Salesforce.com Buys Dimdim For £31 Million

Salesforce.com has announced the acquisition of web conferencing company Dimdim for $31 million in cash.

Founded in 2007, Dimdim allows users to initiate web meetings in which they can share screens and work on documents in real-time.

Salesforce said that the company plans to bring real-time web conferencing features to its Chatter enterprise social networking client using Dimdim's technology. The company plans to adopt a Facebook-like model to allow employees to collaborate and communicate in real-time.

“Facebook has fundamentally changed the way we communicate in our personal live. The acquisition of Dimdim will help Salesforce.com deliver to the enterprise the same integrated collaboration and communication experience that made Facebook the world's most popular Internet site,” Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff said in a statement.

In a notification on its website, Dimdim said that it was no longer accepting new members. The company advised users to download the recordings of their sessions before their accounts expire.