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CNBC's Julia Boorstin is reporting that "Social Networking is so hot right now, Nielsen is launching a social network to FIND OUT what's hot. It's all very meta. Nielsen is launching 'Hey! Nielsen,' a social network to act as a buzztracker for what in the entertainment world is hot on the web. The idea is to tap into the wisdom of crowds--or more specifically the wisdom of the "IN crowd" who wants to be webchatting about all the hottest TV, music, movies and web videos." Hey! Nielsen is currently in beta testing, open only to Nielsen company employees--here's what the site looks like: heynielsen.com. ... (more)

Adobe Buys Buzzword

Told ya so. Told ya so. Told ya Adobe was gonna buy that free Buzzword online word processing widgetry so it can finally get into the Office business. Adobe, which invented desktop publishing and saved one of Apple's nine lives, denies it's going up against Microsoft - and, if we're decoding the mutter from inside Adobe right, they're not just being cute - they think they're competing against Google's online software Docs - which is risky enough considering Google and its Toolbar are supposed to bring Adobe about $60 million-$80 million in Adobe Reader revenues every quarter. Even... (more)

Twitter is Most Linked to Social Media Outlet

 Email Data Source, Inc., the email marketing industry’s original source for email competitive intelligence, has announced that Twitter has officially become the most linked to social media outlet in email marketing campaigns. “In the data Email Data Source has been tracking, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of email marketing campaigns that contain links to Facebook and Twitter,” said Bill McCloskey, chairman and co-founder of Email Data Source. “In fact, starting in 2009 twitter.com and facebook.com have become the two most prominent linked to sites in all of em... (more)

Irish 1Time Web 2.0 Application Gets Blog

Derek Organ, CEO of Jeebers has launched the official news and support blog for 1time, an elegant, powerful, web-based time tracking system. "1time came about from our own requirements as a web and software development company. We needed a way to keep track of hours which translated to labor cost on each project. A client of ours also requested a similar program so we developed with our client and ourselves in mind. After the project was complete we realized their was a market for this type of software as a hosted solution and 1time was born" said Derek Organ. Some software featu... (more)

Web 2.0 Company Riya Uploads 1 Million Photos In 2 Days After Launch

Tara Hunt, Riya’s chief blogger, says on her personal blog that they’ve had a million photos uploaded just two days after launching. Riya leverages potent facial and text recognition technology with an intelligent interface to help people make sense of the thousands of untitled and untagged photos that are building up on their hard drives (and on the web). The process starts with registration and choosing a privacy setting on your pictures. You then download a client application that uploads photos you choose to include in Riya. The actual uploading takes a while - ab... (more)