The ZuckerPAC Says It Cares About All Immigrants, Not Just the Techies

The Facebook founder’s political action group aims to burnish its image while supporting a writer and activist’s recent film project.
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Tomfoolery’s Anchor App Is About Workplace Social, Not Productivity

“The rhetoric we’ve been fed is, this is business, not personal. No. It’s all personal.”
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Social Influence Startup Klout Partners With Yammer

Social influence measurement startup Klout announced a partnership on Tuesday with enterprise communications company Yammer. The integration will allow Klout to factor Yammer users’ data and activity into its social ranking algorithm, and currently lets Yammer users display their Klout scores on their Yammer profiles. Klout and Microsoft — which owns Yammer — already have existing integrations on separate properties, including a partnership with Bing, the software giant’s search engine.

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Customer Support Startup Intercom Raises $6 Million

Intercom, a startup that focuses on customer support and communications tools for businesses, announced that it had raised a $6 million Series A round of financing on Wednesday. The round was led by The Social+Capital Partnership, with participation from Freestyle Capital, as well as Yammer CEO and founder David Sacks. The company already had $1.75 million in seed funding from 500 Startups, Freestyle Capital and other angel investors.

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Microsoft Creates “Yammer North” in Redmond to Learn New Software Tricks

Microsoft has been quietly operating a group inside its Redmond, Wash., headquarters called Yammer North in an effort to integrate Yammer into its vast software business, Venture Capital Dispatch has learned.

Elon Musk and David Sacks Depart Fwd.us, Mark Zuckerberg’s Political Action Group

Two members of the ZuckerPAC are already on the way out.
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Office for iPad, HBO Comes to AirPlay, Bill Gates on Reddit and More: The AllThingsD Week in Review 2/10/13 – 2/16/13

The Top 10 stories of the week, in one convenient serving.
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Social Sports Startup Bluefields Scores $1 Million

Bluefields, the social network that links sports players together for easier communication between teams and leagues, announced Friday it had raised a $1 million seed round. Contributors include Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh’s VegasTechFund, Facebook Europe executive Christian Hernandez, Elliot Loh (formerly of Yammer), and a number of other angels and seed fund contributors. The startup also exited its private beta on Friday, opening itself up to more potential users.

Salesforce CEO Benioff Invites Laid Off Yammer Employees to Work for Him

Be kind to frenemies. They may offer you a job.
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