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Content tagged with Social posted in November 2010
Flock Updates Social Media Browser
News  |  11/30/2010
Like competitor RockMelt, Version 3.5 of the Mac and Windows app is based on Chromium 7.
NASA Rated Tops In Social Media Savvy
News  |  11/30/2010
The space agency earned a "genius" rating from L2 for effectively using Tweetup, Foursquare, Gowalla, Flickr, and its own website.
Twitter Uncertainty Spooking Investors
News  |  11/29/2010
Venture capital for Twitter startups has dropped 50%, largely due to confusion about the microblogging service's purpose and functions, reports CBI Insights.
Skyfire Adds Facebook Integration To Android Mobile Browser
News  |  11/24/2010
Social media focused app features easy video streaming, quick news feed access, and a simple way to "like" articles on any site.
Yelp Intros Check In Offers
News  |  11/23/2010
Social media firm revamps business owner dashboard with location-based customer loyalty features.
TSA Screening Protests Take To Social Media
News  |  11/23/2010
Air travelers turning to Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube to try to change the Transportation Security Administration's new hand-search and enhanced body scanner policies.
Smartphones To Ring Up 28% Of Holiday Shopping
News  |  11/22/2010
Consumers will use mobile technology and communications tools to leverage their spending reach, finds retail survey.
Facebook Traffic Up 60%
News  |  11/22/2010
Social media site is by far the most popular online destination, generating 25% of page views and 10% of Internet visits, finds Hitwise.
Twitter Tests People Finder Tool
News  |  11/19/2010
Microblogging site rolling out features to simplify searching for relevant users to follow.
MySpace Extends Facebook Integration
News  |  11/19/2010
Mashup with Facebook is the once-dominant social network's latest effort to become relevant again among music, movies, and TV fans.
Twitter Testing Analytics Tool
News  |  11/18/2010
Microblogging site expected to allow users to track the most successful tweets, the most influential followers, and which tweets caused people to unfollow them.
Schwartz On Security: Click 'Dislike' For Facebook Safety
Commentary  |  11/17/2010
Social networks allow for friends, but what about your enemies, as in the myriad viruses and worms out to fry your account and personal financial information?
Google Rolls Hotpot Mobile Recommendation Tool
News  |  11/16/2010
Location-based Android widget is now available; iPhone version is on the way. 'Bundles' Enables Multiple Link Sharing
News  |  11/16/2010
Feature allows users to share links to several websites through a single, shortened URL.
Google CEO Schmidt Says NFC To Extend Android Acceptance
Commentary  |  11/15/2010
Near Field Communications was the talk of Web 2.0 Summit early on, as Google announced that it will be included in a forthcoming phone, and powered by the next version of Android.
Desktop Twitter Programs Revealed
Slideshows  |  11/15/2010
Desktop Twitter clients offer some advantages over browser-based options for the more than 175 million registered Twitter users navigating the tens of millions of daily Tweets. Desktop clients free user from the limited range of controls and UT metaphors found in the browser, and there's less chance of being bitten by a web-based exploit. Moreover, third-party browser-based clients, such as HootSuite and, hint at different ways of interacting with Twitter. It's no wonder that third-p
Photo Site Takes Different 'Path' To Social Networking
News  |  11/15/2010
Path, launched by former Facebook and Napster executives, allows users to share photos with up to 50 contacts.
Amazon Pulls Controversial E-Book After Consumer Complaints
News  |  11/12/2010
Sale of self-published book about pedophilia launched threats of boycott from blogosphere and social media sites.
Facebook Gets Live Video Streaming
News  |  11/11/2010
Livestream enables fan pages on the leading social network to broadcast real-time video feeds.
Foursquare Updates Web App
News  |  11/10/2010
Location based social media site confronts competition from Facebook, Google, and Apple with cleaner home page and friend-finding tools.
MainCloud Intros Content Sharing Service
News  |  11/10/2010
Free publishing tool lets users aggregate documents, videos, and more from Web 2.0 sites or personal repositories, and share ad revenue.
Facebook's Zuckerberg Mocked By Yale Students
News  |  11/9/2010
While many spoofs of Harvard's famous drop out involve privacy concerns, the latest revolves around a football rivalry.
U.S., India Partner On Open Government
News  |  11/8/2010
On his trip to Mumbai, President Obama points to similarities in the open government goals of the U.S. and India, and pledges $1 million in support of public efforts to share best practices.
IBM Boosts Social Media Software, Services
News  |  11/8/2010
Lotus Connections 3.0 adds analytics, mobile capabilities to the enterprise collaboration platform.
Tumblr Lights Dashboards For iPhone, Android
News  |  11/5/2010
Updated mobile apps are faster, easier than prior releases, said microblogging site.
US Bank Takes BI Beyond Employees
Commentary  |  11/4/2010
Spreading access to business intelligence among employees is hard enough, but this bank's self-service ScoreBoard is aimed customers.
Cisco Integrates Social Media With CRM
News  |  11/3/2010
SocialMiner lets businesses find and respond to comments and complaints in social networks and blogs within its Customer Collaboration suite.
Twitter Deposits Promoted Tweets In Timelines
News  |  11/2/2010
Partners with HootSuite to test ad messages in users' microblog feeds.
SAS Services Mine Customer Interactions
News  |  11/1/2010
Twitter comments and Web site interactions yield insight into customer satisfaction, segmentation and campaign success.
Holiday Shoppers Count On Online Research
News  |  11/1/2010
A majority of consumers say they'll use social networks, websites, and smartphones to get advice, deals, and coupons before they buy.

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