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  • Veteran defensive tackle Dockett joins 49ers on 2-year deal
    Veteran defensive tackle Dockett joins 49ers on 2-year deal 16 hours ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Defensive tackle Darnell Dockett notes on his Twitter page header that he will be "2016 comeback player of the year." More »

  • Marussia pass crash tests and set for Melbourne 22 hours ago

    LONDON (Reuters) - The Manor Marussia Formula One team were given the green light to compete at next week's Australian season-opener after passing mandatory crash tests on Thursday. "Our big news of today is that we have now passed the FIA crash tests. Well done team! That's it - we're all set for Melbourne," Manor said on their Twitter feed. The team, who came out of administration only last Friday after missing the last three races of 2014, will race with Ferrari engines in the March 15 season-opener. Britain's Will Stevens has been announced as one of their two drivers. ... More »

  • Soccer-Petrov to return to Villa in coaching role Thu, Mar 5, 2015

    Former Bulgaria international Stiliyan Petrov is returning to Premier League club Aston Villa as part of the coaching set-up, two years after retiring following treatment for leukaemia. Villa, who he played for more than 200 times after arriving from Scottish club Celtic, said on their Twitter feed that Petrov would return to help new coach Tim Sherwood. Petrov, who earned more than 100 caps for Bulgaria, was diagnosed with acute leukaemia in 2012. Villa fans supported him during his treatment by breaking into applause after 19 minutes of every game -- signifying the midfielder's shirt number. More »

  • Snow Patrol: Ed Sheeran 'blazed a trail on Twitter'
    Snow Patrol: Ed Sheeran 'blazed a trail on Twitter' Thu, Mar 5, 2015

    Jonny Quinn has revealed how his band were taught to use Twitter to their advantage by the Brit-winning musician. More »

  • Isis v Twitter: Jack Dorsey threats show social media is both strength and weakness …
    Isis v Twitter: Jack Dorsey threats show social media is both strength and weakness … Thu, Mar 5, 2015

    Recent threats to Twitter's top executives made by a pro-Islamic State (Isis) media group are the latest instances of a long-lingering threat: jihadism on social media. In a 1 March message, al-Nusra al-Maqdisiya, a well-known pro-IS media group, threatened Twitter founder Jack Dorsey for the platform's suspension of numerous accounts of jihadist fighters and supporters. The message, posted to JustPasteIt.it, was a collection of previously published tweets and was, ironically, distributed on Twitter. More »

  • Vulcan Salute: Astronauts Honor Leonard Nimoy from Space (Photos)
    Vulcan Salute: Astronauts Honor Leonard Nimoy from Space (Photos) Thu, Mar 5, 2015

    Two astronauts in space said goodbye to a science fiction legend on Earth by beaming back striking photos from the International Space Station. European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti honored "Star Trek" actor Leonard Nimoy — who died Friday (Feb. 6) due to end-stage lung disease — by posting a photo of herself wearing a Starfleet insignia, holding up the Vulcan salute and looking toward Earth on Twitter Saturday (Feb. 28). "'Of all the souls I have encountered.. his was the most human,'" Cristoforetti wrote on Twitter, quoting a line referencing Spock from the original "Star Trek" series. Cristoforetti's fellow space station crewmember, NASA astronaut Terry Virts, also posted a photo tribute to Nimoy. More »

  • SimCity Studio Is Shut Down By EA Games Thu, Mar 5, 2015

    The games studio behind the successful SimCity series has been shut down. Parent company EA games has confirmed that Maxis Emeryville - the main Maxis studio - is being closed with staff being asked to reapply for other jobs at EA. Maxis staff member Guillaume Pierre wrote on Twitter: "Well it was a fun 12 years, but it's time to turn off the lights and put the key under the door. More »

  • Soccer-Ronaldo dismisses talk of U.S. comeback Thu, Mar 5, 2015

    By Andrew Downie SAO PAULO, March 4 (Reuters) - Less than two months after saying he might slim down and attempt a comeback with a U.S. team he had bought a stake in, former Brazil striker Ronaldo dismissed the idea on Wednesday and blamed social media for inventing news. "There's a story going round that I am making a comeback, there's even a hashtag #RonaldoVoltou," Ronaldo said on Twitter, citing the Portuguese words for RonaldoReturns. "I know nothing about it." "This story about #RonaldoVoltou is just nonsense from the Twitter crowd," he added. The comments contradict his claim on Jan. 14 that he might play for North American second division club Fort Lauderdale Strikers. More »

  • Spotify's Top 10 most streamed tracks Wed, Mar 4, 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, Feb. 23 to Sunday, March 2 via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify. More »

  • Spotify's Top 10 most viral tracks Wed, Mar 4, 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 Feb. 23, to Sunday, March 2, via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify. More »

  • One Direction's Liam Payne slams critics for saying he drinks too much
    One Direction's Liam Payne slams critics for saying he drinks too much Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    The singer has responded to an article on Twitter saying the story is ‘out of order’. More »

  • Sotherton's stolen gold medal found in post box
    Sotherton's stolen gold medal found in post box Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    Former British heptathlete Kelly Sotherton was reunited with her Commonwealth Games gold medal on Wednesday when it turned up in a post box after being stolen from her house. The theft of her medal from the 2006 Games in Melbourne where she beat 2012 Olympic champion Jessica Ennis was featured on the BBC programme Crimewatch on Monday. "My medal was found in a postbox this morning....what a great result," Sotherton, who retired shortly before the London 2012 Olympics because of injury, said on Twitter. West Midlands Police said the gold medal was found by a postman while emptying a red pillar box in Sutton Coldfield, close to where Sotherton lives. More »

  • Athletics-Sotherton's stolen gold medal found in post box Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    Former British heptathlete Kelly Sotherton was reunited with her Commonwealth Games gold medal on Wednesday when it turned up in a post box after being stolen from her house. The theft of her medal from the 2006 Games in Melbourne where she beat 2012 Olympic champion Jessica Ennis was featured on the BBC programme Crimewatch on Monday. "My medal was found in a postbox this morning....what a great result," Sotherton, who retired shortly before the London 2012 Olympics because of injury, said on Twitter. West Midlands Police said the gold medal was found by a postman while emptying a red pillar box in Sutton Coldfield, close to where Sotherton lives. More »

  • What to watch on TV tonight… Wednesday
    What to watch on TV tonight… Wednesday Wed, Mar 4, 2015

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

  • Taylor Swift chats to four-year-old cancer sufferer and makes her wish come …
    Taylor Swift chats to four-year-old cancer sufferer and makes her wish come … Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    A dream came true for one young music fan after #ShakeItOffJalene trended on Twitter. More »

  • Yanks say they fired part-time worker in Schilling flap Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The New York Yankees say they have fired a part-time ticker seller accused by Curt Schilling of making offensive comments on Twitter about the daughter of the former Boston pitcher. More »

  • Singer Carrie Underwood Welcomes Baby Boy
    Singer Carrie Underwood Welcomes Baby Boy Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    American country music star Carrie Underwood has given birth to a baby boy. The multi-platinum singer took to Twitter on Tuesday to share a photo of her son, Isaiah Michael Fisher. The baby is the first child for Underwood and her professional hockey star husband, Mike Fisher, who plays for the Nashville Predators. More »

  • In ongoing war with Islamic State, Twitter suspends 2,000 accounts Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    Twitter has launched its own war against the Islamic State (IS). A brutal organization that has succeeded in conquering large swaths of territory in Iraq and Syria, IS is also well known for its savvy use of social media to spread threats and propaganda. Over the past several days, Twitter has suspended about 2,000 IS-affiliated accounts. "Twitter has been doing a whole lot over the past week. More »

  • Lady Gaga dishes up love advice for Taylor Swift
    Lady Gaga dishes up love advice for Taylor Swift Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    The music stars have been bonding on Twitter, with the Poker Face singer offering romance tips. More »

  • What to watch on TV tonight: Tuesday
    What to watch on TV tonight: Tuesday Tue, Mar 3, 2015

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

  • Curt Schilling fires back after offensive Twitter posts Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling is firing back at cyberbullies who posted offensive comments about his daughter on Twitter. Schilling congratulated his daughter on Twitter last week after ... More »

  • SpaceX Rocket Launches 2 Communications Satellites Into Orbit (Video)
    SpaceX Rocket Launches 2 Communications Satellites Into Orbit (Video) Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    The private spaceflight company SpaceX launched a pair of communications satellites to space Sunday (March 1), and you can see amazing videos and photos of the liftoff. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida at 10:50 p.m. EST (0350 March 2 GMT) carrying the ABS 3A and EUTELSAT 115 West B satellites to orbit. Now firing their ion thrusters to reach geo station [geostationary orbit] over Europe & Asia," SpaceX founder Elon Musk wrote on Twitter just after liftoff. The two satellites are the "first all-electric propulsion satellites, they carry no liquid propellant – rather, they reach orbit entirely via a lighter and more efficient electric propulsion system," SpaceX representatives wrote in a news release. More »

  • Fighting ISIS for Saddam's Hometown
    Fighting ISIS for Saddam's Hometown Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    On Monday, Iraqi security forces aided by Shiite militias started an offensive to take back the city of Tikrit, which has been under Islamic State control since last summer. Strategically, the battle for Tikrit is a crucial military challenge for an Iraqi army trying to wrest back control of the northern and western parts of the country that it lost to ISIS in the past year. As my colleague Steve Clemons noted on Twitter, the Tikrit operation is, for one thing, "an important training run on the larger eventual challenge of Mosul," the second-largest city in Iraq, which is also under Islamic State control. Tikrit is not only the hometown of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, it is also dominated by Iraqi Sunnis who are wary of Baghdad's Shiite-led government and Iran's growing influence in the country. More »

  • Why is ISIS threatening Twitter employees with 'lions'?
    Why is ISIS threatening Twitter employees with 'lions'? Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    The Islamic State is not happy with Twitter. On Sunday, supporters of the extremist militant group called for the death of company employees in response to Twitter’s blocking of social media accounts associated with the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, Buzzfeed reported. “We told you from the beginning it’s not your war, but you didn’t get it and kept closing our accounts on Twitter, but we always come back,” the post continued. Social media has been a vital tool for ISIS propaganda and recruitment since at least June, when the militants’ campaign of terror began in Iraq and Syria. More »

  • Twitter, law enforcement investigate alleged Islamic State threats
    Twitter, law enforcement investigate alleged Islamic State threats Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    Twitter Inc and law enforcement authorities are investigating alleged threats made by Islamic State militants against the social media network's co-founder and other employees, the company said in reaction to media reports. "Our security team is investigating the veracity of these threats with relevant law enforcement officials," a representative for Twitter said in a statement on Monday. More »

  • Shatner Back In LA After Nimoy Funeral No-Show
    Shatner Back In LA After Nimoy Funeral No-Show Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    William Shatner has been photographed arriving back at Los Angeles airport just hours after his Star Trek co-star Leonard Nimoy's funeral which he was unable to attend. On Sunday the New York Daily News dubbed the actor, who played Captain Kirk in the cult sci-fi series, as "Captain Jerk" for his no-show. Shatner said on Saturday he could not make the service because he already had plans to appear at a Red Cross ball in Florida. Shatner shared the image of the Daily News' front page on Twitter and invited people to "discuss it". More »

  • Netflix eyes entering tricky China market on its own
    Netflix eyes entering tricky China market on its own Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    U.S. video service provider Netflix Inc is likely to enter the Chinese market without a local partner, which could make it harder to do business in the world's biggest internet market widely known for censorship and strict regulation. The firm, known for its U.S. political thriller "House of Cards", also plans to look at exporting content produced in China to the rest of the world, Netflix's Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos told reporters at a talk in Shanghai on Monday. Global firms are eyeing a slice of China's fast-growing entertainment market, but have often faced a rocky reception. Google Inc, YouTube, Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc have all been blocked in the country. More »

  • Rebekah Brooks to return to News Corp to run social media news agency - FT
    Rebekah Brooks to return to News Corp to run social media news agency - FT Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    (Reuters) - Former editor of the now-defunct tabloid News of the World, Rebekah Brooks is all set to make a comeback to her alma mater News Corp. , to run its social media news agency Storyful, the Financial Times reported. Founded in 2008, Storyful verifies and manages the rights holders of news and videos on social media platforms such as Twitter in real time. A close aide of media mogul Rupert Murdoch, Brooks was acquitted last year by a London court of being part of an illegal conspiracy at the News of the World tabloid to hack into phones and make illegal payments. More »

  • What to watch on TV tonight: Sunday
    What to watch on TV tonight: Sunday Sun, Mar 1, 2015

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

  • Fluffed lines haunt EastEnder Jo
    Fluffed lines haunt EastEnder Jo Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    EastEnders star Jo Joyner has admitted she has not been able to watch back the live episode in which she fluffed her lines - despite legions of her loyal fans posting clips of the scene to her Twitter account. More »

  • William Shatner explains why he can't attend Leonard Nimoy's funera …
    William Shatner explains why he can't attend Leonard Nimoy's funera … Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    The former Star Trek co-star proposes a Twitter memorial. More »

  • William Shatner cannot attend friend Leonard Nimoy's funeral
    William Shatner cannot attend friend Leonard Nimoy's funeral Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    William Shatner cannot attend the funeral of his friend and "Star Trek" co-star Leonard Nimoy because of a prior commitment for a charity ball, the actor said on Twitter on Saturday. Shatner and Nimoy portrayed the two best-known characters on the original "Star Trek" television series launched in 1966 and in a series of films, with Shatner playing the adventurous Captain Kirk and Nimoy as the logic-bound, half-alien Mr. Spock. Shatner said in a post on Twitter that he was in Florida, having previously agreed to appear at a Red Cross ball. Shatner, in other posts on Twitter, asked people to go online on Sunday to celebrate and remember Nimoy. More »

  • What to watch on TV tonight: Saturday
    What to watch on TV tonight: Saturday Sat, Feb 28, 2015

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

  • White House condemns killing of Russia's Nemtsov Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama has condemned the "brutal murder" of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, the White House National Security Council said on Friday on Twitter. The White House called on the Russian government to conduct a "prompt, impartial and transparent investigation" and to "ensure those responsible are brought to justice." (Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Editing by Doina Chiacu) More »

  • Sci-fi legends pay tribute to Leonard Nimoy
    Sci-fi legends pay tribute to Leonard Nimoy Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    Leonard Nimoy is currently dominating six of the top trend slots on Twitter. His fans, friends and co-stars should be proud. More »