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Alexia Tsotsis

(L-R) Umair Haque and Twitter's Ev Williams; Credit: Shannon Cottrell

SXSW: From @ Platform to Ad Platform? Twitter Announces @anywhere

Perplexing the business-model hungry pundits with a difference of just one letter, Twitter CEO Ev Williams surprised the crowd today at his SXSWi keynote by announcing not an Ad platform but an @ platform, a way to further integrate Twitter's data into third party platforms without implementing an API......

In the Boardroom With Mahalo's Jason Calacanis

The first thing Mahalo CEO Jason Calacanis did when approached by a reporter at the TechCrunch50 conference last week was issue an invitation to an impromptu poker match. “Do you want to come and be a cocktail waitress?” he asked. No thank you, no sale — which was a rare......

Tweet-Up on the 405: L.A. Start-Up Wows Techcrunch50

City Sourced won the third runner-up to the Techcrunch50 grand prize yesterday which comes as no surprise considering that they earlier got a unanimous thumbs up fromTechcrunch50 judges Lior Zorea, Bradley Horowitz, Kevin Rose, Satish Dharmaraj and Tim O'Reilly (!) and as Sarah Lacey reports, might have a potential investment......

What Would 9-11 Be Like in the Age of Social Media?

During the President's health care speech two days ago, the shared experience that is the realtime Internet reacted to a perfect Twitter-fodder event -- Joe Wilson's "you lie" outburst -- with a surprising amount of conversation about the real issue in the room, health care reform. This realtime 24-7 Internet......

Did Obama Live Tweet His Own Speech? No, But Everybody Else Did

This morning Twitter user @denisbaranov asked for summary of Barack Obama's speech, specifically one without subjectivity (since most of the amateur punditry concerned the "You lie" outburst from a now infamous Senator from South Carolina, Joe Wilson). We went straight to the L.A. Times transcription of the speech and then......