[gallery] Groupon’s Stock Slide Worse Than Other Once-New Tech Companies | Wired  Groupon is all about discounts, but not this kind. The daily deal site’s shares plunged more than 25% to a record-low close Tuesday, little more than nine months since an IPO that valued the company...

[gallery] The Top 20 Countries And Cities On Twitter  The USA wins with 141.8 million accounts representing 27.4% of all Twitter users, ahead of Brazil, Japan, the UK and Indonesia For cities, Jakarta finished ahead of Tokyo, London, Sao Paulo and NYC ...

[gallery] 2012 London Olympics in tweets  50 million tweets in just over two weeks Largest spike: 1.2M tweets in the 1st hour of the Opening Ceremony Most buzzed about Olympic sport: football (soccer!) with 2.8M tweets Most buzzed about athlete: diver Tom Daley from Great Britain with 630k tweets Most buzzed...

[gallery] Silicon Valley tech boom is inflating rents… by a lot  San Francisco red-hot startup activity is not only inflating the commercial real estate market, but it is also having an impact on the residential rental market, data shows. Since January 2011, annual rents are up by...

[gallery] How Tech Has Changed How We Cook - The Atlantic The cooking site AllRecipes was founded 15 years ago by a group of food-loving anthropology grad students. In 1999, the then-two-year-old site surveyed its users, asking them questions about why and when and how they cook....

[gallery] Did Twitter just predict Paul Ryan as Mitt Romney’s running mate? Update: Twitter was right. It’s a Romney-Ryan ticket. We hinted that we’d been tracking Republican VP Candidates with the screenshot accompanying the announcement of our new dashboard earlier this week. As you can clearly see from...

[gallery] Twitter’s real-time response to the women’s Olympic soccer gold medal game 711,646 tweets were posted during the 2-hour soccer game from 433,797 different Twitter accounts. The most exciting moment during the game was at 19:55 UTC when Carli Lloyd scored the second US goal, which hit...