Over 130 points lost, regained after false attack on White House
The Twitter account of the Associated Press news agency falsely declared an attack on the White House, after hackers took control of the account. The message, appearing on the AP's main Twitter feed, has since been confirmed as "bogus" by the agency, but not before it negatively-affected the Dow Jones for a short period of time.
AP to share Bambuser videos for news reports
Sweden's Bambuser, which lets users stream live video content from their phones or webcams, has now partnered with the Associated Press. The deal will let the media outlet use Bambuser member footage in their news reports for the many news agencies around the world. Users will need to opt in to have their footage used and will get credit for whatever they produce.
AP launches iPhone site
The Associated Press has launched a new iPhone version of its online portal, according to an announcement. The newswire service notes that the site should now be visible by visiting apnews.com, and that it contains not just AP news but material from over 100 media outlets, covering topics such as breaking events, business and entertainment. Publications involved include the likes of the San Francisco Chronicle and the Miami Herald.