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Apple acquires Topsy for $200 million. #apple

Apple has bought social media analytics firm Topsy for a reported $200 million. Sources close to the deal, say it was unclear how Apple planned to use the company but that it could be related to Apple’s new streaming music service. Topsy is among a handful of Twitter partners which has access to the full range […]

Millions of Facebook users were unable to log on to the social network due to an outage. #facebook #socialnetwork

On Monday, several Facebook users received an error messages when trying to log on to the social networking site. Some people were able to log on to the site but found they were unable to post a status update, instead receiving another error message. Many headed to Twitter to sound their frustration. “Thank God we have Twitter so […]

Twitter update makes for easier conversations

Twitter has updated its site and mobile apps to make it easier for users to have conversations. The update was announced during the week and will be rolled out immediately to Twitter’s site and company apps for the iPhone and Android-based devices. The changes are intended to let users more easily follow along and join […]

Twitter now notifying you when you get mentioned in a tweet

Twitter has updated its current notification system to allow alerts for users when someone favourites a tweet they were mentioned in. Twitter now notifies users when someone favourites a tweet they were in, and even when another user retweets a tweet they tweeted. The new added layers expand Twitter’s exisiting notification system and helps establish […]