FTC settlement means Google must establish a “comprehensive privacy program”

Google has agreed to a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission that will require the creation of a new “privacy program” within the company after claims that its ham-handed attempt at creating a micro-blogging service called Buzz violated the privacy of a large number of its users.

Salesforce investor: Set Chatter free to compete with Yammer

Salesforce.com missed an opportunity when it marketed its collaboration application Chatter, opening the door for collaboration startups like Yammer, a social network for enterprise users, to come in and take over the collaboration sector, said Kevin Spain, a partner with Emergence Capital Partners.