October 14th, 2008
[Updated] Sadly Jive Software layoffs confirmed
[UPDATE 4] Portland Business Journal "Jive layoffs are 'market response'" [UPDATE 3] Mike Rogoway of The Oregonian talks to Sam Lawrence about the layoffs. [UPDATE 2] Sam Lawrence, Chief Marketing Officer at Jive, via Twitter: [UPDATE] Chris Kalani provides insight, confirming that there were layoffs today at Jive. 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.