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Twitter Stock Drops to New Low as User Growth Disappoints Wall Street


Here we go again.


Twitter Tops 250 Million Users, But Stock Tanks 10%

Mashable! by Seth Fiegerman

Twitter beat earnings and revenue estimates for the first quarter, but users numbers came in at the low end of Wall Street estimates


Blogs as an Alternative Public Sphere: The Role of Blogs, Mainstream Media, and TV in Russia?s Media Ecology
Bruce Etling, Hal Roberts, Robert Faris | April 2014
Applying a combination of quantitative and qualitative methods, we investigate whether Russian blogs represent an alternative public sphere distinct from web-based Russian government information sources and the mainstream media. Based on data collected over a one-year period (December 2010 through December 2011) from thousands of Russian political blogs and other media sources, we compare the cosine similarity of the text from blogs, mainstream media, major TV channels, and official government websites.
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Vladimir Putin speaks to the press at a conference in Minsk, April 29, 2014, Kremlin photo service, public domain.Vladimir Putin speaks to the press at a conference in Minsk, April 29, 2014, Kremlin photo service, public domain
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced today at its F8 developer conference that users can now use its platform to login to third-party apps anonymously and also toggle granular individual permissions
Zuckerberg explains his developer philosophy, his belief that all apps should be social, and his vision of Facebook as the leader in knowledge ? which as he described it, sounded a lot like search
Pinterest co-founder Evan Sharp is cool, calm and collected. He talks in a softened tone and all of his responses are carefully considered. Pinterest is exactly the same. Since the company launched its visual bookmarking service in 2010, it?s blossomed as an effortless way to capture, organize and share content online. But as the platform has matured, Pinterest has never strayed too far from its original vision. While some startups have tried to shoehorn the latest trends ? private messaging being one of the most prominent ? Pinterest has stuck to its guns, only iterating on its core features.

This is PayPal?s new logo

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PayPal today introduced a slight logo redesign for its online and mobile payments service
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