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John Daly’s recommendation on Twitter: don’t try this at home

John Daly didn’t play in the Masters last week, but he definitely hit one of the shots of the week. Daly posted a video on social media showing him placing a tee in a woman’s […]

04/16/2014

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Was ‘Cuban Twitter’ program political or not?

The Obama administration is looking into whether a “Cuban Twitter” program secretly backed by the U.S. government contained political messages, despite administration claims that the effort was intended only to increase the flow of information […]

04/10/2014

A Twitter app on an iPhone screen. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Twitter tweaks website to attract new users

NEW YORK (AP) — As Twitter looks to broaden its appeal beyond its 241 million users, the company is introducing a redesign of profile pages that includes bigger photos, more user controls and a distinct […]

04/09/2014

In this March 16, 2014 file photo, Michigan State forward Adreian Payne, right, hoists the net with Lacey Holsworth, who was battling cancer, after Michigan State defeated Michigan 69-55 in an NCAA college basketball game in the championship of the Big Ten Conference tournament in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

8-year-old girl befriended by hoops star dies (Video)

DETROIT (AP) — When Michigan State was fighting to stay afloat despite a succession of injuries to key players, Lacey Holsworth was there. When the team rebounded to win the Big Ten tournament, the 8-year-old […]

04/09/2014

A screenshot from the Twitter feed of Mighty Taco.

No tacos for you: NY restaurant chain ‘bans’ Putin

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Hey Putin, don’t even think about ordering a Super Mighty in Buffalo. Mighty Taco, a Buffalo-based chain of Mexican fast-foot restaurants, has banned Russian President Vladimir Putin from all of the […]

04/04/2014

Stephen Colbert

Colbert blows up show’s official Twitter account

NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Colbert is done with the “Colbert Report” Twitter account. He teamed with one of Twitter’s founders, Biz Stone, on Monday’s show to symbolically blow up his show’s Twitter account. The […]

04/01/2014

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Comedian George Lopez makes no apologies

NEW YORK (AP) — George Lopez’s new sitcom on FX is called “Saint George,” but that doesn’t mean he’s making any apologies. Earlier this year, Lopez vowed to be more direct and honest after receiving […]

03/28/2014

News sites on a smartphone. (Photo: Cyndee Maxwell)

Report finds digital sites bring momentum to news

NEW YORK (AP) — Growing digital outlets are bringing “a sense of momentum” to the news business even as long-term problems continue to plague the industry, a journalism think tank said on Wednesday. The Pew […]

03/26/2014

David Byttow, left, and Chrys Bader-Wechseler, are photographed Sunday, March 9, 2014 at the South By Southwest Interactive festival in Austin, Texas. Byttow and Bader-Wechseler co-founded Secret, a new app that lets people share anonymous posts with their friends and friends of friends. (AP Photo/Barbara Ortutay)

Whispers, secrets and lies? Anonymity apps rise

NEW YORK (AP) — At a time when Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are pushing people to put forward their most polished, put-together selves, a new class of mobile applications aims for a bit more honesty. […]

03/24/2014

A Twitter app on an iPhone screen. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Turkish attempt to ban Twitter backfires

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s attempt to block access to Twitter appeared to backfire on Friday with many tech-savvy users circumventing the ban and suspicions growing that the prime minister was using court orders to […]

03/21/2014

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Black Twitter growing into online force

WASHINGTON (AP) — The hashtag gave it away. When a Florida jury convicted Michael Dunn of attempted murder, but not actual murder, in the shooting death of black teenager Jordan Davis, the hashtag #dangerousblackkids popped […]

03/10/2014

This image released by Ellen DeGeneres shows actors front row from left, Jared Leto, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Ellen DeGeneres, Bradley Cooper, Peter Nyong’o Jr., and, second row, from left, Channing Tatum, Julia Roberts, Kevin Spacey, Brad Pitt, Lupita Nyong’o and Angelina Jolie as they pose for a "selfie" portrait on a cell phone during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday, March 2, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ellen DeGeneres)

Ellen’s Oscar celeb selfie a landmark media moment

NEW YORK (AP) — Ellen DeGeneres’ celeb-studded selfie from the most-watched Oscars telecast in a decade was a landmark social media moment at a time online conversation is boosting television viewership and vice versa. It’s […]

03/03/2014

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