Subscribe to this page now.

Microsoft confirms Yammer acquisition

06/25, 5:10pm

$1.2 billion improves Microsoft's social networking clout

Microsoft has finally confirmed that it has moved to acquire enterprise-oriented social networking company Yammer for $1.2 billion in cash. While the deal has been rumored for about two weeks and may have been complete in principle for just as long, this is the first public acknowledgement from either either company.

more

WSJ: Microsoft buys Yammer for $1.2 billion

06/15, 5:45pm

No confirmation yet on social media acquisition

Sources familiar with the matter have told The Wall Street Journal that Microsoft has agreed to acquire enterprise social networking company Yammer. The software giant is said to be purchasing Yammer for $1.2 billion, though the acquisition has yet to be completed and there is no information on when it will be announced. The Journal's confirmation comes a day after news of negotiations between the two companies first emerged.

more

Kootol targets Apple, more on patent it doesn't own yet

07/15, 5:25pm

Kootol sends notice to Apple on messaging patent

Unknown software house Kootol on Friday sent notice to many companies claiming that they allegedly violate a messaging patent. It targets a wide swath of the industry that includes Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Foursquare, Microsoft, Nokia, RIM, Twitter, and others all allegedly violate a patent for "Method and System for Communication, Advertising, Searching, Sharing and Dynamically Providing a Journal Feed." Unusually, Kootol doesn't actually have the patent and is instead acting on a Notice of Allowance that lets it act on the patent but still requires that it pay for the patent later.

more

Advertisement

Electronista Newsletter

Free Technology and Gadgets Newsletter

  • We will not share your email address with anyone.

    toggle

    Most Popular

    Advertisement

    Recent Reviews

    Moshi iVisor AG and XT for iPad Air 2

    Have you ever tried to put in a screen protector that relies on static to cling to the screen? How many bubbles and wrinkles does it h ...

    Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3500 projector

    Trying to find the perfect projector for a home theater can be tricky, as there are bountiful options on the market from a large numbe ...

    Thecus N2310 NAS

    For every computer user, there comes a point of critical mass in data storage. When it hits, external hard drives, USB sticks and DVD ...

    Advertisement

    toggle

    Most Commented

     
    toggle

    Popular News