HALIFAX - The Halifax-based Internet company GoInstant has been purchased Salesforce.com for $70 million.
GoInstant co-founders Jevon MacDonald and Gavin Uhma confirmed the news late Monday in a news release.
GoInstant lets people in different locations surf the web together using co-browsing technology that could be useful in sales calls and customer support.
The browser collaboration startup, co-founded MacDonald and Uhma in 2010, previously raised $1.7 million, largely from top-tier Silicon Valley investors who backed social media giants like Facebook, Twitter and Groupon.
The firm currently has a staff of 14.
In 2011, the San Francisco-based Salesforce.com acquired Radian6 Technologies, a web-monitoring service founded in New Brunswick, for $326 million in cash and stock.
(Halifax Chronicle Herald)