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Lloyd Taylor: LinkedIn's 'scaling guru' tackles the social graph

Earlier this month I spoke with Lloyd Taylor, vice president of technical operations at LinkedIn and formerly Google's director of global operations and Keynote Systems' vice president of technology and operations. He discusses his past experience building and scaling data centers at Google and how it differs from his new role, managing a high value and less trafficked network (17 million members) at LinkedIn:"The challenge in scaling LinkedIn is really not the number of visits.

December 19, 2007 by Dan Farber

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Facebook finally breaks out Friend Lists

After months of prototyping and in the post-Beacon calm, Facebook launched Friend Lists, which allows members to organize "friends" into buckets, such as business, family, acquaintances, enemies...whatever phrase appropriately describes a list of people.

December 19, 2007 by Dan Farber

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WorkLight secures Facebook for enterprises

Social networks are growing like weeds. This creates a difficult weeding problem for enterprises, who fear adverse impact from employees spending time and sharing company info in Facebook groups, which aren't protected by corporate firewalls.

December 19, 2007 by Dan Farber

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SNS Top Ten Predictions for 2008

Forecaster Mark Anderson of the Strategic News Service (SNS) has published his top ten predictions for next year. As a context for his predictions, Mark noted that IT spending outside the U.

December 18, 2007 by Dan Farber

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