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    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 is also aiming to open new opportunities to offer different kinds of ads as well, Thomas Claburn writes. Chris Cox, Facebook vice president of products, […] More

  • Accenture, Salesforce Build World Economic Forum Social Media Wall - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    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 Barrel, the companies built the approximately 26-foot widescreen display in an attempt to follow the most active active and most important delegates at the forum’s […] More

  • Facebook, FBI Team to Stop Worldwide Botnet - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    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 social networking site helped identify the responsible parties and provide security systems for detecting infected accounts. Facebook also provided tools for removing the threats, Edwin […] More

  • Google Eyes Social Media Growth Through Wildfire Buy - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    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 article, Google’s buy of Wildfire is one of several transactions in the technology industry targeted towards social media. Within the last three months, Oracle has […] More

  • Vivek Kundra Announcing New Salesforce Government Cloud Portfolio - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    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 new product line, coined Government Cloud, to provide public sector social and mobile technologies. Executive Vice President Vivek Kundra, the former U.S. chief information officer, […] More

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    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, Merchant Marine and Coast Guard academies participated in the event held at Lockheed Martin Corp.’s Hanover, Md. facility. During the three-day competition, military service members and […] More

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    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 House blog. The Day of Engineering pep rally occurred at Georgia Tech and promoted education and careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The White […] More

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    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 of NATO's top officials, Government Computer News reports. The Facebook scam involved fooling U.S. and British leaders into accepting a friend request from a fake profile […] More

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    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 with Syrian activists and citizens on Facebook or Twitter. The department has not confirmed plans to conduct a virtual embassy, similar to what was done […] More

  • Salesforce, Rypple Aim to Create a Social Enterprise to Promote Agency Goals - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    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 Rypple, a cloud-based performance management services provider, and bring on all of Rypple’s staff and offerings. Wookey will run Rypple’s operations, which Salesforce will rename […] More

  • Mobility, Social Media Highlight IDC's 2012 Government IT Forecast - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    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 covered by InformationWeek, IDC predicts governments at all levels will spend nearly $82.4 billion on hardware, software and IT services in 2012. IDC found that […] More

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