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Jive adds Office 365 connectors for its enterprise social suite

The new tools link Jive with the cloud versions of Outlook, Office, SharePoint, and OneDrive for Business

Jive deepens integration with Cisco's WebEx and Jabber

New enhancements result from a partnership the vendors struck in May to bundle the Cisco products with Jive's enterprise social suite


Google makes Hangouts more enterprise friendly

Hangouts and Chromebox for Meetings get a business-focused update

Facebook to require Messenger app for mobile chat

Users will no longer be able to send messages from Facebook's main mobile app

Privacy groups call for action to stop Facebook's off site user tracking plans

Authorities should act immediately to stop this new vast expansion of Facebook's data collection and user profiling, US and EU privacy groups said

Can a machine detect sarcasm? Yeah, right

Applying analytics to social media? Good luck -- not all words can be taken at face value. Natural language processing helps, but it's no panacea

Facebook isn't giving up on search

CEO Mark Zuckerberg calls the company's indexing efforts a years-long process

Facebook announces arrests have been made for the 'Lecpetex' botnet

Two suspects are in custody in Greece over the botnet that affected as many as 250,000 computers

Many employees won't mingle with enterprise social software

Achieving solid adoption of these 'Facebook-for-work' tools takes planning, vision, training and effort

Facebook researcher defends controversial psychology experiment on users

Facebook has been criticized for including its users in a psychology experiment that manipulated content in the News Feed to gauge emotional reactions

Facebook tries to recover bulk user data seized by New York law enforcement

Facebook has filed an appeal for the return of the data and for a ruling on several legal points

Microsoft's new cyber security community may stay empty

Now in beta for Azure subscribers, Microsoft hopes its online community and tracker will help IT deal with threats faster

LinkedIn called out on slow implementation of default SSL

Zimperium said some users are at risk, but LinkedIn claims the issue doesn't affect the majority of users

Facebook back up after short but widespread outage

Unknown problem hits social networking website Thursday as users complain on Twitter

Apple Maps search may get more personal thanks to Spotsetter buy

Apple has reportedly acquired Spotsetter, a social search and mapping startup

Twitter snaps up Namo Media to improve ad experience

Startup company's 'adaptive templates' help developers build ads that look more like the rest of the content being displayed in an app

Too big, too small, or just right? Balancing your social connections

An MIT professor analyzes social graph data to find where influence meets connectedness -- and how to maximize it

Top executives fly the coop at Twitter, Foursquare

A top engineer at Twitter, and two business executives at Foursquare, are leaving

Toothless tigers: The state of Internet privacy laws

Iran wants Facebook's CEO for privacy violations, but no worries, Zuck -- vague international laws are your friend

Twitter user base to grow 24.4 percent in 2014, US still largest market

The Asia-Pacific region is increasing its share of Twitter users while the U.S. market matures

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