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Most CEOs are a very anti-social media lot

A majority of CEOs do their companies a disservice by having no social media presence, two new studies reveal.

How a developer lost his $50k Twitter username

A story has been making the rounds on how developer Naoki Hiroshima had his GoDaddy account hijacked by a hacker who subsequently used it to blackmail him to give up his coveted @N Twitter account.

Infographic: What happens after a data breach occurs?

Major data breaches are happening all the time. Just last week, more than two million passwords from Facebook, Gmail, Twitter and other accounts were stolen by hackers who installed keylogging malware on millions of computers. We all read about the breaches, but what happens after the breaches?

Apple gets big data analytics, buys Topsy Labs for $200M

According  to a report  in The Wall Street Journal, Apple acquired Topsy Labs for $200M. The acquisition represents a serious jump into big data analytics in social media for Apple.

News Bytes: Android flexes mobile ad muscle; Microsoft 'confused' about mobility; more

Check out the hottest news in mobile IT for Friday, 10/25.

How Twitter relies on open source to scale its infrastructure

Computerworld  has a report on Twitter's history of leveraging various open source tools to dramatically scale up its service. Ultimately, this entailed ditching its Band-Aid approach of solving bottlenecks in the monolithic Ruby on Rails that it started from, to investing in a new core infrastructure based on the JVM--Java Virtual Machine.

Twitter's big data business side could pump its valuation after IPO

Twitter earned $47.5 million from its quiet side--its data business--according to  an article  in  The Wall Street Journal. That's peanuts, relatively speaking, but it's the entire circus that comes with it that's causing investors to entertain the idea of throwing big dollars in the tent. 

Twitter files for $1B IPO, mobile users fueling 65% of ad revenues

Less than a month after revealing its plans to go public, Twitter has made its S-1 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission public, revealing the microblogging platform aims to raise $1 billion on close to 473 million shares of common stock.

Twitter launches emergency alerts system across iPhone, Android apps

Twitter unveiled Alerts, a new emergency notification system rolling out across its flagship mobile applications for Apple's iOS and Google's Android.

Twitter extends push recommendations to iPhone, Android apps

Twitter is expanding its new personalized recommendations feature to its mobile social networking applications for Apple's iOS and Google's Android.