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Content tagged with Social posted in July 2008
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Alfresco Releases An Open Source SharePoint Compatible Alternative
Commentary  |  7/31/2008
Alfresco, whose open source enterprise content management (ECM) software has earned it a significant following, is making more waves with the release this week of Alfresco Labs 3, an open source alternative to Microsoft SharePoint.
Facebook To Use Intel-Powered Servers
News  |  7/31/2008
The agreement includes evaluation, benchmarking, and optimization of software for Intel architecture in Facebook's growing data centers.
NowPublic Lists Silicon Valley's Most Influential Web Voices
News  |  7/31/2008
The "crowd-sourced" list contains the most popular voices on the Web through sites like Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, YouTube, and others.
Scrabulous Revived On Facebook With New Name, New Features
News  |  7/31/2008
Like Scrabulous, the new game Wordscraper allows players to choose seven tiles at a time to create words on a board that offers double word and triple letter points.
Thomson Reuters Replaces IM Software To Avert Wall Street Disruption
News  |  7/31/2008
A U.S. District Court Judge ruled the firm had to stop using its FaceTime instant messaging after failing to make a final payment to the contractor that provided it.
Nielsen Norman Group Evaluates Intranet Portal Usability
Commentary  |  7/30/2008
Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox, a Web usability-centric column published every two weeks, focused recently on enterprise intranet portals. It's been three years since the Nielsen Norman Group last took a detailed look at the enterprise portal industry, and in its latest report, it notes that while many things have changed, certain key principals -- such as usability, governance and effectively measuri
MySpace Adds To Senior Executive Suite
News  |  7/30/2008
MySpace, which launched four years ago, now has more than 117 million users worldwide and offices in 19 countries and 29 localized sites across the Web.
Rural Areas Hotbeds Of Twitter Searches, Social Networking
News  |  7/30/2008
Lightly populated areas are more prone to fostering online relationships because of travel constraints, a report from Gaebler Ventures suggests.
Struggling Banks Turn To Social Networking
News  |  7/30/2008
Fiserv has launched a Facebook application called MyMoney that lets users pay bills, make transfers, and check balances.
Bamboo Solution's Bundles Extend SharePoint Functionality
Commentary  |  7/29/2008
Bamboo Solutions is probably a familiar name to the IT staffs at enterprises running SharePoint. The company made headlines in couple of months ago when it released information on how to run SharePoint on a Vista box, but it's also one of the best known and most successful vendors of plug-in modul
Scrabulous Disappears From Facebook
News  |  7/29/2008
The software's makers decided to remove the popular game after Hasbro sued them for intellectual property infringement.
Video Of N.Y. Police Officer Shoving Bicyclist A YouTube Hit
News  |  7/29/2008
A New York City police officer is on desk duty after an anonymous YouTube user posted video showing the officer knocking a bicyclist to the ground in Times Square.
Vote For Your Favorite Startup
News  |  7/29/2008
Weigh in and tell us which startups you think have the most compelling technologies.
Looking At Open Source CMS Market Share
Commentary  |  7/28/2008
Lots of factors go into choosing an open source content management system: ease-of-use, compatibility with existing systems, support options, user communities, functionality. And while you don't want the selection process to turn into a popularity contest, knowing what systems are building critical mass and increasing (or decreasing) in popularity can be helpful.
Facebook Hires Mozilla Engineering VP Mike Schroepfer
News  |  7/28/2008
Schroepfer brings with him years of experience as CTO of Sun's data center automation business, not to mention his role overseeing the launches of Firefox 1.5, 2, and 3.
Samsung, GyPSii Sign Social Networking Deal
News  |  7/28/2008
The deal enables Samsung to beef up its mobile social networking and location-based services.
China Has More Internet Users Than U.S.
News  |  7/28/2008
Chinese consulting firm BDA also says that China has the world's largest number of mobile phone users, with about 560 million subscribers.
IBM To Acquire Software Maker ILOG For $340 Million
News  |  7/28/2008
IBM said the acquisition will strengthen its portfolio of business process management software.
Bebo And Paramount Collaborate On Movie-Web Integration
News  |  7/28/2008
The social network site will introduce its Sofia's Diary audience to Paramount Pictures' teen comedy movie, Angus, Thongs, and Perfect Snogging.
Scrabble Sues Scrabulous For IP Infringement
News  |  7/25/2008
Hasbro's lawsuit calls the online word game Scrabulous a "clear and blatant" infringement of Scrabble's intellectual property.
Open Text Rounds Out Offerings With Strategic Acquisitions, Partnerships
Commentary  |  7/25/2008
Open Text has had a busy couple of months, with certifications, partnerships, and a couple of acquisitions to round out its already robust enterprise content management (ECM) product offerings. These will serve to extend their reach internationally, as well as bolstering the functionality of its flagship ECM Suite.
Microsoft Adds Windows Live Search To Facebook
News  |  7/25/2008
Facebook users' Web queries will produce search results and paid search ads generated by Microsoft's search engine.
Content Migrations: Not For The Faint Of Heart
Commentary  |  7/24/2008
A number of bloggers in the content management community have been buzzing about why Oracle recently migrated its internal and external blogs to Movable Type instead of one of its own tools. It's a fair question, but the migration is understandable, as Movable Type is a solid platform, and well-suited to the type of work they are doing. But I'm interested in a more pragmatic question: How did Oracle manage to migrate all of that content?
Consumers Willing To Watch Ads With Some Video
News  |  7/24/2008
However, video-sharing sites like YouTube should carefully consider ad-subsidized service models since its audience has grown accustomed to free streams, analysts point out.
MySpace Remains Social Networking Site Leader
News  |  7/24/2008
Bebo lost ground, while Facebook, MyYearbook, and Tagged increased market share, according to a Hitwise survey.
Documentum ECM Suite 6.5 Delivers Solid Web 2.0 Features
Commentary  |  7/23/2008
It's good news all around from EMC this week, with the one-two punch of strong second quarter earnings and the release of the feature-packed Documentum Enterprise Content Management (ECM) Suite Version 6.5.
Google's Answer To Wikipedia, Knol, Launches
News  |  7/23/2008
Knol's means of encouragement is Google's AdSense program, which will let verified subscribers generate income from the articles they've authored.
EMC Pursues SharePoint And Web 2.0
Commentary  |  7/23/2008
The newest Documentum platform emphasizes collaboration, and also offers new tools to help manage information compliance.
Microsoft Drops Player Fees On Games For Windows Live
News  |  7/23/2008
The service is cross-compatible with Microsoft's Xbox Live network, which lets Xbox 360 owners play games against each other online.
MySpace Members To Access OpenID
News  |  7/23/2008
Subscribers' personal information will be used to provide access to third-party sites, so members don't have to create several user names, passwords, and profiles.
MySpace Supports OpenID Universal Sign-In
News  |  7/22/2008
In addition, Flixster and Eventful have also joined the social network's Data Availability initiative, which gives users the option of sharing their profile.
Building A Case For Document And Content Management
Commentary  |  7/22/2008
The July/August issue of AIIM E-DOC Magazine features an interesting document and content management case study by John Harney this month titled "Making a Case for Content Management." The return on investment in the case study is stunning -- a government agency was able to save nearly half a million dollars in taxpayer funds a year by going from a manual to an automated system.
HP Ties Project Management Into Code's Operational Lifecycle
News  |  7/22/2008
By tying project and portfolio management into existing technology optimization products, HP helps data centers answer difficult questions about what software can be fixed and what should be replaced.
XyEnterprise Contenta 4.0 Broadens OS And Database Support
Commentary  |  7/21/2008
With Contenta 4.0, the latest version of its flagship XML Content Management Systems, XyEnterprise is focused mainly on expanding the number of operating systems and databases its systems will run on. Most notable are the edition of support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Windows Vista Service Pack 1, and support for MS SQL Server databases on the back end.
Qik's Live Mobile Streaming Open To Public
News  |  7/21/2008
The mobile video broadcasting service boasts Facebook integration and compatibility with more handsets.
Facebook Sues 'Copycat' German Social Networking Site
News  |  7/21/2008
The German site claims Facebook has sued because it can't make headway in the German market.
A Fresh Look For Facebook
News  |  7/21/2008
The social networking site said it launched the redesign to clean up users' profile pages and improve organization.
Music Sharing Service iLike Launches Developer, Ad Platforms
News  |  7/21/2008
Song playback is available immediately through Rhapsody and will soon be available on Facebook.
Businesses Fail To Harness Full Potential Of Online Communities
News  |  7/18/2008
The Deloitte survey found that businesses use online communities to generate ideas, discover products, and discuss brands, but many fail to draw a critical mass. V2 Offers Solid Features And An On-Site Appliance Option
Commentary  |  7/18/2008
Cynapse has just released version 2 of its open source enterprise collaboration and knowledge management platform, including multiple new features and enhancements. But beyond the feature set is an even more interesting twist -- you can chose to download and run it on your own server, have Cynapse run it for you in a fully hosted software as a service model, or buy it as an all-in-one server appliance.
SharePoint Infrastructure Updates Aim To Improve Search
Commentary  |  7/17/2008
Microsoft this week announced the release of a number of search-centric enhancements for SharePoint, as well as enhancements and bug fixes for content deployment. These fixes, along with some patches for MS Office Project 2007 and MS Office Project Server 2007, are being collectively packaged together as the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 Infrastructure Update
Google De-Automates Addition of Gmail Contacts
News  |  7/17/2008
Google's decision to change the way Gmail gathers contacts is an acknowledgment that automation must be balanced by human oversight.
Pressed By Rivals, Google Accelerates Enterprise Search Efforts
News  |  7/17/2008
By combining its Web search technologies with enterprise-specific products, Google hopes to keep up with Microsoft, IBM, and a clutch of innovative startups in the enterprise search arena.
MySpace Launches Pan-Asian Game Application Contest
News  |  7/17/2008
The social networking site will pick winners who will get cash and prizes, media attention, and a trip to the 2008 Tokyo Game Show.
Mollom Adds WordPress And Joomla Support To Their Anti-Spam Solution
Commentary  |  7/16/2008
Mollom, a content management system plug-in designed to block comment spam and junk user accounts, has had a good few weeks. It just announced the release of a WordPress plug-in, following closely on the heels of Joomla support earlier this month.
Nokia Completes Plazes Acquisition
News  |  7/16/2008
The deal will help Nokia beef up its location-based mobile social networking offerings.
Wireless Social Networking To Transform Tech, Media, Telecom
News  |  7/16/2008
Researchers say companies must shift strategies to remain relevant as worldwide adoption of mobile Internet devices escalates.
Leading Travel Publisher Adopts Web 2.0 For Travel Guides
News  |  7/16/2008
MairDumont, Europe's largest travel guide publisher, has put information on more than 200,000 destinations and points of interest online for free.
WordPress 2.6 Promises Content Creation Improvements
Commentary  |  7/15/2008
WordPress, the popular blogging and content management software, released version 2.6 today. The release includes new features for content creation, as well as a number of incremental improvements and nearly 200 bug fixes.
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