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Twitter to buy TweetDeck for $50m: reports

Reports are coming through that Twitter is in advanced talks to buy third-party Twitter client TweetDeck for $US50million, according to the Wall St Journal, citing sources close to the matter. TweetDeck is one of the most popular third-party client apps that hooks into the popular tell-us-all-in-140-characters micro-blogging site. Twitter and TweetDeck already enjoy a close […]

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Opera Mini reaches 100 million users? Sweeet!

Web browser Opera Mini has clocked up its 100 millionth user, the Norwegian-based developer Opera Software announced today. The response from CEO Lars Boilesen? “Sweeeet!”. In a press statement, the company clarified the statement after it announced in February that the 100 million user had been logged for its two mobile browsers. “They sure did; […]

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Firefox 4 hits 10million downloads in two days

The previous-generation Firefox web browser may have been showing its age but its popularity is undeniable as the final release of Firefox 4 has just passed 10million downloads in little more than two days. Firefox developer Mozilla Foundation is keeping a less-than-subtle live download count, which ticked over 10million less than a couple of hours […]

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[UPDATED] Firefox 4 Final Release available now, a day early

The long and winding road that has been the path to Firefox 4.0 looks to have finally reached its destination with developer Mozilla Foundation readying its web of worldwide mirrors ahead of tomorrow’s launch. However, it’s already available for download here. This link is to the main Mozilla server, which takes you to a local […]

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Entire Twitter archive = one day of YouTube video uploads

In some ways, it’s hard to believe that Twitter has only just turned five but in that short time, it has become one of the primary sources of spreading global news, both good and bad. In a recent blog, Twitter’s Michael Abbott outlined the company’s latest system upgrade, adding extra capacity and speed to the […]

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