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Yammer Raises $25M For Enterprise Social Networking
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
With the market for collaboration and social technologies in companies heating up, the social network will use the third round funding to triple its engineering team and increase sales operations.
Flock Updates Social Media Browser
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
Like competitor RockMelt, Version 3.5 of the Mac and Windows app is based on Chromium 7.
NASA Rated Tops In Social Media Savvy
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
The space agency earned a "genius" rating from L2 for effectively using Tweetup, Foursquare, Gowalla, Flickr, and its own website.
Twitter Uncertainty Spooking Investors
News  |  11/29/2010  | 
Venture capital for Twitter startups has dropped 50%, largely due to confusion about the microblogging service's purpose and functions, reports CBI Insights.
ComScore's Big Data Deployment In Detail
Commentary  |  11/24/2010  | 
Crunching tens of terabytes, a leading digital marketing measurement firm delivers insight -- quickly.
Skyfire Adds Facebook Integration To Android Mobile Browser
News  |  11/24/2010  | 
Social media focused app features easy video streaming, quick news feed access, and a simple way to "like" articles on any site.
Oracle 1, SAP 0 (But Don't Forget the Sidelights)
Commentary  |  11/24/2010  | 
Oracle's copyright infringement case against SAP was never about the money -- Oracle's objective was to embarrass SAP and gain customer mindshare. So, did they really accomplish that?
Jury Decides: SAP To Pay Oracle $1.3 Billion
Commentary  |  11/23/2010  | 
Oracle wins its landmark copyright infringement case in a landslide, as the jury awards an unprecedented figure. The case is likely to be appealed, and its outcome will linger for years.
Yelp Intros Check In Offers
News  |  11/23/2010  | 
Social media firm revamps business owner dashboard with location-based customer loyalty features.
Health Execs Laud EHRs For Boosting Care
News  |  11/23/2010  | 
Government Accountability Office report finds that e-health records support disease management by improving data sharing and communication.
TSA Screening Protests Take To Social Media
News  |  11/23/2010  | 
Air travelers turning to Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube to try to change the Transportation Security Administration's new hand-search and enhanced body scanner policies.
Coupa Integrates Expense Management With SalesForce
News  |  11/23/2010  | 
Cloud-based platform allows companies to control spending in real time, including creating expense reports, viewing project costs, and more.
Tableau Upgrade Heats Up Cool BI World
Commentary  |  11/22/2010  | 
Data visualization software gains in-memory option and data-source flexibility.
Smartphones To Ring Up 28% Of Holiday Shopping
News  |  11/22/2010  | 
Consumers will use mobile technology and communications tools to leverage their spending reach, finds retail survey.
Facebook Traffic Up 60%
News  |  11/22/2010  | 
Social media site is by far the most popular online destination, generating 25% of page views and 10% of Internet visits, finds Hitwise.
ParAccel Jumps On Analytics Bandwagon
Commentary  |  11/22/2010  | 
In-database processing highlights an upgrade that also will include workload management and availability improvements.
Feds Announce IT Management Overhaul
News  |  11/19/2010  | 
White House plans to cut federal data centers by 40%, increase CIOs' authority to promote agility, and improve program management.
Twitter Tests People Finder Tool
News  |  11/19/2010  | 
Microblogging site rolling out features to simplify searching for relevant users to follow.
MySpace Extends Facebook Integration
News  |  11/19/2010  | 
Mashup with Facebook is the once-dominant social network's latest effort to become relevant again among music, movies, and TV fans.
White House Unwraps Open Data Community
News  |  11/18/2010  | forums invite people to share ideas and best practices about making government data more accessible.
Twitter Testing Analytics Tool
News  |  11/18/2010  | 
Microblogging site expected to allow users to track the most successful tweets, the most influential followers, and which tweets caused people to unfollow them.
IT Speeds Bone Marrow Transplants To Save Lives
Commentary  |  11/17/2010  | 
Business process management and analytics tools are expected to double number of transplants and halve wait time.
Schwartz On Security: Click 'Dislike' For Facebook Safety
Commentary  |  11/17/2010  | 
Social networks allow for friends, but what about your enemies, as in the myriad viruses and worms out to fry your account and personal financial information?
Government Launches Site To Reduce Payment Fraud, Errors
News  |  11/17/2010  | 
In announcing VerifyPayment,gov, the Office of Management and Budget reported it recovered about $687 million in improper disbursements last year.
Teradata Alliance Targets Big Data Retention
Commentary  |  11/17/2010  | 
RainStor database to provide a low-cost, on-line store for vast, aging records.
Leading, Lagging And Lame BI And Data Warehousing Transformations
Commentary  |  11/16/2010  | 
Lessons learned from attempts at innovation and renewal at Microsoft, Teradata, MicroStrategy and Actuate.
Trace the EMC Documentum Family Tree
Commentary  |  11/16/2010  | 
It seems timely to publish The Real Story Group's EMC-Documentum family tree, as there has been a change in senior management there recently... Mark Lewis is no longer in charge of Documentum at EMC. That's a big change and will clearly have repercussions...
White House Embraces Twitter
News  |  11/16/2010  | 
Obama administration sponsors eight feeds, in addition to the president's own, for connecting with the public.
Auditor Faults DHS Intelligence Data Sharing
News  |  11/16/2010  | 
Limitations in the Department of Homeland Security's IT systems are causing long delays in sharing counter-terrorism information with regional personnel, finds inspector general.
Google Rolls Hotpot Mobile Recommendation Tool
News  |  11/16/2010  | 
Location-based Android widget is now available; iPhone version is on the way. 'Bundles' Enables Multiple Link Sharing
News  |  11/16/2010  | 
Feature allows users to share links to several websites through a single, shortened URL.
SAP co-CEO McDermott co-Apologizes to Oracle
Commentary  |  11/16/2010  | 
As the Oracle-SAP trial starts to wind down, SAP co-CEO Bill McDermott took the stand, apologizing for his company's misdeeds. Now onto the home stretch.
Google CEO Schmidt Says NFC To Extend Android Acceptance
Commentary  |  11/15/2010  | 
Near Field Communications was the talk of Web 2.0 Summit early on, as Google announced that it will be included in a forthcoming phone, and powered by the next version of Android.
Desktop Twitter Programs Revealed
Slideshows  |  11/15/2010  | 
Desktop Twitter clients offer some advantages over browser-based options for the more than 175 million registered Twitter users navigating the tens of millions of daily Tweets. Desktop clients free user from the limited range of controls and UT metaphors found in the browser, and there's less chance of being bitten by a web-based exploit. Moreover, third-party browser-based clients, such as HootSuite and, hint at different ways of interacting with Twitter. It's no wonder that third-p
Data Consolidation Could Save Feds $14.6 Billion
News  |  11/15/2010  | 
But MeriTalk survey also shows that only 33 percent of IT managers believe that the OMB's goal for cutting the number of federal data centers is achievable.
Microsoft Tops 2010 BI Survey
Commentary  |  11/15/2010  | 
In a finding that bodes well for Microsoft SQL Server, a new InformationWeek report shows 49% of firms are using the vendor's business intelligence tools.
Oracle V. SAP: Writing Is On The Wall
Commentary  |  11/15/2010  | 
At the halfway point of the tech trial of the year, we have solid clues as to what SAP will argue and what the jury will decide. Less certain is the lasting impact on the software industry.
Photo Site Takes Different 'Path' To Social Networking
News  |  11/15/2010  | 
Path, launched by former Facebook and Napster executives, allows users to share photos with up to 50 contacts.
White House Pushes Geospatial Collaboration
News  |  11/12/2010  | 
Obama administration wants agencies to adopt standard management practices and to invest more efficiently, while GSA looks to cloud for a new platform.
Government IT Spending Poised For Growth
News  |  11/12/2010  | 
Recent increase in information technology expenditures portends an uptick, led by local governments, reports CDW IT Monitor.
Amazon Pulls Controversial E-Book After Consumer Complaints
News  |  11/12/2010  | 
Sale of self-published book about pedophilia launched threats of boycott from blogosphere and social media sites.
SMB Marketing Favors Websites Over Social Media
News  |  11/11/2010  | 
Zoomerang and GrowBiz Media survey shows online marketing dollars focus on websites and email, with Faceboook, Twitter, and LinkedIn lagging behind, though growing.
Facebook Gets Live Video Streaming
News  |  11/11/2010  | 
Livestream enables fan pages on the leading social network to broadcast real-time video feeds.
Accenture Named A Prime CDC Contractor
News  |  11/11/2010  | 
Under the 10-year, $4 billion capped deal, the IT firm will provide information management and infrastructure services to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
When Employees Reject SharePoint
Commentary  |  11/10/2010  | 
If you employ SharePoint on your intranet, should you also use it publish your public Web sites? The debate rages, and there is no universal answer. Key deficiencies -- around cost, developer-intensiveness, usability, and more -- tend to argue against the platform in public Web site scenarios...
The Content Problems Waiting To Be Solved
Commentary  |  11/10/2010  | 
There's nothing like time constraints to focus a message, in the instance I'm reporting today, ten minutes for Lubor Ptacek, VP for Product Marketing at enterprise content management vendor Open Text, to give a run-down of The [Content] Problems Waiting To Be Solved. Here's my report...
White House Interactive Tour Goes Online
News  |  11/10/2010  | 
Web app gives users a glimpse of everything from the Residence State Floor to the West Wing, East Wing and South Lawn.
Foursquare Updates Web App
News  |  11/10/2010  | 
Location based social media site confronts competition from Facebook, Google, and Apple with cleaner home page and friend-finding tools.
Social Security's Productivity-Blocking Policy
Commentary  |  11/10/2010  | 
The Social Security Administration isn't doing enough to follow its own policy preventing unauthorized software from being installed on agency computers, the agency's inspector general says in a new >report. But the agency's policy is unrealistic, and the lack of enforcement -- to a point -- isn't necessarily a bad thing.
MainCloud Intros Content Sharing Service
News  |  11/10/2010  | 
Free publishing tool lets users aggregate documents, videos, and more from Web 2.0 sites or personal repositories, and share ad revenue.
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