It seems like only yesterday when we covered the beta launch of QikCom, which was poised to become another horse in the race for the first real Twitter-for-enterprises alongside Yammer and Present.ly. It was almost yesterday, as they released the application to the public in October 2008. Now, a look at their website teaches us the micro-messaging service has already folded under the pressure of the race.
QikCom hits the deadpool, and companies who were using the service only have a couple of days to retrieve their data, which leads us to believe there weren’t all that many of those in the first place. The placeholder now even includes a link to Yammer, deeming them the ‘best enterprise micro-messaging service’ (they recently raised $5 million in funding and launched a hosted version of their software that can be used inside corporate firewalls). We use it here and are indeed quite happy with it, but we’re not counting out Present.ly out just yet. Since they added a desktop and mobile version recently, they’re keeping up pace with Yammer quite nicely without raising a dime in venture capital (so far).