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Facebook woos journalists with 'FB Newswire'

Facebook launched Thursday FB Newswire, billed as an online trove of real-time information for journalists and newsrooms to mine while reporting on events or crafting stories. In partnership with News Corp-owned Storyful, FB Newswire aggregates newsworthy content shared publicly at the social network, including original pictures, videos, and comments posted by "people on the front lines of major events" such as protests, elections and sports matches.

U.S. judge dismisses case against Twitter alleging pre-IPO fraud

By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - Twitter Inc has won the dismissal of an unusual lawsuit accusing the social media company of fraudulently arranging a private stock sale it never intended to complete, with a goal of stoking interest in its November 2013 initial public offering.

Twitter blocks two accounts on its Turkish network

Twitter blocked two accounts on Sunday that had been used to spread corruption allegations against Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, his government and his inner circle. The move came after high-level meetings between the government and executives from the company last week, and after the Turkish government provoked a storm in March by trying to ban the network entirely.

Sina Weibo shares jump more than 25% after IPO

Shares of Sina Weibo, China's answer to Twitter, jumped more than 25 percent in initial trade Thursday, after a disappointing initial public offering on the US Nasdaq exchange. The offering on Wednesday was undersubscribed as Weibo's parent, the Chinese Internet giant Sina Corp, ran into a market jittery over both tech and Chinese company shares.

Twitter broadens advertising reach through app-install ads

By Gerry Shih SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Twitter Inc took a significant step Thursday towards broaden its advertising business by offering mobile ads urging people to install apps on its social network as well as through MoPub, the mobile-advertising network it acquired last year. As the mobile app economy grows, app developers have been willing to pay increasing amounts to advertise on major sites like Facebook to boost their app downloads.

Turkey still hopes Twitter will open local office

Turkey's government said on Thursday it still hopes Twitter will open an office in the country, a day after the social networking site ruled out any such move. In a statement following several days of talks with Twitter executives, Communication Minister Lutfi Elvan said Turkey had suggested that the company open a "liaison office" to improve coordination with the government. "Twitter officials said they cannot make any immediate decision and would decide after evaluations at its headquarters," Elvan said in a written statement.

Turkey still hopes Twitter will open office

Turkey's government said on Thursday it still hopes Twitter will open an office in the country a day after the social networking site ruled out such plans. In a statement following several days of talks with Twitter executives, Communication Minister Lutfi Elvan said Turkey had suggested that the company open a "liaison office" to improve coordination with the government. "Twitter officials said they cannot make any immediate decision", he said, adding that the company would decide after "evaluations at its headquarters".

Turkey still hopes Twitter will have an office

Turkey's government said on Thursday it still hopes Twitter will open an office in the country a day after the social networking site ruled out such plans. In a statement following several days of talks with Twitter executives, Communication Minister Lutfi Elvan said Turkey had suggested that the company open a "liaison office" to improve coordination with the government. "Twitter officials said they cannot make any immediate decision", he said, adding that the company would decide after "evaluations at its headquarters".

Twitter rules out Turkey office amid tax row

Social networking company Twitter on Wednesday rejected demands from the Turkish government to open an office there, following accusations of tax evasion and a two-week ban on the service. Speaking after two days of closed-door talks with Turkish officials, Colin Crowell, Twitter's head of global public policy, told AFP: "We did not agree on opening an office in Turkey." "Making greater investments here to grow our business has a relationship to whether or not we can count on the continuity of our service," he said.

US Airways investigating pornographic tweet sent to complaining customer

By Curtis Skinner (Reuters) - US Airways said it was investigating a pornographic tweet on Tuesday sent on its Twitter account in response to a customer complaint about a flight delay, which went viral on social media. US Airways issued an apology on Monday immediately after deleting the tweeted photograph of a naked woman lying on a bed with a toy airplane between her legs, said Davien Anderson, spokesman for US Airways.
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