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Yammer to remain free after Microsoft purchase

Yammer to remain free after Microsoft purchase

Last month we learned that Microsoft was paying a whopping $1.2 billion to acquire Yammer, a company which provides social networking tools to be used inside the business world. Being a part of Microsoft opens up a lot of opportunities for the folks at Yammer, but the acquisition has some worried that it won't be long before Yammer's services - which are initially provided for free - will require an upfront purchase. That won't be the case, Yammer CEO David Sacks tells Wired, as the company will be sticking with its "freemium" model as it becomes part of Microsoft.

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Microsoft acquiring Yammer for $1.2 billion

Microsoft acquiring Yammer for $1.2 billion

This week the rumors have been proven true as Microsoft announces that they'll be purchasing Yammer for $1.2 billion in cash. This deal will have the enterprise social network business Yammer joining the Microsoft Office Division lead by President Kurt DelBene, but will have the Yammer team continuing to report to their current CEO David Sacks. This deal was previously tipped for release at the event that ended up turning into the Microsoft Surface tablet reveal.

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Microsoft $1 billion Yammer purchase sets stage for birthday blowout

Microsoft $1 billion Yammer purchase sets stage for birthday blowout

This week it's become apparent that Microsoft Corp. may well be purchasing the business social network by the name of Yammer for a hefty sum of $1 billion USD. This number of course does not seem all that grand compared to the $1 billion USD Facebook purchase of Instagram, but it does show that Microsoft could be in the market for an expansion of the many social-minded bits of software and hardware they've already got. Yammer is, on the other hand, business oriented, so perhaps this is a purchase made for the corporate customers Microsoft works with alone.

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Apple buys Cue for Siri’s next Google Now assault

Apple buys Cue for Siri’s next Google Now assault

Apple has reportedly acquired Cue, a social search engine which indexed email and other user details to construct a dynamic, personalized calendar, in a move that's seen as taking on Google Now. Cue, which launched as Greplin back in early 2011 and then rebranded last year, is widely expected to be integrated into Siri as an Apple-exclusive feature; the company withdrew its app recently, refunding premium subscribers and shutting down the service.

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This message will self-destruct: OTR plugin brings Snapchat fuctionality to browsers

This message will self-destruct: OTR plugin brings Snapchat fuctionality to browsers

Like something out of an Inspector Gadget cartoon, a new plugin for browsers called OTR allows users to send messages to other users that will self-destruct a few seconds after they are read, (hopefully) disappearing forever. The plugin was launched today by Lamplighter Games, a company run by two brothers who wanted to bring Snapchat-like functionality to Web browsers. We've got a demo of it in action after the jump.

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Elon Musk and David Sacks abandon Zuckerberg’s lobbying group FWD.Us

Elon Musk and David Sacks abandon Zuckerberg’s lobbying group FWD.Us

Earlier this year, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook fame launched a lobbying group called FWD.Us, which purports to be for immigration reform and has more than a few big names associated with it, including Microsoft's Steve Ballmer and Bill Gates, who joined a couple weeks after its unveiling. Among those big-name supporters was Elon Musk of Tesla and David Sacks of Yammer, both of whom have abandoned the group, according to sources who are said to be familiar with the matter.

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Microsoft appoints Amy Hood as its new CFO

Microsoft appoints Amy Hood as its new CFO

Microsoft announced earlier today that Amy Hood has been appointed its new CFO, replacing Peter Klein, who is no longer acting CFO but will stay at Microsoft until the end of June as part of a transitional period. Previously, Hood served as CFO of the company's Business Division, and has been working with Microsoft since 2002. CEO Steve Ballmer commented on her new role.

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Microsoft set to rebrand Bing, Skype, and Xbox

Microsoft set to rebrand Bing, Skype, and Xbox

Albert Shum, Windows Phone Design Studio General Manager, and Todd Simmons, Creative Director at Wolff Olins, announced at the Design Day 2013 Event in Norway that there will be some rebranding coming to Microsoft soon. There will be logo rebranding for several of Microsoft's services, including Bing, Yammer, Skype, and Xbox. They figured that since Windows 8, Microsoft, and Office all got new logos, why shouldn't these services?

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