NASA and Google Evangelist Use Interplanetary Internet to Test Robot

NASA and Google Evangelist Use Interplanetary Internet to Test Robot

By Sean Patterson November 29, 2012

NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) have successfully controlled an educational rover from the International Space Station (ISS) using the “interplanetary internet.” In late October, ISS Expedition 33 commander Sunita Williams used a laptop on the space station to …

The Social Job Search [Infographic] The Social Job Search [Infographic]
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The job market may be getting better as we enter into 2012, but finding a position that meets your employment requirements and suits your skill-set is harder than ever. In fact, one of the most difficult challenges employers face is …

Social Networking Shortcuts Finding Medical Experts Social Networking Shortcuts Finding Medical Experts

It can be difficult for someone outside of a specialist field to identify subject experts and the ever increasing amount of available data can be bewildering. New research, published in BioMed Central’s open access journal, Journal of Biomedical Semantics, describes …

Identified.com Grows to Two Million in Six Months Identified.com Grows to Two Million in Six Months

Startup Identified.com is meeting with remarkable success in its mere six months of existence. The Facebook-based data analytics company has doubled in size nearly every month since its September 2011 launch. The company owes its success primarily to users from …

Meeteor Helps SXSW Goers Network Meeteor Helps SXSW Goers Network
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With an estimated 48,000 people registered to attend South by Southwest (SXSW), networking with the right people would be a daunting task. Startup Meeteor is helping make SXSW smaller and more network friendly. Meeteor is a networking service that uses …

After Five Years a Couple Finds Dream Baby by Networking on Facebook After Five Years a Couple Finds Dream Baby by Networking on Facebook
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Seth Edlavitch and Melissa Segal decided to explore less conventional methods in their desire to become parents after a devastating miscarriage. After five years of trying to bring new life into the world, the couple decided to post the following …

Interview: How New Startup Nicira Could Change the Future of Networking Interview: How New Startup Nicira Could Change the Future of Networking

Cloud computing is a topic that we’ve heard more and more about in recent years. The concept is truly incredible and has given businesses much more flexibility as well as a means for saving money.

Why Is LinkedIn Underutilized? Why Is LinkedIn Underutilized?

Is LinkedIn one of the first sites that you visit each day? If you’re like me, it’s not. (That is, up until this report! ☺) The reason for this is not because LinkedIn isn’t valuable. Instead, it’s just hard to make time for it, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and all the other sites that demand so much time.

Japan’s Earthquake Shows The Strength of Social Networking

In the US, we can only imagine the devastation which occurred in Japan, and continues to occur as reports roll in concerning higher death tolls and more people missing. One of the scariest factors many don’t consider when an event …

Netgear Talks Ramifications of Transition to IPv6
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It was recently revealed that the pool for IPv4 addresses had been depleted, meaning that the protocol for the Internet as we know it has been used up, and the transition to the next-generation IPv6 is beginning. 

Drew Meyer, Senior Director of Marketing for Networking product vendor Netgear shared some thoughts on the transition with WebProNews. 

Check Out These LinkedIn Groups If You’re in PR
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If you work in PR, chances are you have one of three needs:

* A need to build or grow your network.

* A need to acquire new skills or hone existing ones.

* A need to find a new job.

While you could argue many social networks meet these three needs adequately, I might argue that LinkedIn has the biggest potential to meet these needs best when it comes to professional skill-building, networking and job-seeking.

But, are folks capitalizing on that opportunity within LinkedIn now? Not so much.

Unplugging From Social Media and Getting Social (And Original)
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Who We Are On The Social Web
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I’m a different person at work than I am at home. I tell different jokes. I have different stories. I share different experiences with different people in different ways depending on a host of different factors (e.g., how well we know each other; where we went to school; what our shared interests may be, etc.).

The context in which I know people is different from one person, one situation to the next. By and large, this is a good thing. I wouldn’t want my co-workers to know all that my wife knows and my wife wouldn’t be interested in all that my co-workers know.

HP Buys 3Com for $2.7 Billion

HP announced today that it is acquiring 3Com, makers of network switching, routing, and security solutions, for $2.7 billion in cash (at 7.90 per share). Both boards have already approved the transaction.

HP says the combination of these two companies will transform the networking industry and "underscore HP’s next-generation data center strategy." The company believes this will help customers simplify networks and improve IT service delivery capabilities.

Social Networking Donation Cause Leaves MySpace For Facebook

Causes is a social networking donation platform that uses MySpace so that people can raise money for causes or issues that they believe in. Generally these kinds of activities help provide a community around issues like Breast Cancer, or stop smoking, or other issues that are part of our daily life.

LinkedIn Makes Profile Organization Easier
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Today LinkedIn launched a new feature called the Profile Organizer. This lets users save profiles of interest and keep them handy in one organized location.

With the Profile Organizer, users can save the profile into a designated folder, add contact info, and write private notes, only visible to them. To save profiles, just click the "save profile" link that appears by people’s profiles. There is also a "save profile" option that appears in LinkedIn searches, and it works the same way.

Facebook Creeping In on LinkedIn’s Territory?
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According to comScore, one of the fastest growing online categories over the past year has been Job Search. This is not surprising news by any means.