Social Media and Communities

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

Acquia, Inc., an open source software company that integrates with Drupal, the Social Publishing platform that combines content and community, has announced the general availability of Acquia Search, a hosted Acquia Network service which can be installed as a module on any Drupal 6 website.

Posted Jul 07, 2009

Do-it-yourself social network platform GROU.PS has raised $1 million in the second tranche of its first round of funding.

Posted Jun 30, 2009

Posterous, a startup that allows users to blog via email, has purchased Slinkset, which lets users set up Digg-like social news sites.

Posted Jun 30, 2009

thisMoment, a platform for people to save and share their life's moments, announced agreements with media companies in conjunction with the site's public launch.

Posted Jun 26, 2009

Organizations from the global identity and internet communities announced the launch of Kantara Initiative, a new organization formed to solve the interoperability challenges that exist among identity-enabled enterprise, Web 2.0, and web-based applications and services.

Posted Jun 23, 2009

Extensions, Inc., a social networking development company, announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Newswire.Net, Inc. has launched its Social Network News Agency.

Posted Jun 23, 2009

Socialcast, a provider of on-demand social software for business communication, announced that its basic service, including corporate administration features, is available to companies at no charge for an unlimited number of employees and guest users.

Posted Jun 19, 2009

Constructive, a provider of online partner community solutions, announced the availability of Partnerpedia Private Networks, which enables companies to create a privately branded online community for its network of channel and solution partners.

Posted Jun 19, 2009

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