Chinese Internet companies extend prior collaboration to mobile platform, with Baidu offering search technology to Sina's mobile Web site.
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Incorporating social technologies help improve data discoverability and collaboration within enterprises, says one analyst, but another says effectiveness in converting search to sales still unclear.
Sponsored by the US Department of State and the US Embassy in Prague, Tag Challenge invites you to find "suspects" in a simulated law enforcement search using crowdsourcing and social collaboration.
Google has rolled out new functionality for its Docs product that makes it easier for people to search for the various files they have uploaded to the cloud-based service.For the last year or so, Google Docs users have been able to upload a variety of file types to the service, which began life as a text document collaboration product.
Along with its new Boxee collaboration, Iomega is also debuting the SuperHero backup and charger for iPhone and iPod Touch.
Yahoo on Tuesday launched two search apps for Apple's iPhone and iPod touch, including one where you sketch and search.
If you need team collaboration and company-wide document management, SharePoint 2010 fits the bill, especially when you add in its social search features and integrated workflow.
Google announced the open-sourcing of its Chrome OS early this morning, and the search giant was very clear in explaining its target market for Chrome OS devices: this is a companion device, not a primary desktop machine. But is a Chrome OS netbook intrinsically better than a lowly iPod?
CNET Senior Editor Donald Bell offers a Quick View of the new search, recording, and media features found on the second-generation iPod Touch running iPhone OS 3.0.
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Exactly what will be changing in SharePoint -- Microsoft's integrated suite of six back-end servers that handle search, content management, collaboration, etc. -- with the 2010 release is still somewhat murky. But at this week's Microsoft TechEd 2009 conference in Los Angeles, a few more details have begun to trickle out, via tweets, blog posts and other channels.
Rumor has it over at TechCrunch that Apple is working on some type of search engine.If you think about it, the idea is not so far-fetched: Apple's Safari browser has 6-7% market share and currently uses Google exclusively as the search engine for both the standard and mobile versions on the iPhone and iPod.
On July 30, Microsoft began rolling out a new home page for Live Search and is making available another update to the test version of its Live Mesh collaboration/synchronization service.
Google has created a brand new mobile app for the iPhone/iPod Touch that is currently available in the US App Store -- apparently it will be available in other countries very soon. The app is more than a way to search the internet though, it lets a user search for everything a mobile user might be looking for.
The launch of Google Gears, which is likely to mean the search giant's word processing, spreadsheet and calendar applications will soon work offline, is unlikely to dent the market share of Microsoft's Office productivity suite, according to an analyst from IBRS.Joseph Sweeney, an advisor at the Sydney-based analyst firm, told ZDNet Australia that Google Gears will likely have a more significant impact when it comes to building collaboration features into future projects.
Jimmy Wales, Wikipedia founder, is set to enter the search engine fray in collaboration with Amazon.
Last week I had the distinct honor of listening to Harvard Business School's Andrew McAfee speak on Enterprise 2.0 at The New New Internet in Northern Virginia. I've written several times here about McAfee's thoughts and work about the use of freeform, emergent, social software to enable ad hoc collaboration. McAfee's work essentially applies and combines many of the key Web 2.0 concepts of social software, user generated content, and discoverability via search to the workplace.
System One is a promising new Enterprise search engine and knowledge management app, System One is like a Google for your intranet, with note-taking and collaboration which I discovered recently at the Supernova conference. It searches across many types of Enterprise and Web data - including emails, documents, database records, web pages, RSS feeds and intranet files.
The first-ever reporter from India to coverLotusphere live, Anand Parthasarathy reports on his journey to Orlando:Yet,all these seemingly trivial tools of electronic 'social networking', arebeing increasingly moulded into 'hardened' versions by corporate collaboration-and-communicationtools that are collectively known as 'groupware'. And unsurprisingly, the mother of allgroupware solutions -- the combo of the Lotus Notes messaging client andthe Domino server -- is today, the most mature corporate 'avatar' of thesemass consumer tools. At the recent gathering in Orlando,U.S., of 6000 Lotus programmers, developers and partners, one could seewhy personal and business-driven communication seem to merge seamlesslyinto one environment; how Instant Messaging is the core driver, with livechat, blogs, `wikis', even the ubiquitous USB thumb drive, the mobile phoneand the iPod, forming part of tomorrow's enterprise systems. The venue -- in the middle of the DisneyWorld -- seemed to underline the coming together of youthful tools andhardcore business objectives. Certainly a metaphoricaltake on Lotusphere.Link: TheHindu: Carrying Lotus files on a thumb drive >
Company on Monday will debut Blinkx.tv To Go, which lets users search for video content online and upload results to their iPod.
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