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Social network use offers clues for security, Gartner says

It's not practical to prohibit social network access at work, and their usage can provide clues to effective business security, a Gartner analyst says.

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Review: Version 3.0 of Nimble's CRM helps you find connections and keep them

Nimble 3.0 brings a nice package of new features, helping you stay on top of your networks, and find the right people to contact at the right times.

Private social network Path opens up its API to 13 new partners

Path, the social network designed to better connect people who are already well-acquainted, is opening up its API to 13 outside developers to give its users more ways to share content.

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Twitter tracks users' tweets to measure advertisers' offline sales

Twitter's new program hopes to give marketers better information about how companies' tweets impact sales in physical stores.

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Forrester: Survey data dispels 'myths' about software industry trends in 2013

Nearly half of the companies Forrester surveyed “are concerned about corporate collaboration issues and are keen to keep Facebook and Twitter streams clearly separated from corporate applications.”

Older adults warm up to social networking

Sixty percent of people ages 50-64 use social networking this year, up from 6 percent in 2005. Among people ages 30-49, the percentage also increased sharply, according to survey results released Monday by the Pew Research Center.

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In praise of mob rule: Great ideas get crowdsourcing boost

Many of today's hottest products do something similar by drawing value from the collective actions of users through a selection of crowdfunding sites.

Yahoo buys failed browser maker Rockmelt

Yahoo on Friday acquired Rockmelt, a company that tried to compete with Google, Microsoft and Mozilla in the cut-throat browser market, but failed.

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Clockwise 4: Sharing your leftovers

TV industry changes, the sharing economy jumps the shark, cameraphones versus cameras and phones, and Google's latest tablet offensive. With guests Jon Phillips and Armando Rodriguez and hosts Jason Snell and Dan Moren.

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Zynga loses nearly half its daily users, says it's time for a 'reset'

Times are hard in Farmville as its owner, social games company Zynga reports that its user base has declined by almost a half in the past year.

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