For law enforcement, therapists, and first responders, one big challenge is simply getting in touch with a person who might be in a dangerous place, emotionally or otherwise. These days warning signs are popping up more and more on social media. That's why Toronto nurse Ann Marie Batten is working with Canadian police and case workers to stage so-called "Twitterventions." When a red flag goes up online, people who watch for them are getting in touch with Batten, who then Tweets at the person in need.
Twitter has hired the former CEO of Ticketmaster. What can the head of a ticketing behemoth offer a social media company that's yet to go public? In a word -- commerce. Ticketmaster's Nathan Hubbard helped his old employer dominate online. So his new job could be to help Twitter turn a big user base into some dollar bills. Marketplace Tech reporter Queena Kim has the latest on the story.
With his knack for making crude and intemperate remarks, Gov. Paul LePage has become a lightning rod for controversy. Yet no one is willing to count him out in his re-election campaign.
California used to attract millions of newcomers, but now more people are moving away. They're taking a more progressive strain of politics with them to places like Colorado and Nevada.