News & Commentary
Content tagged with Social posted in January 2009
Umbraco's New CMS Is An Impressive Step Forward
Commentary  |  1/30/2009  | 
Almost a year and a half after its last major release, the open source .Net-based Umbraco 4 content management system was finally released this week, and based on the impressive set of new functionality and features, it looks to have been worth the wait.
Survey: Older Internet Users Embrace E-Commerce
News  |  1/29/2009  | 
Gen Y isn't keeping up with predecessors when it comes to online banking and shopping.
Content Management Recommendations That Pull No Punches
Commentary  |  1/27/2009  | 
You can barely take two steps on the Web these days without tripping over another "picking the best Web content management system" article, but I came across one published earlier this week on Webdesigner Depot that was particularly informative, funny, and certain to stir some mild controversy.
Google Gmail Available Offline, Calendar Coming Soon
News  |  1/27/2009  | 
After clicking on the "Offline" link, most or all of the user's Gmail messages, depending on the size of the mailbox, will be synchronized to a local cache.
Hard Decisions Loom As CMS Vendors Face Tough Times
Commentary  |  1/26/2009  | 
It's an unfortunate reality that in an economy like this not every content management vendor is going to stay afloat. While many ultimately will make it through, some are certain to be taken over and others simply will be forced to shut their doors.
Autonomy Acquires Interwoven For $775 Million
News  |  1/22/2009  | 
The combined company will become the largest in the legal information management industry.
Adobe Launches Two New Content Authoring Suites
Commentary  |  1/21/2009  | 
Content management tools aren't just used for posting content to Web sites -- they also can be used for authoring and presenting documentation, creating interactive courses, and countless other purposes. Adobe this week announced the launch of two new content authoring suites, each with a separate target audience but a similar focus on delivering compelling content using mature, well-integrated tools.
NHL's Alex Ovechkin To Tweet From All-Star Game
News  |  1/21/2009  | 
Washington Capitals star will microblog on Twitter from Sunday's event in Montreal.
US Airways Crash Boosts Twitter
News  |  1/21/2009  | 
Microbloggers on the "miracle on the Hudson" push site past rival Digg.
Truevert's Semantic Search
Commentary  |  1/21/2009  | 
Semantic search is like porn: I'm pretty sure I'll know it when I see it. So when semantic search upstart Truevert came by for a visit, I got all googly (I think I might have even screamed "yahoo"). The Truevert system, powered by OrcaTec's discovery toolkit, is narrowly defined around green, but it's definitely an eye-opening, fresh approach to an elusive problem.
MixedInk Helps Large Groups Find A Common Voice
Commentary  |  1/20/2009  | 
While there's no shortage of collaboration tools for small workgroups, large groups with dozens or even hundreds of individuals are somewhat limited in the ways they have to work together. With a multitude of opinions to consider, authoring and building consensus on a single document can be challenging, and while traditional wikis have their place, a company called MixedInk has launched a new service aimed at making the process easier and more efficient.
Obama's Is First Web 2.0 Inauguration
News  |  1/20/2009  | 
Swearing-in of America's new president was followed closely on social networks and the mobile Internet.
Looking Ahead To Joomla's Future
Commentary  |  1/16/2009  | 
It appears that the Joomla community won't have to wait much longer to kick the tires on the next major release. The alpha release of Joomla 1.6 may be ready for testing within the next month or two, according to a blog posting from a Joomla lead developer Andrew Eddie.
US Airways Web Site Fails Following Flight 1549 Crash
News  |  1/15/2009  | 
The airline has since posted a statement about the landing on a page dedicated to the incident in the Hudson River in New York City.
Google Terminates Six Services
News  |  1/15/2009  | 
The company's ax is falling on Dodgeball, Google Catalog Search, Google Mashup Editor, Google Notebook, Jaiku, and Google Video.
Google Blog Converters Project Simplifies Platform Migrations
Commentary  |  1/14/2009  | 
Content migration can be one of the more technically challenging tasks facing administrators, whether you're running a complex site with thousands of articles or a simple blog with a handful of posts. Hoping to ease the pain a bit for the latter, Google recently introduced the Google Blog Converters project, which features tools intended to make migrations easier to and from a number of popular blogging and content manageme
Metaplace Readies Virtual World Platform
News  |  1/14/2009  | 
InformationWeek's beta tester says that the Metaplace platform will likely achieve its goal of making anyone into a virtual world designer.
Yahoo Picks Bartz To Lead Effort At Turnaround
News  |  1/13/2009  | 
President Sue Decker announces plans to resign after an undefined transition period.
Yahoo Getting Strong Track Record, Leadership In Carol Bartz
News  |  1/13/2009  | 
A Bartz appointment could also signal that Yahoo sees itself as a software company, not just a company providing online services.
MojoPortal A Solid CMS Option For .NET Shops
Commentary  |  1/12/2009  | 
While there are plenty of options to choose from if you're looking for free, open source PHP-based content management systems, the list is much shorter for organizations using Microsoft's .NET framework and coding in C#. While DotNetNuke has received the lion's share of attention over the past year or so, it certainly isn't the only game in town.
Oracle Customers About To Begin Testing Fusion Apps
News  |  1/12/2009  | 
Oracle senior VP Thomas Kurian gives advanced details on what to expect from a product set compiled from more than 40 software company acquisitions.
A Hosted Content Management System Cautionary Tale
Commentary  |  1/8/2009  | 
The past couple of days have been an interesting roller-coaster ride for sites using the hosted SoapBlox content management system. From all appearances, SoapBlox's servers were compromised by hackers earlier this week, and Paul Preston, the president of SoapBlox, came close to shutting down the service completely.
SAP CEO: SaaS Won't Work As A Core Platform
News  |  1/8/2009  | 
But Bill McDermott admits his company is forging ahead with Business ByDesign and expects to update customers at the Sapphire Conference in May.
Model's Lawsuit Against Google Prompts Malware Bloom
News  |  1/7/2009  | 
The Liskula Cohen defamation case has translated into a marketing opportunity that is now preying on social networking manipulation.
Nielsen Norman Group Announces 2009 Best Intranets List
Commentary  |  1/6/2009  | 
Jakob Nielsen of the Nielsen Norman Group posted his 2009 picks for the best-designed intranets in his Alertbox column earlier this week, and while there are no earth-shattering surprises, the list and his views on the state of intranets in general is always an interesting read.
IBM Completes ILOG Acquisition, Opens Door To Event Processing
News  |  1/6/2009  | 
The purchase is expected to equip IBM with automated process intelligence for its business process management products.
Israel-Gaza Conflict Spills Over Into Twitter
News  |  1/5/2009  | 
Tweets labeled with the #Gaza hash tag are flowing in at a blistering pace with viewpoints and news updates from all sides in the conflict.
Facebook Draws Record Holiday Traffic
News  |  1/5/2009  | 
Social networkers flocked to the Web service on Christmas Eve.
Facebook Draws Criticism For Policy On Breastfeeding Photos
News  |  1/2/2009  | 
Protesters contend that images of nursing mothers aren't obscene and should be allowed on the site.


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