Tag: social computing

How Machines Will Use Social Networks To Gain Identity, Develop Relationships And Make Friends

How Machines Will Use Social Networks To Gain Identity, Develop Relationships And Make Friends

Activity streams and social networks now represent a fundamental aspect of the modern application.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Technology, Social Networks and Kids: Questions Every Parent Should Ask

Technology, Social Networks and Kids: Questions Every Parent Should Ask

For parents hoping to make technology a healthy part of life for kids, it’s essential to not only speak with children about online safety and digital citizenship, but also make it a running conversation.

Experian: Instagram, Pinterest and other niche social networks see massive gains

Experian: Instagram, Pinterest and other niche social networks see massive gains

Experian, the global information services company has released a study that shows that social networks other than Facebook and Twitter are seeing a healthy boost to their global market share.

Pinning your marketing hopes on social media

Pinning your marketing hopes on social media

Keeping up with social media trends is no easy task. New networks are launched with alarming regularity and backing the wrong horse can be commercial, and credibility, suicide. With that in mind, what site is going to be the next big thing?

Internet and social networks: The good, the bad and the ugly

Internet and social networks: The good, the bad and the ugly

For last few years we have been arguing about whether there is life after Wikileaks? Can we now add another question to the cart? Is there life after Social Networks? Does Social Networks pose similar dilemma and dangers? What will happen when your private information becomes public?

25% online time spent on social networks, 4 out of 5 Indians use Facebook

25% online time spent on social networks, 4 out of 5 Indians use Facebook

Analysis of the top online activities in India found that social networking accounted for 25.2 percent of all time spent online in June, an increase of 0.8 percentage points from the previous year, as social media continues to be a primary driver of people’s daily digital media consumption.