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  • Myspace as cautionary tale

    Posted January 11, 2011 - 5:15 pm

    Three years ago Myspace was on top of the social networking world. Now it's fighting for survival. There's a lesson in this for other Internet properties, including Facebook.
  • Security firm: Facebook is biggest mobile malware threat

    Posted January 11, 2011 - 2:52 pm

    The biggest mobile infection threat isn't malware that specifically targets mobile devices, according to new research from security firm BitDefender. Malware that targets Facebook is a far bigger problem for mobile security, the firm claims.
  • How to clean up your online reputation

    Posted January 11, 2011 - 2:41 pm

    If you own a small or medium business, a good reputation--online and offline--is clearly key to your success.
  • Facebook edging closer to IPO

    Posted January 6, 2011 - 7:26 pm

    The Wall Street Journal reports that Facebook soon will exceed the shareholder limit that allows companies to avoid reporting financial results. Bottom line: Facebook "will be forced to begin disclosing financial information or stage an initial public offering by April 2012."
  • LinkedIn reportedly planning IPO

    Posted January 6, 2011 - 5:21 pm

    While much of the investing world has been busy discussing whether Facebook will ever go public, LinkedIn, the social networking site for professionals, has been setting the stage for its own IPO, perhaps as soon as this quarter.
  • Socialtext lures Yammer customers with migration offer

    Posted January 6, 2011 - 4:18 pm

    Socialtext is trying to grab customers away from enterprise social networking vendor Yammer with a new migration offer, announced Thursday.
  • Social engineering attacks: Highlights from 2010

    Posted January 5, 2011 - 2:56 pm

    There were some disturbing results from a capture-the-flag-style contest held at this summer's DefCon security conference. The CTF exercise--called "How Strong Is Your Schmooze?"--was an attempt to raise awareness about social engineering, or human manipulation in order to commit a crime. It challenged contestants to attempt to breach (in an ethical and legal way) information about target companies that could be used for a hypothetical attack.
  • Latest Facebook funding will fuel private-share market

    Posted January 3, 2011 - 12:44 pm

    The $500 million investment in social networking site Facebook led by Goldman Sachs accomplishes many things. First, as the New York Times -- which reported the deal -- notes:
  • Facebook crimes surge by 7,400 percent in UK

    Posted December 15, 2010 - 3:32 pm

    The number of crimes taking place on Facebook has soared by 7,440 percent in the past three years.
  • Salesforce.com rolls out free version of Chatter

    Posted December 7, 2010 - 4:21 pm

    Salesforce.com on Tuesday announced Chatter Free, a version of its social collaboration software that includes a Facebook-like "invite" feature that enables paying users to invite anyone, even non-Salesforce.com customers, to use Chatter.
  • Emerging tech: Social commerce fills the shopping cart

    Posted December 7, 2010 - 4:15 pm

    Are your investments in social networks paying off? Get ready for a new way of e-business.
  • Business will get more social in 2011, IDC says

    Posted December 6, 2010 - 5:55 pm

    Businesses will increasingly turn to social networking tools in 2011, but there will be fewer social platforms for companies to choose from, according to predictions from IT research firm IDC.
  • Berners-Lee: Social networks are a 'threat to the web'

    Posted November 22, 2010 - 11:09 am

    Founder of the web, sir Tim Berners-Lee, has slammed social networks claiming they are "a threat to the web".
  • Businesses have 'yet to take advantage of social media data'

    Posted November 18, 2010 - 3:22 pm

    Businesses are still cautious about investing in social media analytics, despite the hype around social media and the role it plays and will increasingly play in enterprise.
  • AOL launches social-network monitoring tool

    Posted November 16, 2010 - 2:57 pm

    AOL has launched SafeSocial, a new tool that allows parents to monitor their children's activities on social networks.
  • Social networking slowly taking over e-mail, says Gartner

    Posted November 11, 2010 - 6:36 pm

    If you find yourself using Facebook to send out work-related emails to coworkers, you're not alone.
  • Cisco wants to be social networking's Big Brother for hire

    Posted November 4, 2010 - 2:12 pm

    Zone Labs was overwhelmed by the prospects of keeping tabs on what their customers said about them on social networking sites. So turned to Cisco's SocialMiner, which was released to limited customers on Wednesday, to cull that information for them.
  • Older workers drive social networking in the office

    Posted October 22, 2010 - 5:03 pm

    Think those young workers, fresh out of college, all shiny and idealistic are driving the use of social networking at your company? Well, think again.
  • Facebook, others move to boost social net innovation

    Posted October 22, 2010 - 4:38 pm

    Several Internet companies, including Facebook, Zynga, Amazon.com AOL and Comcast, have created a $250M fund that will be used to help guide social networking firms through their early days.
  • 73% of under twos have digital footprint

    Posted October 7, 2010 - 11:36 am

    Research by the security firm found that nearly three quarters (73%) of children under two have some kind of digital footprint, such as online albums or email addresses, and 37% of newborns have an online life from the day they are born.
  • Morgan Stanley sacks social networking software developer

    Posted October 7, 2010 - 11:24 am

    Morgan Stanley has fired a software developer who had become well known for building his own offline ‘social network’ among notoriously closed-off commuters on the New York subway.
  • Salesforce.com Chatter Teaches Lessons About Social Networks

    Posted October 5, 2010 - 4:59 pm

    Earlier this month, at the CIO Perspectives event in San Francisco, I got an ear-full from attendees about social networking systems. How should they be harnessed? Should they be allowed in the Enterprise? How do you make them more than just a waste of time?
  • Facebook clone for the enterprise created by Yammer

    Posted September 28, 2010 - 9:40 pm

    Yammer is relaunching with a new platform that looks almost exactly like Facebook.
  • Google Gets Serious About Social Networking

    Posted September 15, 2010 - 4:38 pm

    After purchasing handfuls of social networking-centric companies -- including socialDeck for online games and Jambool for virtual currency -- Google CEO Eric Schmidt said the company's social networking project will debut later this year.
  • Social networkers to see home insurance prices rise

    Posted September 15, 2010 - 10:35 am

    Social networkers that use location-based services such as Facebook Places should expect to see their home insurance premiums rise, says Confused.com.
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