Social Media

Microsoft in late June announced to have acquired social network for enterprises Yammer at $ 1.2 billion.But the deal has been fully completed today.
According to the Jared Spataro Senior Director, Office Division, Microsoft in a blog post the firm had met all the requirements regarding the acquisition.

Former Spotlight: LA Tech Company Zugara announces its Webcam Social Shopper availability for PrestaShop merchants worldwide.
The Webcam Social Shopper (WSS), is now available as an official module for PrestaShop’s apparel merchants. PrestaShop is one of the fastest growing ecommerce platforms in the world (with over 127,000 stores and counting), and the launch of “WSS For PrestaShop” marks the first time any ecommerce platform has offered an augmented reality (AR) module to its e-tailers.

Twitter , the 140 character social site is popular with a whopping worldwide estimated user base of around 140 million active monthly users with 400 million tweets daily according to CEO Dick Costolo, but two new startups launched late last month to seek and battle out Twitter at its own game. Twitter’s outage on June 21st could be one of the factors.

I am a raving fan of AppSumo.com. NOT just because they have the best deals on web based business tools. NOT because the founder of the company has an established credibility working for both Facebook and MINT when those companies were in infancy.

At last week’s DEMOfall 09, TZ interviewed Waze. A free mobile navigation application which is crowdsourcing to build its maps. All you have to do to contribute is just keep the application running (make sure you have the car charger plugged in because it kills your battery life) and drive. while you’re driving Waze monitors