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Tech Out Your Pet Photo Contest
News  |  8/31/2012  | 
Got a pet? Got a gadget? Take a photo of your pet with the gadget and enter it in the Honeywell Tech Out Your Pet Photo Contest. Tweet or Instagram it to @HoneywellPlugIn using the hashtag #TechOutYourPet. The deadline is September 7th.
When Google Docs Isn't Enough: One Retailer's Story
News  |  8/31/2012  | 
Wireless retailer LetsTalk needed a way to collaborate and consolidate the many moving parts of its business. Here's why Podio's tools did the trick.
20 Great Ideas To Steal In 2012
Slideshows  |  8/30/2012  | 
Are you playing it too safe, IT leaders? Take these InformationWeek 500 projects along to rev up your next brainstorming session.
Engaging The Enemy On Social Media: 5 SMB Tips
News  |  8/30/2012  | 
Online controversy can drive big traffic to small and midsize businesses, but is it a good idea to provoke competitors and other foes on social sites?
Google+ Grows Up For Business
News  |  8/30/2012  | 
Google+ has new features that will allow employees to collaborate more, while making IT folks comfortable with privacy restrictions and control mechanisms.
Shoutlet Helps Retailers Track Foursquare Activity
News  |  8/30/2012  | 
Social media management tool also manages promotions tied to a location.
Reddit Struggles While Hosting President Obama
News  |  8/29/2012  | 
The President of the United States answered questions on the website, which slowed under the heavy load.
How Spigit Fosters Innovation: A Hands-On Tour
News  |  8/29/2012  | 
In both its enterprise software and its new freemium product, Icon, Spigit offers tools for brainstorming and selecting the best ideas. Learn more in this Valley View video.
Wajam Dodges iPhone Restrictions, Adds Social Search, Maps
News  |  8/29/2012  | 
Bypassing the App Store, social search utility demonstrates the value of making iPhone apps talk to each other and to social networks.
3 Ways To Turn Enterprise 2.0 Laggards Into Fans
Commentary  |  8/29/2012  | 
Try these experiments to learn why early adopters differ from the people who want collaboration tech thoroughly documented and explained.
Google+ Gets Down To Business
News  |  8/28/2012  | 
Google rolls out several new Google+ features, eyes launch of a distinct Google+ enterprise service by 2014.
Top 5 Password Managers
Slideshows  |  8/28/2012  | 
2012 is the year of the password breach. Did you know there are tools to manage multiple, strong passwords so you don't have to? Here are BYTE's Top 5 P@$$w0rd Managers.
Inside IBM's $1.3 Billion Kenexa Buy
News  |  8/27/2012  | 
IBM social business group's move mirrors acquisitions by SAP, Oracle, and to add online recruiting and talent management to product suites.
Big Data Scientists: The New Mad Men?
News  |  8/27/2012  | 
Successful marketing now depends on "who has the better math," not the better creative, says analytics firm.
5 Tips: Overcome Corporate Collaboration Challenges
Commentary  |  8/27/2012  | 
Social turns top-down communication channels upside down, as employees demand honesty and input on corporate decisions.
Seeking Top 10 Social Business Leaders
Commentary  |  8/24/2012  | 
InformationWeek's The BrainYard seeks your help to identify CIOs and business leaders who are making the best use of social business strategies.
Big Data Sites Filter Election Noise For Facts
News  |  8/24/2012  | 
Whether loyal to the red or blue, voters can use two new semantic search sites to get straight answers on candidates' positions on the issues.
Facebook Takes Mobile App Native For Speed
News  |  8/23/2012  | 
Facebook remains under pressure to prove that its social network will thrive as much on mobile devices as it has on desktop computers
How Smart Businesses Reorganize For Social
Commentary  |  8/23/2012  | 
Companies are stuck at departmental levels when it comes to taking full advantage of social media. Here's how to implement a company-wide social business initiative that delivers strategic results.
Tent Promises Open, Distributed Social Networking
News  |  8/22/2012  | 
Can Tent protocol succeed where other challengers of Facebook and Twitter have fallen short?
LinkedIn Profile Changes: What You Should Know
News  |  8/22/2012  | 
LinkedIn is rolling out an updated version of its profile pages, including larger photos and heavier emphasis on the Summary section. Here's how to stay current on the professional social network.
Kred Tells The Story Of Social Media Influence
News  |  8/17/2012  | 
Kred Story adds visual storytelling to the social media influence tracking service from PeopleBrowsr.
Enterprise Social Networks: Must-Have Features Guide
Slideshows  |  8/17/2012  | 
Confused by the bevy of vendors promising enterprise social nirvana? Tour the core capabilities that you need when implementing social-focused tools in the workplace.
Splunk Makes 'Real' Performance Fashionable Again
News  |  8/17/2012  | 
The startup that helps companies manage their data is holding its own in the stock market. Is this a sign that more startups should consider starting real businesses, instead of trying to strike it rich in social media?
5 Cloud Collaboration Tools Leaders Emerge
News  |  8/17/2012  | 
From IBM to Yammer, these 5 vendors do the best job of balancing a vision for cloud collaboration with enterprise-class capabilities, Forrester Research says.
Twitter Tweaks Developers With Tough Rules
News  |  8/17/2012  | 
Those writing software that interacts with Twitter see the changes as disastrous.
RIM To Sprinkle Android Mojo Into BlackBerry 10
News  |  8/17/2012  | 
New version of RIM's contact management application in BlackBerry 10 will take a page from Google's Android platform.
Client-Side Hacks: Fake Sites Keep Companies Vulnerable
News  |  8/16/2012  | 
BYTE talked to security expert Raphael Mudge about how hackers "social engineer" their way into companies. Using a fake LinkedIn site, he showed us how all it takes is one computer to compromise the security of an entire organization.
HootSuite, Get Satisfaction Tighten Integration
News  |  8/16/2012  | 
Upgraded app for the HootSuite dashboard can be used to turn social posts into topics for the Get Satisfaction customer communities, or answer questions from social media contacts with content from Get Satisfaction.
NewsGator's New CEO Plots Social Software Growth
News  |  8/16/2012  | 
'I wouldn't join a company in crisis,' says new president and CEO Daniel Kraft, whose courtship was in the works even before Microsoft bought Yammer, according to J.B. Holston, now chairman. Yet the shakeup is recognition of a changing market.
Beyond YouTube: Turning Video Viewers Into Customers
News  |  8/15/2012  | 
Two SMBs dissatisfied with a lack of tangible return from their online video audiences went looking for an alternative to YouTube. Here's what they found.
How To Build A Social Collaboration Team
Commentary  |  8/14/2012  | 
You need a visionary to get things started, supported by other players who know how to get things done.
Acquia Acquires Anti-Spam Partner Mollom
News  |  8/14/2012  | 
Technology will be incorporated into a forthcoming comment moderation platform for Drupal and other content management systems.
Yammer Updates, Partners With HootSuite
News  |  8/14/2012  | 
Though now part of Microsoft, Yammer is determined to maintain its pace of innovation. Meanwhile, HootSuite users now can interact with Yammer as a panel on the HootSuite social media management dashboard. Chatter Communities Offer Customer, Partner Networks
News  |  8/14/2012  | 
Chatter will address the public social networking market where Lithium and Jive compete.
Geographic Search Engine Finds Location-Specific Tweets, Media
News  |  8/13/2012  | 
Geofeedia finds geo-tagged messages, photos, and videos for journalism, surveillance, and location-based market intelligence.
What's Your Unadoption Strategy For Enterprise 2.0?
Commentary  |  8/10/2012  | 
Stop fretting about adoption and start thinking about what needs to stop. What will you get rid of to make way for social collaboration?
How Consumerization is Lowering Security Standards
Commentary  |  8/9/2012  | 
Security and convenience are a direct tradeoff. The market need to make products convenient makes them insecure. Just ask Wired journalist Mat Honan, whose identity was stolen through his Amazon and Apple accounts.
KnowledgeTree's Unique Online Editor Rewinds To Show Changes
News  |  8/9/2012  | 
Editor geared for working through many drafts, where the document can be wound back to view each contributor's changes as color-coded passages, distinguishes KnowledgeTree from Microsoft Office and other cloud software for doc management.
In Social Media, The Customer Really Comes First
News  |  8/9/2012  | 
Social media make the customer more powerful than ever. Here's how to listen and react.
Top 5 Social Struggles For SMBs
News  |  8/8/2012  | 
Social use does not equal social strategy. Here are the top reasons SMBs have no real idea what they're doing on social sites.
Amazon Enters Social Gaming Market
News  |  8/7/2012  | 
While social gaming pioneers Facebook and Zynga struggle to regain their footing, Amazon charges ahead.
Google Ends Apps for Teams, Google Video For Business
News  |  8/7/2012  | 
Google announced that Google Apps for Teams, Google Listen, and Google Video for Business are the next products destined for the cyber-dustbin.
NewsGator Prepares To Leapfrog SharePoint Social Streams
News  |  8/6/2012  | 
Microsoft is buying Yammer and upgrading social features in SharePoint 2013, but NewsGator continues to find room to make itself useful.
Hearst Adopts Sprinklr For Editorial, Marketing Use
News  |  8/6/2012  | 
Sprinklr wins deal with publishing giant to manage social media across more than 25 brands, including Elle, Cosmopolitan and House Beautiful.
Teambox Touts Dropbox, Box, Google Integration
News  |  8/6/2012  | 
Task-oriented social business collaboration suite wraps itself around cloud file-sharing apps, adds note and chat capabilities.
How Topsy Tames Twitter's Big Data Fire Hose
News  |  8/6/2012  | 
Twitter's Political Index is just a taste of things to come as sophisticated data analysis becomes standard business practice.
Why Big Data Will Deliver ROI For Social Business
Commentary  |  8/3/2012  | 
The public-by-default nature of social media is a boon to business--or will be, as we learn to cope with the volume of conversation.
Facebook Fakes: Many Users Don't Exist
News  |  8/2/2012  | 
Facebook reports that as many as 83 million of its users are phony--but the numbers tell only part of the story.
Social Project Management Gets Big Picture View
News  |  8/2/2012  | 
10,000ft chases the same social project/work/task vision as Asana, Wrike, and other companies--but from a higher altitude.
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