Here Come The Tweets: Gnip Offers Access to Full Twitter Archive (For a Price)
Twitter is largely credited with the rise of the “interest graph,” the name for the network of various and sundry things we as humans like to do, and the ways in which those interests connect us to one another. Each tweet brings more insight as to what we’re thinking and what we care about in real time, with hundreds of millions of those signals flowing through Twitter’s pipes each day.
Apple’s iOS 6 due for release at 1 p.m. Eastern, 10 a.m. Pacific
iOS 6, the newest version of Apple’s (AAPL) iPhone/iPad software platform, is scheduled to arrive today, Wednesday Sept. 19. The timetable below was created by Absinthe Jailbreak’s Gamel Sabry and posted here. Check it to see when software update will be released near you.
John Legere Named as Chief Executive Officer of T-Mobile USA
Deutsche Telekom (OTCQX: DTEGY), one of Europe’s leading telecommunications and information technology service companies and the parent company of T-Mobile USA, today announced that John Legere, a 32-year veteran of the U.S. and global telecommunications and technology industries, has been named Chief Executive Officer of its T-Mobile business unit, effective September 22. He succeeds Jim Alling, who has served as interim CEO since June and will return to his position as T-Mobile’s Chief Operating Officer.
Former TechCrunch Editor Erick Schonfeld To Run DEMO
The technology conference wars just got a bit more dramatic. Former TechCrunch editor Erick Schonfeld is taking over the management of DEMO from VentureBeat editor in chief Matt Marshall, who is returning to the tech blog exclusively after a three-year run helming the conference.
No-Name Company Sues Internet, Misunderstands GitHub
A virtually unknown company called PersonalWeb Technologies has launched a series of patent infringement suits against some of the internet’s most important companies, including Facebook, Apple, Yahoo, Microsoft, and IBM.
The lawsuits assert a grab-bag of patents covering everything from search to internet services to storage. For example, PersonalWeb says that Apple’s iTunes and iCloud services violate six data-processing, and access-control patents it holds.
ZTE, Mozilla aim to roll out mobile operating system in coming months
China’s ZTE Corp, the world’s fourth largest mobile phone handset vendor, is cooperating with Mozilla, maker of web browser Firefox, to introduce a new mobile operating system later this year or early next year, a ZTE spokesman said on Wednesday.
Intel sets Windows 8 tablet event with HP, Samsung, others
Intel is going to kick off the season of the Windows 8 tablet by hosting an event next week attended by virtually all of the major PC players.
The September 27 event will highlight products using Intel’s “Clover Trail” Z2760 (PDF) power-efficient system-on-a-chip (SoC) processor.
OpenStack gets real
The OpenStack Foundation is official as of Wednesday with a new 24-person board, $10 million in funding, 5,600 members, and a mandate to promote flexible open-source cloud infrastructure. Question: Will the foundation echo the success of Eclipse or the failure of OpenOffice?
Google reveals Spanner, the database tech that can span the planet
With the aid of atomic clocks, GPS receivers and some of the most esteemed figures in computer science, Google has crafted a planet-spanning distributed database.
In simple terms, Google has managed to design an information store that spans its fleet of datacentres around the world and lets applications read (and, to a lesser extent write) data without being crushed by huge latencies. Software using the system can replicate data across countries and continents, while having extremely fast read times.
Facebook Beta Launches New Mobile Ad Network Using Your Data To Target You With Banner Ads In Other Apps
Facebook today begins testing its own mobile ad network. Advertisers can pay to target you with ads for app stores or websites based on your Facebook data that appears while you’re on other apps and mobile sites. Facebook tells me that, similar to its first off-site ad placements on Zynga.com, the goal is to show Facebook users more relevant ads wherever they go, even outside the social network’s own properties.