Twitter Uncertainty Spooking Investors
Venture capital for Twitter startups has dropped 50%, largely due to confusion about the microblogging service's purpose and functions, reports CBI Insights.
Jury Decides: SAP To Pay Oracle $1.3 Billion
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.
Facebook Traffic Up 60%
Social media site is by far the most popular online destination, generating 25% of page views and 10% of Internet visits, finds Hitwise.
Twitter Testing Analytics Tool
Microblogging site expected to allow users to track the most successful tweets, the most influential followers, and which tweets caused people to unfollow them.
Trace the EMC Documentum Family Tree
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...
Auditor Faults DHS Intelligence Data Sharing
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.
Desktop Twitter Programs Revealed
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 Slipstre.am, hint at different ways of interacting with Twitter. It's no wonder that third-p
Microsoft Tops 2010 BI Survey
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
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.
RockMelt Social Web Browser Revealed
RockMelt, a new browser backed by Mosaic and Netscape web pioneer Marc Andreessen, tightly integrates web browsing with social networking, letting users easily track their Facebook friends, Twitter feeds and changing news feeds, while surfing the web. RockMelt is not the first attempt to reimagine the web browser as a social tool. Back in 2005, the Flock browser was released with similar ambitions. Initially based on Mozilla's Gecko rendering engine, the forthcoming 3.0 version of Flock will, li
Accenture Named A Prime CDC Contractor
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
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
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...
Foursquare Updates Web App
Location based social media site confronts competition from Facebook, Google, and Apple with cleaner home page and friend-finding tools.