Report: Facebook in Talks to Buy Waze for $1 Billion
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 09, 2013
Israeli-based Waze makes social mapping and traffic software.
Tags: Facebook, navigation, merger and acquistion activity, Waze, social networking, apps
LinkedIn Updates Contacts Capabilities
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 25, 2013
The new iOS app and website feature helps aggregate and organize contact data.
Tags: web app, contacts, mobile app, IOS, LinkedIn, social networking
Russia Begins Censoring Some Internet Content
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 01, 2013
Social networking sites have been ordered to remove some content.
Tags: Facebook, government, Twitter, YouTube, Internet, censorship, Russia, social networking
Google+ Adds Sign-In Features
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published February 26, 2013
Soon, users may be able to sign into websites and apps with their Google+ credentials.
Tags: Facebook, authentication, social networking, Google+ API, Twitter, Google
Twitter Enables Search for Old Tweets
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published February 08, 2013
However, search capabilities will be limited to top tweets.
Tags: search, Twitter, archive, tweet, social networking
Why Facebook Wants to Track Your Every Move
By Mike Elgan | Article Published February 05, 2013
A new report says Facebook will unveil an app that tracks your location 24/7. Resistance is futile.
Tags: tracking, apps, Facebook, mobile, social networking
Twitter Hack Affects 250,000 Users
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published February 04, 2013
The hackers got away with usernames and encrypted/salted passwords.
Tags: social networking, Twitter, hack attacks, cyberattack, hacker
Twitter Suffers Another Outage
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published January 31, 2013
This was the service's third outage this month.
Tags: downtime, social networking, outage, service, Web, server, Twitter
Study: Facebook Posts Easier to Remember than Literature, Photos
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published January 17, 2013
The informal language in social networking posts is easier for our brains to recall.
Tags: social networking, Facebook
Gartner Predicts Tech Spending Will Hit $3.7 Trillion Next Year
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 23, 2012
The company said "Every budget is becoming an IT budget."
Tags: Cloud, big data, budget, Gartner, Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, social networking, mobile, tech spending
Walmart Unveils Polaris, A Semantic Search Engine For Products
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 31, 2012
The retailer claims the new search engine boosts online purchase rates by 10 to 15 percent.
Tags: search engine, social networking, Semantic Technology, Walmart
Google Debuts Google+ For Businesses
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 29, 2012
Organizations that use Google Apps can try the new social networking features for free through the end of 2013.
Tags: google+, Google Apps, social networking, Google, Enterprise, businesses
IBM to Buy Social-Business Company Kenexa for $1.3 Billion
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 27, 2012
Kenexa makes enterprise HR software.
Tags: IBM, HR, merger and acquistion activity, analytics, software, social networking, recruiting
Facebook Stock Hits All-Time Low as Insiders Get First Chance to Sell
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 16, 2012
Shares in the social networking giant continue to slide downward.
Tags: Facebook, social networking, stock
Facebook Has More Than 83 Million 'Fake' Users
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 02, 2012
The company believes 9 percent of its 955 million accounts may not be "real" users.
Tags: Facebook, advertising, social media, social networking
Microsoft Said to Hold Talks on Buying Yammer Social Site
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published June 14, 2012
Sources say Microsoft may pay more than $1 billion for the social networking service.
Tags: Microsoft, merger and acquistion activity, Yammer, Enterprise, social networking
Facebook Audience Growth Is Slowing, ComScore Says
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published June 12, 2012
Time spent on the social network is also growing at a slower pace.
Tags: social networking, Facebook
Google to Purchase Meebo for $100 Million
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published June 05, 2012
Staffers from the social toolbar creator will go to work on Google+.
Tags: Meebo, social networking, merger and acquistion activity, google+, Google
Napster Founders Launch New Venture: Airtime
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published June 05, 2012
Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning are launching a new social video chat service.
Tags: Airtime, social networking, video chat
Microsoft Launches Socl Social Network: A Look Inside
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published May 22, 2012
The new service integrates heavily with Bing.
Tags: Microsoft, Bing, social networking, Socl
Facebook Stock Begins Trading on Nasdaq
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published May 18, 2012
CEO Mark Zuckerberg rang the opening bell from Facebook headquarters.
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, IPO, social networking
Why Facebook Must Fix Its Broken Mobile Apps
By Mike Elgan | Article Published May 16, 2012
Prior to its IPO, Facebook finds itself in scramble mode to do something about its flawed mobile experience.
Tags: Facebook, google+, IPO, mobile, social networking
Facebook Tests 'Pay To Promote Post' Tool
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published May 11, 2012
In New Zealand, Facebook is offering users the option of paying a buck or two to make their posts more visible to friends.
Tags: social networking, Facebook
Facebook IPO Could Be Delayed by Deals, Distractions
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published April 25, 2012
Public trading of the social networking company's shares could be postponed from May to June.
Tags: IPO, Facebook, social networking
How to Get Your Family and Friends on Google+
By Mike Elgan | Article Published February 01, 2012
Facebook has everybody, but Google+ is the superior social network, opines a tech pundit.
Tags: Facebook, Google +, social networking
Facebook Accounts for 1 in Every 7 Online Minutes
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published December 28, 2011
The social network reached 55 percent of the global audience in October.
Tags: Facebook, social networking
Social Media Monitoring Tools: Buying Guide
By Jeff Vance | Article Published November 23, 2011
As your IT organization evaluates social media monitoring solutions for Data Loss Prevention, here are five questions you should consider.
Tags: data loss prevention, security, monitoring, DLP, social networking, social media
Why Your Company Needs Google+ ASAP
By Mike Elgan | Article Published November 10, 2011
The first mover advantage in a major social networ represents precious brand building power.
Tags: Twitter, google+, social networking, Facebook
Tech Revolution Driving IT Spending: Gartner
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published October 21, 2011
Trends in clouds, social networking, information, and mobility will keep IT spending up even as spending growth slows in coming years, the analyst firm says.
Tags: social networking, IT spending, Business Intelligence Systems, cloud computing
Facebook? Google+? Twitter? MySpace? (A Social Personality Test)
By Mike Elgan | Article Published October 19, 2011
Is one of the social networks better than than others -- or better for your own personal use?
Tags: Google +, Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, social networking
VMware's Socialcast: Enterprise Social Networking
By James Maguire | Article Published October 11, 2011
VMware executive Tim Young talks about how a Facebook-style enterprise platform facilitates collaboration in the workplace.
Tags: social networking, Facebook, VMware
When Facebook and Google+ Go to War
By Mike Elgan | Article Published September 21, 2011
Nothing less than the future of the Internet is at stake.
Tags: google+, Facebook, social networking
SAP Snaps Up Social Networking Firm Crossgate
By Vangie Beal | Article Published September 21, 2011
Social networking is no longer confirmed to Facebook.
Tags: social networking, SAP
Why Facebook is the New Yahoo
By Mike Elgan | Article Published September 15, 2011
Facebook's awkward attempts to copy Google+ smack of a quiet desperation.
Tags: social networking, google+, Facebook, Yahoo
Are You Ready for the Social Enterprise?
By Jeffrey Kaplan | Article Published September 06, 2011
Businesses are increasingly incorporating social networking tools into their workflow and products.
Tags: Twitter, Facebook, Salesforce, social networking
Skype Aims to Buy GroupMe
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published August 22, 2011
Skype continues to grow even as it awaits regulatory approval to be purchased by Microsoft.
Tags: social networking, GroupMe, Skype
How to Publish a Newsletter From Google+
By Mike Elgan | Article Published August 09, 2011
A tech pundit had achieved a longstanding dream: One service that replaces all forms of online communication -- even e-mail newsletter publishing.
Tags: social networking, google+, newsletters
Google Buys Fridge to Make Google+ Circles Cooler
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published July 22, 2011
The acquired startup offers technology that makes it easier to create private groups within social networks.
Tags: social networking
Can the Google+ Utopia Last?
By Mike Elgan | Article Published July 20, 2011
Watch out, Facebook: Google+ has a number of superior features, and they’re like to continue even as the new platform grows more popular.
Tags: social networking, google+, Facebook
Leaked Website Hints at Microsoft Social Networking Site
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published July 15, 2011
Are Microsoft, Facebook and Twitter collaborating on a competitor for Google+?
Tags: Microsoft, social networking
How to Switch from Facebook to Google+ Without Losing Touch
By Mike Elgan | Article Published July 13, 2011
Google+ is better, but Facebook is more popular. These three tips enable you to be on Google+ without disconnecting from friends on Facebook.
Tags: Facebook, google+, social networking
Why Google+ Is Better For Business
By Mike Elgan | Article Published July 06, 2011
The newly launched Google+ offers some major advantages over Facebook.
Tags: social networking, google+, Facebook, Skype
SAP Goes 'Social' with Cloud-Based StreamWork
By Vangie Beal | Article Published May 05, 2011
The StreamWork application will facilitate collabaration among all SAP business applications.
Tags: Cloud, cloud management tools, SAP, ERP, social networking
How 'Google Circles' Could Beat Facebook
By Mike Elgan | Article Published March 16, 2011
The competition to build the biggest social networking site is far from over.
Tags: Google, Silicon Valley, social networking, Facebook
Twitter Ad Revenue Projected to Triple in 2011
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published January 24, 2011
Research firm eMarketer is bullish on Twitter, projecting that the microblogging phenomenon is poised to start ratcheting up its advertising operation amid sharp growth in social media spending.
Tags: advertising tools, social networking, Facebook, Twitter, social media advertising
Internet Building the Hive, Driving Engagement: Pew
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published January 18, 2011
New research from Pew Internet Project highlights the dramatic effect Internet-enabled technologies are having on Americans' ability to form communities.
Tags: Web, Internet, Facebook, Twitter, social networking
Boehner, GOP to Stream Opening Session on Facebook
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published January 05, 2011
In what is billed as a first step in a new era of government transparency through technology, incoming House Speaker John Boehner breaks new ground in streaming dawn of 112th Congress on social networking site.
Tags: Facebook, Web collaboration, social networking, blogs, government IT
LinkedIn's Groups Opens Up to the Wider Web
By David Needle | Article Published December 20, 2010
Content from the new LinkedIn Open Groups is available to non-LinkedIn members.
Tags: LinkedIn, social media, social networking, search engine, Open Group
Twitter in Use by 8% of Americans: Pew
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published December 09, 2010
Venerable research organization offers revealing look at the user base of the popular microblogging service.
Tags: Twitter, Pew Research Center, microblogging, social media, social networking
Facebook Revamps Profile Pages
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published December 06, 2010
Social networking behemoth undertakes a major redesign in a bid to enable users to shape their first-blush presentation.
Tags: security, Mark Zuckerberg, privacy, social networking, Facebook
Facebook Messages: Non-Email Email
By David Needle | Article Published November 15, 2010
The social networking giant brings out Facebook Messages, a unified messaging system that streamlines communications between friends.
Tags: Gmail, web mail, social networking, email, Facebook
Facebook Retools With Focus on User Control
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published October 07, 2010
Leading social networking site unveils sweeping set of changes aimed at forging closer group connections, expanding users' control over their information.
Tags: privacy, social networking, social media, Facebook marketing, Facebook
'Pre-crime' Comes to the HR Dept.
By Mike Elgan | Article Published September 29, 2010
If the social network scanning and predictive analytics software decides that youll do something that's inconsistent with company interests, you're fired. Watch those Facebook posts!
Tags: Facebook, predictive analytics, social networking, HR Management, IT Jobs/Salary
Windows Live Links Up With LinkedIn
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published September 27, 2010
The software giant's online services for consumers and small businesses are becoming more socially aware with its new friend, LinkedIn.
Tags: Social Networking Tools, Windows, LinkedIn, Facebook, social networking
Google Continues Social Buying Spree With SocialDeck
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published August 31, 2010
Acquisition of mobile gaming firm marks Google's fifth buy of the month, continuing the search giant's expansion in the social arena.
Tags: social media marketing, social media, Google, social networking, Facebook
Who Says Social Networking Is a Young Man's Game?
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published August 30, 2010
In a clear sign that social technology has gone mainstream, new report from the Pew Internet Project finds that the portion of Americans 50 or older using social networking sites has nearly doubled over the past year.
Tags: social networking, Twitter, social media, Pew Research Center, Facebook
Facebook Launches Location-Based Service
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published August 19, 2010
The social networking giant takes the wraps off Facebook Places, a new feature that taps into the growing trend of location-based social features.
Tags: location-based services, social networking, social media, Facebook, location based
IT Comes in Second Among Employers Using Social Media
By David Needle | Article Published August 18, 2010
In a new survey by CareerBuilder, over one-third of employers said they're using social media to promote their organizations. IT was high on the list, but guess which industry came in first?
Tags: social networking, Facebook, IT Jobs/Salary, Twitter, social media
LinkedIn Acquires SaaS Provider mSpoke
By David Needle | Article Published August 05, 2010
Looking to improve engagement on its social network, LinkedIn acquires a startup offering a cloud-based recommendation engine designed to personalize content delivery.
Tags: LinkedIn, cloud computing, cloud services, social networking, SaaS
How to Re-create 'Mad Men' Business Technology
By Mike Elgan | Article Published June 30, 2010
With a collection of the right apps and online services you can re-create the benefits of some 1960s Mad Men business technology.
Tags: business communication, office phone system, social networking, Office Web Apps, apps
IBM Opens New Lab to Focus on Social, Cloud Tech
By Larry Barrett | Article Published June 16, 2010
Big Blue's new IBM Mass Lab is the company's largest software development facility in North America with more than 3,400 staffers working on next-generation applications.
Tags: social networking, IBM, cloud services, Cloud network, cloud computing
IBM Buys Web Analytics Provider Coremetrics
By Larry Barrett | Article Published June 15, 2010
IBM bolstered its on-demand analytics portfolio this week with the acquisition of Coremetrics, a provider of on-demand Web analytics applications used to analyze customer interactions and develop social media-based marketing campaigns.
Tags: Web analytics, IBM, e-commerce, business intelligence software, social networking
Enterprise Social Networking: 4 Ways You're Probably Doing It Wrong
By Mike Elgan | Article Published June 11, 2010
When it comes to building an enterprise social networking solution, keeping it simple is a must. Here's where many organizations are falling down.
Tags: Facebook, microsoft sharepoint, Social Networking Tools, social networking, Twitter
Facebook to Look at Privacy Issues
By - Reuters | Article Published May 14, 2010
In perhaps the longest overdue move in recent memory, Facebook officials will convene to address mounting criticism about lax handling of privacy.
Tags: social networking, Facebook, security, Security practices, privacy
The Facebook Era Has a Strong Business Angle
By David Needle | Article Published May 06, 2010
Clara Shih, author of The Facebook Era, discusses how social networks are changing business as we know it. Also, SlideShare adds video to its popular presentations-sharing service.
Tags: social network, networking, Facebook, social networking, LinkedIn
The Business Case for Social Networking
By Mike Elgan | Article Published April 15, 2010
It's time to replace Soviet-style corporate mandated communication with American-style free-flowing innovation in the form of social networking tools from Google, Microsoft and others.
Tags: security, Security practices, social networking, Social Networking Tools, passwords
Online Relationships and Offline Trust
By James Maguire | Article Published April 14, 2010
Online Relationships and Offline Trust
Tags: Internet, online trends, social networking
How Social Networking Saved a Life
By James Maguire | Article Published April 06, 2010
How Social Networking Saved a Life
Tags: Web, Internet, social networking
Are You Ready for Microsoft 'OfficeTalk'?
By Mike Elgan | Article Published March 24, 2010
Microsoft OfficeTalk works kind of like Buzz or Twitter, and might just be a killer app. But can Microsoft release it without feature bloat?
Tags: google buzz, OfficeTalk, social networking, Twitter, Microsoft
Tech Comics: "Men and Facebook"
By Oliver Widder | Article Published March 12, 2010
Men are sometimes not too communicative, yet Facebook helps with that. Sort of.
Tags: social networking, Facebook, social networks
Socialtext 4.0 Filters Twitter-Like Signals
By David Needle | Article Published March 03, 2010
Latest version of Socialtext includes filtering and search for its Signals microblogging feature along with new Collaborative Groups and "presence" indicator.
Tags: social media, social networking, Socialtext, Twitter
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Google Buzz
By Mike Elgan | Article Published February 24, 2010
Google Buzz is Facebook for smart people who have no patience for canned frivolity, its Twitter for people with long attention spans. Buzz is the future of intelligent social networking.
Tags: google buzz, social networking, Facebook, Twitter, Google
Why Google Buzz Isn't Buzzworthy
By Mike Elgan | Article Published February 10, 2010
Google Buzzs list of features appears attractive, yet the actual implementation offers the worst of two platforms.
Tags: social networking, google buzz, social media, social networks, Google
IT Security Threat: Social Networking
By Larry Barrett | Article Published February 03, 2010
A malware epidemic plaguing social networking sites threatens far more than users' systems the entire enterprise infrastructure may be at risk.
Tags: cyber attack, social networking, social networks, cyber security, IT security
CES 2010: Enterprises Tweet Their Way to Marketing Gold, Grief
By Larry Barrett | Article Published January 07, 2010
Twitter has changed the game for enterprise marketing and public relations teams, forcing companies to take control of their online image before everyone else does.
Tags: CES, social media, social networking, Twitter, tech blogs