Twitter, the popular social networking site that lets users share updates in just 140 characters, has just announced that it has acquired Posterous, a micro-blogging service.
The terms of the acquisition are not being disclosed. Both companies announced the acquisition on their respective company blogs. Read More
The “Digital Death” video explains possible outcomes, and interestingly predicts that, using personality predictors linking to all your online information, a digital self may be created that can interact with your future family.
Experian Hitwise, which has analyzed the top 1,000 search terms for 2011, is reporting that Facebook was the top-searched term overall in the U.S. for the third year in a row. Four variations of the term “facebook” were among the top 10 terms and accounted for 4.4 percent of searches overall, a 24 percent increase from 2010.
Searches for “youtube” actually moved up from the third spot in 2010 to the second spot in 2011. “Facebook login” was the third most-searched term in 2011, followed by “craigslist” and “facebook.com.” Facebook.com moved up one spot in 2011 to be among the top five search terms. When combined, common search terms for Facebook, such as facebook and facebook.com, accounted for 3.5 percent of all searches in the United States among the top 50 terms, up 33 percent compared with 2010. Read More
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal and his investment company said Monday they are investing a combined $300 million into the microblogging site Twitter.
The joint investment with Alwaleed’s Kingdom Holding Co. follows months of negotiations and represents a strategic stake in Twitter, according to the Riyadh, Saudi Arabia-based investment firm.
Alwaleed, who has a long history of investing in media and technology, said the deal represents an interest in investing “in promising, high-growth businesses with a global impact.” Read More
Earlier this year (in January 2011) Michael Taylor was disciplined on YouTube by his uncle for posting false gang member statuses on Facebook and other social networks (video below).
According to the New Orleans Times-Picayune, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office said Michael Taylor, 16, was found shot to death shortly after 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 7 when deputies responded to a report of gunshots in the area.
Taylor had been shot multiple times.
Sgt. Larry Dyess, JPSO spokesman, told the Times-Picayune that authorities had no suspect or motive in the incident.
Taylor’s mother, Kimberly Ward, told the newspaper that she kept strict tabs on her son, even making him stay on the sidewalk in eyesight of their home when he went outside. The night of the shooting, she said, Taylor received a text message from a friend at about 8 p.m. and went outside to chat. Read More
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@RoseMo700 who allegedly knocked out rapper @TheGame in the mall a few months back, beats up on local L.A.rapper @Boscoe1, following a Twitter dispute while CTE member @2Eleven filmed it. On Wednesday November 2, RoseMo, who police have identified as 26-year old Jomo Adoula Zambia. was shot in broad daylight as he drove his red BMW in Inglewood, Ca. L.A. Weekly reports that after being shot RoseMo’s vehicle sped through a red light and hit an unmarked police car. He died shortly after being rushed to the hospital.
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Checkout this article on “5 Secrets the Music Industry doesn’t want you to know for aspiring artists”
Q-Tip said it back in 1991, “Industry Rule # 4080/ record company people are shady!” – A Tribe Called Quest, Check The Rhime (Throwback Video below)
Starting in the early days of the music business with Blues and Rock & Roll, payola was once the most popular underhand practice. Record companies and managers would bribe radio DJ’s to give their artists radio play. Although illegal, this practice has never stopped and continues to be used in 2011, albeit in more subtle forms. With the rise in new technology and the dominance of the internet threatening the music industry’s outdated business model, new “questionable” tactics have been developed to help labels stay afloat. Here are 5 secrets the music industry doesn’t want you to know! Check the full list after the jump.