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Kiva Now Allows You to Invest in US Small Businesses

Kiva Now Allows You to Invest in US Small Businesses

Today, the much-lauded microlender Kiva announced it will begin a pilot program of loans to U.S. small enterprise. Kiva began in Africa, and after four years has since expanded to 44 countries, mostly in the developing world.

The test will start with 45 U.S. businesses, ranging from baked goods deliveries to child care and taxi drivers. For now…

Salesforce.com To Have A Native Palm Pre App By Year’s End

Salesforce.com To Have A Native Palm Pre App By Year’s End

Om Malik reports that Salesforce.com, the San Francisco-based provider of a SaaS CRM and the Force.com platform, will have a native Palm Pre app of its very own. The news comes from a conversation between Malik and CEO Marc Benioff earlier today.

The Pre app in the works for later this year will be offered alongside the Salesforce.com native…

In the Wake of the Pre, Sprint Offers a New Enterprise Plan

In the Wake of the Pre, Sprint Offers a New Enterprise Plan

Now that the Palm Pre has seen its first days in the sun, Sprint is offering a new mobile broadband plan for business users, offering 500 MB of data per month for $40.

Called the Connection Plan for Corporate Liable accounts, it appears that Sprint’s enterprise plan is more data for the price than either Verizon or AT&T.

Rypple Makes Real Waves in the Enterprise

Rypple Makes Real Waves in the Enterprise

Rypple is an enterprise solution that works in such a simple, effectual way that it borders on the elegant. It uses absolutely top-notch social web design to engineer a user experience that is focused on solving a single problem: how to gather honest feedback quickly.

Since its founding, Rypple has garnered some serious accolades from the media…

Drinking The Kool-Aid on Liquid Planner’s New Project Portals

Drinking The Kool-Aid on Liquid Planner’s New Project Portals

Liquid Planner, the online project manager we first profiled last year while it was in beta, has just released a new feature called Project Portals.

Similar to the project edition recently released by PBworks, these Portals allows for secure access to selected projects for clients and stakeholders. In addition to viewing progress on an…

Panjiva Serves Up Vital Data On the Global Supply Chain

Panjiva Serves Up Vital Data On the Global Supply Chain

By building structure around a glut of data from U.S. Customs, Panjiva has become a clearing house for the information on suppliers that enterprises crave. Now, searching customs data may not be the life of excitement and adventure you envisioned, but Panjiva doesn’t just have valuable data for the enterprise.

Launched in 2006 without much…

Kompass Will Take Basecamp Mobile For the First Time

Kompass Will Take Basecamp Mobile For the First Time

Take note Basecamp users, a universal mobile app for your favorite project management tool is seeking beta testers as of today. If all goes according to plan, Bryte Software’s Kompass will hit it out of the ballpark with support for BlackBerry, iPhone, Windows Mobile & Android.

ReadWriteWeb has used Basecamp for some time now, and we’ve…

ThoughtFarmer, Cultivating Social Intranet Software

ThoughtFarmer, Cultivating Social Intranet Software

The 3.5 release of ThoughtFarmer, the self-titled “social intranet software,” adds the kind of features that fully embody their strategy: incremental changes to encourage collaboration.

ThoughtFarmer has quietly been working to build an intranet that really meets the needs of enterprise, especially designers of all stripes. True to its name…

AppJet’s EtherPad: The Demo That Ate the Company

AppJet’s EtherPad: The Demo That Ate the Company

By July first, the web’s only free application host with an in-browser editor will be dead.

That’s right, AppJet’s hosting service for apps built with server-side JavaScript will be discontinued in favor of its flagship product, the real time collaboration tool EtherPad.

Indexing a Billion Documents With Google Search Appliance 6.0

Indexing a Billion Documents With Google Search Appliance 6.0

The number of documents produced in the enterprise grows at a breakneck pace, and enterprise search functionality has to scale fast in order to keep up. The latest incarnation of the Google Search Appliance, the GSA 6.0, launched today and can now index billions of documents to do just that.

The impressive new scaling ability is in part due to…

ThinkFree Set to Launch The First Complete Android Office Suite

ThinkFree Set to Launch The First Complete Android Office Suite

Come July, ThinkFree, the web office provider which first added mobile access in 2008, will unveil the only complete Office suite for the Android OS.

To date, the official Android Market has had slim pickings when it comes to document editing, with the majority of apps being simple notepads. For enterprise users, so many of whom still rely…

Drinking From The Firehose With InnovationSpigit 2.0

Drinking From The Firehose With InnovationSpigit 2.0

Spigit brands itself as a purpose-built social networking tool for the enterprise, but it’s more than that. It’s a fully customizable engine for idea and innovation management. Since we first noticed it in 2007, it’s grown to be the solution of choice for 15% of the Fortune 500, and added a unique set of features that have led to InnovationSpigit…