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Retweet is now a registered trademark of Twitter

Domain investors take notice: Twitter has registered “RETWEET” as a mark with the USPTO. The trademark registration process began way back in 2009, with an “intent to use” (ITU) filing for the following classes and use: Class 41: Providing on-line journals, namely, blogs featuring user-defined content Class 45: Online social networking services; providing a website […]

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This *can’t* be my next tweet! Or can it?

A lot of messages (tweets) on Twitter are junk these days. But what if overall, a person’s tweets contain some deeply hidden truth? Online tweet jumbler and new time waster, “That can be my next tweet“, analyzes hundreds of tweets from the same person, builds its “DNA” and generates random musings of apparent intelligence! The […]

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Did the Retweet.com buyer blow $250,000 ?

The news of Retweet.com selling for a quarter of a million dollars on Flippa, six months ago, came as an indication that start-ups are willing to invest serious money in domaining and social media. As we mentioned back then, the existing trademark applications at the USPTO complicated things about which company – other than Twitter […]

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Library of Congress acquires entire Twitter database!

The Library of Congress appears to be currently under extreme traffic load, having just announced that it’s acquiring the entire Twitter database of messages, going all the way back to 2006. This does not seem like a belated April Fool’s joke. For those of you that don’t think twice before you tweet, here’s the scoop: […]

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Who Bought Retweet.com for $250k – Are they ready to face the Trademark Squad?

A solid domain & underlying technology sale has been reported on Mashable and announced by DNN; the sale occurred on Flippa – a selling platform that mainly caters to developed web sites. The apparent sale – which still needs to be confirmed – was for a staggering $250,000 dollars. A bidder took advantage of the […]

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