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Salesforce abandons social strategy

Marc Benioff has decided to abandon the notion of the social enterprise like last year's fashions. It's on to the shiny, new thing.

OpenText regroups with targeted suites

OpenText revealed a sweeping new vision for its product lines this week at its annual EnterpriseWorld conference in Orlando, Florida.

Dropbox tries to make it easier to balance home-work content

Dropbox announced a new way of organizing information this week to let employees keep private files and company files in separate containers in a single interface.

Spotlight: Box rolls out new preview feature

Box announced a new preview feature this week.

PaidContent brand to be subsumed into GigaOM

PaidContent will be subsumed into GigaOm, its owner's brand--and I'm a little sad to see it go.

Alfresco's John Newton looks to future of information management

John Newton has been thinking about the future and he sat down with me at the Alfresco Summit to talk about what might happen the next 10 years.

Alfresco takes a step towards maturity

Alfresco is a company that to this point--to a large extent--has flown under the radar, but with a new CEO and a new vision, they are looking to take it to the next level.

SpringCM announces new release this week

SpringCM's new release makes it easier to compare versions of documents and share content outside of its cloud platform securely.

Spotlight: Google linking Drive directly to more products

Google announced this week on the Google Developer's blog that the Google Drive SDK lets developers build deep integration with Google Drive (not unlike the way Dropbox has allowed embedding in other products, as we wrote this week with Onehub).

Amazon looks to hook independent book sellers

Amazon came up with a diabolically clever scheme recently to hook independent brick and mortar book sellers into selling Kindles, but it might not be a deal worth making.

Onehub offers more sophisticated security for Dropbox in business

Onehub introduced a new product that takes advantage of Dropbox APIs to embed Dropbox folders inside the Onehub repository.

Flipboard goes for catalog market

Flipboard introduced a way for users to build online catalogs this week.

One company sifts through the social media noise to send help where it's needed most

One company is looking to build a system to help disaster relief workers identify the areas most hard hit using a combination of social media, big data, mapping technology and human filters.

Can security and usability live in one app without driving each other crazy?

Sync and share apps have to be safe, secure and dead simple to use--and building a product that pleases end users and IT is no easy task.

Joomla 3.2 now available

Open source content management tool Joomla has announced its latest version--Joomla 3.2. 

Nuxeo releases major platform update

Nuxeo's latest release aims to solve business problems related to content.

Spotlight: Feedly updates iOS app

Feedly announced an update to its iOS app this week.

Marissa Mayer is looking for tech journalists

Yahoo keeps trying new things and the latest is a tech journalism venture that appears to be part of an overall content-driven strategy.

As iGoogle dies, maybe it's time to bury the web portal

iGoogle was put to rest this week and maybe it's for the best.

HarperCollins starts program to sell ebooks directly to consumers

Harper Collins launched a direct to consumer eBook sales experiment this week, but it will take more than dabbling in digital marketing to help them survive in a changing publishing marketplace.