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  • Wimbledon top grand slam for social media - survey 14 hours ago

    By Michael Roddy LONDON, (Reuters) - Wimbledon is the top grand slam championship for attracting social media-savvy tennis fans, with more followers on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram than any of the other three, a survey released on Wednesday said. The tournament's 4.1 million followers on the social media websites put Wimbledon on top, with the French Open second on 3.7 million and the U.S. and Australian Opens lagging behind, the study by sports and entertainment intelligence firm Repucom said. The Wimbledon 2014 men's singles final, in which Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer, was the single most popular grand slam match on social media, with a combined 585,000 posts, almost double that of any other. More »

  • Greece To Default As Bailout Extension Refused
    Greece To Default As Bailout Extension Refused 16 hours ago

    Eurozone finance ministers have rejected a last-minute bid for an extension of Greece's bailout just hours before its expiry and a possible IMF default. But talks are expected to continue on Wednesday on a new financial aid plan proposed by Athens amid uncertainty over Greece's place within the European Union. After a conference call held tonight to discuss the Greek proposal, Slovakia's finance minister Peter Kazimir wrote on Twitter: "Last deadline for Greece program extension was (the) weekend. More »

  • Spotify's Top 10 most viral tracks 17 hours ago

    The following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday June 22, to Sunday, June 28, via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify. More »

  • Spotify's Top 10 most streamed tracks 17 hours ago

    The following list represents the most streamed tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday June 22 to Sunday, June 28 via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify. More »

  • Facebook flag wars. Where should the conversation happen? 17 hours ago

    The June 26 Supreme Court decision that legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states has had an immediate impact on millions of Americans: It prompted them to add filters to their Facebook profile pictures. Rainbow flags for same-sex marriage supporters, American flags for same-sex marriage opponents, and Confederate flags for those who see the Confederacy as a vital part of American heritage. Each of these symbols has been plastered across Facebook and Twitter. More »

  • Euro zone unable to extend Greek programme - Slovakia's Kazimir 18 hours ago

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Euro zone finance ministers decided on Tuesday they could not extend Greece's bailout programme beyond midnight (2200 GMT), Slovak Finance Minister Peter Kazimir said on Twitter following the end of a Eurogroup conference call. "Last deadline for Greece programme extension was weekend. Due to parliamentary procedures, unable to extend programme beyond today," Kazimir wrote. (Reporting by Robin Emmott; Editing by Alastair Macdonald) More »

  • Iggy Azalea insists she and Britney Spears are still friends after critical …
    Iggy Azalea insists she and Britney Spears are still friends after critical … Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    The Fancy rapper says her comments on Twitter about the joint single with Britney were not a personal attack. More »

  • What to watch on TV tonight: Tuesday
    What to watch on TV tonight: Tuesday Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    Here’s what’ll be on your Twitter timeline this evening. More »

  • UAE man jailed for tweets critical of high court - newspaper Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    A man in the United Arab Emirates was sentenced to three years in jail on Monday for Twitter posts allegedly insulting the Gulf country's Supreme Court, a local newspaper reported. Nasser al-Faresi, 27, allegedly called the proceedings of a 2012 sedition trial a "judicial farce" and insulted the UAE's president and Abu Dhabi's crown prince, according to The National. The UAE, a U.S. ally and major oil exporter, was rattled by the rise of Islamists in the aftermath of the uprisings that rocked the Arab world from 2011. More »

  • 21 things we learned from the #AskELJames Twitter question and answer sessi …
    21 things we learned from the #AskELJames Twitter question and answer sessi … Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    Author EL James answers questions from her fans during a one hour session on Twitter. More »

  • EL James takes Fifty Shades of heat on Twitter
    EL James takes Fifty Shades of heat on Twitter Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter had a bit of fun Monday at the expense of EL James. More »

  • What to watch on TV tonight: Monday
    What to watch on TV tonight: Monday Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    Here’s what’ll be on your Twitter timeline this evening. More »

  • Italy PM says Greek referendum is choice between euro and drachma Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said on Monday that Greece's referendum over whether to accept the terms of an aid-for-reform package proposed by international creditors was a choice on whether to stay in the euro zone. "The point is: Greek referendum won't be a derby EU Commission vs Tsipras, but euro vs drachma. This is the choice," Renzi said on Twitter, writing in English. More »

  • 'Queen Of The Selfie' Splits With MP Husband
    'Queen Of The Selfie' Splits With MP Husband Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    Campaigning MP Simon Danczuk has split from his wife Karen saying he is "devastated" but "life has to go on". Mr Danczuk, who has helped to expose historic child sex abuse in Rochdale, confirmed on Twitter that the two have separated. The couple had faced criticism over Mrs Danczuk's social media profile – she is an avid user of Twitter and routinely posts racy pictures of herself to her 53,000 followers. More »

  • "Door still open" for Greece to negotiate - EU's Moscovici Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Greece can still restart negotiating with its creditors and the country should stay in the euro zone, EU Economics Commissioner Pierre Moscovici said on Twitter on Sunday. "To those who wonder what's next, 1. Greece should stay in euro; 2.The door is still open for negotiations on latest EU Commission proposals," Moscovici said. (Reporting by Robin Emmott and Alastair Macdonald) More »

  • SpaceX Rocket Explodes During Cargo Launch to Space Station
    SpaceX Rocket Explodes During Cargo Launch to Space Station Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    An unmanned SpaceX cargo mission crashed back to Earth today (June 28), marking the third failure of a resupply flight to the International Space Station in the past eight months. Data suggests counterintuitive cause," SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk said via Twitter today, which is, incidentally, his 44th birthday. More »

  • SpaceX Rocket Fails During Cargo Launch to Space Station
    SpaceX Rocket Fails During Cargo Launch to Space Station Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    An unmanned SpaceX cargo mission crashed back to Earth today (June 28), marking the third failure of a resupply flight to the International Space Station in the past eight months. Everything appeared to proceed smoothly at first, but mission controllers stopped receiving data from the rocket 2 minutes and 19 seconds after launch, NASA officials said. Will provide more info as soon as we review the data," SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk said via Twitter today, which is, incidentally, his 44th birthday. More »

  • Greek central bank denies chief Stournaras threatened to resign Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    Greece's central bank on Sunday denied that Bank of Greece Governor Yannis Stournaras had threatened to resign if the government refuses to apply capital controls on banks. An official at the central bank telephoned Reuters to dismiss speculation which appeared on a number of Twitter accounts. "We categorically deny that Governor Stournaras threatened to resign," the official said. More »

  • Ferrer withdraws from Wimbledon with elbow injury
    Ferrer withdraws from Wimbledon with elbow injury Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    Spain's David Ferrer has pulled out of Wimbledon on the eve of the tournament because of an elbow injury, the All England Club said in a statement on Sunday. "Unfortunately I won't be able to play at Wimbledon because of an injury to my elbow," the 33-year-old, who has played in 50 consecutive grand slam tournaments since the 2003 Australian Open, said on his Twitter page. "It's time to get better as quickly as possible." Ferrer, who was seeded eighth, had been due to face Briton James Ward in the first round but will now be replaced in the draw by lucky loser from qualifying Luca Vanni of Italy. More »

  • ‘It’s a tricky little bastard of a disease’: Una Mullally spoke about her cancer …
    ‘It’s a tricky little bastard of a disease’: Una Mullally spoke about her cancer … Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    The journalist was praised on Twitter for her strength and honesty. More »

  • What to watch on TV tonight: Sunday
    What to watch on TV tonight: Sunday Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    Here’s what’ll be on your Twitter timeline this evening. More »

  • The Sports World's Slow Embrace of Gay Rights
    The Sports World's Slow Embrace of Gay Rights Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    The Supreme Court’s declaration that same-sex marriage was constitutional triggered widespread jubilation across the United States on Friday, as millions of people took to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to show their support. This enthusiasm was matched by numerous brands, such as Chipotle and Target, who used cleverly produced tweets to trumpet their position on Twitter. The response from the country’s sports teams, by contrast, were relatively muted. More »

  • What to watch on TV tonight: Saturday
    What to watch on TV tonight: Saturday Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    Here are the shows that’ll be on your Twitter timeline later. More »

  • Warwick Questions Hamilton's Test Decision
    Warwick Questions Hamilton's Test Decision Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    BRDC President Derek Warwick has said it is “bizarre” that Lewis Hamilton asked to be excused from testing in Austria. Having already missed the previous in-season test in Barcelona, the world champion asked Mercedes to be excused from driving duties, allowing team-mate and title rival Nico Rosberg more time at the wheel - something Mercedes admitted on Twitter could hand the German an advantage. Instead Hamilton posted pictures on social media showing he was in Monaco with musician Pharrell Williams. More »

  • Twitter's M&A team loses second member in Rishi Garg - Re/code
    Twitter's M&A team loses second member in Rishi Garg - Re/code Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    Twitter Inc's Rishi Garg, vice president of corporate development and strategy, has resigned from the company to pursue other projects, technology blog Re/code reported, citing a tweet from Garg. Garg, who led the company's mergers and acquisition team, had joined Twitter in May, 2014, according to his LinkedIn profile. This is the second resignation at Twitter's mergers and acquisition team. More »

  • Islamic State supporters tweet alleged photos of Tunisia hotel shooter Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Twitter accounts that support Islamic State released three photos of someone they said is the gunman who killed at least 37 people, including foreign tourists, in an attack on a Tunisian beachside hotel on Friday. The photos provide a view from the rear of a man walking down a street and holding an assault rifle. The Twitter accounts praised him, wishing him entry to paradise. Reuters could not independently confirm the authenticity of the photographs. The gunman who carried out the attack was disguised as a tourist and hid his weapon in an umbrella. ... More »

  • Actors, celebrities whoop with joy at U.S. gay marriage ruling Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    Actors, singers and Hollywood celebrities, many of whom have played a major role in driving acceptance of gay rights in mainstream culture, whooped with joy at the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that made gay marriage legal nationwide on Friday. Twitter lit up after the historic decision, with #LoveWins, accompanied by a rainbow-coloured heart, and #Supreme Court quickly becoming the top trending items on the social media site. Celebrities such as British singer Elton John and U.S. comedian Ellen DeGeneres, both of whom are in same-sex marriages, have spoken out in support of gay unions for years. More »

  • Sports world reacts to Supreme Court gay marriage ruling Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    Some reaction in sports on Twitter to the Supreme Court's decision that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States: More »

  • Islamic State says frees prisoners in Syrian city of Hasaka Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State said on Friday it had freed prisoners held at a jail in the city of Hasaka that it is fighting to seize from government forces. "The detainees in the central prison have been freed," the ultra-hardline jihadist group said on an official Twitter feed. (Reporting by Ali Abdelatti in Cairo; Editing by Mark Heinrich) More »

  • Harry Potter To Make West End Theatre Debut
    Harry Potter To Make West End Theatre Debut Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    Harry Potter, who has already cast his spell in print and on the big screen, is to make his theatre debut in London next year, his creator JK Rowling has revealed. The blockbusting author took to Twitter to announce the return of the famous boy wizard in a stage production called Harry Potter And The Cursed Child. The play, which will open next summer, is the result of a collaboration between herself, writer Jack Thorne and director John Tiffany. More »

  • What to watch on TV tonight: Friday
    What to watch on TV tonight: Friday Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    Here’s what will be on your Twitter timeline later. More »

  • Harry Potter play to hit London stage next year, says Rowling
    Harry Potter play to hit London stage next year, says Rowling Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    Harry Potter, the world's most famous boy wizard, is set to make his debut on the London stage next year in a new play called the Cursed Child which has been created in collaboration with author J.K. Rowling. Rowling said on her Twitter feed that the new play was the result of a collaboration between herself and writer Jack Thorne and director John Tiffany. "I don't want to say too much more, because I don't want to spoil what I know will be a real treat for fans," she said on Twitter. More »

  • "I'm safer in Baghdad", Courtney Love says as caught in Paris … Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    American rock singer Courtney Love got caught up in violent protests against online ridesharing service UberPOP in Paris on Thursday, saying the car she was travelling in was besieged by angry demonstrators. The widow of late Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain wrote about the incident on her Twitter and Instagram accounts, saying the vehicle had been "ambushed" at the airport by protesting taxi drivers and "destroyed". Get your ass to the airport," she wrote on her Twitter feed. More »

  • Internet craze encourages users to lay their legs across friends to show off …
    Internet craze encourages users to lay their legs across friends to show off … Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    This time around, people have been taking photos of themselves laid out across their friends – in a bid to stretch their legs across as many people as possible. The craze was accidentally started by Chinese entertainer Kris Wu, after the 24-year-old uploaded a photo online – which showed his pins taking up the entirety of a couch on a boat.  Now, Wu’s fans have been imitating him – and posting photos of their legs over a row of friends on Weibo, China’s answer to Twitter. More »

  • What to watch on TV tonight: Thursday
    What to watch on TV tonight: Thursday Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    Here’s what will be on your Twitter timeline later. More »