, generation two.” The G2 features the same chassis as its predecessor, with a 27-inch, high-resolution display on top of a flexible yet firm support arm, but now you can choose Windows 8.1 Pro instead of Windows 7 Professional and a module with two Thunderbolt 2 ports in lieu Read More

Heartbleed Bug Puts Millions Of Android Devices At Risk – Huffington Post

You might have changed all your passwords in the days since you learned of the Heartbleed bug, but if you’re one of millions of people using certain Android devices, you might still be vulnerable. Numerous devices running older versions of Google’s Android operating system may be at risk of the high-profile bug, according to Marc Rogers, a security expert at the mobile security firm Lookout. Rogers told The Huffington Post that people using Android version 4.1.1 should avoid sensitive transactions on their mobile devices because a hacker could exploit the Heartbleed bug to steal their data. “The whole device is vulnerable, so you should be cautious about the kind of sites you use,” Rogers said in an interview. “I’d be Read More

800-HP 1967 Shelby GT500 ‘Tribute’ Built To Celebrate Mustang’s 50th – Motor Authority

By Stephen Edelstein 1967 Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang “RK527″ Enlarge Photo The 50th anniversary of the Ford Mustang’s debut on April 17 back in 1964 will be the cause for celebrations large and small this year, with everyone from Blue Oval bigwigs to the car’s legions of loyal fans getting in on the fun. ALSO SEE: How To Put A 2015 Ford Mustang On Top Of The Empire State Building: Video One of those celebrations will take place Friday in Charlotte, North Carolina, where restoration company RK Motors will unveil a tribute car based on the classic 1967 Shelby GT500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, coinciding with Ford Motor Company’s [NYSE:F] own Mustang 50th anniversary celebrations. Dubbed RK527, the customized GT500 Read More

Twitter Taps Google Maps Director Daniel Graf for Product VP – Re/code

Twitter announced Tuesday it had named Daniel Graf as its new vice president of consumer product. Graf most recently comes from Google, where he led efforts on the company’s Google Maps project since 2012. Most notably, Graf was responsible for bringing Google Maps to the iPhone after Apple introduced its competing maps product. Graf comes in months after the departure of Michael Sippey, who led Twitter’s consumer product for the better part of two years before leaving the company in January. Over the past four years, Twitter has struggled to create a cohesive consumer product strategy, according to people familiar with the matter, and has had issues in making significant changes to the company’s core mobile and Web products. This Read More

Microsoft releases Office 365 Personal — for iPad too – CNET (blog)

Microsoft officials said last month that the company’s newest Office 365 subscription plan — Office 365 Personal — would be available later this spring. Tuesday, Microsoft made Office 365 available for purchase for $69.99 per year, or $6.99 per month. Microsoft The Personal version of Office 365 allows users to install Office apps on one PC or Mac, plus one Windows tablet or iPad. The addition of the iPad is new, and enabled by Microsoft’s recent launch of Office for iPad. (Office for iPad is free, but only rudimentary capabilities are available to those who don’t subscribe to certain Office 365 plans which include the fully featured version of the Word, Excel, and PowerPoint apps custom-built for iPads.) For users Read More

Watch Out PayPal? The Real Meaning Of A Facebook Money Transfer Business – Forbes

The web-based money transfer market could be in for a large shakeup after it emerged Facebook is planning a money transfer business in Europe, expanding its existing options beyond the U.S. Expert opinions are split as to whether a foray into the market by Facebook would cause a competitive danger for existing online money transfer providers such as eBay’s PayPal division, Western Union Western Union and Moneygram, or whether the social network would need a lot of time to establish a successful, trustworthy operation. The social network, which already has money services licences in most US.. states but has not yet launched a money transfer business, is close to gaining regulatory approval in Ireland, its European base, for an online Read More