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  • iPope: Pontiff tweets from an iPad
    Tablets

    iPope: Pontiff tweets from an iPad

    By 29 June 2011

    Just as Eve did in the Garden of Eden, Pope Pope Benedict XVI has succumbed to the irresistible allure of an Apple. But not one from a wicked-serpent, but one from Cupertino as the Sovereign Pontiff used an iPad to log on to Twitter and send his first...

  • Royal Mail deliveries slump by over 20 per cent during the web age
    Online

    Royal Mail deliveries slump by over 20 per cent during the web age

    By 14 June 2011

    Royal Mail has released its financial results for 2010-11, and one thing is clear - it has taken a hell of a kicking due to the rise in communication technologies. In the last five years, the time period in which web 2.0, smartphones and tablets have...

  • Number of new UK and US Facebook users falling
    Online

    Number of new UK and US Facebook users falling

    By 13 June 2011

    Facebook looks to have finally hit its user plateau in the UK and US, with growth figures slowing for the social network. For the second time in two months, the website has seen active user figures drop. The US in particular was worst hit, losing six...

  • Samsung hoping to help Alice Pyne meet Take That and tick one more off her bucket list
    Online

    Samsung hoping to help Alice Pyne meet Take That and tick one more off her bucket list

    By 9 June 2011

    Fifteen-year-old Alice Pyne has become a Twitter phenomenon after wishing to trend on the social networking site as part of her "bucket list". Her hash tag #alicebucketlist is currently number four in Worldwide trends. In addition, her wish to meet...

  • Twitter to become picture perfect
    Online

    Twitter to become picture perfect

    By 1 June 2011

    Twitter has confirmed that it will be launching its own picture service to take on companies like Twitpic and yfrog. In a move that is likely to scare third-party Twitter developers even more - remember Twitter bought TweetDeck last week - the company...

  • Twitter Follow me button takes on Facebook Like
    Online

    Twitter Follow me button takes on Facebook Like

    By 31 May 2011

    Facebook’s had it for years, but now Twitter is finally getting into the followers game by allowing people to add a Follow button to their website.  Like the Facebook Like buttons seen across the web already, Twitter users can now show their love for...

  • Pocket-lint Podcast #42
    Online

    Pocket-lint Podcast #42

    By 31 May 2011

    With Computex currently in full swing in Taiwan, the Pocket-lint team look at the impact that the Asus PadFone will have on an already packed tablet market. And discuss whether or not they'll ever use Google Wallet to pay for stuff, or are they already...

  • Twitter user defies courts with new list of superinjunctions
    Online

    Twitter user defies courts with new list of superinjunctions

    By 31 May 2011

    The Twitter superinjunction controversy continues, with a user, @Legal_AIDS (aka Sue Mae), now publishing a document listing no less than 13 people who have had their names kept from the media. The list appeared on Twitter yesterday and contains court...

  • Twitter and Google hand over data: We're all newspapers now
    Online

    Twitter and Google hand over data: We're all newspapers now

    By 30 May 2011

    The great data handover has begun it seems, with both Twitter and Google now set to release details of users to the authorities. This follows various internet-based media fiascos, suggesting no-one online can hide behind anonymity any longer. The rules...

  • Twitter CEO appointed to Barack Obama advisory panel
    Online

    Twitter CEO appointed to Barack Obama advisory panel

    By 27 May 2011

    While Twitter has been closely examined by the UK government of late, for its part in the recent football star super injunction scandal, the US President is hoping to draw upon the knowledge and Internet know-how of its CEO as part of a new advisory panel....

  • Twitter: We'll hand over super-injuction tweeters' details if asked
    Online

    Twitter: We'll hand over super-injuction tweeters' details if asked

    By 25 May 2011

    Did you crack a funny joke at a certain footballer's expense on Twitter, linking him with the super-injunction case before his cover was blown by an attention-hungry MP? Well, bad news kids - because Twitter's new European boss Tony Wang has stated that...

  • Twitter UK office could provoke future legal action
    Online

    Twitter UK office could provoke future legal action

    By 24 May 2011

    Lawyers believe that Twitter's plans to open up an office in London could force the social networking giant to comply with UK law in future. At present, the legal action taken against the company by the footballer at the centre of the super injunction...

  • Twitter snaps up TweetDeck for $40 million
    Online

    Twitter snaps up TweetDeck for $40 million

    By 24 May 2011

    Twitter has reportedly done a deal to nab popular third party client TweetDeck, in an acquisition said to be worth between $40 and $50 million. The price includes both cash and stock, and analysts are saying that the move is defensive on Twitter's part....

  • Twitter super injunction scandal sees UK traffic go through the roof
    Online

    Twitter super injunction scandal sees UK traffic go through the roof

    By 23 May 2011

    It may be a while before the aftermath of the Twitter super injunction scandal is truly known, but for now the shenanigans have been very good for the social networking site's UK traffic. Hitwise, the "leader in online competitive intelligence", reports...

  • Inside India launches UK's first 'Vogging' service known as Bachchan Bol
    Online

    Inside India launches UK's first 'Vogging' service known as Bachchan Bol

    By 18 May 2011

    Inside India has launched the UK's first 'Vogging' service, with the help of one of Indian Cinema's biggest stars - Amitabh Bachchan. Bachchan Bol is a vocal blogging service that already has more than 2.6 million subscribers in India - a figure that...

  • VIDEO: Twitter's vision of the future
    Online

    VIDEO: Twitter's vision of the future

    By 16 May 2011

    Smart car maker Mercedes-Benz asked tweeters to come up with their visions of the future and this is what it looked like. No, not a Smart fortwo electric car covered in black doodles - that would be a fairly boring (and strange) vision of the future....

  • Kleenex to use Twitter and Facebook to help hay fever sufferers
    Online

    Kleenex to use Twitter and Facebook to help hay fever sufferers

    By 16 May 2011

    Kleenex is to utilise social media sites in order to give hay fever sufferers advice. The tissue brand will be creating an online support group on Facebook, and will offer a daily resource with advice from specialists including Jean Emberlin, director...

  • Twitter for Mac updated, introduces TweetDeck style windows
    Online

    Twitter for Mac updated, introduces TweetDeck style windows

    By 12 May 2011

    Twitter has just rolled out a new update for its official Mac app, bringing with it some new changes and some new features. The biggest new feature to grace the update is the ability to run multiple windows of various searches at the same time, something...

  • TV's Colin Murray talks tech, tablets and Twitter
    Online

    TV's Colin Murray talks tech, tablets and Twitter

    By 11 May 2011

    Radio DJ, TV presenter, sports journalist and celebrity Liverpool fan Colin Murray has recently joined forces with BT in order to extol the benefits of superfast broadband and, specifically, the company's BT Infinity service. But rather than appear in...

  • Best iPad 2 apps
    Tablets

    Best iPad 2 apps

    By 6 May 2011

    So you've got an iPad 2, and now you need to fill it with lovely iPad apps. But with 65,000 apps available just for the iPad what are the best ones to get and are there any that take advantage of the new features of the iPad 2.  We've scoured the massive...

  • Osama Bin Laden is dead: Here's how Twitter broke the news live
    Online

    Osama Bin Laden is dead: Here's how Twitter broke the news live

    By 2 May 2011

    Twitter is increasingly becoming the place where historic events and the news agenda are set. In the past we've had the Hudson River plane crash story being broken on the micro-blogging platform, the uprising in Egypt fuelled by tweeting and communication...

  • No tweets from Westminster Abbey as Palace installs phone blocking tech
    Phones

    No tweets from Westminster Abbey as Palace installs phone blocking tech

    By 27 April 2011

    If you’re expecting your favourite celeb to be tweeting what’s happening at the royal wedding on Friday from the pews at Westminster Abbey think again: the Palace has said no. Event organisers have arranged for signal-blocking technology to be installed...

  • Almost half of British kids have social networking profiles
    Online

    Almost half of British kids have social networking profiles

    By 19 April 2011

    An Ofcom report published today has revealed that 74 per cent of British households now have Internet access (a rise of three per cent since 2009), and that 54 per cent of children aged 8-15 with a connection at home have a social networking profile....

  • Twitter bug forces site to take on old look
    Online

    Twitter bug forces site to take on old look

    By 6 April 2011

    Twitter experienced massive issues on Tuesday night with the site either inaccessible or showing the old version of the site to users keen on checking their timelines. The social networking service started experiencing issues around 7pm GMT and at 12...

  • Twitter search gets better :)
    Online

    Twitter search gets better :)

    By 5 April 2011

    Twitter has introduced a number of new searching features that it says will make it easier to find new people to follow, whilst also helping when sourcing information. “We’ve made it easier to find and follow Twitter accounts based on your interests,”...