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Yammer CEO David Sacks: Here's How I Avoided Getting Crushed By Salesforce.com (CRM, MSFT)
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Despite Criticism, YouTube Founder Steve Chen And Web Mogul Barry Diller Fund FWD.us

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Amidst widespread criticism, Mark Zuckerberg’s political advocacy group FWD.us gained some momentum today as it announced Steven Chen and Barry Diller have signed on as financial backers. Chen was a co-founder of YouTube, and Diller is the chairman of IAC/InterActiveCorp which owns About, Match, Newsweek, and Vimeo. Diller and Chen,...
Despite Criticism, YouTube Founder Steve Chen And Web Mogul Barry Diller Fund FWD.us
ZenPayroll raises YC's largest seed round from the Mt. Rushmore of Valley entrepreneurs
And The Winner Of TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012 Is... YourMechanic!
The Founder Quotient: How To Measure Founder Strength

ZenPayroll Launches Cloud-Based Payroll Service With $6.1M In Seed Funding From CEOs At Yammer, Box, Yelp And Dropbox

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Y Combinator company ZenPayroll launched its cloud-based payroll service today with $6.1 million in seed funding from Google Ventures and investments from the CEOs at Yammer, Box, Yelp and Dropbox. It is the largest seed round ever for a Y Combinator company, topping Funders Club, which raised $6 million in October. ZenPayroll...
ZenPayroll Launches Cloud-Based Payroll Service With $6.1M In Seed Funding From CEOs At Yammer, Box, Yelp And Dropbox
Microsoft’s Ballmer: Yammer’s ‘viral adoption model’ is key to $1.2B deal
Funding daily: DreamWorks, Kloudless, Lex Machina, nChannel, and more

Memory Lane: Watch The Moment In 2008 When Yammer Launched As A Standalone Business

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Like so many things that go on to have bit success, Yammer, the enterprise social networking company that was just officially acquired by Microsoft for a cool $1.2 billion, had an inauspicious start. At first, actually, Yammer was not intended to be a company at all. It was built as...
Memory Lane: Watch The Moment In 2008 When Yammer Launched As A Standalone Business

Yammer's David Sacks To Join Us At Disrupt SF

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One of the most rational voices in the Valley, David Sacks has hit many of the commonly agreed upon entrepreneurial “milestones,” and he’s only 40. Sacks is part of a mafia (PayPal), he’s had a pivot (MyGeni) and he’s won a TechCrunch startup competition, back when it was TechCrunch 50....
Yammer's David Sacks To Join Us At Disrupt SF
Enterprise Perks Management Startup ChoicePass Acquired By Salesforce, Will Shut Down June 30

Marc Benioff: Yammer Should Not Have Sold To Microsoft For $1.2 Billion (CRM, MSFT)

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Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff thinks Yammer should not have sold to Microsoft. "It's too early," Benioff said at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco. Benioff was an early fan of Yammer, the enterprise-collaboration startup which Microsoft bought for $1.2 billion earlier this year. In fact, he was a judge...
Marc Benioff: Yammer Should Not Have Sold To Microsoft For $1.2 Billion (CRM, MSFT)

Yammer CEO Offers $25,000 To Anyone Who Defects From Yahoo

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If you’re a Yahoo employee and you flee the embattled company for business social networking outfit Yammer within the next 60 days, you’ll get a $25,000 signing bonus. That’s the word from Yammer CEO David Sacks. Sacks made the pledge on Thursday with a post to Twitter, after spending...
Yammer CEO Offers $25,000 To Anyone Who Defects From Yahoo
Microsoft Paid $1.2B for Yammer, But You Can Have It for Free

Shasta Ventures, Founders Fund Put $4.5 Million In The Uber For Carwashes, Cherry

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Cherry, a recently launched startup that brings on-demand carwashes to you and your car, has raised $4.5 million in new funding from Shasta Ventures, Founders Fund, Shervin Pishevar and Bill Lee. Shasta managing partner Tod Francis will join Cherry’s Board. The startup previously raised $750,000 in seed funding from a...
Shasta Ventures, Founders Fund Put $4.5 Million In The Uber For Carwashes, Cherry

The Revolution at Work (the industry reacts to Salesforce’s moves)

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Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce, has been using the bully pulpit over at Techcrunch to tell everyone that how we work together is about to radically change to be more like how we are able to share photos and fun things with each other over on Facebook. He’s right,...
The Revolution at Work (the industry reacts to Salesforce’s moves)

Don’t Sell David! Why Yammer Is Different Than Skype or Instagram

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David Sacks is having a big birthday party this weekend. You might call it “redonkulous.” I know, because I’m going. And I have an 18th century costume on a hanger at home to prove it. Unfortunately, I’ve already agreed that everything I see or hear there is strictly off the...
Don’t Sell David! Why Yammer Is Different Than Skype or Instagram

Customer Outreach Startup Intercom Raises $6M Round Led By The Social+Capital Partnership

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Intercom, a startup that allows online businesses to communicate with their customers in a more personalized way, has raised a $6 million Series A. I wrote about the company last month, when Facebook’s Paul Adams joined Intercom as its new head of product design. At the time, Adams told me...
Customer Outreach Startup Intercom Raises $6M Round Led By The Social+Capital Partnership

#StopYahoo: David Sacks Goes After Yahoo Again and I Love It.

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This is awesome. David Sacks is just lobbing punch-after-punch at Yahoo. Yesterday he said he wouldn’t hire anyone ever who didn’t leave Yahoo in the next sixty days. Now he offering a $25,000 bonus to anyone who leaves Yahoo to join Yammer now. I’m pleased to announce a $25,000 signing...
#StopYahoo: David Sacks Goes After Yahoo Again and I Love It.

Mark Zuckerberg's Lobby Unraveling As Musk And Sacks Leave

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The technology industry’s newest high-powered political lobby, FWD.us, is unraveling just a month after it launched, as two of its biggest partners, Tesla’s Elon Musk and Yammer’s David Sacks, leave the organization. Begun with a reported $20 million of Mark Zuckerberg’s own money, and rare op-ed by the politically shy...
Mark Zuckerberg's Lobby Unraveling As Musk And Sacks Leave
Elon Musk Says He Quit Mark Zuckerberg's PAC Because It Was Too Cynical (FB, TSLA)

Barry Diller and Steve Chen Back the ZuckerPAC

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FWD.us, the political action group founded by Mark Zuckerberg, announced Friday that IAC chief Barry Diller and YouTube co-founder Steve Chen are now supporters of the group. FWD.us aims to help spur change in immigration reform with its D.C. lobbying efforts — which recently came under scrutiny and resulted in...
Barry Diller and Steve Chen Back the ZuckerPAC

Enterprise social network Yammer announces dashboard analytics for employees

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Yammer, a company that has Twitter-like properties to assist companies to create better communication throughout its ranks, has launched a new dashboard analytics tool which gives employees a deeper look into what’s happening in their network. The tool is supposed to help employers understand who is using the tool and...
Enterprise social network Yammer announces dashboard analytics for employees
TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012 Day 3 Video Highlights (TCTV)

David Sacks Just Made Three Big Promises To Yammer Customers (MSFT)

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Yammer founder David Sacks sent an e-mail to Yammer customers today filled with vows for the future. He promised that the freemium version wasn't going away and that Microsoft would continue to improve it. He promised that Yammer would still remain his baby, as he took a job for Redmond....
David Sacks Just Made Three Big Promises To Yammer Customers (MSFT)
Beating the MetaCafe Curse: Israel finally wins a consumer Web victory over the Valley

David Sacks Says He Has No Plans To Leave Microsoft, Endorses Marissa Mayer's Work-From-Home Ban

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Yammer founder David Sacks just left the stage at the Launch conference in San Francisco, where he talked in general terms about his future at Microsoft. He also weighed in on some hot tech topics including Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer’s new ban on working from home. As someone with a...
David Sacks Says He Has No Plans To Leave Microsoft, Endorses Marissa Mayer's Work-From-Home Ban
David Sacks Should Be Microsoft's Next CEO (MSFT)

Microsoft buys Yammer for $1.2bn

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Acquisition steps up software giant's battle with Google for the future of technology in the workplaceMicrosoft has bought the four-year-old business social network Yammer for $1.2bn (£770m) as the software giant steps up its battle with Google for the future of technology in the workplace.The purchase of Yammer, dubbed "Facebook...
Microsoft buys Yammer for $1.2bn
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