Computerworld Twitter News en_US (c) Copyright 2014 Computerworld, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 10:11:42 GMT 2014-04-21T10:11:42Z en_US (c) Copyright 2014 Computerworld, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple has bigger plans than just song ID with Shazam deal Apple will integrate music identification technology created by Shazam into the next version of iOS, but could go much further than simple song naming. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:43:00 GMT (Gregg Keizer) 2014-04-18T18:43:00Z Twitter to promote app downloads in its mobile timelines Twitter's new mobile advertising suite lets companies pitch their mobile apps in promoted tweets or place ads inside other apps. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:06:00 GMT (Loek Essers) 2014-04-18T13:06:00Z Twitter brings the data back in-house with Gnip buy Aiming to play a bigger role in analyzing tweets and sharing the resulting insights with advertisers and other businesses, Twitter has acquired Gnip, its partner for the past few years. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 18:51:00 GMT (Zach Miners) 2014-04-15T18:51:00Z Digital dustups: Can social media protest force corporate change? Several online protests in recent weeks mark a new trend in activism against companies and other entities, as activists grow empowered by the ability to affect change with just a few key strokes. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 19:48:00 GMT (Lucas Mearian) 2014-04-11T19:48:00Z What you need to do about Heartbleed The Heartbleed bug has affected about two-thirds of the world's websites, meaning virtually everyone should be taking steps to protect themselves now. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 20:18:00 GMT (Sharon Gaudin) 2014-04-10T20:18:00Z Twitter says it dodged the horrors of Heartbleed Twitter was not affected by the Heartbleed Internet vulnerability that rocked the Web security world this week, making one less password consumers need to change to protect themselves, but users still need to be careful how they respond to the threat. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 01:02:00 GMT (Stephen Lawson) 2014-04-10T01:02:00Z MediaFire offers 1TB of cloud storage for $2.50 MediaFire has launched a storage and file-sharing service that it argues is more secure than Amazon's. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 15:00:00 GMT (Lucas Mearian) 2014-04-09T15:00:00Z USAID defends its Twitter-like service in Cuba The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) on Thursday defended its work in setting up a Twitter-like service in Cuba to promote democracy in the communist country. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 20:06:00 GMT (Grant Gross and Sharon Gaudin) 2014-04-03T20:06:00Z Google Plus Outperforms Twitter (Really) Marketers who ignore Google Plus are missing a worthwhile opportunity, according to a new report from Forrester. Googles social platform delivers nearly double the engagement rate of Twitter, and yet some large brands continue to be lackadaisical with their effort. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 17:20:00 GMT (Matt Kapko) 2014-04-03T17:20:00Z Why Twitter, Facebook, Google and Amazon want to be each other It was a loony week in Silicon Valley. Four major technology companies announced expensive and risky programs to become less like themselves and more like their competitors. Sat, 29 Mar 2014 11:00:00 GMT (Mike Elgan) 2014-03-29T11:00:00Z Mozilla employees call for new CEO's resignation Several Mozilla employees yesterday took to Twitter to call for the resignation of their new CEO, JavaScript creator Branden Eich, for supporting California's Proposition 8 more than five years ago. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 18:01:00 GMT (Gregg Keizer) 2014-03-28T18:01:00Z 7 Tips for Managing Digital Information Overload Email, social media, texts. Today's business and project managers have more electronic distractions than ever. So how can busy managers successfully navigate the electronic jungle? Organization and productivity experts share their top tips for beating information overload. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 19:35:00 GMT (Jennifer Lonoff Schiff) 2014-03-27T19:35:00Z Twitter offers photo tagging and lets you upload a photo 'collage' Twitter users on mobile devices can now tag people in photos and upload multiple images to form a collage. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 22:56:00 GMT (Zach Miners) 2014-03-26T22:56:00Z White House urges end to Turkey's Twitter ban The White House have called on Turkish officials to end the country's Twitter ban. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 16:41:00 GMT (Sharon Gaudin) 2014-03-24T16:41:00Z Turkey blocks access to Twitter over content Twitter offered workarounds to Turkish users on Thursday following reports by users that the service was facing interruptions and possibly a block in the country. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 11:15:00 GMT (John Ribeiro) 2014-03-21T11:15:00Z Twitter marks 8th birthday with your first tweets Twitter is getting ready to celebrate its eighth birthday on Friday and it's marking the occasion with a present for its users. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 17:59:00 GMT (Sharon Gaudin) 2014-03-20T17:59:00Z Windows leak site Wzor goes dark a day after feds arrest Microsoft mole The noted Windows leak site was offline Thursday and its Twitter account had disappeared, a day after an ex-Microsoft employee was charged with stealing trade secrets from the company. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 16:34:00 GMT (Gregg Keizer) 2014-03-20T16:34:00Z Why C-Suite Executives Need to Shine on Social Media Most CIOs -- and other C-suite executives have at least a LinkedIn profile, but social media requires much more these days. LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and others are no longer exclusively personal, but also reflective of your role in the larger organization. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 19:09:00 GMT (Matt Kapko) 2014-03-18T19:09:00Z How to Use Social Media to Improve Your IT Recruiting Strategy Social media is ubiquitous in today's digital world, so you can bet your next star employee is out there sharing, liking and tweeting. Here's how to leverage social networking technology to effectively target and recruit IT candidates. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 18:00:00 GMT (Sharon Florentine) 2014-03-17T18:00:00Z Twitter CEO visits China; firm won't change policies to be unblocked there Twitter may be blocked in China, but that isn't stopping its CEO Dick Costolo from visiting the country this week to learn more about the nation's tech market. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 08:07:00 GMT (Michael Kan) 2014-03-17T08:07:00Z Desktop search spending to fall this year as mobile grows, study finds The money spent by advertisers on the desktop will decline this year as people continue to reach for their smartphones to search for information, according to new data from eMarketer. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 02:07:00 GMT (Zach Miners) 2014-03-14T02:07:00Z Researchers pocket record $400K at Pwn2Own hacking contest's first day Researchers cracked Microsoft's Internet Explorer 11, Mozilla's Firefox and Adobe's Flash and Reader at the Pwn2Own hacking contest, earning $400,000 in prizes, a one-day record for the challenge. Thu, 13 Mar 2014 11:36:00 GMT (Gregg Keizer) 2014-03-13T11:36:00Z The paranoid's survival guide, part 2: Protect your privacy on social, mobile and more We've rounded up a bunch of experts' tips about how to retain your privacy when messaging and using apps, and while on social media. Thu, 13 Mar 2014 10:30:00 GMT (Robert L. Mitchell) 2014-03-13T10:30:00Z Twitter crashed -- again -- on Tuesday The Twitter website crashed on Tuesday -- the social network's second outage in the past nine days. Wed, 12 Mar 2014 17:01:00 GMT (Sharon Gaudin) 2014-03-12T17:01:00Z Social Media Getting More Spontaneous and Less Personal Deliberate status updates are losing luster as quick, impromptu, short-lived activity on social media gathers momentum. If the first phase of social media was a massive effort to share our online identities, this current wave is all about fleeting encounters. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 16:55:00 GMT (Matt Kapko) 2014-03-11T16:55:00Z Despite sagging hardware sales, confidence in tech remains high Confidence in the underlying strength of the tech sector as a whole appears to be solid despite some dispiriting news on the hardware front. Fri, 07 Mar 2014 14:46:00 GMT (Marc Ferranti) 2014-03-07T14:46:00Z Hands on: Apple's Mac Pro is the fastest Mac ever One thing is certain: You won't mistake Apple's powerful new Mac Pro for any other desktop computer. And it has the computing chops to match its high-style look. Wed, 05 Mar 2014 11:33:00 GMT (Michael deAgonia) 2014-03-05T11:33:00Z The Oscars -- and a selfie -- rock Twitter While actors, directors and other Hollywood types got their coveted Oscar awards last night, Twitter was getting recognition of its own. Mon, 03 Mar 2014 19:08:00 GMT (Sharon Gaudin) 2014-03-03T19:08:00Z The paranoid's survival guide, part 1: How to protect your personal data We've rounded up a bunch of experts' tips about how to retain your privacy -- as much as possible, anyway -- and how to surf the Web silently, among other things. Mon, 03 Mar 2014 11:30:00 GMT (Robert L. Mitchell) 2014-03-03T11:30:00Z Arizona tech firms fight anti-gay bill and a future in a pariah state Arizona's tech industry is united in fighting a state bill that allows a business to deny service to gay customers for religious reasons. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 20:10:00 GMT (Patrick Thibodeau) 2014-02-26T20:10:00Z Personal Websites Give Job Seekers Greater Control If you are looking to land your next tech job, creating and promoting a personal website can help you control Google search results, better highlight relevant skills and provide an edge in a competitive job market. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 15:16:00 GMT (Sharon Florentine) 2014-02-19T15:16:00Z Thousands call, email Congress to protest NSA programs Organizers of The Day We Fight Back, a protest Tuesday against U.S. National Security Agency surveillance programs, called the effort a 'tremendous success,' with nearly 100,000 phone calls made to U.S. lawmakers and 185,000 people signing up to send email blasts to their congressional representatives. Fri, 14 Feb 2014 20:01:00 GMT (Grant Gross) 2014-02-14T20:01:00Z Twitter tests Facebook-like profile page redesign Twitter is reportedly working to redesign its profile pages, making them more visual, with bigger images, and looking a lot more like social rivals Facebook and Google+. Wed, 12 Feb 2014 18:58:00 GMT (Sharon Gaudin) 2014-02-12T18:58:00Z Twitter's slipping user growth spooks investors 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. Fri, 07 Feb 2014 11:40:00 GMT (Sharon Gaudin) 2014-02-07T11:40:00Z Costolo prescribes fix for Twitter growth pains New figures released by Twitter on Wednesday suggest the company may be struggling to keep its users engaged, but CEO Dick Costolo has outlined some ideas to make the service more inviting. Thu, 06 Feb 2014 11:06:00 GMT (Zach Miners) 2014-02-06T11:06:00Z Twitter offers historical data to select researchers Twitter will give researchers access to its public and historical data to help them get insights on a wide variety of issues. Thu, 06 Feb 2014 06:04:00 GMT (John Ribeiro) 2014-02-06T06:04:00Z Twitter doubles revenue but profit remains elusive Twitter reported its first earnings as a public company on Wednesday, revealing that sales more than doubled from a year ago, though it still hasn't managed to turn a profit. Wed, 05 Feb 2014 22:39:00 GMT (Zach Miners) 2014-02-05T22:39:00Z Get ready to tweet your questions for Twitter's first earnings call Twitter is opening up access to company executives today during the firm's first earnings calls as a public company. Wed, 05 Feb 2014 19:12:00 GMT (Sharon Gaudin) 2014-02-05T19:12:00Z At 10, Facebook strives not to be your granny's social network Facebook, the company that defines social networking, is turning 10 years old and looking into a future where it must evolve or risk becoming the next MySpace -- a company Facebook eclipsed years ago. Tue, 04 Feb 2014 11:39:00 GMT (Sharon Gaudin) 2014-02-04T11:39:00Z Super Bowl sets Twitter record, as Volkswagen launches social war room The Super Bowl may have set a record for Twitter, but it was a tougher game for companies trying to score big on social media. Mon, 03 Feb 2014 20:57:00 GMT (Sharon Gaudin) 2014-02-03T20:57:00Z Volkswagen looks to drive social Super Bowl Volkswagen of America is looking to capitalize on an expected broad use of social media by viewers of Sunday's Super Bowl. Fri, 31 Jan 2014 20:21:00 GMT (Sharon Gaudin) 2014-01-31T20:21:00Z Twitter buys 900 IBM patents, dodges an infringement suit Twitter has acquired over 900 patents from IBM, a move likely intended to settle IBM's claims that Twitter was infringing on at least three of its patents. Fri, 31 Jan 2014 19:36:00 GMT (Zach Miners) 2014-01-31T19:36:00Z State of the Union speech lights up Twitter with nearly 2M tweets President Obama's State of the Union address had people tweeting their support or their disdain and lighting up Twitter with nearly 2 million tweets. Wed, 29 Jan 2014 18:23:00 GMT (Sharon Gaudin) 2014-01-29T18:23:00Z Spy agencies collude to extract personal data from mobile apps Spy agencies including the U.S. National Security Agency have been working together to extract personal information, including location data and address books, from mobile apps as part of a globe-spanning effort to thwart terrorist plots, according to newly disclosed documents provided by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. Mon, 27 Jan 2014 18:55:00 GMT (Zach Miners) 2014-01-27T18:55:00Z Ouch -- Facebook called a 'twit' for Twitter-like trending feature A new feature on Facebook designed to keep people abreast of certain topics has sparked criticism from some users who want it gone, calling it nothing more than a cheap Twitter knock-off. Fri, 24 Jan 2014 01:31:00 GMT (Zach Miners) 2014-01-24T01:31:00Z Evan Schuman: Hijacked by social media Why would anyone be comfortable with social networking sites sending out messages in their name? Tue, 21 Jan 2014 14:43:00 GMT (Evan Schuman) 2014-01-21T14:43:00Z Facebook hijacks Trending feature from rival Twitter Taking another page from social rival Twitter, Facebook launched a new Trending feature that will show users the most popular topics being discussed on the social network. Thu, 16 Jan 2014 20:57:00 GMT (Sharon Gaudin) 2014-01-16T20:57:00Z Syrian Electronic Army shanghais Microsoft's Twitter account, blog A group that bills itself as the Syrian Electronic Army claimed credit for grabbing control of a pair of Microsoft company Twitter accounts and the firm's primary blog for a short time Saturday. Mon, 13 Jan 2014 14:08:00 GMT (Gregg Keizer) 2014-01-13T14:08:00Z Yahoo email encryption standard needs work Yahoo has started to automatically encrypt connections between users and its email service, adding an important security layer that rival Gmail has had for almost four years, but its implementation needs work, according to at least one security expert. Wed, 08 Jan 2014 15:25:00 GMT (Lucian Constantin) 2014-01-08T15:25:00Z Twitter co-founder launches Jelly, a social search app What's this strange object in front of me? A new app from Twitter's co-founder wants to give you the answer, by asking your friends. Tue, 07 Jan 2014 20:29:00 GMT (Zach Miners) 2014-01-07T20:29:00Z