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Company Overview of Yammer, Inc.

Company Overview

Yammer, Inc. owns and operates enterprise social network portals for organizations worldwide. Its collaboration software and business applications allow users to get connected to the people, share information across teams, and organize around projects. The company was founded in 2008 and is based in San Francisco, California. As of July 18, 2012, Yammer, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Microsoft Corporation.

1355 Market Street

Suite 300

San Francisco, CA 94103

United States

Founded in 2008





Key Executives for Yammer, Inc.

Co-Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Age: 42
Co-Founder, Chief Technology Officer and Director
Chief Product Officer
Director of Security
Board Observer
Age: 37
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Yammer, Inc. Key Developments

Scoop.it Inc. Partners with Yammer to Help Millions of Professionals Easily Share Knowledge Across Their Enterprise Social Networks

Scoop.it Inc. partnering with Yammer. By integrating the two platforms, Scoop.it and Yammer will help businesses serve customers better through knowledge sharing while encouraging employees to build their own personal brand towards a better career with more professional impact. Scoop.it allows users to seamlessly find and publish content to their own topic pages and share it to all the major social networks, helping them express thought leadership and build visibility on their topics of interest. This integration allows companies to share content from Scoop.it to their Yammer network. Companies using Yammer will now also benefit from content curation -- more effective knowledge management throughout the organization, richer content, and more active participation -- without extra effort. The new integration feature is available for free to all Scoop.it and Yammer users directly from the Yammer App Directory or by connecting Yammer as a sharing option on Scoop.it.

ABB to Deploy Microsoft Office 365 and Yammer as Part of Strategic Initiative to Improve Collaboration Worldwide

Microsoft Corp. announced that ABB will deploy Microsoft Office 365 and Yammer to its employees worldwide. With about 145,000 employees in 100 countries, ABB is transitioning from multiple IT collaboration and messaging solutions to Office 365 to provide a single platform for productivity, communication, collaboration and enterprise social in the cloud. Office 365 integrates a number of typical functionalities that employees use in their daily work. The mail service works seamlessly with the online meeting and videoconferencing service. Office 365 simplifies online meetings, and in large organizations such as ABB that can typically reduce travel costs by 15% to 20%. ABB is rapidly embracing enterprise social networking solutions, implementing Yammer as its companywide platform to increase collaboration and knowledge sharing across the organization. ABB also plans to take full advantage of the planned integration between Office 365 and Yammer.

Yammer, Inc. Announces Message Translation to Ignite Multilingual Collaboration

Yammer, Inc. announced plans to add message translation capabilities, which will allow users to instantly translate Yammer conversations into their native languages. Yammer anticipated that message translation will drive greater international adoption and cross-cultural collaboration within and between organizations. How It Works: Whenever a Yammer conversation includes a language different from the user's default language setting, a translate button will appear below the initial post. Clicking translate will instantly convert the entire conversation, including related responses, into the user's default language. Clicking "show original text" will revert the conversation back to the initial language(s). Microsoft Translator supports 39 languages. This feature is planned for availability in late spring 2013 for Yammer Enterprise customers.

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