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Jive Software Adds Google, Facebook, McAfee Execs to Board

Google VP of Product Management Sundar Pichai, Facebook VP of Technical Operations Jonathan Heiliger, McAfee President David DeWalt, and Chuck Robel, former Chairman of the Board of McAfee (now part of Intel) have been appointed to the Board of Directors …

American Launches Mobile Sweepstakes To Promote Android App

American Airlines said today it is launching the “Mobile Million Sweepstakes” to promote the recent release of its Android application. The sweepstakes will give one grand-prize winner a million American Airlines AAdvantage miles. In addition American will give away one …

Google’s Experimental Fiber Network Finds Home

A little over a year ago, Google announced its intentions to build and test ultra-high-speed broadband networks in select cities across America.  Interested communities were asked to send their requests to Google for consideration.  Today, after hundreds of thousands of …

VCU Basketball Top Final Four Team As Far As Yahoo Search Trends Go
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If Yahoo search trends determined the winner of the Final Four, the company says, VCU would beat Kentucky in the title game. Talk like that might lose Yahoo some users around these parts. That would mean the University of Kentucky …

How Placecast Takes Geo-Fencing to the Next Level

Geo-fencing is a new term that is starting to be used frequently in mobile marketing circles. Wikipedia describes it as, “a virtual perimeter for a real-world geographic area.” When this idea is integrated into mobile phones, it doesn’t take long to understand why geo-fencing is becoming a buzz term for mobile marketing.

Google Updates Street View Images In France And Italy

Google said today it has added new Street View imagery to historic sites in Italy and France. Along with seeing the exterior of archaeological sites like the Imperial Forum and the Colosseum in Rome, Street View has added interior views …

Gowalla To Open UK Office

Earlier this month, Gowalla made a splash at SXSW in Austin, seeing all sorts of check-ins and earning the conference’s top award in the mobile category.  Now (although there probably isn’t a true cause and effect), the company’s going to …

Google Buzz Agreement Reached With FTC

Google Buzz, the social network built into Gmail, has faced its share of complaints regarding automatic opt-ins and privacy issues.  Last year, Google settled a class action suit by contributing to a fund for organizations involved in internet privacy and …

Are Small Private Social Networks the Next Layer?
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As business people get in the habit of participating in online social networks and engaging in social behavior as part of their everyday routine, the next waves of online innovation won’t necessarily come in the form of a Facebook killer …

Roku at Best Buy Should Mean Increased Adoption
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Roku announced today that its Roku XD player is available for purchase at Best Buy stores nationwide and at BestBuy.com. We spoke with Roku Chief Communications Officer Brian Jaquet at SXSW  earlier this month, about the company’s expansion in retail, …

Most Women Annoyed By Facebook Friends
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The majority (85%) of women on Facebook indicate they have been annoyed by their online friends, according to a new survey from daily deals site Eversave. Eversave surveyed more than 400 women on Facebook and found they have little tolerance …

Dell Rep Blasts Apple’s iPad Success
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The iPad 2 has been quite the talk of the town since its opening weekend a couple weeks ago. The talk of every town in the world it seems like. Their sales during that first weekend eclipsed projections and bettered …

Yahoo Appoints SVP Of User Experience Design

Google’s sites are famous for their clean, minimalist designs.  Microsoft has managed to make Bing eye-catching through the use of amazing photos.  Meanwhile, Yahoo . . . is just Yahoo.  But that might soon change, as Yahoo’s appointed an SVP …

Skype Launches Platform To Connect Teachers
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Skype has launched a free online platform aimed at connecting teachers with other educators and classrooms around the globe. The new platform called “Skype in the classroom,” is designed to help teachers find each other and related projects according to …

Firefox 4 for Android Reviews Mixed

Mozilla released Firefox 4 for Android to mixed reviews. The above video makes it seem pretty nice, but there are more than a few complaints – among the biggest – a lack of Flash support. “Firefox for mobile allows users …

Gmail Targeted Ads Coming Soon
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Some of you might have noticed a message at the top of your Gmail inbox, just below the search bar that says, “Coming Soon: Better Ads in Gmail.” This notification, which will slowly roll out to all Gmail users, signals …

PR in a Blogger Versus Journalist World
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Or to be more exact, what is the role of public relations (not publicity) in a world where journalism and blogging continue to butt heads? It’s a conversation I’ve been having with friends and industry colleagues, and should be front …

Salesforce Acquires Radian6, Social Platform It Was Already Using Salesforce Acquires Radian6, Social Platform It Was Already Using
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Salesforce announced that it is acquiring social media monitoring platform Radian6 for $276 million in cash and $50 million in stock. Founders will also get $10 million in stock and $4 million in cash. According to Salesforce, Radian6 is used …

Google Display Network Advertisers Get Better Targeting Options
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Starting this week, Google Display Network advertisers will be able to specify topics, as opposed to just keywords, when contextually targeting ads. There will be over 1,750 topics and sub-topics to choose from. “Using topics to contextually target your ads …

Google Talk Guru Launched in Google Labs
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Google has a new Google Labs experiment out called Talk Guru. Google describes it as: Application intended for chat (IM) users, including users using chat clients on low-end phones, allowing them to answer simple web queries from the context of …

In-App Payments for Android Launched

Google announced the launch of Android Market In-App Billing for developers and users. Developers can publish apps that utilize it, and users can make purchases within the apps. “In-app Billing gives you more ways to monetize your apps with try-and-buy, …

Jack Dorsey, Biz Stone Talk Twitter on Piers Morgan

CNN’s Piers Morgan had a show all about Twitter this evening, at a very interesting time in the company’s history. One co-founder that has been gone for years is back, and another one is basically gone (he’s still on the …

Twitter’s Evan Williams Talks About His Future

As Jack Dorsey unexpectedly came back to Twitter to take the product lead, serving as Executive Chairman, it quickly became clear that Evan Williams had his mind elsewhere. Williams made a post on his personal blog this evening, discussing his …

Microsoft Adds “Active View” Support for LinkedIn, Netflix, Posterous, LivingSocial Microsoft Adds “Active View” Support for LinkedIn, Netflix, Posterous, LivingSocial

Microsoft announced added support for its “Active View” functionality in Hotmail, for LinkedIn, Netflix, Posterous, and LivingSocial. In a nutshell, this means you can now interact with each of these services as if you were on their respective sites, without …