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    Twitter Scaling Solution Earns Reductive Labs $2 Million

    Once a company gains widespread popularity, scaling is often its biggest problem. Public familiarity with the Twitter Fail Whale is our proof. To keep up with the pace of demand, many companies including Twitter have found unique and inexpensive ways to manage consumers transactions. One such solution, Puppet, just earned...

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    Enterprises and Social Media: 5 Must-Haves

    Corporations know that their relationships with customers are drastically changing as a result of the new capabilities made possible by Web 2.0 and social media. Customers increasingly expect to engage with brands instantaneously and satisfactorily. They no longer tolerate long delays in response, live operators buried down the 1-800-line call...

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    The White House and Web 2.0: Reality Sets In

    The Center for American Progress, a liberal policy and advocacy group, just released an interesting memo (PDF) about the White House's use of Web 2.0. There can be little doubt that the Obama campaign skillfully used the Internet to raise funds and create and manage a grassroots organization that, in...

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    Enterprises, Struggling to Manage Your Data? Try The Semantic Web

    A new PricewaterhouseCoopers Technology report explains how the Semantic Web and Linked Data can help enterprises manage their large-scale data better. The PwC Center for Technology and Innovation team spent several months researching and analyzing the problem of data silos in enterprises - and what solutions are being developed to...

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    The World Is Your Comedic Tumblr Blog With Zingrs

    Every now and then, you're alone going through a stranger's Flickr stream, and you see something so laughable, so obnoxious, that you feel the urge to start a new meme but can't be troubled with the effort of registering a domain name and trying to get all your friends on...

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    Weekly Wrapup: Google Search Options, Twitter Repliesgate, Web 3.0, And More…

    In this edition of the Weekly Wrapup, our newsletter summarizing the top stories of the week, we give you a blow-by-blow account of the Twitter replies policy debacle this week, explain why the new Google Search Options and rich snippets are so significant, analyze what 'Web 3.0' means, and more....

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    “Once This Hits 4chan, It’s Over:” RIAA/MPAA Privacy/Security Failure

    Our good friends over at TechDirt discovered an interesting anomaly and enormous security hole in BayTSP's website today.BayTSP, a Los Gatos, CA-based company, is best known for putting the cease-and-desist smackdown on peer-to-peer copyright violators. The site serves infringement information forms to offending parties on behalf of the copyright holders....

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    Ballmer Talks at Stanford, Says Now is the Time for Entrepreneurs

    "Now is the time for people who care, who want to invent, who have skills in specific scientific and information technology areas, to get out there and add to the productivity of the economy," Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft said during the Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders lecture at Stanford University last...

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    Google Execs: Twitter-like Functionality Could Be Added to Search

    While taking questions yesterday about alleged violation of anti-trust laws, Google execs including CEO Eric Schmidt reportedly told press that the company is, in the words of Reuters scribe Alexei Oreskovic, "looking at ... ways of integrating microblogging capabilities, such as those popularized by Twitter, into its search product."That's news...

  • Work
    Where Is My Dashboard Aggregator?

    In the old days, somebody running a business had a cadre of middle managers who aggregated data about the performance of different parts of the business. They would typically write monthly reports highlighting trends, issues, and exceptions. In a modern, web-enabled, web-centric business, this role is served by the online...

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    Canaan Partners India: Early-Stage Investing in India (RWS Interview)

    For the sixth in our investor interview series, we went east to India to chat with Alok Mittal, a partner at Canaan Partners, in the company's office in Gurgaon, India. We got his perspective on early-stage investing and specifically the challenges and opportunities for a venture starting out in India.Listen...

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    Weekly Wrapup: State of the Smartphone, Google Me, Oprah on Twitter, And More…

    In this edition of the Weekly Wrapup, our newsletter summarizing the top stories of the week, we look at the state of the smartphone industry, study new stats showing Facebook's international market penetration, review 'The Oprah Effect' on Twitter, check out a new product called Google Me, analyze the closure...

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    IT Consolidation Blues: CHOI Does Not Spell Choice

    Oracle is buying Sun, and bankers are looking forward to the next wave of consolidation. To somebody who remembers the innovation and excitement of earlier enterprise hardware and software start-ups, this is a bit gloomy. CHOI (Cisco, HP, Oracle, IBM) does not spell "choice" for buyers, employees, or investors. Choose...

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    Community Building 101 for the Bootstrapped Startup

    Despite a worsening economy, some bootstrapped startups are witnessing tremendous growth, both in user participation and back-end development. Case in point, Tip'd, a four month old financial news site which has seen its monthly traffic double, submissions almost triple, and its user base increase by an average of 60 new...

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    State of the Enterprise Market: Slow and Unsteady

    The 2.0 web is heralding massive challenges for today's Enterprise customer. But, who is that customer? Is it the Enterprise buyer with an IT budget? Is it the line of business executive who says, "Screw IT; let's do this" and rolls his own social computing platform by hiring a half...

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    Aplus.net: Managed Hosting Services for a Complex Online World

    Editor's note: we offer our long-term sponsors the opportunity to write 'Sponsor Posts' and tell their story. These posts are clearly marked as written by sponsors, but we also want them to be useful and interesting to our readers. We hope you like the posts and we encourage you to...

  • Social
    Facebook Connect for iPhone: Great, or Yet Another Privacy Threat?

    Facebook today announced Facebook Connect, its proprietary technology which allows the sharing of data between Facebook and third party applications, can now be integrated into iPhone and iPod Touch applications. This new feature will work in much the same way that Facebook Connect has worked for Web pages over the...

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    Doc Searls Joins AdHocnium

    AdHocnium, a new network of affiliated social media marketing consultants, is announcing today that Cluetrain Manifesto co-author Doc Searls has joined the organization. AdHocnium is a corporate body that facilitates ad-hoc contracting for a list of some of the most high-profile "old school" social media marketing consultants on the web.The...

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    Media Cloud Leverages Calais to Track News Trends

    Media Cloud, a new project from the Berkman Center at Harvard University, has an ambitious goal: It will do the heavy lifting of analyzing stories from thousands of traditional news sources, analyzing the semantics of the content through Calais (covered here and here), and then providing tools to quickly get...

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    The Other Decoupling Theory

    A lifetime ago, before the market meltdown, when it was just an ordinary recession, there was a theory that the big emerging markets (BRIC: Brazil, Russia, India, China) were "decoupled" from the US economy. According to this theory, when America had problems due to subprime mortgages, these countries would only...

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