Microsoft To Fold Yammer Sales Team Into Office 365, Identity Surfaces As A Core Focus

Microsoft today <a target="_blank" href="http://blogs.office.com/b/office-news/archive/2013/05/09/yammer-and-office-365-aligning-for-scale.aspx">announced</a> that it will fold about 100 sales people

CEO Marc Benioff Says Chatter Will Become Primary Interface For Salesforce, A Bold Yet Risky Move

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.salesforce.com/chatter/overview/">Chatter</a> will become the primary interface for Salesforce.com, CEO Marc Benioff said today at the kickoff of a national tour fo

Social Platform Unison Adds Voice And Video Using WebRTC, Features You Won’t Find In Yammer, Convo Or Chatter

The news feed is getting increasingly complex. It's evident in <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2013/03/18/the-new-salesforce-com-crm-platform-is-chatter-and-its-made-for-mobile/">Salesforce Chatt

Microsoft To Start Integrating Yammer Into Office 365 And SharePoint This Summer, Deeper Connections Coming This Fall

Microsoft wants to make Yammer the social layer across all of its products and today, at Convergence 2013, the company announced a more detailed roadmap for how it plans to do so. Earlier this year,

The Enterprise Is Not Sexy, But It Has More Presence Here At SXSW Than Ever Before

Yammer CEO and Founder David Sacks said to me in an interview this past weekend that SXSW is showing that suddenly enterprise technology is sexy. Sorry, I don't buy it. Enterprise is as sexy as a h

Yammer Taps Microsoft Translator To Bring Cross-Language Translation To The Enterprise Social Network

Microsoft-owned Yammer has been relatively quiet since its acquisition by Redmond, but the company piped up today to announce plans to add instant message translation capabilities, which will allow mu

Real-Time Yammer Competitor Hall Launches New Apps For iOS And Mac; Hits 10K Businesses, Double-Digit Growth

<a target="_blank" href="https://hall.com/">Hall</a>, an <a target="_blank" href="http://angelpad.org/">AngelPad</a>-backed business communications app which is taking on the likes of Yammer, Jive and

Yammer Competitor Jostle.me Raises $3.1M For Enterprise Sharing Platform Anchored By Pictures, Not Text

Yammer competitor <a target="_blank" href="http://www.jostle.me/">Jostle.me</a> has raised $3.1 million from a group of angel investors.  The company has raised $4.6 million to date, all from privat

15Five Wants Employees To Have A Voice, Raises $1M From Yammer’s David Sacks, 500 Startups, Ben Parr And More To Give It

<a target="_blank" href="http://15five.com/">15Five</a>, a startup that offers a cloud-based platform for employees to provide weekly feedback about their progress -- and for CEOs and other managers t

5 Reasons Why One Startup Gave Customers A Social Network-Style Activity Stream

Application providers of all varieties are using activity streams. Microsoft announced this week that it is <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/11/12/microsoft-drops-yammer-prices-sends-message-

Microsoft Drops Yammer Prices, Sends Message To The Market That It Is All In On Social

Microsoft has issued a roadmap for Yammer that includes a drop in pricing and deeper integration with Sharepoint and Office365. The news comes as Microsoft holds its annual Sharepoint conference in L

Yammer’s Cindy Alvarez: Five Types of People I Should Have Fired Sooner

Cindy Alvarez directs user experience at <a target="_blank" href="http://yammer.com">Yammer</a>. At the <a target="_blank" href="http://thefailcon.com/">Failcon</a> conference this week she did an ins

Jive Software Drops Below Post-IPO Low As Enterprise Takes A Second Look At Private Social Networks

<a target="_blank" href="http://jivesoftware.com">Jive Software</a> is hovering below its post-IPO low, after an investment bank lowered its rating on the company, citing research that shows enterpris

Yammer’s David Sacks On Why The Startup Opportunity Ain’t What It Used To Be (And How Microsoft Integration Is Coming Soon)

Fewer than three months after <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/06/25/its-official-microsoft-confirms-it-has-acquired-yammer-for-1-2-billion-in-cash/">Microsoft bought Yammer for $1.2 billion<

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

Google+ Is Going After Yammer To Flank Facebook

<strong>Editor's note:</strong> <em>Rob May is the CEO and co-founder of <a target="_blank" href="https://www.backupify.com/">Backupify</a>, the leading provider of backup and recovery solutions for S

Yammer’s David Sacks To Join Us At Disrupt SF

One of the <a target="_blank" href="http://pandodaily.com/2012/08/20/david-sacks-argument-is-rational-its-a-good-thing-silicon-valley-isnt/">most rational voices</a> in the Valley, <a target="_blank"

Who Wants To Be George Zachary’s Apprentice?

I was recently at on offsite with my fellow partners at Charles River Ventures, and the idea came up that I should find someone who could be the next George Zachary. I’ve done really well in my 17-y

One Month After Selling To Microsoft For $1.2B, Yammer CEO Predicts End Of Silicon Valley

There is a pretty fascinating debate happening right now on <a target="_blank" href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/david-sacks">David Sacks</a>’ Facebook page. Exactly one month after <a href="h

Yammer Gets HootSuite Integration, A New “Inbox” and Its Own Design Improvements Independent of Microsoft

<a target="_blank" href="http://yammer.com">Yammer's </a>first new release under the Microsoft umbrella has nothing to do with Microsoft. It's not about integrating with Sharepoint or Microsoft Dynami
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