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Content tagged with Social posted in December 2012
5 Social Business Predictions For 2013
News  |  12/28/2012  | 
Expect evolution, not revolution, and a Facebook fail.
Happy New Year, Via Facebook
News  |  12/28/2012  | 
Auld acquaintance won't be forgot with Facebook's New Year's Midnight Delivery service.
Social: It's A Matter Of Manners
News  |  12/27/2012  | 
Randi Zuckerberg's overshared photo shows that good manners still matter, even on social media.
Social Media Search: How To Find It
News  |  12/26/2012  | 
Facebook and Twitter search leave a lot to be desired, but there is more available than you might realize.
Facebook Testing Pay-for-Placement Messages
News  |  12/21/2012  | 
You soon may be able to pay $1 to have your message sent to a non-friend's inbox.
Mobile's Biggest Losers In 2012
Commentary  |  12/21/2012  | 
The last twelve months have been turbulent for smartphone makers and wireless network providers. Here's who took it on the chin hardest.
Facebook's 2012 Highs And Lows
Slideshows  |  12/20/2012  | 
2012 brought big ups and downs for Facebook, and for the companies that have bet some of their business on it.
Oracle Buys Eloqua: Watch Out Salesforce?
News  |  12/20/2012  | 
Eloqua buy represents the latest move in Oracle's "marketing cloud" acquisitions duel with Salesforce.com.
eBay Drops Mobile Advertising
News  |  12/19/2012  | 
eBay has decided that advertising inside mobile apps is not worth the effort and that they will end all ads inside their own mobile apps. What does this mean for the future of mobile advertising?
Social Enterprise 2013: Opportunities And Obstacles
Commentary  |  12/19/2012  | 
Big changes such as integrating social tools with business take time. Remember that in slow-moving revolutions, the persistent are as likely to be successful as the bold.
London Firefighters Pursue Twitter Monitoring
News  |  12/19/2012  | 
London Fire Brigade moves to allow people to summon rescuers via Twitter, parallels "text to 911" efforts in the United States.
Instagram Users Fume At Photos As Ads
News  |  12/18/2012  | 
Instagram users cry foul loudly, but the proposed new terms of service now conform to what Facebook already does with user content.
Which Vendors Dominate Enterprise Collaboration?
Commentary  |  12/18/2012  | 
What will the social software market look like in four years? IDC's market share report offers some early clues.
Social Media: Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone
Commentary  |  12/18/2012  | 
Before you get too deep into social business strategy, look at how comfortable your organization and its leaders are with the world of social media.
Teambox Bundles Box Storage With Social Collaboration
News  |  12/17/2012  | 
Project-oriented social collaboration tool Teambox offers Box integration along with 15 gigabytes per user of free storage.
Newtown Hoaxes Mar Heartfelt Social Media Posts
Commentary  |  12/17/2012  | 
Social media shows itself to be the best -- and worst of communications platforms -- in shooting aftermath.
In Search Of Social Business Excellence
Commentary  |  12/17/2012  | 
Vala Afshar, chief customer officer of Enterasys Networks, celebrates his firm's social business success story, from Chatter to Twitter, in "The Pursuit of Social Business Excellence."
Your Year In Review, According To Facebook
Commentary  |  12/17/2012  | 
Facebook's 2012 Year in Review feature highlights 20 of your most important moments, based on your posts.
What's Your Big Data Worth?
News  |  12/14/2012  | 
Big data experts say accounting rules need to catch up to the fact that information has value that should be reflected on a company's books.
Facebook's New Privacy Policies: The Good News
News  |  12/14/2012  | 
More granular controls should help reduce "accidental privacy issues."
QuantiaMD Opens Social Network For Medical Residents
News  |  12/13/2012  | 
Online community lets residents view case presentations, ask questions and exchange best practices with peers, using PCs, tablets and smartphones.
Where Is Social In The IT Budget?
News  |  12/13/2012  | 
Social networking scores low in a new survey on IT budgets and staffing, but reading between the lines may tell another story.
Glide Apps Coming To Windows, Android, iOS
News  |  12/12/2012  | 
TransMedia's Glide media sharing service has reinvented itself for the app world.
Tell Me Again Why CEOs Should Tweet
Commentary  |  12/12/2012  | 
Social media matters, but that doesn't mean it's every CEO's job to participate.
Yahoo Gets Serious About Mobile
Commentary  |  12/12/2012  | 
New email and Flickr apps show that CEO Mayer is pushing to make Yahoo a contender in the mobile market.
Top Ten BYOD Developments of 2012
Commentary  |  12/11/2012  | 
It's been another big year for BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) and the consumerization of IT. Apple moved boldly forward and yet lost a step in both market share and esteem. Microsoft staked a claim in the tablet and phone markets. Android came to dominate the smartphone market and make tablet inroads. 4G and the cloud have become more common and big companies stepped in to take control of mobile security.
Twitter Remakes Itself In Instagram's Image
News  |  12/11/2012  | 
By adding its own photo editing tools, Twitter looks less like a microblog and more like a social network.
Moxie Adds Personal Touch To Facebook Chat
News  |  12/11/2012  | 
Engage+ lets companies access information on customers' Facebook profiles, raising questions about the limits of social networking.
How To Compose An Effective Social Media Team
Commentary  |  12/11/2012  | 
In the next phase of social business, internal and external social media teams will need to align more tightly.
White House's Newest Social Tool: Pinterest
News  |  12/10/2012  | 
Pinners can get invited to holiday party at the White House.
10 Signs You're Not A Social Business
Commentary  |  12/7/2012  | 
Confused about what makes a business social? Sometimes it's easier to see the reverse.
Yerdle: Share Online Rather Than Shop
News  |  12/7/2012  | 
Startup Yerdle lets you trade stuff with Facebook friends. By extending the lives of things by giving them a place to be found on the Internet, Yerdle challenges the for-profit marketplace.
Mobile Device Biometrics: The Eyes Have It
Commentary  |  12/6/2012  | 
When people think biometric security, they think verification through fingerprints or voice. A company called EyeVerify is working on software to bring eye vein verification to your smartphone, providing a safe way to conduct banking transactions as well as other BYOD functions.
7 Strategies To Meld Social With Business Process
News  |  12/6/2012  | 
Organizations value social collaboration, but integrating it into business processes is not the norm, finds AIIM survey.
Subcontract Your Chores Using Your Smartphone
News  |  12/5/2012  | 
In the collaborative consumption culture, Exec and other services let you use your phone to outsource physical tasks. BYTE's Boonsri Dickinson tested the service out while staying at the luxurious W Hotel. In a follow up interview, Exec co-founder and CEO Justin Kan appeared on Valley View to discuss the inspiration for building an executive concierge service and future direction of the company.
Social Networks Continue Push For Control
Commentary  |  12/5/2012  | 
The Internet was supposed to facilitate direct connections between individuals and disempower gatekeepers. Instead, it has become a massive man-in-the-middle attack.
Moovweb 'Site Virtualization' Synchronizes E-Commerce Offers
News  |  12/5/2012  | 
Moovweb keeps mobile websites and primary website apps in synch for the likes of 1-800-FLOWERS.com.
Facebook Policy Vote: 10 Things To Know
News  |  12/5/2012  | 
Facebook users have until Dec. 10 to vote on proposed policy changes -- including whether you will be able to vote at all on future changes.
US Twitter Users Not Vulnerable To SMS Spoof
News  |  12/5/2012  | 
A vulnerability in Twitter would allow spoofed posts to a user's account if the account were enabled for SMS updates. Twitter said Tuesday that users in the U.S. are not vulnerable and that users abroad who are should configure their accounts to require a PIN for SMS updates.
Why Eloqua Has the Right Stuff
Commentary  |  12/4/2012  | 
Marketing automation platform broadens its appeal for social media managers.
Capgemini Digital Transformation Group Adopts Badgeville
News  |  12/4/2012  | 
Global IT consultancy will use gamification to further customers' technology and social adoption.
Shoutlet 6.0 Adds Social Advertising, Conversion Tracking
News  |  12/4/2012  | 
Social marketing platform rounded out with ability to pay for promoted posts, integrate with Kenshoo Social for display ad placement, and track conversion of social content and ads to sales.
8 Messaging Tools That Are Burying SMS
News  |  12/3/2012  | 
Twenty years after an engineer sent the first text message, it's showing its age. Here are 8 services that are putting SMS in its grave.


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