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Morning Media Newsfeed: Microsoft to Cut 18,000 Jobs | Aereo Faces Setback - Posted July 18, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Microsoft to Cut 18,000 Jobs | Aereo Faces Setback - Posted July 18, 2014
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Could 18,000 Layoffs Be a #PRWin for Microsoft? - Posted July 17, 2014
If your stock portfolio contains Microsoft, today is a good day. If you happen to work for Microsoft, then it probably isn't. In case you've been living underneath a rock, the comp... [PRNewser]

Microsoft to Lay Off 18,000 Workers, Largest Cuts in History - Posted July 17, 2014
Over the next year, Microsoft is eliminating 18,000 jobs, or as much as 14 percent of its workforce. CEO Satya Nadella plans to integrate Nokia's mobile phone business and shift away personal computer software. Nadella wrote a ... [SocialTimes.com]

Spin the Agencies of Record - Posted July 3, 2014
Microsoft Australia has chosen Ogilvy as its PR AOR. This announcement comes just after Og... [PRNewser]

Gaming Ads Are the Biggest Thing Around...If You Ask Sony - Posted June 30, 2014
There is no real breaking news here. Advertising for video games has only grown more prevalent with the launch of interactive gaming as top brands aim for a little word-of-mouth love, real-time sharing and a larger piece of the consumer pie. However, ... [AgencySpy]

3DPrinterOS Intends to Consolidate all 3D Printers into One Open-Source Operating System - Posted June 20, 2014
(SoftPedia) 3D printers may have been designed as extensions of a computing system, capable of printing objects based on virtual models produced in CAD software, but they could be so much more, and gain a significant degree of self-reliance, if only they had a good enough OS. As it happens, 3D... [Inside 3D Printing News]

#PRFail: Microsoft Offers To Pay TechCrunch Founder To Promote Internet Explorer - Posted June 19, 2014
Today in not-exactly-breaking news: Microsoft Internet Explorer lags well behind both Chrome and Firefox when it comes to overall browser usage (though they're still ahead of Safari and... [PRNewser]

Aaron Paul TV Ad Accidentally Turns On Xbox Ones, Annoys the Hell Out of People - Posted June 17, 2014
One of the coolest things about the Xbox One is arguably its Kinect voice command feature, so of course Microsoft would want to highlight this capability in its new ads -- but apparently the demonstration is working a little too well. The new spot features Aaron Paul of "Breaking Bad" using his... [PRNewser]

GeekWire Shoots Down the Idea of 'Microsoft Square Garden' - Posted June 10, 2014
The Bay Area correspondent for Seattle website GeekWire has spoken. After reading today's TheStreet op ed by contributor ... [Fishbowl NY]

GeekWire Shoots Down the Idea of 'Microsoft Square Garden' - Posted June 10, 2014
The Bay Area correspondent for Seattle website GeekWire has spoken. After reading today's TheStreet op ed by contributor ... [FishbowlNY]

Who Is On Mark Zuckerberg's Friends List? - Posted June 10, 2014
Much has been made recently over the fact that while Facebook users can set their fr... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Is No. 3 On Glassdoor's Top 25 Companies For Compensation & Benefits - Posted May 23, 2014
Facebook finished at No. 3 overall and No. 2 among the 12 tech companies included in the list of Top 25 Compani... [AllFacebook]

EFF Report: Facebook Has Your Back - Posted May 20, 2014
The Electronic Frontier Foundation released its 2014 ... [AllFacebook]

Les Moonves on Imminent CBS News Digital Channel, Aereo - Posted May 16, 2014
Les Moonves, Chairman and CEO of CBS, appeared on Bloomberg TV yesterday and ... [Lost Remote]

Morning Media Newsfeed: ECJ Tackles Web Records | ABC Pitches Brands | FCC Faces Protests - Posted May 14, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: ECJ Tackles Web Records | ABC Pitches Brands | FCC Faces Protests - Posted May 14, 2014
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These Companies Are the 'Best Corporate Citizens' - Posted May 9, 2014
What exactly makes a company a good "corporate citizen?" In order for Corporate Responsibility Magazine to determine the answer to this question, its research team considers and documents 298 dat... [PRNewser]

BIG APPLE: Facebook New York Is An Official Sponsor Of NYC BigApps 2014 - Posted May 7, 2014
Facebook New York is an official sponsor and participating judge in the fifth annual ... [AllFacebook]

F8: Mark Zuckerberg Stresses Platform Stability, Users' Control Of Data, Gap Between Mobile Platforms - Posted April 30, 2014
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg kicked off the so... [AllFacebook]

$40M Investment Round Sprinkled Into Sprinklr - Posted April 30, 2014
Social media management system Sprinklr announced the closing of a $40 million series-D investment round from ... [AllFacebook]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Separatists in Ukraine Seize TV HQ | CNN Raises Ethical Questions | Gregory Slams Report - Posted April 28, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Separatists in Ukraine Seize TV HQ | CNN Raises Ethical Questions | Gregory Slams Report - Posted April 28, 2014
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AOL and Microsoft Make Video Distribution Deal - Posted April 25, 2014
AOL and Microsoft have struck a deal that will bring the former's videos to the latter. According to Recode, Microsoft will now be able to share any AOL video, including original programming -- like what you see on HuffPost Live -- and videos it distrib... [Fishbowl NY]

AOL and Microsoft Make Video Distribution Deal - Posted April 25, 2014
AOL and Microsoft have struck a deal that will bring the former's videos to the latter. According to Recode, Microsoft will now be able to share any AOL video, including original programming -- like what you see on HuffPost Live -- and videos it distrib... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Netflix to Up Prices | NBC Evaluates Gregory | Slate Plus Launches - Posted April 22, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Netflix to Up Prices | NBC Evaluates Gregory | Slate Plus Launches - Posted April 22, 2014
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Simply Measured Debuts Facebook Insights With Ads - Posted April 21, 2014
Social media analytics firm Simply Measured introduced its new ... [Lost Remote]

Tune in Tomorrow for Career Advice from Microsoft's Marketing Manager - Posted April 21, 2014
Three quick questions: Do you have a free moment tomorrow at lunchtime? Would you like some advice on how to begin and advance your career in communications, social media and/or marketing? Would you like to hear current Microsoft h... [PRNewser]

DataPoint: The Top Developers On Facebook - Posted April 11, 2014
King.com leads the pack when it ... [AllFacebook]

DataPoint: The Top Developers On Facebook - Posted April 11, 2014
King.com leads the pack when it ... [Inside 3D Printing News]

DataPoint: The Top Facebook Developers in March - Posted April 11, 2014
King leads the pack when it comes to the top Facebook developers. According to AppData, the social gaming company had an average of 93.5 million daily active users (DAUs), giving it over 23 percent of the market in Mar... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Gets Green Thumbs Up From Greenpeace - Posted April 10, 2014
Facebook scored high marks in a recent repor... [AllFacebook]

DataPoint: Fake YouTube App Has 53M MAUs ... And Growing - Posted April 2, 2014
When it comes to the top developers on Facebook, there are a handful that are consistently topping AppData's developer leaderboard: King.com, Zynga, ... [AllFacebook]

Mark Zuckerberg Not Pacified By White House Meeting On Government Surveillance - Posted March 24, 2014
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and five other technology executives me... [AllFacebook]

Are We Certain Facebook Is Doomed, Vivek Wadhwa? - Posted March 7, 2014
Vivek Wadhwa, a research professor at ... [Lost Remote]

Are We Certain Facebook Is Doomed, Vivek Wadhwa? - Posted March 7, 2014
Vivek Wadhwa, a research professor at ... [AllFacebook]

Yelp + Angie's List + Facebook = Whodoyou? - Posted March 6, 2014
What would you get if you put Yelp, ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook's Atlas Solutions Announces Integrations With Flite, Innovid - Posted March 5, 2014
Ad server and measurement platform Atlas Solutions, which Fa... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Messenger For Windows Phone Is Here - Posted March 5, 2014
As promised by Microsoft Corporate Vice President and Manager for Windows Phone Program Management ... [AllFacebook]

Microsoft Sticks with Former Clinton Flack for Top Strategic Role - Posted March 3, 2014
Microsoft isn't listening to our advice. Last week we learned that the company's new CEO Satya Nadella was supposedly close to dropping former Clin... [PRNewser]

Facebook Messenger Finally Coming To Windows Phone - Posted February 25, 2014
Facebook's Messenger application will finally make its ... [Lost Remote]

Facebook Messenger Finally Coming To Windows Phone - Posted February 25, 2014
Facebook's Messenger application will finally make its ... [AllFacebook]

AddShoppers Rolls Out Facebook Retargeting Tool - Posted February 21, 2014
A new tool enabling advertisers to easily take advantage of Facebook's ... [AllFacebook]

Microsoft Updates Bing Search Engine for Bitcoin Currency Conversions - Posted February 11, 2014
(CoinDesk) Microsoft revealed on Monday that its Bing search engine will now automatically convert currency denominations to BTC in response to simple commands. These include queries such as "$13 to BTC" or "0.45 BTC to euros," which when entered will reveal answers using the most up-to-d... [Bitcoins Insider]

OCP Summit V: Year In Review From Open Compute Project's/Facebook's Frank Frankovsky - Posted January 28, 2014
With OCP Summit V taking place at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, Calif... [AllFacebook]

New Xbox One Was Created With the Help of 3D Printing - Posted January 23, 2014
(Extreme Tech) In a recent interview, Microsoft's senior lead industrial designer for Xbox, Carl Ledbetter -- who holds over 200 patents -- explained the extensive prototyping process that the design team used to create the Xbox One. With the help of a 3D printer (we're not sure which one), Ledbetter an... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Mobile Ad Network | Tech Firms Lobbying - Posted January 23, 2014
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HBO GO is coming to PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 - Posted January 21, 2014
Last week at the inaugural Buzzfeed Brews event in New York, BuzzFeed Business Editor Peter Lauria interviewed HBO's CEO Richa... [Lost Remote]

Social Media Newsfeed: Martin Luther King Day Social Media Fails | Twitter Demographics - Posted January 21, 2014
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Microsoft, Facebook Team Up On Hackathon - Posted January 7, 2014
Microsof... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Announces Suicide-Prevention Initiatives - Posted December 18, 2013
Facebook continues to forge ahead with suicide-prevention efforts... [AllFacebook]

What Facebook, Seven Other Tech Giants Wrote To The U.S. Government On Surveillance Reform - Posted December 9, 2013
Facebook teamed up with ... [AllFacebook]

How Facebook Is Urging Windows 8, Windows 8.1 Users To Download Its App - Posted December 9, 2013
Facebook is prompting ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Weekly Highlights Brings You The Making Of 'The Hobbit' - Posted December 6, 2013
Facebook Weekly Highlight... [AllFacebook]

Hungry? Foodini Wants to 3D Print Your Dinner - Posted December 4, 2013
(Smithsonian.com) Barcelona-based Natural Machines Natural Machines is developing Foodini, a 3D printer that will allow you to print your own food, and it can be used to turn fresh ingredients into finished edible objects such as cakes and ravioli. Co-founder Lynette Kucsma, a former Microsoft employee admits that the device... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Hobbit Fans Offered a Free Blueprint for a 3D Printed 'Key to Erebor' - Posted December 3, 2013
(3Ders.org) Microsoft and Warner Brothers are offering Hobbit fans a free blueprint download for a 3D printed model of "The Key to Erebor" - a major artifact in the film's plot. Fans will be invited to produce their very own collectable memorabilia from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug for the... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Microsoft Enlists 'Pawn Stars' In Commercial Targeting Google Chromebook - Posted November 26, 2013
Microsoft has launched an all-out offensive against Google Chromebook, enlisting History... [Lost Remote]

Microsoft Scroogling You, Exploiting Privacy Fears - Posted November 21, 2013
If you have concerns about Google's respect for your privacy, you can now buy anti-Google merchandise to prove it. From Microsoft. Yeah, you read that right. Just in time for Christmas, Microsoft has launched a new range of items in their... [SocialTimes.com]

Apple Reportedly Acquiring Motion-Tracking Company Behind Kinect - Posted November 19, 2013
(VentureBeat) Israeli financial news site Calcalist reports that Apple is scooping up PrimeSense, the Tel Aviv-based company behind the motion-tracking technology in Microsoft's original Xbox 360 Kinect, in a deal worth roughly $345 million. VentureBeat's Eric Blattberg followed up on November 19 with a report that PrimeSense said it re... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Microsoft's New 3D Builder App for Windows 8.1 - Posted November 18, 2013
(GeekWire) A new Windows 8.1 app released by Microsoft aims to introduce 3D printing to the average person. The company's "3D Builder" app is a basic program for making minor modifications and adjustments to a library of 3D objects and then "turning bits into atoms," as they say, using the native... [Inside 3D Printing News]

How Developers Of Apps For Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 Can Add Login With Facebook - Posted November 14, 2013
... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Russia Olympics Social Media | Bing Music Videos - Posted November 12, 2013
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Social Media Newsfeed: Russia Olympics Social Media | Bing Music Videos - Posted November 12, 2013
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Should Microsoft Consider Bill Ruh for Its New CEO? - Posted November 8, 2013
Anders Bylund of the Motley Fool recently wrote an article for Daily Finance, stating, "Microsoft is looking for a new CEO as current leader Steve Ballmer polishes his golden scepter to a high shine. Ballmer will retire before August 2014, and it's hig... [AllTwitter]

Why Windows Phone Users May Not Be Able To Sync With Facebook - Posted November 8, 2013
Microsoft Corporate Vice President and Manager for Windows Phone Program Management ... [AllFacebook]

Other Brands Are Bullying Apple Now. Should They Respond? - Posted November 7, 2013
Apple has been the coolest kid on the block for so long that it's a little weird to see competitors ganging up on the king of Silicon Hill--but bully they will. Back in August, Microsoft pretty much based its entire Surface promo campaign on making fun of Apple. Here's an ad telling... [PRNewser]

AppCrawlr App Discovery Service Goes More Mobile - Posted November 5, 2013
AppCrawlr, the semantic mobile app discovery and recommendation service, is adding Windows Phone apps to its iOS and Android app-finder solution. The service, which debuted earlier this year (see our story here... [semanticweb.com]

PR Stunt: Microsoft Released a Bunch of (Canadian) Zombies for Product Rollout - Posted November 1, 2013
Another Halloween stunt we missed yesterday: in order to promote the new Xbox, Microsoft Canada staged a little zombie apocalypse with the help of a few dozen extras bussed in from wherever actors gather to drink and commiserate. Earlier in the week, the company set up a huge replica of the new... [PRNewser]

Microsoft Research Asia's New 3D Scanner Technology for Smartphones - Posted October 31, 2013
(3Ders.org) Microsoft Research Asia researchers have demonstrated how to create 3D images using a mobile phone. "Nowadays, 3D printing is very popular," says Jiawei Gu, with Richard Cai and Zhiwei Li one of three Microsoft Research scientists demonstrating the capabilities of the project. "When people want to fabricat... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Microsoft to Collaborate With 3D Printer Makers - Posted October 18, 2013
(Taipei Times) Microsoft Corporation said it plans to partner with 3D printer makers, including Taiwan's New Kinpo Group, to explore the 3D printing market with its Windows 8.1 mobile operating system. "Microsoft may collaborate with the world's top three 3D printer makers [3D Systems Corp, Stratasys Ltd. and ExOne Co] to... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Facebook To Host Out For Undergrad Technology Conference This Weekend - Posted October 17, 2013
Facebook will host the Out for Undergrad Technology Conference at its campus in ... [AllFacebook]

Windows 8.1 Debuts; So Does Facebook App - Posted October 17, 2013
Microsoft officially released its Windows 8.1 o... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Privacy for Teens | LinkedIn for Recruiters - Posted October 17, 2013
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Social Media Newsfeed: Google Ads | Costolo Briefly Fired from Twitter - Posted October 14, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. Google Changes Terms to Ad... [SocialTimes.com]

Klout And Microsoft's Bing Team Up To Bring You Terrible Search Results - Posted October 11, 2013
It's no secret that I hate Klout. So much so that I went and had whatever data they had on me deleted from their system. My hate for Klout is so well known that Klout's founder, Joe Fernandez, once told me to kill myself. I guess that's one way to get... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook and Google Seem Serious About 'Cheap Internet for All' CSR Projects - Posted October 11, 2013
When Mark Zuckerberg first announced his plans to create a free wi-fi program for the third world, quite a few responded skeptically. Was this simply a stunt designed to ... [PRNewser]

Update To Facebook Windows Phone 8 App Includes More Languages, Hashtag Support - Posted October 4, 2013
The latest update to Facebook's application for Windows Phone 8, released Friday, boosts the number of supported languages to 19 and adds several features. Microsoft announced in a ... [AllFacebook]

DOJ Rejects Request For More Transparency By Facebook, Others - Posted October 3, 2013
The Department of Justice rejected motions made by Faceb... [AllFacebook]

U.S. Rejects Tech Firms' Request to Release Surveillance Data - Posted October 3, 2013
Silicon Valley asked for more transparency and the government has responded...With a resounding "no." The U.S. Department of Justice, in a filing with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Court this week, said it would not allow companies to ... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook, Cisco Partner on Free Wi-Fi | Google Analytics Academy - Posted October 3, 2013
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STUDY: Facebook Still Tops In Social Login, But Market Share Slipping As Google Plus Sign-In Gains - Posted October 2, 2013
Facebook is still dominant when it comes to social login, but its share of the sector slipped slightly in the third quarter, as Google Plus Sign-In began to chip away at its lead, according to a ... [AllFacebook]

Microsoft Proposing a New 3D Manufacturing Format for Windows 8.1 - Posted September 26, 2013
(3DPrintingIndustry) The new 3MF format will be designed to make 3D output a much more straightforward and manageable process. The format is intended to deal with issues such as the loss of detail and metadata during export, the need for intermediate stages en route to printing and the use of multiple... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Social Media Newsfeed: YouTube Comments Changes | Twitter Mobile Apps Update - Posted September 25, 2013
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Mark Zuckerberg Climbs Capitol Hill - Posted September 18, 2013
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuc... [AllFacebook]

Organovo, GE, Stratasys Execs Keynote Inside 3D Printing San Jose - Posted September 12, 2013
(mediabistro) Inside 3D Printing Conference & Expo will make its West Coast debut next week, September 17-18 in San Jose, California. The event's proximity to Silicon Valley makes it an ideal place to hold the event, attractin... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Mark Zuckerberg Discusses Going Public, NSA Controversy, Home, 'Moving Fast' At TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2013 - Posted September 12, 2013
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg discussed a variety of topics w... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Zuck on 'Moving Fast' | Yahoo Growing - Posted September 12, 2013
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Yahoo! and Facebook CEOs Break Silence Over NSA Leaks - Posted September 12, 2013
First, Yahoo! and Facebook went to court in a bid to share more details with customers about the PRISM program. Now their top executives are speaking out about the surveillance... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Files Motion With Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court Seeking Greater Transparency - Posted September 9, 2013
Facebook continued its efforts to provide its users with information on government requests for dat... [AllFacebook]

Nuance's Voice Is Heard: Its Tech Featured In Samsung Galaxy Gear SmartWatch And Surfi AI Answer Engine - Posted September 6, 2013
Nuance Communications is high-profile this week. The company has announced that Samsung's new Galaxy Gear wearable smart watch and Galaxy Note 3 tablet will integrate its voice and language capabilities. Additionally, word comes from SpeechTrans that its new natural language processing ... [semanticweb.com]

Microsoft, Nokia, and What this Means for Yahoo! - Posted September 4, 2013
David Amerland, author of Google Semantic Search... [AllTwitter]

Microsoft, Nokia, and What this Means for Yahoo! - Posted September 4, 2013
David Amerland, author of Google Semantic Search... [semanticweb.com]

Facebook Head Of Consumer And Mobile Marketing Kate Jhaveri Leaves For Twitter - Posted August 30, 2013
While Facebook was taking trending topics from ... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Microsoft to Invest in Foursquare? | Reddit App - Posted August 30, 2013
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Facebook, Other Tech Brands Respond to Latest NSA Surveillance Revelations - Posted August 26, 2013
The newest bombshell headlines from The Guardian's slow-drip reporting on our own National Security Agency's data collection/surveillance practices have created some unwanted headaches for the biggest names in tech. ... [PRNewser]

Zuckerberg: Internet.org Not About Making Money - Posted August 26, 2013
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg participated in a lengthy question-and-answer session with Steven L... [AllFacebook]

Tech Companies Paid Millions by U.S. to Cover Surveillance Costs - Posted August 24, 2013
New documents from Edward Snowden's cache reveals that the U.S. government paid tech companies, such as Google, Yahoo!, Facebook and Microsoft, millions of doll... [AllFacebook]

Tech Companies Paid Millions by U.S. to Cover Surveillance Costs - Posted August 24, 2013
New documents from Edward Snowden's cache reveals that the U.S. government paid tech companies, such as Google, Yahoo!, Facebook and Microsoft, millions of doll... [Lost Remote]

Microsoft, Google, Yahoo! Talk Privacy with President Obama - Posted August 12, 2013
President Obama held a clandestine tech summit at the White House Thursday night as the industry sits at the center of the privacy debate following the Prism r... [SocialTimes.com]

Making 3D Objects is as Easy as Printing a Word Doc - Posted August 1, 2013
(Microsoft News Center) Microsoft's "On the Whiteboard" editor Pamela Woon went to Makerhaus and its 10,000-square-feet of fabrication prototyping a membership workshop that features 3D printing for things such as jewelry, toys and virtually anything you can design wi... [Inside 3D Printing News]

A New Take on Microsoft Bob - Posted July 26, 2013
Mark Hachman of PC World reports, "If Google Now is the chirpy personal assistant, always volunteering information before being asked, Microsoft's future in intelligent virtual assistants will be more in tune with... [semanticweb.com]

Patterns in 3D Printed Objects Could Replace Bar Codes - Posted July 25, 2013
(The Engineer) Researchers have developed a way of building physical identification tags into 3D-printed products as an alternative to visible bar codes. Altering the internal structure of a 3D-printed object can encode information about it for robotic manufacturing or inventory systems,... [Inside 3D Printing News]

New On The Speech Recognition Scene: Droids With NLP Processors And More - Posted July 24, 2013
There are new Motorola Droid devices in town: The three Verizon Android 4.2 smartphones unveiled at a press event yesterday include the Motorola Droid Mini, Ultra and Maxx. The line includes what the company touts as the longest-lasting 4G LTE smartphone in the Maxx, with the vendor claiming 48 hours on... [semanticweb.com]

Facebook Signs Letter Seeking More Transparency From Federal Government On National Security Data Requests - Posted July 19, 2013
Facebook was among the more than 60 companies, investors, civil-liberties groups, and trade groups to sign a letter to top federal gover... [AllFacebook]

Parse Developer Day Set For Sept. 5 In San Francisco - Posted July 16, 2013
Parse, the cloud application platform ... [AllFacebook]

Roll Call: Microsoft, SKDKnickerbocker and Hill+Knowlton Strategies - Posted July 15, 2013
Mark Penn has been promoted to executive vice president of the advertising and strategy group at Microsoft, responsible for the company's global advertising and marketing strategy. He also oversees a multidisciplinary SWAT team that deals with a range of projects involving marketing, media and compete. His group's goals include creating world-class... [PRNewser]

Facebook Hopes To Be A 'Thorn' In The Side Of Child Pornography, Abuse - Posted July 9, 2013
Facebook is among the major Internet companies involved in talks with Thorn: Digital Defenders of Children, a Los Angeles-based organization started by ... [AllFacebook]

No More Integration With Facebook, Flickr For Photos App In Windows 8.1 - Posted July 3, 2013
When Microsoft's ... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Zynga CEO Out, Microsoft Exec In | Facebook Second-Quarter Results - Posted July 2, 2013
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Mark Pincus Is Out as Zynga CEO - Posted July 1, 2013
Mark Pincus, the founder and long-time CEO of Zynga, said today that he will accept a demotion to the role of chief product officer, handing over his position as CEO to Don Mattrick, 49. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Why 3D Printing in Windows 8.1 is Huge for Entrepreneurs and Microsoft - Posted July 1, 2013
(VentureBeat) Microsoft sees the alignment with the 3D printing community as a "huge opportunity" said Shanen Boettcher, GM of Microsoft's GM of Startup Business Group. Boettcher said that more than 70 percent of 3D printing is done on the Windows platform already. Numerous Windows app developers attend Microsoft's Build Conference looking for... [Inside 3D Printing News]

REPORT: Facebook's Outdated Web Encryption Technology May Have Enabled Prism - Posted June 28, 2013
Facebook still uses encryption keys with 1,024-bit lengths, while the industry standard used by Internet companies -- including App... [AllFacebook]

Microsoft Adding 3D Printer Support to Windows 8.1 - Posted June 28, 2013
(3Ders.org) Microsoft is adding in native 3D printer support to Windows 8.1. That means users will be able to 3D print an item directly from third-party applications by clicking "print". Microsoft announced this news on June 27 at the Build Conference and promised to make 3D printing as easy as outputting... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Microsoft Touts 3D Printing in Windows 8.1 - Posted June 27, 2013
(BARRON'S) Tech Trader analyst Tiernan Ray pointed out that shares of 3D printer technology makers "are perking up a bit" following remarks by Microsoft (MSFT) at its annual Build developer conference in San Francisco indicating that the technology will become more broadly available." Shares of Stratasys went up 2... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Bing It On: The New World Of Windows 8.1 Search And Intelligent Services - Posted June 27, 2013
Bing was a big factor on Wednesday at the Microsoft Microsoft Build Conference. For starters, CEO Steve Ballmer announced that Windows 8.1 Preview now is available for developers and users, and, as Microsoft disclosed about a month ago, Bing's bringing a new way to search to Windows 8.1-powered devices. It's been a... [semanticweb.com]

Facebook To Debut Apps For Windows 8, Windows RT - Posted June 26, 2013
Microsoft CEO ... [AllFacebook]

Europe Versus Facebook Files Prism Complaints - Posted June 26, 2013
Student group Europe Versus Facebook has tangled with the social network bef... [AllFacebook]

FTC: Search Engines Aren't Doing Enough to Differentiate Ads From Organic Results - Posted June 25, 2013
The FTC published a letter today that it sent yesterday to search engine companies, warning them that they were not adequately complying with its rules on differentiating paid search advertisements and organic search results. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Seoul Man: Mark Zuckerberg Meets With South Korean President Park Geun Hye, Samsung - Posted June 18, 2013
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook: 9,000-10,000 Requests For User Data From U.S. Local, State, Federal Governments In Six Months Ending Dec. 31 - Posted June 17, 2013
For the six months ending Dec. 31, 2012, Facebook received between 9,000 and 10,000 requests for user data from U.S. government entities at all levels, local and national, related to between 18,000 and 19,000 accounts, outgoing Facebook General Counsel ... [AllFacebook]

Microsoft Releases Office iPhone App - Posted June 14, 2013
Microsoft has released a Microsoft Office iOS app for Office 365 subscribers. The app lets users access, view and edit Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint documents on their phone. The app ensures t... [FishbowlDC]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Annual Meeting | Pandora Buys Radio Station - Posted June 12, 2013
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Mark Zuckerberg Continues To Deny Involvement In Prism; Facebook, Google Ask Attorney General To Allow Them To Disclose Number Of Secret Data Requests - Posted June 11, 2013
Facebook continued to take steps to deny any involvement in the National Security Agency's Prism initiative, in which the g... [AllFacebook]

FenixApps Launches Free Mobile Version Of Social Comments Facebook Contest-Creation App - Posted June 11, 2013
Nearly one year ago, FenixApps introduced its Social Comments app... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Restores Access To Tumblr Page Obama Is Checking Your Email, Blames Automated Response - Posted June 10, 2013
With the uproar over the National Security Agency's Prism initiative, in which the NSA allegedly obtained direct access to the servers of Internet companies including Facebook, Google... [AllFacebook]

Mark Zuckerberg: 'We Hadn't Even Heard Of Prism' Before Thursday - Posted June 7, 2013
Facebook CEO and Co-Founder Mark Zuckerberg responded Friday to claims that the site had granted the U.S. government access to its servers. ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook: No Government Organization Was Provided With Direct Access To Our Servers - Posted June 7, 2013
Facebook responded to the ... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Android Update & Advertising | Audioboo and Twitter - Posted June 7, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook: Atlas View Tags Can Now Track Custom Audiences, Partner Categories, Lookalike Audiences - Posted May 23, 2013
Facebook acquired Atlas Solutions from Microsoft... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Joins Global Network Initiative - Posted May 23, 2013
Human-rights group the Global Network Initiative welcome a new member W... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Xbox One | Social Media Helping Tornado Victims - Posted May 22, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Microsoft's new Xbox One teams with Spielberg and NFL to create interactive social TV - Posted May 21, 2013
Xbox revealed its next-generation console today, Xbox One, featuring live TV integration and two big announcements to blur the lines between television and social gaming. "Until now the television viewing experience has been a one way experience, but that's about to change," explai... [Lost Remote]

Social Media Newsfeed: Oklahoma Tornado Captured on Social Media | It's Official: Yahoo Buys Tumblr - Posted May 21, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Which Brands' Facebook Apps Are Tops In MAUs? - Posted May 20, 2013
The Ad Makeover application from ... [AllFacebook]

Could Facebook Beat Yahoo And Purchase Tumblr? - Posted May 17, 2013
Myriad reports have said that Facebook has a problem with teen users eschewing the site for social networks such as Tumblr. A few sources have reported Friday that Yahoo ma... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Google Announcements | Amy's Baking Co. - Posted May 16, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Larry Page, in Unusual Q & A, Grades Industry Harshly - Posted May 15, 2013
In a rare question-and-answer session following the keynote presentation at Google's I/O conference, CEO Larry Page graded major technology companies harshly while remaining optimistic about the power of technology to repair social problems. Page was critical of Microsoft, Oracle, Facebo... [SocialTimes.com]

REPORT: Fate Of Israel Development Center, Employees Holding Up Facebook-Waze Talks - Posted May 13, 2013
Facebook's efforts to acquire satellite navigation startup Waze in a deal potentially valued at as high as $1 billion ha... [Lost Remote]

REPORT: Fate Of Israel Development Center, Employees Holding Up Facebook-Waze Talks - Posted May 13, 2013
Facebook's efforts to acquire satellite navigation startup Waze in a deal potentially valued at as high as $1 billion ha... [AllFacebook]

WARNING: Malware Targets Brazil's Facebook Users - Posted May 13, 2013
Microsoft discovered ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Head Of Product For Android Bubba Murarka Joins Draper Fisher Jurvetson - Posted May 9, 2013
The revolving door of engineers leaving Facebook continues to spin, as Silicon Valley ventu... [AllFacebook]

Foursquare Releases App for Windows 8, Reports User Growth - Posted May 7, 2013
Foursquare today released an app for Windows 8, optimized for the Nokia Lumia phone and Microsoft's Metro interface. "We've been working closely with Nokia and Microsoft, and today, we're finally taking the covers off a brand new version of Foursquare for... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook's 1Q Lobbying Tab: $2.45M - Posted May 3, 2013
You can't get to 1.11 billion friends without spending ... [AllFacebook]

Atlas Solutions Acquisition Discussed During Facebook's 1Q Earnings Call - Posted May 2, 2013
Measurement was a key topic discussed by Facebook Chief Operating Officer ... [Lost Remote]

Atlas Solutions Acquisition Discussed During Facebook's 1Q Earnings Call - Posted May 2, 2013
Measurement was a key topic discussed by Facebook Chief Operating Officer ... [AllFacebook]

Microsoft Seeks Beta-Testers For New Version Of Facebook For Windows Phone - Posted April 30, 2013
Windows... [AllFacebook]

Mark Zuckerberg-Led FWD.us Adds Bill Gates, Steve Ballmer, Brad Smith, Sean Parker - Posted April 26, 2013
FWD.us, the political advocacy group spearheaded by Face... [AllFacebook]

REPORT: Facebook To Build $1.5B Data Center In Altoona, Iowa - Posted April 22, 2013
Facebook plans to build a $1.5 billion data center in Altoona, Iowa, joini... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Mobile DevCon 2013: Easier Mobile Open Graph Integration, Improved Login, New IOS SDK, Launch Of Facebook Technology Partners - Posted April 18, 2013
Facebook used its Facebook Mo... [AllFacebook]

HOAX: 'Red Alert' About Virus That Burns Hard Drives Untrue, Despite Going Viral On Facebook - Posted April 18, 2013
A "red alert" has gone viral on Facebook, warning of "the worst virus announced by CNN," which burns users' hard drives, but no such virus exists, and the red alert is a ... [AllFacebook]

Will Facebook Home Find A Home On IPhone, Windows Phone? - Posted April 16, 2013
Facebook Home still has that new-home smell, bu... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Boston Marathon Explosions | Facebook Anti-Bullying Plea - Posted April 16, 2013
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Google to Label Search Results Under Reported Settlement with European Commission - Posted April 15, 2013
Google has reportedly reached an agreement with the European Commission to change its search practices after a two-year investigation on whether the search engine giant favors its own properties in the search results. Unnamed sources ... [SocialTimes.com]

Microsoft Xbox Director Departs After Twitter Overshare - Posted April 11, 2013
Today in No, You're Not a Company Spokesperson news: last week some gamer blogs let their readers know that the new Microsoft Xbox, scheduled for a reveal in May, will require users to maintain "an active internet connection" at all times. Now get ready for a shocker: some people who own... [PRNewser]

Facebook Antivirus Marketplace Adds 7 Languages - Posted April 10, 2013
The Facebook Antivirus Marketplace is now available in ... [AllFacebook]

Will Microsoft's Anti-Google 'Scroogled' Campaign Backfire? - Posted April 9, 2013
In case you missed it, those dumb "Bing challenge" ads aren't the only front in Microsoft's ongoing war with Google. Over the holiday season the company started the "Scroogled" campaign taking its big competitor to task for...we don't know, failing to protect customers' privacy or off... [PRNewser]

HOAX: Bill Gates Is Not Giving Facebook Users $5K For Sharing His Photo - Posted April 8, 2013
It has been well-documented that Microsoft Co-Founder Bill Gates will lend his ... [AllFacebook]

Launch Plan For Mark Zuckerberg's Political Advocacy Group Contained Several Errors - Posted April 5, 2013
The launch plan for the ... [AllFacebook]

What Others Are Saying About Facebook Home - Posted April 5, 2013
Facebook Thursday unveiled the closest thing to a Facebook phone, with Home. Select Android devices will have access to Home starting April 12, and it will later beco... [AllFacebook]

Semantic Web Jobs: Bing - Posted April 3, 2013
Bing, a division of Microsoft, is looking for a Senior Software Development Engineer in Bellevue, WA. The post states, "We are looking for a Senior SDE to join us in developing a structured data repository that will enable Bing teams to quickly experiment and manage structur... [semanticweb.com]

Netbreeze Acquired by Microsoft - Posted March 20, 2013
In a move to improve their social analytics capabilities, Microsoft has acquired Netbreeze, a company we have highlighted in the past. ... [semanticweb.com]

INFOGRAPHIC: Can Graph Search Make You Money? - Posted March 19, 2013
Facebook's Graph Search has several uses, such as looking up restaurants in Tokyo that your friends like, or seeing photos that they've posted from San Francisco. You can also use it as a dating site, looking up men or women who are friends of friends and meet your criteria. But can... [AllFacebook]

Former Apple Exec Thinks the Company's PR Strategy Is All Wrong - Posted March 19, 2013
Over the last few weeks, we've posted several stories about Apple's newer, more aggressive PR strategy in the post-Jobs era. Not only is the tech giant focused on pushing i... [PRNewser]

Facebook Actually Does Help Deliver News - Posted March 18, 2013
Maybe Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg's comparison of News Feed to a personalized newsp... [AllFacebook]

Microsoft Study Shows Mexicans Turning to Twitter for News on Drug Violence - Posted March 15, 2013
As mainstream media has been forced, with threats of violence, to stop reporting on drug-related violence in Mexico, many Mexicans have turned to Twitter to keep up-to-date on drug violence in their cities, according to a ... [SocialTimes.com]

3D Printed Prototypes Helped Microsoft Design the Surface - Posted March 15, 2013
(3ders.org) Microsoft's Panos Panay, general manager of the Surface recently revealed the top-secret Surface prototypes. The primary goal was to create a tablet which is thin and light. With 3D printing the team was able to print out prototypes and concepts helping to form the idea of a tablet. Panay said... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Facebook Reportedly Pulls Support Of Cybersecurity Bill CISPA - Posted March 14, 2013
Facebook is no longer a fan of a controversial bill that would drastically change cybersecurity. According to CNET, the social network pul... [AllFacebook]

Bing Desktop Tightens Facebook Integration - Posted March 12, 2013
Micr... [AllFacebook]

Third-Party Content Can Be A Key Component Of Marketing On Facebook - Posted March 7, 2013
The recent real-time marketing coup by Oreo and its agency, ... [AllFacebook]

'Fortune' Reveals World's Most Admired Companies; Facebook Makes List At No. 48 - Posted March 1, 2013
Facebook secured a spot on Fortune's 30th annual ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Officially Announces Acquisition Of Atlas Solutions From Microsoft - Posted February 28, 2013
Ending weeks of speculation, Facebook Thursday confirmed its acquisition of the ... [AllFacebook]

Is This The World's First Vine Press Release? - Posted February 28, 2013
Today we may have witnessed a first: a press release delivered via 6-second Vine mini-video. The makers of Sonar, a "social discovery app" that allows users to find others by geographical proximity (which Mediabistro profiled in this Elevator Pitch video), just received a big investment from Mic... [PRNewser]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Gay Marriage Support | Groupon Earnings - Posted February 28, 2013
Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email.   Facebook Backs Same-Sex Marriage in Supreme Court Filing... [SocialTimes.com]

Report: Facebook To Announce Acquisition Of Atlas Solutions From Microsoft Thursday - Posted February 27, 2013
Following up on its report earlier this month that Facebook was near... [AllFacebook]

Mark Zuckerberg Appears In Code.org Video Promoting Computer Science Education - Posted February 26, 2013
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg joined o... [AllFacebook]

Reuters: 54 Percent Of Young Adults Polled Use Facebook Continuously - Posted February 21, 2013
Although it wasn't exactly a scientific study, a Reuters report notes that more young adults think Microsoft's cool factor is on the rise th... [AllFacebook]

Meet the New Yahoo! - Posted February 20, 2013
Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer continued her overhaul of the world's least hip content/email provider today by introducing a new look for the site: T... [PRNewser]

STUDY: How Are Top Brands Using Instagram? - Posted February 19, 2013
It seems that brands are not only becoming more hip to social photo-sharing site Instagram (which Facebook purchased last year), but getting smarte... [AllFacebook]

How will social TV change over the next 12 months? Find out during Social Media Week NY - Posted February 18, 2013
Social Media Week is upon us again and I'm excited to announce that I'll be participating in "... [Lost Remote]

Skype To Let Users Send Each Other 3-Minute Video Messages - Posted February 15, 2013
Skype has begun testing a new feature allowing users to send short video messages to contacts that aren't available to chat. According to Ina Fried of AllThingsD, the Microsoft-owned ... [SocialTimes.com]

What Are America's 10 'Most Trusted' Brands? And Why? - Posted February 14, 2013
A few weeks ago we gave you a list of the 10 brands Americans hate most and tried to figure out why. Today we're taking the opposite approach with ... [PRNewser]

Interactive TV Shows Coming To Xbox Live By End Of Year - Posted February 12, 2013
It looks like it won't be long before Xbox Live users will be enjoying Microsoft original interactive TV content. GigaOM's Janko Roettgers reports that at All Things Digital's ... [SocialTimes.com]

Microsoft Lets Users Share Office Docs on SkyDrive without Logging In - Posted February 8, 2013
Microsoft has loosened access to Office documents on SkyDrive in order to give people, especially students, an easier way to collaborate on group projects. When sharing an edit link, users will now be able to view and edit a file without having to sign in with ... [SocialTimes.com]

Can Alexander Wang Make Samsung as Fashionable as Apple? - Posted February 8, 2013
Apple's latest PR push and disappointing iPhone 5 sales have led some to wonder: Is Steve Jobs's baby no longer the king of all things cool? Have Samsung and Microsoft somehow mana... [PRNewser]

Report: Facebook To Acquire Microsoft Atlas Ad-Serving Business - Posted February 7, 2013
Facebook and Microsoft are expected to announce a deal, possibly by next week, for the social network to acquire the softw... [AllFacebook]

Apple's PR Team Gets More Aggressive with the Message - Posted February 6, 2013
For a long time, it seemed like Steve Jobs and the team at Apple saw traditional PR approaches and tools like press releases as ancient relics. They were over it. Things are different now, though. The Wall Street J... [PRNewser]

U.N. Outreach Event: How Can We Promote Sustainable Business? - Posted February 5, 2013
Americans wondering what transpires at the U.N. got some answers on Monday when the United Nations Association of the U.S. (UNA-USA) hosted a day for members. Sustainability was first and foremost on the agenda for those attending, namely business and... [PRNewser]

How to Protect Your Social Networks from Identity theft, Scams, and Internet Fraud - Posted February 5, 2013
Today marks the tenth anniversary of Safer Internet Day, a not-so-fun, but very important holiday for reminding ourselves to check our privacy controls and use the internet more responsibly. It's called "safer" rather than "safe" because the only true ... [SocialTimes.com]

Out for Undergraduate Technology Conference To Be Held At Facebook HQ Feb. 2 And 3 - Posted January 31, 2013
Facebook headquarters in ... [AllFacebook]

The AllFacebook Guide To Super Bowl XLVII - Posted January 31, 2013
On Sunday, the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens will meet in New Orleans for Super Bowl XLVII -- a topic already hugely popular on Facebook. The 49ers, led by quarterback Colin Kaepernick, are the most-talked-about team on the social network by far. However, the two fan bases ha... [AllFacebook]

The Onion Helps Brands Discover Their Sense of Humor - Posted January 30, 2013
The Onion is all about funny, satirical, almost believable stories. When we first heard about Vladimir Putin's plan to pump up Russia's fertility rate ... [PRNewser]

Microsoft Goes Retro with 'Child of the 90's' Video - Posted January 25, 2013
Microsoft, a company that desperately wants to be in the now, decided to use its massive budget to rebrand one of its signature outdated products: Internet Explorer. In order to do this, the masters of "cool" created a viral video ad called "Child of the 90's." Everybody's been sending it around... [PRNewser]

Watch: Microsoft Resorts to 90s Nostalgia to Sell Internet Explorer - Posted January 23, 2013
Children of the 90s--remember Lunchables and Norfin Trolls? How about bowl cuts, Lisa Frank and Hungry Hungry Hippos? Those things were awesome, weren't they? But do you remember which web browser we were using back in the day when we were wearing Yin-Yang necklaces and Oregon Trailing it... [SocialTimes.com]

Spin the Agencies of Record - Posted January 10, 2013
Spinning the AOR is a marathon, not a sprint: ASICS America, designer and manufacturer of athletic footwear, apparel and accessories, has selected Allison+Partners as its pub... [PRNewser]

Facebook Marketing Firm Ampush Adds CTO, CRO - Posted January 10, 2013
Another Facebook advertising and marketing company bolstered its executive ranks, as... [AllFacebook]

INFOGRAPHIC: Where Are Xbox's and PlayStation's Facebook Fans? - Posted January 8, 2013
Gamers love Facebook, and two of the dominant gaming consoles (Xbox and PlayStation) have loyal followings on the social network. But interestingly enough, while Xbox has more fans in the U.S., PlayStation is more popular in Russia, a ... [AllFacebook]

Hearsay Social Adds Two Veterans of Google, Microsoft to its Executive Team - Posted January 8, 2013
[caption id="attachment_115468" align="alignleft" width="200"] Hearsay Social CEO Clara Shih[/caption] Hearsay Social has added two enterprise experts from Google and Microsoft to its executive team, the company announced today. Michael Lock, a founding executive of G... [SocialTimes.com]

Hearsay Social Adds COO, VP Of Product - Posted January 8, 2013
Social sales and marketing software provider ... [AllFacebook]

Microsoft Explains How to Use Parental Controls for Windows 8 - Posted January 8, 2013
Microsoft is helping parents crack down on questionable content and protect their children from predators. After asking users what they wanted out of their parental controls, the company has created a Windows 8 Family Safety feature that combines customizable restrictions with activity reporting. The saf... [SocialTimes.com]

Touchscreen Tables: The Newest Restaurant Revolution? - Posted January 4, 2013
As food writers/enthusiasts, we know how difficult it can be to make your restaurant stand out--especially in a crowded market. Serving great food in a casual, well-designed atmosphere just isn't enough anymore (if it ever was). Now, in the tradit... [PRNewser]

Social Media Newsfeed: Foursquare Privacy | 'Tumblr' Tops 'Blog' - Posted January 3, 2013
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Microsoft VS. Google in Santa Tracker Battle - Posted December 27, 2012
To the joy and excitement of children everywhere, Google began developing a Santa Tracker in 2004. For anyone who hasn't had to pause Christmas Eve festivities to virtually stalk Santa Claus, Santa Tracker allows kids (and adults) to look up what part of the world St. Nick is vis... [PRNewser]

Are Corporate Social Responsibility Projects Worth the Money? - Posted December 19, 2012
Yesterday's Q&A concerned Teneshia Jackson-Warner's vision of a PR/marketing industry focused on "serving" rather than "selling"--or providing work that truly im... [PRNewser]

Microsoft 'Comms Guy' Challenges Google Rep to a Twitter Duel - Posted December 17, 2012
Frank X. Shaw is Microsoft's "top comms guy". He doesn't think too much of rival Google's attempts to go highbrow in the PR sphere--and he let thousands of people know about it on Twitter this weekend. Let's unravel the roots of this little ... [PRNewser]

Social Media Newsfeed: Spotify Updates | Foursquare Events - Posted December 7, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook To Host Windows 8 Hackathon - Posted November 29, 2012
Facebook loves to run hackathons, where developers have 24 hours to come up with the best application possible. Earlier this year, Facebook managed ... [AllFacebook]

Microsoft Obtains a Patent for Augmented Reality Glasses - Posted November 29, 2012
According to Charles Arthur of the Guardian, Microsoft has obtained a patent for augmented reality glasses, and the possibilities for semantic technology to be incorporated are endless. Arthur wr... [semanticweb.com]

Facebook Taps Google's William Easton To Lead Operations In Australia, New Zealand - Posted November 26, 2012
Facebook filled a post that has been open since February, tapping Google Asia-Pacific Head of Mobile and Social William Easton to lead its operations in ... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Black Friday Tech | Pinterest Calendar - Posted November 21, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Taking Text And Sentiment Analytics To The Masses - Posted November 20, 2012
Text and sentiment analytics for the masses. That could be a tagline for Semantria, which lets users put the technology to work in a pay-as-you-go cloud model. Not only that, but it lets customers deploy a plug-in to run analytics of unstructured content, extracting entities, themes, sentiment, categori... [semanticweb.com]

Taking Text And Sentiment Analytics To The Masses - Posted November 20, 2012
Text and sentiment analytics for the masses. That could be a tagline for Semantria, which lets users put the technology to work in a pay-as-you-go cloud model. Not only that, but it lets customers deploy a plug-in to run analytics of unstructured content, extracting entities, themes, sentiment, categori... [AllTwitter]

Oprah Uses Apple iPad to Endorse Microsoft Surface - Posted November 19, 2012
The public understands the challenges of brand consistency in the digital age. With so many distractions unfolding so continuously and quickly, it's easy to go off message or reveal a failure in a brand's promise or values. Just as that dangerous mix of human fallibility and technical reliability ... [PRNewser]

Oprah Uses Apple iPad to Endorse Microsoft Surface - Posted November 19, 2012
The public understands the challenges of brand consistency in the digital age. With so many distractions unfolding so continuously and quickly, it's easy to go off message or reveal a failure in a brand's promise or values. Just as that dangerous mix of human fallibility and technical reliability ... [AgencySpy]

Yahoo, Facebook Talking Search? Not Likely - Posted November 19, 2012
A report surfaced in U.K. newspaper ... [Lost Remote]

Yahoo, Facebook Talking Search? Not Likely - Posted November 19, 2012
A report surfaced in U.K. newspaper ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Mines 2012 Election 'I'm Voting' Data - Posted November 16, 2012
Facebook's Data Science team parsed the 9 million users they say clicked on the ... [AllFacebook]

Yandex Takes To The iPad - Posted November 15, 2012
Search engine Yandex, which like Google, Bing and Yahoo takes advantage of sites using schema.org markup to improve the display of search results, today released a search app for the iPad. The other major search providers have already accounted for the iPad in their search portfolios. According... [semanticweb.com]

GoodRelations Fully Integrated with Schema.org - Posted November 9, 2012
Schema.org has announced that GoodRel... [semanticweb.com]

GoodRelations Fully Integrated with Schema.org - Posted November 9, 2012
Schema.org has announced that GoodRel... [AllTwitter]

Windows Live Messenger Merging Into Skype - Posted November 6, 2012
As part of a planned phase-out of Windows Messenger, the service's users can now reach their contacts using Skype, Microsoft said today. Messenger users who sign in to the latest version of Skype using a Microsoft account... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Encourages Users To Vote In 2012 Election - Posted November 6, 2012
It's Election Day 2012, and with democracy in full swing, Facebook wants users to know how they can participate. Facebook users will have a hard time missing the reminder. First, users over the age of 18 will see a message at the top of their news feed reminding them to go vote,... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Buzz Greater For Obama Than Romney Ahead Of Election Day - Posted November 5, 2012
With more than 110,000 political Facebook pages in the U.S. and more than 11,000 U.S.-based pages for politicians,... [AllFacebook]

32 GB Microsoft Surface Has 'Approximately' 16 GB of Free Space - Posted November 5, 2012
Your Microsoft Surface tablet might have a lot less space than you originally imagined. One ... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Rumor: Microsoft to Replace Windows Live Messenger with Skype - Posted November 5, 2012
Microsoft will soon be replacing Windows Live Messenger with Skype, according to a report by The Verge. The company is expected to retire the instant messaging service and integrate it into Skype in the next few months. Th... [SocialTimes.com]

Find Your Polling Place Via Facebook - Posted November 5, 2012
Can't find that slip of paper telling you where to cast your vote in the presidential election Tuesday? Don't worry, Facebook is here to help. An application on the U.S. Politics on Facebook page directs voters to their polling place, based on their address. Facebook announced Monday that users ... [AllFacebook]

Is Apple's Design Sense Dated? - Posted November 1, 2012
For a company often praised for its sleek, hyper-modern design aesthetic, Apple seems conflicted about the future of its user interfaces. In the wake of a staffing shake-up that went under-reported thanks to Hurricane Sandy, the company seems to be in the midst of a subtle but certain visual re-branding. A New... [PRNewser]

Bringing your social graph to TV, meet Stevie - Posted October 31, 2012
Stevie, a Tel Aviv-based startup has a mission to change the way we consume social on TV. The company, which "turns your Facebook and Twitter into a beautiful television experience," launched at TechCrunch Disrupt is announcing a b... [Lost Remote]

Is Microsoft 'Cool' Now, or Was This Just a Big Stunt? - Posted October 26, 2012
A couple of weeks ago we poked fun at Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for his brilliant plan to make the tech dinosaur "cool" despite th... [PRNewser]

Skype Introduces Facebook Login - Posted October 24, 2012
In an update of its desktop clients, Skype is boosting ease of use by supporting Facebook login and multiple chat windows. With all chats funneled into different tabs in the same window, it's easy for a user to lose track of which message is happening in which chat room. Given the service's... [SocialTimes.com]

Will the Public Tire of Apple's Endless Product Rollout? - Posted October 22, 2012
Here we go again. Apple launches yet another highly-anticipated product amid a media whirlwind/ hype machine set to whip up the public like a bowl of meringue. And it works. Every time. This time, as we're sure you know, it's the ... [PRNewser]

Microsoft Engineer Mark Zuckerberg? It Could Have Happened - Posted October 22, 2012
Reporting for work at ... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Zuck Speaks | iPad Mini | Instagram-Twitter Integration - Posted October 22, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

UPDATED: Facebook PAC Donates More To Republicans; Employees Favor Democrats - Posted October 16, 2012
Facebook's political-action committee, fbPAC, continued to hit its like ... [AllFacebook]

What's Next in the 'Do Not Track' Ad Debate? - Posted October 16, 2012
[caption id="attachment_47678" align="alignleft" width="189"] Advertisers must have their precious data...[/caption] The Western world has a strange relationship with advertising: We really hate it when ads g... [PRNewser]

Facebook Adds 7 Antivirus Marketplace Partners - Posted October 16, 2012
Facebook introduced its Antivirus Marketplace in A... [AllFacebook]

Ballmer's Brilliant Plan: Make Microsoft 'Cool' - Posted October 12, 2012
When you try to think of the most groundbreaking "devices and services" company in the world today, the first name that comes to mind is...Microsoft, right? No? Well, CEO Steve Ballmer wants to change all that, and he's got a ... [PRNewser]

A Fertile Field For Semantic Tech: Social CRM - Posted October 10, 2012
[caption id="attachment_32636" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Image Courtesy; Flickr/Sean MacEntee[/caption]   When it comes to social CRM, it's a world of semantics, and text and sentiment analytics. Recently Gartner released its ... [semanticweb.com]

Facebook Teams Up With Google, Microsoft, Others To Create WebPlatform.org, A Developer Support Hub - Posted October 8, 2012
Facebook may have a tricky relationship with HTML5, but it still wants developers all over the Web to learn how to use it efficiently. The social network recently partne... [AllFacebook]

Napkin Labs' Superfans 2.0 Shows Trending Facebook Brand Advocates - Posted October 4, 2012
There are fans, then there are Superfans. Napkin Labs announced to AllFacebook Thursday that it has launched the newest version of its Superfans application. Superfans 2.0 is a new-and-improved ve... [Lost Remote]

Napkin Labs' Superfans 2.0 Shows Trending Facebook Brand Advocates - Posted October 4, 2012
There are fans, then there are Superfans. Napkin Labs announced to AllFacebook Thursday that it has launched the newest version of its Superfans application. Superfans 2.0 is a new-and-improved ve... [AllFacebook]

Will Facebook Be Worth $1 Trillion? - Posted October 3, 2012
Are you tired of debating about Facebook's stock pric... [AllFacebook]

Microsoft and Agawi Invite Developers to Bring Mid-Core and MMO Games to Windows 8 - Posted October 1, 2012
Microsoft is hoping to have plenty of games ready for download when the software company launches the new Windows 8 on October 26th. Developers can get in now through the Agawi Game Partner "AGP Gold" Program. Selected games will be featured on the Agawi Windows 8 app on the day of... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Gifts | YouTube Video | Twitter in Search - Posted September 28, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Mark Zuckerberg Plummets On Forbes' List Of Richest Americans - Posted September 19, 2012
Since Facebook went public earlier this year, it's been a rough time for Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg's bank account. As his net worth has declined, Zuckerberg ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Touts Launch Of A Platform For Good - Posted September 12, 2012
A Platform for Good, a new online resource from the ... [AllFacebook]

Mark Zuckerberg Keeping His Facebook Shares For At Least A Year - Posted September 5, 2012
Early major investor Peter Thiel has dumped much of his Facebook stock, as have Co-Founder Dustin Moskovitz, ... [AllFacebook]

Real-Time NLP And The Cloud Are Key To Online Recipe And Shopping Service Whisk - Posted September 5, 2012
What do you get when you mix two parts natural language processing with a little personalization, and add in a dash of the cloud? The answer is Whisk, a U.K. company building a service that lets users purchase the ingredients for any recipe they find on the Internet. "The crux of it... [semanticweb.com]

Boston Considers Voter Registration Via Facebook - Posted August 23, 2012
In Washington state, you can register to vote through Facebook. Now city leaders in Boston are ... [AllFacebook]

Microsoft to Launch Election Hub on X-Box Live - Posted August 23, 2012
Microsoft has announced the launch of "Election 2012 on Xbox LIVE," an interactive voting experience that merges the two worlds of video games and real-life American politics into one Xbox 360 console. Starting August 27, voters will be able to read up on the candidates and the issues, make an informed... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Deleting Inflammatory Content In India - Posted August 21, 2012
Facebook has been complying with a request by the government of Ind... [AllFacebook]

Microsoft And Facebook Director Peter Thiel Unload Stock - Posted August 20, 2012
It was rumored that Facebook Director Peter Thiel was going to sell some of his stock in the social network when it was possible. The r... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: No Facebook Deal | AT&T and FaceTime | Zynga Stock - Posted August 20, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Twitter API Changes | Instagram Update | New Ustream App - Posted August 17, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Files Countersuit In Patent-Infringement Case Vs. Mitel Networks - Posted August 15, 2012
When Facebook faced a patent-infringement lawsuit by Yah... [AllFacebook]

Netflix CEO And Microsoft Support Facebook Stock - Posted August 10, 2012
Not everyone is dumping Facebook stock like dirty laundry. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings ... [AllFacebook]

Tell Me How You Really Feel: Yammer and Kanjoya Partner To Help Companies Gauge Employee Sentiment - Posted August 2, 2012
What are employees really feeling? For the business that dares to find out, the Yammer enterprise social network is offering a way to gain some insight int... [semanticweb.com]

Hello Outlook, Goodbye Hotmail - Posted August 1, 2012
One million people and counting have switched to Outlook since Microsoft announced that it was retiring its Hotmail brand. This could be the most disruptive thing to happen to email since Gmail offered a roomier inbox. A preview of the service launched on Tuesday... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Fallout | New Digg | Tumblr 'Holmies' - Posted August 1, 2012
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Microsoft Rebrands Hotmail As Outlook, Adds Facebook Integration - Posted July 31, 2012
Microsoft's latest attempt to beef up its ... [AllFacebook]

Report: 2/3 Of European CIOs Still Block Facebook - Posted July 25, 2012
Despite the emergence of Facebook and other social networks as valuable sales, marketing, and communications tools for businesses, a recent study of 550 ... [AllFacebook]

LinkedIn to Integrate with the New Microsoft Outlook - Posted July 25, 2012
Email hasn't gone away yet, especially not at work. When Microsoft releases the next version of its Office software, professionals will be able to collaborate more easily with their LinkedIn connections in Outlook. The professional network's new integration with the office productivity softwa... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook's Pre-Earnings Call PR Blitz Shifts Focus Away From Financial Results - Posted July 24, 2012
Leading up to Facebook's first-ever earnings call as a ... [AllFacebook]

UPDATED: Facebook Lobbying Continues Record-Breaking Pace Following IPO - Posted July 23, 2012
In Facebook's first lobbying disclosure filing with the U.S. Senate since ... [AllFacebook]

Donald Baer to head Burson-Marsteller; Mark Penn to Microsoft - Posted July 19, 2012
Donald A. Baer, who served as White House communications director under President Bill Clinton, has been named global chief executive officer of ... [PRNewser]

Facebook Users Claim Malware Checkpoint Locked Their Accounts - Posted July 13, 2012
The Malware Checkpoint Facebook launched Tuesday is running into some issues, with reports of users being locked... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Launches Malware Checkpoint - Posted July 10, 2012
Facebook continued its fight against malware with Tuesday's la... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: RIM's Sinking Ship | Chrome on iOS | Tumblr Pinned Posts - Posted June 29, 2012
Click here to receive this Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Microsoft Buys Yammer | Facebook Board Finally Gets a Woman | Angry Birds In China - Posted June 26, 2012
Click here to receive this Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Another RIM Sale Rumor | Larry Page Loses Voice | Facebook's 'Find Friends Nearby' - Posted June 25, 2012
Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

LG, Microsoft Seek To Give Siri Some More Competition - Posted June 21, 2012
Siri's got more company: LG Electronics Quick Voice is scheduled to make its appearance on the LG Optimus Vu Android smart phones at the end of the month. Now there are three voice-enabled mobile personal assistants, including the ... [semanticweb.com]

The Semantic Link - The SemTechBiz Recap - June, 2012 - Posted June 19, 2012
On Friday, June 15, a group of Semantic thought leaders from around the globe met with their host and colleague, Paul Mil... [semanticweb.com]

Microsoft Unveils the Surface PC [Video] - Posted June 19, 2012
Have you seen Microsoft's latest PC? Launched yesterday in Hollywood, the new Microsoft "Surface" PC is a tablet and laptop all in one. It is essentially a tablet with a snap on laptop base. It has a built in stand, and looks to provide the experience of a laptop with the... [SocialTimes.com]

Panelists Say Social Apps Can Lead to Rape | Microsoft Unveils Tablets | Group to Facebook: Don't Target Ads to Kids - Posted June 19, 2012
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YouTube Weighs Paid Subscriptions | Sources: Microsoft Considers $1.2B Yammer Buy | Facebook to Respond to Lawsuits - Posted June 15, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook, Others Summoned To Appear Before Indian Trial Court Sept. 22 - Posted June 11, 2012
A criminal case in India involving Facebook and several other Internet companies moved one step f... [AllFacebook]

SemTech's Schema.org Panelists Talk Openness, Adoption, Interoperability - Posted June 6, 2012
[caption id="attachment_29683" align="alignnone" width="475" caption="Panelists: Ivan Herman (Moderator), Dan Brickley, R.V. Guha, Peter Mika, Steve Macbeth, Jeffrey Preston, Alexandre Shubin, Evan Sandhaus"]... [AllTwitter]

SemTech's Schema.org Panelists Talk Openness, Adoption, Interoperability - Posted June 6, 2012
[caption id="attachment_29683" align="alignnone" width="475" caption="Panelists: Ivan Herman (Moderator), Dan Brickley, R.V. Guha, Peter Mika, Steve Macbeth, Jeffrey Preston, Alexandre Shubin, Evan Sandhaus"]... [semanticweb.com]

Report: Yahoo, Facebook Patent Talks Intensify - Posted June 4, 2012
Executives from ... [AllFacebook]

IBM & SAP Support Microsoft Standardization Move - Posted May 29, 2012
... [semanticweb.com]

Facebook Smartphone in the Works? | Apple Rejects Flattr Apps | Wayne Coyne Talks Twitter - Posted May 29, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Microsoft Targets Students With So.cl - Posted May 22, 2012
Under the cover of the Facebook IPO, Microsoft and its FUSE labs launched a social network/research project called So.cl that will focus on sharing among the youths. ... [PRNewser]

Microsoft Quietly Launches Potential Facebook Competitor So.cl - Posted May 22, 2012
On the heels of the highly anticipated Facebook initial public offering, tech biggie ... [AllFacebook]

Expert Schema.org Panel Finalized for #SemTechBiz San Francisco Program - Posted May 21, 2012
Q: What do Google, Microsoft, Yahoo!, Yandex, the New York Times, and The Walt Disney Company have in common? A: schema.org On June 2, 2011, schema.org was launched with little fanfare, but it quickly received a lot of attention. Now, almost exactly one year later, we have assembled a ... [semanticweb.com]

Expert Schema.org Panel Finalized for #SemTechBiz San Francisco Program - Posted May 21, 2012
Q: What do Google, Microsoft, Yahoo!, Yandex, the New York Times, and The Walt Disney Company have in common? A: schema.org On June 2, 2011, schema.org was launched with little fanfare, but it quickly received a lot of attention. Now, almost exactly one year later, we have assembled a ... [AllTwitter]

Surprise! Mark Zuckerberg Gets Married | Pakistan Blocks Twitter Over Cartoon Contest | Microsoft Launches Academic Social Network - Posted May 21, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

CNBC Tracking Worth Of Major Facebook Shareholders' Stakes In Real-Time - Posted May 18, 2012
Now that trading of Facebook stock is under way, CNBC launche... [AllFacebook]

INFOGRAPHIC: Which Sellers In Facebook's IPO Are Selling More Shares; Which Stood Pat? - Posted May 17, 2012
Don't you just love a good infographic? Earlier today, we spotted this interesting vis... [AllFacebook]

UPDATED: Facebook IPO Priced At $38 Per Share - Posted May 17, 2012
The much-ballyhooed Facebook initial public offering will open trading Friday morning at $38 per share, the top end of the rang... [AllFacebook]

Bing Gets a Makeover - Posted May 14, 2012
Lance Ulanoff of Mashable reports, "Bing has been reinvented, offering enhanced search results that... [semanticweb.com]

Bing Goes Social | Facebook-Instagram Probe | Twitter Followers Stop Almost-Suicide - Posted May 11, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Bing Redesign Includes Social Sidebar Column With More Facebook Integration - Posted May 10, 2012
Microsoft introduced an update to its Bing... [AllFacebook]

Facebook's Uphill Battle Vs. Child Pornography - Posted May 7, 2012
The uphill battle that Facebook faces on a daily basis to curb inappropriate content such as ... [AllFacebook]

Revolving Door: Jimmy Kimmel, the Top 6 Monthlies, Ryan Seacrest, and More - Posted April 30, 2012
... [PRNewser]

Volume, Emotion, Sponsorship: What Brands Have An Edge on Social Media Strategies? - Posted April 30, 2012
Market Strategies International recently released the first edition of what it says will be an annual Social Media Brand Index, a measure for brands both of consumer-generated soci... [semanticweb.com]

Facebook Embraces Antivirus, Faces Protesters | WordPress Is a Powerhouse - Posted April 26, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Debuts Antivirus Marketplace - Posted April 25, 2012
The ... [AllFacebook]

Catching Up With Yandex: What Russia's Leading Search Engine Has To Say About Schema.org - Posted April 25, 2012
In November Russian search engine Yandex joined Google, Microsoft Bing, and Yahoo! to collaborate on schema.org. The Semantic Web Blog recently caught up by email with Alexander Shubin, Yandex product... [AllTwitter]

Catching Up With Yandex: What Russia's Leading Search Engine Has To Say About Schema.org - Posted April 25, 2012
Update: Yandex today (April 26th) reported that net income in the first three months of 2012 rose 53 percent from the same period last year to 1.26 billion rubles ($43 million) as text-based advertising revenue rose, according to ... [semanticweb.com]

Report: Facebook IPO May Be Delayed Yet Again - Posted April 24, 2012
Remember that May 17 date for the Facebook ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook and Microsoft's AOL Patents | YouTube and Twitter's New Ads - Posted April 24, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Acquires 650 AOL Patents From Microsoft - Posted April 23, 2012
Facebook reached an agreement with Microsoft to acquire about 650 of the 925 or so patents and patent applications the software giant a... [AllFacebook]

How To Score A Return On Investment In Facebook - Posted April 17, 2012
Companies struggle to measure, let alone earn, a return on investment in Facebook marketing, but we've learned of a breakthrough in this regard. ... [AllFacebook]

Microsoft Likes Its Latest Facebook Project - Posted April 10, 2012
As one of the earliest investors in Facebook, Microsoft stands to gain a great deal from the social network's initial public offer next month... [AllFacebook]

OpenMenu Serves Up Structured Data Standards For the Restaurant Industry - Posted April 9, 2012
What's on the markup menu for the restaurant industry? Among the schema.org tags for marking up web pages is one for restaurants, which includes item properties for priceRange, servesCuisine, place, and menu, among others. Restaurants that use the markup language to structure their data are promi... [AllTwitter]

OpenMenu Serves Up Structured Data Standards For the Restaurant Industry - Posted April 9, 2012
What's on the markup menu for the restaurant industry? Among the schema.org tags for marking up web pages is one for restaurants, which includes item properties for priceRange, servesCuisine, place, and menu, among others. Restaurants that use the markup language to structure their data are promi... [semanticweb.com]

AOL Sells Microsoft Patents for $1 Billion in Cash - Posted April 9, 2012
Now this is how you start a week: Aol is selling 800 patents to Microsoft for $1.056 billion in straight cash, homey. Aol is keeping over 300 patents related to advertising, search, content management and more. As part of the deal, Microsoft has a non-exclusive license to th... [Fishbowl NY]

AOL Sells Microsoft Patents for $1 Billion in Cash - Posted April 9, 2012
Now this is how you start a week: Aol is selling 800 patents to Microsoft for $1.056 billion in straight cash, homey. Aol is keeping over 300 patents related to advertising, search, content management and more. As part of the deal, Microsoft has a non-exclusive license to th... [FishbowlNY]

Will Facebook Search Improvements Turn The Tables, Disrupt Relationships? - Posted April 3, 2012
Late last week Bloomberg Businessweek reported that Facebook is working on an improved search engine with 20 developers under the direction of former Google engineer Lars Rasmussen, who joined the socia... [semanticweb.com]

Facebook Search | From Reddit to Wedding | TweetDeck Back to Normal - Posted April 2, 2012
Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. Welcome to the Morning Social Media Newsfeed! Here, we... [SocialTimes.com]

Smart Ad Sophistication Lacking in News Industry, To Its Peril - Posted March 22, 2012
The Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism State of the News Media 2012 report was just published, and among the findings is that efforts by most top news sites to monetize the web in their own right are still limited. Few news companies, it reports, "have made much progress... [semanticweb.com]

Time to Get On With Schema.Org? - Posted March 19, 2012
Need another reason for bringing semantic smarts to your web site? Maybe you can find it in a post at Search Engine Land, which includes a piece of a podcast from an SXSW session, and a transcription of it, featuring Google's head of webspam team Matt Cutts (over ... [semanticweb.com]

Google Puts New Privacy Policy Into Effect, And Stage Is Set For More Personalized Products Even As Google Plus Pickup Is Slow - Posted March 1, 2012
ComScore this week issued a report that wasn't particularly flattering to Google Plus. It noted that users spent just 3.3 minutes on the social network in January compared to 7.5 hours for Facebook. Much discussion revolved around the fact that Google last month touted that the service had grown to 90... [semanticweb.com]

News360's Updated Windows Phone App Designed Around Microsoft Metro UI Concepts - Posted February 23, 2012
Personalized news app News360 yesterday updated its Windows Phone application, which makes up one of what's still a relatively few 50,000 apps for the platform in the Windows Phone Marketplace. Right now, the device platform has just under 2 percent of the smartphone OS market, but that could change: Analyst firm... [semanticweb.com]

Microsoft's Clash With Google Over Privacy Settings May Be Part of a Larger Problem - Posted February 21, 2012
Google's policies are once again under scrutiny as Microsoft and others have caught the company circumventing users' privacy settings to track them with cookies. But Google representatives have pointed out that they are not alone. It all started with Apple's Safari Web browser. According to the ... [SocialTimes.com]

Microsoft Launches Social Media Trend-watcher, msnNOW - Posted February 16, 2012
Microsoft launched its foray into social and search-powered news aggregation, msnNOW. According to the site's description, "... [10,000 Words]

Geosocial Networking - What's In It for the User? - Posted February 16, 2012
When, where and how much to share are big issues when it comes to social media, especially now that geolocation and search have gone social. But the panelists at a Social Media Week event on Tuesday night agreed that the rewards of connecting onli... [SocialTimes.com]

Just How Personal Is Geosocial Networking Going To Get? - Posted February 15, 2012
When Google plus Your World came out, many critics were underwhelmed. Although there were privacy concerns about personalized search results, the site's social media elements were actually conservative considering the arsenal of tools available for finding people online. At a... [SocialTimes.com]

Steve Jobs Stars in Another Comic Book - Posted January 17, 2012
Bluewater Productions has released a new comic book biography called Steve Jobs: Founder of Apple. The 32-page comic features cover art by Joe Phillips, pencils by Chris Schmidt and a script by C.W. Cooke. According to Bluewater, the comic was inspired by success of... [GalleyCat]

Steve Jobs Stars in Another Comic Book - Posted January 17, 2012
Bluewater Productions has released a new comic book biography called Steve Jobs: Founder of Apple. The 32-page comic features cover art by Joe Phillips, pencils by Chris Schmidt and a script by C.W... [semanticweb.com]

Microsoft Unveils New Social Network So.cl - Posted December 27, 2011
Microsoft is joining the increasingly crowded social media market, recently going public with So.cl. Not to worry -- this is not Microsoft's attempt to take on Facebook, Google+ or Twitter. So what exactly is So.cl, pronounced social? In short, it's a social network geared at helping students interested in social media. Microsoft... [TVSpy]

Microsoft's #DroidRage Campaign Gives Away Free Phones To Those Who Tweet Disses About Android - Posted December 13, 2011
Considering switching your Android device for a Windows phone? Now's your chance - as long as you're willing to say something nasty about your old phone. Microsoft is running a semi-unofficial-but-still-official Twitt... [AllTwitter]

Everyone's Getting Connected with the Boob Tube - Posted December 7, 2011
If Fred is the future of connected TV, please allow me to disconnect. It is a time when TVs that are aligned with and act like our computers -- smart TVs -- are the ones on... [PRNewser]

Reddit User Discovers Hotmail Phishing Scam - Posted November 16, 2011
[caption id="attachment_84331" align="alignright" width="175" caption="govinfosecurity"][/caption] When a user of the social news sharing platform Reddit decided to investigate if a phishing message he'd received had actually worked, he discovered it had. A little bit of sleuthing revealed more than 47,000 stolen identities from Hotmail.com and MSN.... [SocialTimes.com]

New Website Tools Translate Veteran Skills into 500,000 Private-Sector Jobs - Posted November 11, 2011
Just in time for Veterans Day and with the troops coming home, the Federal government introduced new website tools designed to help veterans use the skills they learned from military service to find a job in the civilian sector. My N... [SocialTimes.com]

BREAKING: Schema.org announces intent to support RDFa Lite! - Posted November 11, 2011
Last month, we reported on the new RDFa 1.1 Lite proposal by Ben Adida. In our recent podcast... [AllTwitter]

Searches Powered by Microsoft Bing Increasing at an Impressive Rate [Infographic] - Posted November 11, 2011
Without a doubt Google owns a majority of U.S. search traffic on the Internet. But, according to Experian's Hitwise report Microsoft's Bing might be coming up the ranks as it continues month after month gradually wearing down Google's control over search traffic. With that said, if your current SEO strategy has... [SocialTimes.com]

Microsoft Marketplace Extra Site Provides Windows Phone App Recommendations - Posted November 2, 2011
The Microsoft Windows Phone smartphone platforms currently trails way behind market leaders iPhone, Android and even the troubled BlackBerry. However, if new phones from Microsoft's primary hardware partner Nokia builds marketshare, new Windows Phone owners will need a way to find great apps for work... [SocialTimes.com]

Viral Radar: Microsoft Reveals Their Vision Of Future Productivity - Posted October 31, 2011
An amazing new video that was uploaded earlier this week to the Microsoft Office videos YouTube channel and is going viral today, reveals Microsoft's vision of the future. In the future, according to the video's description, "tech... [SocialTimes.com]

Google & Microsoft Jealous of Siri? - Posted October 25, 2011
Apple's Siri interface has been attracting derision from higher-ups at Google and M... [semanticweb.com]

The Semantic Link - Episode 11, October 2011 - Posted October 17, 2011
On Friday, October 14, a group of Semantic thought leaders from around the globe met with their host and colleague, Paul Miller, for the... [semanticweb.com]

Microsoft Brings Broad Range of TV Shows to Xbox - Posted October 7, 2011
The holidays will bring the owners of the Xbox 360 a broad range of TV shows and other entertainment content through their gaming consoles. Microsoft announced that the company is partnering with Comcast, HBO, Bravo, Verizon's FiOS service and others with the intent to bring on-demand and live television content to... [SocialTimes.com]

Xbox Companion App for Windows Phone Can Navigate and Control Xbox 360 Content - Posted October 6, 2011
If you have an Xbox 360 and a Windows Phone, you will have an app that brings the two products a lot closer together in the future. The Xbox Companion App will be available for free for Windows Phone. It will let Windows Phone users control content on an Xbox 360. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Which Social Media Company Has the Smartest People? - Posted October 3, 2011
Facebook, right? It's always Facebook! And, to a certain extent, this is true. When you look at the war for talent currently being waged in Silicon Valley, Facebook is one of... [SocialTimes.com]

Windows Phone 7.5 Update Being Delivered. Feels Like My Phone is Faster & Better Now - Posted September 28, 2011
[caption id="attachment_79677" align="alignleft" width="212" caption="Example of new Windows Phone 7.5 threaded messaging."][/caption]Microsoft Windows Phone 7.5 (pre-launch codename "Mango") was released as an update for the first generation Windows Phone 7 devices this week. ... [SocialTimes.com]

What Twitter Thinks About Windows 8 [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted September 28, 2011
Windows 8, the latest version of Microsoft's operating system, is looking like a much-needed leap forward for the Redmond-based company... and that's got people talking on Twitter. Microsoft gave in in-depth preview of their new OS at their Build Windows conference a fortnight ag... [AllTwitter]

Schema.org Workshop - A Path Forward - Posted September 22, 2011
[caption id="attachment_23388" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="schema.org Leadership Panel; L-to-R: Michael O'Connor (Microsoft), John Giannandrea (Google), Charlie Jiang (Microsoft), Kavi Goel (Google), R.V. Guha (Google), Steve MacBeth (Microsoft), Gaurav Mishra (Yahoo), Peter Mika (Yahoo) "]... [semanticweb.com]

First Impression: Windows 8 Preview on a Netbook with a Touch Display - Posted September 14, 2011
Microsoft is betting not one but two farms on Windows 8. It was made available to the public in a preview release this week as part of activity for the Microsoft Build conference for hardware and software developers. Microsoft R... [SocialTimes.com]

Microsoft Licenses Jinni's Semantic Video Search Technology...But What Will They Use It For? - Posted September 8, 2011
Today Jinni, taste-and-mood based discovery engine for TV and movies, has announced that Microsoft has licensed their semantic video discovery technology. Jinni's technology is a one-of-a-kind service that allows viewers to easily find content according to mood, plot, style and mo... [SocialTimes.com]

Microsoft Steady As She Goes With Windows Phone - Posted September 7, 2011
All of the uncertainty in the smartphone market has been beneficial to Microsoft, who is steadily working to make Windows Phone a viable option. HP's retreat from the market took a competitor ou... [SocialTimes.com]

Dell Targets IT Pros with October Event - Posted September 6, 2011
  From October 12 through 14, Dell World 2011 will host IT decisionmakers at an inaugural conference in Austin, TX aimed at this niche group. While some conferences, tech-specific or otherwise, tout their colossalness with attendance figures in the tens of thousands, this conference is purposely sta... [PRNewser]

Infolinks Introduces Self-Service Semantic Advertising - Posted August 22, 2011
Online advertising that leverages semantic technology is expanding to the do-it-yourself model. Infolinks today is launching its self-service in-text advertising marketplace. The company says the service is designed to speed advertisers' ability to create in-text ad campaigns, which work in the Infolin... [AllTwitter]

HP Drops Out of Tablet War - Posted August 19, 2011
[caption id="attachment_26047" align="alignleft" width="320" caption="'Glee's Lea Michele in a TouchPad ad"][/caption] In a sad but not entirely surprising move, Silicon Valley's ... [PRNewser]

Scott Adams' (Dilbert creator) Smartphone Challenge Winner Declared. And, It Is... Windows Phone 7 - Posted August 19, 2011
[caption id="attachment_75047" align="alignleft" width="186" caption="Samsung Focus."][/caption]Earlier this month, I noted that Scott Adams, Dilbert creator and cartoonist, took up a challenge from Microsoft's Brandon Watson (Director for developer experience of Windows Phone 7) to try out a Windows Phone 7 device he (Brandon) would p... [SocialTimes.com]

No Updates for Windows Phone 7 After Mango App Updates Rolls Out. Disaster in the Making? - Posted August 16, 2011
Microsoft's "Mango" update for Windows Phone is will be available in some form next month. The update is a significant one that includes movement to multitasking, enhanced voice commands and integration of the People Hub with Twitter. The Windows Phone Developer Blog offers a number of tips for developers who will... [SocialTimes.com]

What Do You Think Is Being Promoted Here? - Posted August 10, 2011
To answer the above question, you have to wait until nearly the end of this clip, and then it becomes very apparent. ... [PRNewser]

Everyone in the World Reacts to the U.S.'s S&P Downgrade - Posted August 8, 2011
[caption id="attachment_25475" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="President Obama speaking about the S&P downgrade today. Photo: Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images"][/caption] The Dow has closed down 617 points. And the devil is making ... [PRNewser]

WordPress 1.2 for Windows Phone: Landscape Editing, UI Improvements & More - Posted August 4, 2011
WordPress for iOS (was iPhone) went through a multi-year transformation from a promising but bug-ridden app to a functional one. It looks like WordPress for Windows Phone 7 has avoided a similar track. However, although it had not not been plagued by the crashes and login problems that the iOS version... [SocialTimes.com]

Scott Adams (Dilbert) Took Up Microsoft's Windows Phone Challenge - Posted August 3, 2011
[caption id="attachment_72778" align="alignleft" width="225" caption="Image courtesy of AOL Joystiq."][/caption]There's a saying that there's no such thing as bad publicity. And, it looks like Microsoft's Brandon Watson (Director for developer expe... [SocialTimes.com]

Microsoft Providing Developer Tools To Access Windows Live - Posted July 27, 2011
If you use mobile apps that work with Facebook or Twitter then you are probably familiar with the process for giving those apps permission to access your account on those services. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Microsoft Apologizes For Trying To Cash In On Amy Winehouse On Twitter - Posted July 25, 2011
Microsoft's UK PR team made a huge Twitter (and just plain common sense) misstep earlier today when they tried to direct grieving Amy Winehouse fans to purchase her album on Zune. Read on for details about this Twitter fumble. This is yet another lesson in thinking before you press "send"... [AllTwitter]

Bing Brings It On (RDFa, That Is) - Posted July 21, 2011
The Twittersphere is buzzing about the Semantic Web at last grabbing onto the hearts and minds of the whole web community. It started off with a tweet from Juan Sequeda - a contributor to The Semantic Web Blog and a well-known figure in our area - that reads:         A follow-up message explains: ... [semanticweb.com]

Microsoft Opened Messenger Connect to Android & iOS Developers: SkyDrive, Hotmail, Messenger - Posted July 21, 2011
Microsoft has a curious set of disconnected multi-platform mobile strategies. For example, Microsoft licensed Exchange ActiveSync to Google. This let Google offer cloud based syncing of phones for email, calendar events and contacts before Microsoft itself. Google offered cloud based calendar and contacts sync for W... [SocialTimes.com]

Why Should Firms Perform Social Media Security Checks? - Posted July 18, 2011
Image by knoe.com Firms should to get up to speed and regulate or investigate the need for their company to check and see if their security cleared staff c... [SocialTimes.com]

Microsoft Launching a Social Network Called 'Tulalip'? - Posted July 18, 2011
  Microsoft skidded on the social media realm yesterday when it prematurely introduced, what some pundits are calling, the computer company's own version of their social networking platform. According to reports from ComputerWorld and ... [SocialTimes.com]

foursquare, Microsoft Combine Efforts on Windows Phone 7 App - Posted July 5, 2011
foursquare teamed up with Microsoft to develop a thoroughly revamped version of foursquare for Windows Phone 7, developed entirely on the location-based mobile app's open API. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Microsoft SkyDrive: 25GB Free Cloud Storage. Now Mobile Browser Friendly - Posted June 21, 2011
This announcement in Microsoft's Inside Windows Live blog does not mention anything about mobile browsers. Introducing SkyDrive for the modern web, built using HTML5 ... [SocialTimes.com]

The Semantic Link - Episode 7, June 2011 - Posted June 20, 2011
On Monday, June 20, a group of Semantic thought leaders from around the globe met with their host and colleague, Paul Miller, for the se... [semanticweb.com]

Test Drive Windows Phone Mango IE9 Browser on Your Desktop - Posted June 16, 2011
One of the things Microsoft did not bring up to date in Windows Phone 7 is its browser. While better than the even older browser technology used in Windows Mobile 6, Windows Phone's Internet Explorer 6 based browser lacks features found in modern mobile browsers like the ones use in the... [SocialTimes.com]

Messaging Apps Impact On Text Messaging - Posted June 10, 2011
The Wall Street Journal has an article today in which it suggests that Internet-based messaging apps like the Blackberry Messenger and the newly announced Apple iMessage are threatening text messaging serv... [SocialTimes.com]

Windows Phone "Mango" Integration with SkyDrive Could be a Productivity Game Changer - Posted June 8, 2011
SkyDrive lets you store up to 25GB of data for free in Microsoft's cloud. Its integration with Windows Phone 7 can be charitabily described as spotty. For example, photos can be uploaded directly to SkyDrive but video cannot. On the other hand, Windows Phone 7 has been able to automatically upload... [SocialTimes.com]

Windows 8: The "Post PC" PC Recalls Windows 1.0, UMPC & Xbox 360 - Posted June 2, 2011
Like many people I was fascinated by what Microsoft had to say about Windows 8. Previewing 'Windows 8' (Microsoft Press Pass) It is obviously focused on a tablet experience to address the iPad and its "Post PC" peers including A... [SocialTimes.com]

Windows Phone 7.5 "Mango" May Be More Social (than it already is) - Posted May 16, 2011
[caption id="attachment_62379" align="alignleft" width="180" caption="Image courtesy of windows phone dev podcast"][/caption]Windows Phone 7.5 (also known as "Mango") appears to be many months away from delivery to consumers. However, winrumors noted that the ... [SocialTimes.com]

Will Microsoft Use Skype To Compete With Google Voice? - Posted May 10, 2011
As we reported earlier today, Microsoft has announced that they are acquiring Skype. Articles on the acquisition on the Internet have range from claims ... [SocialTimes.com]

Tools Round Up: MyMediaInfo, Cision, ContentAide, and Skype - Posted May 10, 2011
MyMediaInfo has added an international media database to its offerings. The database includes information about journalists and other media contacts in Europe, Asia, South America, Australia, and Africa. The ... [PRNewser]

Does Your Press Release Need Some Multimedia Magic? - Posted May 9, 2011
To press release or not to press release? Isn't that always the question? Fact is, no matter how much people talk about the death of the press release, they're still used by many companies and marketers to get the word out. According to Laura Sturaitis, EVP of media services and product strategy... [PRNewser]

What's Augmented Reality? And Other Mobile Topics - Posted May 5, 2011
Don't we already live in an augmented reality? Kind of, but our reality will get even m... [PRNewser]

Microsoft & Nokia Sign Agreement Early-Acutely Aware of Time Pressure - Posted April 22, 2011
Two recent mobile platform analyst projections have placed Microsoft's Windows Phone platform as a solid if distant second place behind Android in 2015. This is difficult to imagine even among Windows Phone fans like me given the platform's distant fourth place position in 2011. The mo... [SocialTimes.com]

Add Insult to Injury: Windows Phone 7 Can't Create or View Microsoft PhotoSynth Panoramas. iPhones Can do Both - Posted April 20, 2011
I was very impressed after using Microsoft PhotoSynth for the iPhone to create a VR-like panoramic image viewable on PhotoSynth's website. Microsoft PhotoSynth for iPhone: Snap & Share Panoramas Subsequently, other people pointed out the irony that Mi... [SocialTimes.com]

Windows Phone Futures? Skype, Angry Birds, Mango - Posted April 14, 2011
Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 was well received by gadget reviewers after its Mobile World Congress 2010 announcement and November release (in the U.S.). Since then, however, there hasn't been much marketing of the platform. And, most of the news surrounding Windows Phone 7 has been the slow and painful rollout of... [SocialTimes.com]

Nokia's Human Cost for its Microsoft Windows Phone Strategy - Posted April 13, 2011
I am among the group that applauded when Nokia announced it would abandon Symbian as its primary smartphone platform in favor of Microsoft's Windows Phone. I continue to believe it is a good strategic move and am anxiously waiting for the first Nokia Windows Phone device to emerge. Unfortunately, there is always... [SocialTimes.com]

First On-Device Windows Phone 7 Screenshot by an Ordinary Blogger (me)? - Posted April 12, 2011
In the previous blog post, I wrote about Microsoft Research's amazing Windows Phone 7 software development app that lets you write software for Windows Phone right on the phone itself. Microsoft R... [SocialTimes.com]

Microsoft Research TouchStudio Makes Windows Phone a Game Changing Platform: Prepare to be Amazed - Posted April 12, 2011
It isn't often that a mobile app changes the way I think about the mobile computing world. But, Microsoft Research' TouchStudio app for Windows Phone 7 did just that. If fact, it or some production release follow-up product may help change the whole platform hierarchy in the next year or two.... [SocialTimes.com]

Gartner Says Microsoft Will Not have any Tablet Marketshare in 2015 - Posted April 12, 2011
Gartner has an interesting view of the tablet world in 2015. Gartner Says Apple iOS to Dominate the Media Tablet Market Through 2015, Owning More Than Half of It for the Next Three Years Gartner says that Apple's iOS and Google's Android will rule the 2015 tablet world with a com... [SocialTimes.com]

Exploring the Semantics of Yahoo Search Direct - Posted April 11, 2011
A couple of weeks ago Yahoo debuted a beta version of its Search Direct technology, which was seen as a competitor to Google Instant in that it shows search options as users begin typing in a query. There were also questions raised among those in the industry about h... [semanticweb.com]

Rahm Emanuel Embraces Open City Government - Posted April 8, 2011
Chicago2011.org reports that, "Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel visited Microsoft's offices downtown to discuss the great ideas coming from Chicagoans to this website, and propose further technology initiatives that City Hall can take to engage citizens, ... [AllTwitter]

Rahm Emanuel Embraces Open City Government - Posted April 8, 2011
Chicago2011.org reports that, "Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel visited Microsoft's offices downtown to discuss the great ideas coming from Chicagoans to this website, and propose further technology initiatives that City Hall can take to engage citizens, ... [semanticweb.com]

Bing for iPad: The Portal is Back, Baby! With a Hint of Windows Phone's Metro UI - Posted April 8, 2011
In the late 1990s and early 2000s, everyone wanted to have a web portal that would provide its users with everything they could possibly need: Email, news, reference material, and more. The idea was to attract and keep attention on a one-stop shop. The portal concept morphed into creating a rich... [SocialTimes.com]

Desktop Computers Will Soon Have a Mobile Device Interface Look - Posted April 5, 2011
The first Microsoft Windows CE based Handheld PCs where introduced during Fall Comdex 1996. Its interface looked like a small version of the Windows 95 desktop interface. This visual interface relationship was maintained in on all of the Pocket PC and Windows Mobile devices. This interface relationship between Windows on the... [SocialTimes.com]

Bing Tries to Help Japan on Twitter, Walks into a PR Nightmare - Posted March 14, 2011
Bing has been getting crucified for its March 12th tweet asking followers to retweet their post in exchange for a $1 donation to help victims of the devastation in Japan. The early Saturday morning tweet from @bing said "How can yo... [AllTwitter]

How to Handle Website Downtime (Hint: Use Twitter) [Study] - Posted March 8, 2011
If your website goes down, you'd better jump on Twitter. At least, that's the lesson of a recent study prepared by Microsoft Learning and Psychster Inc. The study was p... [AllTwitter]

Bing Ramps Up Use of Facebook Likes - Posted February 24, 2011
Bing really, really likes Facebook Likes: The Microsoft-owned search engine announced that it extended its Liked Results to include any URLs returned by its algorithmic search results. Lawrence Kim of the Bing Social Team had more on the ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Ireland's Computer Board is Making the Switch to Open Source - Posted February 22, 2011
Ireland's Government Computer Service Board is taking their business away from Microsoft and placing it in the hands of open source software. The Board signed a 10 millio... [semanticweb.com]

Mosaic by Tribune Set for New Microsoft Tablets - Posted January 6, 2011
Tribune announced that it will roll out an app for the upcoming line of Microsoft-based tablets, Mosaic by Tribune, which allows users to select articles to read by clicking on a moving set of photographs. Mosaic by Tribune will offer content from all of the publisher's newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times,... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Microsoft Said To Release iPad Competitor At CES - Posted December 14, 2010
Next year could be a big year for tablets. The iPad 2 is rumored to go into production in the first quarter and RIM's Playbook tablet is slated for release in early 2011. And now, Microsoft's new tablet computer is expected to debut at CES next month. ... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Microsoft Raises Questions with Earnings Announcement - Posted November 9, 2010
The New York Times' newly revamped Dealbook blog takes a closer look at Microsoft's decision to release its earnings r... [PRNewser]

Jay-Z Memoir Pages Scattered Around World in Scavenger Hunt - Posted October 20, 2010
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College Student Sends Mixed Message About Apple from Windows Phone 7 Launch - Posted October 15, 2010
A college student who got into an angry back-and-forth with Steve Jobs ended up going to the Windows Phone 7 launch this week after she "just happened" to win a contest with eight fellow students, ... [PRNewser]

Conversation Prism 3.0 released, where's Microsoft? - Seattle Times (blog) - Posted October 13, 2010
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Microsoft To Release Windows 7 Phone - Posted October 4, 2010
Microsoft is ready to announce its new Windows 7 phone next week. Along with AT&T, the technology company has sent out invitations to a launch event for Windows 7, which will take place on Monday October 11th in New York. Microsoft has not yet s... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Microsoft Security Essentials: Free for Small Businesses - Posted September 23, 2010
In a busy startup environment, computer security can sometimes become an afterthought, but now there's no excuse for not protecting your machines and your network. Starting in October, Microsoft's widely ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Virtual Goods Summit West features Facebook, Microsoft, and Zynga, October 12 ... - MarketWatch (press release) - Posted September 21, 2010
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Think Mobile Goes West - Posted September 20, 2010
This Thursday, September 23, mediabistro.com and MobileContentToday will host the first Think Mobile event on the West coast. Taking place at UCSF in San Francisco, the event will focus on mobile marketing case studies, mobile video, and more. ... [PRNewser]

BP Falls Off List of Best Global Brands - Posted September 16, 2010
To no one's surprise, BP has fallen off the list of Interbrand's ... [PRNewser]

Semantifi Debuts First Search App Marketplace for the 'Deep Web' - Posted September 14, 2010
Startup Reveals the 'Invisible Web' with Semantic Search Apps that Tap the Power of Community   SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- DEMOfall 2010 -- Semantifi, Inc., a pioneer in Web Data Search, today publicly launched ... [semanticweb.com]

Last Night: Bumbershoot - PubliCola (blog) - Posted September 6, 2010
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Microsoft Employee Purchase Program - United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) - Posted August 27, 2010
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Taking Spreadsheet Data Out of the Silo Shadows - IT Business Edge (blog) - Posted August 11, 2010
... [semanticweb.com]

A Semantic-based Essay as the Result for a Web Search - Posted May 10, 2010
Introduction This article discusses ways of semantic processing in a search engine. Major search engines have one main type of result – a list of links to matching Web sources. There are many enhancements on top of it, but the core premise remains the same: a search result consists of a set... [semanticweb.com]

A Giant Whooshing Sound - Posted April 21, 2010
Did you hear that sound this week? The giant whooshing sound? There was a great disturbance in the Force, as if thousands of Semantic Web academics, implementors and enthusiasts sighed in unison and their critics were silenced. I believe something wonderful has happened. With apologies to Mr. Lucas, I don't think that... [semanticweb.com]

A Possible Friendship Between Apple and Microsoft - Softpedia - Posted March 10, 2010
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Could Google Become the Semantic Web? - Posted February 21, 2010
"Describing the Semantic Web as a “Web of data” is not too helpful for most people, I have learned."  There’s a lot of talk about it, but for most Web users, the idea described in 1981 by Tim Berners-Lee means little. A number of experts and forward thinking companies do care though,... [semanticweb.com]

Yahoo Tools Fate Undecided in Wake of Search Deal with Microsoft - eWeek - Posted February 19, 2010
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Cognition's Semantic Technology Contributes to Microsoft's Bing - PR Web (press release) - Posted February 17, 2010
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Life in the Cloud: Windows Azure Is Released - Netbook Boards - Posted February 4, 2010
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Microsoft talks up semantic search ambitions - San Francisco Chronicle - Posted January 27, 2010
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Bing: What Could Search Do Better? - Mediapost.com - Posted January 25, 2010
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Microsoft Finds A Chink in Google's Armor Named News Corp. - Posted November 23, 2009
Two weeks ago, Rupert Murdoch announced that he would be taking content from his News Corp entities like The Wall ... [Fishbowl NY]

Microsoft Finds A Chink in Google's Armor Named News Corp. - Posted November 23, 2009
Two weeks ago, Rupert Murdoch announced that he would be taking content from his News Corp entities like The Wall ... [FishbowlNY]

Microsoft live labs introduces Pivot visual search - Neowin - Posted November 18, 2009
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Microsoft's Bing becomes Wolfram|Alpha API Customer - Posted November 11, 2009
Microsoft and Wolfram|Alpha both announced today (via their blogs) that Microsoft's Bing decision engine is one of the first Wolfram|Alpha Webservice API customers.   From Wolfram's site..."Starting today, Wolfram|Alpha's knowledge, computed from expertly curated data, will enrich Bing's results in select areas across nutrition, health, and advanced mathematics."  The full post can be found... [semanticweb.com]

Microsoft Bing search engine review, something old or something new? - Ecommerce Journal - Posted October 14, 2009
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Microsoft's Windows 7 Video: What Went Wrong? - Posted October 12, 2009
Microsoft is gearing up for the ... [PRNewser]

Microsoft Gets Into Social Media Monitoring Business - Posted September 23, 2009
Microsoft will unveil Looking Glass today, its first offering in the crowded social media monitoring space. Looking Glass is not yet available to the public and Microsoft will begin testing it next month. Advertising Age's Abbey Klaassen explains how it will work: ... [PRNewser]

Thoughts on the Semantic Technology 2009 Conference - and the Semantic Web - Kurt Cagle - Posted June 19, 2009
There comes a point in most programmers careers where they make a startling realization. Computer programming has nothing to do with mathematics, and everything to do, ultimately, with language. It's a sobering thought. The art of computer programming largely involves the creation of and manipulation of text at the level of... [semanticweb.com]

New semantic web tag format announced - Bluhalo - Posted June 12, 2009
New se... [semanticweb.com]

Google's Schmidt dings Bing - CNET News - Posted June 9, 2009
... [semanticweb.com]

Two cool search start-ups: Wowd and Yebol - CNET News - Posted June 8, 2009
Two cool search start-ups: W... [semanticweb.com]

Bing overtakes Yahoo as No 2 search engine - domain-B - Posted June 6, 2009
... [semanticweb.com]

Microsoft's Bing Hides Its Best Features - Wired News - Posted May 28, 2009
... [semanticweb.com]

Search Engines Ready for Battle, but Where's the War? - PC World - Posted May 21, 2009
... [semanticweb.com]

Microsoft's Next-Gen Search Engine Kumo Expected Next Week - PC World - Posted May 20, 2009
... [semanticweb.com]

Bringing Semantic Technologies to Enterprise Data - Posted April 24, 2009
World Wide Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee declared the Semantic Web ‘open for business’ in 2008, celebrating the ratification of the SPARQL query specification by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C); the organisation of which he is Director. “I think we’ve got all the pieces to be able to go ahead... [semanticweb.com]

Battle of the Twitter Titans? Microsoft and Google Both Express Interest - Posted April 10, 2009
Regardless of the fact Twitter makes no money, and thus far no one has figured out a way to make money from the microblogging service that has saturated the media landscape in the past few months, everyone wants a piece (including ... [Fishbowl NY]

Battle of the Twitter Titans? Microsoft and Google Both Express Interest - Posted April 10, 2009
Regardless of the fact Twitter makes no money, and thus far no one has figured out a way to make money from the microblogging service that has saturated the media landscape in the past few months, everyone wants a piece (including ... [FishbowlNY]

Microsoft Finally Fixing Zune - Posted April 8, 2009
At long last, Microsoft will update its Zune players. The company's answer to the iPod, um, wasn't — 3.2 million Zunes have been sold in comparison to 200 million of the Apple device — but the computer giant... [Fishbowl NY]

Microsoft Finally Fixing Zune - Posted April 8, 2009
At long last, Microsoft will update its Zune players. The company's answer to the iPod, um, wasn't — 3.2 million Zunes have been sold in comparison to 200 million of the Apple device — but the computer giant... [FishbowlNY]

Kumo traffic spotted in the wild - Bigmouthmedia News - Posted April 2, 2009
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Sneak a Peek at Microsoft's Kumo Search - PC World Canada - Posted March 30, 2009
... [semanticweb.com]

NASA Ames CIO Blog: Why Make A Universe of Data Available To The ... - Space Ref (press release) - Posted March 25, 2009
... [semanticweb.com]

Microsoft Not Pursuing NYT, Thank You Very Much! - Posted March 20, 2009
Microsoft does NOT want to buy the New York Times. Got that? Not that the Times is for sale, per se -- at least to our knowledge. So perhaps the larger point ... [Fishbowl NY]

Microsoft Not Pursuing NYT, Thank You Very Much! - Posted March 20, 2009
Microsoft does NOT want to buy the New York Times. Got that? Not that the Times is for sale, per se -- at least to our knowledge. So perhaps the larger point ... [FishbowlNY]

Microsoft Rubs Shoulders with Open Source - SYS-CON Media - Posted March 13, 2009
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Microsoft Releases Open Ontology Tools to Enhance Scientific Research ... - PR Newswire - Posted March 11, 2009
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Microsoft Dynamics CRM Integration With ZoomInfo Delivers Tools ... - TMC Net - Posted March 9, 2009
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Google CEO: Search Market ... - InternetNews.com - Posted March 4, 2009
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Sneak a Peek at Microsoft's Kumo Search - PC World - Posted March 3, 2009
... [semanticweb.com]

Solving the Problem of Integrating Multiple Excel Spreadsheets Efficiently - Posted January 14, 2009
Executive Summary The non-obvious ‘second use’ of Excel is that of a universal data recycling bin for Organisational ‘reports’ and ‘data dumps’. Examples exist everywhere; the main reason is that it is just so convenient to do – everyone is an Excel expert when it comes to tidying up, sorting and generally... [semanticweb.com]

EXCLUSIVE: Yahoo! To Lay Off 1,500 In California on Wednesday; 200 In L.A. - Posted December 9, 2008
Yahoo!, via an email from departing CEO Jerry Yang, told its California employees that on Wednesday, as many as 1,500 employees will be tossed, inside sources confided to FBLA. ... [FishbowlLA]

Yahoo's Jerry Yang Steps Down as CEO - Posted November 18, 2008
Looks like at least one chapter of the long Yahoo soap opera has drawn to a close. Jerry Yang, who co-founded Yahoo back in 1995 announced yeste... [Fishbowl NY]

Yahoo's Jerry Yang Steps Down as CEO - Posted November 18, 2008
Looks like at least one chapter of the long Yahoo soap opera has drawn to a close. Jerry Yang, who co-founded Yahoo back in 1995 announced yeste... [FishbowlNY]

Icahn Forsakes Yahoo Shareholder's High Noon Throwdown - Posted August 1, 2008
This is no fun at all. After months of stirring up trouble and headlines (and blog posts) proxy battler Carl Icahn will not be attending the Yahoo's long anticipated annual shareholders meeting today. ... [Fishbowl NY]

Icahn Forsakes Yahoo Shareholder's High Noon Throwdown - Posted August 1, 2008
This is no fun at all. After months of stirring up trouble and headlines (and blog posts) proxy battler Carl Icahn will not be attending the Yahoo's long anticipated annual shareholders meeting today. ... [FishbowlNY]

New Sidekick Gets Personal - Posted July 30, 2008
For the first time since Microsoft acquired the company earlier this year, Danger has unveiled a new version of its communications device, which most folks know as the Sidekick from T-Mobile... [ThinkMobile - SocialTimes.com]

Is That All There Is? Microsoft Calls it a Day on Yahoo Bid - Posted July 25, 2008
Alas. It looks like maybe, finally, Microsoft has thrown in the Yahoo towel. The last straw in the months long we-love-you, we-love-you-not dealings may have been this week's... [Fishbowl NY]

Is That All There Is? Microsoft Calls it a Day on Yahoo Bid - Posted July 25, 2008
Alas. It looks like maybe, finally, Microsoft has thrown in the Yahoo towel. The last straw in the months long we-love-you, we-love-you-not dealings may have been this week's... [FishbowlNY]

Jerry Yang Speaks, er, Writes! - Posted July 17, 2008
In recent weeks most of the talk about the operatic ins and outs of the Yahoo and Microsoft relationship have centered around what proxy battler ... [Fishbowl NY]

Jerry Yang Speaks, er, Writes! - Posted July 17, 2008
In recent weeks most of the talk about the operatic ins and outs of the Yahoo and Microsoft relationship have centered around what proxy battler ... [FishbowlNY]

Yahoo, Microsoft and Google Take it to the Judge - Posted July 16, 2008
If only we could all take our bad relationship complaints directly to a congressional hearing. At an anti-trust hearing yesterday an exec for Microsoft — whose ... [Fishbowl NY]

Yahoo, Microsoft and Google Take it to the Judge - Posted July 16, 2008
If only we could all take our bad relationship complaints directly to a congressional hearing. At an anti-trust hearing yesterday an exec for Microsoft — whose ... [FishbowlNY]

Icahn and Microsoft Fail to Charm Yahoo, Again - Posted July 14, 2008
It's back off-again. Over the week-end Yahoo rejected Carl Icahn and ... [Fishbowl NY]

Icahn and Microsoft Fail to Charm Yahoo, Again - Posted July 14, 2008
It's back off-again. Over the week-end Yahoo rejected Carl Icahn and ... [FishbowlNY]

Icahn Sweet Talks Microsoft Back to the Yahoo Table - Posted July 8, 2008
We're running out of relationship metaphors to describe the on-again, off-again business dealings between Yahoo, Microsoft and more recently, ... [Fishbowl NY]

Icahn Sweet Talks Microsoft Back to the Yahoo Table - Posted July 8, 2008
We're running out of relationship metaphors to describe the on-again, off-again business dealings between Yahoo, Microsoft and more recently, ... [FishbowlNY]

Microsoft buying into Semantics - part 1 - Posted June 28, 2008
The news yesterday that Microsoft is likely buying semantic search provider Powerset had those of us in the community buzzing.  Besides the valuation per se this event provides several thoughts about the maturity of our technology, its value and its future.  What will Google do now?  This is the first question that... [semanticweb.com]

Enterprise 3.0: Semweb Commercialization Options - Posted January 16, 2008
Back when I was an industry analyst (VP, E-Business Strategies at the META Group, since acquired by Gartner), I often had to critique emerging markets.  Unlike venture capitalists, industry analysts are privy to product roadmaps from publicly-traded companies, including the industry giants (Oracle, SAP, Microsoft, IBM).  And unlike i-bankers, they are... [semanticweb.com]

Forget the Shows--Let's Watch Ads! Firebrand Launches - Posted November 27, 2007
Firebrand.com is "an online destination to view the best TV commercials", should anyone feel sad and lonely enough to do so. It's the MTV of ads! Firebrand even has CJ's (comme... [FishbowlLA]

Battlestar Galactica On The Big Screen - Posted October 26, 2007
If you're wondering why that insufferable nerd in the cubicle next to you just snorted Diet Dr. Pepper out his nose, it's because he read this press release: SCI FI CHANNEL AND MICROSOFT PARTNER TO BRING BATTLESTAR TO THE BIG SCREEN Lucky Fans Get First Look at Razor in Movie Theaters November 12 Two Wee... [FishbowlLA]

The Corporate Side of Booksigning - Posted September 12, 2007
When Kim Ricketts launched her Book Events company more than three years ago in Seattle, no one else was connecting authors with corporations like Starbucks, Microsoft and Real Networks in a formal way. Now these things are much more commonplace, but that isn't keeping Ricketts from a hectic schedule that ends... [GalleyCat]

Authors At the Workplace to Read, Not Work - Posted July 23, 2007
The SF Chronicle's Tamara Straus looks at the recent trend of publishers sending authors not to the bookstores, but to the workplace to tour. Since the fall of 2005, for example, Google has joined several large West Coast companies such as Microsoft, Starbucks and Yahoo in hosting authors for weekly, sometimes... [GalleyCat]

Red Vs. Blue--100th Episode Marks the End - Posted June 26, 2007
Red vs. Blue, the first and most famous machinima series, is going out with a surprise ending. Created by Burnie Burns and Rooster Teeth from Halo game footage, the series has run since April 2003. Wednesday is set for the final ... [FishbowlLA]

Ingram Partners with Microsoft Live Book Search - Posted June 21, 2007
The Book Standard's Kimberly Maul reports that Ingram has agreed to partner with Microsoft, providing high-volume scanning, content acquisition, metadata management and account management for publishers in Microsoft's Live Search Bo... [GalleyCat]

LAT in 90 Seconds - Posted April 16, 2007
Stealing Its Own Thunder: So much for understanding the media. CBS Corp. announced its "rapid evolution from an old-media titan into a powerful Internet player" with a "Rolling Thunder," a new online network that will partner with Micros... [FishbowlLA]

Google Gets Attacked on Several Fronts - Posted March 6, 2007
With the Association of American Publishers' annual meeting in full swing today, the prevailing theme is what to do about Google's plan to digitize all books ASAP. Which is why, as the Financial Times' John Gapper reports, Microsoft plans to launch a fierce attack on Google over its "cavalier" approach to... [GalleyCat]

Canadian Cartoonist Convinced Bill Gates Controls Spam, Created Dilbert and Stalks People On-line - Posted February 3, 2007
Microsoft had better watch out: Canadian cartoonist Christina Lane is wise to their sneaky ways. From the blog, Purple Planet: It doesn't take a genius to se... [FishbowlLA]

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