Salesforce.com said Thursday that it will acquire Dimdim for US$31 million in a move to add real-time communication technology to its Chatter platform.
Dimdim, founded in 2007, has presence, messaging and screen sharing technologies. In a nutshell, Dimdim allows you to share screens, documents and communicate in meetings via a browser.
Salesforce.com said it will add to its development team with the Dimdim purchase. In many respects, Dimdim resembles Cisco's WebEx and Citrix's GoToMeeting. For Salesforce.com, those capabilities are a logical extension to Chatter. Salesforce.com said it will integrate Dimdim into Chatter, but has no plans to enter Web conferencing.
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