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Microsoft boosts social office tools with $1.2bn Yammer buy

Microsoft has bought Yammer, a cloud-based social collaboration tool Yammer, for $1.2bn. The deal will boost the enterprise social networking capabilities in Office, SharePoint and other Microsoft collaboration products. Founded in 2008, Yammer has five million users and operates like Facebook for communication within companies.

26/06/2012  |  Full story...

Microsoft to buy social collaboration tool Yammer for $1.2bn?

Business-based social collaboration tool Yammer has agreed to acquisition by Microsoft for $1.2 billion, according to a news report. Yammer lets organisations offer employees Twitter-like and Facebook-like functionality in a workplace setting. Employees can set up profiles, do microblogging, participate in discussion forums and receive activity stream notifications about what their colleagues are doing.

18/06/2012  |  Full story...

‘Twitter for business’ Yammer to come to UK after $25m funding boost?

Yammer has received $25m in third-round funding, as the US-based business-based social network looks to expand to Europe and Australia. The latest round of funding, led by US Venture Partners, brings the San Francisco company's total financing to $40 million.

Yammer's previous investors, including Emergence Capital, Charles River Ventures and Founders Fund, also contributed to the latest round. Founded in 2008, Yammer started off as a micro-blogging site for corporate employees. In September, the company redesigned its service to become a full-fledged social network. Yammer today has more than 90,000 companies in 136 countries using its service, including more than 80% of the Fortune 500.


02/12/2010  |  Full story...

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