Twitter now has more than half a billion accounts worldwide

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A milestone for Twitter today, according to the Paris-based analyst group Semiocast. The social network has now passed the half-billion account mark — specifically 517 million accounts as of July 1, 2012, with 141.8 million of those users in the U.S., still about half as many users as Facebook has but positioning it as the second-biggest social networking site starcraft 1.

And just as most of Twitter’s users are coming from outside the U.S., so are the tweets: the top three cities in terms of tweets, it says, are Jakarta, Tokyo and London 용사의우울 다운로드.

 

Source: TechCrunch – Analyst: Twitter Passed 500M Users In June 2012, 140M Of Them In US; Jakarta ‘Biggest Tweeting’ City

 

 

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Now that Foursquare has mapped every business – time to start adding features

I remember a few years back when all the location-based services, like Foursquare, didn’t have a complete set of locations to check-into. I would often find myself creating a new location or skipping the check-in altogether 다운로드.

Today, that seems like an issue of the past, as Foursquare recently said:

“We’ve hit a pretty amazing milestone – there are nearly 1,000,000 businesses claimed on foursquare.”

With a near complete set, the next step is to start adding features to each of those locations 다운로드. Check-out Foursquare’s latest update as they do just that:

Starting today, you’ll start seeing updates…from the places where you’re a loyal customer pdf 편집 프로그램. It’s an easy way to keep up with news from places you frequent, including things like new specials, pictures of the latest shipment of shoes, or a serendipitous food truck appearance db2 odbc 드라이버 다운로드. The best part is there’s no extra work for you to do: we already know you care about a place if you’ve checked in often or liked it, and will show you updates from it when you’re in the same city 다운로드.

Also, when you look for places or when you check in, you’ll see these updates on the page – kind of like the chalkboard where a restaurant writes its daily specials 영화 된장 다운로드. For example, when you’re on Northern Spy Food Co.’s page, you’ll see their recent update about their latest seasonal drink 다운로드.

To see what these look like in action, check out some of the businesses that have started sharing updates. Some are national chains, like H&MTogo’s SandwichesOutback Steakhouse, and Wolfgang Puck 다운로드. Some are universities on foursquare, like University of Wisconsin-MadisonUniversity of South FloridaDuke University, Texas A&M UniversityIndiana University-Bloomington, and Boston University. And some are local New York favorites, like Luke’s Lobster,  New York Public LibraryNYC Parks Department, and Northern Spy Food Company 원광 만세력 다운로드.

 

Source: Foursquare Blog – Introducing Local Updates from businesses – keeping up with the places you love has never been easier 다운로드!

 

 

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iTunes University – free online education – is booming with 100s of millions of downloads

This month both Stanford and Open University reached 50 million downloads of their iTunes U content, a major milestone for online education 다운로드.

Altogether, the service from Apple reached 700 million downloads in January 2012.

 

Stanford News:

In subjects ranging from human behavior to linguistics, Stanford lectures…have been downloaded a whopping 50 million times 다운로드.

The milestone, reached March 14, comes nearly seven years after Stanford became the first university to offer public access to campus lectures, concerts and courses through iTunes U 다운로드.

“It shows there is a huge appetite for high-quality educational content,” said Brent Izutsu, the senior program manager for Stanford on iTunes U 2audio download. “And that will only grow as more people look online to supplement their education.”

The most popular offerings are in engineering, where students can learn to build an iOS app or study quantum physics under one of the fathers of string theory, Leonard Susskind 너를 그린다.

 

The Open University:

Open University is the first in Europe to reach more than one million active subscriptions through the iTunes U app since it launched back on 19 January 다운로드. The University’s 52 courses add to the University’s extensive material on iTunes U which has now seen more than 50 million international downloads, with over 40,000 new downloads each day 다운로드.

Our most popular course on the iTunes U iPad app The New Entrepreneurs has over 100,000 active subscribers, with another six of our courses having over 50,000 subscribers each 라스트 홀리데이 영화 다운로드. Last week we released a new course Moons: An Introduction which incorporates the University’s first Multi-Touch iBook Moon Rocks: An Introduction to the Geology of the Moon, created using Apple’s iBooks Author 다운로드.

 

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1 World Trade Center – tallest building in NYC and most expensive in the world

One World Trade Center hit a milestone at the end of January when it passed the 90th floor and became the most expensive building in the world 다운로드.

Now, with construction passing the 93rd floor, it’ll soon hit another milestone: in the next few weeks, it will pass the Empire State Building to become the tallest building in NYC 아마존 비디오 다운로드.

Eventually, the 104-story tower will be taller than 1776 feet (including spire and antennae). “It’s a statement of fortitude and determination and the absolute best of mankind.” The tower’s three-level observation deck on the 100th, 101st and 102nd floor—around 1,269 feet up—is projected to be open to the public by early 2014 다운로드.

Gothamist also has a video that takes place around 1,200 feet up 애나벨 자막 다운로드.

 

Photos from @WTCProgress:

Great Night Shot of 1 WTC - taken tonight, Dec 12, 2011
For today, check out the morning fog from the 84th floor of T1 - overlooking Jersey and downtown NYC.
1WTC - 80th Floor Looking East. Hello Brooklyn!
Looking up the Western facade of 1 WTC, Feb 1, 2012

From zero to 100,000 miles in eight years

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I bought my 2004 Acura RSX as a new car back in November of 2003. In the eight years since I have driven 100,000 miles.

That’s 12,500 miles/year which is 31% below the national average of 18,000 miles/yr 다운로드.

It also includes four cross-country trips from Los Angeles to Washington DC (10,560 miles). Of which, the milestone was reached on the fourth trip on a night drive through Marshall, Illinois 위쳐1 다운로드.

I still love my car but sure hope to drive much less in the future!