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Facebook Adds Share Capabilities To Like Button
News  |  2/28/2011
The functionality is expected to bolster page views and traffic for third-party advertisers and content creators.
Groupon Launches Group Buying Portal In China
News  |  2/28/2011
The daily deal company is partnering with Tencent and Yunfeng on, hoping to take advantage of a market that could reach $2.4 billion by year's end.
China Blocks LinkedIn
News  |  2/25/2011
The business social media site is the latest to be barred by the government, although partial access seems to have been restored.
Facebook Tells FTC To Balance Privacy, Innovation
News  |  2/25/2011
In commenting on the Federal Trade Commission's plan to protect online privacy, the social media site cautions the agency not to do anything that will hinder business development.
Review: Clearvale Express Free Social Networking For Businesses
News  |  2/24/2011
Broadvision is providing a free, stripped-down version of its enterprise product for businesses looking for a simple way to offer social networking functionality to employees.
Consumers Combine Search, Social Media For Purchasing Decisions
News  |  2/24/2011
Nearly half of all consumers surveyed used a combination of search and social media sites before making a buying decision, GroupM Search and comScore report.
Facebook Cracks Down On Third Party Apps
News  |  2/24/2011
Software developers say that the social media site is disabling their apps, including Breakup Notifier and a poker game, without warning or clear explanation.
Few Businesses Use Social Media For Disaster Recovery
News  |  2/23/2011
Only about 25% of businesses have added social media like Facebook or Twitter to their disaster recovery and business continuity plans, a survey by Janco Associates reveals.
Foursquare To Host First Hackathon
News  |  2/18/2011
The location service expects the 150 registered developers to build a variety of maps, mashups, and other tools using the company's new APIv2 during the day-long event.
Facebook Refines Search Tools
News  |  2/17/2011
The social networking site makes a move after competitors like Google and Greplin take steps to improve their own search capabilities.
Social Media Marketing Up 40% Among Local Businesses
News  |  2/17/2011
Facebook and Google are the top outlets for promoting products online, while most who've used group buying sites like Groupon say they won't repeat the experience, according to MerchantCircle.
Constant Contact Buys Social CRM Developer
News  |  2/16/2011
Bantam Live was acquired by the SMB-focused online marketing firm to integrate customer data collection and management across email, social media, and other channels.
Twitter Trends Driven By Mainstream Media
News  |  2/16/2011
Traditional news outlets are more influential than bloggers and individual tweeters, says an HP Labs analysis of 16.32 million tweets on 3,361 topics sent over 40 days.
Clicking Through Drupal 7's Features
Slideshows  |  2/15/2011
When looking for examples of enterprise applications where open source products have competed effectively against expensive and complex commercial products, a good place to start is content management. Open source content management systems (CMS) have become extremely popular choices for running very large, complex, and busy Web sites. Open source CMS Drupal has made its name on that basis, by managing some very popular Web sites, including many news sites and However, in areas s
Myriad Launches Text-Based Social Networking Service
News  |  2/15/2011
Users of mobile phones without data subscription plans will be able to access email, IM, and social network sites like Facebook and Twitter.
Micro-Funding Site Integrates With LinkedIn, Facebook
News  |  2/14/2011 lets entrepreneurs connect to social media to seek funding from contacts.
Facebook Pages Redesign Adds Administrator Features
News  |  2/11/2011
The update, mandatory in early March, mirrors recent changes to individual profiles and includes admin notifications when fans interact with or post comments to a page.
Under the Radar Conference To Prove (Again) Why CIOs Must Work With Startups
Commentary  |  2/9/2011
If you think it's too risky to do business with startups, think again. Some of the biggest brands in the world are placing their IT bets with startups and the Under the Radar conference is where they get to find and vet them.
Global CIO: How Gen Y Can Kill Collaboration Projects
Commentary  |  2/9/2011
Are you justifying new collaboration tools just because you think your young, emerging workforce expects it? Geoffrey Moore (of 'Crossing the Chasm' fame) calls that the 'worst possible reason'
Facebook Moving Headquarters To Menlo Park
News  |  2/9/2011
Social media giant takes over campus formerly owned by Sun Microsystems.
Facebook Opens Live Commenting To All
News  |  2/8/2011
A company engineer details the behind-the-scenes development challenges in creating the new instant messaging-like feature.
Facebook Tops Social Media Brand Loyalty
News  |  2/7/2011
Social media giant dominates all competitors. MySpace a "distant second," Customer Loyalty Index reports.
Facebook Faces Congressional Privacy Interrogation
News  |  2/4/2011
The co-chairmen of the House Privacy Caucus want Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to explain his company's plans for enabling the sharing of user phone numbers and addresses.
Hearsay Launches Social Media Management For Branch Offices
News  |  2/3/2011
Platform helps corporations maintain control over brand, compliance when local representatives use Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter to support customer relationships.
Businesses Take Action With Twitter
Slideshows  |  2/2/2011
In only a couple of years, Twitter's gone from what seemed like a mere gimmick to one of the fastest ways to spread the word about something. That makes it seem like an ideal medium for a business to raise notice about its products and services, and in fact that's what a great many companies do. The problem is that the very audience you'll be seeking to engage with Twitter is also the same audience that has a built-in skepticism about social media. Twitter users by and large are entirely too con
Schwartz On Security: The Right To Social Networks
Commentary  |  2/2/2011
Blocking Internet access, cellular networks, or Web sites is never a good idea -- whether in Egypt or at home.
Twitter: The Business Case For And Against
News  |  2/2/2011
The microblogging platform's meteoric rise makes many enterprises think they need to jump on board. However, it's not for every company; here's how to know if a Twitter presence is right for you.
Facebook To Open Comments Platform For External Sites
News  |  2/1/2011
The social media site could power the reader feedback sections of news sites, blogs, and other digital publishing outlets.
Socialcast's New "Town Hall": Executive Social Outreach
Commentary  |  2/1/2011
The social enterprise platform now includes a method for executives to communicate, answer questions and hold virtual office hours. (Video demo of Town Hall included.)

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