Thursday, June 21, 2012

Sneakyville: Microsoft Apparently Wanted To Distract Us From The Yammer Deal With A Bunch Of Shiny Objects

What Businessinsider heard: Microsoft has indeed agreed to buy Yammer, but it doesn't want to talk about it until late June or early July.

That's because it just unveiled its fancy Surface tablets and new version of Windows Phone, and it wants us to only alk about shiny gadgets for a couple of weeks.

Then, and only then, are we allowed to contemplate Microsoft's big push into social enterprise!
That the companies made this plan in the first place and are now sticking to it, a week after word leaked out, strike BI as incredible.  The notion that Microsoft could keep Yammer's ├╝berchatty employees from leaking word at San Francisco coffee shops is silly. And the thought that the companies can carry on with any kind of normal business in the meantime is equally silly…..

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