16-06-2012, 14:27 #1
Vem aí a rede social da Microsoft
A Microsoft está negociando a compra do Yammer por US$ 1,2 bi. O Yammer é uma rede social para empresas com 200 mil companhias participantes.
Microsoft Said to Agree to Buy Yammer for $1.2 Billion - Bloomberg
Microsoft Corp., the world’s largest software maker, has agreed to purchase Yammer Inc., operator of a social network for businesses, for $1.2 billion, said a person familiar with the matter.
The deal is expected to be announced by the end of June, said the person, who asked not to be identified because the negotiations are private. Dee Anna McPherson, a spokeswoman for Yammer, declined to comment on a potential acquisition, as did Frank Shaw, a spokesman for Microsoft.
Microsoft could add Yammer’s corporate social networking tools to its Office and SharePoint software products for businesses.
San Francisco-based Yammer was founded in 2008 by David Sacks, the former chief operating officer at PayPal Inc. It has raised more than $140 million in funding from venture firms, including Charles River Ventures Inc. and Emergence Capital Partners.
Yammer is used by more than 200,000 companies, including Ford Motor Co. and EBay Inc. (EBAY) It provides features for internal corporate use that are similar to those found on Facebook Inc. (FB)’s website. Yammer competes with Jive Software Inc. (JIVE), Chatter, run by Salesforce.com., and Asana Inc., Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz’s company.
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28-06-2012, 09:42 #2
Yammer Signs Definitive Agreement to be Acquired by Microsoft
Dear Yammer Customer,
I am pleased to announce that Yammer has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by Microsoft. After the close of the deal, Microsoft will continue to invest in Yammer's freemium, stand-alone service, and the team will remain under my direction within the Microsoft Office Division. With the backing of Microsoft, our aim is to massively accelerate our vision to change the way work gets done with software that is built for the enterprise and loved by users.
As a Yammer customer, you will continue to get a secure, private social network—delivered with the same focus on simplicity, innovation, and cross-platform experiences. Over time, you’ll see more and more connections to SharePoint, Office365, Dynamics and Skype. Yammer’s expertise in empowering employees, driving adoption, and delivering rapid innovation in the cloud will not only continue to power our stand-alone service, but also anchor the communication and collaboration experiences in Office 365.
You can find more information in this press release and our blog post.
Yammer CEO and Founder