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Shatner takes his millionth Twitter follower to dinner

Troy Pound sounds like someone who might have made a brief appearance in "Star Trek." However, he and his wife were treated to dinner by Kirk himself for being the 1 millionth follower.

By Apr. 19, 2012


Microsoft, the follower

Software giant claims to be a technology innovator, but history suggests a different narrative. So let's take a closer look at the record.

By Feb. 13, 2009


Newt Gingrich accused of Twitter follower fraud

Gawker and an anonymous ex-staffer of Newt Gingrich are accusing the presidential candidate of buying more than a million (fake) followers on Twitter.

By Aug. 2, 2011


How to track Twitter follower stats in real time with Android

If you want to keep track of your Twitter follower statistics, we'll show you a simple Android app that'll help.

By Feb. 8, 2012


Twitter follower emails, now in HTML!

Twitter has changed from a plain text format to full HTML for follower notification emails.

By May. 6, 2009


Palm's Foleo a follower, not a leader

Anything that takes a three-year step back in performance, such as Palm's ill-fated Foleo device, can't be considered a blueprint for the future of the subnotebook, which was around long before Palm announced its mobile companion.

By Feb. 21, 2008


Europe the leader, not the follower in open source

Open source companies and governments in Europe should remain true to the spirit of open source, which is distinctively European.

By Nov. 23, 2007


Facebook follower gets 'unfaced'

Coder of a site that employs technology designed to identify frequent viewers of users' Facebook profiles and calculate compatibility with them gets a cease-and-desist letter.

By Oct. 2, 2006


OED recognizes the Twitter meaning of 'tweet'

The British dictionary broke its rules in adding the more modern definition because the term is "catching on."

By Jun. 14, 2013


Curious case of lawsuit over value of Twitter followers is settled

PhoneDog sued ex-employee Noah Kravitz, alleging he took 17,000 of its followers -- which it valued at $2.50 each -- with him when he left. Now, the two sides have settled their dispute.

By Dec. 3, 2012