A thread on Hacker News has erupted, with developers claiming that the whole thing was a sham.
In Salesforce’s vision of the future, everything is connected — and everything is a marketing tool. But it remains to be seen if customers really want that.
“You are everything Dreamforce stands for,” Salesforce chief executive Benioff told the young Drew Houston minutes ago on stage.
Cloudconnect cofounder and CEO Adam Gross is back in the Salesforce family.
“This effort is a culmination of everything we’ve learned over the past few years about the mobile world,” Salesforce’s Al Falcione told VentureBeat.
Customer relationship management software helps salespeople keep track of leads, meetings, marketing efforts — anything relevant to retaining old customers and signing new ones. But even powerful CRM systems like Salesforce.com are useless if salespeople don’t want (or remember) to use them.
Selligy, a customer relationship management app for iPhone, aims to make salespeople more effective by automating much of the sales process. And Salesforce.com, the CRM giant, appears to like it.
Salesforce is offering a private version of its AppExchange marketplace that enables managers to create a custom storefront for their company.
“Companies everywhere are starting to take the excitement they see in startups and figure out how to put that in their businesses … to not be lame,” said Seligman.
When it comes to cloud services, Oracle is majorly behind companies like Amazon, Google, and Salesforce – so rather than build most competing technologies in-house, the company has scooped up a bevy of cloud companies over the last two years.
Entrepreneur Chris Baggott’s key business appears to be creating acquisition targets for big players. He cofounded e-mail and interactive marketing house ExactTarget, which Salesforce picked up for a tasty $2.5 billion in June. And today, Oracle announced it is buying content marketing provider Compendium for an undisclosed sum.
Editor’s Pick MongoDB has now raised more money for its Nosql technology than the two leading vendors of Hadoop combined. Here’s how:
Marc Benioff doesn’t hate Larry Ellison, calls Steve Job his “guru”, and thinks Bill Gates should return as CEO of Microsoft.
“Larry Ellison has done a lot of hand-waving about the cloud,” CEO Dave Kellogg told me this morning. “But I haven’t seen any traction for Oracle moving any existing products into the cloud. They’re trying, but their customers are getting there faster than Oracle is.”
The Software-as-a-Service company accomplishes introduces game-based competition to your sales team via an integration with the Salesforce CRM.
Salesforce says it has the world’s only unified social marketing suite. Adobe says its marketing cloud is a single service that includes everything digital marketers need to get ahead.
Shift begs to differ.
Femtocells, human organs, and space: funding daily for April 3 is full as 13 companies raised money, financing, or were sold.
Today, FirstRain is bringing that platform alive with its first third-party enterprise integration: a drop-in HTML5 component that offers advanced in-app business analytics.
With GetSalesDone, Dexplora says it has the cure to ugly and infrequently-updated CRM systems.
Salesforce.com has acquired Entropysoft, a French company that offers content integration solutions.
Salesforce.com’s aggressive acquisition strategy, and emphasis on all things cloud and mobile appears to be paying off.
The little-known company that provides high-end revenue lifecycle management software for Twitter and Facebook is now offering the same technology for the little guy.
Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, always game for a little tech trash talk, said that Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system would be “the end of Windows” and that “Windows is irrelevant.”
Dreamforce is typically a spectacle and a whole lotta fun, but this year it was bigger than ever before.
Whether you’re planning to attend or are simply curious, here’s what to expect at Dreamforce 2012 in San Francisco.
SalesForce, AT&T, Motorola, and AMD are four tech companies in a group most CEOs would love to belong to, but most public relations departments would hate.
The American taxpayer? She might hate it too.