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Content tagged with Social posted in June 2012
E-Stores Should Cater To Tablet Users, Study Says
News  |  6/29/2012
Social sites are driving more referrals but few conversions. Meanwhile, mobile traffic is also on the rise, with tablet visitors converting to buyers at almost the same rate as PC users.
HootSuite Grows Apps Directory, Adds Instagram, SlideShare
News  |  6/28/2012
HootSuite now has 20 add-ons to its social media management tool. Others added this week are Zuum, for finding engaging content to share on Facebook, and edocr, for sharing and tracking marketing documents.
5 Tips To Build Your Personal Social Brand
News  |  6/28/2012
Consider these best practices for successfully strengthening your social credibility.
Asana Offers Inbox Just For Work
News  |  6/27/2012
Asana's task management tool, derived from software to keep Facebook engineers organized, adds an inbox for getting things done.
Choose Your Social Business Strategy Before Your Tools
Commentary  |  6/26/2012
The concepts, not the technologies, of social business pave the road to success.
Yammer Deal Casts Shadow On NewsGator Strategy
News  |  6/26/2012
When Microsoft bought Yammer for $1.2 billion, it snubbed the vendor that has helped the most to round out SharePoint as an enterprise social platform. NewsGator's CEO explains why that's a good thing.
How To Build A Collaborative Organization
News  |  6/26/2012
Jacob Morgan, author of the book, The Collaborative Organization, talks to BYTE about how to build a good internal social network.
Yammer Acquisition Raises Social Strategy Questions
Slideshows  |  6/26/2012
Yammer is officially on its way to becoming part of the Microsoft Office product family that includes SharePoint. How will it fit in?
Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Developer Preview 4
News  |  6/26/2012
Mountain Lion, a.k.a. OS X 10.8, marries the Apple desktop operating system to iOS features that previously were found only on the iPhone and iPad. Among them: Messages, Notifications, Reminders, a Game Center, and better integration with iCloud. It's not a revolutionary upgrade to the desktop OS, but it should please Mac enterprise users.
Microsoft Confirms $1.2 Billion Yammer Buy
News  |  6/25/2012
Microsoft will add Yammer to the Microsoft Office Division, placing the cloud social service side-by-side with SharePoint.
Swype Android Beta Adds Dragon Speech, Handwriting Recognition
Slideshows  |  6/25/2012
Nuance's Swype app offers a new winning combination for fast typing on Android devices: gestures and Dragon speech recognition, with handwriting recognition thrown in for good measure.
Social Media For Grownups
News  |  6/22/2012
Every company needs a social networking policy, but don’t stifle creativity and productivity with too much formality.
Companies Connect Via Social Media During Crises
News  |  6/21/2012
Chatter, Facebook, and Twitter let businesses communicate with employees and size up damage.
Cisco Rebrands Social Tool; Enterprise 2.0 News Roundup
News  |  6/21/2012
Cisco Quad goes cloud, joins WebEx family; Moxie adds file Sync; Socialtext wins U.S. Housing and Urban Development contract.
When New Social Networks, Old Tools Clash
News  |  6/21/2012
Many organizations struggle to make employee social networks mesh with existing collaboration systems, say attendees at Enterprise 2.0.
Enterprise 2.0: Uncomfortable Truths About Big Data
News  |  6/20/2012
Think big data analysis is making your professional expertise less valuable? In some ways, you're right, MIT's Andrew McAfee said Wednesday at the Enterprise 2.0 conference.
iOS 6 Beta: First Look
Slideshows  |  6/20/2012
iOS 6 appears to be a great update, with many new and useful features for iPhones and iPads--but the changes aren't so radical that you'll have to learn the OS all over again. Apple has made important changes to Music, iTunes, Maps, and Siri. It has added Facebook and Twitter integration, and a useful location-based feature called geofencing.
Enterprise 2.0 Keynoters: Time To Get In The Game
News  |  6/19/2012
Speakers from Wells Fargo, Nike, FedEx share what they've learned about enterprise social collaboration.
DoubleDutch Introduces Free, Mobile Enterprise Social Network
News  |  6/19/2012
Pride, DoubleDutch's latest location-based application for business, joins Flock for tradeshow check-ins and Hive for mobile CRM.
IBM Connections, Jive Lead Enterprise Social Software Market
News  |  6/19/2012
IBM ranks as the enterprise social networking software market share leader for the third year in a row in 2011, says IDC.
Sorting Out What Social Software Products Really Do
News  |  6/18/2012
At Enterprise 2.0, The Real Story Group's Tony Byrne warns of the same marketing labels being used for vastly different products and mulls how SharePoint and Yammer will fit together.
Beware Slippery Requirements For Social Tools
Commentary  |  6/17/2012
When shopping for social media monitoring and response tools, a sloppy RFP could cost you. But do you know what you want? Do you know what you need?
How You Can Social Engineer Your Social Life
Commentary  |  6/15/2012
Highlight, Airtime, and a slew of other companies want to use your location on your phone and your connections online to suggest people you should know. Is this the future of meeting people?
Enterprise Social Networks Need Open Standards
Commentary  |  6/15/2012
True interoperability is the key to unlocking the potential of collaboration to make work more efficient.
Social Network Analysis Live Onstage
News  |  6/15/2012
Lithium Technology scientist will conduct live experiment in social network analysis and collaborative work in Enterprise 2.0 keynote.
5 Ways To Survive Social Disses
News  |  6/15/2012
Social networking tools have incited a customer awakening. Take these 5 steps when comments aren't going your way.
Hearsay Helps Social Media Marketing Teams Feed The Beast
News  |  6/14/2012
Hearsay Social Content Library helps brands supply pre-approved content for Twitter, Facebook feeds, via Demand Media, Tribune Media Services, and Thomson Reuters.
Samsung Leaves Facebook Alone, Averts Disaster
Commentary  |  6/14/2012
Samsung denies reports that it is building a social network to compete with Facebook. Apple's Ping experiment shows why this would have been a bad move.
Microsoft Rumored To Acquire Yammer
Commentary  |  6/14/2012
If the stories are true, Microsoft could pay more than $1 billion, recognizing the value of Yammer's cloud social network compared to more SharePoint-centric products like NewsGator Social Sites.
Obama Beating Romney On Facebook
News  |  6/14/2012
Nearly five times as many people are talking about Obama's Facebook page as Romney's, according to SocialBakers research.
Midmarket Firms Big On Collaboration, Slow On Social
News  |  6/13/2012
Companies with 100 to 1,000 employees embrace collaboration projects but drag their feet on social media, with just 15% maintaining a formal corporate presence, according to IBM CEO survey.
Facebook Mind Melds With WordPress Plugin
News  |  6/13/2012
Official Facebook plugin allows bloggers to post to Facebook and tag friends and pages at the same time they post to their WordPress-powered websites.
Retailer Satisfies Customers With Embedded Feedback Widget
News  |  6/12/2012
Kiddicare's success with a homegrown Get Satisfaction website widget suggests other users will appreciate the customer feedback service's new Engage tool.
Apple's Second Chance At Social
News  |  6/12/2012
Ping, Apple's social network for music, has proven to be a disappointment, but the company's Game Center social network looks like it's bound for glory.
Big News From Apple: MacBooks, iOS 6, And More
News  |  6/11/2012
Apple's WWDC 2012 keynote on Monday was full of product announcements, most of which have been rumored for some time now. They included a new, thinner MacBook Pro with a Retina Display; a MacBook Air update; and iOS 6 with a smarter Siri and new mapping app, among other enhancements.
Social Software Emphasis Shifts To Getting Work Done
News  |  6/11/2012
Gartner's Larry Cannell previews the social workplace trends he will be speaking about at this year's Enterprise 2.0 Boston.
Maxim, Drupal, And The Hometown Hotties
News  |  6/11/2012
Moving the men's magazine website to Drupal has given Maxim's Web developers more flexibility, including the ability to add social features to online events such as voting for "hot hometown girls."
Facebook App Center: Less Is More?
News  |  6/8/2012
Facebook App Center promises to make it easier for users to find apps and developers to make money. Only about 600 apps greet users at launch.
Lets Talk: Social Media Conversations At Enterprise 2.0
Commentary  |  6/8/2012
BrainYard discussion track at Enterprise 2.0 will focus on important topics involving social networking and this website. Join us.
Enterprise 2.0 Preview: Practical Advice On Enterprise Social Collaboration
News  |  6/6/2012
Enterprise 2.0 and Mobile Connect conferences will feature business leaders who have implemented new collaboration technologies.
VMware Makes Socialcast Free For Small Businesses, Departments
News  |  6/6/2012
Companies can get 50 Socialcast social software user accounts at no charge. VMware positions the offer as a full-featured alternative to Yammer's freemium accounts or Jive's 30-day trial.
Falling Flat On Its Facebook
Commentary  |  6/6/2012
Facebook's stock price has spiraled downward since the IPO, but that might be the least of its troubles. Marketers are dissatisfied with the value of advertising on Facebook and even users might be tiring.
Google Gets More Social With Meebo Deal
News  |  6/4/2012
Google's acquisition of social platform Meebo, reportedly valued at $100 million, should make Google+ more lively and more appealing to advertising.
Are We There Yet? Social Media's Perpetual Evolution
Commentary  |  6/4/2012
Social media is not a passing fad, but neither is it engraved in stone. Already the latest article of faith--that the ultimate marketing message is the one a person shares with his circle--is shattering because more users are being paid to "Like." Social media is more a sandstorm of passing fads, individually ephemeral but collectively an inexorable force. So observes Bob Guccione Jr. in his second BYTE Me column. Buys Buddy Media To Extend Marketing Cloud
News  |  6/4/2012 plans to use Buddy's social media marketing platform to capture larger share of tech-investment dollars controlled by marketing departments.
Yelp Ratings To Hit B2B Companies: Are You Ready?
Commentary  |  6/1/2012
Online customer experience ratings and critiques will become common across B2B industries, as they already are for consumer companies. It's time to prepare.
DotNetNuke Brings Open Source Social To Windows
News  |  6/1/2012
Social features added to both the commercial and free community editions of the open source content management system for the Microsoft.NET platform.

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