June appears to be the month for social networks to announce new funding. The latest is Lithium Technologies, which today announced that it has closed a $12 million series B round. Lithium is in good company this month, with LinkedIn, Twitter, Jaxtr and others creating a splash with their respective financial news.
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Eileen Brown is a social media consultant and advisor who has been working with collaborative technologies for over 20 years.
Music lovers, lend me your ears. I've discovered what I personally consider the ultimate social music experience. Pandora + The Hype Machine = aural bliss.
Last Tuesday LinkedIn announced that it had closed a $53 million round of funding. Yesterday I chatted with Allen Blue, LinkedIn's co-founder and vice president of product strategy, about its plans to grow the company's feature set, as well as its potential as a corporate intranet and my nitpicky concerns about its Company Groups beta.
The notion of social media tool "murder" seems to be rampant. But FriendFeed, while it may steal some mind share, is not killing anything -- nor is that its goal.
Jeff Bezos and Bijan Sabet invest in Twitter's newest funding round. Does this mean that users can expect better reliability?
Bill Gates cannot escape the perception that he is still Microsoft’s sole visionary. The company is going to have to seriously step up its branding efforts – perhaps through social media – to prove that Microsoft has innovative vision and community staying power without Bill at the helm.
Microblogging applications will eventually roll out in the enterprise. There’s tremendous value to be gained from the new communications platform. Guest post by Laura Fitton of Pistachio Consulting.
There are about 6 billion social media and social networking tools. Perhaps that number is a bit of an exaggeration, but what is not an exaggeration is how many emails I receive regarding cool tools (either new or potentially forgotten) and how many of these tools that I accidentally fall across each week.
Earlier this year Forrester Research published its "Top Enterprise Web 2.0 Predictions for 2008.
On the day that MySpace rolled out its much discussed redesign, I asked Steve Pearman, the company's SVP of product strategy, five quick questions about the new features and why the social media community may still think MySpace is the kids' version of Facebook.