Salesforce.com has acquired web conferencing software vendor Dimdim for $31 million.
Dimdim offers a suite of messaging, screen-sharing and other capabilities. Salesforce.com plans to use the company's technology to boost its Chatter enterprise collaboration platform, which it introduced in 2009, and mimic "the proven Facebook model of combining collaboration and communication into an integrated service," a Salesforce.com spokesperson said.
The deal means monthly Dimdim accounts will be available until March 15, while annual accounts will be valid until the ending subscription date, according to Dimdim's website. Dimdim has also warned that recordings or uploaded documents will not be available after subscriptions expire and encouraged customers to download them ahead of time.
The deal further supports Salesforce's aims to round out a portfolio of business applications and services. It is still best known for its core CRM (customer relationship management) software.
At its recent Dreamforce conference, Salesforce.com unveiled Database.com, which gives customers access to its platform's underlying database infrastructure.
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