Social Media and Communities

ClipBlast!, a web-wide video navigation and distribution platform, announced that it has partnered with KickApps, an on-demand social media, video player, and widget platform, to integrate ClipBlast!'s video search into the KickApps Platform.

Posted Dec 09, 2008

BioInformatics, LLC, a market research and consulting firm serving the life science industry, announced the publication of its latest report, "The Brave New World of Scientific Publishing."

Posted Dec 05, 2008

Serials Solutions, a global provider of library technology, announced the launch of the Serials Solutions Online Community.

Posted Dec 05, 2008

MySpace, Flock, and Vidoop announced that they have developed OpenID for Flock, an implementation of the broader Identity in the browser (IDIB) open source project.

Posted Dec 05, 2008

ThePort Network, Inc., a social media solutions provider, announced that it has raised $4.1 million in series B funding.

Posted Dec 05, 2008

Take a closer look at Demand Media, Inc., one of the 12 companies that inspired the most banter among the EContent 100 judges during the voting process.

Posted Dec 01, 2008

Have you noticed there are a bunch of polls and research reports that ask questions such as, "Do you read blogs?" or "Do you use social media?" or "Do you go to video- sharing sites?" The resulting data often show rather small use compared to the use of other online services such as search engines or email.

Posted Dec 01, 2008

A significant segment of the enterprise social software landscape has gone comparatively under-reported: white label community services. These commercial offerings allow companies to use their platforms to create branded online communities. They employ a mixture of social applications—discussion, blogs, podcasting, profiles, tagging, rating, and so on—to get customers, partners, and employees interacting.

Posted Dec 01, 2008

The emergence of empowered consumers, the advance of so-called digital natives, and the abundance of applications designed to give consumers more control over how they create, access, and enjoy content have transformed publishing and content creation.

Posted Dec 01, 2008

There have always been families who lived in remote areas, but most of us count on an extensive network of interconnectivity with friends, family, co-workers, and even random encounters with strangers. This has become amplified by our always-on connectivity and intense social interaction online.

Posted Dec 01, 2008

The use of social-networking platforms in 2009 will continue to increase, and their growth will flourish in specific niches, including events, training, market research, and business communications, according to Pringo, a provider of non-hosted online community platforms.

Posted Nov 25, 2008

Day Software, a provider of global content management software, announced general availability of CQ5.1.

Posted Nov 21, 2008

Traction Software announced it is adding new Live Blog technology for the Traction Teampage 4.0.

Posted Nov 18, 2008

Gannett Co., Inc., an international news and information company, has acquired Ripple6, Inc., a provider of social media services.

Posted Nov 18, 2008

WorkLight Inc., a developer of server software products, and Tata Consultancy Services, a global IT services and business solutions firm, announced a partnership to provide companies the ability to engage customers, partners, and employees through consumer Web 2.0 tools, such as Facebook, iGoogle, iPhone apps, desktop gadgets, RSS, and more.

Posted Nov 14, 2008

The Federation of American Scientists unveiled an infrastructure for cataloguing virtual environments called Virtual Worlds.

Posted Nov 14, 2008

Microsoft Corp. announced the next generation of Windows Live, an integrated set of online services for consumers.

Posted Nov 14, 2008

Demand Media, a provider of social media, announced the launch of Pluck On Demand, a free self-serve widget-based product.

Posted Nov 11, 2008

Digg has announced that the next Digg Dialogg guest will be former Vice President, Nobel Peace Prize winner, and Chairman of Current Media, Al Gore.

Posted Nov 04, 2008

Orbius, a provider of social marketing solutions, announced the release of a community platform.

Posted Nov 04, 2008

RockYou, a creator and distributor of applications on the social web, announced an additional $17M in investments from Softbank, the leading shareholder of Yahoo! Japan, and SK Telecom Ventures, the venture capital arm of SK Telecom.

Posted Nov 04, 2008

Central Desktop, the web-based social technology platform for business teams, announced the release of its content rich Customer Network.

Posted Oct 31, 2008

Huddle.net has announced a team collaboration and project management application for the LinkedIn business social network.

Posted Oct 31, 2008

Yahoo launched a unified profile feature that lets users access their various social media personas across the web.

Posted Oct 21, 2008

Near-Time, an Enterprise 2.0 hosted collaboration service, announced the availability of social networking functionality for the Near-Time platform including a member interest engine, community level dashboard, and advanced search facilities.

Posted Oct 17, 2008

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