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Content tagged with Social posted in October 2010
Yahoo Integrates Social Media With Email
News  |  10/27/2010  | 
Mail Beta brings Facebook, Twitter, instant messaging, and texting into Yahoo inboxes on PCs, iPads, iPhones, and Android phones.
Social Media Cuts Healthcare Costs
News  |  10/27/2010  | 
Health 2.0 initiatives reduce medical expenses while improving the quality of care, finds Healthcare Performance Management Institute study.
Twitter Prepares To Land In New Data Center
News  |  10/27/2010  | 
Microblogging site is expected to anchor C7's just-opened Salt Lake City facility.
Digg Lays Off 37% Of Staff
News  |  10/26/2010  | 
Two top execs resign in the social media company's latest restructuring, organized by new CEO Matt Williams to shore up the bottom line.
Farmville Crops Up For iPad
News  |  10/22/2010  | 
Popular Facebook game comes to Apple's tablet with app modified to leverage the hardware's interface and larger screen.
YouTube For Android Updated To Version 2
Commentary  |  10/21/2010  | 
Google has recently published YouTube 2.0 for the Android platform. The new YouTube app has an improved user interface and is no longer tied to core system updates.
IT Sticking With Traditional Marketing Over Social Media
News  |  10/21/2010  | 
Tech vendors aren't rushing to replace old-school public relations strategies with blogs, tweets, and Facebook posts, found Tool Guy PR study.
Millionaires Bank On Social Media
News  |  10/20/2010  | 
High-wealth Americans are using Facebook and similar sites in higher percentages than the general population, reports SEI study.
Socialcast 'Reach' Extends Collaboration Into Enterprise Workflow
Commentary  |  10/18/2010  | 
While most social networking software for the enterprise requires corporate users to log into yet another system, Socialcast's new Reach puts social in the context of applications.
Apple Woos Facebook For Ping Partnership
News  |  10/18/2010  | 
With adoption of Apple's music social network faltering, CEO Steve Jobs is hoping a deal with Facebook will turn up the volume.
Startup DeusM Aiming Online Communities At Business-Social Market
News  |  10/15/2010  | 
UBM's new 'marketing as a service' organization is offering its Community in a Box platform as a way for businesses to harness social engagement.
Top 15 Facebook Apps For Business
Slideshows  |  10/14/2010  | 
While many of Facebook's 500 million users waste part of their days growing virtual crops or committing imaginary crimes, there are many Facebook applications designed to actually improve business productivity. There are more than 550,000 active applications on the Facebook platform, according to the social network, with many designed specifically to improve business practices or better-integrate Facebook into a company's operations. Many business apps are free. Often, fee-based apps offer a bas
Chevrolet Volt Gets Web Based Remote Control
News  |  10/14/2010  | 
MyVolt.com and OnStar's MyLink Mobile App allow car owners to check battery status, schedule charges, and start their cars from Android and Apple smartphones and web browsers.
Skype Integrates Facebook, Group Video Calling
News  |  10/14/2010  | 
Windows app update brings the social network directly into the VoIP software; Mac version to follow.
Social Networks Meet Customer Service
Commentary  |  10/11/2010  | 
Text analytics technologies bring Twitter and Facebook streams into mainstream CRM workflows.
Social Media Captures Emerging Markets
News  |  10/11/2010  | 
In China, Egypt, Malaysia, and other rapid-growth markets, mobile devices and digital communications are transforming how people interact and learn, finds TNS study.
Bit.ly Gains $10 Million In Venture Funding
News  |  10/8/2010  | 
URL shortening company gets Series B capital and a board member from new investor RRE Ventures.
Tumblr Streamlines User Interface
News  |  10/6/2010  | 
Microblogging site overhauled to fend off competition from WordPress and TypePad.
HulloMail Delivers Voicemail To Facebook
News  |  10/5/2010  | 
Free Android app allows users to share voice messages with their social network friends.


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