Tech vendors are tripping over themselves to be social, and enterprise computing increasingly emulates Facebook and Twitter.
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At the "Inside Google's Search Office" Churchill Club event in Mountain View, Calif., Google Fellow Amit Singhal explains how the company's new social initiatives will affect users' search results.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announces a new Skype-powered video-calling feature that will begin rolling out to Facebook users immediately. Video connections will be nearly instant, with no downloads or technical expertise required, Zuckerberg says.Facebook Video Calling vs. Google+ HangoutsFacebook tries to box in Google+ as so five years agoFacebook announces video calling, powered by Skype
At a Churchill Club event in Palo Alto, Calif., executives from Cisco, ARM, and McKinsey Global Institute talk about the role social networking is playing inside the enterprise. They discuss who is using it, strategies they've implemented, and best practices going forward.
At the TechLines future of email debate held this month, IBM general manager of Lotus Software and WebSphere Portal Alistair Rennie said that social networking will be useful in the business, not necessarily for communications purposes, but rather to glean data to improve the workforce.
At a Churchill Club event in Mountain View, Calif., All Things Digital's Kara Swisher talks to David Kirkpatrick, author of "The Facebook Effect," about why the company is now the No. 1 social network. Kirkpatrick points to genuine identity and authentication, and a focus on technology as key factors for its success.
At the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco, Facebook's Paul Buchheit talks about short-form communication on Facebook and how the 'Like' button is a good example of a quick and lightweight application that allows users to engage more easily with their friends. Buchheit says, "We think that's the future of upcoming communication mediums."
At a press event in San Francisco, Microsoft's Robbie Bach and Derek Snyder unveil the Kin mobile phones. Based on the Windows 7 operating system, the new phones will have extensive social networking built in and will also be able to access the Zune music service.