Twitter Talking To Both Google & Microsoft

The real-time search wars are getting bigger each day — Twitter is reportedly in separate negotiations with both Google and Microsoft to supply their social network’s huge amount of real-time tweet data to the two big search engines. Sources state that the deals would include a license of Twitter’s complete tweet feed and using it […]

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New York City Police Record & Track Cell Phone Users

The New York City Police Department is building a database of cell phone numbers and their owners. NYPD officers have been advised to record the serial numbers on suspects’ cell phones in an effort to track them against past or future criminal activity. The cell phone database could be a powerful tool for police investigations […]

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The Best Real-Time Search Engines

Along with the rise in social networks like Twitter and Facebook has come a constant stream of fresh information from these new social media sites. As a result, real time search engines have arrived on the search scene to index and organize the latest news buzz from these online social circuits. We review some of […]

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Real-Time Search Engines Challenge Google Dominance

The rise of social networks like Facebook and Twitter, with their constant streams of fresh user updates have given rise to a new type of web search engine that is challenging Google’s dominance in the area of internet search – the real-time search engine. According to a recent Wired.com article, the internet is changing rapidly […]

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Facebook Mines User Data To Measure U.S. Moods

Facebook has mined user data from their social network and produced a graphical representation of the collective happiness of Facebook’s millions of U.S. users. Facebook analyzed information from their database of user updates and scanned for words indicating a particular mood of happy or sad and correlated the updates to the day they were posted. […]

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