Yammer

  • Enterprise Social Networking Platform Yammer Raises $85M From DFJ Growth, Khosla, And Others

    Enterprise Social Networking Platform Yammer Raises $85M From DFJ Growth, Khosla, And Others

    Enterprise social network and communications platform Yammer has finally closed that big round we and PandoDaily heard about earlier this year. The company has raised $85 million in new funding, bringing the total investment in Yammer to a whopping $142 million. DFJ growth and Social+Capital Partnership (who led Yammer’s last round) led this round. Other investors joining the round… Read More

  • Yammer Brings Social Collaboration To SAP

    Yammer Brings Social Collaboration To SAP

    Last year, Yammer debuted an integration with Salesforce to bring sales data from the CRM product into Yammer’s social collaboration feed. Today, Yammer is debuting a similar product enhancement with SAP, the first real data integration with an on-premise enterprise giant. Via a Yammer SAP connecter, updated from SAP ERP Central Component will appear as activity stories in… Read More

  • Yammer, We Just Can’t Quit You

    Yammer, We Just Can’t Quit You

    Do you have a product or service you don’t really like, always complain about, yet can’t really stop using? Everyone knows someone who owns a car that always breaks down, or dates a girl that they’re not particularly into but for some reason they haven’t made the move to cut ties. You just kind of wave the annoyances away like, “Yeah, [whatever it is]… Read More

  • Former Facebook VP Chamath Palihapitiya Leads $17M Round In Enterprise Social Networking Platform Yammer

    Former Facebook VP Chamath Palihapitiya Leads $17M Round In Enterprise Social Networking Platform Yammer

    Yammer, an enterprise social network and communications platform, has raised $17 million in new funding led by The Social+Capital Partnership, a new fund established by former Facebook Vice President Chamath Palihapitiya. Previous investors Charles River Ventures, Emergence Capital and U.S. Venture Partners also participated in the round. Palihapitiya will have an observer’s seat on… Read More

  • Use Yammer Connect To Integrate Log-Ins And Feeds Into Third-Party Applications

    Use Yammer Connect To Integrate Log-Ins And Feeds Into Third-Party Applications

    Enterprise social networking platform Yammer is expanding the reach of its network today, launching Yammer Connect. The new plug-ins allows users to bring their Yammer identity to other business applications and an Embed feature enables companies to embed Yammer feeds into their intranet or other apps. Using a JavaScript API, developers can add the Yammer Login Button to their applications… Read More

  • Yammer Adds Badges And In-Line Videos To Enterprise Communications App

    Yammer Adds Badges And In-Line Videos To Enterprise Communications App


    Enterprise social networking platform Yammer is adding two new features to its platform today that are worth noting. The company is supporting in-line videos within news feeds, and is also allowing users to recognize colleagues with badges. Now you can attach videos to Yammer messages (just as you would with a Word document or PowerPoint presentation), and then users can play the videos… Read More

  • Yammer Updates AIR-Powered Desktop App With Threaded Conversations, Notifications And More

    Yammer Updates AIR-Powered Desktop App With Threaded Conversations, Notifications And More

    Enterprise social networking platform Yammer, just debuted a brand new iPad app and today is rolling out a new version of its Adobe AIR-powered desktop app. Yammer, which launched as the “Twitter for businesses” at TechCrunch 50 in 2008, offers a multi-platform communications app for businesses. In fact, we use Yammer internally at TechCrunch. Read More

  • Yammer Finally Works And Makes Work Possible On The iPad

    Yammer Finally Works And Makes Work Possible On The iPad

    Our love affair with Yammer is pretty hot and cold. On one hand, they launched at and won TechCrunch50a few years back. And they seem to be kicking ass on the business distribution front. On the other, the apps they put out there (which we use for TechCrunch day-to-day business) are often very buggy and more or less infuriating day in and day out. iPhone, Android, Web, AIR — they all… Read More

  • Yammer Swings Back at Jive with a Survey and Salesforce with a Video (TCTV)

    Yammer Swings Back at Jive with a Survey and Salesforce with a Video (TCTV)

    The social enterprise wars are heating up. Last week, Jive’s Tony Zingale came on to talk about a user survey that showed quantifiable value his customers were getting from Jive’s software and answer why Yammer and Salesforce get the bulk of the industry press. I invited Salesforce’s Marc Benioff and Yammer’s David Sacks on the show if they wanted to rebut anything said. Read More

  • Jive's CEO Throws Down the Hammer on Competitors, Plans 2011 IPO (TCTV)

    Jive's CEO Throws Down the Hammer on Competitors, Plans 2011 IPO (TCTV)

    Enterprise software isn’t as sexy a topic as the iPhone or consumer apps. So why do I love to cover it? The fights. While most consumer Internet companies view their market as a warm and fuzzy place where there can be multiple winners, in enterprise software it’s a slug fest. Companies are competing head-to-head for deals and customers want as few software vendors as possible. Read More

  • Jason Green on Why SaaS Is More Than a New Business Model

    Ask a VC: Why SaaS Is More than a New Business Model, Plus Salesforce v. Yammer v. Jive (TCTV)

    Who cares about enterprise software? Apparently you do. Even though I posted this solicitation for Ask a VC questions late on a Thursday, I woke up this morning to one of the better inboxes of questions since the show began. Our guest in your virtual hot seat was Jason Green of Emergence Capital. Like a lot of things in tech, Green is a believer that the hype in software-as-a-service may… Read More

  • Social Enterprise Wars: Socialtext Goes After Yammer With Free Migration Tool

    Social Enterprise Wars: Socialtext Goes After Yammer With Free Migration Tool

    Let the social enterprise software wars begin. Socialtext, which offers an enterprise social software platform built around microblogging, is going after competitor Yammer today with a new free migration tool that allows Yammer users to move to Socialtext. The free tool allows users to move from Yammer to Socialtext, and to use the social platform for businesses at a discounted rate. Read More

  • Yammer Proclaims The Death Of Old Media Through Old Media

    Yammer Proclaims The Death Of Old Media Through Old Media

    You know how obsessed we are with billboards here at TechCrunch Aol, so imagine my joy this morning when I drove into work this morning (at 8am as always) and saw this awesome piece of artillery right in front of my office. Yeah, our officemate Yammer has decided to wedge a billboard-sized nail in the coffin of old media (i.e. “one-way communication”) which conspicuously includes… Read More

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

    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)

    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

  • Enterprise Social Networking Platform Yammer Grabs $25 Million In New Funding

    Enterprise Social Networking Platform Yammer Grabs $25 Million In New Funding

    Enterprise social networking platform Yammer, has just raised $25 million in new funding led by U.S. Venture Partners with Emergence Capital, Charles River Ventures and Founders Fund also participating. This brings the startup’s total funding to $40 million. Additionally, U.S. Venture Partners’ Principal Mamoon Hamid will be joining Yammer’s board. Yammer, which launched as… Read More

  • Yammer Debuts A Facebook For The Enterprise

    Yammer Debuts A Facebook For The Enterprise

    Yammer, which launched as the “Twitter for businesses” at TechCrunch 50 in 2008, is launching the next-gen version of its platform today. Aiming to be a full-fledged social network for the enterprise, Yammer 2.0 is being released today at TechCrunch Disrupt. As we wrote in our initial review of the new platform, Yammer is adding a number of applications to its platform that… Read More

  • Look out Yammer – Podio emerges with full business social network

    Look out Yammer – Podio emerges with full business social network

    When Danish entrepreneur Tommy Ahlers sold his ‘social phonebook’ ZYB to Vodafone in 2008 for €31 million and joined the company, it didn’t seem like he would stay forever at such a slow-moving corporate entity. And sure enough he has now left. But ever the restless entrepreneur he’s decided against lying on a beach somewhere and careered headlong into a new startup… Read More

  • Yammer 2.0 To Launch As A Powerful, Full-Fledged Social Network For The Enterprise

    Yammer 2.0 To Launch As A Powerful, Full-Fledged Social Network For The Enterprise

    Since Yammer launched as the “Twitter for businesses” at TechCrunch 50 in 2008, the startup has continued to improve on its already solid product, releasing mobile apps and new desktop clients, adding threaded conversations, and more. The fact is that in just under two years, Yammer, which we use at TechCrunch for internal communications, is being used by more than one million… 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