Google+ Seems Adequate, But May Sneak Up on Us

Yesterday, we walked you through Google+. Today, we’ll offer a competing viewpoint that remains skeptical of Google+. How cute — TechCrunch and Mashable got sneak peeks at Google’s latest attempt at building a social network, something that has been rumored about for a year at least (remember Google Me?). I’ll Wave… Read more“Google+ Seems Adequate, But May Sneak Up on Us”

Consumer Democracy Now! Hipcricket’s Hasen Talks Social Media CRM in the Smartphone Era

If social media is the customer relationship management tool of the early 21st century, then smartphones and mobile devices that connect to the Internet are its portable extensions. Imagine a vacuum cleaner with a hose add-on for those hard-to-reach spots, except this hose can be carried with you everywhere to… Read more“Consumer Democracy Now! Hipcricket’s Hasen Talks Social Media CRM in the Smartphone Era”

RockMelt’s Social Browser Update Gets Boost From Facebook Partnership

As first propagated by Brandt Dainow in a fascinating column on the future of social networking, I believe Facebook’s eventual goal is to become a core part of the Internet experience — to actually integrate its social functionalities into the web. One sign this may be the case is social… Read more“RockMelt’s Social Browser Update Gets Boost From Facebook Partnership”

Bonus Points: Summer’s Finally Here! Edition

Well hello, weekend workers. Now that June is here, we’ll declare it Summer, even though Summer doesn’t technically start for another 17 or so days. So whether you’re checking in from your backyard hammock, from an iPad at a park, or you’re seeking refuge inside an air-conditioned Apple Store–where miracles… Read more“Bonus Points: Summer’s Finally Here! Edition”

Google Offers Arrives, But Groupon Is Miles Ahead

Groupon CEO Andrew Mason is oft-hailed in the tech press as a “funny guy,” though I’ve never found his wittiness to break above George W. Bush-style self-effacing (and comparing your company to boy band *NSYNC is just… odd), but I may have to give his act another chance following his… Read more“Google Offers Arrives, But Groupon Is Miles Ahead”