TechCrunch has published a comparison chart of 34 social networking companies and their products. It's not the large colonies of MySpace, Facebook, Bebo or LinkedIn, but the products/services aimed at enabling businesses with social networking software.
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My friend Steve Gillmor has been bloviating about the death of bloated Microsoft Office for years. Google's cloud-based apps are poised to put a stake in the heart of Microsoft's Office business, which accounted for the majority $16.
Google recently took a hit for a blog post by a salesperson who was evangelizing healthcare clients that the spending marketing funds Google ads could counter the negative publicity from Sicko. But Google's real interest in healthcare is more about its search and hosting businesses, as reported by Steve Lohr in the New York Times.
Update 2: VMware shares closed at $51.Update 1: As of 11:15 am.
On today's podcast:Nokia's battery woes.Google and Sun target Microsoft Office.
Oracle on Tuesday announced the general availability of its flagship database 11g for Linux and outlined its price list.Oracle's 11g launched a few weeks ago, but the big question mark at the time was the pricing scheme for the database.
The American Customer Satisfaction Index for the second quarter was released Tuesday and the brief recap goes like this: Apple is still the top dog in customer satisfaction in the PC market, but is slipping. Yahoo is topping Google.
Nokia on Tuesday issued a product advisory for its BL-5C battery. The problem: The battery, which may affect as many as 46 million devices, could explode.
Notable headlines:Customer satisfaction down among PC buyers.Nokia announces product advisory for BL-5C battery.
United Online's Classmates Media unit filed for a $125 million IPO in what could be a good litmus test for social media plays on Wall Street.Classmates isn't Facebook (all resources), but does have enough name recognition to garner interest for investors looking to buy into the social media hubbub.