Social Media and Communities

Vendors are coming out of the woodwork with all of these hosted and plug-in solutions that promise to build community on a site. Bosh. Community is not a commodity that can be manufactured, and it is not a technical issue in need of a solution.

Posted Sep 28, 2007

While the internet and its contents are more accessible now than ever before, search tools remain somewhat archaic by comparison. One company tackling the problem, Collarity, Inc. was founded in 2005 by CEO Levy Cohen as a response to typical search frustrations.

Posted Sep 28, 2007

There was a lot of buzz online since last spring about The Secret Diary of Steven Jobs, a blog that contains the musings of an individual openly portraying Apple’s chief executive.

Posted Sep 28, 2007

Exalead, a global provider of search software for business and the web, has introduced BAAGZ, a service that brings together semantic search and social networking.

Posted Sep 25, 2007

Matchmine has secured a $10 million Series A round of funding exclusively from The Kraft Group.

Posted Sep 25, 2007

Exalead, a global provider of search software for business and the web, today announced that its unified search technology platform--exalead one:search --is being used by tayait.com to power a new Arabic-language search engine.

Posted Sep 18, 2007

Pagii, a social networking and web publishing company, came out of an invitation-only alpha and launched in beta by Freewebs, a company that provides personal and small business web site creation.

Posted Sep 18, 2007

Sosius has unveiled the beta version of its new, free online collaboration and business social networking service.

Posted Sep 11, 2007

Multiply, Inc., a social networking company, announced the completion of its Series B round of financing in the amount of $16.6 million.

Posted Sep 11, 2007

Yahoo! Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire BlueLithium, an online global ad network.

Posted Sep 07, 2007

Brightcove, an internet TV service, and Telegraph Media Group have partnered to deliver new internet video channels on TMG’s website.

Posted Aug 31, 2007

NewsGator Technologies Inc., an RSS company, has announced the availability of NewsFriends, a social news application for Facebook Platform.

Posted Aug 31, 2007

Hi-Media Group, a website publishing and services company specializing in online advertising and electronic commerce, has entered into an agreement to acquire Fotolog, Inc.

Posted Aug 31, 2007

As we get older (and in my case grayer), we have great difficulty in tracking the new entrants to our profession and business, and by the same account they would probably not be aware that we even exist and have networks that they could use.

Posted Aug 31, 2007

ITerating, a provider of a wiki-based software guide for open source, commercial, and hosted software, has announced the immediate availability of a free Semantic web service.

Posted Aug 28, 2007

NYTimes.com announced that My Times is now available to all users.

Posted Aug 28, 2007

ZYB, a mobile data company, has released a new version of its service. Currently known as a mobile phone backup service, ZYB now stores content from the phone online, and also connects users to friends.

Posted Aug 28, 2007

SharedReviews.com, a new online product review marketplace, has announced its Contributor Beta Release offering writers and reviewers the opportunity to earn cash for sharing their product experiences.

Posted Aug 24, 2007

MyLifeBrand, the new social platform which lets users aggregate and manage their favorite social networks, communities, services, and friends on one site, announced that they have moved to Beta.

Posted Aug 21, 2007

Activism has stepped off the soapbox and moved online. The IFAW is only one of the latest activist organizations to turn to the blogosphere to raise awareness.

Posted Aug 21, 2007

PeekYou.com, a search engine dedicated to finding people on the web, announced that it has updated its tool set.

Posted Aug 17, 2007

RipCode Inc. announced that it has raised $10.5 million in second-round venture capital financing.

Posted Aug 17, 2007

Boston's Sonicbids has raised $4.5M from Edison Venture Fund.

Posted Aug 14, 2007

National Music Publishers' Association President and CEO David M. Israelite announced that the trade organization is joining a class action lawsuit alleging massive copyright infringement by YouTube and its parent company, Google.

Posted Aug 10, 2007

Scripps Networks has acquired Incando Corporation, its second new media purchase in less than a month.

Posted Aug 10, 2007

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