“The Social Networking Accelerator for Microsoft Dynamics CRM allows business professionals to monitor and analyze customers’ conversations on social networking sites, and as a result, provides real-time status updates about their products and services. This first release of the accelerator delivers integration with Twitter; other networks will be introduced in future releases.”
OfficeTalk is a concept that “applies the base capabilities of microblogging to a business environment, enabling employees to post their thoughts, activities, and potentially valuable information to anyone who might be interested.”
Find out more at http://www.officelabs.com/officetalk
T3chNicaL.LEad’s Francois Pienaar Live
Our very own Francois Pienaar was invited to speak on a television show called Robinson Regstreeks, which is broadcast here in South Africa. The topic of the show was on the dangers of Mxit, Facebook and chatrooms, and how it affects relationships and people in general.
Read more here.
Ballmer not a Twitter fan
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer says he’s not big into Twitter. “I’m more of a consumer than an author in the real-time environment,” Ballmer mentioned while being interviewed on stage at the Search Marketing Expo in Santa Clara, California on Tuesday.
He did reveal however that he has a secret Twitter account. “I was tweeting basketball scores, but you wouldn’t know it unless you were a parent in the Lakeside basketball community,” he said.
Ballmer also mentioned that Microsoft is unsure of whether buying Twitter would be a good decision. “They have a lot of credibility with the user community. Would they have that same credibility if they were captive? That’s not clear.”
Bill Gates on reducing world population
Ok, not exactly technology news but interesting nonetheless. Apparently, speaking at the TED2010 Conference in Long Beach, California, Gates mentioned that in an attempt to cut global warming, vaccines could in the future be used to reduce population growth.
“First we got population. The world today has 6.8 billion people. That’s headed up to about 9 billion. Now if we do a really great job on new vaccines, health care, reproductive health services, we lower that by perhaps 10 or 15 percent,” he said.