Saturday, May 26, 2012

WebEx founder backs Sharepoint killer Huddle | ZDNet

Perhaps one to watch for cloud collaboration/social business (the "ill-fated" reference appears to be to WebEx's acquisition of intranets.com, not, at least directly, Cisco's acquisition of WebEx)
"UK based enterprise cloud collaboration vendor Huddle is taking over where collaboration pioneer WebEx left off after its ill-fated acquisition by Cisco, gaining market share at the expense of Sharepoint.
To me, the most interesting aspect of the $24 million C round announced by cloud collaboration provider Huddle today is the participation of Subrah Iyar, the founding CEO of WebEx, one of the earliest cloud application companies to go public before its $3.2 billion acquisition by Cisco in 2007. UK-based Huddle may not be so well known as other vendors in the space, but Iyar’s backing is an endorsement from one of the earliest pioneers of cloud collaboration, someone who has ‘been there and done that’ as the saying goes, and has the scars to prove it."
WebEx founder backs Sharepoint killer Huddle | ZDNet
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