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Content tagged with Social posted in March 2009
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Web 2.0: Mixes Social Network, Facts, Opinions
News  |  3/31/2009
The startup matches like-minded people in its review community to zero in on what's most interesting and helpful.
Facebook, Adobe Team On Support For Flash
News  |  3/31/2009
The companies got together last fall after Facebook reviewed support for ActionScript and found that none of its client libraries was complete and fully updated.
bMighty News Flash: Tuesday March 31, 2009
News  |  3/31/2009
Today's top tech news for small and midsize businesses: Internet ad sales, Ballmer feted, Google launches VC, small business job loss, Intel's Nehalem, Nehalem virtualization, wireless carriers standardize, AdMob mobile ad platform, ADTRAN IP communications, UC paging for SMBs, D-Link lifetime warranty, AccelOps all-in-one management, Hostway Exchange platform, Azaleos Exchange patent, Spam increasing, Conficker, MySpace Local, YouTube premium content, Web presence packages for SMBs, bye bye Enc
Facebook Quick Tip: Managing The Redesign
News  |  3/31/2009
Facebook's redesign puts more information in your News Feed -- sometimes too much. Here's how to block updates from the noisiest pals in your social network, without un-friending them entirely.
MySpace Coming To Windows Mobile
News  |  3/30/2009
The partnership will also open up Microsoft's Silverlight to MySpace developers.
Google China Starts Offering Free Music Downloads
News  |  3/30/2009
Google's partner and music source is, a 4-year-old Beijing-based company that aims to promote licensed online music distribution in China.
Faceless Twitter Users Exposed By Other Social Networks
News  |  3/27/2009
Just by comparing Flickr and Twitter, researchers connected the dots in the completely anonymous Twitter graph with only a 12% error rate.
LivingSocial Draws Six Million Users In A Week
News  |  3/27/2009
Social networking site reports big traffic via new Facebook interface.
bMighty News Flash: Friday March 27, 2009
News  |  3/27/2009
Today's top tech news for small and midsize businesses: Small businesses want less stimulus, more tax cuts, free small businesses resources, Amazon, Google, IBM layoffs, Facebook needs $, Google Checkout fees rise, SMBs virtualize blades, Sun VDI 3, Microsoft attacks Mac, Apple WWDC, Windows 7 Release Candidate, Verizon netbooks, Accolade Systems sues Apple, Skype for iPhone, Opera Mobile 9.7, BlackBerry SlingPlayer, U4EA/Vidtel video communication services, TNCI integrated communications, Conf
Twitter Reportedly Launching Premium Service
News  |  3/26/2009
Co-founder Biz Stone says fee-based add-ons are under development, but current services will remain free.
Google Shaping iGoogle Into Web's Front End
News  |  3/26/2009
The launch of gaming themes for iGoogle lets people express their personalities and interests, executive Marissa Mayer says.
bMighty News Flash: Thursday March 26, 2009
News  |  3/26/2009
Today's top tech news for small and midsize businesses: Small business optimism, Opera browser geolocation, hosted virtual desktops, MacBook Pro memory upgrade, Voice-powered Google search for BlackBerry, ContactsCalendarSync for G1 Android, Alltel My Circle, Adobe Flash for Android, mobile app store growth, Wedge Networks security appliance, protecedpdf Small Business Edition, Google services for Web sites, Twitter premium, Twitter best practices...
New York Library Looks To BI Software For Help
News  |  3/25/2009
The massive library system, facing a $23 million budget cut, hopes business intelligence software will help it make the right decisions about staffing and hours.
Comcast's Twitter Team Coaching
News  |  3/25/2009
The add-on for Salesforce CRM lets companies track and aggregate customer complaints on Twitter.
bMighty News Flash: Wednesday March 25, 2009
News  |  3/25/2009
Today's top tech news for small and midsize businesses: Google invests in Pixazza, economy crimps pay-for-performance outsourcing, Firefox architecture instability and memory leaks, no local Windows Azure, proprietary software model broken, is Linux Wal-Mart?, Hitachi 2.5" hard drive, Xobni ends beta, Dell servers and storage, T-Mobile 3G USB laptop stick, Sprint WiMax in 10 cities, Samsung SMB dealer program, Skype leading international carrier, botnet malware targets routers and modems, value
Google Refines Presentation Of Search Results
News  |  3/24/2009
The search market-share leader's latest improvements come in the form of better search-term association and longer search results snippets.
Netflix Integrates Movie Ratings With Facebook
News  |  3/24/2009
The movie rental service expands its use of the Internet to draw in new customers.
bMighty News Flash: Tuesday March 24, 2009
News  |  3/24/2009
Today's top tech news for small and midsize businesses: software developers expectations for stimulus package, Power Pack 2 for Windows Home Server, Sage SalesLogix Today CRM software-hardware appliance, Seagate BlackArmor NAS 440 and NAS 420 servers, HP dc5850 Business Desktop with Linux, AOL coupon service goes mobile, Concur comes to BlackBerry and Windows Mobile, RIM updates BlackBerry Internet service, Elfiq WAN load-balancing product suite, iPhone captures 50% of smartphone W
Twitter Vulnerability Exposed
News  |  3/20/2009
The XSS security issue allows attackers to inject malicious code into Web pages, including HTML and client-side scripts. Offers Twitter Customer-Service App
News  |  3/20/2009
Comcast, Dell, and others will use the app to find and help customers who've turned to their social networks to solve product problems.
bMighty News Flash: Friday March 20, 2009
News  |  3/20/2009
Today's top tech news for small and midsize businesses: SMBs see competitors as harder hit by downturn, Cybercriminals target SMBs, TomTom countersues Microsoft, HP's fault-tolerant server for SMBs, iPhone 3.0 tethering, YouTube for Windows Mobile and Symbian S60, Windows 6.5 Mobile widgets, Windstream's flat-rate Web and audio conferencing, Twitter hoax, Chrome withstands attacks, Firefox, Safari, and IE compromised, Twitter vulnerabilities, Twitter growth, Gmail Undo Send, HD on iTunes, Window
Cisco To Buy Flip Camera Maker For $590 Million
News  |  3/19/2009
Pure Digital's CEO will become general manager of Cisco's consumer business group in the deal.
bMighty News Flash: Thursday March 19, 2009
News  |  3/19/2009
Today's top tech news for small and midsize businesses: Cisco buys Flip, Google woos SMBs, Microsoft still wants Yahoo, Silverlight 3 beta, IE 8 slow, Expression Blend 3 preview, NetSuite expands SaaS developer program, Psystar launches Mac clone, no contract iPhone, Firefox mobile browser, Covad and Cisco managed UC, IE8, Firefox, and Safari hacked, Facebook-friendly Citysearch, 3Tera SLA, training program...
Major Book Publishers Tap Scribd For Viral Marketing
News  |  3/18/2009
Random House, Simon & Schuster, and other publishers will share free novels, preview chapters, and excerpts from authors on the online site for readers.
Pandora Comes To BlackBerry
News  |  3/18/2009
The music-streaming application is the latest push in RIM's strategy to court the casual market.
bMighty News Flash: Wednesday March 18, 2009
News  |  3/18/2009
Today's top tech news for small and midsize businesses: Senate extends SBA programs, IBM buying Sun Microsystems, Criticism and praise for Obama's small business plan, Via Technologies design for mini-laptops, IBM, HP take swipes at Cisco's unified computing, Google Chrome Beta slow on Windows 7, iPhone 3.0 delivers cut, paste, and more, Cybersquatting reaches record levels, Panda Security offers cheaper Security-as-a-Service to SMBs, Google updates Unread in Gmail, Electronic Privacy Informatio
Google Releases Faster Chrome Beta
News  |  3/17/2009
Among the new additions to Chrome include a new way to drag tabs out to arrange a side-by-side view.
bMighty News Flash: Tuesday March 17, 2009
News  |  3/17/2009
Today's top tech news for small and midsize businesses: SBA loan scans, Treasury buys SBA securities, Dell Adamo, iPhone 3.0, HP laptop batteries, HTC Android phones, Comcast WiMax, Mobile Web usage, mobile phone spending, HP ProCurve switches, EMC free upgrade, Facebook privacy, Windows patch, Comcast password breach, Google Earth crimes, OS X and Safari security, Twitter ads, Windows Azure outage, Verizon FiOS, BatchBlue small business Web...
YouTube Mosquito Death Ray Spoof Now Real Research Project
News  |  3/16/2009
A former Microsoft CTO and an astrophysicist who worked on the Strategic Defense Initiative are collaborating on a system that kills mosquitoes with lasers to prevent the spread of malaria.
Facebook Connect Comes To iPhone
News  |  3/16/2009
App Store developers will have access to Facebook's API from within their apps, and the move could expand the social network's mobile presence.
Facebook Traffic More Than Doubles
News  |  3/16/2009
Social networking site enjoyed a 149% increase in visits in February.
Yahoo Lights Friends On Fire
News  |  3/13/2009
The Facebook application based on Yahoo's Fire Eagle software lets social network friends know where you are and what you're up to.
bMighty News Flash: Friday March 13, 2009
News  |  3/13/2009
Today's top tech news for small and midsize businesses: FBI probe of Vivek Kundra, Firefox beta release, Yahoo's FireEagle on Facebook, Palm Pre vs. iPhone and BlackBerry, Symbian platform release schedule, rumors of Android Cupcake, GlobalScape file sharing update, Dell all-in-one tackes iMac, PC makers target SMBs, stimulus for veteran-owned SMBs, Twitter drives traffic, Facebook outpaces Yahoo traffic, CDW seeks SMB partners, Zer01 unlimited mobile plan, Google Voice threatens Android, Linux
Twitter's Future Looks More Social Than Commercial
News  |  3/12/2009
If Twitter keeps trending toward social interaction, its commercial opportunities may not be all they could be, according to an industry report.
bMighty News Flash: Thursday March 12, 2009
News  |  3/12/2009
Today's top tech news for small and midsize businesses: SMBs profitable, Google Voice, SMBs recover first, HP-USA.NET collaboration, telecommunting, eBay retrenches, Amazon price cut, retail sales numbers, new FB homepage, Hulu social network, word of mouth ad impressions, Google search share, Plaxo features, FB referall leader...
Free Apps: Enterprise Freebies Get Serious
News  |  3/11/2009
Like it or not, free software is powering the enterprise. Get comfortable with SaaS, Google Gears, Adobe AIR, application virtualization, and free apps from scores of startups and big-name vendors -- or get left behind.
Ingres Says 'I Do' To Facebook Wedding Application
News  |  3/10/2009
The open source company now serves as the database underlying a social networking site, Connected Weddings.
CIA, NSA Adopting Web 2.0 Strategies
News  |  3/10/2009
In addition to Intellipedia, social and Web-inspired software is becoming the next great tool for the intelligence community.
YouTube Blocks Music Videos In The U.K.
News  |  3/9/2009
YouTube's previous license with PRS for Music has expired, and the video-sharing site has been unable to reach a new agreement.
Twitter Accounts Hacked By Porn Spammer
News  |  3/9/2009
About 750 Twitter accounts were broken into and had a link to a Webcam site posted on the accounts.
Bebo Launches Latino Site
News  |  3/9/2009
Social networking portal looks to increase audience size.
Complex Event Processing Startups To Merge
News  |  3/6/2009
Aleri and Coral8 are hoping to take on much larger competitors such as IBM, Oracle, and Microsoft.
Facebook Makeover Mimics Twitter
News  |  3/5/2009
The social networking site introduced a redesigned user home page, new public profiles for celebrities and organizations, and a change to status updates.
YouTube Wrestles With Scammer-Generated Content
News  |  3/4/2009
One ad, for example, offers stolen credit card numbers that purportedly have been skimmed from cruise liners, casinos, and hotels, with PINs captured by a covert camera.
Facebook Named In Cyber-Bullying Suit
News  |  3/4/2009
A New York teenager has sued the social networking site and some of its users because of a Facebook chat group where she says she was ridiculed and disgraced.
Yahoo Enhances Flickr Video
News  |  3/3/2009
Photo-sharing site is embracing high-definition video.
SocialText Joins Corporate Twitter Trend
News  |  3/3/2009
Yammer,, Socialcast, and Socialtext Signals are part of a wave of companies offering private microblogging services for businesses.
YouTube Denies Being 'Ditched' By White House
News  |  3/3/2009
The Obama administration's Web site came under fire from privacy advocates as soon as it launched for using YouTube videos.
Ambitious Startup Wants To Manage All Your Unstructured Data
Commentary  |  3/2/2009
Digital Reef swings for the data management fences by indexing and classifying all unstructured data in the enterprise. Top applications include e-discovery and storage management.
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