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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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald