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1. Editor's Note: Is Enterprise 2.0 Really Buzz-Worthy?
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- Microsoft Adds Web 2.0 Enhancements To SharePoint
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- Verizon To Offer Mobile Payments With Obopay
- Microsoft Remedies Health Plans With Free SOA Framework
- Gateway Joins Growing List Of Battery Recalls
- Forget Porn And Gambling, Everyday Searches Can Be Dangerous
- There She Is ... Miss America, For Online Child Safety
- Patent Injunction Could Roil Wi-Fi Industry
- Motorola's IT Department Takes On Enterprise 2.0
- Trojans Lurking In Fake Video Postings On YouTube
- Debate Over Laptop Seizures Heats Up
- SAP Ups Its Game In Mobile Software Sales
- In-Flight Mobile Phone Services Approved For Europe's Airbus Passengers
- Tech Companies Still Committed To RFID, But Customers Are Uncertain
4. The Latest Google Blog Posts
- Yahoo CEO Out: Does This Mean Panama Is A Flop?
- 'Sicko' On Google Video
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1. Editor's Note: Is Enterprise 2.0 Really Buzz-Worthy?
Enterprise 2.0 and all of its promised benefits -- enabling communities, conversations, and collaborations across an enterprise -- have generated a lot of buzz recently. But is it really buzz-worthy?
If you believe Hype 2.0, the world is moving toward 2.0 everything. Web 2.0. Enterprise 2.0. Health Care 2.0. Sex 2.0. Food 2.0. The truth is, there's a lot to like about some of the 2.0 stuff, and businesses can gain some real benefits by enabling better communications among and between workers, partners, customers, suppliers, and others. Nick Hoover wrote on his blog about an example of that we saw at our Enterprise 2.0 conference this week.
Nick wrote about 10 members of the IT team at Morgan Stanley attending the conference who were actively realizing the benefits of 2.0. While in Enterprise 2.0 conference sessions, they used their BlackBerrys to post their comments, impressions, and notes to a Team Blog, creating instant communication with one another, as well as a record for their colleagues who weren't able to attend the conference.
After reading Nick's blog, two of the Morgan Stanley staff members posed an explanation of how they set up the Team Blog, why they did it, and how Enterprise 2.0 culture is helping their company work smarter. That's the start of a conversation and discussion we'd encourage you to join. As Morgan Stanley's Yuriy Krylov put it, "Enterprise 2.0 is NOT simply Web 2.0 for enterprises." Clearly, the IT team at Morgan Stanley gets it.
Read how and why Morgan Stanley thinks Enterprise 2.0 is worth the trouble, and then ask yourself how these technologies could help your company.
Verizon To Offer Mobile Payments With Obopay
Verizon Wireless, the No. 2 U.S. mobile service, said Wednesday it will let customers use their cell phones to send each other money using a service from privately held Obopay.
Patent Injunction Could Roil Wi-Fi Industry
An Australian federal agency won a patent for Wi-Fi technology in September 1996, and now a federal judge has ordered a vendor to stop selling wireless LAN products until it obtains a license.
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Yahoo CEO Out: Does This Mean Panama Is A Flop?
Yahoo CEO Terry Semel resigned Monday in a move that sent shockwaves through the Web. Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang will replace Semel at the top spot. Despite Semel's best efforts -- buying Overture and building Panama -- Yahoo hasn't been able to keep up with Google in terms of search or online ad growth. The announcement opens up plenty of new questions.
Sicko On Google Video
Michael Moore's latest film, Sicko, has appeared online. My wife and I watched it in its entirety on Google Video Sunday night. It has been removed since then, though it's no doubt still available on various file-sharing networks. I'm tempted to send Mr. Moore a check for the $20 we won't be spending at the movie theater this summer, but to do so would be to shortchange him. Sicko is a profoundly compelling film, and if it has the effect on the rest of America that it had on me, Mr. Moore will have done this country a far greater service than can be paid back in dollars.
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