Asana Offers Inbox Just For Work
Asana's task management tool, derived from software to keep Facebook engineers organized, adds an inbox for getting things done.
Yammer Deal Casts Shadow On NewsGator Strategy
When Microsoft bought Yammer for $1.2 billion, it snubbed the vendor that has helped the most to round out SharePoint as an enterprise social platform. NewsGator's CEO explains why that's a good thing.
Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Developer Preview 4
Mountain Lion, a.k.a. OS X 10.8, marries the Apple desktop operating system to iOS features that previously were found only on the iPhone and iPad. Among them: Messages, Notifications, Reminders, a Game Center, and better integration with iCloud. It's not a revolutionary upgrade to the desktop OS, but it should please Mac enterprise users.
Social Media For Grownups
Every company needs a social networking policy, but don’t stifle creativity and productivity with too much formality.
iOS 6 Beta: First Look
iOS 6 appears to be a great update, with many new and useful features for iPhones and iPads--but the changes aren't so radical that you'll have to learn the OS all over again. Apple has made important changes to Music, iTunes, Maps, and Siri. It has added Facebook and Twitter integration, and a useful location-based feature called geofencing.
How You Can Social Engineer Your Social Life
Highlight, Airtime, and a slew of other companies want to use your location on your phone and your connections online to suggest people you should know. Is this the future of meeting people?
Microsoft Rumored To Acquire Yammer
If the stories are true, Microsoft could pay more than $1 billion, recognizing the value of Yammer's cloud social network compared to more SharePoint-centric products like NewsGator Social Sites.
Apple's Second Chance At Social
Ping, Apple's social network for music, has proven to be a disappointment, but the company's Game Center social network looks like it's bound for glory.
Big News From Apple: MacBooks, iOS 6, And More
Apple's WWDC 2012 keynote on Monday was full of product announcements, most of which have been rumored for some time now. They included a new, thinner MacBook Pro with a Retina Display; a MacBook Air update; and iOS 6 with a smarter Siri and new mapping app, among other enhancements.
Maxim, Drupal, And The Hometown Hotties
Moving the men's magazine website to Drupal has given Maxim's Web developers more flexibility, including the ability to add social features to online events such as voting for "hot hometown girls."
Facebook App Center: Less Is More?
Facebook App Center promises to make it easier for users to find apps and developers to make money. Only about 600 apps greet users at launch.
Falling Flat On Its Facebook
Facebook's stock price has spiraled downward since the IPO, but that might be the least of its troubles. Marketers are dissatisfied with the value of advertising on Facebook and even users might be tiring.
Are We There Yet? Social Media's Perpetual Evolution
Social media is not a passing fad, but neither is it engraved in stone. Already the latest article of faith--that the ultimate marketing message is the one a person shares with his circle--is shattering because more users are being paid to "Like." Social media is more a sandstorm of passing fads, individually ephemeral but collectively an inexorable force. So observes Bob Guccione Jr. in his second BYTE Me column.