The private social network is only available in a few major metros, but the founders are confident the platform can scale to help connect small businesses in neighborhoods across the country.
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Larry Dignan and other IT industry experts, blogging at the intersection of business and technology, deliver daily news and analysis on vital enterprise trends.
Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and SmartPlanet as well as Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic. He was most recently Executive Editor of News and Blogs at ZDNet. Prior to that he was executive news editor at eWeek and news editor at Baseline. He also served as the East Coast news editor and finance editor at CNET News.com. Larry has covered the technology and financial services industry since 1995, publishing articles in WallStreetWeek.com, Inter@ctive Week, The New York Times, and Financial Planning magazine. He's a graduate of the Columbia School of Journalism and the University of Delaware.
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Ahead of Friday's cybersecurity summit, Visa and MasterCard announced plans to ramp up security efforts for online and mobile transactions.
Automated Insights and STATS have been combined by Vista Equity Partners. The move goes beyond sports and highlights how big data needs narrative algorithms.
Some companies have more money than sense. Apple has both. What could the iPhone and iPad maker buy with its $178 billion cash pile?
If you're using the site to earn money while you blog, you may want to look at other avenues.
The companies have pledged the largest investment to UK broadband in over a decade -- but the devil is in the detail.
According to a Robert Half survey, CIOs recognize that insiders remain an enterprise's biggest security risk.
Wall Street was bracing for a loss at 37 cents per share with revenue of $26.11 million.
Following better than expected Q2 results, Cisco's CEO closes out the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference.
LinkedIn has been fine-tuning its business strategies around more specialized digital publishing, marketing and recruiting solutions -- strategies that appear to be working well thus far.
When a person passes away, their social account can become a memorial of their life, friendships and experiences. See step-by-step instructions for selecting your legacy contact.
Facebook's new feature that enables legacy contacts is interesting because it sets a standard to be followed and cements best practices when you pass away and your social accounts don't.
The deal comes just a month after Expedia acquired Travelocity for $280 million, putting Expedia at the helm of one of the largest travel players in the online booking space.
South Korea is considering joining other countries by launching an antitrust investigation against the US chip maker.
Saguna focuses on improving the connection between mobile networks and users -- a fitting investment for companies looking to avoid bottlenecks.