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    San Francisco's tech community is cautious about Facebook's IPO filing

    Posted February 2, 2012 - 10:47 am

    Southpark is the area where San Francisco’s technology folks so often go to lunch, just up the street from the AT&T ballfield, on streets swarming with tech’s version of hipsters. It’s just the crowd that should care about Facebook’s IPO filing—but the mood here, is cautious.
  • Your business has a Facebook page -- does it need a Website?

    Posted February 2, 2012 - 10:24 am

    Integrating your website with social media sites is typically the best approach to online marketing and ecommerce, but are there times when it makes sense to use Facebook instead of a traditional business website?
  • Google introduces country domains on Blogger to aid content removal

    Posted February 2, 2012 - 7:11 am

    Google is directing users to localized country domains on Blogger to provide it flexibility to comply with content removal rules in various countries.
  • India's top court strikes down 122 2G mobile licenses

    Posted February 2, 2012 - 5:06 am

    India's Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that 122 mobile licenses awarded across 32 service areas in 2008 should be cancelled, giving a new dimension to investigations into alleged malpractices and corruption in the allotment of the 2G licenses.
  • Sony annual losses soar, now expected to be nearly $3 billion

    Posted February 2, 2012 - 3:15 am

    Sony said Thursday it now expects to lose nearly US$3 billion in the current fiscal year through March, over double its target from just three months ago, as it books expenses related to the sale of its share in its LCD joint venture with Samsung and the effect of flooding in Thailand.
  • Facebook unsure it can enter China because of government regulations

    Posted February 2, 2012 - 1:57 am

    China, one of the world's largest Internet markets, could be out of reach of Facebook because of the Chinese government's strict censorship policies, the company said in its filing on Wednesday for an initial public offering (IPO).
  • Facebook IPO filing addresses mobile, e-commerce

    Posted February 1, 2012 - 10:23 pm

    Facebook's application Wednesday to sell shares on the open market includes hints about its plans for mobile use and online payments, and reveals previously guarded information about how much its executives get paid.
  • What Facebook's IPO means for users

    Posted February 1, 2012 - 7:14 pm

    Facebook's decision to become a public company is seen as a bellwether for Web 2.0 stock offerings, but what will it mean for the social networking giant's 800 million users, and for the companies that build third-party apps for the site?
  • Is Facebook sharing your face with the cops?

    Posted February 1, 2012 - 5:59 pm

    A leading law professor has accused Facebook of helping law enforcement find criminals on the network using face recognition technology. What's the real story?
  • Facebook files for IPO, reveals $3.7 billion revenue

    Posted February 1, 2012 - 5:58 pm

    Facebook filed papers Wednesday to become a public company, in the most anticipated IPO in a decade, with the company looking to bring in $5 billion in investment.
  • U.S. firms should disclose offshore hiring, says lawmaker

    Posted February 1, 2012 - 5:58 pm

    A newly filed U.S. House bill would require U.S. public companies to disclose how many employees they have in the U.S. and overseas.
  • Facebook's road to IPO: 10 memorable moments

    Posted February 1, 2012 - 5:03 pm

    As Facebook edges ever closer to its inevitable IPO (initial public offering), it's fascinating and instructive to take a look back at how it got here. For your reading pleasure, here are ten key moments in Facebook's amazing history, including some Zuckerberg & Co. would probably rather forget.
  • White House: No comment on call to investigate MPAA for SOPA bribery

    Posted February 1, 2012 - 4:18 pm

    The U.S. White House has declined to respond to a petition calling for authorities to investigate the head of the Motion Picture Association of America for bribery related to comments he made following successful online protests against two controversial copyright enforcement bills.
  • White Paper

    The Cloud: Reinventing Enterprise Collaboration

    Posted February 1, 2012 - 3:10 pm

    Collaboration and content sharing are not, of course, new concepts. But cloud computing has changed the nature of collaboration, content sharing, document storage and project management to enable more efficient, faster-acting and cost-effective enterprises. According to a new study by IDG Research, the vast majority of knowledge workers (86%) placed a very high level of importance on collaborating with internal coworkers and external stakeholders, and having access to the most up-to-date corporate information. Read how organizations are realizing massive productivity gains by transitioning their content management solutions to cloud-based models.
  • White Paper

    Box Private Vendor Watchlist Profile: Cloud-Based Content Collaboration Services Enabling Enterprises to Move Toward Next-Generation Collaboration

    Posted February 1, 2012 - 3:10 pm

    This IDC Vendor Profile analyzes Box, a company playing in the public cloud advanced storage services market and the content management and collaboration market, and reviews key success factors: market potential, technology/solution, corporate strategy, force multipliers, and customers. The company, headquartered in Palo Alto, California, has over 8 million users and is growing quickly in the file synchronization and collaboration market. Leveraging IDC's expert understanding of the competitive landscape and future outlook, this document highlights company and market information tailored to the investment professional's needs.
  • White Paper

    Box Private Vendor Watchlist Profile: Cloud-Based Content Collaboration Services Enabling Enterprises to Move Toward Next-Generation Collaboration

    Posted February 1, 2012 - 3:10 pm

    This IDC Vendor Profile analyzes Box, a company playing in the public cloud advanced storage services market and the content management and collaboration market, and reviews key success factors: market potential, technology/solution, corporate strategy, force multipliers, and customers. The company, headquartered in Palo Alto, California, has over 8 million users and is growing quickly in the file synchronization and collaboration market. Leveraging IDC's expert understanding of the competitive landscape and future outlook, this document highlights company and market information tailored to the investment professional's needs.
  • White Paper

    Market Landscape Report: Online File Sharing and Collaboration in the Enterprise

    Posted February 1, 2012 - 3:10 pm

    The trend toward "consumerization" marches onward in IT; more and more end-users are choosing their own hardware plaforms and software applications in lieu of the IT-sanctioned business tools provided by their companies. These end-users are looking to tackle issues like data sharing, portability, and access from multiple intelligent endpoint devices, creating a conundrum for IT as it needs to balance business enablement, ease of access, and collaborative capacity with the need to maintain control and security of information assets. This need for balance is one of the drivers of the fast growing online file sharing and collaboration segment of the SaaS market. This paper examines the market drivers, inhibitors, and top vendors in this segment, including Box, Citrix Sharefile, Dropbox, Egnyte, Nomadesk, Sugarsync, Syncplicity and YouSendIt.
  • White Paper

    Sharing Simplified - Consolidating File-sharing Technologies

    Posted February 1, 2012 - 3:10 pm

    Employees need to share content with colleagues within their organization and outside. Yet, ECMs make it hard to share content within a business and impossible between organizations. Read how one company consolidated multiple file sharing technologies to increase productivity and reduce complexity.
  • White Paper

    Content Sharing 2.0: The Road Ahead

    Posted February 1, 2012 - 3:10 pm

    A growing number of companies are taking advantage of the natural synergies that exist between cloud-based IT services and content access and sharing. Legacy content management and collaboration systems simply weren't designed to meet the evolving requirements of today's IT and business managers, as well as the needs of content users. Box provides cloud-based content storage, access and collaboration services that require virtually no user training and supports file access and delivery on almost all popular PC and mobile devices. Read how Box let companies rapidly implement a cost-effective and secure content storage and sharing system that can easily expand to accommodate any size and number of files.
  • White Paper

    Forrester Wave Report

    Posted February 1, 2012 - 3:10 pm

    Improvements in disaster recovery plans and broad business continuity strategies are top-of-mind concerns for leading enterprises today and recovery time is now measured in hours and minutes not days. These key insights are discussed in the 2010 Forrester Wave Report.
  • White Paper

    Forrester Report: The ROI of Cloud Apps

    Posted February 1, 2012 - 3:10 pm

    Cloud apps continue to gain momentum in the enterprise as buyers are attracted to fast deployment speeds, low upfront costs, and ongoing flexibility to scale up or down as needs change. This report analyzes the five-year ROI for cloud apps across CRM, ERP, collaboration, and IT service management.
  • White Paper

    Empowering Your Mobile Worker

    Posted February 1, 2012 - 3:10 pm

  • SEC investigating past JDA's past fiscal years, stock falls

    Posted February 1, 2012 - 1:13 pm

    JDA Software's stock is taking a hit after the supply-chain application vendor said Tuesday that it experienced a loss in the fourth quarter and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is requesting information about past fiscal years.
  • For 'Malware as a Service' merchants, business is booming

    Posted February 1, 2012 - 12:53 pm

    Malware merchants have matured, and are more diversified and dangerous than ever.
  • WikiLeaks' Assange takes appeal to UK Supreme Court

    Posted February 1, 2012 - 12:47 pm

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange launched his appeal in the U.K. Supreme Court on Wednesday in his last attempt in Britain to avoid extradition to Sweden to face sexual assault allegations.
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