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Content tagged with Social posted in January 2011
Facebook Expands Places Deals To Europe
News  |  1/31/2011
Social network users in Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and the U.K. can now get discounts by checking in at Starbucks, Mazda, and other partner businesses.
LinkedIn IPO Valuation Projected To Be $2 Billion
News  |  1/28/2011
The professional social networking site nearly quadrupled revenue from 2007 to 2009, but expects a slowdown in 2011 as it invests for growth, according to the company’s SEC filing.
LinkedIn Launches Targeted Ad Service
News  |  1/27/2011
Pay-per-click service can select users based on job title, company, LinkedIn group.
Facebook Credits Policy Raises Developers' Hackles
News  |  1/26/2011
The social network addresses concerns that the 30% cut it takes when game players use Credits will damage developers' cash flow.
Facebook Makes Credits Sole Legal Currency
News  |  1/25/2011
Developers must pay the social media giant a 30% cut whenever online game players use the virtual money.
Foursquare Value Checks In At $250 Million
News  |  1/24/2011
Social media location site is developing tools to help local businesses connect with customers and expects to hit 10 million users by June, said site co-founder.
Firms Integrating Social Media With CRM
News  |  1/21/2011
With half of businesses saying social media investments are paying off, linking data from LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter to customer management is the next step, finds SugarCRM survey.
Facebook Fields Feature Phone App
News  |  1/20/2011
The social network is trying to reach the majority of mobile phone users who don't have smartphones.
Facebook Ad Spending To Hit $4.05 Billion In 2011
News  |  1/20/2011
In the U.S., the social media site will garner 7.8% of the online ad market, compared with its 4.7% share in 2010, reported eMarketer's annual forecast.
Netizens Are More Active Citizens
News  |  1/19/2011
Pew study finds 85% of Twitter users, 82% of social networkers, and 75% of Americans donate their time to community groups.
Social Network Frenzy Signals Another Tech Bubble
Commentary  |  1/19/2011
Some say the likes of Facebook, Twitter and Groupon deserve to be measured by a different yardstick. But that's what they said about the infamous flameouts of ten years ago.
Inside Joomla 1.6: Improved Access Control, Categories
Slideshows  |  1/14/2011
Open-source content management systems, such as Joomla, have proven to be effective options for many Web sites and businesses and can be found running some of the largest and busiest sites on the Web. With strong content features, the open-source Joomla has been a popular choice, despite some traditional weaknesses, especially when it came to controlling user permissions on site and sorting content. But with the recently released Joomla 1.6, the open source content management system has gone a l
What's At Stake In IBM's Jeopardy Challenge?
Commentary  |  1/14/2011
Advances in assisted Q&A could find their way into medicine, legal, tech support and compliance applications.
Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales Celebrates 10 Years of Wikipedia
Commentary  |  1/14/2011
January 15 marks 10 years of Wikipedia. Can it be? Gina Smith caught up with Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales to get his perspective on these phenomenal 10 years.
Hacker Pleads Guilty To Cyber 'Sextortion'
News  |  1/14/2011
California man faces up to six years in jail for charges related to stealing 230 women's online identities to access information from their email and Facebook accounts.
Worldwide Internet Use Approaches 2 Billion
News  |  1/14/2011
Royal Pingdom's 2010 year-end report reveals staggering figures about the growth of social media, email, online video, spam, and the Internet overall.
MySpace Confirms Sale Rumors
News  |  1/13/2011
News Corp. is exploring options for unloading the money-losing social media property, said MySpace.
Social Media Users Expect Rapid Response To Complaints
News  |  1/12/2011
One-fourth of poll respondents expect answers within an hour when using Facebook, Twitter to communicate with companies, finds British study.
Facebook Paid $8.5 Million For
News  |  1/12/2011
The social media company acquired the URL from the American Farm Bureau Federation in late 2010.
5 Paths To The New Data Integration
Commentary  |  1/11/2011
Embedded, automatic and easy new approaches meet growing demands for do-it-yourself data analysis.
Socialtext Takes Pricing Hammer To Yammer
News  |  1/7/2011
Enterprise social networking vendor hopes to lure competitor's customers with aggressive migration offer.
MySpace Planning Massive Layoffs
News  |  1/7/2011
Social networking site will cut its U.S. staff by up to 50% and virtually close its international operations to try to stem the flow of red ink, say reports.
Facebook Modifies Privacy Settings For State Governments
News  |  1/6/2011
Colorado attorney general led coalition that faulted the social media site's terms of service for conflicting with state constitutions.
Zynga To Acquire Social Web Browser Flock
News  |  1/6/2011
Deal marks the game developer's eighth purchase in eight months.
StumbleUpon Tops Facebook As Social Media Traffic Source
News  |  1/4/2011
The small social discovery network drove 43% of U.S. page views in December, beating mammoth Facebook's 38% share, reported StatCounter.

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