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Twitter co-founder Biz Stone told a Reuters conference that the company is “not pursuing advertising.” Instead, Stone noted that Twitter will give businesses access to analytics for a price, as well as a database of commercial data. Stone also said that the micro-blogging service may make revenue-sharing deals with mobile carriers.
Intel introduced its next generation Atom product dubbed Pine Trail. Pine Trail, which will launch in the last quarter of this year, only has two chip sets and features the GPU and CPU in the same place. The move is a push by Intel to gain a stronghold in the ever increasing netbook market.
Microsoft is finally set to introduce its new search engine next week. Kumo, which has been rumored for months, has been tested by Microsoft employees for weeks and will debut at the WSJ’s D7 show. Microsoft’s continued push into search comes after the latest results that Google and Yahoo account for 85% of the market share.
FOX and CBS have agreed to broadcast extensions with the NFL. NFL commissioner Roger Goddell noted that both networks will have exclusive Sunday broadcast rights until 2013. The news comes after the FCC dismissed the carriage complaint filed by the NFL against Fox.
South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster has launched a criminal investigation of Craigslist over potential prostitution advertisements. While the classifieds web-site removed its Erotic Services section, and re-branded it Adult Services, it did not do so by the South Carolina mandated date of Friday of last week. In response, Craigslist CEO Jim Buckmaster noted the existence of other erotic services that provide sex ads, including properties owned by AT&T, Microsoft, and Village Voice Media, amongst others.