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Twitter CEO: Why he turned down Facebook

At the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, Twitter CEO Evan Williams explains to Federated Media CEO John Battelle his rationale for turning down Facebook in October of 2008. He says, "he didn't see a reason to sell…the point is really what we can build."

October 21, 2009 in Social Enterprise

Project Kenai at JavaOne

At the JavaOne conference in San Francisco, Robert Brewin, CTO for Sun Microsystems, and John Brock, part of the Connected Developer Team for Project Kenai, demonstrate how developers will be able to use this new site to gain visibility, collaborate, and connect on projects over the Internet.

June 3, 2009 in Social Enterprise

Palm announces WebOS platform, Mojo messaging service

At the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco, Palm Senior Vice President of Applications and Services Michael Abbott announced an early access program of the company's new developing platform, WebOS. The new platform will run apps natively on the device and enables greater integration with cloud applications like Google and Facebook. Abbott stressed that the company is looking for developer feedback and that the platform is evolving.

April 2, 2009 in Social Enterprise

Facebook's fine-print flub

ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das talks to senior editor Sam Diaz about a small change to Facebook's terms of service that has caused big waves. Diaz discusses the company's response and his thoughts on how the company should have handled the matter.

February 17, 2009 in Social Enterprise

CEO predicts future uses for Twitter

At a Churchill Club event in San Francisco, Twitter CEO Evan Williams reveals which possible uses for his microblogging service excite him the most, what the company's most requested feature is, and why he's surprised anyone even uses their service at all. Moderator: Kevin Maney, contributing editor, Conde Nast Portfolio.

December 18, 2008 in Social Enterprise

Twitter to Facebook, thanks but no thanks

ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das talks to senior editor Sam Diaz about Facebook's proposal to buy Twitter for $500 million in stock and why the microblogging service has decided to remain independent. Diaz explains that Twitter would like to develop a more thorough revenue plan before partnering up with the popular social-networking site.

November 25, 2008 in Social Enterprise

Can Obama bring tech respect to Washington?

Senior editor Sam Diaz talks about how President-elect Barack Obama will use technology when he becomes president. Diaz says, while Obama might have to give up his BlackBerry because of security issues, he has plans to broadcast his weekly address over YouTube and appoint the nation's first chief technology officer.

November 24, 2008 in Social Enterprise

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