June 2012

  1. Valley Elite to Nasdaq: Either Greifeld Is Done or We Are

    The recurring topic on stage at last week's D10 conference was the legacy of Steve Jobs. But the topic at dinners and in hallways and over poker games was Facebook's bungled IPO.

    By Sarah Lacy , written on

    From the News desk

  2. Forget Facebook, Buddy Media Joined Salesforce For Its, Um, Sales Force

    The knee-jerk reaction to's acquisition of Buddy Media is that the company scrambled to sell itself after Facebook's IPO disaster ruined its own chances of an IPO. To that I say, fat chance.

    By Erin Griffith , written on

    From the News desk

  3. Xbox Owns the Living Room: Improved Voice Control, Streaming Music, and Tons of New Non-Gaming Content

    The Xbox franchise has been about more than gaming for a while. At today’s press conference ahead of the E3 conference, Microsoft unveiled some more impressive additions to its non-gaming content portfolio.

    By Michael Carney , written on

    From the News desk

  4. Why Isn't This News? Three Things You Don't Hate About You

    For the past two or three weeks, the three regular viewers of Why Isn't This News have been asking when we're planning to post the next episode.

    By Paul Bradley Carr , written on

    From the News desk

  5. Facebook Takes Action, Introduces Action Links to the Open Graph

    In September 2011 at its f8 Developer Conference, Facebook introduced the social world to frictionless sharing and Action Verbs. With the rollout of its Open Graph, the 900 million strong social network declared that the future of engagement would be driven by both implicit and explicit actions. Explicit actions require the user to click a button such as "Like," "Share," "Recommend," or "Comment." Implicit actions, on the other hand, only require that the user run an app designed using the Open Graph platform where updates (or Action Verbs) are sent to the timeline automagically depending on what the app is designed to do.

    By Brian Solis , written on

    From the News desk

  6. Mobilisafe is Seamlessly Securing the Bring Your Own Device Market

    People like choice, especially when it comes to smartphones and tablets. That’s why the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend in the enterprise would has been growing steadily for the past few years. There are two problems with BYOD, though. First, to support the different types of phones, IT departments have to swap out legacy systems. Second, it is nearly impossible for smaller companies to track security threats across hundreds of different hardware and software variations.

    By Trevor Gilbert , written on

    From the News desk

  7. Eventup Adds Chicago, Closes $1.8 Million Round

    With a cool $1.8 million in hand, courtesy of its newly closed seed financing, online event space marketplace Eventup is thinking beyond venue discovery and booking services. It is also announcing Chicago as its newest market.

    By Michael Carney , written on

    From the News desk

  8. The Dizzying Rise of Social Media in China and What It Might Mean for Facebook (Infographic)

    For all the folks who have had their confidence in social media shaken by Facebook's dire IPO debacle, it's worth keeping China in mind as proof that the communications form is a compelling concept that is unlikely to disappear any time soon, if ever.

    By Hamish McKenzie , written on

    From the News desk

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