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Content tagged with Social posted in July 2010
Google Ramping Games Business
News  |  7/29/2010  | 
Discussions with online gaming companies and a job listing for a games project manager suggest Google is prepping its Facebook-competing social network.
Sina Opens Microblog Platform
News  |  7/28/2010  | 
Twitter-style rapid information sharing faces an uphill battle with China's government censors. Betas Q&A Social Network
News  |  7/27/2010  | 
Search technology will direct people to experts who can answer their questions.
Wikileaks Posts Thousands Of Afghan War Documents Online
News  |  7/26/2010  | 
White House condemns leak, says publishing of classified material could put American lives at risk.
Twitter To Open Dedicated Data Center
News  |  7/22/2010  | 
Custom Salt Lake City facility being built to address technical problems resulting from the microblogging site's rapid growth.
Memphis Cuts Crime With Predictive Analytics
News  |  7/21/2010  | 
Tennessee city attributes 31% drop in crime rate to knowing when and where to put cops on the street.
Facebook CEO Hired Man Suing For Ownership
News  |  7/21/2010  | 
Mark Zuckerberg says he had a contract with Paul Ceglia seven years ago, but the web designer's claim of 84% ownership in Facebook is incorrect.
Enterprises Failing Social Media Test
News  |  7/19/2010  | 
Siemens study highlights the disconnect between the majority of consumers who want to use social media to connect with businesses and the few companies who are prepared to meet the demand.
Collective Intellect Intros Social Media CRM
News  |  7/16/2010  | 
Customer relationship management platform offers real-time text mining and analytics to help companies manage feedback drawn from social networks, websites, and call centers.
Facebook Increases Mobile Users 50% Since April
News  |  7/15/2010  | 
The social network is ramping its mobile presence to boost adoption in countries where smartphones are the main way to access the web.
Microsoft Townhall Driving Congress Crowdsourcing Site
News  |  7/15/2010  | 
House Republicans are the second users of Microsoft's services-based software aimed at political candidates and government customers.
Evernote Launches Trunk Productivity App Platform
News  |  7/14/2010  | 
Evernote announced Trunk -- a platform to add new types of content and user experiences to this popular productivity application for desktop and mobile clients.
Microsoft Outlook Enhances Facebook Integration
News  |  7/14/2010  | 
Social network support added to make the e-mail client more of a communication hub on the desktop.
Consumers Blending Social Media, Email Marketing
News  |  7/14/2010  | 
Almost 40% consult Facebook and Twitter to complement the information, deals, and news they receive from companies via e-mail marketing.
Facebook Sued For 84% Ownership Stake
News  |  7/13/2010  | 
Web designer Paul Ceglia says a 2003 contract entitles him to majority ownership of the social networking site.
TwitVid Launches Video Ad Network
News  |  7/12/2010  | 
Twitter video hosing service aims to capture momentum from growing number of companies shifting advertising spending online.
Customer Engagement Tool Adds Social Media Monitoring
News  |  7/9/2010  | 
Interactive Intelligence, Buzzient partnership allows companies to better monitor and respond to comments on blogs, social networks, and other platforms.
Loopt Launches Location History
News  |  7/7/2010  | 
Users can access mobile location data from the prior 30 days as a downloadable Keyhole Markup Language file.
BlackBerry Twitter App Graduates To 1.0
Commentary  |  7/7/2010  | 
The official Twitter application for the BlackBerry platform has moved beyond its beta status and reaches a full 1.0 release.
Facebook Tests Face Detection For Photo Tagging
News  |  7/2/2010  | 
The technology aims to speed up naming people in the 100 million photos uploaded to Facebook each day.
New Yahoo Mail And IM Apps Target Android
Commentary  |  7/1/2010  | 
Yahoo has introduced two new apps for Android meant to help keep Yahoo Mail and Messenger services in the game. It also debuted Web-based email for the iPhone.
Collaboration Unites Berlitz Language Instructors
News  |  7/1/2010  | 
Far-flung employees find experts and share best practices with IBM Lotus social networking tools.
Full Nelson: Behind Cisco's Tablet Surprise
Commentary  |  7/1/2010  | 
Cisco's Cius tablet is just one part of the company's push to own the "Social Enterprise," and, with its video-centric approach, another tool to push today's infrastructure for obvious gains.
Facebook Tightens Security On Developer Apps
News  |  7/1/2010  | 
Users must now grant permission for their data to be accessed by third-party applications, websites, and services.

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