News & Commentary
Content tagged with Social posted in August 2009
U.S. Open Warns Against Tweets
News  |  8/31/2009  | 
Players are banned from sending Twitter messages during matches of the Grand Slam tennis tournament.
IBM Patents Facebook Remote Control
News  |  8/31/2009  | 
Application envisions a system that would allow users to microblog while watching TV.
Facebook Updates iPhone App
News  |  8/28/2009  | 
Version 3.0 of the social networking app has a retooled user interface and new features.
Social Networkers Risk More Than Privacy
News  |  8/27/2009  | 
Facebook and Twitter users post personal information that could be used by professional home burglars looking for targets, says a U.K. study.
Facebook Promises Stronger Privacy Controls
News  |  8/27/2009  | 
Developers who create Facebook applications will have to get explicit permission to use personal information from Facebook users.
Facebook Testing Mobile Payments
News  |  8/27/2009  | 
The social network is enabling some users to buy Facebook Credits with their mobile phones instead of a credit card.
Yahoo Enhances Search, IM, Mail
News  |  8/25/2009  | 
With enhancements for Mail, Messenger, and Search, Yahoo continues to develop as a social destination site.
Social Networks Leak Personal Information
News  |  8/24/2009  | 
Internet users are revealing information that identifies them through the use of social networking sites, a research study claims.
Microsoft Launches OneApp Platform
News  |  8/24/2009  | 
The application will bring lightweight versions of Twitter, Facebook, and other programs to feature phones.
Facebook Plans Hiring Spree
News  |  8/24/2009  | 
CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the social networking site plans to increase its staff by as much as 50% this year.
CDC Readies Internet Barrage To Combat Swine Flu
News  |  8/24/2009  | 
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control uses a range of Internet services, including Twitter, YouTube, and even games, to help spread flu-protection messages.
MySpace Acquires iLike
News  |  8/19/2009  | 
In buying the popular social music service, MySpace will gain a connection to users of rival social networks Facebook, Bebo, and Hi5.
MySpace Close To Buying Social Music Service iLike
News  |  8/17/2009  | 
MySpace is near to closing a $20 million deal to acquire the service, which tracks tastes and recommends music to its 50 million registered users.
Huffington Post Launches 'Digital Water Cooler' With Facebook
News  |  8/17/2009  | 
The HuffPost is using Facebook Connect to help readers to discuss its articles with their friends.
'Pointless Babble' Tops Twitter Use
News  |  8/14/2009  | 
Tweets with "pass along value" and news accounted for only about 12% of Twitter traffic, according to a study.
T-Mobile, Verizon Top Customer Care Ratings
News  |  8/13/2009  | 
Customer service perception can have a significant impact on subscriber churn rate.
Global CIO: A CIO's Fear Of Social Networking
Commentary  |  8/13/2009  | 
IT folk like Stu Laura see Web 2.0 as a giant food fight with unknown outcomes and lots of disharmony. They don’t get it--yet.
LinkedIn Tool Searches For SAP Talent
News  |  8/13/2009  | 
SAP joined several venture firms in funding social networking site LinkedIn with $22.7 million last fall.
Google Adds Social Networking To Personalized Home Page
News  |  8/12/2009  | 
Google launched a suite of "social gadgets" for iGoogle, including games, shared to-do lists, and video-sharing on YouTube.
Facebook Lite Goes Live, Sort Of
News  |  8/12/2009  | 
Social networking site accidentally exposes trial version to thousands of users.
Twitter Suffers Short Outage In Another Attack
News  |  8/12/2009  | 
Twitter appeared to be down for less than a half hour Tuesday, a few days after a denial-of-service attack brought the service down for more than two hours.
Signs Of Support For DoD 2.0
News  |  8/11/2009  | 
The Department of Defense's new Web 2.0 Guidance Forum is intended to help shape the military's policy on use of social networking tools.
Healthcare Providers Plug Into Facebook, Twitter, YouTube
News  |  8/11/2009  | 
The social media craze is creating new challenges and opportunities for the University of California San Francisco Medical Center and Mayo Clinic.
Facebook To Buy FriendFeed
News  |  8/10/2009  | 
FriendFeed's management team includes former Google developers who helped launch Gmail and Google Maps.
Tr.im URL Shortener Axed
News  |  8/10/2009  | 
Developer Nambu says it can no longer afford to support the widely used Twitter add-on.
Manufacturer Looks To iPhone To Help Boost Sales
News  |  8/7/2009  | 
Haworth, a $1.65 billion maker of office furniture, built an iPhone app and used Facebook and Twitter to drive customers into its showrooms.
Presidential Diaries Resurface As Tweets
News  |  8/7/2009  | 
A historical association is turning 200-year-old handwritten texts into digital tweets for John Quincy Adams.
Google Sells Radio Ad Business
News  |  8/5/2009  | 
The search giant is unloading its radio advertising and automation assets to WideOrbit.
Connected TV Sales Booming
News  |  8/5/2009  | 
Consumer demand for Web content on their TVs led sales of sets with built-in Internet capabilities to top $1 billion in the second quarter.
iPhone A Hit With Consumer Companies
News  |  8/4/2009  | 
Pizza Hut, Kraft, and Whole Foods are looking to iPhone apps to grow revenues in a tough economy.
INQ Intros Twitter Phones
News  |  8/4/2009  | 
The company is trying to cut into the smartphone market by introducing low-cost feature phones that can access Twitter, Facebook, Skype, Gmail, and other Web services.
Glide Engage Challenges Twitter
News  |  8/3/2009  | 
A micro-blogging service called Glide Engage launches later this week.


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