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Initial Data Results from Twitter on the 65th Annual Emmy Awards (LostRemote)
Twitter has already released data from Sunday night’s 65th Annual Emmy Awards, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris. “Breaking Bad” took home Best Drama to fan’s delight shortly after the show concluded its second to last episode. Twitter Blog The event dominated Twitter with conversation around the #Emmys spreading across the world — in fact, according to Topsy geo-referencing — 58 percent of all tweets around the event were from outside the United States, reports Twitter data editor Simon Rogers The most-mentioned show was #BreakingBad, which was airing simultaneously to the Emmys. #Homeland, #Glee and #30Rock were just behind in total mentions. USA Today Zosia Mamet’s custom Honor gown is getting mostly shredded by the Twitterverse. The “Girls” star’s full-skirted, impressionist-printed creation has been dubbed “bad bridesmaid dress meets dominatrix. Ick.” Then there’s “an elementary water color project gone pukey.” E! Online Between backlash over surprise winners, and those complaining of sheer boredom, celebs took to social media to tell us how they really feel. Here’s a look at who wasn’t feeling this year’s awards show. Mashable Netflix ended Emmys season with three awards — one historic win during Sunday’s 65th Primetime Emmys and two more last week at the Creative Arts Emmys. Netflix’s political thriller, “House of Cards,” on Sunday won Outstanding Directing for a Drama, becoming the first Web-only series to win an award at any Primetime Emmys.
LinkedIn Hits Back at Lawsuit, Claims Users Permit it to Access Emails (The Next Web)
LinkedIn has hit back at claims that it hacks into users’ email accounts to blast out messages without permission. The allegations, which are part of a lawsuit filed in California last week, were rejected by Blake Lewit, senior director of litigation at LinkedIn, who penned a blog post to “set the record straight” and go beyond comments provided to Bloomberg.
Infographic: How Did Summer Blockbuster Films Play on Facebook? (AllFacebook)
The summer has come to an end, and digital marketing technology provider Silverpop broke out the popcorn and examined the performances of this year’s summer blockbuster films on Facebook and other social networks. Silverpop’s findings included: “Man of Steel” was the non-sequel and non-prequel with the most combined followers on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus, with more than 2.1 million.
Twitter Said to Hire Ex-Topspin Exec to Head Music Effort (CNET)
Twitter has reportedly hired a new head of music, filling a key position at the microblogging service that has been vacant for the past month. Bob Moczydlowsky, the former senior vice president of product and marketing at Topspin Media, has been hired as Twitter’s new music partnerships leader, a position vacated a month ago by Tatiana Simonian, according to AllThingsD.
Facebook Allows Advertisers to Target iOS IDs in Custom Audiences (Inside Facebook)
Included in the newest round of Facebook updates for developers is a new software development kit for iOS in line with iOS 7 and an official announcement about the new image specs in links. Facebook also announced that advertisers can reach mobile customers by leveraging iOS identifier for advertising.
Dattch, a Pinterest-Inspired Dating App for Gay Women, Closes $160K to Fuel its UK Beta (TechCrunch)
Dattch is currently one of 17 startups in the Wayra London incubator cohort, and has just closed a £100,000/$160,000 angel/small seed round, with three angel investors — including Yannick Pons and Andy Phillips. That investment bolsters the €40,000 invested by Wayra as part of its incubator program, where Dattch will remain until January.
How to Advertise Your Job Posting on Twitter (AllTwitter)
There are a number of ways that employers are already using Twitter in the hunt for talent. Many use it to screen potential employees, while others use it to fire current ones. But Twitter can also be a great tool for simply getting more exposure for your current job postings – after all, just a handful of retweets can net you hundreds of thousands of views.
Chinese Teen Arrested for Getting More Than 500 Retweets (The Daily Dot)
It took a little more than a week for China to make its first arrest under a controversial new law against “online rumors,” which criminalizes popular online posts — those by more than 5,000 people or reblogged more than 500 times — that start or spread false information. Police announced they had placed a 16-year-old boy identified only by the surname “Yang” under criminal detention for a post on Weibo — the popular Chinese form of microblogging — that criticized their handling of a suicide case in Gansu Province.
Random House Curated Flipboard Magazines (AppNewser)
Publishing house Random House has partnered with Flipboard as the first book publisher to curate content for the news curation app. The partnership launches with two custom digital magazines dedicated to authors — one curated by novelist Margaret Atwood and the second about the works of author George R.R. Martin curated by Westeros.org.