The announcement confirms weeks of very credibly-sourced rumors that have been floating for weeks around the tech blogosphere (and San Francisco’s popular cafes, as first overheard by Business Insider’s Owen Thomas.) The actual price tag is exactly what had been reported by the Wall Street Journalmore than a week ago. According to Microsoft, the Yammer team will be folded into its Microsoft Office division while continuing to report to Yammer’s CEO and co-founder David Sacks.
Sacks has weighed in on the deal with a post on Yammer’s corporate blog entitled “Yammer’s Next Chapter“, which reads in part:
“When Adam Pisoni and I started Yammer, we set out to do something big. When most people thought social networking was for kids, we had a vision…
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