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Carol Bartz, CEO of Yahoo for all of six weeks, is reportedly going to take a crack at reorganizing place this week and get some of the yahoos out of Yahoo.
Synchronica has announced new functionality within Mobile Gateway 4.0 that pushes social networking and news updates to mass market mobile phones. A wide range of popular social networking sites, such as Twitter, Flickr, Picasa, LinkedIn and Plaxo are supported, in addition to thousand...
TWIKI.NET, a provider of open source enterprise collaboration solutions, has announced the latest release of its Certified TWiki Virtual Appliance. Release 4.2.4 offers significant security enhancements and advanced enterprise search capabilities for Microsoft Office-based file attachm...
Scenario: we live in the era of communication. The Internet has come to stay as well as all forms of technology that will integrate around it: cellular, broadband, digital TV, web 2.0 etc. .. New economic models are emerging and there is a rapid change in how people interact. Little by...
Internet ads are gaining growing popularity in promo. However, some publishers try to sell illicit traffic by using software that simulates clicks on pay-per-click advertising links. With ClickMeter you can check how many REAL CLICKS your links receive from newsletters, websites, direc...
It has become very popular to build web sites that use and embed widgets from various providers. For example, MySpace and Facebook let their users easily embed various JavaScript widgets and Flash-based applications and videos onto their personal pages. In most cases, the widgets act...
"If Facebook were a country, it would be the eighth most populated in the world, just ahead of Japan, Russia, and Nigeria." That was what Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was proudly blogging last month. This month, as the number of active Facebook users hit 175M (up from 100M last August)...
Volantis Systems announced that its device information library has reached 6,000 devices. With more and more people choosing to access the Internet from their mobile handsets, there’s an ever greater need for Internet software which can react and adapt to the changing device landscape....
Twitter just received almost $10 million more in funding, and has a reported $50 million in the bank (or perhaps a more secure place, like under the mattress). The company has no revenue, fewer than 30 employees, and has been criticized as being the dumbest idea ever. Yet Twitter remai...
A challenge for many who are new to Twitter is knowing what to say, how to say it, and how often to say it. But many have discovered that the 140-character limitation--even less when you are replying to someone--focuses the mind wonderfully, resulting in a new precision and elegance in...
IntelePeer announced that its AppworX Application Platform has received a Best of Show Award in the Best Service Provider Solution category at Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC)’s INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference and EXPO East 2009 in Miami. IntelePeer’s AppworX open communications pl...
Mojiva, whose powerful advertising platform makes it easy for marketers to reach customers via the growing mobile Web, today announced it has served over one billion mobile ads in its first eight months of operation. This achievement establishes Mojiva as one of the fastest growing mob...
Appirio, a Sequoia/Salesforce.com-backed start-up, has developed the widgetry to link Salesforce’s core business applications – and them that use them – with the Facebook crowd figuring Salesforce users could benefit from viral contact with Facebook’s 150 million users to raise product...
Ma.gnolia, one of those chi-chi social bookmarking sites like Delicious, has gone down and doesn’t look like it’s going to get back up any time soon, indicating the hazards of storing data online without a local backup. This is the message on the site: “Early on the West-coast morning ...
Ulitzer is looking for pre-beta users from among hi-tech pr / communications firms. Pre-beta users will play an important role as Ulitzer gets ready to open for general beta. Typical pre-beta Ulitzer user is an account manager at a public relations firm with multiple clients. If you an...
Fiorano Software has announced that LiquidityHub selected FioranoMQ as its messaging infrastructure for implementation of its trade messaging system. LiquidityHub is using the FioranoMQ 2007 Real Time messaging system to support a low-latency, high-performance operational environment. ...
Tiny Pictures has announced the release of the iPhone application for Radar, the service for real-time sharing of cameraphone pictures, videos and conversations. Available for free at the iPhone App Store, the Radar application lets users take advantage of the browsing capabilities and...
Eighteen months or so after Google Gears debuted, a period of time scarred by several major Gmail outages, Google’s cloud-accessible-only e-mail is finally getting invested with offline support. Google calls the feature “early experimental,” but then Gmail is still in beta two years af...
The chattering classes – both the blogosphere and the established press – are twitter over the rumor – this particular one revived a few days ago by TG Daily – that Google is finally going to unveil its unconfirmed S3-like online storage scheme, otherwise known as GDrive and more latel...
Ulitzer will be launching Enterprise Mashups Journal at http://mashup.ulitzer.com. Enterprise Mashups Journal will offer articles, blog entries, feature stories, and news to its developer community. This February, Ulitzer will be launching 6,000 new author sites for leading technology ...
Leading Technology Authors Will Get Syndicated and Earn Cash For Page Views on Their New Homes Pages
Novell Tuesday came out with myCMDB, a web-based application that taps into social networking. It’s supposed to enhance enterprise configuration management database (CMDB) usability, accessibility and accuracy.
tyBit Unified Search announced the release of its newest product, ty-Meeting. According to company officials, ty-Meeting is a complete Web-based conferencing platform that allows its users to hold online meetings and collaborate with a feature set that includes document and desktop sha...
If you have read the book "Wikinomics" by Don Tapscott and Anthony Williams, then you should not miss this new book "Grown Up Digital" by Don Tapscott. Ten years ago, the same author wrote a book entitled "Growing Up Digital" - and this book is a sequel and traces how the Net-Geners ha...
The launch of the public beta of Microsoft’s new Windows 7 operating on which so much depends was halted in the middle of the downloads when Microsoft said it underestimated the server power it would need to service demand. Well, that was what it said. When it came back up, Microsoft...
While early 2008 found enterprises buzzing about Facebook and some firms even adopted it as their Intranet platform, 2009 is seeing LinkedIn moving more rapidly to address enterprise social computing needs, according to new research by independent analyst firm, CMS Watch. CMS Watch rel...
More is better, right? Wrong. In "The Paradox of Choice: Why More is Less," Barry Schwartz explains how too many options actually cause more psychological distress. And nowhere is the overabundance of choice more prevalent than the Internet, where any given website can present us with ...
More than a thousand sites are using Facebook Connect, says Mike Vernal, a member of the Facebook Platform engineering team, in this Exclusive Q&A with SYS-CON's Web 2.0 Journal. Some prominent examples Vernal mentions include Citysearch for local reviews, Joost and Vimeo for video sha...
In 2008, the Web has transformed from a place to look for information to a place to share information. Social networking tools and applications exploded, with the release of the Facebook Platform and Google’s OpenSocial. Enterprises also saw an increase in the adoption of collaboration...
Despite tightened spending by start-ups and tougher times for businesses overall, privately-held Voxel Dot Net reports a 72% increase in net income and a 63% increase in total revenue in 2008. The company has won several client wins away from bigger rivals, expanded key client relation...
Last February on a business trip to London, I had a typical day that included several calls back to the U.S. and India. Instead of using my mobile phone or an expensive hotel landline to make the calls, I decided to use my Skype account. Although (at times) not the greatest quality, th...
This past September, Concordia University in Montreal took the step of banning Facebook access in libraries and study halls for its 40,000 students (www.parentcentral.ca/parent/article/502857). The problem: a growing overload on University networks from email spam generated by spammers...
Enterprise mashups, one of the hottest Web 2.0 technologies today, could impact your SOA in a very positive way. But are you ready for them? How does an SOA architect prepare for this dynamic technology? Do you know what a mashup is and what value it brings to an enterprise? Can you di...
In normal web-based applications, it's easier to know where the performance challenges lie. There are always major web pages that get the focus of our attention. They might be landing pages, the first place every user goes on the web site, or for particular areas of the web site, like ...
Despite VCs currently being gun-shy, particularly of Web 2.0 social networking stuff, the little e-mail software start-up Xobni, whose name is inbox backwards, has managed to close a $7 million B round in which Cisco, a new best friend, participated, besides existing backers Khosla Ven...
BonzoBox, a social homepage, has revealed its product to the public. The website has previously operated under a hidden beta only available to selected developers. BonzoBox is an interactive Web tool that allows people to build their own customized "BonzoBox" home page with live thumbn...
At the opening keynote of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Wednesday night, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, making his first appearance at the show in a slot that used to be reserved for Bill Gates, announced the widely anticipated, feature-complete beta of the company’s new Windows 7 ...
One Laptop Per Child, the quixotic MIT effort to computerize the children of the third world, has cut its staff and contractors by roughly 50% to keep costs in line. But Negroponte says OLPC will be dedicated to bringing the cost of its laptop down to zero for the least developed count...
BigFix and Trend Micro have announced a joint licensing agreement that will result in a Trend Micro endpoint security management solution powered by the BigFix platform that scales to the requirements of very large enterprises with more than 10,000 endpoints. The first in a series of n...
Binfire, a new entry into SaaS market, has announced the release of the beta version of Binfire.com, a comprehensive suite of online software tools for file sharing, file management and group collaboration using WEB 2.0 features. Binfire.com offers online office tools for individuals a...


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