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Twitter Buys Company That Mines Chatter About TV

February 6, 2013
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Twitter confirmed on Tuesday that it was acquiring Bluefin Labs, a company that analyzes online chatter about TV shows and companies and sells its findings. Twitter is paying nearly $100 million for Bluefin, according to a person with direct knowledge of the sale, making it the Web site's biggest acquisition to date. The person insisted on anonymity because the terms of the deal were not disclosed publicly....

 

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An employee of HMV who hijacked the company's Twitter account following the "mass firing" of 60 employees has revealed her identity. Poppy Rose Cleere, who was HMV's social media planner, revealed that she felt senior members of staff at HMV "never seemed to grasp" how important social media was in building links between themselves and customers. 
 
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February 5, 2013 From Mashable
Shortly after a hacker attack compromised the accounts of some 250,000 users, Twitter is looking into enhancing its users’ security by adding two-level authentication, The Guardian reports. The news comes from a Twitter job posting. The company is looking for a software engineer that would "design and develop user-facing security features such as multifactor authentication and fraudulent login detection." The job posting itself doesn't mean that Twitter will launch the feature soon (or ever), but given the number of high-profile hacker attacks on Twitter users, it would probably be a wise move.
 

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