Social Media and Communities

Demand Media, a provider in distributed social media, announced the availability of Twitter functionality within the company's Pluck social media platform.

Posted Aug 18, 2009

Zendesk announced that it has secured $6 million in series B venture funding.

Posted Aug 18, 2009

Torrance, Calif.-based company RateVoice has launched a new customer rating and review system aimed at making the online review process easier and more affordable for ecommerce businesses.

Posted Aug 14, 2009

Facebook has reached a deal to acquire FriendFeed, a service for sharing online.

Posted Aug 14, 2009

In a new study, user-experience research firm Nielsen Norman Group found that many of the most successful social media initiatives on company intranets start as underground, grassroots efforts led by front-line workers, and which later are officially sanctioned by the enterprise.

Posted Aug 11, 2009

The U.S. Marine Corps has banned social networking sites from its computer network, citing data security risks and the possibility of information leaks.

Posted Aug 07, 2009

Government visionaries filled the The Walter E. Washington Convention Center for the first Open Government & Innovations (OGI) Conference, held July 21-22. Many came from agencies using social media tools and Web 2.0 technologies in new and exciting ways, but there were many more "enthusiasts" who weren't yet allowed to use those same technologies, hoping to hear change will come.

Posted Aug 04, 2009

San Francisco-based RocketOn, Inc. has taken Blerp from alpha to beta with the launch of plug-ins for both Internet Explorer and Firefox.

Posted Jul 31, 2009

Twitter is launching Twitter 101, a site designed to share "interesting findings, best practices, steps for getting started, and case studies."

Posted Jul 28, 2009

The XING Partner Ecosystem's new application platform is now available.

Posted Jul 24, 2009

Livestream, with the launch of Twitcam.com, became the first company to offer live streaming video on Twitter.

Posted Jul 24, 2009

SiteJabber, a service that lets consumers review online businesses and Web sites, launched from beta with several new features, including Facebook Connect implementation and the ability to request reviews from the SiteJabber community.

Posted Jul 24, 2009

Alacra announced the addition of two new social media features to its free Alacra Pulse site.

Posted Jul 24, 2009

The National institutes of Health (NIH) and Wikimedia, the nonprofit that runs Wikipedia.org, have collaborated in an effort to increase the availability and quality of health information.

Posted Jul 17, 2009

XING, a European online business network, introduced two new networking capabilities for premium members: file attachment uploads and automatic birthday reminders.

Posted Jul 17, 2009

Video-based online community Paltalk has bought back all of its remaining shares from investor Softbank Capital Partners, marking the conclusion of the venture capital firm's investment and exit strategy.

Posted Jul 17, 2009

Constructive, a provider of online partner community solutions and creator of Partnerpedia, announced that Yaletown Venture Partners has taken an investment position in the company, and three more industry executives are being added to the Constructive board of directors.

Posted Jul 17, 2009

Alterian, an international integrated marketing platform provider, acquired Techrigy, Inc., a developer of social media monitoring and analytics software.

Posted Jul 17, 2009

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was established by President Dwight D. Eisenhower as a partial response to the first artificial satellite launched by the Soviet Union. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., NASA currently focuses on four research categories: aeronautics, exploration systems, science, and space operations. Recently celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2008, NASA continues to be a leader in scientific research, declaring its mission "to pioneer the future in space exploration, scientific discovery, and aeronautics research."

Posted Jul 17, 2009

Collective Intellect, a provider of social media monitoring services for businesses, has raised $3.1 million in funding, according to an SEC filing.

Posted Jul 14, 2009

CoTweet announced it has raised $1.1M in venture funding from a group of investors including Baseline Ventures, Founders Fund, First Round Capital, SV Angel, Maples Investments and Freestyle Capital.

Posted Jul 14, 2009

If you use email, you've probably managed to embarrass yourself by hitting "reply all" and broadcasting what was supposed to be a private email to the masses. You are not alone; email blunders have become almost as ubiquitous as the use of email itself. With this in mind, Proofpoint, Inc., a provider of unified email security, archiving, and data loss prevention solutions, says it's time to take email security seriously, as mishaps are not just embarrassing—they are potentially damaging.

Posted Jul 13, 2009

Zensify Ltd. announced that its lifestreaming application for iPhone and iPod touch left beta status and is available at the Apple iTunes store.

Posted Jul 10, 2009

Yahoo!, Inc. announced Search Pad beta, a Yahoo! Search feature that lets people capture, organize, save, and share information they find while researching online.

Posted Jul 10, 2009

Joost, an online video startup, announced that along with Joost.com, it will focus on providing white label online video platforms for media companies, including cable and satellite providers, broadcasters and video aggregators.

Posted Jul 07, 2009

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