Companies not in the big data game now need to realize that it's not just their direct competitors they need to worry about--but a shift in total market ownership.
The Syrian Electronic Army has been busy lately. The hacker group, which claims allegiance to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, compromised Microsoft's Twitter account, Xbox Support site and the Official Microsoft blog, as well as Facebook's Whois domain record data, reports Mashable.
Twitter has rolled out comprehensive analytics for Twitter Card users. Good move on Twitter's part in upping its game, albeit in a limited fashion.
A majority of CEOs do their companies a disservice by having no social media presence, two new studies reveal.
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.
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?
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.
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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 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.