Rounding out a week that already has seen MySpace.com announce a new advertising network, Facebook has announced plans for its own new advertising system aimed at allowing businesses to target advertising to users of the popular social networking site.
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A day after MySpace and Google sent shockwaves through the Web 2.0 world - and a shot across the bow of current social networking darling Facebook - third-party developers have already started announcing plans to build applications using their jointly developed social network APIs.
Microsoft this week plans to unveil a new initiative that will focus on taking model-driven design mainstream, easing the process of developing composite applications within a service-oriented architecture (SOA).
Following in the footsteps of Facebook, one of its toughest competitors, MySpace announced Wednesday plans to open its platform for developers to build applications on top of the popular social networking site.
Less than two weeks after Microsoft announced plans to support online personal health information records, Google unveiled plans to follow suit.
While the notion of "democratising" business intelligence has been bandied about for years, only recently have many companies placed the end-user squarely in their BI sights as part of efforts to bolster company performance.
The founder of the popular jobs site CareerBuilder.com has launched a new career site designed to allow job applicants to brand themselves and track who has viewed their resume online through real-time text messages.
Yahoo has quietly rolled out a beta version of a new social networking site called Mash that will let users to create online profiles similar to the likes of MySpace and Facebook.
The Eclipse Foundation Tuesday will announce the availability of a set of tools that can be used to support developers using the dynamic PHP language to build Web applications.
Most speakers at the recent Office 2.0 conference in San Francisco agreed that Web 2.0 will make its way into the enterprise, propelled by user demand for tools that can make them more productive.
Microsoft has announced that the fifth major release of its BizTalk Server is now generally available.
As Web 2.0 technologies continue seeping into business systems, a new generation of corporate users is starting to gain access to the collaboration capabilities they are demanding from IT, according to attendees at the Office 2.0 conference. But before use of the tools spreads too far, they noted, companies must strike a balance between the Web 2.0 wants of users and the needs of corporate IT.
While companies are increasingly turning to virtual worlds for employee collaboration and as a way to strengthen relationships with customers, few have developed comprehensive strategies to deal with places like Second Life or Kaneva, according to a report released this week by The Conference Board.
Corporate Express intends to allow 1,000 of its largest customers to run reports and analyse purchasing patterns using data stored in its internal data warehouse.
Bebo, operator of the Bebo social networking site, and Microsoft on Tuesday announced an agreement to offer the Windows Live Messenger instant messaging service to Bebo users.