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Content tagged with Social posted in August 2008
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Google Shows Off Android App Winners
News  |  8/29/2008
All of the 10 teams that won the Android Developer Challenge top prize of $275,000 utilize GPS in some manner.
Content Management Help For Law Firms
Commentary  |  8/29/2008
Lawyers need a little love from content management systems, too, and the recent product and partnership announcements from Open Text and Interwoven should fit the bill nicely.
Start-Ups Bring Google's Parallel Processing To Data Warehousing
News  |  8/29/2008
Aster and Greenplum have made Google's MapReduce compatible with SQL for use in the parallel data warehousing systems based on open source PostgreSQL.
Zi Renews Nokia Contract
News  |  8/29/2008
The multiyear contract to provide its text products to Nokia calls for a 100% increase in first year revenue over the existing contract, the company says.
Acquia Expands Its Commercial Drupal Private Beta
Commentary  |  8/28/2008
It appears that Acquia, the startup focused on releasing a commercial version of open source content management system Drupal, is moving briskly toward a full launch. Its private beta program has kicked into high gear this week with a new batch of invitations being given out at both Drupalcon Szeged and by TechCrunch. Going forward, Acquia plans to dole out about 100 new invi
IBM Expands Its Information On Demand Strategy
News  |  8/28/2008
The updated software tools help position the company as a provider of all of a business' data management needs, including content management, data cleansing, and data integration.
FBI Arrests Blogger Over Online Music Sharing
News  |  8/28/2008
Los Angeles music blogger Kevin Cogill is accused of posting Guns N' Roses songs online before their commercial release.
Using A Wiki In Your Enterprise
Commentary  |  8/27/2008
Although it seems that they've have gained more traction and attention over the past few years, growing a successful wiki in most organizations is still often a grassroots effort, driven by dedicated technologists and content providers.
MIT Model Helps Computers Think Like Humans
News  |  8/27/2008
The researchers' algorithm lets computers use multiple approaches to examine data, much like the way humans size up the world.
Dell Explains Cloud-Computing Trademark Attempt
News  |  8/27/2008
The computer maker can appeal the Patent Office's rejection of its trademark application for the commonly used term.
hi5 Offers Mobile Social Networking In 26 Languages
News  |  8/27/2008
The social networking site's hi5 Mobile service is aimed at smartphone and PDA users worldwide.
Finding Out If SharePoint Is Right For Your Organization
Commentary  |  8/26/2008
With a quickly growing market share and a broad set of functionality, SharePoint has become one of Microsoft's most recent success stories. For almost any organization considering an investment in an Enterprise Content Management (ECM) platform, SharePoint is probably somewhere on the short list. But like anything else, one size does not fit all, and SharePoint isn't a silver bullet to meet every organization's needs. So how do you find out if it will meet yours?
Amazon Buys Social Network For Book Lovers
News  |  8/26/2008
Shelfari is a nearly 2-year-old social networking Web site in which users build virtual bookshelves of the book titles they've owned or read.
Obama's VP Text Reached 2.9 Million
News  |  8/26/2008
With the success of the announcement, advertisers may take a closer look at SMS as a marketing tool, Nielsen Mobile said.
Disney Exec Wins Award Named For 'Last Lecture' Author Pausch
News  |  8/26/2008
Ed Catmull is the first winner of the award, which will be given annually by Carnegie Mellon University's Entertainment Technology Center.
6 Video Cameras For YouTubers
News  |  8/26/2008
We look at compact digital video cameras that make shooting and uploading video clips to YouTube a snap: The Flip Mino, Creative's Vado, RCA's Small Wonder Traveler, DXG's 567VTo, Kodak's Zi6 and JVC's GZ-MS100U.
Facebook Blocks Scrabulous Worldwide
News  |  8/26/2008
The social networking site's ban on the word game follows a legal dispute between the game's creators and Hasbro.
Zoho Share Simplifies Document Sharing
Commentary  |  8/25/2008
Zoho, a provider of hosted productivity applications, last week introduced Zoho Share. Zoho Share addresses a long-standing user community pet peeve by bringing the documents and files created across Zoho's online applications into one interface which can be shared with other users, and, longer-term, within an organization.
iPod Nano To Get Makeover, Digg Founder Reveals
News  |  8/25/2008
Apple's iPod lineup is set for an overhaul, including a thinner Nano with a larger widescreen display, according to Kevin Rose's predictions.
Content Management Acronym Soup
Commentary  |  8/22/2008
I was recently (justly) taken to task for assuming that readers of this blog would know what the acronyms in the content management space mean. Not just what the three- and four-letter acronyms we throw around stand for, but also what technologies and processes they actually represent. The funny thing is that even within the content management community, there isn't always agreement. So here's an attempt to try to demystify things a bit.
Xerox Works To Bring Document Management To The Masses
Commentary  |  8/21/2008
Xerox this week announced a new addition to its DocuShare family of content and document management products. With DocuShare Express, small to medium-sized businesses can get a solid, reasonably priced system to manage information and content, all while integrating easily with existing Xerox hardware using the new Extensible Interface Platform (EIP) connector.
Chinese Police Arrest Bloggers Covering Olympics Protest, Reports Say
News  |  8/21/2008
Five American bloggers have been arrested in China while reportedly covering pro-Tibet demonstration.
SharePoint Adds Improved Faceted Search And SQL 2008 Support
Commentary  |  8/20/2008
The past week or so has seen the release of a few enhancements and tools of interest to the SharePoint community -- improvements to faceted search, support for SQL 2008, and a third-party tool to help calculate SharePoint's total cost of ownership.
Yahoo Buzz Drops Source Restrictions
News  |  8/20/2008
The news aggregator will now accept submissions from any Web site, not just those handpicked by Yahoo.
iPhone, BlackBerry Owners Need Their News Fix
News  |  8/20/2008
A new Pew Research Center report suggests 37% of next-generation smartphone users are continually scanning headlines.
Atlassian's Confluence 2.9 Wiki Offers MS Office, SharePoint Integration
Commentary  |  8/19/2008
Enterprise wiki software developer Atlassian Software delivered Confluence version 2.9 this week, managing to make an easy-to-use product even easier by supporting integration with Microsoft Office and SharePoint. Add to that a handful of enhancements and nearly 150 enhancements and bug fixes, and you've got yourself an upgrade worthy of note. To Acquire InStranet For $31.5 Million
News  |  8/19/2008
The purchase of a customer-service technology software provider is the largest acquisition to date for the software-as-a-service vendor.
Revealing The Laughably Low-Tech Video Set-Up At 'The Daily Show'
Commentary  |  8/19/2008
As technologists, we're prone to fall in love with the latest new technology. We think we require the most powerful PCs, the fastest networks, and the smartest smartphones to get our jobs done. But The Daily Show reminds us that we can achieve excellence even when our tools are woefully out-of-date.
Kentico Offers Free Version Of Its ASP.NET-Powered CMS
Commentary  |  8/18/2008
Kentico Software has announced that it's trying something different with the latest version of its flagship content management system software, Kentico CMS for ASP.NET. It's giving it away.
Usability Is More Than A Good Site Map
Commentary  |  8/15/2008
Having spent many an hour agonizing over the minute details of designing and tweaking site maps for various projects, I found Jared M. Spool's recent piece The Site Map: An Information Architecture Cop-Out, particularly interesting.
Social Networking Site Hi5 Nearly Doubles Monthly Visitors
News  |  8/15/2008
The site adds executive positions as it marks a 79% increase in monthly visitors, ranking the site ahead of its competitors for its speed of growth worldwide.
Oracle Reports More Than 23,000 Downloads Of Its iPhone Apps
News  |  8/15/2008
While Apple iPhone apps have a small presence in the business world, IT execs at Disney, Genentech, and Kraft are endorsing the iPhone.
AOL To Acquire Socialthing
News  |  8/15/2008
AOL said that it plans to incorporate Socialthing into its People Networks division, which began with AOL's recent acquisition of social networking site Bebo.
SpringCM 4.4 Adds Robust Records Management Capabilities
Commentary  |  8/14/2008
SpringCM this week announced the addition of records management capabilities to its enterprise content management platform. Adding this to the already-solid foundation of its document management and workflow/process automation capabilities makes SpringCM version 4.4 one of a very few systems offering this level of functionality in a fully hosted, software-as-a-service model.
Twitter Axes U.K. Text Updates
News  |  8/14/2008
The company estimates it costs about $1,000 per U.K. user annually to send outbound texts, but not all users will be affected.
Movable Type 4.2 Delivers Speed, Security, And Social Networking
Commentary  |  8/13/2008
After whetting appetites with five release candidates, Movable Type 4.2 was released today with a pile of new features and enhancements that make the payoff well worth the anticipation.
Social Networking Sites Show Worldwide Growth
News  |  8/13/2008
The number of new social networking site users has grown by 25% in the last year, according to ComScore.
Mitigating The Risks Of ECM Implementations
Commentary  |  8/12/2008
The technical decisions behind what enterprise content management (ECM) system to use are only a fraction of the equation in a full implementation. With so many good platforms to choose from, some of the most critical decisions -- and biggest risks -- within an organization have nothing to do with technology.
Online Job Board Uses Web 2.0 Features To Link Employers, Job Seekers
News  |  8/12/2008
Jobfox Intros identifies high-match job seekers and moves them to the top of the resumé stack.
BI Tools Can Slice And Dice Data Without A Data Warehouse
News  |  8/12/2008
A medical center is using DataWatch's Web-based Monarch BI Server to analyze patient data from lab reports and other sources to improve care.
Salon's New Model: Bloggers Paying Each Other
Commentary  |  8/11/2008
The left-leaning online magazine has had a lot of interesting ideas over the years, but its latest -- a plan to create a blogging community called Open Salon that allows readers to pay their favorite posters by "tipping" them -- has the potential to become a huge hit or fall completely flat.
Small, Midsized Firms To Spend $280 Billion On Technology By 2012
News  |  8/11/2008
Businesses with five to 99 employees will represent 32% of information and communications technology spending this year alone, according to a Compass Intelligence report.
Getting Started With: WordPress
Commentary  |  8/8/2008
WordPress has emerged as one of the most popular blogging and content management platforms available, and for good reason: it's simple to set up, yet powerful and flexible to use. The fact that it's free and open source doesn't hurt a bit, either.
Facebook Tries To Exterminate Worm
News  |  8/8/2008
The URL of the "video" is designed to look like it leads to Google or YouTube. In fact, it leads to a Trojan downloader on a server associated with a .cn (China) domain.
Consistently Delivering High-Value Content
Commentary  |  8/7/2008
We're all painfully aware that making high-quality, relevant content easy to find on your site can be a challenge. Ultimately, consistently delivering high-value content takes a mix of high- and low-tech approaches.
Social Networking Site BeatThat Focuses On Shopping Bargains
News  |  8/7/2008
BeatThat's community members help each other find the best deals online.
Blurring The Lines Between Blogging And Content Management
Commentary  |  8/6/2008
I've read a few interesting pieces lately discussing how platforms traditionally associated with blogging are morphing into content management systems. It's a natural extension, really, with many organizations that run simple sites wanting to provide both blog-like newsfeeds as well as static content pages.
NASA Dispels Internet Rumors About Life On Mars
News  |  8/6/2008
Officials caution against rumors, conspiracy theories, and speculation as interest grows and the Phoenix Mars Lander continues to collect specimens from the Red Planet.
Political Web Site 'The Point' Extends Reach Of Organizers
News  |  8/6/2008
The social networking site allows people to manage fundraisers, social events, boycotts, group discounts, and other activities that require a critical mass.
New Yorkers Addicted To E-Mail More Than Most, Offered 12-Step Program
News  |  8/6/2008
AOL's fourth annual e-mail addiction survey shows that 62% of people check work e-mail on the weekends.
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