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  • Adrian Peterson vents on Twitter about honoring contract 5 hours ago

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Adrian Peterson took to Twitter on Thursday to express his frustration over criticism he is receiving while staying away from the voluntary portion of Minnesota Vikings' offseason. More »

  • When popping the question to @POTUS, anything goes
    When popping the question to @POTUS, anything goes 7 hours ago

    Give people a chance to pop a question to POTUS, and they'll take the invitation and run with it. President Barack Obama took to Twitter on Thursday for his first Q-and-A since setting up his @POTUS handle ... More »

  • New law limits what Minnesota bounty hunters can wear, drive
    New law limits what Minnesota bounty hunters can wear, drive 8 hours ago

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A YouTube video shows bounty hunter Stew Peters hot on the chase, weapon drawn as he joins police in apprehending a man with outstanding warrants. Facebook and Twitter photos depict Peters in a dark uniform with a gun belt, bulletproof vest and badge. Some pictures show suspects he's rounded up, handcuffed in the back of an SUV marked with his company name and a K-9 warning. More »

  • Palmyra caught between two histories
    Palmyra caught between two histories 16 hours ago

    The Assad regime gets away with heinous crimes as the world turns to Twitter to save Palmyra's centuries-old ruins. More »

  • The unexpected pair who boarded Noah's Ark
    The unexpected pair who boarded Noah's Ark 19 hours ago

    A Twitter user has stumbled upon a shock discovery while reading the Biblical story Noah’s Ark. More »

  • Periscope, media companies talking about anti-piracy tech Thu, May 28, 2015

    By Yasmeen Abutaleb and Jennifer Saba RANCHOS PALOS VERDES, Calif./NEW YORK (Reuters) - Live streaming-video app Periscope and media companies are discussing how to address piracy on the new service, but Periscope says technological fixes many programmers want are difficult to do in real time. Periscope, which was bought by Twitter earlier this year, faced scrutiny after several high-profile television events, including the HBO prize fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao and HBO's "Game of Thrones" April premiere, were illegally broadcast through the app, which sends a video stream from a phone directly to the Internet. Media companies, many working with Periscope, are consistent in their demands for improvements, especially using technology to automate the takedown process, or removing unauthorised copyrighted material. More »

  • Spotify's Top 10 most viral tracks Wed, May 27, 2015

    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 May 18, to Sunday, May 24, via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify. More »

  • Spotify's Top 10 most streamed tracks Wed, May 27, 2015

    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 May 18 to Sunday, May 24 via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify. More »

  • What to watch on TV tonight: Wednesday
    What to watch on TV tonight: Wednesday Wed, May 27, 2015

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

  • Smartphones, Twitter help gauge crowd size
    Smartphones, Twitter help gauge crowd size Wed, May 27, 2015

    Data from smartphones and Twitter can accurately show the size of a crowd, helping first responders in an emergency, a study on Wednesday said. More »

  • Blocked in China, Twitter still courts Chinese firms for ads
    Blocked in China, Twitter still courts Chinese firms for ads Wed, May 27, 2015

    By Sue-Lin Wong SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Despite being blocked in China, Twitter is courting Chinese companies to buy advertising space on its service used by more than 300 million people elsewhere in the world. "It's not a coincidence that we are here now," Peter Greenberger, director of sales for emerging markets at Twitter, told Reuters on Tuesday. "This seems to be a moment in time where Chinese corporations really feel the urge to be global and in fact, there's even a mandate from the government saying 'go global', which is exciting." The San Francisco-based company already works with Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi, online shopping giant Alibaba Group , white goods producer Qingdao Haier and flag carrier Air China to target customers abroad. More »

  • More common sense needed, says Mercedes F1 boss
    More common sense needed, says Mercedes F1 boss Tue, May 26, 2015

    By Alan Baldwin LONDON (Reuters) - Mercedes need to show a bit more common sense in future, motorsport head Toto Wolff said on Tuesday after the Formula One team had analyzed the blunder that cost Lewis Hamilton the Monaco Grand Prix. Asked, in an exchange with fans on Twitter, what the key findings were from post-race debriefs and how the world champions would improve strategically in races to come, the Austrian replied: "Improve software, better communication and a spice (bit) more common sense". Hamilton led Sunday's showcase race from pole position until the safety car was deployed in the closing laps and he was called in for what turned out to be a needless pitstop while those immediately behind stayed out. More »

  • To protect 'digital sovereignty,' Russia threatens to block Google, … Tue, May 26, 2015

    Russia's freewheeling cyber-universe has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years, and now has more than 80 million users, or about 60 percent of the population. In Russia, authorities are fighting back with a tough law that comes into effect Sept. 1, requiring all global Internet platforms, such Twitter, Google, Facebook, and Apple, as well as cyber-businesses of all kinds, to store the data of Russian users on in-country servers. More »

  • Fire extinguished at Apple site in Arizona - local ABC station
    Fire extinguished at Apple site in Arizona - local ABC station Tue, May 26, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Firefighters fought a blaze that erupted at an Apple Inc facility in Mesa, Arizona on Tuesday, local station ABC15 reported. The fire appeared to be out, but fire personnel remained on the scene, the station reported on Twitter. (Reporting by Lisa Richwine; Editing by Chris Reese) More »

  • Gone Quackers? Shoppers Spot Duck Wearing Bow Tie In Supermarket Car Park
    Gone Quackers? Shoppers Spot Duck Wearing Bow Tie In Supermarket Car Park Tue, May 26, 2015

    Twitter user Jenny Balfour-Paul, 60, of Crediton, Devon, spotted the strange sight in her home town on Saturday afternoon and posted the image online More »

  • O2 Customers Lose Their Mobile Phone Signal
    O2 Customers Lose Their Mobile Phone Signal Tue, May 26, 2015

    O2 customers across the country were hit by a signal outage on Monday night, with Business Secretary Sajid Javid urging the phone provider to "sort it out". There were reports of disruption in most major cities – with phone masts in London, Leeds and Nottingham not working for several hours. On Twitter, some annoyed customers said they had no service for as long as five hours – with one disgruntled man claiming he had to walk seven miles because he was unable to phone for a taxi. More »

  • What to watch on TV tonight: Tuesday
    What to watch on TV tonight: Tuesday Tue, May 26, 2015

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

  • Homicide probe to be launched into B.B. King's death: officials
    Homicide probe to be launched into B.B. King's death: officials Tue, May 26, 2015

    (Reuters) - Nevada officials said on Monday they would conduct a homicide investigation into the death of B.B. King who died this month at age 89, after two of his daughters levelled accusations that the blues great was murdered. The Clark County, Nevada coroner's office said in a posting on Twitter that it had taken jurisdiction over King's body, and that autopsy results would take a minimum of six to eight weeks. "Our coroner takes jurisdiction over #BBKing body, performs autopsy. More »

  • What to watch on TV tonight: Monday
    What to watch on TV tonight: Monday Mon, May 25, 2015

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

  • Celebs back missing children appeal
    Celebs back missing children appeal Mon, May 25, 2015

    Celebrities including Stephen Fry and Simon Cowell have joined a charity Twitter campaign to help find missing children. More »

  • What to watch on TV tonight: Sunday
    What to watch on TV tonight: Sunday Sun, May 24, 2015

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

  • Eibar coach Garitano quits after relegation
    Eibar coach Garitano quits after relegation Sat, May 23, 2015

    Gaizka Garitano stood down as coach of Eibar after the La Liga debutants were relegated on the final day of the campaign on Saturday despite a 3-0 win at home to Cordoba. Results elsewhere meant Eibar will return to the second division next term along with Almeria, who were condemned by a 3-2 reverse at home to Valencia, and Cordoba, who were already down. "Garitano announces that he is leaving Eibar because he has not achieved the goal of staying in the first division and a cycle has come to an end," Eibar said on their Twitter feed. More »

  • On the field and online: How the fight against ISIS is a battle on two fron … Sat, May 23, 2015

    For Islamic State fighters, the battle for dominance continues both on the ground and online: The extremists’ capture of the ancient Syrian site of Palmyra this week came with a Twitter-circulated photo of the group’s black flag flying over the city’s hilltop castle. “A war of words continues, as both sides try to convince the world the momentum is in their favor,” national security reporter Paul D. Shinkman wrote for US News & World Report. Recommended: How much do you know about the Islamic State? More »

  • What to watch on TV tonight: Saturday
    What to watch on TV tonight: Saturday Sat, May 23, 2015

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

  • Suicide bomber kills 21 at Saudi Shi'ite mosque, Islamic State claims a …
    Suicide bomber kills 21 at Saudi Shi'ite mosque, Islamic State claims a … Sat, May 23, 2015

    (This May 22 story has been refiled to fix syntax in second paragraph) By Sami Aboudi DUBAI (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed 21 worshippers on Friday in a packed Shi'ite mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia, residents and the health minister said, the first attack in the kingdom to be claimed by Islamic State militants. More than 90 people were wounded, the Saudi health minister told state television. Islamic State said in a statement that one of its suicide bombers, identified as Abu 'Ammar al-Najdi, carried out the attack using an explosives-laden belt that killed or wounded 250 people, U.S.-based monitoring group SITE said on its Twitter account. More »

  • Peace activists live-stream press conference from N. Korea
    Peace activists live-stream press conference from N. Korea Sat, May 23, 2015

    A group of international women peace activists broadcast a landmark press conference from North Korea on Saturday, using Twitter's new video live-streaming app Periscope, apparently with official approval. More »

  • @POTUS tweets draw record followers – and many nasty comments Fri, May 22, 2015

    President Obama’s new, personal Twitter account has been up for three days now and it’s making lots of news, good and bad. On the good side, @POTUS (President of the United States, in case you don’t know the acronym) has attracted lots of followers. A record number, in fact: In its first five hours, it racked up 1 million follows, beating previous record holder Robert Downey Jr., who took almost a day to reach the 1 million mark. More »

  • White House: Offensive Twitter posts part of 'open society'
    White House: Offensive Twitter posts part of 'open society' Fri, May 22, 2015

    The White House says "offensive and disgusting" replies posted on President Barack Obama's new Twitter account are part of an open society. But spokesman Josh Earnest says the bile flooding Obama's ... More »

  • U.S. moves to facilitate social media in Crimea Fri, May 22, 2015

    The U.S. Treasury Department on Friday authorised American businesses and individuals to facilitate personal communications over the Internet like social media, instant messaging and photo sharing in Crimea, annexed by Russia from Ukraine last year. The department's Office of Foreign Assets Control announced it had issued a general licence allowing for the exportation of such services and software to people in Crimea. A department spokesperson, who asked not to be named, said, "The general licence allows personal Internet-based communications – such as social networking, instant messaging, and emails – and certain software necessary to enable it, between the United States and U.S. persons and Crimea." Facebook, Twitter, WordPress and numerous other online platforms were covered by the action. More »

  • Islamic State claims Saudi mosque attack - SITE monitoring Fri, May 22, 2015

    DUBAI (Reuters) - Islamic State claimed responsibility for an attack on Friday on a Shi'ite Muslim mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia, U.S.-based monitoring group SITE said on its Twitter account. The militant group identified the suicide bomber as Abu 'Ammar al-Najdi and said the attack using an explosives-laden belt killed or wounded 250 people, SITE reported. (Reporting by Sami Aboudi, Editing by William Maclean) More »

  • Threats Made Against President Obama Could Land Tweeters In Prison
    Threats Made Against President Obama Could Land Tweeters In Prison Fri, May 22, 2015

    Barack Obama has received numerous threats on Twitter after creating a personal '@POTUS' account More »

  • Islamic State claims Yemen mosque attack - IS Twitter statement Fri, May 22, 2015

    A bomb exploded at a Shi'ite Houthi mosque in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Friday, wounding 13 people, a security source said, and the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement on Twitter. Iranian-backed Houthi rebels have seized large swathes of territory, including Sanaa, prompting formation of a Saudi-backed Arab coalition that is using air power to try to halt their advances. "Members of the caliphate in Sanaa have detonated an explosive device in a Houthi mosque in the people's district...which lead to the death and injury of many of them [Houthis]" said the Islamic State. More »

  • What to watch on TV tonight: Friday
    What to watch on TV tonight: Friday Fri, May 22, 2015

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

  • Playoffs go ahead at Wembley despite unexploded bomb Fri, May 22, 2015

    This weekend's English promotion playoff finals will go ahead at Wembley stadium as planned despite an unexploded World War II bomb being discovered nearby, officials said. "This weekend's games remain unaffected and we look forward to welcoming supporters of all six @football_league Play-Off finalists to #Wembley," a Twitter message read on Friday. More »

  • IS Seizes Control Of Ancient City Of Palmyra
    IS Seizes Control Of Ancient City Of Palmyra Fri, May 22, 2015

    Islamic State has claimed complete control of the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, including military sites and its historic ruins. In a statement issued on Twitter, IS said it took Palmyra "after the collapse of the Nasseri regime's forces and their retreat, leaving behind them large numbers of dead that have filled the battle grounds". At least 462 people have been killed since IS started its offensive on the city, including 71 civilians, 241 regime forces, and 150 jihadists, according to the British-based monitoring group the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. More »