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.
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.
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)
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)
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
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)