A Couple of My Favorite Services, Bought

Scott Francis
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I just got two emails on the same day regarding two of my favorite services. First, SlideRocket has been purchased by VMWare:
Dear SlideRocket User, Amazing news! I am excited to share with you that SlideRocket has been acquired by VMware. VMware’s groundbreaking virtualization technology has deeply influenced the way we work. They’ve built the software that powers cloud computing, have an unparalleled record of innovation, are used and trusted by just about everyone, including 96% of the Fortune 1000 companies — and they’re just getting started. Today marks the next stage in SlideRocket’s mission to reinvent presentations. Joining VMware’s world-class team means we’ll be able to bring you, our customers, even more innovations at an accelerated pace. We could not have gotten this far without you, our fantastic customer community – over a quarter of a million strong. To learn more about VMware and the acquisition, please click here Thank you again, we can’t wait to show you what’s coming next! Sincerely, Chuck Dietrich CEO, SlideRocket
I met Chuck at SXSW-interactive in 2010.  I just happened to be standing next to him in line for coffee.  We struck up a conversation and he ended up winning two new customers as a result (our company and another company I talked into using their service).  It was nice getting this email rather than seeing it in a news article first. Later that same day – I got an email from another service, Tungle.me – selling to RIM. Hopefully both these services will remain excellent and continue to innovate.  Thanks to both of these firms for helping me keep our presentations organized, and my calendar organized, respectively.