Ford hosts second annual AppLinks developer challenge

Ford Motors is hosting its second annual AppLink Developer Challenge, which will be held at the TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon next month in San Francisco, Calif. Ten teams will compete in the challenge to develop new driver-friendly smartphone apps that are compatible with Ford’s SYNC AppLink patform. Ford’s SYNC AppLinks platform Ford’s SYNC AppLinks platform allows … Continue reading →

Who won the social media Olympics?

The Games of the XXX Olympiad in London have come to a close. Individual nations and athletes are basking in the glow of their respective medals. Thanks to platforms like Facebook and Twitter, there was a separate, parallel social media Olympics that also produced its share of winners. The most popular athletes and nations during … Continue reading →

Salesforce Boosts Social Media Power With Acquisition

Salesforce.com, a provider of Web-based sales management tools, has just announced that it will buy Buddy Media for about $689 million in cash, stock and securities. It is only the latest such move on the part of a high-tech firm as social media marketing becomes increasing crucial. Broadening social media footprint Buddy Media, which calls … Continue reading →