Tag: web 2.0 tool

Mobile Health Moves Forward: FDA Approves AliveCor’s Heart Monitor For The iPhone

Mobile Health Moves Forward: FDA Approves AliveCor’s Heart Monitor For The iPhone

San Francisco-based company is the maker of a low-cost, clinical-grade mobile heart monitor (fondly known as an electrocardiogram, or ECG, monitor) that fits over the back of your iPhone.

Top 5 Apps Your Kids Will Love This Week

Top 5 Apps Your Kids Will Love This Week

The folks at Children’s Technology Review shared with us these five top apps from their comprehensive monthly database of kid-tested reviews. The site covers everything from math and counting to reading and phonics.

Beware the tweeting crowds

Beware the tweeting crowds

IF YOU think money can’t buy you friends, think again. In the online world, it’s possible to purchase a crowd of fans. One thousand cost only $18 on average, according to estimates by Barracuda Networks, a network security company. Yet these friends won’t meet you for drinks after work. In fact, they don’t even exist. They are pixels on a screen.

INFOGRAPHIC: The Social Media Landscape

INFOGRAPHIC: The Social Media Landscape

A few major social media websites, like MySpace andFacebook, have changed the way that people use the Internet and conduct business.

Many Americans Sharing Who They Voted for on Social Networks

Many Americans Sharing Who They Voted for on Social Networks

By law, U.S. citizens have a right to privacy about who they vote for. In the era of social networking, many choose not to keep it a secret.

Confirmed: Social media requires significant time commitment

Confirmed: Social media requires significant time commitment

About two-thirds of the small-business owners recently surveyed by VerticalResponse spend at least six hours per week on social networking and related social marketing activities.

Twitter Drives The Most Traffic, Facebook The Most Revenue, Says Study [INFOGRAPHIC]

Twitter Drives The Most Traffic, Facebook The Most Revenue, Says Study [INFOGRAPHIC]

Twitter drives the most traffic of all the major social networks, but it’s Facebook that generates the most revenue, reveals a new study by Eventbrite.

Enterprise Social Networks Gaining Maturity – and Hundreds of Millions in Value

Enterprise Social Networks Gaining Maturity – and Hundreds of Millions in Value

Enterprise social network adoption remains in the early stages, but with investments and interest that could skyrocket in the coming years, according to a new market report.

Demo 2012: Creating More Focused Social Networks

Demo 2012: Creating More Focused Social Networks

This morning’s session at the Demo 2012 conference focused on social networks, with a number of new networks and tools for managing them. Many look interesting, though I wonder how many social networks people need.

Study Uncovers How Schools Actually Use Social Media (And If It Works)

Study Uncovers How Schools Actually Use Social Media (And If It Works)

Every college is apparently using social media, search engines, and blogs. Literally. According to a new study by UMass Dartmouth, 100% of colleges and universities surveyed are using some form of social media.

Who needs social? CanWeNetwork targets your location-based professional network

Who needs social? CanWeNetwork targets your location-based professional network

As startups continue to experiment with location-based networking, CanWeNetwork gives up the social pursuit in favor of business connections.

Social Collaboration Tools Can Make Your Business More Efficient

Social Collaboration Tools Can Make Your Business More Efficient

We’ve seen a significant increase in contingent workers since the Great Recession; technology is one of the reasons this growth is possible. Employees no longer have to be in the same location to feel connected. Technology can help us feel a part of a team even if we’re thousands of miles away.