Guest Post We are suffering from a major case of denial. We tend to tell each other only the good news, totally ignoring social intranet problems -- low quality app and too much hype -- as if they don’t exist.
Forget about the cloud storage wars; competition is fiercer than ever in the cloud collaboration space.
HootSuite announced a significant hire this morning: former Yammer vice president of marketing Dee Anna McPherson.
Bloomfire thinks that Yammer isn't tapping into all the different places employees might be important project information. The company, which has set out to help people search their own networks for relevant information, received $8 million today.
Microsoft had six pieces of news come out today, including the Surface worldwide expansion, Yammer's new translation service, and getting slapped with regulatory fines from the EU.
Private company research firm Privco has ranked the top 20 merger and acquisitions of the top 20 technology VC firms of 2012, including Ancestry.com's $1.6 billion sale to private equity firm Permira and other top tech acquisitions such as Yammer, Meebo, Instagram, and NextG networks.
After being acquired by Microsoft in June, Yammer has laid off some of its sales and marketing staff.
Guest Post In my opinion, the future of social software isn't as a standalone service, which simply becomes a fire hose of irrelevant conversations for workers.
MyHeritage raises $25 million and acquires family tree site Geni.
Editor's Pick While consumer-focused companies like Facebook and Zynga exploded, business software startups have been quietly scoring household-name customers with multi-million dollar budgets, kicking legacy players off their pedestal, and filing for higher-than-expected IPOs.
Box and Yammer's cofounders explain how user-experience design may be a solution for large companies getting their "asses handed to them" by scrappy startups.
Editor's Pick A pervasive myth exists among tech founders: If they build a product that consumers will love, it will magically trickle into Fortune 500 companies.
What if you could have all of your employees, cloud applications, documents, files, and customer data in one place? Zeppelin thinks it can actually capture them all in a jar.
HootSuite announced an new update to its popular social media management utility today, adding functionality that veers into intranet-light territory similar to a Yammer or a Chatter.
Editor's Pick Debate raged at TechCrunch Disrupt over whether technology startups can unseat the powers-that-be.
When Microsoft bought Yammer for $1.2 billion, concerns arose it might lose some of innovative spirit. But today Yammer has pushed back with several big updates, including a new "inbox" that prioritizes conversations, a real-time messaging interface, and integrations with Hootsuite and seven other services.
Yammer has teamed up with sentiment analysis startup, Kanjoya, to track office banter and gain deep insight into how employees are feeling at work.
Good thing we start happy hour late here at VentureBeat, or we would have missed Fab.com’s big news yesterday afternoon. In other $100+ announcements, Penguin took an independent, self-publishing platform under its wing, and Microsoft and Yammer sealed the deal. …
YammerSoft is a go, folks.
Less than one month after officially confirming numerous reports that it was going to buy enterprise social network Yammer, Microsoft today announced that the $1.2 billion deal is in the bag.
“Today, we are pleased …
Swap chairs for a moment.
You’re the chief executive of NewsGator, a key Microsoft partner in enterprise social software. You’ve just been named a Microsoft Globally Managed Partner. And both of your key product lines contain the words “for SharePoint” …