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New analytics engine for Socialcast microblogging service shows companies who their most valuable "connectors" are.
Socialcast, now less of a Twitter competitor than a work flow aggregator, continues to refine its product for the enterprise.
It's not just a rehash of faddish sites, but an actual useful work group app based on modern social networking concepts.
Yammer's service is now live. Are we about to see a flood of Twitter clones for business?
Microsoft's former No. 3 executive, Paul Maritz, is using some of the strategies developed at the software giant to turn VMware into a platform player. His toughest rival: Microsoft.
And the flood of corporate Twitter-alikes has not even begun.
Social networking in business can work, as this new Air app shows. It brings real-time messaging to workgroups in a fresh way.
Also: Almaz Capital Russia Fund I has invested in Parallels; online education service Knewton has raised $6 million in Series B funding; and Socialcast has $1.4 million in Series A funding.
Money is getting tight, but that doesn't mean start-ups should give up, say investors at the Startonomics conference in San Francisco.
The enterprise social software company has new Twitterish functions, but the real deal is coming later.