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Posts tagged “Social Media”

December 14, 2011

Premium Lock Jive Software shares surge 25% after $161M IPO

Jive Jive creates websites and other tools for companies looking for better ways to share information among their employees, customers and partners. Some of its tools plug into the dialogue on Facebook and Twitter. Jive is betting that companies and their workers will want to use social networks to collaborate at work.

Updated December 13, 2011

Premium Lock Facebook steps up efforts to help prevent suicide

Suicide Prevention Hotline A program launching Tuesday enables users to instantly connect with a crisis counselor from the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline through Facebook's "chat" messaging system.

December 12, 2011

Premium Lock Like us? Follow WRAL Tech Wire at Facebook

From its launch 10 years ago, Local Tech Wire as it was known then has offered a daily e-mail blast. Adding a news feed on Twitter brought on more readers. With Facebook, readers have a new channel to follow our news.

WRAL Tech Wire at Facebook WRAL Tech Wire at Facebook

Updated December 9, 2011

Premium Lock Tweet this: Twitter taking on whole new look, adds features

A redesign is supposed to make Twitter easier to navigate. It offers more accessible features that customize the experience for each user. The service is also expanding users' profile pages to accommodate more detailed information about brands in text, photos and video as Twitter tries to convert more companies into advertisers

Updated December 8, 2011

Premium Lock LivingSocial closes on $176M, wants $400M total in private offering

Going Public? The site makes money by offering deals from local and some national businesses to its customers. These range from spa treatments and pedicures to restaurant meals and weekend getaways. Once the deals are purchased, the company takes a cut before paying the merchant.

December 7, 2011

Premium Lock Security flaw exposes Facebook users' private photos - including CEO's

Facebook The bug enabled anyone to view a "limited number" of recently uploaded photos, regardless of a person's privacy settings. Among those affected was CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Updated December 6, 2011

Premium Lock StumbleUpon revamps its site, gives 20M users more control

The organizational tools bring a greater sense of direction to StumbleUpon, whose appeal has been tied to its random qualities. The free service, which makes it money from selling ads, got its name from its penchant for leading users down online corridors that they didn't even know existed.

How StumbleUpon works How StumbleUpon works

Updated December 6, 2011

Premium Lock Facebook hires Fourquare rival Gowalla's exec team

Facebook Gowalla started out in 2009 as a way for people to share their location with friends and strangers by "checking in." Now, Facebook will wind down the service, as it often does when buying a startup to hire its talent. It did not acquire the Gowalla service or technology.

Updated December 2, 2011

Premium Lock Is social media next political poll? Durham firm says yes

Startup EvoApp data tracks rise and recently falling candidacy of Herman Cain with social media hinting at falling approval before the polls.

Tracking the Herman Cain campaign Tracking the Herman Cain campaign

December 1, 2011

Premium Lock Facebook, sharing and privacy - How do they mix safely?

Facebook Despite a big settlement with the Federal Trade Commission about protecting user information, Facebook once again must deal with this thorny issue. Does the deal really settle privacy issues?

November 30, 2011

Premium Lock FTC alleges Facebook exposes users' info without their consent

Facebook In an agreement to settle FTC concerns about privacy, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the social media giant has "made a bunch of mistakes."

Updated November 29, 2011

Premium Lock Facebook eyes $10 billion initial public stock offering

Bloomberg and Wall Street Journal both report about Facebook's plans. If true, the IPO would value the world's most popular social networking site at more than $100 billion. The IPO could come before the end of the year.

Facebook as seen through its new iPad app Facebook as seen through its new iPad app

November 21, 2011

Premium Lock Is Apple's Siri the voice of doom in search for Google?

Analysis: Siri, the voice-activated digital assistant and killer feature of the iPhone 4s, has quickly won rave reviews and could transform the search industry. Example: In answer to a request for local florists, the Apple 4S through Siris delivers results by voice with 18 of the businesses ranked by ratings. That's a heck of a lot better than a list of blue links from Google.

iPhone 4S iPhone 4S

November 14, 2011

Premium Lock Internet Summit nears sellout; two-day event set in Raleigh

Internet Summit Topics range from big data to ecommerce trends and security as well as risk management.

November 11, 2011

Premium Lock Check out WRAL Tech Wire at Facebook - 'Like' us there

From its launch 10 years ago, Local Tech Wire as it was known then has offered a daily e-mail blast. Adding a news feed on Twitter brought on more readers. With Facebook, readers have a new channel to follow our news.

WRAL Tech Wire at Facebook WRAL Tech Wire at Facebook

Updated November 11, 2011

Premium Lock Talecris boosts Grifols; Apple's battery fix; iPad sales slowing?; WordPress reaches 60M; Playbook adds newspapers; Twitter exec exodus

Bulldog Bulldog blog headlines: Merger with RTP-based Talecris helps Gfriols; Apple has released a battery fix for its new iOS; meanwhile, Apple shares drop due to concerns about iPad sales; WordPress over 60 million in blogs; BlackBerry's Playbook beefs up content; exec exodus continues at Twitter.

Updated November 11, 2011

Premium Lock Facebook reportedly in talks with FTC to settle privacy claims

Facebook The proposed 20-year settlement would require Facebook to get express consent from users before sharing material posted under earlier, more restrictive terms, said the person, who declined to be identified because the settlement isn't final. It would also compel an annual, independent review of Facebook's privacy practices.

November 11, 2011

Premium Lock Google snaps up two more startups in shopping spree

Google  The latest catches are Katango, which helps people manage their online social networks, and Apture, which makes tools that conduct searches about the topics within a Web page.

November 8, 2011

Premium Lock Once a dropout, Facebook's CEO receives hero's welcome at Harvard

Mark Zuckerberg says in an interview he received advice from the late Steve Jobs on how to build his company. At Harvard, he tells students that his company is hiring.

Mark Zuckerberg receives hero's welcome at Harvard. (AP) Mark Zuckerberg receives hero's welcome at Harvard. (AP)

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