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  • News: Gartner analysts on the 'Nexus of Forces'

    What are the new forces that are transforming the way people and businesses relate to technology?

  • News: Social enterprise can boost productivity by up to 25 per cent: NewsGator

    Adopting a social corporate strategy can lead to tangible productivity time savings, according to NewsGator Asia Pacific business development director, Cuneyt Uysal.

  • News: Yahoo overhauls Flickr with one free terabyte for every user

    After snapping up hipster blogging platform Tumblr on Monday, Yahoo summoned the tech press to a New York media briefing. But explaining why it dropped a cool $1.1 billion on Tumblr was so 15 minutes ago, Yahoo apparently decided. Instead, it used the event to focus on updates to Flickr, the tech giant's Web-based photo hosting service.

  • News: Welcome to the new Tumblr: cat GIFs and more ads

    Yahoo won't ruin Tumblr, CEO Marissa Mayer says, but Tumblr users are understandably skeptical of that promise. Yahoo has a history of buying popular properties (Flickr, Delicious) and letting them wither away. But Tumblr will change. It has to. Yahoo must monetize the popular platform to justify its $1.1 billion price tag. And you know what that means: More ads.

  • News: Yahoo revamps Flickr and offers a terabyte of free storage

    Yahoo has made some radical changes to its Flickr photo sharing service, which now has a more photo-filled interface and comes with a free terabyte of storage so that users can upload images at their original resolution.

  • News: The good, the bad and the ugly of Tumblr under Yahoo

    Yahoo has promised "not to screw up" Tumblr now that it has acquired the freewheeling blogging site. But there are still several ways Tumblr could get better, and worse, as a Yahoo-owned company.

  • News: Yahoo on Tumblr: We won't 'screw it up'

    Yahoo has confirmed widespread reports that it will acquire the popular blogging service Tumblr, and also promised not to "screw it up." The deal is worth about US$1.1 billion, nearly all in cash.

  • News: NewsGator brings Baker to Sydney as senior sales exec

    Enterprise social networking software vendor, NewsGator Technologies, has promoted Steven Baker to the role of Australia and New Zealand (A/NZ) senior sales executive.

  • News: Ticketek and Carsales extend partnership with Hostworks

    Ticketek and Carsales.com.au have announced that they will extend their hosting arrangements with Hostworks.

  • News: This Internet Life: Amy's Baking Co. is a social media sensation

    Running a business is tough, but when you lack people skills and common sense, it's even tougher. The Internet makes a business's inadequacies painfully obvious, as we learned this week. Here's a tip: Don't be a complete moron, and you'll probably be fine.

  • News: Yahoo on Tumblr: We won't 'screw it up'

    Yahoo has confirmed widespread reports that it will acquire the popular blogging service Tumblr, and also promised not to "screw it up." The deal is worth about US$1.1 billion, nearly all in cash.

  • News: Could a Tumblr deal fix Yahoo's square reputation?

    Yahoo needs to prove its street cred to get in with the under-30 crowd, so the company is reportedly mulling a $1 billion bid for Tumblr, the social network where animated GIFs and all sub-genres of cats run amok.

  • News: At Google I/O, developer services hogged the spotlight

    Forget Glass, self-driving cars or a smartwatch. Developers, not physical consumer products, were Google's darlings at the company's annual I/O conference this week.

  • News: Yahoo calls press conference amid Tumblr acquisition rumors

    Yahoo has called a mystery press event in New York City on Monday afternoon, hot on the heels of rumors that it plans to buy Tumblr for US$1 billion.

  • How-Tos: 9 social media mistakes your business must avoid

    Social media has been a boon for businesses small and large, but it's also becoming a minefield for those unable to manage the increasing complexities of the run-and-gun nature of the beast. On a seemingly daily basis, we suffer through one "Twitter disaster" or another. It's becoming so commonplace that "Twitter disaster" really doesn't deserve to be in quotes.

  • News: Google+ becomes an attractive network still without a niche

    Google owns us, hook, line, and sinker. It manages our e-mail, calendar, and documents. We chat with friends on Gchat or Hangouts, watch videos on YouTube, find our way around with Google Maps, and many of us use Android smartphones and tablets.

  • News: At Google I/O, Glass wearers say 'trust us'

    Google is facing some tough questions from Congress over the privacy concerns raised by Glass, its fledgling augmented reality system for recording and receiving information on the fly. But on the ground at the company's I/O conference for developers, attendees are largely enthusiastic about the technology.

  • News: Yahoo ups cool quotient with Twitter content

    Terrorist attacks. Presidential elections. Celebrity deaths. When big news breaks, we turn to Twitter for up-to-the-second updates. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer knows that, which is why the Web company struck a partnership with Twitter to display newsy tweets on the site's homepage.

  • News: Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr try out social networking apps for Glass

    While Google promotes its Glass head-mounted display as a new way for people to receive and document information on the fly, several social networking companies including Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr now want a piece of the action, by offering social applications on the device.

  • News: Hands on with Hangouts, Google's swipe at Facebook

    Let's cut to the chase: Google's new Hangouts app is an over-the-top mobile messaging service in the vein of Whatsapp, Kik, and Facebook Messenger. Google is not reinventing the wheel here. But unlike its competitors, Hangouts offers group video chats. Therein lies the appeal.

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