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White House Introduces New Obama Puppy On Twitter

Twitter is the platform of the moment for breaking news, from Whitney Houston’s death to the assassination of Osama bin Laden – and the debut of Sunny, the 1-year-old female Portuguese Water Dog joining the Obama family in the White House.

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Billionaire Activist Investor’s Tweet Boosts Apple’s Stock More Than 5%

Yet another example of the power of 140 characters: billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn tweeted yesterday afternoon about his strong belief in Apple and, as a result, the company saw its stock jump up by more than 5% – the biggest bump in more than 6 months.

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Twitter Apologizes For Using Real Users’ Fake Tweets In Its Advertising Announcement

Twitter issued a mea culpa yesterday for a slip-up that many didn’t realize had even happened.

In a blog post announcing the general availability of its Twitter TV Ad Targeting service, Twitter adopted three real Twitter users’ handles and attributed fake tweets to each of them. Needless to say, the users were not pleased.

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Salesforce Marketing Cloud Brings Radian6 Listening Coverage To Russia And China

Marketers can now “listen” to about a billion additional social media users, thanks to Salesforce Marketing Cloud’s newly added Radian6 listening coverage for the Russian and Chinese markets.

Salesforce Marketing Cloud, one of Twitter’s second wave of Certified Products, achieved the new listening functionality through partnerships with the major networks in both countries – Sina Weibo and Tencent in China, VKontakte in Russia.

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Twitter To Allow Advertisers To Retarget Users Based On Their Browsing History

This afternoon, Twitter announced that, for the first time, it will be granting advertisers access to users’ email addresses and browser-related information in order to better target promoted content.

Concerned about the privacy of your data? Keep reading.

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Grenada Makes It A Criminal Offense To Insult Someone Online

Amanda Bynes might want to watch herself, especially if she takes her Twitter tirades abroad.

The eastern Caribbean island of Grenada has passed a law that makes it a criminal offense to insult someone online.

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Twitter CEO Dick Costolo Wants To Build A “DVR Mode” For Twitter

At a moderated panel yesterday morning at the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo hinted at several key feature updates for the platform.

Most buzzed about was what he referred to as a “DVR mode” for Twitter, a way to filter the signal from the noise especially during live events.

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Twitter Helps D.C. Zoo Workers Track Down Missing Red Panda

After a red panda went missing from the D.C. National Zoo on Monday, Twitter played a crucial role in locating the animal in a Washington neighborhood later that day.

Read on to learn how.

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Oxford English Dictionary Adds Expanded Definitions Of “Follow,” “Follower” And “Tweet”

A true sign of the times: the Oxford English Dictionary has expanded its entries for follow (verb), follower (noun), and tweet (noun and verb) to include the social media senses of the words.

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Twitter Principal Designer Josh Brewer Gives His Notice

In January, we shared a tweet from Twitter Principal Designer Josh Brewer calling for “a few good men & women” to join the design team.

Twitter’s design department continues to expand – but will do so without Brewer at its helm. After three years with the company, he’s taking off.

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