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Content tagged with Social posted in April 2009
Twitter Employee Account Hijacked
News  |  4/30/2009
A security breach of a Yahoo Mail account let one hacker peer at info about Barack Obama, Britney Spears, and others.
iPhone Users Willing To Pay For Applications
News  |  4/30/2009
Users of BlackBerry, Nokia, and HTC smartphones are far less likely than iPhone users to download applications to their devices.
Disney Taking Equity Stake In Hulu
News  |  4/30/2009
Hulu will stream full-length episodes of popular Disney and ABC shows, using an ad-supported model, the companies say.
Pure Digital Expands HD To Flip Ultra Camcorder
News  |  4/30/2009
The pocket-size Flip UltraHD captures images at 1,280-by-720 resolution and comes with software that makes it easy to upload videos to YouTube.
Down To Business: Are Execs Twittering Their Time Away?
Commentary  |  4/29/2009
Clearly, the rules of social networking engagement are still evolving. Either these tools are shedding light on business issues, or they're just a distraction.
IBM Adds Social Networking To DeveloperWorks Portal
News  |  4/29/2009
The company is hoping to unify its approximate 8 million registered users worldwide, including enterprise software developers and other IT professionals.
Twitter Users' Loyalty As Brief As Their Posts?
News  |  4/29/2009
The most popular social networking sites, Facebook and MySpace, have much higher user retention rates than Twitter.
Google Starts Twittering News Headlines
News  |  4/28/2009
As the Internet becomes a more capable platform for real-time information delivery, Google is looking to make more of its services as speedy as its search engine.
Facebook Opens Stream To Devs
News  |  4/27/2009
Web and mobile developers can create applications and Web sites that let Facebook users access their news streams without visiting
SAP, Teradata Team Up For Business Intelligence
News  |  4/27/2009
The partnership shows that neither vendor is sitting still as Oracle contemplates opportunities for hardware-software combos with its planned acquisition of Sun.
Cambridge Science Festival Focusing Social Networks For Enterprise
News  |  4/24/2009
IBM is expected to demonstrate a brace of social networking technologies at the nine-day event.
Facebook Users Approve Terms Of Use
News  |  4/24/2009
The changes increase user control while improving account deletion and limiting sublicenses and reducing data exchanges between application developers.
Review: Tweetie, A Sweet Twitter Client For Mac
News  |  4/23/2009
An alternative to the clutter of desktop Twitter apps such as TweetDeck, Tweetie packs a lot of power beneath its sublimely simple, cheerful interface.
State AG Wants Craigslist To Nix Hooker Ads
News  |  4/23/2009
Connecticut's Richard Blumenthal says social networking site should use IT to eliminate sex listings.
MySpace CEO Chris DeWolfe To Step Down
News  |  4/23/2009
Departure is part of a broader shake-up of social networking site's executive suite.
Facebook Upgrades BlackBerry App
News  |  4/22/2009
The updated social networking app enables tighter integration of Facebook contacts with the BlackBerry contact list.
Need Lindsay Lohan News? Try MSN
News  |  4/22/2009
Microsoft is looking for a larger share of the entertainment news and gossip market.
Berkeley's Opinion Space Maps Online Comments
News  |  4/22/2009
New visualization tool groups like-minded commentators into "opinion clusters" to facilitate better communication.
Yahoo Cutting 5% Of Jobs
News  |  4/21/2009
Company execs blamed quarterly declines on currency fluctuations, the sale of Kelkoo, and lower fees from broadband partnerships, VoIP, and music subscriptions.
Tech Played Role In Hunt For Craigslist Killer
News  |  4/21/2009
Police investigation relied on e-mail accounts, text messages, and IP addresses.
Pirate Bay Defendant Disappointed With Google
News  |  4/17/2009
Peter Sunde said his conviction leaves all the major Internet companies, such as Google, Yahoo, and others, more susceptible to lawsuits under Swedish law.
Google: Android To Have A 'Very Strong Year'
News  |  4/17/2009
CEO Eric Schmidt hints that multiple hardware makers and mobile operators will make Android-related announcements this year.
Hunt For Craigslist Killer Continues
News  |  4/17/2009
Police across the United States have investigated and cracked down on countless crimes that resulted from in-person meetings among those who begin communicating through the site.
U.S. Hispanics Flocking To The Web
News  |  4/16/2009
"Community" and "teens" categories draw the most attention.
Twitter Growth Surges 131% In March
News  |  4/15/2009
The site's attractiveness to avid news consumers is driving its growth in conjunction with the news media's use of and focus on Twitter, analysts suggest.
NASA Treadmill Named For Stephen Colbert
News  |  4/15/2009
Comedian and talk show host gets a consolation prize for his effort to have an International Space Station node named after him.
College Facebook Fans Get Lower Grades
News  |  4/13/2009
Ohio State is the first to find a relationship between the use of Facebook and academic performance.
Google Scales Back YouTube Korea
News  |  4/13/2009
The country's "real-name" law requires the Web site to confirm the identity of people through personal information, such as their real names and resident registration numbers.
Shorter URL Links Magnify Content Abuse Problems
News  |  4/10/2009
A huge proportion of shortened links are just a disguise for spam, and the practice deprives publishers of analytics information about their visitors, experts suggest.
Microsoft Live Labs Sees Cutbacks, Reorganization
News  |  4/10/2009
The 3-year-old technology incubation group will move from a "broad and comprehensive" focus to one more narrowly tailored toward a few subject areas.
Facebook Now Has 200 Million Members
News  |  4/9/2009
Social networking site marks a milestone and launches charity drive.
bMighty News Flash: Monday April 6, 2009
News  |  4/6/2009
Today's top tech news for small and midsize businesses: Sun doomed without IBM? YouTube losing big, Federal Stimulus for IT, online ad rates decline, AdWords trademark ruling, Ubuntu for Amazon cloud, Mac clones, XP incentive for Win7, Android tablet, Panasonic reorg, Microsemi PoE, Netgear ReadyNAS, Koobface fighters, fraud v. personal safety, Facebook's Haystack, Chrome EULA kerfuffle, RatePoint SMB reviews. . .
bMighty News Flash: Friday April 3, 2009
News  |  4/3/2009
Today's top tech news for small and midsize businesses: Karen Gordon Mills confirmed to for SBA, Google buying Twitter? No-contract 3G modem, rural 4G broadband, Office for iPhone, WiMax as Betamax, free WiMax in Silicon Valley, Verizon app store, Conficker Symantec scam, PowerPoint security hole, Amazon Elastic Map Reduce. . .
Twitter Testing Search
News  |  4/2/2009
Features being planned include the ability to save a search keyword or phrase and have it as a link on the home page sidebar.
Web 2.0: The Power Of Less
News  |  4/2/2009
Tim O'Reilly advises companies to slow down to tease out the greatest business opportunities in the postcrisis economy.
bMighty News Flash: Thursday April 2, 2009
News  |  4/2/2009
Today's top tech news for small and midsize businesses: SBA appointee talks SMB credit, small business tax burden, Dell Vostro update, $50 netbooks, Netsuite connects to, SMS spam, Palm Pre, Conficker, Twitter search, e-signatures, cloud services, adds Twitter. . .
CTIA: Nokia Diving Into Mobile Content
News  |  4/2/2009
The mobile phone maker is teaming with the creator of NBC's Heroes to launch a multiplatform, interactive project involving geotagging, social networking, and user-generated content.
Yahoo Rolls Out Mobile Apps
News  |  4/1/2009
It's unclear how big a role the mobile division will play under CEO Carol Bartz as it has been difficult to monetize so far.
bMighty News Flash: Wednesday April 1, 2009
News  |  4/1/2009
Today's top tech news for small and midsize businesses: April Fools' day pranks, SBA confirmation hearings, small business employment, broadband usage metering, Facebook CFO bails, IT spending predictions, SGI bought for cheap, Twitter book, Microsoft SMB server, Android netbooks, BlackBerry app store, WiMax Wi-Fi access points, Yahoo mobile, Conficker, Zoho chat, DynaSis SaaS, WebVisibile ad services, Wikia search dies, Twitter auto follow no more, LotusLive Engage. . .

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