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  • Facebook Instant Articles will shake up media (and benefit users)

    Facebook's ongoing courtship of news, media and entertainment companies has had its ups and downs, but partnerships always seemed inevitable. Today's Internet users spend less time on walled-off websites and in apps with narrow focuses, and Facebook has become a default distributor -- some might say gatekeeper -- of all things media. Publishers might be concerned about ceding too much control to Facebook, but the concept of users consuming more and more news through Facebook seems like another inevitability.

    Written by Matt Kapko22 May 15 01:05
  • Why Twitter will never be Facebook (and that's OK)

    Twitter lost about 27 percent of its market value, or more than $9 billion, last week. Critics are beating the drums of war, of course, but Twitter has been tested before and has proven its ability to endure. The company faced investor backlash last year, and its stock hit an all-time low. High-level executive turnover is one of the company's hallmarks. It has struggled to tell a clear story about what exactly Twitter is and why people should use it.

    Written by Matt Kapko08 May 15 01:11
  • Why your business needs a Pinterest presence

    Sure, you know your company needs to be on Facebook and Twitter. Maybe you want to be on Instagram to share photos and LinkedIn to find employees. But what about Pinterest?

    Written by Jen A. Miller07 May 15 23:41
  • IT execs on Facebook at Work strengths and weaknesses

    Facebook's unparalleled reach into the daily routines of consumers around the world, and the ongoing consumerization of IT trend, put the world's largest social network in a unique position to make a significant mark in the enterprise. Catering to large businesses isn't easy, however, and Facebook will have to overcome some key challenges before enterprises see it as a worthy contender for their business.

    Written by Matt Kapko01 May 15 01:20
  • 5 ways to use virtual reality in the enterprise

    With Facebook executives focusing so much of their annual F8 developers conference on virtual reality, people are wondering how the technology will affect gaming and social networking.

    Written by Sharon Gaudin28 March 15 06:04
  • Could Facebook be your next phone company?

    This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter's approach.

    Written by By Dean Manzoori, Masergy VP for Unified Communications21 March 15 08:23
  • Social, messaging apps struggle with decision to 'bundle' or 'unbundle'

    To "bundle" or not to bundle, that is the challenge social media and messaging services wrestle with these days. (Or at least one of the challenges.) The answer is not a simple one because trends change, and what works today may not work as well tomorrow.

    Written by Matt Kapko13 March 15 02:09
  • How machine learning ate Microsoft

    At the Strata big data conference yesterday, Microsoft let the world know its Azure Machine Learning offering was generally available to developers. This may come as a surprise. Microsoft? Isn't machine learning the province of Google or Facebook or innumerable hot startups?

    Written by Mary Branscombe20 Feb. 15 02:27
  • Debunking the myths about scale-up architectures

    This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter's approach.

    Written by By Ferhat Hatay, Fujitsu Oracle Center of Excellence10 Feb. 15 06:57
  • It's a bird, it's a plane, it's the rebirth of satellite Internet

    SpaceX, Facebook, Virgin Galactic and Google have all announced major initiatives that would help connect the world -- especially developing nations -- to the Internet. But the next thing in worldwide connectivity isn't going to be in underground cables, so much as it will be over your head. It starts with satellites, but it gets a lot weirder.

    Written by Matt Weinberger06 Feb. 15 04:21
  • Why Ad Tech Consolidation Is Good for CIOs

    In just a few short years, advertising technology has become one of the fastest growing areas in the tech world. There are now hundreds, maybe even thousands, of ad tech companies vying for a piece of the digital marketing pie, but few are self-sustaining businesses.

    Written by Matt Kapko09 Dec. 14 03:15
  • Displaced IT workers are being silenced

    A major problem with the H-1B debate is the absence of displaced IT workers in news media accounts. Much of the reporting is one-sided -- and there's a reason for this.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau05 Dec. 14 09:29
  • In the Digital Enterprise Everyone Needs to Think SEO

    The online world has spawned a virtual content creation and aggregation boom. Digital marketers flood online channels with YouTube how-to videos, Instagram photos, Tweets, Facebook posts, Web pages, graphics, blogs and more. In turn, consumers rely on Google search to help them sift through the rubble and find nuggets of useful information.

    Written by Tom Kaneshige05 Dec. 14 05:44

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