News & Commentary
Content tagged with Social posted in July 2009
Piracy Verdict Gets Student Fined $675,000
News  |  7/31/2009  | 
The verdict, $22,000 per track, is far less than the legal maximum the jury could have levied.
1 In 10 Internet Users Buys Virtual Goods
News  |  7/31/2009  | 
Nearly half of buyers report visiting virtual worlds; more than a quarter said they either own an iPhone or play social network games.
Facebook May Be Friending Android
News  |  7/30/2009  | 
Google's Android platform may soon become too big for the social networking giant to ignore.
Global CIO: IBM's Game-Changing Plunge Into Predictive Analytics
Commentary  |  7/29/2009  | 
Why IBM's plan to buy SPSS will greatly accelerate the evolution of not only IBM but also that of the entire IT industry.
Twitter A New Tool For British Civil Servants
News  |  7/29/2009  | 
The microblog service is seen as a way to update the public on news releases, YouTube videos, Flickr photos, and government actions during a crisis.
Woman's Tweet Draws Landlord Lawsuit
News  |  7/28/2009  | 
The Chicago woman is being sued for $50,000 for making a negative remark about her apartment maintenance.
Best Video Editing Apps For Bloggers
News  |  7/27/2009  | 
We look at Adobe Premiere Elements, DeskShare Auto Movie Creator, Cyberlink PowerDirector, Corel VideoStudio, and other video editing software for vloggers.
Review: Nokia N97 Is Work In Progress
News  |  7/27/2009  | 
While its hardware mostly pleases, Nokia's flagship multimedia phone fails to deliver on seamless integration with e-mail and social networks.
T-Mobile To Offer BlackBerry Curve 8520
News  |  7/27/2009  | 
RIM's consumer-friendly smartphone has strong social networking features, out-of-the box Mac compatibility, and an optical navigation pad instead of a trackball.
Twitter Launches Tools For Businesses
News  |  7/24/2009  | 
The micro-blogging service hopes that its search widget and user manual will help businesses use Twitter for marketing --- and boost its own revenue.
Americans Flocking To Internet With Wireless Devices
News  |  7/24/2009  | 
The use of mobile handsets for accessing the Web has increased 73% since late 2007.
Homeland Security Gets Web 2.0 Overhaul
News  |  7/23/2009  | 
The agency's redesigned Web site features a new YouTube channel and links to Twitter and other media, in a push towards greater transparency.
Yahoo Revamps Amid Uncertainty
News  |  7/21/2009  | 
New personalization tools add direct links to social networking sites, other external content.
Facebook Claims 250 Million Users
News  |  7/16/2009  | 
Half of the social networking site's users log on every day, but rival Twitter is growing at twice the rate.
Facebook -- The Book -- Comes Under Fire
News  |  7/15/2009  | 
Author Ben Mezrich's " true story" about the founding of the social networking Web site is drawing criticism -- and Hollywood interest.
RIM Launching BlackBerry Social Network
News  |  7/14/2009  | 
The free site will enable BlackBerry users to recommend new applications, socialize, and share tips and tricks.
Facebook Valued At $6.5 Billion
News  |  7/14/2009  | 
Digital Sky Technologies has invested $100 million in the social networking site, purchasing common stock from current and former Facebook employees.
Facebook Looks To Bolster Mobile Apps
News  |  7/13/2009  | 
The social networking site is offering mobile application developers and device manufacturers a SaaS platform that allows software to be tested on a wide range of handsets.
Nokia Surge Smartphone Seeks Social Networkers
News  |  7/13/2009  | 
Symbian-powered handset will be able to receive e-mails and offer mobile access to Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
Government Accountability Office Joins Social Media Revolution
News  |  7/8/2009  | 
The federal agency is using Twitter and YouTube to inform the public about its reports and mission.
CompuServe Shuttered By AOL
News  |  7/6/2009  | 
The first major commercial online service gave many consumers their initial exposure to e-mail and Internet connectivity.
Facebook Simplifies Privacy Settings
News  |  7/1/2009  | 
The privacy controls at Facebook are getting reworked in the hope that users will choose to be more open.
Usenet Loses RIAA Copyright Infringement Suit
News  |  7/1/2009  | 
The music industry group is shifting away from targeting individuals and toward going after companies that make copyright violations possible.


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