Archive: August, 2012

Google Maps for Android Adds Half a Billion Meters of Bike Paths

Google Maps for Android Adds Half a Billion Meters of Bike Paths

Google Maps announced Wednesday it’s adding mobile biking directions and navigation for 10 European countries — Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK.

Social networks help families whose babies have rare genetic conditon.

Social networks help families whose babies have rare genetic conditon.

Before baby Lucy was even born, Mildred and Jesse Bay learned she has a genetic condition called Trisomy 18. It causes heart defects, physical abnormalities, and severe intellectual disability. The survival rate is extremely low.

Is the social networking monoculture ready to crumble?

Is the social networking monoculture ready to crumble?

Social networks have long relied on the kindness of what are essentially strangers in order to thrive. You might be thinking I’m talking about the people that use them, and I am.

Xing social network toys with news aggregation

Xing social network toys with news aggregation

Social networks need to evolve to keep up, and Xing is no exception. The German LinkedIn rival is investing heavily right now, and it seems to be paying off – a couple of weeks ago the firm reported the addition of 436,000 members in German-speaking countries during the first half of the year.

How to Track Your Social Media Success

How to Track Your Social Media Success

Social media campaigns can be a vital marketing tool or a complete waste of time. We show you how to track your social media influence and rate the success of your approach.

The socialite network… do the super rich need their own Facebook?

The socialite network… do the super rich need their own Facebook?

As the Best of All Worlds site launches, its founder Count Erik Wachtmeister grants Joshi Herrmann an audience

Data, Not Ads, Will Make Social Networks Profitable

Data, Not Ads, Will Make Social Networks Profitable

We’ve been watching lately as the major social networks go through growing pains of one sort or another as they all struggle to find ways to translate their massive popularity into financial success.

Why Investors—but Not Consumers—Love LinkedIn

Why Investors—but Not Consumers—Love LinkedIn

Online media can’t make solid money on user marketing and cat videos. Alex Klein reports on the professional network that’s beating the social bubble.

Socialize: Comparing enterprise social software vendors

Socialize: Comparing enterprise social software vendors

Is your company ready to socialize? Enterprise social software vendors like Yammer, Jive and SocialText have helped transform some businesses, cutting down on miscommunication while flattening organizational charts.

Why Your Intranet is Not Strategic

Why Your Intranet is Not Strategic

There has been a lot of talk about the strategic value of intranets within an organization. In May of last year, Gerry McGovern wrote an excellent post explaining why he feels the intranet is crucial to how an organization gets work done.

Enterprise 2.0 – What’s to decide?

Enterprise 2.0 – What’s to decide?

Why is Enterprise 2.0 a benefit to have within your company/organization? And what are the risks involved with introducing an Enterprise 2.0 platform for managing social media?

Infographic: File security versus portablity

Infographic: File security versus portablity

We have certainly seen the battle between file sharing and security emerge in the enterprise. Employees crave portability and as we grow increasingly mobile, it’s not just nice to have, but it’s essential to have access to files wherever we are across devices and platforms.