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Analyst: Unified Communications can't keep up with Twitter

At a recent Gartner Symposium in Australia, analyst Nick Jones made some interesting claims. He said unified communications (UC) lacked a definition and called it a ponzi scheme, saying its just a

Twitter bolsters iPhone app with push notifications

Microblogging juggernaut Twitter introduced @mentions, a push notifications tool designed to alert on-the-go users to important tweets. "Whenever an account that you follow mentions you, you'll

Twitter trials Promoted Tweets syndication in user timelines

Six months after introducing its Promoted Tweets advertising program in conjunction with search results, Twitter is now trialing the program in user timelines in partnership with social media

Steve Jobs' rant against Google: Should CIOs care?

Steve Jobs went on a bit of a rant during Apple's (NASDAQ: AAPL) quarterly earnings call this week, thrashing Google (NASDAQ: GOOG)--among others--for fragmenting the mobile computing environment.

Google Search Appliance now indexes blogs and Twitter

A new version of the Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) Search Appliance (GSA) is out, adding Google Docs, Google Sites and people profiles as data sources. The new feature called Cloud Connect essentially allows

Twitter turns to Protocol Buffers for back-end data storage

Top micro blogging site Twitter has eschewed popular technologies such as XML, CSV and JSON for its back-end data storage needs. For the average of 12TB data that it stores each day, Twitter is

W3C: HTML5 not ready for production

For all the saber-rattling and support for the upcoming HTML5 specification, the standard isn't actually ready for production yet. Philippe Le Hegaret, W3C Interaction domain leader, noted that

CIOs say Twitter helps them recruit, crowdsource and combat group think

While the number of chief information officers using social media may still be relatively small, a recent survey found 92 percent of those using Twitter believe it's an effective business tool. In a

Twitter promotes Costolo to CEO after Williams resigns

Twitter promoted COO Dick Costolo to lead the company after co-founder and CEO Evan Williams resigned to focus on the microblogging phenom's product strategy efforts. Williams announced the move in a

The Facebook effect on enterprise mobility

I recently saw, for the umpteenth time, a commercial for the new Facebook movie. Facebook is obviously an incredible phenomenon that has now accumulated over 500 million users. It has dramatically