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About Twitter

Twitter is a micro-blogging website

Dick Costolo is the CEO of Twitter.

On August 6, 2009, Twitter and possibly other social networking websites such as Facebook, LiveJournal, Blogger and YouTube are reportedly suffering from a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack. Twitter had service outages for sometime.

Celebrity Twitters

Ashton Kutcher, Demi Moore, Lily Allen and Katy Perry are some of the stars who regularly use Twitter. Miley Cyrus used to be on Twitter but in October 09, she revealed that she closed her account because she does not want her personal life to be other peoples entertainment.

Dame Elizabeth Taylor loves Twitter.

In March 2010, Lady Gaga posted a topless photograph of herself on her Twitter page.

Important events that are tweeted


On 17 May 2012, Twitter announced that they are planning a "Do Not Track" option that will let users opt out of being tracked through the service.

In September 2012, Twitter's CEO Dick Costolo announced that users will be able to download their entire archive of tweets by the end of 2012. He was speaking at a keynote conversation at the Online News Association conference in San Francisco.

Account Suspensions

On 19 December 2012, Twitter briefly suspended the account of international hactivist collective 'Anonymous'. The suspension was confirmed by a backup of the suspended account @YANBackUp. The account was reinstated after a support ticket was filed.

Twitter in News

Dollar General Donates $25,000 and Collects Donations to Support American Red Cross
GOODLETTSVILLE, TN--(Marketwired - December 31, 2015) - Dollar General (NYSE: DG) today donated $25,000 to the American Red Cross to provide aid to individuals and communities impacted by recent floods and tornadoes

Barona Resort & Casino Welcomes the New Year With $245,000 in Rapid Fire Hot Seat Drawings Every Sunday in January
Keep on ringing in 2016 as the New Year's celebrations continue at Barona Resort & Casino every Sunday in January during the exciting Rapid Fire promotion. Every 15 minutes on Sundays in January, Barona will give away $1,000 in cash to randomly selected players between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. for a grand total of $245,000 in cash prizes.

Gilla Closes Debenture; Strengthens Balance Sheet
Gilla Inc. ("Gilla" or the "Company") (OTCQB: GLLA), a designer, marketer and manufacturer of E-liquids for vaporizers and related accessories, is pleased to announce that the Company has closed a non-brokered private offering of unsecured subordinated convertible debentures (the "Debentures") and has restructured certain short term senior secured debt.

Bombardier Delivers its First Q400 Cargo-Combi Aircraft to Okinawa-based Ryukyu Air Commuter
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft and Ryukyu Air Commuter Co., Ltd (RAC) of Okinawa, Japan announced today the delivery and acceptance of the very first Q400 cargo-combi aircraft. Manufactured at Bombardier's facility in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the aircraft is one of five ordered by RAC

Mortgage Rates Top Four Percent
Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing fixed mortgage rates moving higher with the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage breaking above four percent for the first time in five months.

China Express Airlines Orders 10 More Bombardier CRJ900 Jetliners
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today that China Express Airlines (China Express) has placed a firm order for 10 CRJ900 regional jets, raising its total orders for this model of aircraft to 38. With this transaction, China Express has exercised eight previously acquired options for CRJ900 aircraft. To date, 20 of the CRJ900 aircraft ordered by China Express have been delivered.

Parmenter Sells 160 Clairemont in Atlanta, Georgia
MIAMI, FL--(Marketwired - December 30, 2015) - Parmenter is pleased to announce the sale of 160 Clairemont in Atlanta, Georgia. Parmenter purchased the 121,954 square foot, Class A office building in September 2011 as part of its Parmenter Realty Fund IV portfolio. The six-story building is located in Downtown Decatur.

Finjan Awarded 25th US Patent for Malicious Mobile Code Protection and Announces Change in Proofpoint Trial Date
Finjan Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: FNJN), a cybersecurity company, today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted its subsidiary, Finjan Inc., with U.S. Patent No. 9,219,755 (the '755 Patent) covering malicious mobile code runtime monitoring system and methods. The Company also announced that its trial against Proofpoint, Inc., Case No

Top 10 Gulf County, Florida Adventures
PORT ST. JOE, FL--(Marketwired - December 30, 2015) - 2015 was the year of the GCFL Adventure!

U.S. Housing Market Posts Strong Improvement
Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today released its Multi-Indicator Market Index® (MiMi®), showing the U.S. housing market continuing to improve with two additional states-New York and Kansas-entering their outer range of stable housing activity, as well as three more metro areas: New York, New York; Minneapolis, Minnesota and Palm Bay, Florida.

TriNet Recognized for Excellence in the Workplace With a Best and Brightest in Wellness Award
TriNet (NYSE: TNET), a leading cloud-based provider of HR services announced today it has been named one of the Best and Brightest in Wellness® by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR). TriNet received this honor for its quality and excellence in employee and worksite health.

Hangover Joe's (HJOE) Hangover Recovery Shot to Celebrate New Year's 2016! Hangover Relief, It's Just a Shot Away!
Hangover Joe's (OTC PINK: HJOE), the manufacturer of the nation's leading anti-hangover drink, plans to help ring in 2016 with new dealers nationwide. We will be around the country as we have launched many new dealers over the last few months

Chanticleer Holdings Announces Letter to Shareholders
CHARLOTTE, NC--(Marketwired - December 30, 2015) -

Attivo Networks Named a Finalist for the 2015-2016 Cloud Computing Awards Program
Attivo Networks®, an innovator in deception technology for cyber security defense, was selected as a finalist for the 2015-2016 Cloud Computing Awards Program in the "Security Innovation of the Year" category.

City of Highwood Selects Lakeshore Recycling Systems for Commercial, Residential Waste Collection
HIGHWOOD, IL--(Marketwired - December 29, 2015) - The City of Highwood today announced it will be the first municipality in Illinois to require curbside organics collection for both commercial and residential services Suggests Canadians Go Alternative in 2016
Cuba, Orlando, London, Vancouver, Los Angeles -- all popular destinations for Canadians. In fact these cities, followed by Phoenix, Jamaica, Calgary, Edmonton and Cancun, make up 10 of the most-searched destinations on this year. To encourage Canadians to add travelling to somewhere new to their list of New Year's resolutions, the travel experts at Cheapflights Wants Americans to Discover Somewhere New Next Year
While many of us are creatures of habit, each New Year brings a chance to shake things up. The travel experts at, the online leader in finding and publishing travel deals, suggest making 2016 the year to go beyond the tried and true and try somewhere new

Parks Associates Examines Consumer Concerns Regarding Data Privacy and Device Security at CONNECTIONS(TM) Summit at CES 2016
Parks Associates research shows nearly 50% U.S. broadband households with a smart programmable thermostat are concerned about privacy and security compared to 23% of non-owners, and 30% of smart TV owners have privacy and security concerns compared to 20% of non-owners

New HR Solution Gives Not-for-Profits Access to Products and Services Designed for Their Unique HR Needs
TriNet (NYSE: TNET), a leading cloud-based provider of HR services, today announced the launch of its bundled, vertical HR solution: TriNet Not-for-Profit. The solution is tailored to solve the specific HR needs of small and midsize organizations in the flourishing not-for-profit sector.

Wienerschnitzel Rings in the New Year With 99-Cent Chili Cheese Fries
Wienerschnitzel, the world's largest hot dog chain, is kicking off 2016 with 99-cent Chili Cheese Fries all day on Friday, January 1. There's no coupon necessary to partake in this delicious one-day deal! Sells URL and Online Gambling Business to Unibet Group plc, Ltd. (OTCQB: BNGOF) ("the Company"), owner of Trophy Bingo, an innovative, non-gambling, social bingo product, and the online gambling community, today announced it has sold its URL and its online gambling community to Unibet Group plc ("Unibet") for total consideration of $8,000,000 effective December 31, 2014

Entrepreneur Marcus Lemonis Partners With Betty Lou's Inc., an Oregon-Based Specialty Food Manufacturer, Co-Packer, and Private Labeler
Marcus Lemonis, Chicago-based entrepreneur and host of CNBC's The Profit, announces a partnership with health snack manufacturer, Betty Lou's Inc., based in McMinnville, Oregon

Mortgage Rates End Year Near 2014 Lows
Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing that while average fixed mortgage rates move slightly higher this week, the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage ends the year below four percent.

Easton Pharmaceuticals Announces Signed Agreement With Medicated Markets International LLC, A Major California-Based Medical Marijuana Grower
Easton Pharmaceuticals Inc. (OTC PINK: EAPH) announces it has signed an agreement with Medicated Markets International LLC., a major California medical marijuana grower.

American Green's President Reviews Accomplishments of 2014
American Green, Inc. (OTC PINK: ERBB) is pleased to announce that 2014 was a year of growth and accomplishment for ERBB -- all designed to keep our company in the lead for 2015 and beyond:

Teen Pop Idol Dyllan Murray Performs as Special Guest With Cobra Starship at the 7th Annual Subway Hot New Year's Eve Party
Teen pop sensation Dyllan Murray will perform as a special guest for Cobra Starship tomorrow night, Wednesday, December 31, at the 7th Annual Subway Hot New Year's Eve Party in Grand Rapids, MI, hosted by Subway and 105.3 HOT-FM! This year's event takes place at Calder Plaza and Dyllan is primed, pumped and ready to rock the crowd for an unforgettable night of music and fun!

Mantra's CEO Issues Year-End Letter to Shareholders
Larry Kristof, Founder and CEO of Mantra Venture Group Ltd. (OTCQB: MVTG), has issued the following year-end letter to the shareholders: Goes Alternative in 2015
Surprise, surprise, surprise -- Las Vegas, New York, Miami and L.A. are some of the most popular travel destinations for Americans according to searches on, the online leader in finding and publishing travel deals. As the New Year is about to kick off, maybe it's time to start thinking of new travel destinations

Content Discovery Technologies Will Lead the Change in How We Interact With the Internet
A new generation of companies is dramatically changing the Internet by harnessing discovery to give users a highly personalized web experience.

ARDA Honors Diamond Resorts With The ACE Philanthropic Award
Diamond Resorts International® (NYSE: DRII), a global leader in the hospitality and vacation ownership industries, has been honored with this year's American Resort Development Association's (ARDA) ACE Philanthropic Award. The award comes in recognition of Diamond's first annual Brian Gay Golf Invitational, which raised more than $410,000 for the Florida Hospital for Children last year

SBH South Beach Hotel: Miami's Gem by Think Hotel Group
The Collins Park neighborhood of Miami's South Beach in Florida has been experiencing a renaissance, thanks to the Think Hotel Group (THG), a real estate development company that has been renovating and reopening a number of classic historical properties in the area

Softonic Features Driver Support as Best-in-Class Driver Solution, a worldwide leading software download portal for Windows, Mac and mobile operating systems, dedicated its December feature to driver scanner providers and named Driver Support the best-in-class driver solution for Windows environments

NV5 Names Alexander A. Hockman as President and Chief Operating Officer
NV5 Holdings, Inc. (the "Company" or "NV5") (NASDAQ: NVEE), a provider of professional and technical engineering and consulting solutions, today announced the appointment of Alexander A. Hockman, PE, as President and Chief Operating Officer of NV5, effective January 1, 2015. In his new role, Mr. Hockman will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of NV5's five core industry verticals.

New Year Brings New Rules, Penalties Under Affordable Care Act
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November App Download Volumes Smash Previous Records, Finds Fiksu
App download volumes soared to new heights in November, according to the new indexes published today by Fiksu, Inc. (, developer of award-winning mobile marketing technologies. The Fiksu App Store Competitive Index, which tracks the average aggregate daily download volume of the top 200 free iOS apps, surged to 8

Cobra Continues Push Into China With Expanded Product Offering
Cobra Electronics Corporation, the leading designer and marketer of award-winning automotive, mobile and consumer electronics, today announced it is expanding its product lineup in China with the addition of high-performance SPXc Series radar detection systems

Cobra Electronics Kicks Off Another Year of Innovation at the 2015 International CES
Cobra Electronics Corporation; the leading designer and marketer of award-winning automotive, mobile, outdoor and consumer electronics, will demonstrate its entire family of consumer electronics products and accessories at the 2015 International CES in Las Vegas, taking place January 6-9 at the Las Vegas Convention Center

Cobra Electronics Announces General Availability of Drive HD CDR 825E Dash Cam at 2015 International CES
Cobra Electronics Corporation a leading designer and marketer of award-winning automotive, mobile and consumer electronics, today announced the general availability of its newest Drive HD™ Dash Cam by Cobra, the Cobra CDR 825E, at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES)

Intensifying Demand for Municipal Water Supply Drives Indian Water Treatment Systems Market, finds Frost & Sullivan
As India eases into an exciting stage in its economic development, associated opportunities are unfolding in the country’s water and wastewater sector. After power generation, water supply and sanitation is the next high-growth industry, as the need for municipal water expands steadily

Hangover Joe's "The Hangover" Recovery Shot Rings in 2014
Hangover Joe's (OTCQB: HJOE), the manufacturer of the nation's leading anti-hangover drink, plans to help ring in 2014 with "a shot." We will be in New Orleans this year for what is one of the biggest New Year's Eve parties in the USA! With the historic French Quarter as a drop back and the mighty Mississippi River our sampling team will be on hand passing out recovery shots

Culinary Trio Stirs Things Up Among Bloomington, MN Restaurants
Travel is imbued with many advantages. Among them, new experiences and exotic locales. Not usually among them, airport dining. But stepping in to fill the gastronomic gap is the distinctive Bistro 79 at the Minneapolis Airport Marriott

Barona Resort & Casino to Pay Out Thousands to VIP Players at January's Rapid Fire Giveaway
The new year is coming in hot at Barona Resort & Casino's VIP Rapid Fire giveaway. From 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. on January 3, Diamond and Platinum Club Barona members will have the chance to win $1,000 in cash. The countdown to this exclusive event starts at 9:45 a.m. with a total of $49,000 to be given away!

Bioheart, Inc. to Present at Vail Symposium's Winter Program on Cell Therapy
Bioheart, Inc. (OTCQB: BHRT), a biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of autologous cell therapies, announced that it will present at the Vail Symposium Winter Program on stem cells on January 10, 2014.

Dr. Alberico Sessa Praised by Patients on ABC News' Facebook
In an interview with the British newspaper The Sun former Take That singer Robbie Williams confessed, "I am going to have everything done. I am going to have a facelift, the chin can go, liposuction." According to Williams these plans are a result of feeling like "midlife crisis is creeping up" on him, now that he is approaching his 40th birthday

MusclePharm Names PondelWilkinson as Investor Relations Counsel
MusclePharm Corporation (OTCQB: MSLP), a leading international, award-winning sports nutrition company, today announced that it has retained PondelWilkinson Inc. as investor relations counsel.

eDiets Expands Technology Platform With Launch of New Diet Plans, a brand of As Seen On TV, Inc. (OTCQB: ASTV) and the leading digital destination for nutritional products and information, today announced the expansion of its online dieting platform Launches Estrodetox
Can the use of marijuana cause man b**bs? According to an article Dr. Anthony Youn, a plastic surgeon from Detroit, wrote for CNN earlier this month, it can. The reason behind it is the drug's effect on hormone levels, causing an imbalance between testosterone and estrogen

MCPc to Partner With Gartner Research, Gartner Representative to Present at MCPc Event
CLEVELAND, OH--(Marketwired - December 30, 2013) - MCPc, a leading technology consultancy and integrator, today announced a new partnership with Gartner, Inc., the leading provider of research and analysis on the global information technology industry

Signature Announces Grand Prize Winning Agents for "Everyone's a Winner" Campaign
TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - December 30, 2013) - Signature Vacations is pleased that the "Everyone's a Winner" fall campaign was such a success. During the last two weeks of the exciting promotion Signature matched grand prizes won by consumers for the booking agents.

When Choosing a Plastic Surgeon, Patients Value Experience and Personal Recommendation

Acellular Dermal Matrix Techniques Successful in Breast Reconstruction Revision Surgery
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, ILL--(Marketwired - December 30, 2013) - Breast cancer patients undergoing mastectomy increasingly expect excellent cosmetic results after breast reconstruction

Pizza Patron Overhauls Brand Focus, Embraces Mexican Roots
Pizza Patrón executives intend to roll out multiple new strategies designed to bring the brand closer to its core Mexican-born customers in 2014. The company plans to execute an array of updated branding programs that include new product development, unique promotions, traditional advertising, digital, social media and public relations.

Washington Marriott Wardman Park Listed on Cvent's Top 100 Meeting Hotels in United States
Washington Marriott Wardman Park, situated at 2660 Woodley Road at Connecticut Avenue, NW, announced today that it has been listed on Cvent's second annual list of the top 100 meeting hotels in the United States. Along with this accolade, the D.C. hotel near Embassy Row unveiled a multi-million enhancement to its 95,000 square feet of exhibit space.

Ifrah Law Wins a Major Victory in Retaliatory Discharge Case
In a precedent-setting Christmas Eve ruling, Ifrah Law PLLC won a major victory in a retaliatory discharge case filed against its clients, Torres Advanced Enterprise Solutions LLC (TAES) and Scott Torres, in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia

Dale Begg-Smith Wins Four World Cup Season Victories
Two-time Winter Olympics medalist Dale Begg-Smith returned to World Cup moguls skiing for the first time in three years in the hopes of qualifying for the Olympic Games in Sochi 2014. The World Cup took place in Ruka, Finland, which was also the scene of his last World Cup competition in December 2010

Consumer & Authoritative Research Reveals Most Significant Trends Cruise Travelers May Expect in 2014
As we move into 2014, cruising has never been more popular -- or more competitive.

How Well Do the Fortune 500 Build Relationships on Twitter
Insightpool, the leader in social engagement optimization released key findings today of the best usage of social touchpoints in Q4 by Fortune 500 companies

UST Global Wins GOAL 2013 for the Third Successive Year
UST Global, an information technology solutions and services company for Global 1000 enterprises, announced that it has been crowned the football champions of Technopark for the third successive year by winning GOAL 2013, the sixth edition of Technopark’s annual football tournament organized by UST Global

Cooper Tire Terminates Merger Agreement with Apollo Tyres
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company (NYSE:CTB) today announced it has terminated the merger agreement with Apollo Tyres (NSE:ApolloTYRE). Opens the Doors to a "Virtual Puerto Rico"
A new online/offline community opened its virtual doors this morning with an invitation to all Puerto Ricans to help remap "The Greater Puerto Rico."

IWS 2013: Coca-Cola and Water Footprint Reduction
The Coca-Cola Company will discuss global and regional methods of water footprint reduction during the International Water Summit (IWS) taking place in Abu Dhabi from 15-17 January 2013

2013 Could Be "The Year of The Point of Care Test": Kalorama
A number of developments bode well for tests that are performed in the healthcare settings, according to Kalorama information. The healthcare market research publisher said that the nearly $17 billion point of care test (POCT) market will see faster revenue growth in 2013 than tests sent to central labs for processing

PropThink: Tivozanib and AVEO: Valuation Suggests Upside Ahead of FDA Decision
It seems that shares of AVEO Oncology (NASDAQ:AVEO) may have finally found their bottom. The oncology drug-developer bounced off of support at $6 (a triple bottom) early this week before beginning a brief uptrend, in-part fueled by insider buying last week

PropThink: RPTP To Rise On Proven Strategy & Upcoming FDA Decision
By Ivan Deryugin

ProStar Trucking Chooses TAB Bank for a $1 Million Credit Facility
ProStar Trucking, LLC of Salt Lake City, UT has chosen TAB Bank for a $1 million credit facility. The new facility is based on accounts receivable and has been extended through a multi-year agreement.

Mantra Venture Group Achieves Significant Milestones in 2012 and Looks to 2013 for Further Growth
Mantra Venture Group (OTCQB: MVTG)(BERLIN: 5MV) looks back on a tremendously successful and productive 2012 while heralding in a number of innovative prospects for 2013.

Play It Safe in 2013 With Auto Accident App
Platinum Peak's Auto Accident App has proven itself to be a reliable, honest chronicler of car wrecks. The cutting edge developers of this application have come up with a series of updates for both iPhone and Android that make the system perform at an even higher level.

LiveWire Ergogenics Secures Broker Representation for LiveWire Energy(TM) Products in Arizona, New Mexico and Southern California
LiveWire Ergogenics, Inc. (OTCBB: LVVV) (OTCQB: LVVV) has secured broker representation for LiveWire Energy™ chews with Co-Sales Company, the leading independent grocery broker in the Southwestern United States. Co-Sales will provide LiveWire with product representation in the Arizona, New Mexico and Southern California markets.

Jack and the Beanstalk Slot Tournament Every Friday at
Hugely popular real money games site will be running regular Jack and the Beanstalk slot tournaments every Friday for the first few months of 2013. Jack and the Beanstalk slot game has proven extremely successful. As a result, the NetEnt game has garnered a substantial fan base since its release on the site in 2012.

JCB Releases New Japan Guide Apps for Mainland China and Taiwan Cardmembers
JCB, the only global payment brand based in Japan, announced the release of its free JCB Japan Guide smartphone application (in simplified Chinese) for JCB Cardmembers in mainland China on December 21. The traditional Chinese version for JCB Cardmembers in Taiwan is planned for release in March 2013

Hong Kong Three International Trade Fairs to Open 7 January
More than 2,500 exhibitors from around the world are expected to participate in three international trade fairs opening 7 January and continuing through 10 January at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC).The HKTDC Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair, Asia's largest, and the HKTDC Hong Kong Baby Products Fair are organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC)

Reed's to Begin Trading on NYSE MKT Monday, December 31, 2012
Reed's, Inc. (NASDAQ: REED), maker of the top-selling sodas in natural food stores nationwide, announced today that the Company expects to begin trading on the NYSE MKT on December 31, 2012. The Company's common stock will continue to trade under the ticker symbol "REED."

Bloomfire Named a Brandon Hall Gold Award Winner for Best Advance in Social Learning Technology
Bloomfire, the company that is revolutionizing knowledge sharing in business, today announced that the company has been awarded the Gold Award for Best Advance in Social Learning Technology from Brandon Hall

PropThink: ViroPharma's Strengthening Financial Profile & Pipeline Indicate Long-Term Upside
Shares of ViroPharma (NASDAQ:VPHM) have been pressured in 2012 (falling over 17% as of December 26), as generic competition for one of its drugs has eaten into sales and profits. And while generic competition is never a welcome sign for pharmaceutical companies, ViroPharma is poised to overcome the issue, due to a strengthening balance sheet, and a promising pipeline

Tom Anderson Appointed to BlueTarp Financial's Board of Directors
BlueTarp Financial, the leading trade credit and marketing services provider for the building supply industry, today announced it has named Tom Anderson to its board of directors.

LiveWire Ergogenics Expands Retail Markets Throughout Northeastern United States With Garber Bros., Inc. and Progressive Food Products, Inc.
LiveWire Ergogenics, Inc. (OTCBB: LVVV) (OTCQB: LVVV) has expanded the retail markets for its LiveWire Energy™ chews in the northeastern United States with food wholesaler and distributer Garber Bros., Inc. and with food broker, Progressive Food Products, Inc., both of Stoughton, MA.

National Consumer Research Institute Predicts Top Five Health Trends for 2013
The growth of food waste consciousness, mini-meals, gluten-free products and mainstream veganism top the health trends expected to make headlines in 2013, according to a second annual forecast by a leading national research group studying health-related attitudes and behavior in America.

SFIMA Panel Shares the Secrets to Online PR Success
Out with the old, in with the new! Companies ready to shift to a more effective online PR strategy will want to attend the South Florida Interactive Marketing Association's first event of the new year, "Using Search and Social Media to Maximize Online PR

Xtera Launches XteraLink for Small and Medium Enterprises
Xtera Communications Inc. (Xtera), a leading global provider of Optical and WAN networking solutions, has announced the launch of the XteraLink 300. This new, commercially available product line brings advanced networking solutions to branch offices, home offices, medium size businesses, apartments, hotels, and other multi-tenant buildings

Katherine Jenkins and Gethin Jones call off engagement
Katherine Jenkins and Gethin Jones have confirmed their split on Twitter.

Beyonce rumoured to have given birth to baby girl Tiana May Carter
The Internet is rife with rumours that Beyonce has given birth to a baby girl.

Miley Cyrus does impromptu photoshoot at launderette
Miley Cyrus came together with her younger sister Brandi and friend Denika Bedrossian for a bizarre photoshoot at a launderette, which they later put up on twitter.

Twitter threatened with legal action for hosting terrorist Hezbollah accounts
An Israeli pressure group has threatened micro blogging site Twitter with legal action to force it to close accounts run by Hezbollah and other organisations classified as terrorists by the US.

Proteas skipper Smith denies 'quitting captaincy' rumours
South African skipper Graeme Smith has denied rumours that he was stepping down from the captaincy over his team suffering a 208-run defeat against Sri Lanka at Kingsmead.

Warne and Hurley reveal intimate details on Twitter
Seems like Shane Warne and his bride-to-be Elizabeth Hurley don't have a care in the world these days as they go passionate about each other.

Jill Martin flaunts curvaceous figure in Miami Beach
Sports presenter Jill Martin showed off her perfect bikini body as she hit Florida's South Beach.

Mortgage Rates Stay Steady and Low at the Close of 2011 Says Informa Research Services
According to Informa Research Services, a subsidiary of Informa plc (LSE: INF), the national average rate on traditional 30 year fixed rate mortgages remained unmoved at 4.19% this week; at this time last year, this same figure was 84 basis points higher

Tips for Fit Finances in 2012 From Informa Research Services
It's the end of the year and resolutions for 2012 abound

REMINDER: Cumberland Farms Once Again Celebrates the New Year With Free Coffee
For the fifth consecutive year, Cumberland Farms will offer free coffee starting at 5 pm on Saturday, December 31, 2011 until 5 am on Sunday, January 1, 2012. An annual community service tradition, Cumberland Farms encourages customers to stop by any one of Cumberland Farms' 585 locations, except those that offer Dunkin' Donuts, for a free cup of Farmhouse Blend coffee, iced or hot.

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