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BUSINESS
March 4, 2012 | By Andrea Chang
Congrats to Apple, which has reached the 25-billion-apps-downloaded mark. And an even bigger congrats to the yet-to-be-named individual who won the $10,000 App Store gift card for being the one to download that coveted milestone. The tech company made the announcement via a colorful banner on its website this weekend, telling customers: “A billion thanks. 25 times over. The App Store has reached 25 billion downloads. Thanks for getting us there.” Apple had been holding a 25 Billion Apps Countdown Promotion since Feb. 13 and said the winner of the contest would be listed online within about 10 days following the end of the promotion period.
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BUSINESS
March 3, 2014 | By Jessica Guynn
SAN FRANCISCO -- And the winner for best tweet: Ellen DeGeneres, who struck social-media gold for the Oscars and sponsor Samsung with the best selfie of the night. The celebrity-filled selfie on a Samsung phone was the Twitter star of Oscar night. DeGeneres never mentioned Samsung, a major Oscars advertiser, but appeared to use the company's Galaxy Note 3 for the selfie, which was actually taken by Bradley Cooper. It was epic product placement for the Apple competitor. Samsung, however, still has some mighty competition from the iPhone in becoming the smartphone to the stars.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 7, 2013 | By Christie DZurilla
Tamar Braxton and husband Vince Herbert are parents of a baby boy born Thursday, the singer and reality-TV star has announced. "#tamartian friends HE'S finally here! #bfv #tamarandvince #theone," she told her her "tamartian" fans Thursday on Twitter, referring to "Braxton Family Values" and including a picture of a "baby boy" stuffed bear. Coincidentally, Braxton gave birth the same day as the show's finale. They'd kept the baby's sex quiet until now and didn't mention his name.
SPORTS
June 11, 2005 | Bob Mieszerski, Times Staff Writer
Trainer Neil Drysdale, who spent part of his Hall of Fame career working as an assistant to the late Charlie Whittingham, has won the $350,000 Charlie Whittingham Memorial Handicap twice in the last five years. Drysdale won with White Heart five years ago, then scored with Storming Home in 2003. And he is poised to win the Grade I again today at Hollywood Park with Red Fort. Drysdale will also send out Sarafan, a classy 8-year-old gelding who has earned more than $2.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 30, 2013 | By Sherry Stern
Within minutes after they were nominated for Tony awards Tuesday morning, Cyndi Lauper, Harvey Fierstein and Lin-Manuel Miranda were among the nominees tweeting their reactions. Lauper, the '80s pop goddess, received her first Tony nomination for writing the words and music for "Kinky Boots," which received the most nods overall with 13. She quickly sent out two tweets. ‏"OmG! OMG!! wow we got nominated!! @KinkyBootsBway !!! OMG!!!" FULL COVERAGE: Tonys 2013 "I'm crying and jumping up and down!
ENTERTAINMENT
December 6, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Justin Bieber was not nominated for a Grammy Award on Wednesday night, and manager Scooter Braun was not happy, sharing his thoughts in a series of blunt, critical tweets after the nods were announced. In short, he said, the Grammys folks blew it. Only he took a lot longer to say that. Braun launched into it with some props to Bieber and Grammy nominee Carly Rae Jepson, whose "Call Me Maybe" blanketed the airwaves over the summer. "first...congrats to @carlyraejepsen.
SPORTS
August 1, 2012 | By Bill Shaikin
LONDON -- The congratulatory telegram is so last century, the congratulatory phone call so last decade. When Michael Phelps awoke on Wednesday, he scrolled through his Twitter feed and discovered a congratulatory tweet from President Obama. "Congrats to Michael Phelps for breaking the all-time Olympic medal record," Obama tweeted. "You've made your country proud. -bo" Phelps tweeted back: "Thank you Mr. President!! It's an honor representing the #USA !! The best country in the world!
ENTERTAINMENT
June 13, 2012 | By Nardine Saad
Kids, in the summer of 2012, your Aunt Lily had a baby. Well, her real-life counterpart, Alyson Hannigan, and hubby Alexis Denisof had one, anyway. The "How I Met Your Mother" actress and her husband welcomed their baby girl, Keeva Jane Denisof, on May 23. "They are all doing well," Hannigan's representative told People magazine. Hannigan kept the birth under wraps for weeks, but Tuesday tweeted a photo of her new bundle of joy's fist, giving the Twittersphere its first glimpse of the child.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 4, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Jamie Lynn Spears is engaged, and big sis Britney Spears is thrilled. "So excited and happy for my sister, congrats @jamielynnspears - love you," Britney tweeted out Monday morning. Her tweet was in reaction to a couple of Instagram posts from the younger Spears on Sunday, when she shared the fact that boyfriend Jamie Watson had popped the question. "Guesssss what??????" Jamie Lynn wrote to caption an all-smiles shot of herself flaunting a new ring on that finger, with 30-year-old Watson at her side.  Posting a brilliantly clear picture of a brilliant and big rock, the 21-year-old wrote on the second shot, "#hedidgood.
BUSINESS
March 3, 2014 | By Jessica Guynn
SAN FRANCISCO - Samsung Electronics Co. struck social media gold when Oscars host Ellen DeGeneres used one of its smartphones to take what has now become the world's most famous selfie. DeGeneres never mentioned Samsung, a major Academy Awards sponsor, but handed actor Bradley Cooper the company's Galaxy Note 3 for the celebrity-filled shot that included Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence, Kevin Spacey, Jared Leto and Lupita Nyong'o. The Oscars selfie was such a viral hit that it crushed the previous record set by President Obama after his reelection in 2012 and temporarily knocked Twitter's service offline as fans retweeted it more than 700,000 times in the first half hour alone.
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