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Microsoft to shut down Socl, its social networking site

Well, some of you might not even have heard about Socl, Microsoft’s experimental social network – but it’s already being shut down next week. This is because Socl was still in research phase and the premise of Socl was to […]

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Microsoft launches Linkedin Lite for Indian audience

Linkedin, one of the world’s biggest professional social media portals, just launched a ‘Lite’ version of their website for mobile browsing, especially targeted at the Indian market. Linkedin Lite for India Microsoft announced on Monday that this new launch was […]

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WhatsApp will no longer charge subscription fee

Facebook-owned popular messaging app WhatsApp will no longer ask you to pay annual subscription fee as the company decides to shelve-off the charges for using the app post 1 year of free usage. WhatsApp said that users are no longer […]

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Microsoft Garage comes up with Social Share, a new plugin for PowerPoint

Microsoft Office apps have always been Business-centric and they have remained since long. Microsoft impromptu R&D lab, Garage has come up with yet another initiative – Social Share – which will let users share slides directly from PowerPoint on Social […]

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Azure AD Automated Password Rollover Preview for Social Accounts announced

Microsoft has already introduced several new features in Azure Active Directory to manage company’s social media accounts like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, using the feature of single sign-on. This lets groups of users of specific department of a company, use […]

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Facebook to use your Browsing History to deliver Ads

Facebook will soon be launching a new ad program which will display the ads on your timeline according to your browsing history. Your timeline will now show the ads based on the websites you visit over the web. For example, […]

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Microsoft Social Listening Tool is now available

For those working in sales, marketing or service department, this is a useful announcement to read. Yesterday, Microsoft announced the availability of powerful Microsoft Social Listening Tool for its customers. As Microsoft puts it, using this tool, marketers can track […]

Treetins is a social network that tries to bridge strangers

There is a new social networking website in town, and it’s called Treetins. Treetins, aims to make strangers friend. In fact, its tagline itself says “Making Strangers Social”. Bear in mind, this is not a dating or matrimonial portal, it […]

Bing adds Klout; Klout adds Bing & Instagram

Klout yesterday came up with some exciting announcements including its integration with Bing and Instagram. As per the announcement, Klout will now integrate users’ Bing as well as Instagram accounts.  Klout and Bing With its new official partnership with Bing, […]

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Xbox launches Avatar Kinect for cyber socializing

Microsoft Kinect Fun Labs today launched Avatar Kinect, a service which lets your personalized avatar interact with or hang out with up to 7 other friends in 24 virtual stages ranging from a late-night talk show set to outer space. Kinect […]

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Tulalip, Microsoft’s own Social Network – Will it stand!?

Larry says Facebook is his second life. Mark vehemently convinces peers that Google+ is a better option. “If you need space, log on to MySpace”. This is an era of Social Communication and such networks help in making things pretty […]

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Career Factor from Microsoft: A Reality show using Social and Digital Media

Microsoft has introduced Career Factor to the greater digital marketing and social media community at Microsoft. Career Factor is a non-competitive reality show using social and digital media to tell the stories of eight real-life customers as they build their […]

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Microsoft User Community goes Social

Lo and Behold! The Community Evangelism folks at Microsoft US have launched User Community on Facebook and Twitter.

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Working towards a more social web, Google acquires Slide

Google has announced that they have acquired Slide, a social technology company with an extensive history of building new ways for people to connect with others across numerous platforms online.

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Docs.com now supports Facebook Pages

Docs.com from Microsoft Fuse Labs, now supports Facebook Pages. You can now collaborate on docs with other page administrators, share docs with your fans, and add the Docs profile tab to your Page.

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Social Media hub for Windows 7 launched by Microsoft

Microsoft has launched a social media “hub” for Windows 7 in celebration of Windows 7 launch. This hub is designed to highlight what our customers are saying about Windows 7.