Salesforce.com buys Clipboard in exit for ex-Microsoft researcher: Service to shut down June 30 – GeekWire
Clipboard has been acquired by Salesforce and will apparently shut down sometime in June. What will happen now with it. Your guess is as good as mine.
Salesforce.com has purchased Clipboard, the Seattle startup led by former Microsoft researcher Gary Flake which drew comparison to Pinterest.
It appears to be an “acquihire” situation as Clipboard plans to shut down its Web clipping and sharing service on June 20. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“We have some bittersweet news. We are extremely happy to announce that salesforce.com has signed an agreement to acquire Clipboard, allowing us to pursue our mission of saving and sharing the Web on a much larger scale,” the company wrote in a message on its site. “But at the same time we’re also sad to see this stage of our adventure come to an end, especially since it means that our relationship with you, our users, will irreversibly change.”
Clipboard attracted an all-star group of backers, but it never saw the usage or lofty valuation of Pinterest.
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