List/Grid Tag Archives: Facebook

Facebook to Buy Titan Aerospace to Provide Internet Connectivity Around the Globe

Facebook to Buy Titan Aerospace to Provide Internet Connectivity Around the Globe

Facebook is in talks to buy Titan Aerospace for $60 million, according to a TechCrunch article. Sarah Perez writes that Facebook would like to build 11,000 drones in order to… Read more »

Microsoft Teams with Facebook on Open Compute Project; Bill Laing Comments

Microsoft Teams with Facebook on Open Compute Project; Bill Laing Comments

Microsoft Corp. has joined Facebook Inc.’s cloud initiative which aims to develop and share data center infrastructure designs, The Next Web reported Tuesday. Citing a Microsoft blog article, Kaylene Hong… Read more »

Report: Google to Acquire Israeli Mapping Startup for $1.3B, Facebook Also Interested

Report: Google to Acquire Israeli Mapping Startup for $1.3B, Facebook Also Interested

Google Inc. could acquire Israeli mapping startup Waze for $1.3 billion amid competing bids for the company, Reuters reported Monday. Citing an Israeli newspaper, Ari Rabinovitch writes Facebook Inc. also… Read more »

Facebook Rolling Out Updated News Feed

Facebook Rolling Out Updated News Feed

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has unveiled a redesigned news feed intended to give users an interface he termed a personalized newspaper, Information Week reports. Zuckerberg said the social networking site… Read more »

Accenture, Salesforce Build World Economic Forum Social Media Wall

Accenture, Salesforce Build World Economic Forum Social Media Wall

Accenture and Salesforce collaborated to provide the World Economic Forum a screen showing popular trending conversations on social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and Google Plus. According to Social… Read more »

Facebook, FBI Team to Stop Worldwide Botnet

Facebook, FBI Team to Stop Worldwide Botnet

Facebook helped the FBI bring down an international criminal enterprise that infected nearly 11 million computers with malicious software, accounting for more than $850 million in losses. Reuters reports the… Read more »

Google on Buying Spree, Acquired 79 Companies Last Year, Lawrence Lenihan Comments

Google on Buying Spree, Acquired 79 Companies Last Year, Lawrence Lenihan Comments

In 2011, Google acquired 25 companies or 79 total if you count the startups it bought for intellectual property rights or patents, according to The Verge.   Not only does… Read more »

Google Eyes Social Media Growth Through Wildfire Buy

Google Eyes Social Media Growth Through Wildfire Buy

Google has acquired a Redwood City, Calif.-based social media marketing company with the goal of expanding opportunities for customers to engage on all platforms, Computerworld reports. According to John Ribiero’s… Read more »

Vivek Kundra Announcing New Salesforce Government Cloud Portfolio

Vivek Kundra Announcing New Salesforce Government Cloud Portfolio

Salesforce.com is offering a new suite of government cloud computing solutions with a focus on social media, the New York Times reports. The San Francisco-based company is rolling out a… Read more »

Lockheed, NSA Challenge Service Academies' Cyber Skills; Tony Sager Comments

Lockheed, NSA Challenge Service Academies' Cyber Skills; Tony Sager Comments

The National Security Agency held a cyber competition last week to test service academy students’ skills in defending computer networks from simulated threats, Bloomberg reports.  Students from the Army, Navy,… Read more »

NASA, Intel Supporting White House STEM Initiative

NASA, Intel Supporting White House STEM Initiative

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden joined thousands of teachers, students, and executives in a pep rally last week to show support of President Obama’s engineering campaign, Bolden wrote on the White… Read more »

NATO Officials Fall Victim to Facebook Scam, China Suspected

NATO Officials Fall Victim to Facebook Scam, China Suspected

China is in the cyberspace spotlight again for an alleged plot to gather contact information of U.S. and British military leaders by setting up a fake Facebook page for one… Read more »

Report: US, Syrians Could Still Talk on Social Media

Report: US, Syrians Could Still Talk on Social Media

The U.S. has closed its embassy in Syria but could still use social media to communicate with Syrians, NextGov reports. Experts told NextGov that State Department officials could still interact… Read more »

Salesforce, Rypple Aim to Create a Social Enterprise to Promote Agency Goals

Salesforce, Rypple Aim to Create a Social Enterprise to Promote Agency Goals

Last week, Salesforce.com announced a social networking acquisition that has been long in the making, according to John Wookey, executive vice president of advanced applications.  The company said it will acquire… Read more »

Mobility, Social Media Highlight IDC's 2012 Government IT Forecast

Mobility, Social Media Highlight IDC's 2012 Government IT Forecast

Operational efficiency, mobility, smart government and economic stability will be the key themes of government investment in information technology for 2012, according to a forecast from IDC Government Insights. As… Read more »

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