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The Proliferation of Webinars

Has anyone else noticed an explosion of webinar offers lately? Companies use webinars extensively both to attract potential new customers with incentives for free educational opportunities, and to retain or train existing...

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Meet the 12 Wealthiest People in Social Media

Some of the names on our Top 12 list are familiar industry figures. Others are hardly household names. The common thread: They have all made billions from social media.

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Apple Lays Out Its Social Media Aspirations

Apple tried to make it in social media years ago, and it doesn’t plan to revive that fantasy any time soon, says CEO Tim Cook. Cook does, however, offer his thoughts on Google, Facebook and Twitter – and he doesn't hold back when it...

Top US brands still falling foul of CAN-SPAM legislation, study finds

But have consumers moved on anyway?

Lyft acquires ride-sharing startup Hitch

Lyft introduced its own car-pooling service in August

Delve, Office Graph must transcend Office 365 to be revolutionary

Microsoft faces a long, bumpy road to extend the info discovery app and machine learning engine

GENBAND launches Kandy, a real-time communications software development platform

GENBAND has launched Kandy, a real time communications software development platform supporting enterprises, services providers, and developers. Kandy combines Web and mobile applications with real time communications capabilities.

Alibaba shares open at a high $92.70

Shares were trading a tad lower around $90 later in the afternoon

SAP CEO Bill McDermott on why Concur is worth $8.3 billion

Buying Concur 'is the best business case I've ever put in front of the board,' McDermott says

New US Senate bill aims to limit access to emails stored abroad

The legislation follows Microsoft's refusal to turn in emails in Ireland to U.S. law enforcement

Mysterious entity acquires TwitPic, saving it from death

TwitPic's been acquired, though it's not saying yet by whom

Alibaba's IPO could be 'open sesame' for global expansion

Alibaba's international expansion could accelerate following its US listing

Facebook turns its feed into a popularity contest

The site will be promoting posts tied to trendy or popular topics

Microsoft plots Dynamics CRM update with an eye on marketing, global expansion

CRM Online will be available in 130 markets by the end of the year, Microsoft says

Orange offers 'smart app' dev tool and global M2M location service

The company has created a new entity, Orange Applications for Business, to bring together its network and application integration services

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How Google is helping me live a cellphone-free life

Two recent Google Hangout announcements will make it easier to live my cellphone-free life, without relying on Skype.

Apple updates privacy policy, sets up site to guide users

Apple said it believes a great customer experience shouldn't come at the expense of user privacy

Bug infects Apple's iOS 8 HealthKit, delaying app launches

The iOS 8 feature plays a key role in Apple's health tracking ambitions

Google lets Apps users bypass admins and install third-party Marketplace tools

With this change, Google risks upsetting Apps admins

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