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June 9, 2008 By Google


The Web is more interesting when you can build apps that easily interact with your friends and colleagues. But with the trend towards...

May 21, 2011 by

Enterprise app stores arrive; IT departments nonplussed

While app stores have become very popular in the consumer world -- especially on mobile devices -- they haven't been as popular in the enterprise. However, newer offerings and a growing expectation by workers that app stores offer selection, convenience, and better prices is changing the landscape. IT departments now have their work cut out for them to ensure their own needs are met.

May 13, 2011

Xobni Gadgets

Last year Hotmail introduced what it calls 'dynamic' email tools; if you get a message with links to photos, videos, office documents, parcel delivery status or a few other useful things, you see them live in your email — thumbnails of the images instead of links to online photo sites, a player for video links, whether your parcel has been delivered already. Xobni's new gadgets bring something similar to Outlook — but for rather more services — based on OpenSocial.

February 17, 2011 by

SAP makes StreamWork collaboration social

SAP's collaborative data management tool StreamWork now supports applications built using OpenSocial APIs, the company announced on Wednesday.Applications built using OpenSocial APIs can plug directly into social networks or retrieve data directly from social sites.

January 20, 2010 by

The social Web in 2010: The emerging standards and technologies to watch

The emergence of Facebook, Twitter, and the rest of the social Web as a global force in the last several years has done a great deal to highlight their potential to fundamentally alter the way we communicate and collaborate both at home and in business. However, despite the movement of social computing into our daily lives we're all clearly on a long journey together as the technologies themselves emerge from infancy.The state-of-the-art today when it comes to the social computing environments that surround us now -- in our browsers, mobile devices, and elsewhere -- underscore how much more we have left to do to make these new modes of digital conversation and discourse become mature, efficient, safe, and truly useful.Fortunately the Web doesn't stand still and there continues continues to be rapid research and development when it comes to the mechanics of today's online social universe. There are many new efforts under way to refine and improve the world of social media, some of which we'll explore here and many which are just beginning...

May 30, 2009 by

The enterprise implications of Google Wave

Google announced their forthcoming service known as Wave this week to widespread coverage in both the press and blogosphere. Created by many of the same team members that created the highly successful Google Maps, the preview of the service itself on Thursday was quite compelling, resulting in a rare standing ovation at a tech conference according to ZDNet’s own Sam Diaz. Its egalitarian and federation-friendly design is intended to create an entire open ecosystem for communication and collaboration that Google is not-so-modestly touting as the reinvention of digital interaction circa 2009.


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