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Twitter exec: Mentions of 'Boston' rose 200X following explosions

NEW YORK--Mentions of the word "Boston" rose 200 times the normal rate following the explosions at the Boston Marathon on Monday, according to Michael Sippey, vice president of consumer products at Twitter.

Barnes & Noble's Nook preloads Pinterest, overhauled Facebook app

Barnes & Noble is bolstering its Nook tablets and e-readers by preloading popular social networking applications Pinterest and Twitter as well as a revamped version of Facebook.

Twitter confirms We Are Hunted buy, music app set to launch this weekend

Twitter is reportedly poised to roll out a standalone music application leveraging technologies acquired with music discovery service We Are Hunted.

IDC: Facebook, Twitter usurp mobile display ad lead from Google, Millennial Media

Mobile publishers like Facebook, Twitter, Pandora and The Weather Channel are rapidly gaining control of the U.S. mobile display advertising market, ending years of dominance by ad networks like Google, Millennial Media and Apple, research firm IDC reports.

Twitter overhauls Android app for more native experience

Twitter is rolling out a revamped version of its Android application, promising users a more native experience crafted in line with the design principles Google introduced with the release of its Android 4.0 OS update.

Apple adds age rating tags to App Store descriptions

Apple has introduced age-rating notification boxes below each iOS application's developer credits, a move that could assuage consumers and watchdog groups calling for greater transparency around the App Store shopping experience.

BlackBerry adds MLB.com At Bat 13, upgrades Facebook, Twitter apps

Just in time for the beginning of the 2013 Major League Baseball regular season, BlackBerry is rolling out the popular MLB.com At Bat application to its new BlackBerry 10 smartphones. Separately, BlackBerry is also updating its Facebook and Twitter social networking apps.

eMarketer: Twitter mobile ad revenues to eclipse $300M in 2013

Twitter is on pace to generate global advertising revenues of $582.8 million in 2013, with mobile ads yielding 53 percent of that total, or $308.9 million, research firm eMarketer forecasts.

Spotlight: Concurrent gets $4M to simplify app development on Apache Hadoop

Concurrent, a big data application platform company, has scooped up $4 million in Series A funding to grow its core team and further develop its platform for simplifying big data application development on Apache Hadoop.

Security problem with Java unlikely to be resolved soon

Fed up with the seemingly endless stream of security flaws discovered in Java? Despite efforts by Oracle to respond faster when resolving vulnerabilities that crop up on the Java platform, don't expect the problem to let up any time soon, according to security researchers and security vendors.