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Slack’s New Acquisition Adds Voice Chat to Its Collaboration Tools

Soon, it will be a lot easier to do voice and video calls within the Slack online collaboration service, aka the “Trojan horse for bigger ideas.”
That’s because Slack, with just under 100 employees, is acquiring Screenhero—a much smaller desktop collaboration company that graduated from the Y Combinator startup incubator just two years ago.

Facebook goes ‘deep’ in getting to know you

The social networking giant’s Artificial Intelligence initiative is aimed at protecting user privacy – sometimes from those users themselves. But some experts warn that this type of “deep learning” could get a lot deeper than they like.

Facebook is trying to change the way advertisers look at social

Facebook is hoping its data will convince advertisers to shift more spending in its direction. Facebook is expanding its latest effort to attract advertisers: A better way to track how an ad on the site influences a customer's purchase in the real world.

LinkedIn Makes Enterprise Inroads With New Communication Tools

LinkedIn, the social network for professionals, now wants to help you share ideas and increase productivity within your company, in addition to finding outside opportunities. You will soon get LinkedIn tools that make it easier to connect with colleagues and share content within specific divisions of a company.

The company's plans, also include a new app that will make it easier for colleagues to engage and stay connected.

VideoDesk a levé 4,8 M$ pour son développement international.

Editeur d’une solution de tchat texte, audio et vidéo pour les sites d’e-commerce, le Français VideoDesk a levé 4,8 millions de dollars pour multiplier sa force de frappe à l’international. Une enveloppe apportée par plusieurs business angels (Jérome Camblain, Bertrand Meunier, Bertrand Mabille, Didier Chambard), le fonds régional de co- investissement de la région Ile-de-France (FRCI) géré par CapDécisif et la BPI.

Facebook at Work aims to get on boss' good side

Facebook is looking to enter the workplace and is determined to be acceptable there.

On Wednesday, the company announced a pilot launch of Facebook at Work, which enables organizations to create private social networks where coworkers can collaborate and communicate. The smartphone app, visible in iOS and Android App Stores, can only be downloaded by pilot partners.

Jive integrates enterprise social suite with Google Docs

As it fights to remain a leader in enterprise social networking (ESN) among giant rivals, pure-play vendor Jive Software has been furiously integrating its suite with the most popular business software, now adding the Google Docs productivity applications.

Publicité en ligne; plus de 30% du marché publicitaire média en 2018.

Selon une étude de l’IDATE, le marché mondial de la publicité en ligne devrait représenter, en 2018, plus de 30% du marché publicitaire média.

Zoho aims for improved information sharing with integrated suite

Zoho is integrating its suite of products in hopes of delivering a service for salespeople that matches and in some cases beats market leader Salesforce.com.

"We have about eight different products. We thought, 'Why not bring them together, integrate them together tightly so information seamlessly flows between systems," Raju Vegesna, an evangelist at Zoho, said.

Enterprise mobile messaging market gets more crowded with launch of Avaamo

Another startup wants to offer mobile messaging to enterprises, even though it's questionable whether such a narrow service can sustain a company and even though it's likely that larger enterprise collaboration vendors will jump into this market.

This time it's a company called Avaamo, which is led by two former Tibco executives and which announced on Wednesday that it has secured US$6.3 million in seed funding.

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