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  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 21- Turkey's abrupt ban on Twitter Inc stirred concerns on Friday that the country may pull the plug on other social media and Internet services as it grapples with internal turmoil. Some people within Google feared an imminent blackout in the wake of Twitter's ban, the Journal cited the people as saying.

  • 140 things you don't know about Twitter Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 5:42 PM ET
    Bird was the word as Twitter founders and executives were all smiles on the day the company went public on the New York Stock Exchange in November 2013.

    Think you know all there is to know about Twitter? Think again.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 21 (Reuters)- Twitter Inc said on Friday it hopes access to its social media service in Turkey will be restored soon, a day after it was blocked by the country's government. Analysts and observers said they were not immediately concerned that the ban in Turkey could embolden other governments to follow suit and clamp down on Twitter.

  • More departures at Twitter Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 2:14 PM ET
    A sign on the exterior of Twitter headquarters on Feb. 5, 2014, in San Francisco.

    Looks like plenty more birds are flying Twitter's coop.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 21- Twitter said on Friday that it hopes access to its service in Turkey will be restored soon. "We stand with our users in Turkey who rely on Twitter as a vital communications platform. We hope to have full access returned soon, "the company said in a tweet on Friday.

  • It's a sad day for Turkey: EC's Kroes     Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 12:11 PM ET

    The European Commission condemns Turkey's move to block access to Twitter as it violates freedom of speech, Neelie Kroes, European commissioner for digital agenda, tells CNBC.

  • I'd choose Facebook over Twitter: Mahaney     Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 6:38 AM ET

    Mark Mahaney, RBC Capital Markets lead internet analyst, says Facebook's management team is more proven and the valuations are a lot easier, although Twitter's business margins are already proven.

  • A growing number of Internet companies are set to raise prices to help offset rising costs. Mark Mahaney, RBC Capital Markets analyst, provides analysis on pricing power within the industry.

  • LONDON, March 21- Russian stocks dropped 3 percent on Friday as concerns grew over the impact of possible U.S. sanctions on Russia's economy, but Chinese stocks rose sharply on news of looser finance restrictions for property developers.

  • Turkey's Twitter ban slammed by politicians, public Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 6:15 AM ET
    Tayyip Erdogan

    The Twitter ban by Turkey's prime minister is "not acceptable," the EU's digital commissioner Neelie Kroes told CNBC.

  • Twitter ban is 'unacceptable': EC's Kroes     Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 6:00 AM ET

    Neelie Kroes, European commissioner for digital agenda, strongly condemns Turkey's prime minister after he banned Twitter in the country just days ahead of key elections.

  • *On campaign trial, Erdogan vows to "wipe out" Twitter. *Twitter tells Turks how to keep tweeting. ANKARA, March 21- Turkey's courts have blocked access to Twitter days before elections as Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan battles a corruption scandal that has seen social media platforms awash with alleged evidence of government wrongdoing.

  • ANKARA, March 21- Taxi driver Ramazan Aktay is quick to shrug off the corruption scandal swirling around Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, at least as long as the ruling party keeps delivering free food and coal to his working class suburb of Ankara.

  • ANKARA, March 21- Twitter users in Turkey reported widespread outages on Friday, hours after Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan threatened to shut down access to the social media platform as he battles a damaging corruption scandal.

  • Twitter outages in Turkey after PM threatens ban Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 7:29 PM ET

    Twitter users in Turkey reported widespread outages on Friday, hours after Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan threatened to ban the social media platform.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 20- Twitter Inc said on Thursday that it is looking into reports that its service has been banned in Turkey.

  • ANKARA, March 21- Twitter users in Turkey reported widespread outages on Friday, hours after Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan threatened to shut down the social media platform as he battles a damaging corruption scandal.

  • Amtrak rolls out free residencies for writers Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 12:39 PM ET
    Amtrak

    Two dozen writers will get tickets to ride the rails for free, but some are concerned that it's more about marketing than the arts.

  • Time to stop hating on Wall Street: Turney Duff Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 11:31 AM ET
    Turney Duff

    Bashing people who work on Wall Street has become a sport in America but it really needs to stop, says former trader and author Turney Duff. Here's why.

  • March 20- Online home-rental marketplace Airbnb Inc is in advanced talks with private equity firms including TPG Capital Management LP to raise funds that would value the company at about $10 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.

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