social networking

  • Facebook vs. Google: Game On

    Facebook's new features are positioning it to organize the Web. Can it best Google?

    Can Facebook out-Google Google? The competition is mounting between the Web's two largest destinations as Facebook unleashes a string of new features. Set to debut at Facebook's April 21 developers conference, they may lay the groundwork for reorganizing the Internet according to the relationships between people instead of pages—with massive implications for both search and advertising.

    Back when MORE

    - Apr 21, 2010 6:52 AM ET
  • The death of business cards?

    Doing the Bump at SXSW: A new app is trying to send all those little pieces of paper to the recycling bin.

    By Caroline Waxler, contributor

    One of the first pieces of advice given to anyone who goes to the South by Southwest interactive conference in Austin is bring enough business cards. And don't be surprised when you run out.

    Not this year.

    At the 2010 conference, exchanging physical cards (remember those little rectangular MORE

    Mar 16, 2010 11:54 AM ET
  • Getting punk'd in Russia

    A high-tech delegation discovers that sunny Silicon Valley optimism is not the easiest concept to explain to Russians.

    By Julia Ioffe, contributor

    Ashton Kutcher was not prepared for this. When he arrived with a U.S. State Department technology delegation last week, he expected the screaming teenage girls, the journalists fighting for interviews, heck, he even expected the cold. But sitting with a group of Russian technology executives on Sunday night, the MORE

    Feb 24, 2010 1:35 PM ET
  • Techmate: Google Buzz is not buzz-worthy

    In the latest episode of Techmate, Jon and Michael discuss why Google Buzz (GOOG) is generating buzz for all the wrong reasons.

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    - Feb 16, 2010 3:17 PM ET
  • The kids are alright

    How millennials are altering the IT landscape, mostly for the better.

    By Gary Curtis, chief technology strategist, Accenture

    For a new generation of employees, information technology is no longer a question ("is this okay with you, boss?") but rather an answer ("that's what it took to get the job done").

    As the baby boomers begin to retire over the next decade, millennials – those ages 14 to 27 – will become increasingly prominent MORE

    Feb 4, 2010 10:00 AM ET
  • Facebook turns 6!

    The social networking site is all grown up.

    Facebook celebrates its sixth birthday today. Just one year ago, Fortune put founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg on the magazine's cover in a story entitled "How Facebook is taking over our lives." The site had 150 million users. Today, that number has more than doubled to 350 million users.

    There's no question Facebook has emerged as one of the most significant Internet companies of MORE

    - Feb 4, 2010 7:16 AM ET
  • Cisco's goal: a real-time YouTube for business

    Tony Bates isn't just an online video fanatic when he's on the clock. The Cisco (CSCO) executive also served on the board of YouTube in his spare time, before Google (GOOG) bought it in 2006. When I sat down with Bates in his office recently, the veteran of Cisco's service provider and enterprise units talked about how he ended up advising YouTube and why he believes video is the next MORE

    - Jan 19, 2010 7:00 AM ET
  • Salesforce.com gets social

    CEO Benioff goes from "cloud" to crowd.

    Marc Benioff, the man who invented cloud computing at least as much as Al Gore invented the Internet, is pushing a new idea. It's called Chatter, a mashup of Facebook and Twitter for the workplace that his company, Salesforce.com (CRM), plans to begin selling next year.

    Salesforce.com's main product is something most worker bees will never see. It's an online tool that salespeople use to MORE

    - Dec 3, 2009 8:02 AM ET
  • "I'm not knocking Facebook or Twitter, but..."

    Marketing online is about more than jumping on the social media bandwagon

    By Sam Cece, CEO, StrongMail Systems.

    A decade ago, the term social media didn't mean much to consumers, let alone marketers and corporate executives.

    Today, none of us can get away from the term – it's everywhere. Companies are jumping on the social bandwagon, erecting fan pages on Facebook, developing corporate Twitter accounts, creating groups on LinkedIn and producing MORE

    Nov 23, 2009 9:00 AM ET
  • The latest tech tool? People power.

    How social networking can transform the CIO into a superhero

    By Alan S. Cohen, vice president enterprise, Cisco

    I recently spent a few days with 100 of Cisco's (CSCO)  top customers, Chief Information Officers (CIOs), representing a range of industries – private and public and geographies. These folks are often the unsung heroes of  their organizations, enabling employees to perform great technological feats while helping management wring huge cost savings from their MORE

    Nov 9, 2009 9:30 AM ET
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