Business process platform Progressly nabs Ruslan Belkin and announces $6M Series A from 8VC

Progressly, a new platform for supporting growth within large enterprises, just got a big boost in both money and staffing. Ruslan Belkin, a former top exec from Twitter and LinkedIn will be joining

The suddenly exciting future of enterprise communications

Enterprise communications is not a sector that typically generates palpable excitement. In the enterprise, the plumbing is never as exciting as the fixtures, and people spend more time noticing what c

Microsoft Turns On Yammer For Office 365 Business Customers

Get ready for Yammer, Microsoft announced today - and it's not kidding. Microsoft said this afternoon it will begin to activate Yammer for all its eligible Office 365 business customers starting today

How Facebook At Work Could Shrink Faceless Enterprises

When you have a question at a small company, you always know who to ask. But as corporations grow, it becomes impossible to remember everyone's names, let alone their areas of expertise, and communica

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 com

Microsoft Brings Yammer To More Office 365 Plans For Free

Microsoft is bringing Yammer to more of its Office 365 SKUs, making the latter a more tempting offer. Educational and medium-business packages of Office 365 now come with Yammer. Microsoft added the s

‘WhatsApp For The Workplace’ App Cotap Adds Analytics, Security And Alerts As Its First Paid Services

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.cotap.com">Cotap</a>, an enterprise messaging startup founded by ex-Yammer execs, launched <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2013/05/29/ex-yammer-execs-raise-5-5m-for

Zula, The Mobile Collaboration App From VoIP Pioneer Jeff Pulver, Gets A Seed Round From Microsoft Ventures

Microsoft took a big step into enterprise collaboration when it acquired Yammer, and an equally big step into VoIP when it bought Skype. Now it's taking an investment in <a target="_blank" href="http:

Mode Lands A $550K Seed Round Led By David Sacks To Bring Online Collaboration To Data Science

<a target="_blank" href="modeanalytics.com">Mode</a>, a company that is building an online repository for data science work, announced today that it has secured a $550,000 seed round of funding, led b

Cotap Launches Mobile Messaging Service For The Business World

Andreessen-Backed Tomfoolery Adds Box, Dropbox, Evernote And Android To Its Anchor Social App

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.tomfoolery.com">Tomfoolery</a>, the mobile app lab founded by ex-Yahoo and AOL execs committed to making enterprise solutions more consumer-friendly, is today launc

Yammer Releases Open Source SDKs For iOS And Windows Phone

Today Yammer announced two new public, open source SDKs for its social enterprise communications service, one for Windows Phone 8, and one for iOS. Android, for now, remains on the outside of the Yamm

Comparing Yammer And Salesforce Chatter With Deep Analytics From Applause

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.applause.com/">Applause</a> is a new service that analyzes data from top app stores to help businesses understand how their mobile apps compare across user reviews

A Year After Microsoft Bought It, Yammer Nears 8M Users, Deeper MSFT Integration… And Klout

<a href="https://techcrunch.com/2012/06/25/its-official-microsoft-confirms-it-has-acquired-yammer-for-1-2-billion-in-cash/">One year to the day</a> after Microsoft announced that it would acquire ente

With New Study And Marketing Campaign, Microsoft Puts Renewed Emphasis On Its Social Tools For The Enterprise

Microsoft's SharePoint always featured a core set of social tools, but with the acquisition of Yammer, as well as the ongoing integration of Lync and Skype, the folks over in Redmond are clearly ready

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://techcrunch.com/2013/03/18/the-new-salesforce-com-crm-platform-is-chatter-and-its-made-for-mobile/">Salesforce Chatter</a

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
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