Saturday, June 16, 2012

Why Microsoft’s purchase of Yammer is the smartest deal of the year | VentureBeat

Check the post link below for some reasons why it’s a smart and timely deal

Analysts are panning the move. And PandoDaily’s Sarah Lacy is begging Yammer CEO David Sacks to reconsider.

They’ve got it all wrong. This is the best Silicon Valley deal we’ve seen all year. Facebook’s $1 billion purchase of Instagram makes Microsoft’s pickup of Yammer look like the Louisiana Purchase by comparison.

(Full disclosure: Sacks is an investor in my company, CapLinked. I also worked for Sacks at PayPal, and CapLinked has an existing business relationship with Microsoft.)

Here’s why Yammer will be a great fit for Microsoft and why Yammer’s stakeholders are well served by joining the Microsoft universe:”

Why Microsoft’s purchase of Yammer is the smartest deal of the year | VentureBeat

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