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Apple ‘pays $200m’ for Twitter-focused Topsy – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukApple has made a rare move into social media by buying Twitter-focused analysis company Topsy. The iPhone maker refused to reveal why it bought the start-up, which studies trends on Twitter to provide its clients with insights into users’ sentiments.Apple buys Topsy to track TwitterFinancial TimesApple Taps Into Twitter, Buying Social Analytics Firm TopsyWall Street […]

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Apple Buys Real-Time Access to Twitter Feed With Topsy – Bloomberg

BloombergApple Inc. (AAPL) purchased data-analytics firm Topsy Labs Inc., giving the world’s most valuable company new tools to spot trends as they emerge on Twitter Inc. (TWTR)’s social network. Apple paid more than $200 million for Topsy, said people with …Apple, Not Known For Being Socially Minded, Buys Social Media Analytics Firm …ForbesApple Taps Into […]

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Supreme Court Won’t Review NY Sales-Tax Law for Online Retailers – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalWASHINGTON—The U.S. Supreme Court declined to intervene in the long-running battle over whether states can force online retailers to collect sales taxes, leaving consumers in many states to enjoy tax-free Internet shopping while others must pay up when …Supreme Court won’t rule on state Internet sales taxesUSA TODAYJustices Won’t Hear Appeal of NY […]

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UPDATE 2-Akamai buying Prolexic for $370 mln to boost DDoS protection – Reuters

ReutersDec 2 (Reuters) – Akamai Technologies Inc said it will spend about $370 million to acquire Prolexic Technologies Inc, a pioneer in fighting distributed denial of service attacks, cyberthreats that cripple networks by overwhelming them with Internet traffic.Akamai to Buy Cybersecurity Firm Prolexic for $370 MillionWall Street JournalAkamai to pay $370M for DDoS security firm […]

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Saab focuses on China as production of 9-3 sedan restarts – Automotive News

Automotive NewsSaab’s new owner, National Electric Vehicle Sweden, today started series production of the 9-3 mid-sized sedan at its plant in Trollhattan, Sweden. Sales of the vehicle will be ”initially focused” in China, the company said in a statement. NEVS says …Saab automobile production restarts after two yearsThe Detroit NewsSaab is back: First cars produced […]

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‘Frozen’ can’t catch ‘Fire,’ but both feast over holiday – USA TODAY

USA TODAYHollywood gave thanks for its heroines this weekend as the women of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Frozen got the holiday season off to a bristling start. Fire topped the box office with $110.2 million over the five-day Thanksgiving weekend, …‘Catching Fire’ Disney’s ‘Frozen’ top record box office weekendReuters‘Catching Fire,’ ‘Frozen’ Are Hot […]

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Brook Lopez returns to Nets lineup but Deron Williams is still dinged up – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsHOUSTON — One star was back Friday, another was left at home and yet another was resting for the next game. Welcome to the 2013-14 Nets: injuries and old age. Brook Lopez returned to Brooklyn’s lineup Friday following a seven-game absence because …Looking Sluggish and Lost, Nets Are Routed by RocketsNew York […]

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Box office update: ‘Catching Fire’ and ‘Frozen’ set to smash Thanksgiving records – Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment WeeklyBoth The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Disney’s Frozen are thriving at the box office, so much so that the films are on track to break records and achieve the two best Thanksgiving five-day weekends of all time. Catching Fire earned $20.7 million on …‘Frozen’ solid as ‘Catching Fire’ breaks Thanksgiving recordLos Angeles TimesBox […]

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President Obama, First Lady, Family Leave Cape Cod, Board Air Force One

President Obama left Cape Cod after a week’s vacation just moments ago. According to the travel pool report filed by Carol Lee of The Wall Street Journal, Marine One was wheels down at Cape Cod Coast Guard Air Station at 9:16pm. Lee reports that it’s raining steadily. The President, First Lady Michelle Obama, Sasha, Malia […]

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Tout.com App’s Future: WWE, WSJ Media Partnerships

Tout.com, the 15-second video cross between Twitter and YouTube, is enjoying a very rapid growth phase fueled by its partnership with WWE Entertainment, the producers of the wildly popular wrestling shows and television programs. WWE put $5 million of the current total of $15 million invested in Tout and uses it to help fans directly […]

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Petraeus Sex Scandal: FBI Agent Sent Shirtless Picts To Friend Jill Kelley; Went To David Reichert

Wow. The David Petraeus / Paula Broadwell Sex Scandal is getting deeper. Here’s this blogger’s first video on the matter: This is how this David Petraeus / Paula Broadwell sex scandal has unfolded. This is from a number of sources, so the links will be left out. In May, Jill Kelley, a so-called unpaid liason […]

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TechCrunch Disrupt: Michael Arrington Forgets AngelGate At Bin 38

Is TechCrunch Founder Michael Arrington losing his memory? Earlier today, this blogger noted the drop in buzz for TechCrunch Disrupt New York, and pointed as the reason, in part, the absence of Michael Arrington’s direct control over the proceedings, and particularly his genius for making up news stories that created attention, and just happened to […]

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Texting and Driving Up 50% Despite Laws Banning It

New statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that texting and driving has increased to 0.9 percent of drivers in 2010, up from 0.6 percent in 2009. The NHTSA derived these percentages by staking out selected stoplights and intersections to count people using cellphones and hand-held devices that allow them to text, to view directions, […]

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#WhileWeWatch Is The Gripping Portrait Of The #OccupyWallSt Media Revolution

#whilewewatch – Trailer from #whilewewatch on Vimeo. *MEDIA ALERT * International Unlimited Livestream of NEW #OccupyWallSt Documentary Q and A; Trailer and Chat with the cast of #WhileWeWatch from Director Kevin Breslin and 8com – WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2011 6:30PMEST PANEL INCLUDES JESSE LAGRECA, PRISCILLA GRIM, PETE DUTRO, BRENDAN BURKE & GLOBAL REVOLUTION TV and THE CAST […]

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Earthquake In DC: Unusual Three Significant Earthquakes In USA In Two Days

While the nation is talking about the “Earthquake In DC,” and the now estimated at 5.8 earthquake that hit three cities in Northern Virginia, next to the Nations’s Capital, no one is talking about the fact that America has had three earthquakes of “significant” size in just two days. Virginia Earthquake Felt in Georgia (Video) […]

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s Pay To Play Problem Called Out By Wall Street Journal

Just call Texas Governor and new Republican presidential candidate ‘Pay To Play Perry.” As I write this, Mark Halperin’s back on MSNBC (after getting too big for his pants in talking about President Obama) talking about Rick Perry in sloppily glowing terms that only a conservative like Halperin can. It’s not surprising Rick Perry’s problems […]