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HootSuite adds SurveyMonkey, ChartBeat to app directory while passing 7M user mark

Social media management utility HootSuite added the most popular online survey tool, SurveyMonkey, to its app directory today, along with real-time visual traffic analysis tool Chartbeat.<p>And, almost as an aside, the company stated that it has now passed seven million users.<p>Two months ago, CEO Ryan …

Salesforce.com, Oracle merge clouds in nine-year deal

In a nine-year deal, the Salesforce.com and Oracle clouds -- including applications, platform, and infrastructure -- will be integrated.<p>Big news in enterprise land today: sometime-rivals Salesforce.com and Oracle announced Tuesday morning a nine-year partnership to integrate their clouds.<p>The deal …

Oracle

Kickstarter must not fund biohackers' glow-in-the-dark plants

Who wouldn't want a flower that can glow in the dark? And what if it were pitched as the coming wave of a sustainable future, in which luminous …

Entrepreneurs-in-residence bring startup mentality to big firms

The technology giants that rule their industry – from Apple to Google, Twitter to Facebook – were once lean startups, making bold decisions that helped shape their identities.<p>As they became multinational corporations, elements of the entrepreneurial spirit were diminished, a trend many companies …

Startups

Messages Galore, But No Time To Think

I'm old enough to remember a simpler time in the office, when talking -- whether in person or on the phone -- was the main way to communicate. I once had a job where I filled out those pink "While You Were Out" slips for employees who had stepped away from their desks.<p>Read more on www.nytimes.com

The Best Explanation Yet Of How The NSA's PRISM Surveillance Program Works

The report reaffirms what we already know, specifically that "the NSA copies Internet traffic as it enters and leaves the United States, then routes it to the NSA for analysis," and it also shores up a few things about how PRISM works.<p>First, it clears up the controversy around the assertion that …

Surveillance

Microsoft reportedly paying developers $100,000 or more to build apps

Microsoft has slowly been catching up on filling the Windows Phone store with big-name apps, and according to <i>Bloomberg Businessweek</i>, that may be thanks to some financial encouragement. Microsoft is reportedly paying some companies $100,000 or more to build apps for its mobile OS. Though no specific …

How to use Pinterest for small business

Keeping up with the latest developments in marketing for your small business means staying up-to-date on the world of social media. Aside from the challenge of simply staying informed about new platforms and changes to existing platforms, figuring out how to maneuver within the sometimes …

Small Business