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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Facebook to Buy WhatsApp?

Facebook has announced its largest acquisition ever, saying it would pay at least $16 billion for WhatsApp, a text messaging application with 450 million users around the world who pay little or no money for it.

Facebook will pay $4 billion in cash and $12 billion worth of shares for WhatsApp. But the ultimate cost of the deal could rise to $19 billion, with WhatsApp employees and founders receiving an additional $3 billion in restricted stock units, which would vest over the next four years.

It is among the richest deals of all time for WhatsApp. With 55 employees, WhatsApp is commanding a price equivalent to $344 million an employee, or about $28 a user.
In that sense, Mr. Zuckerberg is following the successful strategy he used for Instagram, allowing the service to grow quickly before gradually adding in revenue — in Instagram’s case, from advertising.

The deal has been approved by the boards of both companies and is subject to regulatory approval. Facebook expects the deal to close later this year.

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Yammer a "Facebook for business"

Dec last year, I have received an invitation email from one of my colleagues to join my company network on Yammer.

I was quiet blur what is Yammer, I thought my company have subscribed to new online time sheets and time tracking system. I accept invitation and continue to complete sign up process.

First time I look to the interface, I said " is just just like facebook for my company only".
After that, I start updating my profile, following my colleagues and join my team group. You can share your status, share your document or image, post a poll, praise some one and post an event in yammer. Instead using web, we can access Yammer through phone ( android, blackberry and windows phone), tablet like iPad and Samsung Galaxy Tab, desktop ( Apple machine and Windows ).
You also list of feeds from Yammer using Java script like Twitter and Facebook.

Yammer Web Interface

In June 2012, Microsoft announced that it has acquired Yammer $1.2 Billion in cash. Currently, Microsoft is looking for talent to join their Yammer team.

You can refer these links for more information regarding Yammer: