Microsoft, Yammer and the land grab: Social enterprise lunacy

Microsoft may be spending more than $1 billion on a social UI for SharePoint. Couldn’t one of Microsoft’s many skunkworks teams build something similar? Microsoft is reportedly close to buying Yammer, a privately held social enterprise vendor, for more than $1 billion. The deal highlights how the big guns are chasing social enterprise at all costs and defying a good bit of logic. On the surface, Microsoft’s move to acquire Yammer makes some sense. Yammer is fast growing—at least that’s the perce
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