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Content tagged with Social posted in October 2008
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Drupal Takes Home 2008 Overall Open Source CMS Award
Commentary  |  10/31/2008
Drupal cleaned up for the second year in a row in the 2008 Open Source CMS Awards, taking home both the Overall Open Source CMS Award and the Best Open Source PHP CMS Award. This marks the first time in which a content management system has ever won the overall award in back-to-back years.
Google Defends Gmail Uptime, Bolsters Google Apps
News  |  10/30/2008
Google extends its premiere edition SLA to other products to disperse any cloud hanging over its cloud computing capabilities.
Radus Unveils Glossy Personal Media Hub
News  |  10/30/2008
The startup aims to provide a consistent user experience for online media consumption, whether that involves reading news feeds, sharing content, blogging, or watching videos.
Cloud Computing Tools For Managing Amazon, Google Services
News  |  10/30/2008
Getting the most out of Amazon's Web Services or Google's App Engine requires the right tools. We run down the benefits of Elastra, Coghead, Heroku, Enomaly, and Hyperic CloudStatus.
IBM's Enterprise Content Management Push
Commentary  |  10/29/2008
Content management systems may not be the first thing that comes to mind at the mention of IBM's name, but this week it's being made clear that they play a critical part in IBM's Information On Demand strategy.
Mount Sinai Medical Center's Latest Surgical Tool: Data Mining
News  |  10/29/2008
Using business intelligence tools, officials discovered $4.5 million in uncollected revenue owed to the New York City hospital by insurers and others.
7 iPhone Apps Worth Paying For
News  |  10/29/2008
Airsharing, NotepadSync, and Twittelator Pro are just a few of the inexpensive apps that can turn your iPhone or Touch into a more powerful tool.
Bitrix Site Manager Launches Two New Versions
Commentary  |  10/28/2008
Following just a few months after the release of Site Manager 7.0, Bitrix last week announced two new editions of Site Manager intended for sites that need to support heavy traffic and e-commerce.
Popular Digital Media Site Has Oracle Working Behind Scenes
News  |  10/28/2008
Interactive One hopes to expand its Web sites next year by adding one for each of its radio stations, while consolidating physical servers from 260 down to 120.
Yahoo Introduces Social Developer Platform
News  |  10/28/2008
Over the coming months, Yahoo expects newly developed social applications to make the experience of using Yahoo more like Facebook or MySpace.
Mobile Social Networks Have Untapped Potential
News  |  10/28/2008
There's a big financial reward if social networks can get a significant portion of its users into the mobile space, but the business model may need to be tweaked.
IBM Introduces 'Information On Demand' Products
News  |  10/27/2008
The products are part of a three-year, $10 billion investment by IBM to build out a broad data management product portfolio.
BlackBerry Gets Live Video Streaming
News  |  10/27/2008
The mobile broadcasting service Qik announced support for the BlackBerry Bold and Pearl, with more handsets to come.
Yahoo Plans Y!OS Developer Release Next Week
News  |  10/24/2008
In the coming months, the open software platform is expected to reach Yahoo's home page and Yahoo Mail, enabling functions and applications that utilize social profile data.
Time Warner Cable's Road Runner Rolls Out TransMedia's Glide
News  |  10/24/2008
Similar to Google Apps, Glide is a media-sharing, communications, productivity, and file-storage service that runs on compatible Web browsers using Linux, Mac OS X, or Windows.
SpringCM Announces Upgrades, Free Records Management
Commentary  |  10/23/2008
SpringCM made two significant announcements this week -- an upgrade to its hosted content management system and free access to its records management tools for customers for the next two years.
Free Event To Tour Kellogg's Intranet
Commentary  |  10/22/2008
Building and managing a compelling intranet that meets the needs of your organization can be challenging, but a look at the best practices employed by other leading intranets is always good fodder for brainstorming and emulation.
SaaS Revenue Growing, Market Set To Double By 2012
News  |  10/22/2008
Driving the growth in SaaS deployments is businesses' desire to reduce their IT capital expenditure budget and to rapidly implement software that supports a specific business need, Gartner said.
Amazon Reports Strong Growth, Buys Gaming Company
News  |  10/22/2008
The company reported $4.26 billion in revenue, an increase of 31% but just shy of forecasts that the company would bring in $4.48 in revenue.
Yahoo Shares Rise On Cost-Cutting Plan
News  |  10/22/2008
Investors give CEO Jerry Yang's plan to reduce spending by $400 million a thumbs up.
Yahoo Profit Falls As 10% Layoffs Loom
News  |  10/21/2008
Earlier this year, Yahoo rejected an acquisition offer from Microsoft priced at $33 per share. Its stock closed Tuesday at just over $12 per share.
Bluenog's Unconventional Open Source Strategy
News  |  10/20/2008
Bluenog combines the development methods of open source with the technical support of a commercial company. Is this a prototype of the software company of the future?
New SharePoint Sheriff In Town
Commentary  |  10/20/2008
Autonomy ControlPoint aims to bring governance to the wild west of SharePoint content. But does SharePoint need it?
Motorola Working On Android Smartphone
News  |  10/20/2008
The company's first crack at Google's operating system is expected to feature strong social networking features, but it may not debut until the second quarter of 2009.
Internet, Cell Phones Keep Families Together, Pew Finds
News  |  10/20/2008
Married couples with kids are the most likely to embrace communications-oriented technologies and gadgets because they have the most relationships to coordinate.
Step Two Designs Introduce A Free Resource For Intranets
Commentary  |  10/17/2008
There are dozens (or hundreds or thousands) of resources for intranet advice on the Web, and while some of them do deliver helpful advice and articles on the life cycle of planning, building, deploying, and maintaining an intranet, many lack depth and hands-on experience.
iGoogle Users iRate About Portal's Changes
News  |  10/17/2008
Almost all of the 80 comments posted on InformationWeek since its revision express unhappiness about the search engine's new personalized home page.
Android Has Remote Kill Switch
News  |  10/16/2008
Joining Apple, Google will have the ability to remotely remove software from Android-powered devices if third-party developers violate certain terms.
Novell To Buy Managed Objects, Expand Data Center Offerings
News  |  10/16/2008
Managed Objects produces such software products as Application Impact Management, which gathers application operational data together into a management dashboard. Makes Flash Site Development Seem Easy
Commentary  |  10/15/2008
Wix, a company whose tools allow its users to create impressive Flash-based sites without programming or Flash skills, announced this week that it's adding a number of premium options to its services.
Nokia Adds Fox News To Its Media Network
News  |  10/15/2008
A&E Network, Bio Channel, History Channel, and Hollywood Reporter also are now onboard Nokia's ad network to target cell phone users.
Cloud Summit: SAP Sees Bright Future In Cloud Computing
News  |  10/15/2008
Cloud computing is coming more quickly to smaller organizations, largely because it is financially compelling, a panel of industry CTOs and insiders agreed.
Obama Campaign Ads Popping Up In Video Game Billboards
News  |  10/15/2008
The ads appear in racing games including Burnout Paradise and NASCAR 09, as well as NHL 09, NBA Live 08, Need For Speed, NFL Tour, and Skate.
Yahoo, Google Reportedly Negotiating Ad Deal With DOJ
News  |  10/14/2008
The companies want to be able to place Google ads next to Yahoo search results and share the profits.
Zimplit Aims To Simplify Content Management
Commentary  |  10/13/2008
At a time when other content management systems are locked in what seems like an arms race to add new features, a return to simplicity can be kind of refreshing. Introduced just a few months ago, Zimplit claims to be the easiest content management system ever made, and while I'd argue that on a number of levels, it is pretty darn easy to set up and use.
SEC Values Microsoft's Greenfield Acquisition At $524 Million
News  |  10/10/2008
The software maker in August said it would pay $486 million for the operator of
Ektron CMS400.NET v7.6 Improves SEO And Multisite Support
Commentary  |  10/9/2008
Ektron CMS400.NET v7.6 was released late last month, focusing mainly on a number of improvements intended to help sites built with the content management system improve their placement in search engines. In addition, other enhancements include centralized multisite support and optional e-commerce functionality for its enterprise offering.
Oracle To Buy A Leading Project Management Supplier
News  |  10/9/2008
The acquisition of Primavera Software will give Oracle the opportunity to bundle project management with its existing enterprise portfolio.
Microsoft's 'New Xbox Experience' To Launch Nov. 19
News  |  10/9/2008
The interface behind the company's popular Xbox 360 gaming console is set for a major face-lift.
Google Begins Testing AdSense For Games
News  |  10/8/2008
To be eligible, publishers must generate a minimum of 500,000 game plays per day and receive at least 80% of their traffic from the U.S. or the U.K.
The DITA Standard Puts Its Money Where Its Mouth Is
Commentary  |  10/7/2008
You may have heard of Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) standards for content creation, and it's just as likely that your eyes glazed over as the DITA faithful sing its praises. It's easy to get down into the weeds quickly in a discussion of DITA, but at its core, it's an XML-based method for authoring content in reusable modules, organized by topic.
MySpace Agrees To Integrate HP Printing Services
News  |  10/7/2008
The partnership allows MySpace users to print photos stored on their profiles; there are about 4 billion images posted on the social network.
MySpace, Facebook Lead Mobile Social Networking
News  |  10/7/2008
Despite a slate of newcomers, the major online social networks dominate the mobile space, according to ABI Research.
Contentonomics: Put Your Video On A Longer Leash
News  |  10/7/2008
Media companies should invest in describing their content with metadata, to make it discoverable and make it as easy as possible for consumers to engage with, experts suggest.
Contentonomics: Build A Better Business Back End
News  |  10/6/2008
Media companies facing threats to their business models from Internet companies might want to stand up and defend themselves by investing in better technology, says an Oracle exec.
IBM Opens 'Bluehouse' For Cloud-Based Social Networking
News  |  10/6/2008
IBM ties together parts of its Lotus, Rational, and Tivoli software to appeal to SMBs and departments in larger corporations, because of the minimal up-front costs and maintenance.
Contentonomics: The Rules Of Media Engagement Have Changed
News  |  10/6/2008
Video and media companies are eager not to repeat the past mistakes of Napster, while also keeping content creators happy, according to Contentinople's publisher.
Facebook Co-Founder To Leave For Own Software Startup
News  |  10/6/2008
Dustin Moskowitz is joining Facebook engineer Justin Rosenstein, but reassured employees that "Facebook is moving in the right direction."
Microsoft Reveals Plans For 'Kilimanjaro' SQL Server
News  |  10/6/2008
The next version of SQL Server, due out in 2010, will underpin Microsoft's first data warehouse appliance.
Google-Yahoo Deal Needs Oversight, Senator Says
News  |  10/3/2008
The companies announced in June their nonexclusive advertising deal, which would allow Google to run ads alongside Yahoo search results.
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