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Interop: Oracle Looks Beyond ERP
News  |  4/30/2008
The company announced at Interop that it will follow the money by emphasizing line-of-business applications embedded with Web 2.0 features.
Content Management Blunders From Down Under
Commentary  |  4/30/2008
The hits keep coming in from our "Top 5 Reasons A Content Management Company Will Go Out Of Business" post. This time, the experiences come from a university from the land down under, proving content management blunders serve us all on a truly global scale.
The Weekly Watch On Content Management
Commentary  |  4/25/2008
Leading off this installment of The Weekly Watch is Alfresco, a company that's proven there's plenty of innovation left in the enterprise content management (ECM) sector. Alfresco sent InformationWeek some of its recent accomplishments and a few grabbed our attention.
'LOL' Slips Into Homework But Formal Writing Still Valued
News  |  4/25/2008
Twenty-five percent of teens surveyed said they used emoticons in school writing and 38% said they used text shortcuts or abbreviations.
Controlling Content In A Social Publishing World
Commentary  |  4/25/2008
I read this PC World story and I couldn't help but think how indicative it is of the typical command and control mentality within enterprises. I know there's a balance between fighting the external social network (SoNet) effect and creating a corporate one of your own. With all the technology, horsepower, and APIs gone wild, shouldn't we be able to figure out how to create some harmony between the two?
Web 2.0: Yahoo Rewires With Open Strategy
News  |  4/24/2008
With its Yahoo Open Strategy, the company follows in the footsteps of Facebook, Google, and Microsoft by opening up its software to developers.
Web 2.0: It's No Fad
News  |  4/24/2008
Marc Andreessen, Tim O'Reilly, and other leaders muse on the future of the Web browser, social networking, widgets, and the Web 2.0 movement itself.
Web 2.0: MySpace Takes Application Gallery Out Of Beta
News  |  4/24/2008
The company boasts more than 1,000 approved applications in a selection of categories ranging from music, politics and causes, quizzes and polls, and video.
Web 2.0: Microsoft's Live Mesh To Reinvent The Platform
News  |  4/23/2008
What remains to be seen is whether Windows users will occupy positions of privilege on Microsoft's evolving platform.
Do Greener Pastures Await Green Content Management Vendors?
Commentary  |  4/23/2008
As another Earth Day passed, I thought it was appropriate to pass along some green tidbits within the content management and IT space. I ran across Jarrod Gingras' post referring to how the green movement is affecting purchasing decisions for SaaS-based Web content solutions.
Lost Fans Find Internet Thrills Via Wikis, Games, Second Life
News  |  4/23/2008
Fans and producers of the hit TV show Lost are taking to the Internet, building a wiki, alternate reality games, communities, and a virtual island in Second Life to explore the world of the ABC show.
Dilbert Creator Embraces Web 2.0
News  |  4/22/2008
The comic strip's Web site is going interactive, allowing fans to write their own punch-lines, create mashups, and share favorites.
5¼ More Reasons That A Content Management Company Will Go Out Of Business
Commentary  |  4/21/2008
I seemed to have touched a nerve in my recent entry about the top five reasons a content management company will go out of business, judging by the feedback received via e-mail, tweets, IM, and the blog.
Bebo Chooses Gap Year Traveler For Interactive Reality Series
News  |  4/21/2008
The show will include a social media network site and follow Cara Cioni, a 24-year-old from Chicago, as she and five other travelers tour the world.
Six Apart Acquires Apperceptive, Expands Offerings For Bloggers
News  |  4/21/2008
The purchase will bolster Six Apart's new VIP program, which aims to help influential bloggers expand audiences and increase visibility.
Web 2.0: Companies Will Spend $4.6 Billion By 2013, Forrester Predicts
News  |  4/21/2008
Some of the companies adopting social networking, RSS, blogs, wikis, mashups, podcasting, and widgets will be presenting at the Web 2.0 Expo show this week.
LiveUniverse Acquires Personalized Homepage Provider Pageflakes
News  |  4/18/2008
Pageflakes has been absorbed at a time when its style of services is being offered by major Internet companies such as Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft Live.
MindTouch Puts The Enterprise In 2.0
Commentary  |  4/18/2008
It's not often you hear terms like application integration and IT governance from companies building their businesses on Web 2.0 underpinnings such as blogs, wikis, and RSS. So I was somewhat surprised to be smacked in the face with just that from Aaron Fulkerson, the tech-talking co-founder and CEO of MindTouch, a company that wants to be the "tissue" that helps enterprises connect all those disparate systems.
Web 2.0 Expo Preview: Web 2.0 Isn't Just About The Apps
News  |  4/18/2008
Businesses need to transform to adopt Web 2.0. But it isn't easy, as Dell's experience -- trying to address rotten customer service with Web 2.0 -- shows.
Lonelygirl15 Creators Launch Social Entertainment Company
News  |  4/17/2008
Miles Beckett and Greg Goodfried build on Bree's popularity on MySpace and YouTube to launch Eqal.
3 Ways Content Management Changes Marketing
Commentary  |  4/17/2008
Last week I mentioned the danger to companies that disregard trends in the content management space. I'm going horizontal this time and taking a crack at one of my favorites lines of business -- marketing.
Telligent Takes SharePoint Social, Focuses On ROI
Commentary  |  4/16/2008
The rush to provide social computing tools to the corporate world continued this week as Dallas-based Telligent released Community Server 2008. Unlike other pure-play community software and social networkers, Telligent is banking on Microsoft to help it befriend corporate customers that have big plans for SharePoint. But SharePoint isn't the only draw in this fight. ROI is the other weapon it's using to spar with others in the competitive social computing s
PluggedIn Music Video Site Lauded As The Next MTV
News  |  4/16/2008
Overbrook Entertainment, whose partners include actor/musician Will Smith, launched the site with more than 10,000 free high-def music videos from EMI, Sony BMG, and others.
Comcast, Pando Call For P2P Bill Of Rights, Responsibilities
News  |  4/16/2008
Despite the cable provider's plans to work with BitTorrent and other ISPs, critics say companies should not create consumer protection plans.
Data Mining Prescribed To Ensure Drug Safety
News  |  4/16/2008
WellPoint's "Safety Sentinel System" may help the FDA and drug makers identify medication safety problems much earlier by analyzing patient clinical and claims data.
Yahoo Hit With $1 Million Click Fraud Lawsuit
News  |  4/16/2008 accuses the search engine of participating in one of the multi-billion dollar search marketing industry's dark secrets.
Mickos: Sun Has Expertise That MySQL Needs, Vice Versa
News  |  4/15/2008
Downloads of the open source database have increased by 10,000 per day since its recent acquisition by Sun.
Six Apart Gives Facebook Users Free Blogging Tool
News  |  4/15/2008
The feature lets Facebook users create blog posts and post them through any one of 10 blogging services, including Blogger, Movable Type, TypePad, Twitter, Vox, and WordPress.
The Weekly Watch On Content Management
Commentary  |  4/14/2008
Since my post last week mentioning the fight to surpass SharePoint in the marketplace, I've received a lot of feedback from various SharePoint partners and competitors. This installment of the "Weekly Watch On Content Management" is peppered with some SharePoint-related stuff, collaboration news, and an acquisition rumor that just won't die.
Google, Salesforce Partnership Owes Legacy To Microsoft, SAP, Oracle
News  |  4/14/2008
While the integration of Salesforce and Google Apps builds on work of its predecessors, it also represents a fundamental departure from most of those previous integration efforts.
Top 5 Reasons A Content Management Company Will Go Out Of Business
Commentary  |  4/11/2008
Several months ago a content management vendor told me that the oncoming recession was causing it problems with revenue generation. I said perhaps, but it's also possible its problems were related to the fact that its customers were really angry and really vocal. It's too easy to blame market conditions without taking a hard look in the mirror sometimes.
MySpaceTV Inks Distribution Deal For Original Programming
News  |  4/10/2008
Rupert Murdoch's daughter's company will handle international distribution of MySpace-produced shows such as "Quarterlife" and "Roomates."
Most Users Are Unhappy With Enterprise Search
News  |  4/10/2008
Separate U.S. and U.K. surveys released this week found that search engines are failing workers.
Airbus Inks Multi-Million Dollar RFID Software Contract
News  |  4/10/2008
Airbus exec predicts RFID will become as common as bar coding in the aviation industry's supply chain.
Content Players Look To Social Computing For New Sources Of Revenue
Commentary  |  4/9/2008
Has social computing become the enterprise software vendor's strategy to avoid a recession? It's evident there's a rush to help organizations become better collaborators. If you stick 2.0 behind any typical enterprise-oriented term, you've probably heard all the versions. ECM 2.0, knowledge management 2.0, and, of course, the party favorite, Enterprise 2.0. The real question is whether we'll see real revenue as these types of systems are rolled out.
Yahoo Launches Video On Flickr
News  |  4/9/2008
Users can upload up to 90 seconds of footage, with a maximum size of 150 MB, from any recording device.
Summit: Linux Advances Into Enterprise, Seeks Better Fix For Bugs
News  |  4/9/2008
Business users and Linux kernel developers hashed out issues like reliability, kernel patches, and bugs at the second Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit in Austin, Texas.
New York Times Leads List Of Webby Nominees
News  |  4/8/2008
Winners will be announced May 6 and honored in a New York ceremony June 9.
Ovechkin, Crosby Will Star On NHL's Broadband Network
News  |  4/8/2008
NHL Network Online is expected to feature channels that include archived game highlights from the Stanley Cup playoffs, as well as podcasts, live coverage of league events.
MySpace Says 'Bienvenidos A Latinos,' Launches MySpace Latino
News  |  4/8/2008
Out of beta, the site unveiled eight new communities focused on entertainment, fashion and celebrity, music, nightlife, soccer, events, and news.
Is This Cushy Enough For Your Content Managers?
Commentary  |  4/8/2008
I'm seeing more free CMS services pop up these days, even though we know that in true Web 2.0 style, eventually we'll have to pony up for something. The latest online incarnation is CushyCMS, and it comes from Stateless Systems, an Australian Web company that claims it has more than six million visitors a month visiting its Web properties.
Imeem Buys Music Tech Company Snocap
News  |  4/7/2008
The social media network had previously used Snocap's technology to identify tracks that users upload and manage payments to musicians and labels.
The Weekly Watch On Content Management
Commentary  |  4/4/2008
This week's "Weekly Watch" on content management includes an ECM acquisition, Vignette's enterprise 2.0 moves, and a few lesser-known companies making their own noise.
MySpace Music Ready To Take A Bite Out Of Apple iTunes' Profits
News  |  4/3/2008
The News Corp. company plans to offer ad-supported free streaming music and video, as well as some DRM-free music online.
Companies Look To Contain Risk With GRC Software
News  |  4/3/2008
It may not be sexy but it sells: governance, risk management, and compliance software.
Technology Is Changing Presidential Race, Former Candidates Tell CTIA
News  |  4/3/2008
Former presidential candidate John Edwards said he would not accept a nomination for vice president, while fellow keynoter and ex-candidate Fred Thompson played coy with the same question.
Will Any Of Software's Emerging Stars Defeat SharePoint?
Commentary  |  4/3/2008
Collaboration and community are two very big hills for vendors to climb these days. As the saying goes, many have tried and many have failed. Add Microsoft's SharePoint to the growing list of things you'll need to overcome and some might say you're spinning your wheels.
Virtual Worlds Getting Friendlier For Businesses
News  |  4/3/2008
Second Life developer Linden Lab is teaming up with IBM for a version of the service that companies can run behind their firewall. Meanwhile, a startup called Multiverse is building virtual worlds software that runs in either a standalone client or a Web browser.
Dthree Uses Oracle Infrastructure To Power Marketing 2.0
Commentary  |  4/1/2008
I caught up with Oracle customer Dthree recently wanting to get the scoop on how Oracle's infrastructure is helping them deliver something meaningful to marketers. I'm always interested in how such technology-driven companies can speak to the business user.

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