Salesforce Buys Dimdim

I open my email and get an interesting email:

Citing the Facebook Effect on the way people converse and collaborate online, Salesforce.com announced today that it has purchased real-time communications firm Dimdim for $31 million.

Founded in 2007 by DD Ganguly and Prakash Khot, Dimdim provides a web-based platform that lets users host or attend live online meetings, demos and webinars via their browsers. Simple yet brilliant, and very effective. I’ve been using Dimdim for about a year and find the service to be extremely more user friendly than some of the competitors (which helps rationalize why Benioff and Salesforce.com bought them).

With the acquisition, Salesforce.com aims to give the company’s Chatter communications platform “the same integrated collaboration and communication experience that made Facebook the world’s most popular Internet site,” said Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO. Salesforce.com introduced Chatter in June and currently claims 60,000 users.

The purchase and planned upgrade of Chatter’s features is part of what Salesforce.com sees as a switch to “Cloud 2,” the next generation of cloud computing, which will be more social, mobile and real-time.


[hat tip Mashable]

James Hickshttp://about.me/jameshicks
James is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of HicksNewMedia, a Digital Publishing and Technology Consulting team providing effective and relevant solutions to individuals and businesses looking to more effective utilize the social interweb. Follow him on Twitter and on Facebook.

More from author

0 0 vote
Article Rating
Subscribe
Notify of
guest

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Related posts

Advertisment

Categories

Latest posts

Optimize Your Gaming With Smart Game Booster

Where my gamers at?! This post is all about you and making your PC gaming experience better than anything you could have...

How To Enhance Home Learning This Summer

Whether you are homeschooling or just trying to keep kids occupied this summer, chances are you are looking for fun and creative...

Your Quick Guide to Las Vegas

Las Vegas is a place which often appears on many bucket lists. It’s also the number one choice for many people who...

Want to stay up to date with the latest news?

We would love to hear from you! Please fill in your details and we will stay in touch. It's that simple!

0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x