Archive: March, 2012

Thinterest? When Social Networks and Body Image Collide

Thinterest? When Social Networks and Body Image Collide

Are websites like Pinterest, Tumblr and Facebook enabling eating disorders? And can they really do anything to stop it?

Funding daily: small social networks, kid-friendly games, and college search tool

Funding daily: small social networks, kid-friendly games, and college search tool

At VentureBeat, we come across a lot of funding news every day. In order to bring you the most information possible, we’re rounding up the quick-and-dirty details about the funding deals of the day and serving them up here in our new “Funding daily” column.

How to Avoid the Common Pitfalls of Mobile App Development

How to Avoid the Common Pitfalls of Mobile App Development

Mobile development has come a long way in the past few years. But as technology continues to introduce new and more innovating products at a rapid pace, there’s room for many developers to make huge mistakes along the way — ones that could jeopardize their product or even their entire business.

Manage Your Social Networking From One Spot, Cut Down on Email

Manage Your Social Networking From One Spot, Cut Down on Email

Here are a couple of free services that let you manage all your social networks from one place and cut down on email from Facebook, Tumblr, and more.

Jive Gets Even More Social With New Gamified Intranet

Jive Gets Even More Social With New Gamified Intranet

Jive uses “gamification,” which is the use of game-design techniques, game-type thinking and mechanics to make non-gaming environments — such as enterprise intranets — more interesting.

UK riots ‘made worse’ by rolling news, BBM, Twitter and Facebook

UK riots ‘made worse’ by rolling news, BBM, Twitter and Facebook

Government panel says disorder was fuelled by TV and social media but warns against closing social networks during unrest

German police use Web 2.0 to catch criminals

German police use Web 2.0 to catch criminals

German police are increasingly using social media to fight crime by asking people to identify suspects on Facebook or urging witnesses to come forward. Data protection issues, however, remain a sticking point.

New Study: ‘Socially Engaged’ Companies See 4X Greater Business Impact

New Study: ‘Socially Engaged’ Companies See 4X Greater Business Impact

PulsePoint/Economist Research Reveals What Separates High and Low Performers

Social business drives workforce development

Social business drives workforce development

Communities of practice are the bridges between the work being done and diverse social networks, fostering cooperation without hierarchical structure.

Most of world interconnected through email and social media

Most of world interconnected through email and social media

Most of the world is interconnected thanks to email and social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter, according to a new poll released on Tuesday.

Social Media Network In 2012 [Infographics]

Social Media Network In 2012 [Infographics]

Facebook is a “must have” to keep tabs on, as its 800 million plus users means it is the defacto social network platform of choice for nearly one in two of the world’s web users.

Enterprise turf war breeds innovation

Enterprise turf war breeds innovation

SAP continues to be the number one business applications provider, offering software that runs everything from large payroll systems, to accounting and finance, and to human resource systems.