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  • IBM buying SaaS e-mail to bolster Bluehouse platform

    Posted January 16, 2009 - 1:14 pm

    IBM is planning to buy the SaaS email assets of Hong Kong-based Outblaze to help beef up its Bluehouse social-networking and collaboration platform.
  • Woman MySpaces revenge vandalism spree

    Posted January 13, 2009 - 11:44 am

    If someone angrily declares "you can't prove anything," it behooves said person not to take pictures of that-which-can't-be-proven and post them on MySpace.
  • Making Your LinkedIn Profile Stand Out to Employers

    Posted January 12, 2009 - 12:30 pm

    As the economy falls deeper into recession, many people have turned to LinkedIn, the social network for professionals, to job hunt and connect with contacts who might help them land a new gig. But career experts say your LinkedIn job-hunting efforts will all be for naught if you don't build your profile page properly and ensure that it is search-friendly for potential employers and recruiters.
  • 12 CIOs who Twitter

    Posted January 8, 2009 - 9:42 pm

    Here's a quick rundown -- in no particular order -- of a handful of CIOs and IT VPs we uncovered who Twitter regularly. Those most active seem to be in the healthcare, government and education fields. We'll do a sequel when we come up with more.
  • Would you cut off 10 Facebook friends for a Whopper?

    Posted January 8, 2009 - 9:35 pm

    Burger King this week launched an application called the Whopper Sacrifice that rewards Facebook users who delete 10 of their online friends with a coupon for a free Whopper burger.
  • Social networks link terrorists

    Posted January 7, 2009 - 10:23 pm

    A new breed of cyberterrorists are using online forums to recruit people who support Al-Qaeda, creating global networks of would-be terrorists.
  • Social networking, ROI, pricing among '09 CRM trends

    Posted January 7, 2009 - 6:00 pm

    Big changes are coming to the CRM (customer relationship management) application market this year, with significant financial, strategic and technical implications for customers, say analysts who track the space.
  • The top underreported tech stories of 2008

    Posted December 29, 2008 - 12:56 pm

    There's a huge amount of noise out there, and it often obscures the quiet little stories that could help IT work more efficiently and more profitably. Here are seven important IT stories that you might have missed in 2008.
  • Social networking security: Protect yourself

    Posted December 22, 2008 - 10:58 am

    If you're wading in the social networking pool, revisiting some core security principles can protect you from spammers and other characters on Facebook who can ruin your computer or identity.
  • NewsGator sharpens enterprise social network product

    Posted December 16, 2008 - 5:36 pm

    NewsGator has enhanced its Social Sites enterprise social-networking software with Facebook-like activity stream notifications and improved search functionality.
  • Social networks change the online retail game

    Posted December 16, 2008 - 3:44 pm

    Tips for adding a social networking component to your online retail store.
  • LinkedIn's Most Unusual Members: Meet The Super-Connected

    Posted December 16, 2008 - 3:30 pm

    LinkedIn's main slogan is "Relationships Matter." This cuts to the core of the social network's philosophy and the way it designed the site: connect with people you know. But the steady emergence of LinkedIn open networkers (LIONs), an increasingly significant group of LinkedIn users who accept the majority of invitations to connect on LinkedIn, no matter whether they know the person or not, has implications for LinkedIn, its user base and the future of social networks in general.
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    INQ1 Facebook Phone for Mobile Social Networking

    Posted December 9, 2008 - 1:29 am

    A new manufacturer has entered the UK mobile phones market with a bang, INQ have teamed up with the dedicated 3G network 3 Mobile to release the INQ1 Facebook mobile phone, an exclusive social networking focussed handset that will keep users in touch with their friends pictures and status updates on Facebook whilst they are out and about.
  • LinkedIn Etiquette: Five Dos and Don'ts

    Posted December 8, 2008 - 11:35 am

    One key to good LinkedIn etiquette, says reputation management and online identity expert, Kirsten Dixson, is 'what goes around comes around.' If you go and write a good recommendation for a colleague, odds are someone will do the same for you in the future.
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    LinkedIn's New Free Apps, Part Two

    Posted December 8, 2008 - 11:04 am

    LinkedIn's getting down to business with a platform of free apps. Here's a hands-on look at what those apps can do for you.
  • SugarCRM adds hooks to cloud data services

    Posted December 8, 2008 - 10:45 am

    SugarCRM now offers the ability to plug in third-party data sources from LinkedIn and elsewhere.
  • Facebook, Google launch data portability programs to all

    Posted December 4, 2008 - 9:18 pm

    Google and Facebook separately announced the general availability of their respective data portability programs on Thursday.
  • Fifteen jolly Christmas Facebook applications

    Posted December 1, 2008 - 5:23 pm

    Spread some festive cheer this month by adding a Christmas application to your Facebook profile.
  • In Mumbai, bloggers and Twitter offer help to relatives

    Posted November 27, 2008 - 6:50 pm

    In Mumbai terrorist attack, bloggers and Twitter users are helping relay information to worried relatives
  • Why you can't trust 'friends' on Facebook

    Posted November 26, 2008 - 1:57 pm

    If you're on Facebook, you've no doubt got a bunch of friends. And if you're like most Facebook users, you're certain those friends are exactly who they say they are. And you might be right. Or you could be wrong. They could be scammers posing as your friends.
  • Facebook wins spam suit

    Posted November 24, 2008 - 4:14 pm

    Facebook won a case against a spammer who was ordered to pay the social-networking giant $837 million in damages.
  • Facebook etiquette: Five dos and don'ts

    Posted November 24, 2008 - 4:02 pm

    In this day of gadgetry and near-constant contact via social networking, how can you avoid blunders that will deem you a thoughtless spouse, friend or colleague? Here are 5 tips for managing your Facebook profile.
  • Facebook app verification fee draws criticism

    Posted November 18, 2008 - 5:14 pm

    Facebook now gives its developers the option of submitting their applications for review to obtain a seal of approval, but some developers aren't thrilled with the program.
  • If You Can't Beat Consumer Apps, Why Fight Them?

    Posted November 17, 2008 - 1:13 pm

    If you've ever sat in front of your computer and wished that you could see your ugly enterprise software appear in Web 2.0 applications such as Facebook or iGoogle, WorkLight might be the startup vendor for you.
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    LinkedIn's New Free Apps, Part One

    Posted November 17, 2008 - 12:51 pm

    Google Presentation, Company Buzz,, and My Travel (by Tripit) are four free applications from LinkedIn aimed at boosting your productivity and sharing Web content. They have their proverbial pros and cons, but overall, they're a good start in bringing more interactive content to the world's largest business social network.

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