Tim Young
Tim Young
VP, Social Enterprise
Providing the creative vision for Socialcast and its technology, Timothy brings nearly a decade of web development experience and over 8 years of entrepreneurship to the company. His prior venture, Event Robot, developed online communities for consumer-facing brands in the entertainment industry. Timothy's interests include emergent processes and behaviors, flock theory, connectionism, and collective intelligence, all of which are integrated into the Socialcast product. He regularly speaks about social networking and collaboration at industry conferences and guest teaches at the University of California, Irvine.

The Transformation Toward Modern Ways of Working

|   Jun 17, 2013
When I founded Socialcast, our guiding mission was to create a new way to work.  I saw an opportunity to leverage the massive changes in the ways people were communicating and collaborating in the consumer market, and apply them to the workplace. Now, the shift away from the desktop to mobile devices provides new opportunities for companies like ours to partner with IT to develop business-ready solutions. Supporting more modern ways of working are difficult IT challenges, and VMware has a history of solving these problems in a unique and compelling way, which is one of the reasons I chose to sell Socialcast to VMware more than 2 years ago.  It’s also why I have agreed to take a broader role at VMware as Vice President of Mobile Computing in the End User Computing division at VMware.… Read more »

Introducing Free Socialcast Enterprise Social Networks

|   Jun 6, 2012
Today we’re announcing all the capabilities of the Socialcast enterprise version will be free for communities of up to 50 users. We’re excited about this offering because it’s a new way to bring the full social experience into the enterprise. With complete access to all the features that make social in the enterprise revolutionary, small businesses and departments of larger companies can get started with an enterprise social network with the confidence that they have access to the full social experience and that as they grow their network is ready to support even the largest enterprise wide deployments. What we’ve discovered is when features are held back by a metered pricing structure employees don’t get to experience the full value of social at their company. Limited networks don’t deliver on the capabilities of enterprise social beyond just collaboration and communication among employees.… Read more »

Socialcast Feature Update: OAuth 2.0

|   Sep 9, 2011
Over 80% of the US workforce works in offices managing information, yet they rely on tools and systems that automate the metaphors of the pre-digital workplace. At a time when our economy desperately needs a productivity revolution, we need to fundamentally change the way we manage and coordinate information. As we enter the Post-PC era, VMware is committed to building new platforms and experiences that will dramatically evolve the way we work. Today, VMware and Socialcast are announcing a product that will do just that--Strides. Strides is a lightweight social application that allows managers and employees to coordinate work efforts together in real time.… Read more »

Introducing External Contributors, User Roles and Org Charts

|   Jul 26, 2011
The modern workplace is a complex ecosystem of employees, vendors, partners, contractors and customers. As in nature, there is a distinct role for everyone, and in order for each member and the sum of the parts to flourish, a symbiotic relationship must exist amongst all parties. In simpler terms, a company doesn’t exist in a vacuum – it is part of, and relies upon, many others in order to succeed. Today, Socialcast is announcing several new features that employ this concept: external contributors, enhanced user roles, and organizational charts.… Read more »

Socialcast announces its acquisition by VMware – accelerating our innovation and growth

|   May 31, 2011
Today, we are excited to announce that VMware has acquired Socialcast. Read the official press release here. VMware and Socialcast are a natural fit for each other. Both companies seek to transform the way that employees work in an increasingly mobile, virtual landscape. We share the same vision for the future of collaboration – secure access to data, access on-the-go via mobile devices and remote workspaces, and support for modern work streams that are increasingly more iterative and interconnected.… Read more »

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What is Socialcast?

Socialcast by VMware (NYSE: VMW) is a social network for business uniting people, information, and applications with its real-time enterprise activity stream engine. Behind the firewall or in the cloud, Socialcast enables instant collaboration in a secure environment. Socialcast is headquartered in San Francisco, California. www.socialcast.com