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posted in September 2008

Socialtext Takes On Twitter, Talks About Social Networking For Your Business

9/30/2008
Socialtext this morning announced Socialtext 3.0, which adds Socialtext People user profiles and directories and a Socialtext Dashboard homepage, as well as interface and other upgrades to its Socialtext Workspace business wiki. Most notably, though, it adds Socialtext Signals, a Twitter-style microblogging application for business. In connection with the new products, I got the chance to talk with Socialtext chairman and president Ross Mayfield about how social networking and microblogging fit

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bMighty Against Bernanke - UPDATE

9/29/2008
Now that the bailout has sunk under the weight of anger and outrage from the left, the right, and even the middle, we're about to find out if the dire warnings of widescale economic collapse are true or not.

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Android G1 Smartphone Not Ready For Growing Businesses -- Yet

9/23/2008
Google and T-Mobile today unveiled the long-awaited first Android-powered smartphone. Available October 22, the G1 sports a touch screen, QWERTY keyboard, Wi-Fi, GPS, and Google App integration, but no support for Microsoft Exchange e-mail. That omission alone will make it a non-starter for many small and midsize companies.

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Why Social Networking Projects Fail

9/19/2008
Social networking in business is hot, hot, hot -- almost 70% of companies allow employees to participate in social nets for work. Yet like other corporate technology projects, many social networking initiatives never fulfill their original purpose. Here are seven possible reasons why.

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Financial Meltdown's Effects On Tech, Growing Companies Still Unclear

9/15/2008
There was historic chaos on Wall Street today, as Lehman went bankrupt, Merrill Lynch got bought by Bank of America, and Washington Mutual and AIG teetered on the brink of who knows what. Unfortunately, the effect of these events on the overall economy -- much less technology and growing businesses -- is still impossible to calculate. But that won't stop us from trying to predict the future.

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Symantec Upgrades Backup Exec and System Recovery

9/15/2008
Symantec today announced the release of Backup Exec 12.5 and Backup Exec System Recovery 8.5, which include comprehensive recovery of virtual as well as physical servers, from individual files to complete systems. The products are aimed at companies with from 25 to several hundred servers.

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Yammer Is Twitter For Business

9/11/2008
bMighty has long been conflicted about the business value of "micro-blogging" sevices like Twitter. But the brand-new Yammer -- a twitter for the enterprise, has "won" the TechCrunch 50 event.

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The bMighty Manifesto: Small Is The New Large

9/3/2008
To celebrate its first anniversary, TechWeb's bMighty.com has published an actual manifesto. The message? Technology has radically shifted the competitive landscape, handing new advantages to smaller, more nimble organizations rather than large enterprises.

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Welcome To bMighty 2.0!

9/3/2008
When bMighty.com launched late last summer, we were very excited about the chance to help small and midsize companies better leverage technology to compete against larger companies. Well, as we celebrate our first anniversary, weve made some significant upgrades to the site. Our goals havent changed, but weve come up with some new and more direct ways to get there.

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Google Chrome: What's Actually Inside

9/2/2008
When word of Google's new Chrome browser hit earlier today, everyone's first thought's went to what it means for the browser wars. But attention is already to turning to what the new browser actually delivers to Web surfers.

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Don't Just Use WiFi, SELL WiFi -- With New SMC Gateway

9/2/2008
For most companies, adding WiFi to their networking systems is just a cost of doing business. But for companies in the retail and hospitality industries, WiFi can be a value-added service or even a revenue driver. That's where SMC Networks' new EliteConnect Wireless Hotspot Gateway comes in.

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