Microsoft pays $1.2 billion to acquire Yammer's Facebook-like networking service for business

  • metta

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    Jun 26, 2012 6:03 AM GMT
    Microsoft pays $1.2 billion to acquire Yammer's Facebook-like networking service for business


    http://news.yahoo.com/microsoft-pays-1-2-billion-acquire-yammers-facebook-183701438.html
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    Jun 26, 2012 6:13 AM GMT
    Microsoft is good at being 5 years behind the times.
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    Jun 26, 2012 8:22 AM GMT
    Give it a few more years and they'll actually make a smartphone that can download and use apps.
  • calibro

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    Jun 26, 2012 4:51 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidGive it a few more years and they'll actually make a smartphone that can download and use apps.



    what's a download? is that what all those guys means when they say on grindr that they're dl?
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    Jun 26, 2012 5:10 PM GMT
    calibro said
    paulflexes saidGive it a few more years and they'll actually make a smartphone that can download and use apps.



    what's a download? is that what all those guys means when they say on grindr that they're dl?
    No, the "dl" on grindr stands for dumb loser.
  • NerdLifter

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    Jun 26, 2012 5:47 PM GMT
    Well, it is a Niche market. Microsoft is very corporate oriented in many of their products (IE Lync and Sharepoint). It is a good acquisition if they intend to incorporate Yammer into those. Albeit, the price tag seems a bit ridiculous. Then again, we do not know the details and how lucrative the contracts with Yammer's corporate clientele are.

    Also, old news; this has been in the tech gossip pipeline for months. And the official news for weeks.
  • acdarkly

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    Jun 26, 2012 6:08 PM GMT
    sometimes these kinds of acquisitions are more about buying the intellectual property than the actual services. but with gamification being the hot trend in the corporate world, having that base set up already could be a "good" move for ms and it's products.