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Facebook debuts video calling

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

July 6, 2011 in Social Enterprise

Do teenagers hate Facebook?

At the Summit at Stanford, sponsored by AlwaysOn & STVP, AlwaysOn founder Tony Perkins talks to "You Are Not a Gadget" author Jaron Lanier about Facebook, and why teenagers may start shunning the social-media platform.

August 2, 2010 in Social Enterprise

The power of Facebook's 'Like' button

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."

May 5, 2010 in Social Enterprise

Malcolm Turnbull's ghost twitterer

At the Sydney Media140 conference several weeks ago, Opposition Leader Malcolm Turnbull admitted he doesn't personally post all the tweets from his Twitter account &mdash sometimes his staff do it for him. But is this the right thing to do?

November 24, 2009 in Social Enterprise

Microsoft demos Twitter feeds in Bing

At the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, Yusuf Mehdi, a senior vice president at Microsoft, previews Twitter integration with Bing search results. One of the interesting features he introduces is "hottest topics." He explains that the Bing-Twitter search will aggregate information around the most popular links shared on any given topic.

October 21, 2009 in Social Enterprise

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

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