Twitter - Infoworld en Web giants join forces for open source MySQL scalability project <p>Engineering teams from Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, and Twitter have begun work on WebScaleSQL, a project designed to address the challenges of running MySQL at Web scale.</p><p>"Delivering a reliable, personalized experience for the 1.23 billion people who use Facebook requires an expansive and large-scale infrastructure," says Steaphan Greene, a Facebook software engineer. "As Facebook has grown, so has our MySQL deployment, and that deployment is now one of the largest in the world. Along the way, we've learned and benefited from code changes made by the MySQL community."</p> Data Management Facebook Google Twitter MySQL Open Source Software Data Management Thu, 27 Mar 2014 17:05:58 +0000 admin 239231 at Turkey blocks access to Twitter over content <p>Twitter offered workarounds to users in Turkey after the country blocked Twitter over its alleged refusal to remove some Web links.</p> <p>The move by the Turkish government was confirmed Friday by the country's telecommunications <a href="" target="_blank">regulator</a> and its <a href="" target="_blank">state news agency</a> Anadolu.</p> Networking The Industry Standard Twitter Internet Social Networking Government Fri, 21 Mar 2014 11:57:08 +0000 admin 238863 at Twitter's slipping user growth spooks investors <p>Twitter Wednesday reported that fourth quarter sales more than doubled over the past year, but the company nevertheless spooked investors by acknowledging a slowdown in new user growth and in user engagement.</p> <p>The day after <a href="" target="_blank">Twitter's first financial report</a> since becoming a public company, its share price went from closing at $65.97 on Wednesday to $50.03 on Thursday.</p> Applications The Industry Standard Twitter Social Networking Technology Business Fri, 07 Feb 2014 13:05:47 +0000 admin 235918 at CNN's Twitter and Facebook accounts hacked <p>A number of CNN's social media accounts and blogs were hacked Thursday by a group styling itself as the Syrian Electronic Army.</p> <p>The cable news network <a href="" target="_blank">said</a> its main Facebook account, Twitter feeds, and some blogs were targeted and content posted on some of them. The posts, including unauthorized tweets, were deleted in minutes and the accounts have since been secured, it said.</p> Security Facebook Twitter Hacking Social Networking Fri, 24 Jan 2014 12:36:05 +0000 admin 234930 at Our searches, ourselves: The year's top tweets, trends, and more <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="" alt="Our searches, ourselves: The year's top tweets, trends, and more" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: iStockphoto</p> </em></div><p>We are what we search for. Whether that's a hopeful pronouncement or a troubling one, I'm not sure yet. I'm leaning toward the latter.</p> Applications Twitter Yahoo Cringely Search Engines Social Networking Wed, 18 Dec 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Robert X. Cringely 232817 at Obama to meet tech leaders on site, surveillance <p>U.S. President Barack Obama, hoping to repair some of the damage wrought by the troubled site, will meet with executives from technology companies including Yahoo and Twitter today.</p> Apple Twitter Yahoo E-government IT Management Internet Privacy Tue, 17 Dec 2013 12:57:17 +0000 admin 232758 at Apple, Google, Microsoft ask governments to reform surveillance practices <p>Eight top tech companies in the U.S. have asked governments around the world to reform surveillance laws and practices, and asked the U.S. to take the lead.</p> <p>AOL, Apple, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Twitter, Yahoo and Microsoft said Monday that they understand that governments need to take action to protect their citizens' safety and security, but "strongly believe that current laws and practices need to be reformed."</p> Security Apple Facebook Google Microsoft Twitter Yahoo Federal Regulations Internet Privacy Government Mon, 09 Dec 2013 13:21:44 +0000 admin 232318 at Should Facebook, Yahoo, and Twitter really judge what's news? <p>Where did you first learn about <a href="" target="_blank">Amazon's crazy plan</a> to deliver packages via drone? "60 Minutes"? The New York Times? Increasingly, the answer is likely to be Twitter, Facebook, or Yahoo, and that's just how the online giants like it.</p> Facebook Twitter Yahoo Internet Social Networking Fri, 06 Dec 2013 14:42:48 +0000 admin 232249 at Apple buys Topsy for at least $200 million, gaining deep access to Twitter <p>Apple has acquired Topsy, a social media analytics company that analyzes a range of data from Twitter, according to a recent Wall Street Journal report.</p> Business Intelligence The Industry Standard Apple Twitter M&A Predictive Analytics Social Networking Tue, 03 Dec 2013 12:52:49 +0000 admin 231963 at Twitter tightens security against NSA snooping <p>Twitter has implemented new security measures that should make it much more difficult for anyone to eavesdrop on communications between its servers and users, and it's calling on other Internet companies to follow its lead.</p> Applications Security Edward Snowden Twitter Encryption Applications Mon, 25 Nov 2013 12:13:23 +0000 uphan 231549 at Twitter won't pay tax on the first $107 million of income it reports <p>The federal deficit -- the amount by which the government's total budget outlays exceeds its total receipts for a fiscal year -- is estimated at $680 billion for fiscal year 2013. The federal debt -- the sum total of our deficits over the years -- is sitting at about $17 trillion.</p> <p>Meanwhile, some of Silicon Valley's richest and best-known companies are avoiding income taxes by taking deductions related to stock options used to compensate executives. Twitter, which went public on Thursday, is one of them.</p> The Industry Standard Twitter Federal Regulations Social Networking Technology Business Fri, 08 Nov 2013 12:12:36 +0000 admin 230486 at Bill Gates: The true world-changer in selfish Silicon Valley <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="" alt="Bill Gates: The true world-changer in selfish Silicon Valley" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: Dr. Mohammad Bahareth</p></em></div> The Industry Standard Bill Gates Facebook Google Twitter Technology Business Thu, 07 Nov 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Bill Snyder 230365 at Twitter's transformation: Ugly duckling is now Internet swan <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="" alt="Twitter's transformation: Ugly duckling is now Internet swan" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Look honey, our little microblog is all growed up.</p> Twitter Cringely Startups Social Networking Wed, 06 Nov 2013 19:59:56 +0000 Robert X. Cringely 230335 at Twitter gets more visual with photo, video previews <p>Twitter became an Internet phenom as a tool for posting short text messages, but now it also wants to feature multimedia content more prominently.</p> <p><strong></strong></p> Applications Twitter Internet Web Services Social Networking Video Conferencing Mobile Technology Tue, 29 Oct 2013 22:33:43 +0000 admin 229781 at 15 big social media mistakes companies make and how to avoid them <p>Social media can be a powerful marketing tool. But used the wrong way, social media sites can have a negative impact on your business -- costing you goodwill and prospective customers. So how can you create a positive impression of your business and/or your products on popular social media sites, such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ -- and avoid potentially costly social media blunders? asked dozens of social media experts and managers to find out. Here are their top 15 picks for the most common social media mistakes businesses make and how to avoid them.</p> Applications Facebook Twitter Social Networking Wed, 23 Oct 2013 13:59:52 +0000 admin 229373 at Twitter turns to open source to prevent service disruptions <p>To prevent disruptions and scale up its service while keeping costs down, Twitter has had to drastically change its core infrastructure, taking up open source tools while doing so.</p> Cloud Computing Open Source Software Twitter Open Source Software Social Networking Cloud Computing Mon, 21 Oct 2013 16:18:14 +0000 admin 229173 at Silicon Valley: Top salaries for many, greater inequality for all <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="" alt="Silicon Valley: Top salaries for many, greater inequality for all" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: Ireneusz Skorupa</p> Twitter IT Jobs Fri, 18 Oct 2013 10:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 229000 at Twitter doubled revenue but racked up sharply higher losses in Q3 <p>Twitter lost almost as much money in the July-to-September quarter as it did in the first six months of this year, according to a regulatory disclosure made by the company on Tuesday.</p> <p>Twitter, which is preparing for an imminent initial public offering of its stock to investors, submitted an updated S1 filing to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that contained financial results for the first nine months of its current financial year. Its previous filing had only contained figures for the first six months, from February until the end of June.</p> The Industry Standard Twitter Social Networking Technology Business Wed, 16 Oct 2013 12:08:33 +0000 admin 228850 at Twitter IPO reveals a company that's growing fast but losing money <p>Twitter has filed for its long-awaited initial public offering, revealing a fast-growing company but one that lost money in each of the past three years.</p><p>Twitter generated $317 million in revenue last year, almost three times what it made in 2011, according to its IPO documents filed Thursday. Its loss last year was roughly $79 million, but that was smaller than its loss of $128 million in 2011.</p> The Industry Standard Twitter Social Networking Technology Business Fri, 04 Oct 2013 12:25:29 +0000 ccraig 228199 at Twitter grabs spotlight, but tech IPOs were already hot <p>Even before Twitter's initial public offering announcement grabbed the spotlight Thursday, the market for tech IPOs had been heating up thanks to a general rise in stocks.</p><p>There were 12 tech IPOs in the U.S. in the second quarter, twice as many as in the first quarter, according to the latest PwC Global Technology IPO Review, released Thursday. Second quarter IPOs were also up 50 percent year over year, in terms of the number of deals, PwC said.</p> The Industry Standard Twitter Social Networking Technology Business Mon, 16 Sep 2013 11:16:08 +0000 ccraig 226858 at