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This Guy's Startup Is So Hot, He Convinced Archrivals SAP AND Salesforce.com To Invest

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Salesforce.com and SAP have no great love for one another, yet that didn't stop them from both investing in hot San Francisco startup Mulesoft. Today Mulesoft announced a new $37 million round, lead by VC NEA and including both Salesforce and SAP Ventures (SAP's VC arm). Mulesoft is also backed...
This Guy's Startup Is So Hot, He Convinced Archrivals SAP AND Salesforce.com To Invest
Jive Software buys Meetings.io & Producteev to bolster social enterprise apps

Yammer Lands $85 Million Funding Round From Draper Fisher Jurvetson

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The rumors are true. But, boy, were they ever off on the numbers. Social enterprise software player Yammer has landed a whopping $85 million in a fifth round of venture capital funding led by Draper Fisher Jurvetson, with Meritech Capital Partners, Jeff Skoll’s Capricorn Investment Group and Khosla Ventures all...
Yammer Lands $85 Million Funding Round From Draper Fisher Jurvetson

Salesforce.com's Marc Benioff preaches the social enterprise gospel

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Benioff: "Are you and your company going through a social revolution? It will denote who is successful and who will fail." [Read more]...
Salesforce.com's Marc Benioff preaches the social enterprise gospel

Live Q&A: How does your charity use social media? Tuesday 26 June

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Join our experts from 1pm to 3pm to discuss how your charity uses social media and how this could be improvedThe voluntary sector has often been considered a great proponent of social media. From the nfptweetup to global tweet chats, charities are constantly challenging the boundaries of social networks.But are...
Live Q&A: How does your charity use social media? Tuesday 26 June

Microsoft acquires Yammer as social enterprise war escalates

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Microsoft finds its way into the social networking world thanks to the acquisition of Yammer....
Microsoft acquires Yammer as social enterprise war escalates

Get Linsane with Alexis Ohanian: Donate to Win Two Tickets to the Knicks with Reddit’s Cofounder

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Finally, there's a feel-good reason to keep the Jeremy Lin puns coming. SeatGeek and Breadpig have teamed up to give away two tickets to the Knicks-Cavalier's game at Madison Square Garden next Wednesday, February 29th  . . . aaaaaand the chance to experience the Linsanity alongside Reddit cofounder and "all...
Get Linsane with Alexis Ohanian: Donate to Win Two Tickets to the Knicks with Reddit’s Cofounder

5 Reasons You Should Attend IGNITION Mobile

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On March 21, Business Insider will bring together mobile visionaries at IGNITION Mobile in San Francisco. Attendees include mobile advertisers, app developers, hardware and software developers, platform representatives, mobile investors and service providers. You can register here.  Here's why you should attend: Mobile from A-Z. We'll tackle mobile from every angle: from...
5 Reasons You Should Attend IGNITION Mobile

More of the best new radicals

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From the homeless football World Cup to adventure breaks for people with dementia, these radical schemes – and thinkers – are worthy of applause3SPACE: Finding space for charities free of charge 3Space takes empty properties and makes them available to charities, community groups and social enterprise for temporary projects, free...
More of the best new radicals

Discoverly Nabs $750K From Salesforce, Bessemer, And Others For Stealthy Social Enterprise App

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Discoverly, a San Francisco-based startup building a social enterprise tool, has raised $750,000 in a seed round and is opening up its product to private beta testers. The company’s slate of investors is impressive: Salesforce, Bessemer Venture Partners, Atlas Venture, Great Oaks, Stocktwits founder Howard Lindzon, Yammer product chief Jim...
Discoverly Nabs $750K From Salesforce, Bessemer, And Others For Stealthy Social Enterprise App

Start-Up Chile Hosts Its 3rd Demo Day, Announces The 105 Startups In Its Next Class

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Start-Up Chile, the government-sponsored startup accelerator, is hosting its 3rd demo day today. The focus of this demo day is on social enterprise and green tech and, for the first time ever, the program partnered with Common Pitch to host today’s event. Here is the list of the 20 companies...
Start-Up Chile Hosts Its 3rd Demo Day, Announces The 105 Startups In Its Next Class

Twitter Flies The Nest And Moves Into Its New 1355 Market Street Headquarters

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After two and a half years, Twitter has moved out of its old office at 795 Folsom Street in San Francisco's SoMa neighborhood. Employees filled their streams with tweets about the move on Friday. Next stop: 1355 Market Street—what's officially known as "Mid-Market," but which some local wags have already...
Twitter Flies The Nest And Moves Into Its New 1355 Market Street Headquarters

The Social Enterprise: A Case For Disruptive Transformation (via @dhinchcliffe @dachisgroup) http://dach.is/2W

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The Social Enterprise: A Case For Disruptive Transformation (via @dhinchcliffe @dachisgroup) http://dach.is/2W

How Companies are Using Social Media to Make Better Decisions

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Mat Fogarty is the Founder and CEO of Crowdcast, a leading provider of collective intelligence and prediction market solutions.  You can read more of Mat’s posts on the Crowdcast blog or follow @crowdcastinc.Collaboration and crowdsourcing are the realities of today’s public Internet, and the trend is now gaining real traction in the workplace....
How Companies are Using Social Media to Make Better Decisions

Crowdfunder Targets the Social Enterprise

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There’s crowdfunding for creative projects, crowdfunding for charity and crowdfunding for products. But now a company called Crowdfunder is out to support something that exists in between all those categories: social enterprise. Crowdfunder is launching today a section of its site to raise money for for-profit enterprises that serve communities....
Crowdfunder Targets the Social Enterprise

More Guests At The Social/Enterprise Party: IBM, Escorted By Harmon.ie

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IBM may not be the earliest mover among B2B companies offering more social features to its clients, but it is definitely trying to make sure it stays in game: today it announced that it would extend the social media features it offers through IBM Connections — roughly, the company’s enterprise...
More Guests At The Social/Enterprise Party: IBM, Escorted By Harmon.ie

Chicago's first accelerator for social businesses welcomes its first batch

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OpenTable’s founder, Chuck Templeton, has launched ImpactEngine, a new Chicago-based accelerator to support for-profit businesses that aim to make a positive social or environmental impact in the world. This week, ImpactEngine accepted its first class. These founders hope to become social business leaders, and are tackling global problems like illiteracy...
Chicago's first accelerator for social businesses welcomes its first batch

Salesforce Bows To Peer Pressure, Withdraws 'Social Enterprise' Trademark Application

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So much for that. In a victory for all of us who find the idea of trying to trademark generic-sounding terms tedious — and a victory, too, for those who actually work in the world of social enterprise — Salesforce.com has announced that it has withdrawn its applications to trademark...
Salesforce Bows To Peer Pressure, Withdraws 'Social Enterprise' Trademark Application

Collaboration Startup Atlassian Acquires HipChat

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Amid the current craze for enterprise collaboration software, somehow Atlassian had escaped my attention. Ten years old, based in Sydney and San Francisco, backed by a $60 million investment from Accel Partners, and sporting annual revenues north of $100 million, Atlassian makes collaboration tools for software developers. Today Atlassian will...
Collaboration Startup Atlassian Acquires HipChat

Social media: five lessons for social entrepreneurs

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Twitter and Facebook are valuable tools for social enterprises - but there are a number of pitfalls you should avoidYoung, new social entrepreneurs around the world face a similar problem: building an audience and sustaining virtual communities. With social media playing an important role in audience building, early-stage entrepreneurs have...
Social media: five lessons for social entrepreneurs

Addvocate: Salesforce’s Former Head Of Social Marcus Nelson Preps A New Enterprise Social Media Startup

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Marcus Nelson, co-founder of customer service startup UserVoice, left his role as head of social media at Salesforce.com back in April to start a company called Addvocate — and now he’s starting to talk about what he’s up to. When I met with Nelson yesterday, he gave me a quick...
Addvocate: Salesforce’s Former Head Of Social Marcus Nelson Preps A New Enterprise Social Media Startup

Why Your Company Is Screwed If You Don't Go Social (CRM)

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We're in the middle of a massive social revolution, says Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff. It's bleeding into whole new sections of our lives and revolutionizing the way people operate in ways that IBM and Microsoft could have never dreamed of, he said at a Cloudforce presentation in San Francisco...
Why Your Company Is Screwed If You Don't Go Social (CRM)
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No, We're Not In A Social Media Bubble

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Last in a five-part series. In 1997, Scott Cherkin was the tenth employee and first salesperson hired by theglobe.com. Cherkin, now an executive vice president with Complex Media, remembers the company's initial public offering, a year-and-a-half after he joined the company. At the time, theglobe.com had $15 million in...
No, We're Not In A Social Media Bubble

What the Yammer Acquisition Says About Microsoft - and Enterprise Social Networking

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Much of the recent analysis on Microsoft’s $1.2B acquisition of Yammer focused on the slick application Yammer had built, their rapid viral adoption, and how it represented the assent of the social enterprise as the next hot category. Certainly all this is true, as Yammer is a very simple and...
What the Yammer Acquisition Says About Microsoft - and Enterprise Social Networking

Homeless hawk codes, not content, as charity mag goes online-only

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Stopping the presses today may not suit all publishers, especially those which rely on dead-tree money. But, after Newsweek’s digital-only announcement, other print users of different kinds are also now pulling back from paper at an increasing rate… Even homeless magazines Now even an edition of a social-enterprise magazine, designed...
Homeless hawk codes, not content, as charity mag goes online-only

Reddit Cofounder Alexis Ohanian Taps Kickstarter And The Chambers Brothers To Prove Music Industry Wrong

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For the ailing lead singer of The Chambers Brothers, Lester Chambers, a Kickstarter campaign is a way to fund a new album. For Ohanian, who's rallied opponents of SOPA and PIPA, it's an exercise in the value of the open Internet. In March, a photo hit the web showing...
Reddit Cofounder Alexis Ohanian Taps Kickstarter And The Chambers Brothers To Prove Music Industry Wrong

This CEO Has A Plan To Save Us From Email Hell

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Who doesn't want something better than email? We all spend too much time dealing with it. Avinoam Nowogrodski is CEO of Israeli-based Clarizen. It makes a cloud app that competes head-to-head with Asana. Asana has the Valley agog in part because its founded by two prominent ex-Facebookers but also because...
This CEO Has A Plan To Save Us From Email Hell

Next, Salesforce Aims to Obsolete the CMS with Site.com Launch

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Here's the proposition: If your business fronts a marketing Web site, perhaps with a digital storefront and probably with additional content on Facebook, Salesforce.com is now offering a service - not a software package, but a cloud-based system - for you to compose the entire site, including layout template and...
Next, Salesforce Aims to Obsolete the CMS with Site.com Launch

Meet The 'Obama Startup' That's Taking On Microsoft And Salesforce.com

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It turns out, some political campaigns are good for more than negative TV ads. Obama's last campaign gave rise to a hot startup, NationalField, with a little help from Facebook cofounder Chris Hughes. Today, enterprises and politicos alike are using it. NationalField is a tool for the social enterprise that...
Meet The 'Obama Startup' That's Taking On Microsoft And Salesforce.com
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