What it is
"Grove is a hosted IRC service targeted at paying business clients who would use a private chat service to for internal discussions.
Grove is built on the IRC protocol and allows any business to set up its own web-based private IRC server that includes features such as archives, search and channel access controls."
- No software to install
- Full chat archives
- Searchabe archives
- Channel and user access control
- Web-based access
"The first 30 days are free; after that, business pay according to their size: $10/month for five users, $25/month for ten users, $50 month for 20 users, and so on."
"Bootstrapped, but taking on big competition
Yammer is probably Grove’s most visible competitor in the enterprise communication tool space... "
Full review: http://gigaom.com/2012/01/10/convore-grove-io/
(Curated by Robin Good)