Yammer

  • Salesforce.com Reported To Buy GoInstant For $70 Million

    Salesforce.com Reported To Buy GoInstant For $70 Million

    GoInstant made its debut at TechCrunch Disrupt last fall. Today, the browser collaboration startup has reportedly been acquired by Salesforce.com for $70 million, according to a story in the Wall Street Journal. GoInstant allows people to surf the web with each other without having to download an extra plugin or software. GoInstant Co-Founder Jevon MacDonald calls it co-browsing.  You can be on… Read More

  • The Day After Its $1.2B Purchase By Microsoft, Yammer Goes Down [Updated]

    The Day After Its $1.2B Purchase By Microsoft, Yammer Goes Down [Updated]

    Murphy’s Law — or some jaded users might just call it Yammer’s law: One day after Yammer announced that it got bought by Microsoft for $1.2 billion, the enterprise social networking site went down. It’s been down for at least an hour already and is covering several geographies, from what we can see. Update: Yammer had problems for a little over two hours, a… Read More

  • DoubleDutch Debuts Pride, A Mobile-Only Yammer Competitor

    DoubleDutch Debuts Pride, A Mobile-Only Yammer Competitor

    Following its $2 million Series A this spring, enterprise-focused mobile startup DoubleDutch is today introducing a new app called Pride whose debut coincidentally arrives alongside reports that Microsoft is after a startup that could be Pride’s competition: Yammer.  Like Yammer, Pride is also focused on workgroup collaboration, but, like most of what DoubleDutch does, it’s… Read More

  • From The Archives: Watch Yammer’s First Public Demo And Launch At TC50

    From The Archives: Watch Yammer’s First Public Demo And Launch At TC50

    Way back in 2008, Yammer made its first public appearance at the TechCrunch TC50 conference. David Sacks, who introduced himself as the CEO of Geni, not Yammer, gave an 8 minute demo of the new product. He finished the demo by flipping the switch and officially launched Yammer to customers. Less than 4 years later, Yammer appears close to a $1.4 billion exit and purchase by Microsoft. Read More

  • Is This Mysterious Microsoft Press Conference About The Yammer Acquisition? (Update: Probably Not)

    Is This Mysterious Microsoft Press Conference About The Yammer Acquisition? (Update: Probably Not)

    Wow, Microsoft just got exciting! We’re hearing (like everybody else) that the company is in “serious” talks to acquire enterprise social network and our 410 Townsend Street neighbor Yammer — for a reported $1 billion. Read More

  • Yammer Buys OneDrum To Add Collaborative Microsoft Office Editing To Enterprise Social Network

    Yammer Buys OneDrum To Add Collaborative Microsoft Office Editing To Enterprise Social Network

    Flush with $85 million in new funding, Yammer is spending some of its newly minted cash today with the acquisition of OneDrum, a Scotland-based startup that allows you to co-author, file share and interact with Microsoft Office documents in real-time. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed, but Yammer founder and CEO David Sacks jokingly said in an interview today it was less… Read More

  • 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


    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

    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

    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)

    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)

    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

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

    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

    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

    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)

    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

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