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Report: Yammer Being Acquired By Microsoft

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Yammer , the business focused micromessaging service which started as an offspring of Los Angeles-based family tree and genealogy site Geni , is reportedly in the last legs of a deal to be acquired by Microsoft for more than $1 billion. yammer microsoft merger acquisition twitter micromessagingREAD MORE>>.

Microsoft’s $1.2 Billion Acquisition of Yammer Complete

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Microsoft in late June announced to have acquired social network for enterprises Yammer at $ 1.2 We’re excited about the road ahead.

Yammer Adds Groups Functionality

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Los Angeles-based Yammer, the corporate focused instant messaging service spun out of Geni.com, said today that the firm is updating its service and adding a new groups feature. According to Yammer, its new Groups feature allows messages and members on the site to be managed around specific groups within companies. READ MORE

Geni Bolsters Team, Names CTO, Engineering VP

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genealogy history tree family sacks david yammer executive geniGeni is venture backed by Charles River Ventures and Founders Fund. READ MORE>>.

Interview with David Sacks, Geni and Yammer

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We sat down with David to catch up on what Geni and Yammer are doing, plus got his insights into entrepreneurship and the Paypal mystique.

GumGum Snags Media Exec For Advisory Board

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GumGum''s advisory board also include David Sacks, the CEO of Yammer; Michael Jones, the former CEO of MySpace, and Vince Thompson, the Managing partner at Middleshift. The cmpany said the board helps provide it with strategic counsel on various company endeavors. READ MORE>>. agency advertising executive gumgum

Taming The Enterprise Texting Tiger, With TigerText's Brad Brooks

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We spoke with CEO Brad Brooks to learn more about the company. Where is the awareness of companies to this problem right now?

How Kaleo Is Tackling Enterprise Knowledge Sharing

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Phil Hui-Bon-Hoa , the CEO of El Segundo-based Kaleo (www.kaleo.com), is a serial entrepreneur who has previously built and sold four companies, including one acquired by IFILM, and another by Sun Microsystems. We're trying to save companies money, and increase the productivity of employees. How did the company start?

OneLogin Gets $1.5M For Identity Software

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The round came from Charles River Ventures, and existing investor in the company. OneLogin said its single sign-on software is being used by such partners as Yammer, Colby Community College and Transwest. The firm said the funding will go towards engineering, sales, and product development. READ MORE>>.

Why You Shouldn’t Launch Your Startup at a Major Tech Event

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And ever since then every year we are subjected to the tech press corps writing the annual, “What will the hot company at SXSW be?”

The Perfect Pithy And Productive Investor Pitch

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Ebay+Soundcloud = us" and "FLIMBY=Yammer+Delicious+Gotomeeting.". 5. Yammer for Education)  & explanatory (e.g., Is One Line Enough?

Is Silicon Valley Really Coming to an End?

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They were stark in that he had just sold his company to Microsoft for a reported $1.2 He says. How many ideas like that are left?”

Geni Hit By Downtime

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The company said it managed to get the service back online at 4:30am Wednesday. Tags: geni yammer downtime network issues family tree

The Amazing Power of Deflationary Economics for Startups

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But one theme in pervasive in all my thinking about investing in Internet-based companies: Deflationary economics. Here’s what I mean.

Geni.com Acquired By MyHeritage

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Geni.com offers up an online, family tree site, and was the parent company of Yammer.com, the enterprise micro-messaging startup sold by Sacks for $1.2 geni myheritage yammer merger acquisition genealogy family treeLos Angeles-based genealogy site Geni.com has been acquired by MyHeritage , an online genealogy website. READ MORE>>.

Central Desktop Launches Its Own Take On Twitter

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Pasadena-based Central Desktop has jumped into the enterprise micro-blogging area, saying Monday that it has launched a new tool which allows companies to use Twitter-style updates within the firm's project management software. Tags: twitter microblogging desktop central saas software yammer READ MORE>>.

DataSift Announces Mega-Round. Apple Buys Topsy for $200 Million. Here’s What You Need to Know

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But what if you’re a credit card company and you want to know where to find your next customers? ” What gives? Identity. Asymmetric.

Announcing a Deal I’ve Wanted to Talk About for a Year

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BuildOnline (the company I founded) has just announcement plans to be more aggressive in growing in the US. The company was called Red Beacon.

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Data is the Next Major Layer of the Cloud & A Major Victory for Startups

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Especially to a company that sells books! Annual accounting statements by companies. Let me explain. Storage. million in our A round.

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Crew32, Led By Jason Nazar, Gets $5.2M In Funding Round

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Santa Monica-based Crew32 , a stealth startup founded by Docstoc founder Jason Nazar, Betterworks, Geni, and Yammer co-founder George Ishii, and InvestedIn and MySpace co-founder Yadid Ramot, has raised $5.2M, as part of an ongoing $6.0M The filing indicates that 11 investors have so far invested in the company. READ MORE>>.

6 Tips for Building Relationships with Journalists

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Most people pay attention to the first 5 companies. Maybe 10.  By company 22 it’s hard to remember what any of them did.

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Social Networking and Business Value

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Social networking sites and microblogs are used not only to build company brands, but to foster productivity; social media tools help build communities around the question, "What are you working on?" This Panel will explore issues such as: How can companies best utilize social networking media? What are the risks and rewards? and Ph.D.

Comparably.com, Led By Jason Nazar, Raises $6.5M For Pay Transparency, Culture

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Santa Monica-based Comparably.com , a new startup led by longtime entrepreneur Jason Nazar, has raised $6.5M in a funding round, and launched a new platform to help people compare pay and culture between companies. Comparably's website lets users see what people are getting paid for jobs, across different companies. READ MORE>>.

On Leadership, Teams, Success & Happiness

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made an investment in a company with deep domain knowledge. Individuals don’t build great companies, teams do. ON LEADERSHIP.

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Calacanis Backs 15Five

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Is WebEx “Dead Man Walking?”

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With Huddle, you can manage people, projects and information inside and outside your company, securely.&#. Really? So Skype was ubiquitous.

Lindzon Backs Discoverly

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Howard Lindzon , the San Diego angel investors who also heads up stock micro-messaging site StockTwits , has invested in another private company-- Discoverly. READ MORE>>. stocktwits lindzon howard data analytics networking social software saas enterprise funding seed capital venture discoveryly

Layoffs Hot Keyword for Second Half of January 2009

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Last month we Launched Los Angeles Tech and in the announcement we provide the Hot List for the first half of January 2009. This hot list is based on various social signals of what people are writing about, reading, bookmarking, searching, etc. You can go to the Hot List post to see what was hot then. Here's the rest. Here’s how to do it.

Interview with Jon Ferrara, Nimble

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He's again set his sights on contact management with a new company, based in Santa Monica, called Nimble (www.nimble.com). That's a problem.

CapLinked Lands New Funding Round

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Los Angeles-based CapLinked , the startup which provides an online site to help companies manage their fundraising process, is announcing this morning thta it has raised $400,000 in a new funding round. Jackson, and allows companies to share due diligence documents, updates, and other information to investors. READ MORE>>.

CapLinked, Startup America Tie On Startup Fundraising

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CapLinked's site allows companies to manage due diligence documents, shareholder communications, finding investors, and more; the firm said it now has over 135,000 users using its site. Los Angeles-based CapLinked , which operates an online platform for managing fundraising by startups, has linked with the Startup America Partnership.

Twiistup 6 Highlights

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Twiistup 6 featured 12 showoff companies as the opening act of a 2-day conference.  ExpenseBay Wins Showoff. photo credit to Brian Solis].

CapLinked Raise $1.6m Series A Round & Appoint Adam Sroka As VP Technology

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million, brings the company’s aggregate amount of capital raised to $2.5 According to CEO Eric M. Now $2.5 million Raised. and Schlumberger.

Happy Anniversary Make It Work – 8 Years Today!

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Here’s a couple of tips for you from the CEO of a tech services company (that’s me): 1. What success have you had with Twitter?

Venture Capital Q&A Session

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explain in the video what happened in my first company (e.g. The best thing to get is a “right sized&# valuation. This is wrong. Never.

Negative Customer Acquisition Costs - Creative Startup Marketing Ideas - Eric David Greenspan

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typical day starts with email, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Yammer checks/updates. We have traditionally been a company heard about through word of mouth, radio advertising (now our own show) and from a Mini sighting. Flip flops required , How I got my mortgage company to lower my payments by $10k , Want more Twitter followers?,

To the Moon!

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Our hope is to bring our personal experiences into the company blog and build a great, human, technical, information system that our customer, partners and competitors will enjoy and find useful. There really isn’t much else to it. Our Tech News radio show on both CBS and ABC radio networks are going great.  Pretty cool day. 

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Happy Anniversary Make It Work – 8 Years Today!

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From TweetDeck to Yammer, WordPress to Twitter, Google Adwords to Yahoo Search, Facebook to LinkedIn, throw in a little AllTop, MyYahoo, Outlook, Powerpoint, Quicken (had to pay some bills)…my head is spinning.  It’s been an interesting week to say the least. Also, as you know, I launched my blog along with the rest of my team. 

CapLinked Teams with Quipa to Protect Business Transactions with Military-Grade Security

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Manage & Close Complex Business Transactions. Magazine. Cutting Edge Technologies. According to Eric M. Two Way Relationship. Series A Round.

This Week in VC with Dana Settle of Greycroft Partners

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DEAL OF THE WEEK: Gilt Groupe – We both admired this companyYammer, Salesforce Chatter. Greycroft is an early-stage VC.  BuzzFeed.