While many of Facebook's 500 million users waste part of their days growing virtual crops or committing imaginary crimes, there are many Facebook applications designed to actually improve business productivity. There are more than 550,000 active applications on the Facebook platform, according to the social network, with many designed specifically to improve business practices or better-integrate Facebook into a company's operations. Many business apps are free. Often, fee-based apps offer a bas
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Social Revitalizer's Social RSS supports all major versions of RSS and ATOM, including media feeds. With the free Facebook app -- used by more than 640,000 people -- users can add their blog and RSS feeds to their Facebook fan page, and plays flash, MP3 and Silverlight files directly from the tab, Social Revitalizer said. A free toolbar delivers web radio, eBay, YouTube and Amazon, as well as RSS feeds. For $24 a year -- a 14-day trial version is available -- Social Revitalizer provides metrics and a greater number of RSS feeds to subscribers' walls, the company said.
Google in the Enterprise SurveyThere's no doubt Google has made headway into businesses: Just 28 percent discourage or ban use of its productivity products, and 69 percent cite Google Apps' good or excellent mobility. But progress could still stall: 59 percent of nonusers distrust the security of Google's cloud. Its data privacy is an open question, and 37 percent worry about integration.