The acquisitions of Radian6 in 2010 and Buddy Media in June are starting to catch up with Salesforce.com, as TechCrunch reported that the company amended its 8-K filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission to show $20 million in net losses for Buddy Media during the first six months of 2012, which reportedly led to the layoffs of fewer than 100 people from Radian6 and other areas of its Salesforce Marketing Cloud business.
Salesforce.com acquired Radian6 for $326 million and Buddy Media for $689 million with the idea of integrating the two companies under its umbrella, and a Radian6 spokesperson said in an email to TechCrunch:
With the combination of Radian6 and Buddy Media, the Salesforce Marketing Cloud is the undisputed leader in social marketing and the only suite that allows brands to unify social listening, engagement, advertising, and measurement. With the integration of Radian6 and Buddy Media, the Salesforce Marketing Cloud is rebalancing its resources to support its growth, including moving from a hub to a distributed model for certain customer-facing roles, consolidating marketing, and dramatically increasing investments in R&D. Fewer than 100 people were impacted globally.
Readers: Do you expect more announcements of job losses at Facebook-related companies such as those by Salesforce.com Wednesday and Zynga Tuesday