Social Media and Communities

With its unique publishing and editorial structure, and limitless topical scope, Wikipedia traffics a huge amount of information. Out of more than 2.3 million entries in English, the mere presence of some entries is enough to offend certain groups.

Posted Jul 01, 2008

Seesmic, the online video conversation platform, announced it has received $6 million in series B financing co-led by Omidyar Network, the investment firm of eBay founder Pierre Omidyar, and venture capital firm, Wellington Partners.

Posted Jun 24, 2008

Google Friend Connect lets websites grow traffic by adding social features simply by adding a few snippets of code—no programming necessary. Social features are chosen from a catalog of widgets on the Friend Connect website that enable an end-user website to engage more people.

Posted Jun 24, 2008

Inmagic, Inc. announced a new direction and product lineup including the next version of Inmagic Presto, a socialized version of Inmagic's knowledge repository, which the company plans to ship in Fall 2008.

Posted Jun 20, 2008

Dotster, Inc., provider of Internet business services, announced Dotster Connect.

Posted Jun 20, 2008

Pluck Corporation, provider of social media solutions, announced the launch of SiteLife 3.3, the latest version of the company's technology platform for integrating social media tools into publisher, brand, and retail websites.

Posted Jun 17, 2008

Zemanta, provider of content creation and discovery tools for bloggers, announced the addition of several new features in their recently launched flagship product.

Posted Jun 03, 2008

ONEsite, provider of enterprise-class social sites and communities for media, entertainment, and lifestyle brands, announced the SocialCore Appliance.

Posted Jun 03, 2008

NowPublic.com, a participatory news network, announced a partnership with ShoZu, provider of mobile social media services.

Posted May 30, 2008

The presidential campaign of Sen. Barack Obama uses Web 2.0 tools to further engage its participants in campaign work and to better understand the issues that are important to voters.

Posted May 28, 2008

Twitter has reportedly reached an agreement with investors to raise $15 million in funding at aproximately an $80 million pre-money valuation.

Posted May 23, 2008

Newstex, the Content on Demand company, announced NewsTwit, a new product that delivers Twitter content as a news feed to information providers and enterprise customers.

Posted May 20, 2008

Wetpaint, a social publisher, announced it has completed a $25 million round of Series C funding that brings the total investment in Wetpaint to approximately $40 million.

Posted May 20, 2008

AOL announced that it has completed its acquisition of Bebo, a social media network that will help form AOL's People Networks business unit.

Posted May 20, 2008

Alfresco Software, Inc. announced the release of Alfresco Enterprise 2.2, which is designed to power Web 2.0 properties and online communities.

Posted May 16, 2008

SlideShare, Inc., a community for sharing presentations, announced it has secured $3 million in series A funding, led by Venrock.

Posted May 16, 2008

Google Inc. announced a preview release of Google Friend Connect, a service designed to help website owners grow traffic by enabling any site to provide social features for its visitors.

Posted May 13, 2008

In recent weeks, Vignette, the Austin, Texas-based web content management solution provider, has unveiled a slew of new products aimed at making the company's offerings more personalized and more social.

Posted Apr 22, 2008

Longwood Software, developer of the TagTeam marketing materials management system, has introduced Discussions, a new TagTeam capability that supports collaboration, dialogue, and user-provided content across marketing and sales operations.

Posted Apr 22, 2008

Six Apart, a blogging software and services company, debuted a host of social media services that complement its technology offerings.

Posted Apr 22, 2008

With the rapid evolution of interactive Web 2.0technologies, corporate marketing departments are presented with challenges and opportunities. Thechallenges come from selecting the right tools for the intended audience and figuring out how to mesh the new technologies with traditional approaches.Opportunity derives from the inherent democratizationof online marketing.

Posted Apr 22, 2008

On March 26, Footnote.com introduced its Interactive Vietnam Veterans Memorial—a Web 2.0 way to make history new again by providing an online space for reflection and sharing.

Posted Apr 21, 2008

Collective Intellect, a social media analytics company helping businesses track, understand, and use social media, closed its second round of institutional funding by raising $6.6 million from venture capital firms led by Grotech Capital Group and including existing investors Appian Ventures and Croghan Investments and new investor Crawley Hatfield Capital, LP.

Posted Apr 18, 2008

WikiProteins, which went live in early spring, has adapted the ubiquitous Wikipedia model in an effort to aggregate biomedical information from a collection of databases and resources into a single portal.

Posted Apr 18, 2008

MPS Technologies', a company that provides technology-driven services for publishers and librarians, has upgraded its BookStore platform with features that address the new challenges the book industry now faces--as Web 2.0 revolutionizes the way publishers market books to their readers.

Posted Apr 11, 2008

Pages
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60