Arik Hesseldahl

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Yammer’s New Sales VP Comes From Salesforce.com

Social enterprise software player Yammer named David Obrand as its vice president for global sales. What makes it all the more interesting is where Obrand last worked: Salesforce.com, the company behind Yammer’s main market rival, Chatter. Obrand had been vice president of vertical sales at Salesforce, and spent 10 years there.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus