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Big Years for Instagram and Pinterest Bust Up the Social Networking Charts

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Where the world market for social networks might have seemed boringly static a year ago, much has changed since then. Specifically, some relatively young sites are making a serious dent, according to some research and analysis by Experian Marketing Services. Pinterest is now the third most-visited social network, Google+ is...
Big Years for Instagram and Pinterest Bust Up the Social Networking Charts
From zero to half-a-billion: CEO Jeff Lawson writes the perfect story for Twilio
SMS Turns 20, Marches Towards Irrelevance

A lesson from the blogging elite: there are many ways to the top

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The really surprising thing about a conversation with some of the blogging world’s most celebrated names is how little they actually have in common — in terms of their motivations, strategies and business models. At paidContent Live on Wednesday, Brain Picking’s Maria Popova, New York Times columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin,...
A lesson from the blogging elite: there are many ways to the top

Telefonica Buys Video Chat Platform TokBox, An Airtime For The Rest Of Us

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Telefonica Digital, the new media arm of the giant Spanish carrier Telefonica, has made another big investment in its bid to become an international communications platform extending beyond basic voice and data services. Today, it announced that it would buy TokBox, a video calling platform that works across websites and...
Telefonica Buys Video Chat Platform TokBox, An Airtime For The Rest Of Us

Twitter versus Twitter and those stuck between

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As is the wont of the tech blogosphere there is a lot of hand-wringing and reading of the tea leaves following the the release of the ‘official’ Twitter app for the Blackberry as well as the purchase of Tweetie for the iPhone. Everyone it seems has an opinion on what...
Twitter versus Twitter and those stuck between

Jive Software Acquires Meetings.io and Producteev To Enhance Social Platform With Real-Time Messaging And Task Management

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Jive Software is acquiring meetings.io, a real-time communications platform and Producteev, a cloud-based task management provider in a combined deal worth $7.6 million and 460,000 in Jive stock. Meetings.io is a platform that Jive CEO Tonuy Zingale says fits into the company’s social platform by allowing screen sharing, video conferencing...
Jive Software Acquires Meetings.io and Producteev To Enhance Social Platform With Real-Time Messaging And Task Management

Cisco modifies licensing for unified communications platform

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Cisco Systems is modifying the licensing options for its Unified Communications Manager's UC Release 9.0 in an attempt to simplify the process and make the use of a variety of client devices easier, the company said on Thursday....
Cisco modifies licensing for unified communications platform

Former MySpace Exec: Facebook Must Avoid These 3 Mistakes (FB)

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MySpace was the social network before Facebook, just like Yahoo was the search engine before Google.  Ex-COO Amit Kapur joined MySpace when it was just a startup, stayed until after it was bought by News Corp for $580 million in 2005, then moved on. Since 2009, he's worked on his...
Former MySpace Exec: Facebook Must Avoid These 3 Mistakes (FB)

Reaction To Facebook's FTC Charge: No Like

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The Federal Trade Commission says Facebook charged app developers for services it never provided. More than developers, it was the social giant itself that seems hurt the worst by the incident. The FTC says Facebook collected about $95,000 from app developers who each paid up to $375 per app to...
Reaction To Facebook's FTC Charge: No Like

6 ways to make it feel like your whole remote workforce is together in the same room - Lessons from The Next Web

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_ This post is brought to you by Sprint. _ This is part two of a two-part series on working smarter, remotely. Click here to read the first part. It’s increasingly common for businesses to hire remote workforces. The advantages are convincing – you don’t have to worry so...
6 ways to make it feel like your whole remote workforce is together in the same room - Lessons from The Next Web
Twilio's new SIP service links developers to enterprise phone networks
Meet Lookboard, where Fab, Gilt, and JackThreads source their indie-designed goods

Google Apps receives ISO 27001 certification

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Posted by Eran Feigenbaum, Director of Security, Google Enterprise In the early days of the cloud, security concerns were often at the top of business minds as they considered moving to Google Apps. More recently, though, security has become a major reason businesses are moving to the cloud. The reason...
Google Apps receives ISO 27001 certification
YY becomes a TV partner: Another reason the US should be paying attention to China tech

Edmonton becomes first major Canadian City to adopt Google Apps

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Google has already announced some big new enterprise partners adopting Google Apps this year, despite Microsoft launching its “Googlighting” smear campaign promoting its Office 365 alternative. In January it signed its biggest deal yet with a single company by transitioning 110,000 employees in 26 countries from Spanish bank BBVA to...
Edmonton becomes first major Canadian City to adopt Google Apps

Skype Must Be More Transparent, Says Activists And Advocacy Groups

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A roster of privacy advocates, Internet activists, journalists and other organizations have issued an open letter to Microsoft, calling on it to issue regular transparency reports about the release of Skype user information to third parties. The letter was addressed to Skype division president Tony Bates, Microsoft chief privacy officer...
Skype Must Be More Transparent, Says Activists And Advocacy Groups
After suing Austin for the right to operate, SideCar expands ride-sharing to Brooklyn, Boston, and Chicago

Hands on with Viber's new desktop app: It's no Skype

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Mere days after the Skype announced plans to integrate video calling with the Outlook.com web service, Viber has delivered a counterpunch with a new desktop app that lets you make free calls from Mac or Windows PCs, including video calls--a new option for the popular, previously mobile-only service. If...
Hands on with Viber's new desktop app: It's no Skype

Microsoft Starts Integrating Skype Into Office

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Microsoft announced its plans to buy the popular peer-to-peer VoIP service Skype in early 2011 and the acquisition closed last October. Since then, though, Microsoft mostly left Skype alone and continued to run it as a stand-alone product. With the release of the next version of Office, Microsoft is now...
Microsoft Starts Integrating Skype Into Office

Cisco Modifies Licensing for Unified Communications Platform

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Cisco Systems is modifying the licensing options for its Unified Communications Manager's UC Release 9.0 in an attempt to simplify the process and make the use......
Cisco Modifies Licensing for Unified Communications Platform

Google Voice can now boot unknown callers to oblivion (or VM)

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Google added new calling features to Google Voice on Wednesday, giving users more controls over incoming calls. While you could always customize ringtones or actions — such as sending someone to voicemail — you could only do so for known callers. With the new improvements, Google Voice can now handle...
Google Voice can now boot unknown callers to oblivion (or VM)
Twilio and Microsoft partner to bring cloud communications to Azure developers
SMS 2.0 could make its first appearance at MWC

Kik raises $19.5M to continue waging its messaging war

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Kik Interactive, the over-the-top communications startup that makes the popular Kik Messenger app, has raised a $19.5 million Series B ,led by new investor Foundation Capital and added Foundation partner Anamitra Banerji to its board. Benarji was Twitter’s 30th employee and first product manager, so he knows a bit about...
Kik raises $19.5M to continue waging its messaging war

Microsoft: Our video conferencing is more practical

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With the latest Microsoft software, it's easier to set up conference calls that include video, and a roster that shows who's talking. Screen capture image: Microsoft At the launch of Microsoft's (MSFT) improved communications platform earlier this week, videoconferencing was a hot topic; with the company's new Office Communications Server...
Microsoft: Our video conferencing is more practical

Twilio Rising: Microsoft Inks Deal To Offer Voice, Messaging APIs To ‘Tens Of Thousands’ Of Azure Developers

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A potentially big move forward for cloud-based telephony API startup Twilio — and an intriguing development for Microsoft, given its would-be ownership of Skype: Twilio and Microsoft have formed a strategic alliance to offer Twilio’s APIs to developers on the Windows Azure platform. The offering will cover both Twilio’s voice...
Twilio Rising: Microsoft Inks Deal To Offer Voice, Messaging APIs To ‘Tens Of Thousands’ Of Azure Developers

How to tell if you are a doomed marketer

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Once upon a time, marketing was just marketing. It was a fabulous era of big brands, big launches, big parties. Martinis were de rigueur, agencies ruled the world, and three piece suits (that looked MAHHH-velous) were the signs of the professional marketer. Once upon a time, technology was just technology....
How to tell if you are a doomed marketer
RIM Zeroes In On Separation Of Work And Play In BlackBerry OS 10: Will That Fly With The BYOD Generation?

Behold the Yammer effect: Teamly gets angel funding

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It’s only been a few weeks since Microsoft’s deal to buy Yammer was confirmed, and already the company’s influence seems to be spreading: on Monday productivity startup Teamly announced not only an early investment from one of Yammer’s early team members but also a deeper integration with the service. Teamly,...
Behold the Yammer effect: Teamly gets angel funding
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