Yammer tops 7M users, sales spike after Microsoft deal

Yammer, the business-oriented social network acquired by Microsoft for $1.2 billion last year, says its sales to businesses quadrupled in its fiscal fourth quarter, thanks in part to its newfound association with the Redmond company. Yammer, which competes with companies including Salesforce.com and Jive Software, says it added 290 new paying customers in the quarter,… Read More


Facebook’s ‘Like’ button gets new friends: ‘LOVE!’ ‘BOO!’ ‘OMG!’ and many more

Facebook’s “Like” button has become an integral part of online life, connecting sites around the web back to the social network, helping people send quick signals to their friends — and filling up Facebook’s databases with valuable information about the activities and preference of its users, whether or not those users happen to be aware of… Read More


Facebook doubling down in Seattle, moving to larger office

Facebook’s Seattle engineering office will move to a new downtown location next year, twice the size of its existing space, to create room for additional growth beyond the 60 engineers it already has working here. “We’re excited to announce that we’re moving to a new office space in downtown Seattle early next year,” said Ari… Read More


Rich Barton lends hand to Nextdoor, a social network for neighbors

Back in 2007, Zillow unveiled a new offering called Neighborhood Pages that was designed to better connect home owners to their local communities. The idea didn’t really take off. But fast-forward four years, and Zillow co-founder Rich Barton is back at it. This time, the Internet entrepreneur and venture capitalist at Benchmark Capital is tossing… Read More


Lockerz unveils iPhone app, creating new ways to earn PTZ

Lockerz boasts more than 19 million members of its social shopping service. But until today it was largely a Web-based experience. That’s changing with the company’s introduction of a free iPhone app, a mobile experience that will allow users to earn the company’s virtual currency, PTZ, while on the go. Founder Kathy Savitt said that… Read More