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Articles by Alison Diana
posted in February 2011
The functionality is expected to bolster page views and traffic for third-party advertisers and content creators.
The daily deal company is partnering with Tencent and Yunfeng on GaoPeng.com, hoping to take advantage of a market that could reach $2.4 billion by year's end.
The business social media site is the latest to be barred by the government, although partial access seems to have been restored.
In commenting on the Federal Trade Commission's plan to protect online privacy, the social media site cautions the agency not to do anything that will hinder business development.
Nearly half of all consumers surveyed used a combination of search and social media sites before making a buying decision, GroupM Search and comScore report.
Software developers say that the social media site is disabling their apps, including Breakup Notifier and a poker game, without warning or clear explanation.
The business process outsourcer says the new educational tools can cut training time and produce better workers.
Only about 25% of businesses have added social media like Facebook or Twitter to their disaster recovery and business continuity plans, a survey by Janco Associates reveals.
Some fear that terrorists could use information in the mapping service to carry out attacks, while others believe it could enhance the nation's tourism industry.
The location service expects the 150 registered developers to build a variety of maps, mashups, and other tools using the company's new APIv2 during the day-long event.
The social networking site makes a move after competitors like Google and Greplin take steps to improve their own search capabilities.
Facebook and Google are the top outlets for promoting products online, while most who've used group buying sites like Groupon say they won't repeat the experience, according to MerchantCircle.
The platform, now in beta, unites Telligent's social community software and Microsoft's document collaboration tools to boost enterprise collaboration.
Traditional news outlets are more influential than bloggers and individual tweeters, says an HP Labs analysis of 16.32 million tweets on 3,361 topics sent over 40 days.
Users of mobile phones without data subscription plans will be able to access email, IM, and social network sites like Facebook and Twitter.
HIP 7.0, the latest iteration of the cloud-based marketing software, also brings enhanced analytics and CRM integration.
40billion.com lets entrepreneurs connect to social media to seek funding from contacts.
Foursquare, Groupon, and Facebook hyperlocal offers prompt 20% of mobile users to visit a store and 17% to spend money, a JiWire study reports.
The update, mandatory in early March, mirrors recent changes to individual profiles and includes admin notifications when fans interact with or post comments to a page.
Record quarterly revenue and billings weren't enough to bring the software-as-a-service vendor to profitability.
Enterprise social networking software developer hires leaders from Alcatel-Lucent and CouchOne, promotes communications director.
Flexibility, increased innovation, shorter development times, and faster procurement processes cited as top reasons for using open source options, reports Gartner.
Social media giant takes over campus formerly owned by Sun Microsystems.
A company engineer details the behind-the-scenes development challenges in creating the new instant messaging-like feature.
Social media giant dominates all competitors. MySpace a "distant second," Customer Loyalty Index reports.
Users can mashup content from SharePoint and OpenText ECM Suite for use in intranets, extranets, Web sites, and enterprise content management systems.
The board of directors' primary responsibility is to protect the assets of shareholders, trying to ensure they receive a strong return on their investments. In some cases, directors include venture capitalists or angel investors who have invested in a technology business. In others, directors are selected from outside the IT industry, perhaps because of their connections or success in complementary businesses. A board of directors can be a big asset. After all, the board gives a business the opp
Demand for its enterprise content management software drove a 57% gain in OpenText's second-quarter earnings, enabling the $182 million purchase of the business process management firm.
Platform helps corporations maintain control over brand, compliance when local representatives use Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter to support customer relationships.
The integrator will bring Collaboration-as-a-Service to businesses looking to expand use of Lotus Notes/Domino, Sametime, Connections, and Quickr.
The company will operate as a separate division, with existing staff working to expand the collaboration app's features.
The social media site could power the reader feedback sections of news sites, blogs, and other digital publishing outlets.