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Content tagged with Social posted in December 2012
Mobile's Biggest Losers In 2012
Commentary  |  12/21/2012
The last twelve months have been turbulent for smartphone makers and wireless network providers. Here's who took it on the chin hardest.
Oracle Buys Eloqua: Watch Out Salesforce?
News  |  12/20/2012
Eloqua buy represents the latest move in Oracle's "marketing cloud" acquisitions duel with
eBay Drops Mobile Advertising
News  |  12/19/2012
eBay has decided that advertising inside mobile apps is not worth the effort and that they will end all ads inside their own mobile apps. What does this mean for the future of mobile advertising?
Social Enterprise 2013: Opportunities And Obstacles
Commentary  |  12/19/2012
Big changes such as integrating social tools with business take time. Remember that in slow-moving revolutions, the persistent are as likely to be successful as the bold.
London Firefighters Pursue Twitter Monitoring
News  |  12/19/2012
London Fire Brigade moves to allow people to summon rescuers via Twitter, parallels "text to 911" efforts in the United States.
Instagram Users Fume At Photos As Ads
News  |  12/18/2012
Instagram users cry foul loudly, but the proposed new terms of service now conform to what Facebook already does with user content.
Social Media: Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone
Commentary  |  12/18/2012
Before you get too deep into social business strategy, look at how comfortable your organization and its leaders are with the world of social media.
Teambox Bundles Box Storage With Social Collaboration
News  |  12/17/2012
Project-oriented social collaboration tool Teambox offers Box integration along with 15 gigabytes per user of free storage.
In Search Of Social Business Excellence
Commentary  |  12/17/2012
Vala Afshar, chief customer officer of Enterasys Networks, celebrates his firm's social business success story, from Chatter to Twitter, in "The Pursuit of Social Business Excellence."
What's Your Big Data Worth?
News  |  12/14/2012
Big data experts say accounting rules need to catch up to the fact that information has value that should be reflected on a company's books.
QuantiaMD Opens Social Network For Medical Residents
News  |  12/13/2012
Online community lets residents view case presentations, ask questions and exchange best practices with peers, using PCs, tablets and smartphones.
Where Is Social In The IT Budget?
News  |  12/13/2012
Social networking scores low in a new survey on IT budgets and staffing, but reading between the lines may tell another story.
Glide Apps Coming To Windows, Android, iOS
News  |  12/12/2012
TransMedia's Glide media sharing service has reinvented itself for the app world.
Tell Me Again Why CEOs Should Tweet
Commentary  |  12/12/2012
Social media matters, but that doesn't mean it's every CEO's job to participate.
Yahoo Gets Serious About Mobile
Commentary  |  12/12/2012
New email and Flickr apps show that CEO Mayer is pushing to make Yahoo a contender in the mobile market.
Top Ten BYOD Developments of 2012
Commentary  |  12/11/2012
It's been another big year for BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) and the consumerization of IT. Apple moved boldly forward and yet lost a step in both market share and esteem. Microsoft staked a claim in the tablet and phone markets. Android came to dominate the smartphone market and make tablet inroads. 4G and the cloud have become more common and big companies stepped in to take control of mobile security.
Twitter Remakes Itself In Instagram's Image
News  |  12/11/2012
By adding its own photo editing tools, Twitter looks less like a microblog and more like a social network.
Moxie Adds Personal Touch To Facebook Chat
News  |  12/11/2012
Engage+ lets companies access information on customers' Facebook profiles, raising questions about the limits of social networking.
How To Compose An Effective Social Media Team
Commentary  |  12/11/2012
In the next phase of social business, internal and external social media teams will need to align more tightly.
White House's Newest Social Tool: Pinterest
News  |  12/10/2012
Pinners can get invited to holiday party at the White House.
10 Signs You're Not A Social Business
Commentary  |  12/7/2012
Confused about what makes a business social? Sometimes it's easier to see the reverse.
Yerdle: Share Online Rather Than Shop
News  |  12/7/2012
Startup Yerdle lets you trade stuff with Facebook friends. By extending the lives of things by giving them a place to be found on the Internet, Yerdle challenges the for-profit marketplace.
Mobile Device Biometrics: The Eyes Have It
Commentary  |  12/6/2012
When people think biometric security, they think verification through fingerprints or voice. A company called EyeVerify is working on software to bring eye vein verification to your smartphone, providing a safe way to conduct banking transactions as well as other BYOD functions.
7 Strategies To Meld Social With Business Process
News  |  12/6/2012
Organizations value social collaboration, but integrating it into business processes is not the norm, finds AIIM survey.
Subcontract Your Chores Using Your Smartphone
News  |  12/5/2012
In the collaborative consumption culture, Exec and other services let you use your phone to outsource physical tasks. BYTE's Boonsri Dickinson tested the service out while staying at the luxurious W Hotel. In a follow up interview, Exec co-founder and CEO Justin Kan appeared on Valley View to discuss the inspiration for building an executive concierge service and future direction of the company.
Social Networks Continue Push For Control
Commentary  |  12/5/2012
The Internet was supposed to facilitate direct connections between individuals and disempower gatekeepers. Instead, it has become a massive man-in-the-middle attack.
Moovweb 'Site Virtualization' Synchronizes E-Commerce Offers
News  |  12/5/2012
Moovweb keeps mobile websites and primary website apps in synch for the likes of
US Twitter Users Not Vulnerable To SMS Spoof
News  |  12/5/2012
A vulnerability in Twitter would allow spoofed posts to a user's account if the account were enabled for SMS updates. Twitter said Tuesday that users in the U.S. are not vulnerable and that users abroad who are should configure their accounts to require a PIN for SMS updates.
Why Eloqua Has the Right Stuff
Commentary  |  12/4/2012
Marketing automation platform broadens its appeal for social media managers.
Capgemini Digital Transformation Group Adopts Badgeville
News  |  12/4/2012
Global IT consultancy will use gamification to further customers' technology and social adoption.
Shoutlet 6.0 Adds Social Advertising, Conversion Tracking
News  |  12/4/2012
Social marketing platform rounded out with ability to pay for promoted posts, integrate with Kenshoo Social for display ad placement, and track conversion of social content and ads to sales.
8 Messaging Tools That Are Burying SMS
News  |  12/3/2012
Twenty years after an engineer sent the first text message, it's showing its age. Here are 8 services that are putting SMS in its grave.

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