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  • Tech tools tell the story of earthquake in Haiti

    The worst earthquake to hit the Caribbean in 200 years struck Haiti on Tuesday. The 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck near the Haitian Capital of Port-au-Prince, where it devastated the tiny nation, causing an unknown number of deaths and widespread destruction. But despite being the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere, Haiti's Internet connected devices were key tools in telling the rest of the world about the emerging crisis.

    Written by Ian Paul14 Jan. 10 03:31
  • Twitter's own account caused blackout, says DNS provider

    Hackers redirected Twitter.com's traffic to a rogue Web site for more than an hour early today by accessing its DNS records using an account assigned to Twitter, the company that manages Twitter's DNS (Domain Name System) servers said today.

    Written by Gregg Keizer19 Dec. 09 08:15
  • Tech mergers and acquisitions to grow in 2010

    After a glacially slow start to 2009 in the mergers and acquisitions market, tech companies started buying again in the second half of the year and analysts expect the resurgence in takeover activity to continue in 2010.

    Written by Jon Brodkin14 Dec. 09 19:36
  • Yahoo extends Twitter integration in search engine

    Yahoo will begin inserting Twitter posts directly into its general Web search results page on Thursday, expanding on an initial integration of Twitter into its search engine.

    Written by Juan Carlos Perez11 Dec. 09 07:51
  • Top quotes of the year

    As the year draws to a close, we thought about the memorable quotes related to IT and offer, in no particular order, 15 that stuck with us.

    Written by Nancy Weil09 Dec. 09 04:12
  • Tibco's 'Tibbr' aims to be enterprise Twitter

    Middleware vendor Tibco said Monday it is preparing to release Tibbr, a messaging system with strong echoes of the popular Twitter microblogging service.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus08 Dec. 09 04:47
  • Twitter previews new mobile site

    Twitter has built a mobile site from scratch for its social networking and microblogging service, acknowledging that the current one, while reliable, has an unimpressive user interface and a modest feature set.

    Written by Juan Carlos Perez05 Dec. 09 03:41
  • 'Twitter' is the Word of the Year

    The dramatic leap in the use of social networks this year has extended to the language that surrounds them.

    Written by Sharon Gaudin01 Dec. 09 05:30
  • Twitter turns on geolocation functionality

    Twitter is now allowing its externally built applications to provide geolocation features to end-users, after announcing its intention to do so in August.

    Written by Juan Carlos Perez22 Nov. 09 08:52