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Content tagged with Social posted in May 2010
Constant Contact To Add SMB Tools
News  |  5/28/2010
NutshellMail acquisition will enable small business email marketers to interact with customers through social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
Yahoo, Zynga Partner On Games Distribution
News  |  5/27/2010
The pact makes Farmville accessible across the Yahoo network and allows product integration of Zynga games with the Yahoo Application Platform.
Facebook CEO Promises 'Simpler' Privacy Controls
News  |  5/24/2010
Mark Zuckerberg says his company "missed the mark" on privacy controls and will deliver changes 'in the coming weeks.'
MySpace Seeks Game Developers
News  |  5/21/2010
With an eye on rival Facebook's success with games, MySpace kicks off a labs program for developers.
Facebook Plans 'Simplistic' Privacy Tools
News  |  5/19/2010
New options for choosing privacy levels will come 'in the next couple of weeks' says Facebook exec.
Facebook Slammed By Adware Attack
News  |  5/18/2010
A security researcher calls the weekend attack 'stunning in terms of scale.'
ReclaimPrivacy Launches Facebook Privacy Settings Tool
News  |  5/17/2010
The browser-based tool lets users easily monitor Facebook privacy settings and issues warnings about privacy settings that fail to protect users.
Facebook, Twitter Bridge Customer Service 'Last Mile'
News  |  5/14/2010
The majority of customers are frustrated with customer service offered by communications and high-tech vendors, but social networking tools may enhance the customer experience.
SAP Must Prove Sybase Synergies
News  |  5/13/2010
Applications vendor is counting on breakthrough combinations with Sybase mobile and analytic technologies.
Facebook Schedules Thursday Privacy Meeting
News  |  5/13/2010
On the agenda for Thursday's meeting: growing concerns about the site's privacy policies among individuals, groups, and government officials.
Google Seeks Social Networking Head
News  |  5/12/2010
A reportedly leaked recruiting letter acknowledges that Google is late to the high-stakes social networking game.
Bills Propose Online Earmark Database
News  |  5/12/2010
House and Senate bills would require a searchable Web site detailing all Congressional earmark requests, by legislator.
Swipely Testing Shoppers Social Network
News  |  5/12/2010
Swipely has begun invitation-only testing of its social Web site that lets shoppers share information about their purchases.
IBM Text Mining Upgrade Is Social Media Savvy
News  |  5/11/2010
New taxonomies make predictive analytics hip to Twitter slang and vertical-industry jargon.
Facebook Deactivations Gaining Attention
News  |  5/11/2010
The phrase "how to quit Facebook" generated nearly 17 million results in a recent Google search, and prominent tech industry figures are ditching their accounts on the social networking site.
Facebook Hires Former FTC Chair
News  |  5/10/2010
During his tenure at the Federal Trade Commission, Timothy Muris frequently addressed online privacy issues.
Joint Chiefs To Increase Social Media Use
News  |  5/10/2010
The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff details a four-tiered strategy to increase the number of people he can reach via Facebook, Twitter, and other sites.
Review: SharePoint 2010 Gets Overdue Upgrades
News  |  5/10/2010
The latest version of Microsoft's collaborative platform delivers better business intelligence, new social networking features, and two-way application-integration options.
Facebook Faces FTC Complaint
News  |  5/6/2010
Privacy groups tell the Federal Trade Commission and Congress that the social network is violating consumer protection laws.
Obama Tech Adviser To Field Public Questions
News  |  5/6/2010
Office of Science and Technology Policy director John Holdren will blog the answers to questions submitted by e-mail or Twitter.
Microsoft Unveils Spindex Social Networking Tool
News  |  5/6/2010
The online service bundles popular items from a user's Twitter and Facebook feeds and integrates them with Bing, RSS feeds, and Evernote.
SAS Intros Government Fraud Detection Software
News  |  5/5/2010
The SAS Fraud Framework identifies links between participants of government programs and suspicious behavior.
NASA Unwraps Open Government Plan
News  |  5/5/2010
Awards, social networking, and collaboration are key to making the space agency's activities more transparent.
Twitter Is About News, Not Social Media
News  |  5/5/2010
Researchers say that the site is set up like a traditional news media outlet and can't be defined as a social network.
Twitter Launches Embeddable Tweets
News  |  5/5/2010
The tool generates static HTML to display tweets on a Web site or blog.
Facebook Accounts Selling In Bundles
News  |  5/4/2010
Social networking sites are increasingly attractive to hackers, VeriSign's iDefense division finds.
Twitter Intros Official Android App
News  |  5/3/2010
The microblogging software will be integrated with Android 2.1's phonebook, apps, maps, and other features.
Amazon Kindle 2.5 Adds Social Networking
News  |  5/3/2010
The e-book reader's software upgrade also enhances security with password protection and offers larger fonts.

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