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Nielsen to start rating TV's big waves on smallest screens

The company, whose ratings are the benchmark for what shows are most worthy of valuable marketing dollars, next week will outline its plans to start counting views on tablets and smartphones in 2014.

By Sep. 19, 2013


Behold a new Nielsen rating: Tweet count

Nielsen and Twitter have signed a multiyear contract to create a new ranking for TV shows -- one based on social-media activity.

By Dec. 17, 2012


Critics pile on HP as Moody's cuts rating

Hewlett-Packard faces a torrent of criticism after Moody's cuts its long-term credit rating to three levels above junk.

By Nov. 28, 2012


Foursquare launches rating system, competes with Yelp

Looking more and more like a location search engine, the check-in social network disses star-rating and instead rolls out a 10-point scoring system for local businesses.

By Nov. 5, 2012


Twitter gives Vine an NC-17 rating after porn controversy

Before installation, the new Twitter video-sharing app now asks users to attest that they are at least 17 years old.

By Feb. 5, 2013


Tumblr avoids porn label and adds mature rating to iOS app

After Apple pulled the 500px photo app from iTunes over a porn controversy, it seems Tumblr is doing what it can to avoid the same fate by adding a 17+ age warning to its iPhone and iPad app.

By Jan. 30, 2013


Apple's Greenpeace cloud rating no longer a 'fail'

In an updated report on energy use among cloud data centers, Apple is no longer failing in two key areas, and has improved in others, Greenpeace says.

By Jul. 12, 2012


S&P slashes Nokia's credit rating to junk

Pinning the blame on Nokia's slumping sales, S&P has downgraded the company's credit rating to the junk category.

By Apr. 27, 2012


Apple, Google kneecap 'universal' content rating for apps

Mobile-app makers have a new way to rate their apps through a program created by the CTIA and ESRB, but not everyone is on board with it--including two of the biggest mobile-application platforms.

By Nov. 29, 2011


'Most Efficient' Energy Star rating introduced

Electrolux, Kenmore, and LG, are among the first recipients for the new rating, which will be given to the top 5 percent of products in a handful of product categories.

By Jul. 20, 2011