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Content tagged with Social posted in June 2009
Does Twitter Match The Mission?
Commentary  |  6/29/2009
A CIO with the U.S. Air Force argues that government-technology decision makers must apply cost-benefit analysis in determining whether Web 2.0 tools make sense for their agencies.
Enterprise 2.0: Twitter Up, Facebook, MySpace Down
News  |  6/25/2009
Twitter is this year's social networking phenom. Last year it was Facebook. Next year's is anyone's guess.
IBM Builds 3D World For Business Meetings
News  |  6/25/2009
Virtual Collaboration for Lotus Sametime lets colleagues and partners get together—in avatar form.
Enterprise 2.0: Making Virtual Collaboration Work
News  |  6/25/2009
A Volvo team's online collaboration experiences demonstrate the importance of finding a human side to virtual teams.
Enterprise 2.0: nGenera Unveils Platform Upgrade, CEM Solutions
News  |  6/24/2009
Collaboration Platform 3.0 features a widget-based collaboration architecture. Four new CEM solutions are designed for collaboratively managing the enterprise.
Enterprise 2.0: Spotlighting SharePoint's Wide Reach
News  |  6/24/2009
Social networking applications in the enterprise span industries as diverse as education, the military, and software development.
Enterprise 2.0: IBM's LotusLive Connections Captures Award
News  |  6/24/2009
The winner of the show's Cloud Computing Technology Buyers' Choice Award combines business social networking with collaboration tools.
Enterprise 2.0: SAP, Jive Combining BI With Wikis
News  |  6/23/2009
IT departments won't have to arrange for separate licenses or subscriptions for business intelligence tools that people want to use in their companies' Jive-based wikis.
Melody: Movable Type, Reloaded
Commentary  |  6/23/2009
It's always compelling news when an open source project of some renown is forked. It's twice as compelling when it's a fork of a project you use and rely on personally. I speak of Melody, a spinoff of the open-source branch of the blogging and publishing system Movable Type.
How To Measure Your Web Presence
Commentary  |  6/17/2009
Web Metrics Guru says it's one thing to generate online buzz. It's another to know how to use it. These tools can help.
Enterprise 2.0 Preview: Social Networking Fires Up Business
News  |  6/17/2009
Businesses implementing blogs, wikis, and other must-have social networking strategies for the enterprise will get a leg up at the Enterprise 2.0 event in Boston next week.
Is YouTube Close To Profitability?
News  |  6/16/2009
Google's ownership of dark fiber, cost-efficient data centers, and use of peering agreements may be cutting the video site's losses close to zero, a new report finds.
MySpace Cuts 30% Of Workforce
News  |  6/16/2009
The social networking site's parent company, News Corp., saw a 47% dip in its operating income in the third quarter of its current fiscal year.
Opera Browser Becomes File Sharing Platform
News  |  6/16/2009
The Opera Unite software lets users directly host Web sites, music playlists, photos, chat services, and note-exchange systems without need for a Web server.
Adobe Launches Out Of Beta
News  |  6/15/2009
The document collaboration service offers businesses an online alternative to Microsoft Office, Google Docs, and other tools.
BI Market Grows 22% In Tough Economy
News  |  6/12/2009
SAP/Business Objects led the pack with 24% of the business intelligence market; SAS Institute and Oracle tied for second place.
Army Unblocks Some Social Media Sites
News  |  6/11/2009
U.S. troops within the contiguous United States can now access Facebook, Delicious, Flickr, Twitter, Vimeo, and Web-based e-mail. YouTube and some other sites are still blocked.
EA's Sims 3 Defies Recession
News  |  6/10/2009
More than 1.4 million units of Sims 3 have been sold since Electronic Arts released the latest version of the video game June 2.
San Francisco Twitters With Citizens To Fix City
News  |  6/5/2009
Twitter's hometown is making it easier for citizens to request government services and get information about what's going on in City Hall.
IBM Introduces Rational Insight, Project Management
News  |  6/5/2009
The dashboard is intended to allow business managers pull key data on software development and modifications into progress charts.
Google Widens Its Gaze In Street View
News  |  6/4/2009
Google's continuous corridor of 3-D space with building facades and roadway geometry is generated virtually using laser landscape measurements and picture difference comparisons.
Obama Administration Spreading Message Via Web 2.0
News  |  6/4/2009
A number of federal agencies have found that it is most effective to get information to the public by using Twitter, blogs, and text messages.
Hi5 Strikes Deal with Televisa Interactive
News  |  6/4/2009
Spanish-language media company and social networking site team up for exclusive video agreement.
Gen Y Not Into Twitter
News  |  6/4/2009
Millennials are more likely to use social networking sites to communicate.
Opera 10 Browser Released To Beta
News  |  6/3/2009
While speed is highlighted, other features included in Opera 10 are a BitTorrent application, inline spell checker, and updated version of Opera Mail.
Ohio Schools Use Business Intelligence To Improve Student Performance
News  |  6/3/2009
Nationwide Mutual Insurance is helping Columbus educators use BI tools to improve student achievement in core subjects, raise graduation rates, and create a road map for overall school reform.
China Knocked For Censoring Tiananmen Square Info
News  |  6/3/2009
The People's Republic is blocking Web searches related to the historic protest, group charges.
Time Spent On Facebook Increases 700%
News  |  6/3/2009
Social networking site is outpacing rivals in battle for traffic.
YouTube XL Expands Web Video For TV Viewing
News  |  6/2/2009
The new interface is designed to replicate the TV viewing experience, where shows are watched one after the other.
INQ Mobile Building Twitter Phone
News  |  6/2/2009
The company is building a phone that has strong integration with the popular microblogging service and costs less than $140.
Twitter Business Still Up For Grabs
News  |  6/2/2009
At TwitterCon, most panelists admitted they were trying to find ways to increase brand equity despite not being able to fully rely on Twitter's servers.

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