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Recession Relief: New Job Openings at Facebook, Bridgeline Digital, Talend, Ektron and Jahia (16-Aug-12)

Start off Summer with a new gig -- we've got a shopping list of hot jobs for you to browse. Our featured jobs list is a great collection of opportunities spanning specialties and continents. Here's who's hiring this week (and if you're hiring, post your open jobs here).

Take Your ShortStack Apps Anywhere With New Embed Feature

shortstack.jpegWhether it’s because Facebook’s popularity is ebbing, or because of the dwindling traffic to tabs since the new Timeline roll-out, or because it simply makes sense to have a custom application go wherever your fans and followers are, we’re very excited that ShortStack announced an external embed feature that allows users to embed their custom apps on websites outside of Facebook.

Facebook Ditches Credits for Real Money with New Game

Get ready for gambling on Facebook. The social networking giant has approved a gaming app that lets players use actual money.

LinkedIn Targets Weak Security Links

Professional social networking service LinkedIn has already spent some serious cash strengthening its security following an embarrassing breach earlier this year -- and plans to spend more.

Facebook Gives Businesses New Ways to Target Posts

Facebook is refining its targeting tools for marketers. The social networking giant is now rolling out the ability for Facebook Page owners to target their posts at new audience subsets.

Google Buys Wildfire to Help Businesses Reach Social Media Markets

Google is acquiring Wildfire Interactive, a four-year-old social business startup that helps companies manage multiple social efforts from a single interface. Wildfire allows control, monitoring and design of pages, apps, tweets, videos, sponsorships, ads, promotions and other social media marketing and CRM efforts on one platform.

Hotmail Becoming Outlook.com as Microsoft Changes the Email Game

outlook_logo.PNG Microsoft has claimed over a million sign-ups on the first day of its new Outlook.com email service, with the promise of a far great experience through improved interaction with attachments and wider links to social media. With plans to migrate the millions of Microsoft Hotmail users, will it attract users from Yahoo, Gmail and other services?

Hotmail Becoming Outlook.com as Microsoft Changes the Email Game

outlook_logo.PNG Microsoft has claimed over a million sign-ups on the first day of its new Outlook.com email service, with the promise of a far great experience through improved interaction with attachments and wider links to social media. With plans to migrate the millions of Microsoft Hotmail users, will it attract users from Yahoo, Gmail and other services?

iMeet Enterprise Level Video Conferencing Debuts Version 2.0

Longtime audio conferencing heavyweight PGI is ready to launch version 2.0 of its year-old iMeet video conferencing system.

Every Social Media Manager Should be Under 25 (Really?)

There was an interesting article in the NextGen Journal earlier this month.

It argues that every social media manager should be be under 25 years of age. As one might expect, it has stirred up its share of attention (7.5 k Facebook “likes,” 1727 tweets and 872 Google+) and controversy (especially from those of us who are over 25).

Zynga Share Drop Damages Facebook Value

Thumbnail image for facebook-logo.JPG Embattled Facebook stock, which has wavered in value since being released in a May 2012 IPO at US$ 38 per share, took another blow yesterday when the share price of social game provider Zynga dropped 40 percent to about US$ 3 in after-hours trading.

Microsoft, Skype and Privacy Conspiracies

Microsoft acquired Skype last May, triggering more than a few posts, comments and tweets expressing fear about the Seattle giant changing the software. Time passed, and excluding a few outages, discussions of Skype and Microsoft slowed. This week that changed when hackers accused the company of modifying the software’s architecture to make it easier to monitor user communications.

Social Media Revenues to Hit $16.9B in 2012, Mostly From Ads

Is there no such thing as a free lunch? Oh, but if you consider free lunch supported by brand advertisements on the menu and on the main entree, then we may just have ourselves a winner. Gartner says social media will be a US$ 16.9 billion industry this year, with more than half of revenues coming from advertising. Are our favorite networks like Facebook, Twitter and Google+ earning their billions at our expense?

Q3 Planning: Key CXM, EIM, E2.0 Events for Your Calendar (24-July-12)

Our industry event planner gives you the heads-up on what key industry events are coming around the corner. If we've missed something, don’t hesitate to add your event to the list. (You can view the full calendar here.)

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SugarCRM Joins OpenSocial Foundation, Boosting Standard for Social Business

opensocial logo 72212.pngCustomer relationship management (CRM) provider SugarCRM is taking a larger role with the OpenSocial Foundation, boosting that organization's focus toward the enterprise. The company announced that two of its executives have taken leadership positions to further the development of social business open standards.

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