Microsoft, on June 13, 2016, announced it was acquiring LinkedIn for $26.2 Billion. LinkedIn, a Social Network for professionals has 433 million users. LinkedIn will keep its branding and product as it comes under the Microsoft Productivity and Business Processes segment. LinkedIn’s CEO Jeff Weiner will report to Satya Nadella. The deal is expected to … Read more
As I discussed WeChat being a sign of things to come for mobile messaging platforms in What WeChat Means to WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and the Rise of Consumer Mobile Messaging Platforms, the other move is for providers to then leverage the popularity and user base of their consumer mobile messaging platforms and networks to target … Read more
WeChat, which is a very popular mobile messaging app in China, has emerged as a prototype if you will, to where I believe mobile messaging is headed. It’s more than just the current hype around chatbots, which have been around for years. This is about platforms and ecosystems that then serve as a place where … Read more
Rumors have been circling for some time now about a possible Mitel and Polycom merger. It has been fueled even more with activist investor Elliott Management applying pressure for Mitel and Polycom to merge. It became clear that something was definitely going to happen this year. On April 15, 2016, it was officially announced Mitel … Read more
I’ve been covering the collaboration space for some time now and I have seen a lot of trends come and go. What’s been happening in the past few years, as we’ve seen the Social trend evolve, is that there has been a refocus on people workflows. There has been focus on supporting how people actually work.
Collaboration PaaS offerings are emerging to support collaboration enabling any business application or process.