Salesforce unveiled a new content management system for the technologically un-savvy today, called Site.com. It showed the system off at its Cloudforce Social Enterprise Tour event in San Francisco.
Yahoo has put the IP squeeze on Facebook, slapping it with a patent lawsuit during the quiet period in the run up to the social network’s IPO. While it’s tempting to see this as the first shot fired in a broader patent war centered around social networking, Lance Lieberman, a veteran New York patent lawyer with a specialty in software, thinks it’s just Yahoo’s first step down the dark path towards life as a patent troll.
Editor's Pick With Facebook getting ready for its IPO, Yahoo has decided to sue over patent infringement. Yahoo used the same tactic against Google in the run up to their IPO, pocketing a helping of the search engine’s pre-IPO shares.
[vimeo 38403408 w=640 h=376] We took a moment during South By Southwest in Austin to chat with Facebooker Austin Haugen today.
Our GamesBeat team is exhausted after five days of covering the biggest show for game developers in San Francisco. Here’s a day-by-day roundup of the major stories that we wrote from the Game Developers Conference this week. We’ve also thrown in stories from Microsoft’s pre-GDC press event. As you can see, it was a busy week for game news.
Rob Dyer is having his coming out party today. He joined social gaming giant Zynga in October as head of partner publishing, and now he finally gets to tell the world what he’s been doing. Dyer is the man who must convince external game developers to publish their games on Zynga’s newly announced platform for social gaming. Games published on the platform will run on both Zynga.com and Facebook, enabling smaller game developers to reach Zynga’s audience of 246 million monthly active users.
Editor's Pick The JOBS (Jumpstart Our Business Startups) Act that passed in the House today contains some big changes for crowdfunding startups. It now moves on to the Senate.
Highlight, the location-based app stripping the serendipity out of meeting someone, is launching new features today inspired by the popular upcoming event South-By-South-West.
Facebook paid more than $1.4 billion to game developers (and other app makers) in 2011, according to a Facebook talk at the Game Developers Conference this morning.
Posiq, a customer relationship manager for restaurants, launched its first product Monday.
In a gigantic strategic step, Zynga announced today that it is launching a new Zynga.com destination website where users can play its social games without going directly through Facebook.
Facebook’s mobile ads, announced today, are an attempt to patch one of the biggest holes in the company’s revenue model.
Guest Post As more advertising dollars move online, publishers and marketers are finding themselves in a new world. We’re moving from scarcity of information and distribution to abundance.