Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg finally addressed the firestorm of controversy around the Beacon ad system. "I'm not proud of the way we've handled this situation and I know we can do better," he said in a note on Facebook's site.
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We hold the Internet Identity Workshop twice a year. One way to track the vector of developments in user-centric identity it to plot the gestalt of the workshop each year.
SAP has jumped on the iPhone bandwagon, announcing that a version of its salesforce automation software coming out this month will be compatible with the Jobs iPod/phone.iPhone support comes ahead of more popular business smart phones--BlackBerry, Treo and Microsoft devices.
Salesforce.com on Wednesday will roll out business networking tools so customers can securely share information such as sales leads, product information and other communications.
This week on the Dan & David Show we discuss Facebook's Beacon fiasco for starters. At this point it's clear that Beacon was flawed from the beginning, and the company and its CEO are having trouble handling the controversy after earning their way to the top of the social networking heap in previous months.
Cisco Systems said Tuesday that it has named Padmasree Warrior chief technology officer.Warrior comes from Motorola where she was CTO.
Technorati rolled out its latest effort to fine tune its blog search service today, with a renewed focus on the blogger community and new ways to discover content, according to company CEO Richard Jalichandra."We are going back to service the bloggers," Jalichandra said, who took on the roles of president and CEO two months ago when founder David Sifry left the company.
Sun has changed its ticker symbol to Java [JAVAD] and performed reverse stock split surgery, but the focus on the company remains consistent--be the infrastructure provider for the wired planet. The mission was reaffirmed last night by Sun executives during a dinner with a few journalists at the trendy Absinthe restaurant in San Francisco.
Those winds of change at Verizon Wireless are swirling. Just a few days after opening up its network, Verizon Wireless is planning on supporting Google's Android platform.