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NYC police head: We won’t quit social media

NEW YORK (AP) — The head of the New York Police Department admits he was caught off guard by the harsh response to a harmless attempt at community outreach on Twitter. But Commissioner William Bratton says he has no plans ...

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Twitter surges in opening trade on NYSE

NEW YORK — If Twitter’s bankers and executives were hoping for a surge on the day of the stock’s public debut, they got it. The stock opened at $45.10 a share on its first day of trading, 73 percent above ...

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Twitter is powerful, but where are the profits?

NEW YORK — It can help overthrow dictators. But can it make money? Protesters famously used Twitter to organize during the Arab Spring three years ago. President Barack Obama announced his 2012 re-election victory using the short messaging service. Lady ...

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NY state senator calls for torture in Boston case

ALBANY — A New York state senator is advocating torture to extract information from terror suspects including the suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing. Republican Sen. Greg Ball of the Hudson Valley had taken heat for his Twitter posting Friday. ...

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ABA book gives lawyers a handle on Twitter

In the recent comedy “Parental Advisory,” Billy Crystal’s baseball announcer character is fired because he’s inept to social media compared to his contemporaries. “I’ll tweet!” he replies as he tries to save his career. “I’ll make whatever noise you want!” ...

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