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  • Yammer’s David Sacks Departs Microsoft After Two-Year Tenure

    Yammer’s David Sacks Departs Microsoft After Two-Year Tenure

    Today Yammer’s founder and former CEO David Sacks announced that he will depart Microsoft, the software company that purchased his social enterprise startup for $1.2 billion. His exit, which comes two years after the June 2012 acquisition of Yammer, follows standard timing. When companies are purchased, existing employees are often given two-year contracts, sometimes¬†with earnouts attached. Read More

  • Backed By Yammer’s David Sacks, Fresh Launches A Site For Verified Consumer Gadget Reviews

    Backed By Yammer’s David Sacks, Fresh Launches A Site For Verified Consumer Gadget Reviews

    When you’re ready to try a new product, Stephen Svajian, co-founder and CEO of a startup called Fresh, said that what you’re really looking for are recommendations from consumers like you — but the review systems on sites like Amazon are basically broken. That’s why he’s launching Fresh, a site that only allows someone to review a product if they’ve… Read More

  • Twist Updates Its Arrival Signaling App For iOS 6, Adds Yammer CEO David Sacks To Advisory Board

    Twist Updates Its Arrival Signaling App For iOS 6, Adds Yammer CEO David Sacks To Advisory Board

    I’ve become pretty familiar with the sinking feeling that kicks in when I realize I’m going to be late, and I’m sure I’m not the only one. San Francisco startup Twist set out to make those ensuing “Oh man, so sorry, I’m running a little behind” exchanges obsolete when it launched its arrival signaling iOS app in July, and it turns out the company has… Read More

  • David Sacks On Selling Yammer: We Never Really Shopped The Company

    David Sacks On Selling Yammer: We Never Really Shopped The Company

    In June, Microsoft closed its acquisition of Yammer, the hot young enterprise social network that got its start at TC50 back in 2008. It was a big exit for the company, which sold for a whopping $1.2 billion. CEO and founder of Yammer David Sacks took the stage at TechCrunch Disrupt SF to talk to Mike Arrington about the past, present and future for the network. Arrington started by asking… Read More

  • Yammer’s David Sacks To Join Us At Disrupt SF

    Yammer’s David Sacks To Join Us At Disrupt SF

    One of the most rational voices in the Valley, David Sacks has hit many of the commonly agreed upon entrepreneurial “milestones,” and he’s only 40. Sacks is part of a mafia (PayPal), he’s had a pivot (MyGeni) and he’s won a TechCrunch startup competition, back when it was TechCrunch 50. He’s also successfully built an enterprise product with Yammer and then… Read More

  • What TechCrunch Staffers Want Yammer to Spend that $25 Million on (TCTV)

    It’s no secret that we like Yammer here at TechCrunch. We gave the company the top TechCrunch50 honors a few years back, we use the product pretty obsessively for in-house communication, and Mike even uses it as a reporting tool. But we could like it a lot better… In part two of our interview with David Sacks we ask him what he’s going to spend that new $25 million in… Read More

  • David Sacks: Yammer Wasn't a Pivot and I Still Love Geni (TCTV)

    Yammer founder and CEO David Sacks came all the way from his office upstairs from us to talk about his new $25 million round of funding. We discuss a lot of interesting things in this clip including why Sacks says Yammer wasn’t everyone’s new favorite word, a pivot; why he still loves Geni, the company Yammer spun out of that we don’t hear nearly as much about; why more… Read More

  • TechCrunch NOW: Yammer CEO, DoubleTwist Co-Founder On Apple, Google Me

    What does Yammer’s David Sacks have to do with Apple’s reception hiccup? And what does DoubleTwist’s Jon Johansen have to do with Google Me? To be honest, not a whole lot. But we had both founders in on Friday morning, for our fifth episode of TechCrunch NOW. For those who are unfamiliar with the program, TechCrunch NOW is a daily show (Monday-Friday, 3 PM PST) where we… Read More

  • At The World Series Of Poker Two Founders Are Betting The Company — Literally

    You’ve heard the term “betting the company,” but have you ever known anyone who has actually done that? I mean literally. As in, they’re playing poker with shares of the company on the line. Because that’s exactly what Yammer founder David Sacks and Mahalo founder Jason Calacanis are doing at The World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. When Calacanis first tweeted… Read More