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Salesforce Buys Dimdim for $31 Million

Salesforce "Follows Facebook's Lead" Again

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Salesforce.com announced that it has acquired Dimdim for $31 million. The acquisition will help Salesforce expand its Chatter line of products, often described as a "Facebook for the enterprise", with real-time communication technologies.

The company says the move follows the proven Facebook model of combining real-time collaboration.

"Facebook has fundamentally changed the way we communicate in our personal lives," said Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO of Salesforce. "The acquisition of Dimdim will help salesforce.com deliver to the enterprise the same integrated collaboration and communication experience that made Facebook the world’s most popular Internet site."

Dimdim Goes to Salesforce

"From our start, Dimdim has focused on enabling real-time communication in the cloud, with no software," said DD Ganguly, CEO, Dimdim. "Salesforce.com gives us the opportunity to apply our expertise and align our vision of real-time, social enterprise software in the cloud – at a scale that wouldn’t have been otherwise possible."

DimDim was founded in 2007. Its current offerings let users host or attend live online meetings, demos and webinars using a web browser.

Salesforce says that with the acquisition, it is following Facebook’s lead again. The company really seems to want people to think of its products in Facebook terms. 

Salesforce Buys Dimdim for $31 Million
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  • http://presentonlinenow.com Boss

    DimDim had a strong product that worked well, congrats on the deal, they deserve it. To bad they are turning away new users, and giving the boot to the entire free user base. We at http://presentonlinenow.com are signing up those users, as our web based offering has the same great features DimDim had, plus more. Hey DimDim does not want you anymore? Come on over, you’ll be treated like royalty :) Tell’em “The Boss” sent you.

  • http://thetechbytes.com TheTechbytes

    one more loss of an emerging company like DimDim.i think users are teh real loser.Their future seems to be bleak.

  • http://www.megameeting.com Tawny

    If anyone is looking for a DimDim alternativeMegaMeeting.com is a customer service oriented web and video conferencing company that has been around for more than seven years. Like DimDim MegaMeeting.com operates on Flash and is completely browser-based We welcome all DimDim clients to experience a free live demonstration of our web and video conferencing system at www.megameeting.com

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    Users

  • Alex

    For an inexpensive alternative to DimDim, check out this http://www.gomeetnow.com. GoMeetNow is a screen sharing and webinar solution which also supports videos and audio conferencing.

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