October 14th, 2008
[Updated] Sadly Jive Software layoffs confirmed
[UPDATE 2] Sam Lawrence, Chief Marketing Officer at Jive, via Twitter:
I hate to be the bearer of bad tidings, but in this case, I feel an obligation to report it.
I’ve been hearing rumors about Jive Software for a few weeks now. Enough so that I’ve asked for comment from Jive on what’s going down.
They haven’t been at liberty to respond. So I haven’t written anything.
Well, I just wanted to let you know that the rumors have escalated exponentially today.
Something is going down. And it doesn’t appear to be good. But I can’t confirm that.
I’ll let you know when I hear more. Again, I’m not looking to further the rumors, but there’s too much activity for this to be a coincidence.
If you have any insight, it would be appreciated.
In the meantime, I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed for the folks at Jive.