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Content tagged with Social posted in June 2008
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Fatwire Expands Its Product Line And Customer Base
Commentary  |  6/30/2008
Fatwire Software has strung together and impressive set of wins, most recently with the one-two punch of the introduction of its Content Integration Platform and the recent announcement that has migrated onto its Content Server product.
Diablo III Formally Announced By Blizzard, Mac And PC Versions Planned
News  |  6/30/2008
The follow-up to 2001's Diablo II features a 3-D graphics engine that renders environments that are interactive and destructible, allowing players to create traps and obstacles.
Federal Criminal Conviction Given To P2P Network Operator
News  |  6/30/2008
The Department of Justice said this is the first time a federal jury has handed down a criminal conviction for P2P copyright infringement.
Google Tests Social-Networking Features On iGoogle Homepage
News  |  6/27/2008
Google is adding the ability for subscribers to chat with friends without having to download any extra software.
Livelink ECM Targets The Life Sciences Industry
Commentary  |  6/27/2008
Managing quality is obviously a critical issue for companies of all sorts, but few have the strict guidelines and need for process of those in the pharmaceutical and life sciences industry. Broadly including pharma companies, biotech firms, medical equipment manufacturers and others, life sciences companies have to balance both internal process with regulatory requirements. Managing all aspects of this can be a challenge.
Judge Says Battle Over Founding Of Facebook Is Over
News  |  6/27/2008
The terms of the settlement, which involved an award of cash and Facebook stock, was ordered sealed by the judge.
MySpace Publishes APIs For Linking To Third-Party Sites
News  |  6/26/2008
Similar initiatives by rival Facebook and other social networks are expected over time to build huge networks in which to offer services to a far larger pool of people.
Yahoo Says Google Deal Doesn't Rule Out Microsoft Sale
News  |  6/26/2008
Emphasizing that the agreement does not rule out a Microsoft takeover will likely add to speculation that talks between the two companies are quietly ongoing.
Government Search Engine Expands With Vivisimo
News  |  6/26/2008 bolsters its search affiliate program to enhance news, images, frequently asked questions, maps, and weather forecasts, as well as government contact information.
Microsoft To Buy Mobile Services Company MobiComp
News  |  6/26/2008
Among MobiComp's customers are Vodafone, clothing company Esprit, and a number of mobile carriers including ones from Portugal and Saudi Arabia.
Help With Selecting A Digital Asset Management Solution
Commentary  |  6/26/2008
The process of selecting a Digital Asset Management solution can be daunting. The licensing costs alone can be staggering, even before adding in the additional expenditures for integration, consulting, and user training. Beyond just cost, though, lie other potential pitfalls: too few (or too many) features, poor integration with existing system, or a lack of vendor support.
Getting Started With: Drupal
Commentary  |  6/25/2008
The popular, powerful Drupal may seem a bit intimidating for the uninitiated, but for those looking to start out, here are some recommended resources to start learning the ropes.
Checkpoint Acquires Successful RFID Startup OATSystems
News  |  6/25/2008
Despite high-profile deals with Airbus and Kimberly-Clark, OATSystems decides to no longer fly solo in the shaky market for RFID technologies.
Test Driving Online Document Collaboration Tools
Commentary  |  6/24/2008
Buzzword, Adobe's Web-based word processing application, has made quite a splash over the past few weeks as it launched as part of Adobe's new site. But while it's a neat tool, it faces some very strong competitors in the online document collaboration arena.
HP Tailors BladeSystem To Oracle Data Warehouse
News  |  6/24/2008
The system provides the essential elements of a data warehouse infrastructure, including computing power, storage, interconnect, and management.
Blogger Huffington Blasts 'Old' Media
News  |  6/23/2008
The founder of The Huffington Post said traditional news organizations have failed to uncover and report the truth.
Social Networking Can Affect Real World In Powerful Ways
News  |  6/23/2008
Groups already have demonstrated real-world power generated by online networks, according to New York University professor and author Clay Shirky.
Encyclopaedia Britannica Embraces The Wikipedians, Sort Of
Commentary  |  6/23/2008
With the upcoming relaunch of its Web site, Encyclopaedia Britannica is making some interesting changes. It's taken steps to embrace certain aspects of the collaborative nature of Wikipedia (and the Internet in general), but at the same time, it reasserts the need to rely on experts with strong voices and distinct points of view.
Yahoo Execs Exit Stage Left
News  |  6/20/2008
Though it's easy to make Yahoo's failure with Microsoft or the company's partnership with Google a scapegoat for these departures, there are some who are just moving on.
The Findability Factor
Commentary  |  6/20/2008
Findability. For our purposes, it describes how easy it is for your user community to find the content and resources they need to do their jobs. And if yours is like 49% of enterprises in a recent survey, your findability stinks.
CMS Security, By The Numbers
Commentary  |  6/19/2008
Six Apart's Anil Dash posted an interesting piece recently comparing the security of Movable Type, their blogging/CMS platform, to that of WordPress,which has suffered a number of security issues over the past few weeks. The results were surprising, to say the least.
Duke University Creates 'Micro-Blog' System For Mobile Phones
News  |  6/19/2008
The experimental phone network uses geo-tagged data, mobile social networking, and "virtual sticky notes" to send and receive real-time information.
Alfresco Keeps Up Its Forward Momentum
Commentary  |  6/18/2008
Despite the notable departure of a few key executives over the past few weeks, Alfresco, the open-source enterprise content management provider, has kept up its forward momentum with the well-timed announcement of two significant deals with Activision and Adobe.
Intel Launches Social Networking Site For Family Caregivers
News  |  6/18/2008 and its U.K. counterpart were built in hopes that caregivers can interact and share information on medical research and treatments.
Galexi CMS Focuses On Hospitality And Travel
Commentary  |  6/17/2008
While many off-the-shelf and open source content management solutions may offer specialized modules intended to support the travel and hospitality industries, sometimes a dedicated, customized solution is a better fit.
AT&T Delivers Social Networking Apps To Mobile Customers
News  |  6/17/2008
Downloads like JuiceCaster let subscribers share videos and photos and post them to social networking sites like MySpace, Facebook, and Twitter for $2.99 a month
Mom Pleads Not Guilty To MySpace Harassment Charges
News  |  6/17/2008
Lori Drew is under federal indictment for using the social networking site illegally to bully suicide victim Megan Meier.
Open Text Works To Deliver On Enterprise 2.0 Promises
Commentary  |  6/16/2008
Open Text last week announced a number of interesting enhancements to round out its portfolio of Enterprise 2.0 solutions. It's a buzzword-heavy mix, as it embraces social networking, personalization, and Web 2.0 collaboration. But the most interesting features may appeal most to legal and regulatory departments.
Missouri Mom To Be Arraigned On Cyberbullying Charges Related To Teen's Suicide
News  |  6/16/2008
The indictment marks the first time that a social networking site user has faced federal charges related to accessing protected computers for harassment.
Avoiding Enterprise Content Management Pitfalls
Commentary  |  6/13/2008
Developing a sound strategy for a successful enterprise content management rollout can be challenging, but, fortunately, numerous resources offer advice on best practices and pitfalls to avoid.
SpringCM Blends Ease-Of-Use With Solid Features
Commentary  |  6/12/2008
SpringCM is on a roll, with a user base that doubled in 2007, $14 million in fresh funding and an aggressive release schedule (about every quarter, as of late) that is adding significant new features to its core document management system at a rapid rate. With version 4.3 of its software as a service (SaaS) flagship product, a number of these features caught my eye.
Enterprise 2.0 Attendees Talk Strategy
News  |  6/12/2008
Leaders share ideas on how to get employees to embrace social networking.
Second Life Artist Fights Real-Life Deportation
News  |  6/11/2008
Irena Morris, known in Second Life as "Eshi Otawara," married a US citizen who died in 2006. She now faces being deported because her husband died before she got her green card.
Enterprise 2.0: Sony, CIA, Pfizer Strategize On Boosting Enterprise 2.0 Adoption
News  |  6/11/2008
The panel of enterprise 2.0 enthusiasts tried to explain why the nascent technology of wikis, e-mails, blogs, and forums hasn't taken large organizations by storm.
Keeping Secrets And Finding Clues In Data
Commentary  |  6/11/2008
Your company (probably) has rules about how frequently systems get backed up, e-mail gets deleted, and other data-retention issues. But would those policies hurt if your company was suddenly yanked into litigation, especially noncompete, patent infringement, or trade-secret cases?
IBM Teams Up With USGA On Interactive U.S. Open Web Site
News  |  6/11/2008
The updated Web site offers golf fans streaming video, real-time scoring, and social networking features.
Enterprise 2.0: Pfizer's Cyberpunks Drive Social Computing At Drug Maker
News  |  6/11/2008
Workers at the company now routinely post articles to a wiki called Pfizerpedia that's grown to feature more than 10,000 articles and numerous how-to videos.
Athletes, Coaches Offer Tips, Videos For Kids On Sports Web Site
News  |  6/11/2008
The PlaySportsTV Web site provides a network of coaches, sports parenting experts, and professional athletes, as well as video tips for several sports.
A Pricey Peek Behind The Curtain At IBM's Intranet
Commentary  |  6/11/2008
IntranetBlog's Toby Ward recently said that "IBM has the best intranet in the world." That's a strong statement, but you'll have a rare opportunity to see for yourself when IBM gives the world a look on Thursday, June 12.
New Visual Studio SharePoint Extensions Balance Good News/Bad News
Commentary  |  6/10/2008
SharePoint developers who use Visual Studio 2008 should be happy to hear that the Visual Studio 2008 Extensions version 1.2 (VSeWSS 1.2) was released last week. This follows the release back in February 2008 of the Visual Studio 2005 Extensions version 1.1 (VSeWSS 1.1), which had multiple new features.
Enterprise 2.0: FedEx To Deliver E-Services Beyond The Browser
News  |  6/10/2008
FedEx business customers want the convenience of accessing online tools and services without having to exit their applications and launch a new browser window.
Enterprise 2.0: CIA's Secret Intellipedia Has Universal Relevance
News  |  6/10/2008
The government's private wiki is a solution to the age-old problem of getting important information into the hands of intelligence agency people who can put it to good use.
Enterprise 2.0: Oracle Pushes 'Social CRM' Services
News  |  6/10/2008
The software services, to be previewed at the Enterprise 2.0 conference, are Oracle's first significant plunge into subscription-based SaaS.
Can The Spam
Commentary  |  6/9/2008
According to recent data from Akismet, some 89% of all blog comments are spam. If you're running a blog with unmoderated comments without some sort of anti-spam measures, your signal noise ratio is going to be a mess and your comment threads will be virtually unreadable.
Business Objects Dives Into Predictive Analytics
News  |  6/9/2008
The SAP subsidiary's first predictive analytics module takes direct aim at the market dominated by SAS Institute.
Citysense Uses Mobile Data To Pinpoint Night Life Hot Spots
News  |  6/9/2008
The mobile map application takes data from cell phones and uses it to identify locations with high activity at any given moment.
Sitecore's Web CMS 6.0 Promises Beauty, Brawn
Commentary  |  6/6/2008
The newest version of Sitecore's flagship content management system, Web CMS 6.0, focuses on further refining and enhancing its core strength -- a great-looking, intuitive user interface.
Movable Type 4.2 To Focus On Speed
Commentary  |  6/5/2008
Good news for the Movable Type user community: As of last week, Movable Type 4.2 Release Candidate 1 is now available for download. Movable Type 4.2 is intended to address some of the most common pain points users face: search speed, template management, and anti-spam functionality for blog comments.
Wikia Search Allows Users To Change Search Results
News  |  6/5/2008
Results can be rated on a five-star scale, with comments, and contributors can add related searches.
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