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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>>.

Yammer Dwarfs Parent Geni In Fundraising Round

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In the case of the kid getting much (much) larger than its parent, Yammer , the one time spinout of Los Angeles-based genealogy and family tree website Geni , has now squarely out-raised venture capital than its parent firm, saying Wednesday that it has raised an $85M funding round. Geni is, however, an original investor in Yammer.

Yammer Acquired By Microsoft For $1.2 Billion

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Yammer , the business focused micromessaging site patterned after Twitter, and spun out of Hollywood-based genealogy site Geni , has been acquired by Microsoft for $1.2 Yammer, which was headed by David Sacks, will become part of the Microsoft Office Division. micromessaging twitter acquisition merger microsoft yammer

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.

Geni, Yammer Both Raise Funding

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The details of the Geni funding were first reported by PEHub; with details on Yammer's latest round reported on TechCrunch this morning.

Yammer Gets Top Prize At Tech Conference

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Yammer, a Twitter-like spinout out of high profile Los Angeles genealogy firm Geni.com, has scored the top prize at the TechCrunch50 awards in San Francisco. Yammer offers instant messaging focused on internal corporate communications, and is the result of work by engineers at Geni. READ MORE

Yammer Bails On Los Angeles, Heading To Silicon Valley

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West Hollywood-based Yammer , the corporate microblogging site inspired by Twitter, is moving from the Los Angeles area to Silicon Valley, according to founder David Sacks. Sacks said that Geni, which spun out Yammer, remains in West Hollywood. Tags: microblogging geni sacks david move valley silicon angeles yammer READ MORE>>.

Geni Bolsters Team, Names CTO, Enginering VP

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BetterWorks Expands To San Francisco Bay Area

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Craig's co-founders include Zao Yang, the creator of Farmville, and George Ishii, co-founder of Geni and Yammer. Santa Monica-based BetterWorks said today that it has expanded its services into San Francisco and the Bay Area, and is planning on opening up in New York and Boston soon. READ MORE>>.

10 Apps & Tools for Maximizing Personal Efficiency

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HootSuite (Social Networking): Application to consolidate all of your social networking into one place (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Yammer, etc.).

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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. Los Angeles-based GumGum has snagged a media agency network executive as an advisor, the firm is announcing today, for its in-image advertising platform. READ MORE>>.

Betterworks Raises $1.5M

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Craig has recruited the co-creater of Zynga's Farmville game, Sizhao Yang, as well as George Ishii, who was co-founder of Geni.com and Yammer, as co-founders. Santa Monica-based BetterWorks , a stealth mode startup headed by well known angel investor Paige Craig, has raised around $1.5M in a funding round. READ MORE>>.

OneLogin Gets $1.5M For Identity Software

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OneLogin said its single sign-on software is being used by such partners as Yammer, Colby Community College and Transwest. Los Angeles-based OneLogin , a new startup tackling the identity and access management software market, said Friday that it has raised $1.5M in a Series A funding round. READ MORE>>.

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

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We''ve very much taken a play out of the Yammer playbook. Yammer used this to create lead generation from the top down.

Geni Hit By Downtime

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No reason for the downtime was given, however, the downtime at Geni paralleled a similar, more widely reported downtime issues at sister firm Yammer.

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

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If you were at TechCrunch 40 in the early days and you won: Mint, Yammer, RedBeacon – you were an instant darling. Exec Summary. Network.

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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He says. How many ideas like that are left?” ” My 3.5 minute response on Bloomberg is here  in this interview I did with Emily Chang.

Geni.com Acquired By MyHeritage

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geni myheritage yammer merger acquisition genealogy family treeLos Angeles-based genealogy site Geni.com has been acquired by MyHeritage , an online genealogy website. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. As part of the acquisition, Geni.com's founder, David Sacks, joins MyHeritage's board of directors. READ MORE>>.

How Kaleo Is Tackling Enterprise Knowledge Sharing

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There were things like Yammer, Jive, and all that. 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. What is Kaleo? Gone are the days when your boss is setting next to you.

The Amazing Power of Deflationary Economics for Startups

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Of course I could go on and on including businesses like AirBnB, DropBox, Box.net, Yammer and so on. Here’s what I mean. This was a mistake.

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Central Desktop Launches Its Own Take On Twitter

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The new microblogging feature puts Central Desktop in competition with another local startup, Yammer, which has created its own enterprise and business focused take on Twitter. Tags: twitter microblogging desktop central saas software yammer The new microblogging tool, like Twitter, also supports updates via mobile phones, using SMS.

A Tour of the Rubicon Project Headquarters

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

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Considering our revenue is SaaS revenue this achievement is even more remarkable. ” What gives? Why all the fuss about the Twitter firehose?

Cross Campus Plans Expansion Into Pasadena

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According to Cross Campus, it has selected a space in Old Pasadena, which will be around 16,000 square feet and encompass three floors. READ MORE>>.

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

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RedBeacon was the 3rd winner (year 1: Yammer, year 2: Mint.com) – not bad company. And we wanted a head of global marketing. Nice sweep!

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Coloft Hackfest And Your Chance At $4K In Cash! All Thanks to BetterWorks

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Co-founder of Yammer, and Geni. Still unsure about your weekend plans? Well for all the coders out there why not take your chances at $4k!

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

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Let me explain. One obvious example is the OSI model in which we have seven layers ranging from the physical layer at the bottom of the stack (e.g.

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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 funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm on Thursday. READ MORE>>.

Social Networking and Business Value

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David Schwartz, Vice President, Corporate Development of Yammer David Schwartz is the Vice President, Corporate Development, at Yammer Inc., a communications tool for enterprises. Yammer was launched on stage at TechCrunch 50 on September 8, 2008 and won Best in Show. 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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Nazar was the founder of Docstoc, which he sold to Intuit; his co-founders include George Ishii (Yammer/Geni), Mike Sheridan (DebtMarket), and Yadid Ramot (Investedin). Comparably's website lets users see what people are getting paid for jobs, across different companies. READ MORE>>. comparably venture capital transparency culture work

Calacanis Backs 15Five

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On Leadership, Teams, Success & Happiness

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Lately the topic of leadership & teams has been coming up a lot in my daily life. ON LEADERSHIP. He is still not sure. ON TEAMS. And experience.

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6 Tips for Building Relationships with Journalists

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Robert’s article is worth reading. It got me thinking, which for me is always the sign of a good blog post.  I think Robert’s right.

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Lindzon Backs Discoverly

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Discoverly disclosed a seed round of funding worth $750,000 which included Salesforce.com, Bessemer Venture partners, Atlas Venture , Great Oaks Venture Capital, as well as Jim Patterson (Yammer), MJ Elmore, Howard Lindzon (Stocktwits), and Alchemist Accelerator. READ MORE>>.

Is WebEx “Dead Man Walking?”

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This week I was preparing for my weekly This Week in Venture Capital web show and was researching some of the deals that were announced for the week.

YBUY Scores $1M More

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The round was led by TomorrowVentures, the personal investment fund of Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, and also included David Hanna (CompuCredit) and Jim Patterson (Yammer). READ MORE>>. electronics ecommerce subscription capital venture ybuy

Pocket Change Finds More Funding

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A virtual currently startup, Pocket Change , with links to Southern California has just raised $5M more in funding. READ MORE>>.

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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Now, you don't have to go to Twitter to listen, LinkedIn to listen, your email inbox, find contacts in Google Contacts, or even Yammer or Hootsuite.