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This is part 2 of 3 of a continuing series on Social Media Companies. You can go to Part 1 here. As with the A-G list, if you see any problems with the data or you believe a company should be on this list, please let me know. [email protected] H Hi5 +Social Glue Award Launched in 2003, hi5 is now one of the world's largest social networks and a top 20 website globally — with over 60 million monthly unique visitors. Compete reports 3.2 million U.S. unique visitors every month. Quantcast reports 49.9 million worldwide visitors, high indexes for male, 12-34, Hispanic and Asian, has kids, low income and low education score. Alexa has it ranked as the number 31 site on the Internet with 22.8 minutes per day and over 20 pages per day per user. I Imeem Imeem is a social network that enables users to discover, interact and express themselves with media, including music, video... (more)

SYS-CON Radio interviews John H. Terpstra

SYS-CON Radio interviews John H. Terpstra, a co-founder of the Samba Team, who talks about his new book due out in November 2003, The Official Samba 3 How-To and Reference Guide (Prentice Hall PTR), live at the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo 2003 in San Francisco. Click here to listen  [interview in MP3 format ... (more)

BEA Verifies H&W's Integration into WebLogic

Boise-ID-based H&W Computer Systems announced that its Web application diagnostics tool, DiagnoSys, has completed the BEA Validation Program. As a result, it is now verified to integrate with BEA WebLogic Platform 8.1. Customers can now rest assured knowing that DiagnoSys has been shown to integrate into BEA's infrastructure arena. Completion of the program implies that H&W's enterprise software has received BEA's genuine stamp of approval.   John Baisch, senior product manager for DiagnoSys, said, "Now, organizations that use BEA can be reassured that DiagnoSys is designed to perform very well in their environment." He went on to explain how the product and can help clients. "DiagnoSys can provide in-depth performance analysis of not only the BEA application server but the entire applicati... (more)

McNealy: "They Won't Let Me Start a Blog"

Related Links: Schwartz: "Sun and Microsoft Agree" (But Sun and IBM Don't) Tim Bray: "iPod? Blackberry? Texting? Not For Me, Thanks" Where Is Sun Going with Linux? McNealy: "Sun Is Not Proprietary, Just As IBM Is Not Bankrupt" So, how well-read would it be? Scott McNealy has been hypothesizing that "It would be very well-read," even though - so he explains - he can't start one because he has "to play a little bit more like Switzerland" and be neutral. (Oh, that would be a McNealy first right there.) Yes, "CEO Blogging" is back in the headlines again. So, should he or shouldn't he? Presumably McNealy would be more than welcome to join The International Club of CEO Bloggers - led by Guillaume du Gardier who describes himself as "CEO and Blogger" (for the curious, CEO Bloggers' Club comes out in French as "Club des PDG Blogueurs" - so now you know!) McNealy, were he ever... (more)

MasterCard And H&R Block Offering 0% Convenience Fee

LINK2GOV today announced a new program that makes it easier for taxpayers to settle their U.S. federal tax obligations with the Internal Revenue Service. LINK2GOV and H&R Block teamed with MasterCard to offer Debit MasterCard customers an exclusive deal this tax season - a convenience fee free online tax payment. Ed Braswell, LINK2GOV's President and CEO, "LINK2GOV strives to provide exceptional customer service, innovative programs, and the best of relationships with both customers and our partners. We will continue to listen to the demands of taxpayers and hopefully continue to bring fresh options to the marketplace." He continued, "LINK2GOV is proud to be the first to answer the taxpayers request for programs that offset the standard convenience fee." To participate in this program, taxpayers must purchase an H&R Block Online Tax Program. Using H&R Block's onlin... (more)

Bill Gates H-1B Remarks Miss the Mark

Bill Gates doesn't want to deny smart people the chance to come to this country. Speaking in front of politicians, this viewpoint should resonate well. After all, we're a nation of immigrants, and it's our smarts, our ingenuity, that makes America great, right? Yet the man is getting hammered (metaphorically) by people who think his view that to eliminate the H-1B visa would be a good thing is, in fact, disingenuous, cynical, greedful, and other bad things. With unemployment among programmers at levels that probably exceed 50%, if you count all the "independent contractors" and "consultants" making almost nothing, as well as those who have simply given up and found work in construction or sales, the idea of allowing unlimited numbers of immigrant programmers who will presumably work for below-market wages is going to be controversial. Actually, it's going to be very, ... (more)

LG Introduces World's First Java-based Mobile Handset

LG Electronics and SavaJe Technologies Inc. have announced that LG Electronics is the first company in the world to complete development of a handset using SavaJe OS, SavaJe Technologies' Java Platform, Micro Edition (Java ME) Connected Device Configuration (CDC) based open OS. LG Electronics is demonstrating and promoting the product to operators worldwide, and is ready to mass-produce handsets to operator specifications for delivery in 2006. The LG Electronics handset features a slide design with 176x220 color TFT display, 1.3MPixel camera, Bluetooth, and an SD Card memory card for storage of up to 1GB of applications, music, video and pictures. The handset plays MP3, AAC and AAC+ music formats as well as H.263 and MPEG4 videos. "The SavaJe and LG Electronics implementation of a complete handset operating system based on Java technologies extends significant opportu... (more)

Interview with Dan Cahoon of H&R Block

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Is This the RIA Platform We've All Been Waiting For? – Laszlo Goes From Strength To Strength

Pop quiz: what company both doubled its annual revenue in 2006 and closed a $26.25 million round of funding? Clue: it also tracked 290,000 downloads of its RIA platform and lined up IBM, Walmart.com, H&R Block, Monster, Barclays Global and Pandora as customers. Extra clue: it also announced project "Orbit" which will allow developers using its platform to compile into Java Mobile and run it on devices. If none of the above clues helped, then you've clearly not yet tried OpenLaszlo, don't yet use Laszlo Mail, haven't explored the Laszlo Webtop, and aren't familiar with the OpenLaszlo 4 project, formerly codenamed "Legals." For the company we are talking of here is Laszlo Systems. OpenLaszlo 4.0 is currently in its first beta release, and is like the beating heart of Laszlo Systems.  The aim of OpenLaszlo 4.0 is to provide a single application environment that supports... (more)

AJAXWorld Conference Announces Exclusive Laszlo Track

OpenLaszlo Track at AJAXWorld Pop quiz: what company both doubled its annual revenue in 2006 and closed a $26.25 million round of funding? Clue: it also tracked 290,000 downloads of its RIA platform and lined up IBM, Walmart.com, H&R Block, Monster, Barclays Global and Pandora as customers. Extra clue: it also announced project "Orbit" which will allow developers using its platform to compile into Java Mobile and run it on devices. If none of the above clues helped, then you've clearly not yet tried OpenLaszlo, don't yet use Laszlo Mail, haven't explored the Laszlo Webtop, and aren't familiar with the OpenLaszlo 4 project, formerly codenamed "Legals." For the company we are talking of here is Laszlo Systems. OpenLaszlo 4.0 is currently in its first beta release, and is like the beating heart of Laszlo Systems.  The aim of OpenLaszlo 4.0 is to provide a single applicatio... (more)

Stora Enso's New CEO Jouko Karvinen Starts in Office at Today's AGM

HELSINKI, FINLAND -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 03/29/07 -- Stora Enso (NYSE: SEO) today announced that Jukka Härmälä addresses shareholders after 18 years as CEO. Jukka Härmälä at the AGM: "In 2006 profits rose as newsprint, uncoated fine paper and wood product prices increased, and we benefited from our internal profit improvement programmes. Profit 2007 and the Asset Performance Review (APR) are concluded ahead of schedule, but the returns are unsatisfactory as increases in energy costs last year and wood costs this year have eaten away a good lot of the benefits," says CEO Jukka Härmälä. "I would like to take this opportunity to thank all personnel, shareholders and the Board of Directors for very stimulating and rewarding years in the industry, and to wish all of you the very best in the future," he concludes. Stora Enso changes its strategic focus from growth to profita... (more)