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Bring your own service? Social tools in the global workplace (Infographic)

May 29, 2013 |

Employees want social tools at work, despite company restrictions and hesitation, reports new Microsoft surveyRead More

Skype Launches Professional Networking Platform for SMBs

November 9, 2012 |

Skype has announced a public launch of its new online platform for small businesses called Skype in the workspace. After six months of being in closed beta, SITW is now opened for small businesses enabling them to connect with potential customers and partners around the world. Read More

CouchSurfing Raises $15 Million in Series B, Led by General Catalyst Partners

August 22, 2012 |

Global Social Travel Network Expands to Nearly 5 Million Users in More Than 93,000 CitiesRead More

Access Innovation Prize 2012

May 31, 2012 |

Access and Facebook Launch Tech Innovation Prize To Promote Human Development Read More

Norton and Facebook Partner to Make the Web Safer

April 26, 2012 |

Partnership brings Norton security to Facebook membersRead More

Trend Micro Announces Partnership with Facebook

April 26, 2012 |

Facebook now offers safer social networking backed by the Trend Micro Smart Protection NetworkRead More

Social Media & Cloud Computing Top Internal Auditors’ Technology Hot List

March 21, 2012 | 2

2012 Internal Audit Capabilities and Needs Survey focuses on technology skillsRead More

Google Launches Personalized Search

January 12, 2012 |

Google implemented two methods of search, global and personalized. While global still functions for any user that is not signed in, personalized search will show the content related to your Google+ network. Read More

Google+ Now Has 62 Million Users, Predicted to Hit 400 Million by the End of 2012

December 28, 2011 | 1

Google+ user base is growing at a fast pace and is currently counting 62 million users, according to Paul Allen, founder of Ancestry.com and Google+ unofficial traffic analyst. The search giant’s social network is adding 625,000 new users each day, Allen says. Read More

LinkedIn Introduces Polling for Groups

December 15, 2011 | 1

Professional social networking site LinkedIn introduced a new feature on Wednesday created to boost participation in professional conversation within its one million Groups through polling. Polls within groups will be rolling out to all members over the next few days, the company said. Read More

Facebook Launches Mobile App Platform

October 11, 2011 |

Facebook has launched a mobile platform for third-party app developers enabling them to reach the audience of 350 million people who access the social network from a mobile device, including Apple’s iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch and the mobile web. Facebook … Read More

LinkedIn Adds Company Status Updates, Launches Certified Developer Program

October 10, 2011 | 2

LinkedIn has added a new feature which will allow companies to post status updates. The professional social networking site launched the Company Follow feature in April 2010, and according to LinkedIn’s Ryan Roslansky, millions of its members are currently following more than … Read More

Facebook Partners with Websense to Protect Users from Harmful Links

October 3, 2011 | 1

Facebook and security firm Websense have announced partnership aimed at protecting the social network users from malware and malicious links. Websense technology will be integrated directly into Facebook and will enhance the existing protections on the platform to prevent users from clicking on potentially harmful links.

From now on, each time a Facebook user clicks on a link, the link will be checked against Websense’s database to determine whether or not it’s safe. Read More

Google+ Traffic Increased by 1269% in a Week

September 28, 2011 |

Google+ opened to the public last week with slew of new features. Since then, Google’s social network experienced significant growth, both in terms of traffic and user base.

According to a market research company Experian Hitwise, Google+ market share of visits increased by 1,269% last week, receiving 15 million US visits, mobile traffic excluded. Google+ climbed on the 8th spot in Experian Hitwise’s list of most visited social networking sites last week, up from 54th spot it held previously. Read More

Facebook to Offer $10 Million in Free Ads to US Small Businesses

September 27, 2011 | 2

Facebook announced Monday it will offer up to $10 million in free Facebook advertising to US small businesses in cooperation with the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The company says that the goal of the initiative is to “invest, educate, and connect” with small businesses across the States.

Starting in January 2012, Facebook will give businesses up to $10 million in free Facebook ads with the goal to award 200,000 US small businesses with a $50 boost. Read More

Google+ Now Allows You to Share Your Circles with Friends

September 27, 2011 |

Google+ announced a new feature Monday allowing its users to share their circles with friends. Anyone who wishes to share the content of their circles can now do so on Google+ Circles page by clicking on a Share button. Users can then choose a person they want to share their circle with and can also add a comment to follow.

Google points out that by sharing a circle, users only share the members of that circle but the name of the circle remains private. Changes you make to a circle after sharing are private as well. When your friends receive the circle you shared with them, they can choose who they want to add to their own circles. Read More

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