Yammer now has 70,000 corporate clients, and 800,000+ total seats (users). At least 1,000 of those companies are paying for the product, and Sacks says 10%-15% of seats are converting to paid. 70% of Fortune 500 companies are using Yammer, says Sacks. Paying customers include Cisco, Nationwide, AstraZeneca, Alcatel-Lucent, Sungard and Molson Coors.
[A]s newly appointed chief executive officer at Canonical Jane Silber told El Reg back in March, the installed base of Ubuntu users is estimated at around 10 million users. That’s up from 6 million three years ago, and by some indirect measurements, Canonical can gather without snooping around on people’s machines, the base is growing at 10 per cent per month.
According to Matt Asay, who joined [Canonical] back in February as chief operating officer, the company has more than 12,000 deployments of UEC, and it’s seeing about 200 downloads per day at this point.
Now you’ve been following my Lonely Planet coverage, over the past week, right? You remember that they seized the initiative and made 13 of their European iPhone app guides free of charge for four days to help those trapped by the Ash Cloud travel chaos?
Well they’ve now knocked back 3 million downloads in total, making their guides the most popular in the App Store.
I know I downloaded all of ‘em.
Apple Inc. shipped 1.69 million iPhones in Japan in the fiscal year ended March 31, capturing the top share of the country’s smartphone market, MM Research Institute Ltd. said.
The iPhone, offered by Japan’s third-largest wireless carrier Softbank Corp., accounted for 72 percent of smartphones shipped in the country in the period, the Tokyo-based researcher said in a report yesterday. Taiwan’s HTC Corp. was second with 11 percent, followed by Toshiba Corp. with 6.8 percent, it said.
Quarter ending March 31st 2010 vs quarter ending March 31st 2009, $millions
Segment Revenue Change Profit Change Client (Windows + Live) 4415 +967 3061 +788 Server and Tools 3575 +84 1255 +31 Online 581 +59 -713 -302 Business (Office) 4243 -265 2622 -134 Entertainment and devices 1665 +36 165 +206
“What we’ve done [in the past] is sell software,” Elop said. “In the cloud world we’re still selling that same software but we’re also participating in a bigger part of customers’ IT budgets. We’re going after more of the pot.” Some 90 percent of Microsoft’s engineering team will be working on cloud computing in some way within a couple of years, according to Elop.
According to the Exit Poll report (PDF) by Thomson Reuters and the NVCA…