Employees want social tools at work, despite company restrictions and hesitation, reports new Microsoft survey
Skype has announced a public launch of its new online platform for small businesses called Skype in the workspace. After six months of being in closed beta, SITW is now opened for small businesses enabling them to connect with potential customers and partners around the world.
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Google+ user base is growing at a fast pace and is currently counting 62 million users, according to Paul Allen, founder of Ancestry.com and Google+ unofficial traffic analyst. The search giant’s social network is adding 625,000 new users each day, Allen says.
Professional social networking site LinkedIn introduced a new feature on Wednesday created to boost participation in professional conversation within its one million Groups through polling. Polls within groups will be rolling out to all members over the next few days, the company said.
Facebook has launched a mobile platform for third-party app developers enabling them to reach the audience of 350 million people who access the social network from a mobile device, including Apple’s iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch and the mobile web. Facebook …
LinkedIn has added a new feature which will allow companies to post status updates. The professional social networking site launched the Company Follow feature in April 2010, and according to LinkedIn’s Ryan Roslansky, millions of its members are currently following more than …
Facebook and security firm Websense have announced partnership aimed at protecting the social network users from malware and malicious links. Websense technology will be integrated directly into Facebook and will enhance the existing protections on the platform to prevent users from clicking on potentially harmful links.
From now on, each time a Facebook user clicks on a link, the link will be checked against Websense’s database to determine whether or not it’s safe.
Google+ opened to the public last week with slew of new features. Since then, Google’s social network experienced significant growth, both in terms of traffic and user base.
According to a market research company Experian Hitwise, Google+ market share of visits increased by 1,269% last week, receiving 15 million US visits, mobile traffic excluded. Google+ climbed on the 8th spot in Experian Hitwise’s list of most visited social networking sites last week, up from 54th spot it held previously.
Facebook announced Monday it will offer up to $10 million in free Facebook advertising to US small businesses in cooperation with the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The company says that the goal of the initiative is to “invest, educate, and connect” with small businesses across the States.
Starting in January 2012, Facebook will give businesses up to $10 million in free Facebook ads with the goal to award 200,000 US small businesses with a $50 boost.
Google+ announced a new feature Monday allowing its users to share their circles with friends. Anyone who wishes to share the content of their circles can now do so on Google+ Circles page by clicking on a Share button. Users can then choose a person they want to share their circle with and can also add a comment to follow.
Google points out that by sharing a circle, users only share the members of that circle but the name of the circle remains private. Changes you make to a circle after sharing are private as well. When your friends receive the circle you shared with them, they can choose who they want to add to their own circles.