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  • Optus seeking tech start-ups with social impact

    Optus has opened applications to its four-month tech accelerator program – Future Makers – to start-ups, social entrepreneurs and charities.

    Written by George Nott27 March 18 12:14
  • Yahoo does Spring Cleaning: Shuts down Maps, Pipes & more

    In case you were wondering what it is exactly that Yahoo does these days, the company says its focus is on "search, communications and digital content." The rest must go, and as such, Yahoo today has announced some things it is getting rid of.

    Written by Bob Brown05 June 15 04:59
  • Dropcam camera, Facebook posts sink suspected serial burglar

    A man suspected of committing as many as 2 dozen car and house break-ins was arrested for burglary in a Boston suburb on Tuesday after being identified from a home surveillance camera and implicating himself via Facebook.

    Written by Bob Brown24 April 15 04:01
  • Boston Marathon runners warned not to overshare on social media

    The Boston Athletic Association (BAA) has warned participants in next Monday's Boston Marathon against posting their bib numbers on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, or risk having their results wiped out.

    Written by Bob Brown16 April 15 01:37
  • Meltdown! New Periscope iPhone app live streams ice cream factory's end

    The <a href="">teardown of a 50-plus-year-old ice cream plant</a> across from Network World's Framingham, Mass., headquarters today practically screamed to be live streamed via Twitter's new <a href="">Periscope app for the iPhone</a>. So I took my iPhone 5 into the parking lot during lunch and brought the action live to a whoever happened to stumble across it.

    Written by Bob Brown27 March 15 08:07
  • Microsoft SharePoint coming up short for most enterprises, study finds

    Many SharePoint installations at enterprises have been doomed largely due to senior management failing to really get behind the Microsoft collaboration technology, according to a new study by AIIM, which bills itself as "the Global Community of IT Professionals."

    Written by Bob Brown27 Feb. 15 03:54
  • Study: Stop blaming Twitter for your stress

    Social media, on its own, probably doesn't explain why you're stressed out, according to a study released today by the Pew Research Center.

    Written by Jon Gold16 Jan. 15 02:06
  • Microsoft finally gets a real Instagram account

    We're not sure, maybe it's another thing to credit new <a href="">Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella</a> for. But we applaud Microsoft for belatedly joining Instagram and <a href="">grabbing a formal corporate account</a>.

    Written by Bob Brown13 Nov. 14 07:32
  • Google is killing off Orkut

    Orkut, one of Google's first forays into social networking, will be closed down by the search company at the end of September.

    Written by Jon Gold01 July 14 04:06
  • Cisco acquires tiny collaboration company

    Cisco last week acquired Assemblage, a maker of browser-to-browser collaboration tools that do not require downloads, plugins or installations.

    Written by Jim Duffy30 June 14 23:19
  • Ogilvy and Mather Updates Knowledge Management System for the Social Age

    Yuri Aguiar, CIO at Ogilvy and Mather, says a new social, intranet-based portal manages the company's content and has become 'a vital and vibrant place for our employees around the world to quickly find each other and the information they need to do their jobs.'

    Written by Yuri Aguiar27 Feb. 14 00:22