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SBD/February 7, 2013/Media
Published February 7, 2013
SOCIAL SECURITY: In N.Y., Brian Stelter noted Twitter will acquire Cambridge, Mass.-based Bluefin Labs, a company that "analyzes online chatter about TV shows and companies and sells its findings." A source said that Twitter is paying "nearly" $100M for Bluefin, which "will remain a separate arm of Twitter" (NYTIMES.com, 2/5).
CITY OF ANGELS: In L.A., Eric Pincus noted Time Warner Cable "has made both TWC SportsNet and TWC Deportes available for Internet and mobile viewing." Subscribers through TWC and DirecTV can "watch Lakers games on their computers, Android tablets and phones, iPads and iPhones." In addition to Lakers games, "all network programming can be accessed" including MLS Galaxy and WNBA Sparks games (LATIMES.com, 2/2).
TOBACCO ROAD WARRIOR: Caulton Tudor, "whose sports columns for The News & Observer and Raleigh Times have informed and entertained readers for more than 40 years," will retire on March 1. Tudor "has been a fixture in ACC press boxes and press rows since 1969" (Raleigh NEWS & OBSERVER, 2/7).