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Content tagged with Social posted in August 2011
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Pardot Ties Social Media To Marketing Automation Tools
News  |  8/31/2011  | 
Unveiled at's Dreamforce event, SMB lead-generation software now identifies prospect profiles, provides social media publishing.
How One SMB Makes B2B Social Marketing Work
News  |  8/31/2011  | 
Content is king, whether you're marketing to consumers or other business, says midmarket firm that's succeeding through social channels.
Social Networking Policy: Must-Have Elements
News  |  8/31/2011  | 
Consider this expert advice on the issues that should be addressed in enterprise social networking guidelines.
Social Data Sharing Standard Nears Finish Line
News  |  8/31/2011  | 
Facebook, Google have already backed the OAuth 2.0 authentication scheme. What's holding up this "valet key" for social data?
EMC Rolls Out VMware-Aware Storage Management Tool
News  |  8/30/2011  | 
Virtual Storage Integrator enables server administrators to manage provisioning of servers, storage.
Social Media Stock Picks Come To Bloomberg
News  |  8/29/2011  | 
WiseWindow begins distributing sentiment data for consumer stocks such as airlines as a Bloomberg data feed. Here's how one quant applied the data.
5 Enterprise Social Trends For Next 5 Years
News  |  8/29/2011  | 
Take a look at the flattening enterprise, expanding definition of marketing, and other social networking trends already emerging.
IBM Connections Social Platform Adds Mobile Options
News  |  8/29/2011  | 
Native mobile clients for iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry deliver access to all major features of IBM enterprise social tools.
How To Use Google+ Ignore
News  |  8/26/2011  | 
New Ignore feature is less offensive than using Google+ Block to stop certain people from commenting on your posts.
Google+ Adds Ignore Button To Stop Pests
News  |  8/26/2011  | 
When social networking is not working, Google+ users can turn to a new tool to silence unsolicited sharing.
Google To Close Slide
News  |  8/26/2011  | 
Slide social software founder Max Levchin, who also co-founded PayPal, is leaving Google to pursue other opportunities.
Forrester Names 4 Leading Enterprise Social Platforms
News  |  8/26/2011  | 
Check out the early leaders in the race for best internal social communication tools.
What Jive's IPO Says About Social Software Market
Commentary  |  8/25/2011  | 
Jive wants to use public offering to propel itself to enterprise social media greatness, but doesn't expect to make a profit for the foreseeable future.
Google+ Gets +1 Button Connection
News  |  8/24/2011  | 
Rewired +1 button on third-party websites lets users share site content with Google+ Circles.
5 Ways Google Should Expand Google+
Commentary  |  8/24/2011  | 
Google has made a small stride toward integrating Google+ with Gmail. Here are five ways we'd like to see Google+ expand.
Bunchball Brings Gamification To
News  |  8/24/2011  | 
Now that you've automated your sales force, Bunchball wants to help motivate them.
Ford Shares Google+ Early Feedback
News  |  8/24/2011  | 
Ford Social Media Director Scott Monty shares early customer reactions, and some business wishes, related to Ford's unique brand page on Google+.
Twitter Co-Founder Launches New Startup: Lift
News  |  8/24/2011  | 
Biz Stone and fellow Web entrepreneurs have announced in a series of cryptic blog posts a forthcoming app aimed at "unlocking potential."
OneDesk Translates Customer Feedback Into R&D
News  |  8/24/2011  | 
Platform for managing online and social contacts emphasizes business needs related to product and service development.
New Facebook Privacy Controls, Sprint for iPhone 5, Sony NEX-5N and RIM's Curves: BYTE Newsbriefs
News  |  8/24/2011  | 
New Privacy Settings for Facebook, iPhone 5 to support Sprint service and RIM BlackBerry Curve smartphone news. August 23, 2011 BYTE Briefs.
Ford Hosts Google+ Hangout Chat On Millennials
News  |  8/23/2011  | 
Ford uses its unusual position as one of the first business brands on Google+ as part of seminar on marketing to the millennial generation.
5 Key Facts On Facebook Privacy Revamp
News  |  8/23/2011  | 
Facebook has once again tweaked its privacy options, giving users more control. Here are the most important changes to understand.
Yammer Integrates Updates In Activity Stream
News  |  8/23/2011  | 
Integration via open APIs aims to break down "social networking silos" at companies using multiple social-enabled apps.
Adobe Vet Joins Lithium As CEO
News  |  8/23/2011  | 
Rob Tarkoff joins the private social network specialist from overseeing collaboration and digital experience products at Adobe.
Google+ Verfies IDs For High-Profile Users
News  |  8/22/2011  | 
Is that person in your circle really who they say they are? Google+ can now tell you.
Google+ Eye Tracking Study Shows Potential
News  |  8/22/2011  | 
Would Google+ ads would perform at least as well as those on Facebook? One study says yes.
Skype Inks Deal To Acquire GroupMe
News  |  8/22/2011  | 
Startup’s mobile conferencing app could strengthen Windows Phone 7 platform once Microsoft completes Skype buyout.
OpenSocial 2.0 Spec Stresses Social Media Interoperability
News  |  8/22/2011  | 
By embracing OAuth 2.0, Activity Streams, and other specifications, OpenSocial could become the top enterprise social software integration standard.
How To Export All Data From Your Google Sites
News  |  8/21/2011  | 
Here's how to get your Google Site data from from their servers to your computer so you have complete control.
You Know You're From IT In 1990s If ...
News  |  8/19/2011  | 
With a nod to the latest Facebook meme, we look back at 46 signs you worked in the tech industry two decades ago.
One Route To Automating Customer Tech Support
News  |  8/19/2011  | 
By monitoring customer tech support queries, nanoRep builds a knowledge base that can provide answers to a high percentage of them. One customer reports achieving a 90% to 95% hit rate.
Enterprise Social Networking: What's The Worst Case Scenario?
News  |  8/18/2011  | 
Experts weigh in on some of the biggest social security risks that threaten enterprises and how to thwart them.
Marc Canter: Ain't No Jobs Out Here
Commentary  |  8/18/2011  | 
In installment three of his videoblog, the Macromedia founder takes on tech training for the midwestern masses.
Mobile Strategy: It's Not About The Gadgets
Commentary  |  8/18/2011  | 
Too many businesses fret about this smartphone or that tablet. The real change will come from social, local, mobile, and games coming together on any of those devices.
University Finds Chatter Cuts 'Reply To All' Problem
News  |  8/18/2011  | 
Fresno Pacific University deploys social software on departmental basis, nixes wall-to-wall rollout.
Social Networking Policy: Who Should Craft It?
News  |  8/17/2011  | 
Don’t leave HR, legal, or marketing alone at a table for one to write your company's social networking policy. Consider this expert advice.
Why Enterprises Should Study Social Experience Design
News  |  8/17/2011  | 
Social apps and projects require a different vocabulary and toolset than traditional app development, says Gartner's Ray Valdes.
Facebook App Reminds Transplant Patients To Take Meds
News  |  8/17/2011  | 
Integration of electronic health record with social network app helps kidney transplant patients stay on their medication schedules.
Prove The Benefits Of Social Software: Expert Advice
News  |  8/16/2011  | 
Even if you can't pinpoint ROI, most executives will recognize if social software improves operations and corporate performance, says John Hagel of Deloitte's Center for the Edge.
VA Issues Social Media Policy
News  |  8/16/2011  | 
Agency sets policies and limits on how personnel can use Facebook, Twitter, and other online sites to communicate with veterans and other stakeholders.
Top 20 Add-Ons For Microsoft SharePoint
Slideshows  |  8/16/2011  | 
Boost SharePoint's collaboration and file-sharing powers with third-party add-ons. Here's a visual tour of some favorites.
Where's Obama? White House Joins Foursquare
News  |  8/16/2011  | 
People can follow President Obama's travels or check in to the White House through the social networking site.
Socialware Cashes In As Finance Gets Compliant
News  |  8/15/2011  | 
As financial advisors get clarification on compliance rules for social media, Socialware's business grows.
How Comcast SportsNet Plays The Social Media Game
News  |  8/15/2011  | 
Cable network's regional websites use Gigya's social widgets and Awareness' social media management to score with sports fans.
Format The Text In Google+ Posts
News  |  8/15/2011  | 
Here's how to easily bold, italicize or strike through the text of your Google+ posts.
Building A Creative Exchange On Social Software
News  |  8/12/2011  | 
To build a collaborative business for creative professionals and their clients, Blur Group stitched together cloud and open source technologies.
Google Apps Update May Hint At Google+ Integration
News  |  8/12/2011  | 
Does the new look for Gmail, Calendar, and Docs mean Google's business users will soon get access to profiles and Google+?
How To Build Your Personal Brand Using Google+
News  |  8/12/2011  | 
Don't wait for Google+ Business Profiles--use the existing platform to build your own personal brand.
LinkedIn Disavows Ads With User Pictures
News  |  8/11/2011  | 
The social network is rethinking social advertising after users object to the use of their images for promotions.
PageLines Makes Wordpress Creation Drag And Drop Easy
Slideshows  |  8/11/2011  | 
Running a Wordpress website can be a snap for even novices, but many users struggle when it comes to custom site layouts and configurations. For those without web scripting experience, Platform Pro offers an appealing option.
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