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Twitter a driver for television ratings, study finds

That's the word from Nielsen, which found that the more Twitter activity there is surrounding a show, the higher its ratings. At the same time, the Nielsen study showed that popular shows spawn tweets.

By Aug. 6, 2013

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Twitter hires former Google exec to tune in on entertainment

Jennifer Prince, who joins Twitter Monday, will focus on getting TV and movie marketers to advertise on the social network.

By Aug. 19, 2013

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Facebook courts ad dollars with social data on TV shows

Facebook will share data with the four major US television networks in hopes of attracting more advertising dollars, reports The Wall Street Journal.

By Sep. 30, 2013

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Talk on Twitter corresponds to higher TV ratings

A new Nielsen study shows a correlation between people tweeting about a certain TV show and an increase in that show's ratings.

By Mar. 20, 2013

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Pharmacy sends customer brilliant e-mail from Zombie future

A customer of Canada's Shoppers Drug Mart wonders why he is getting someone else's mail from the pharmacy. He asks whether it might have been intended for someone from the future. He receives a reply that stops him dead.

By Jun. 5, 2013

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Violent video games and aggression: A cumulative effect?

An Ohio State University study suggests that the negative effects of playing violent video games can accumulate over time.

By Dec. 10, 2012

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RIAA condemns research that shines positive light on pirates

Research that suggests torrent users spend more money on music than the average consumer has been branded by the RIAA as "misleading."

By Nov. 14, 2012

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Saving the Net from the surveillance state: Glenn Greenwald speaks up (Q&A)

The man to whom Edward Snowden entrusted his NSA documents isn't content just to save the Bill of Rights and reinvent journalism. He also wants to stop the Internet from becoming history's most dangerous spy tool.

By Dec. 6, 2013

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Sex ads on Denver Craigslist spike with Democrats' arrival

Correlation or causation? You decide: as Democrats gathered in Denver, sex-wanted ads increased roughly 70 percent to 80 percent on Craigslist.

By Aug. 28, 2008

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Video games given full First Amendment protection

The Supreme Court today voided a 2005 California law that banned the sale of "violent video games" to minors. A 7-2 majority of the Court found the law violated the First Amendment, affirming that free speech applies to digital content and new media as much as to traditional literature.

By Jun. 27, 2011