Google +1 Adds Social Element To Search
Facebook is the target as the company builds a social network around search results that lets people share recommendations for websites and online advertisers.
IBM Connects With Social Software
Jeff Schick, IBM's vice president of social software, gives a tour of the company's various social media applications and how he uses activity streams and communities throughout the day.
SMBs Boosting IT Spending, Hiring
Small and midsize business technology budgets are growing at the fastest rate since 2009, while one in three firms said they plan to hire IT staff during the next 18 months, according to a Spiceworks survey.
AppMakr Adds Social Networking To App Development
What would you pay somebody--or a firm--to develop a mobile application for your business? I'm talking about an app that lets your customers use their smartphones to get news about your company, check out promos, and browse through products.
Java Inventor Joins Google
James Gosling comes aboard as his former employer, Oracle, battles Google over the use of Java in Android.
HP Makes Green SMB Push
The vendor announced several green initiatives at a recent conference in San Francisco, some of which are aimed at SMBs.
Broadvision's Clearvale Express Offers Free Social Media Capabilities
Broadvision has introduced Clearvale Express, a SaaS-based social networking/enterprise 2.0 application that makes it possible for a company to provide workers with a Twitter-like activity stream that lets you know what your colleagues are working on, collaborate on files and tasks, and build collaborative communities. Workers can follow other users and view a simple Facebook-like profile wall on each user of the company network within Clearvale Express. The application is a stripped down versio
Social-Media Study Teasers Unveiled
Did you know that the most widely used social media channel for small and midsize businesses are company pages on Facebook? Or that SMBs are ditching e-mail marketing in favor of social media advertising?
Nimbula Readies Cloud OS Launch
Director operating system will enable providers to build out a cloud infrastructure like Amazon's EC2, then extend it with their own brand of added services, the firm announced at Cloud Connect.
Social Media Is Changing CRM
Facebook, Twitter, and other social channels are changing the way companies interact with customers, says Alex Dayon, executive VP of customer relationship management at Salesforce.com.
Itanium Dump Could Cost Oracle Billions
Forcing customers to buy Sun hardware if they want to run Oracle apps may be the only way to justify a $7.4 billion acquisition, but such a move could alienate customers and deliver them straight to rivals.
IBM Intros Social Media Analytics
The cloud-based Coremetrics Social and Unica email optimization suite help businesses assess the impact of social marketing initiatives.
Firefox 4 Secures HTTPS
Like Google Chrome, Mozilla's upgraded browser implements HTTP Strict Transport Security, enabling Web sites to specify when only HTTPS pages should be used.
Oracle Reports 37% Revenue Growth
Software revenue increased 19% from a year ago, reaching $6 billion, and gross margins for the hardware business Oracle acquired when it bought Sun Microsystems reached 55% in the most recent quarter.