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The End of Silicon Valley As We Know It?

The End of Silicon Valley As We Know It?

Does Yammer represent the last acquisition of its kind? It's an interesting question discussed by a bunch of tech heavyweights here, including Marc Andreesen.

Many comments touch on many different points. For my part, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google have concurrently made it easy and difficult for others to innovate on their platforms. Open APIs and

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Office 2013: Do You Care?

Office 2013: Do You Care?

Most office types use Microsoft office because they have to, not because they want to. A Wired story confirms what I've long suspected. Forget Microsoft's other lines of business. Office alone is enormous. Microsoft "holds more than 90 percent of the business productivity software market." This results in more than $20 billion in annual sales.

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How the Yammer Deal Benefits JIVE

How the Yammer Deal Benefits JIVE

If SharePoint was the bees' knees, then why did Microsoft just drop $1.2 billion on Yammer? Microsoft is all but admitting that its attempt at social software was, in a word, clunky. I've used SharePoint with some clients and, last time I checked, it required a good deal of setup. It's not web-based, begging-to-go-viral like Yammer. Simon Read More

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