Mind-reading headsets will change your brain

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Innovation is our new column that highlights the latest emerging technological ideas and where they may lead.

This week, engineer Adam Wilson made global headlines by updating Twitter using his brainwaves. “USING EEG TO SEND TWEET” he explained. Continue reading

Twitter with your brain

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Click for video: University of Wisconsin researcher Adam Wilson composes
a Twitter message using a system that reads his brain waves. Click on the
image to watch a video explaining how the message was sent.

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Twitter’s big day? Here comes Oprah

 

Updated 11:33 a.m. PDT with new @Oprah follower statistics.

The official answer is in regarding Twitter Chief Executive Evan Williams’ teasing tweet Thursday about Friday being a “very big day”: @Oprah. Continue reading

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Google Eyes Twitter

                

Google is rumored to be in talks with microblogging phenomenon Twitter on acquiring the latter. Michael Arrington of TechCrunch reported that news sources mentioned about Google’s interest in acquiring Twitter. Furthermore, it was rumored that Google was in “last-stage talks” to buy Twitter. Continue reading

Twitter: Building Businesses Tweet by Tweet

Entrepreneurs are finding the fast-rising microblogging site to be a useful tool for reaching out to customers

Here’s what happened when Chris Savage, the chief executive of Wistia.com, searched for the phrase “private video sharing” on Twitter, a social networking site. One post he found read, “A teacher requested a private ‘video sharing’ Web site so that specialists can observe student behavior—can anyone refer one?” Continue reading

A Look Inside Twitter’s New ‘Discovery Engine’

Twitter’s trying to step up its game with a newly introduced Discovery Engine — a souped-up search feature coming soon to your Twitter home page. The futuristic-sounding service packs some extra punch into Twitter’s existing search functionality and could give the site’s Web interface a much needed jolt of energy. Continue reading