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Can Twitter Shaming Prevent Bad Parking?

Can Twitter Shaming Prevent Bad Parking?

Can public shaming get people to do a better job parking their cars? A new Twitter movement says “yes.”

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Twitter Acquires Deep-Learning Image Search Startup Madbits

Twitter Acquires Deep-Learning Image Search Startup Madbits

Twitter has acquired Madbits, a deep-learning based image search startup, for an undisclosed amount.

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Twitter Q2 Earnings: 271 Million Monthly Active Users, $312 Million Revenue, $0.02 EPS

Twitter Q2 Earnings: 271 Million Monthly Active Users, $312 Million Revenue, $0.02 EPS

Twitter’s second quarter earnings for 2014 are out and they’ve beaten expectations across the board.

The big number: Twitter now has 271 million monthly active users (MAU), a net gain of 16 million on the last quarter and up 24 percent year-on-year.

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You Won’t Believe How Much Facebook’s Stock has Outperformed Twitter’s in 2014 [CHART]

You Won't Believe How Much Facebook's Stock Has Outperformed Twitter's In 2014 [CHART]

Twitter will announce its second quarter 2014 earnings in a little over one hour’s time, after the closing bell in New York. I cover many of Wall Street’s expectations in this post here, but thought it would be interesting to see how Twitter’s stock performance has compared throughout the year to that of its great rival, Facebook.

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A Brief History of #Twitter (2006-2014)

A Brief History of Twitter (2006-2014)

On March 21, 2006, co-founder Jack Dorsey sent the first-ever tweet and Twitter was born.

Jack’s famous missive started something, although at the time he and fellow co-founders Biz Stone and Evan Williams really had no idea what that was, what it could be, or what it would eventually become.

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Twitter Earnings Report: Post World Cup, Wall Street Looking For Strong User Growth

Twitter Earnings Report: Post World Cup, Wall Street Looking For Strong User Growth

Twitter will release its Q2 2014 earnings report tomorrow after the closing bell and while the market will be looking for growth in revenue, a strong earnings per share (EPS) number and a boost in ad sales, it’s only one metric that really matters: monthly active users (MAU).

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Family Asked to Leave Southwest Flight After Tweeting Complaint During Boarding

Family Asked to Leave Southwest Flight After Tweeting Complaint During Boarding

A Minneapolis man and his two children were asked to leave a Southwest Airlines flight because of a complaint tweeted during the boarding process.

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Saudi Arabia Man Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison, 450 Lashes for Twitter ‘Homosexual Contacts’

Saudi Arabia Man Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison, 450 Lashes for Twitter 'Homosexual Contacts'

A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced a homosexual man to three years in prison and 450 lashes for using his Twitter account to promote “homosexual contacts”, reports Gulf News.

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Changes Are Coming To Twitter’s Direct Messages

Changes Are Coming To Twitter's Direct Messages

Good news for those who have been pulling their hair out over Twitter’s clunky Direct Message system: the company has announced that it’s revamping the way you send your private messages.

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Progressive Legal Group Looks At One State’s Attempt To Prevent Foreclosures

According to the loan modification lawyers at Progressive Legal Group, the U.S. has come a long way since the housing crisis of 2007-2009, but predatory lending practices continue to plague homeowners. Fortunately, new bills in Colorado reveal how legislation can effectively prevent unfair ethics.

The Denver Post reports that in April, Colorado legislators passed House Bills 1295 and 1130, which will protect homeowners from paying more than necessary to save their home, while expanding their ability to negotiate for a loan modification. Thanks to the bills’ sponsors, Rep. Beth McCann, D-Denver and Sen. Jessie Ulibarri, D-Westminster, homeowners are protected from “dual tracking” – an unethical lending strategy where the lender pursues foreclosure even as they negotiate with the borrower.
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