Salesforce fills out its portfolio of tools with its new Files Product, which will work with tools like Box, Google Drive, and others.
Guest Post Bryony Cole is Yammer’s head of community and thought leadership.
VANCOUVER — Not every tech founder can follow up a massive success with another massive success. But a couple years after a failed gaming endeavor, Glitch, it looks like Flickr cofounder Stewart Butterfield may have another big winner on his hands.
The technology is still in its alpha phase, but is being used by a handful of large corporate customers. In a nutshell, it helps companies connect employees who would work well together.
I caught up with MobileBeat judge and venture investor Sean Jacobsohn to chat about the future of mobile business applications, monetization strategies that work, and the startups that are on his radar.
Biba is a mobile app that delivers conference calls and messaging inside and outside of company networks and across multiple devices. It has raised $15 million from InterWest Partners, Benchmark Capital, Trinity Ventures, and multiple enterprise executives.
Social media management utility HootSuite added the most popular online survey tool, SurveyMonkey, to its app directory today, along with real-time visual traffic analysis tool Chartbeat.
And, almost as an aside, the company stated that it has now passed seven million users.
Y Combinator-backed Kippt released a new product for companies today called Inc, which seeks to improve communications among teams and provide a better alternative to email.
CoTap has tapped into $5.5 million to speed up development of its mobile messaging app for the enterprise. The company was founded by former Yammer executives Jim Patterson and Zack Parker.
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.
Swap chairs for a moment.
Microsoft formally announced the acquisition of enterprise social networks provider Yammer for $1.2 billion yesterday.
Pop quiz: Name a company that competes in the enterprise social software market with the likes of Jive and Yammer but is far bigger than either of those two solutions, with over 100 million people using it worldwide, including millions with the United Nations, more millions at the U.S. Department of Education, and hundreds of thousands at Texaco.
DoubleDutch builds mobile apps to help organizations such as TED, Adobe, and Cisco Systems collaborate and share. Today it’s releasing the app it built to keep its own team engaged, motivated, and on the same page. For free.
Guest Post That didn’t take long. It’s less than 24 hours after the news broke, and critics have already come out of the woodwork to denounce Microsoft’s $1.2 billion acquisition of enterprise social networking platform Yammer.
Although nothing is certain until cash is in the bank, Microsoft’s $1.2 billion acquisition of Yammer looks pretty much like a done deal. VentureBeat asked some industry analysts and experts what they think this deal will do to Yammer, Microsoft, and the enterprise social networking industry as a whole.
Microsoft is deep into the process of buying business social network provider Yammer, according to internal sources and conversations “overheard at the Creamery,” a cafe near Yammer’s office.
Guest Post Facebook’s $1 billion purchase of Instagram was the topic on everyone’s lips at Mega Startup Weekend last Saturday and Sunday. The world’s most expensive “Like” has clearly gotten tech entrepreneurs buzzing about who will be next. While there’s no way to know which big deal will be next, here are five tech deals that make sense and need to happen: