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Saintvilus: Oracle Still Looks Like a Smart Buy
Although the Tekelec announcement didn't push the needle in terms of media attention, the move nonetheless demonstrates how serious Oracle is to differentiate itself from cloud rivals including Salesforce.com .
Tue Jun 18, 2013
Meet the heavyweight team behind Heavybit, a community for developer-focused startups
Heroku co-founder James Lindenbaum is launching a new effort focused on giving developer-focused startups the tools they need to scale.
Mon Jun 17, 2013
Relationship Science Raises $30 Mln
Relationship Science said on Monday that it has received $30 million in a third round of funding.
Tue Jun 11, 2013
Marketo: Salesforce-ExactTarget Combo Won't Win
CEO Phil Fernandez says Marketo is leading digital marketing while Salesforce.com is buying 'commodity' capabilities with its $2.5 billion ExactTarget deal.
Sun Jun 09, 2013
Can PostgreSQL break Salesforce's love/hate Oracle bind?
As a former Oracle employee, Benioff famously split off to start up Salesforce from a rented apartment in San Francisco with the intention of breaking many of the traditional perceptions of not only enterprise software but also, crucially, its delivery via a Software-as-a-Service delivery mechanism.
Sat Jun 08, 2013
Small Business Trends
Top Small Business Stories for the Beginning of June
You'll also learn about a new acquisition by sales and CRM software giant Salesforce.com that adds email marketing and marketing communications to the company's offerings.
Fri Jun 07, 2013
Salesforce to buy ExactTarget for $2.5 billion
Another cloud marketing platform is about to be swallowed up. A columnist explains why management of organizations wants these analytics firms together Salesforce.com this week said its has offered about $2.5 billion to bring marketing platform ExactTarget under the umbrella of its cloud products.
Automated Testing: Using Selenium at Salesforce
Testing is an important part of releasing quality software. Automated software testing can execute those routine, monotonous cases for you, freeing up your testing resources to concentrate on more interesting cases in your application.
Thu Jun 06, 2013
Keith Block Joins Salesforce.com as President and Vice Chairman
Salesforce.com , the world's #1 CRM platform , today announced that Keith Block has joined the company as President and Vice Chairman, leading the company's global sales, customer support and consulting services organizations.
Salesforce.com appoints former Oracle exec as president, vice chairman
Salesforce.com has a new executive in the mix. The CRM giant announced on Thursday that it has appointed Keith Block as president and vice chairman.
ExactTarget Deal Expands Salesforce.com's Digital Marketing Credibility
With its agreement to acquire ExactTarget, a provider of multichannel digital marketing applications, salesforce.com has advanced its ambitions to develop offerings targeted at the marketing buyer and delivered via the cloud.
Wed Jun 05, 2013
Bluewolf adds FinancialForce as strategic partner
San Francisco-based Bluewolf, one of Salesforce.com's most competitive deployment and integration partners, has forged a strategic relationship with cloud billing expert FinancialForce.com.
Data Center Knowledge
M & A Frenzy For Cloud Companies
As technology companies are opening up their checkbooks to make acquisitions and gain innovation, it appears there's a bit of spending spree going on.
SAP buys e-commerce vendor Hybris in strike back at Oracle, Salesforce.com
SAP is buying privately held Hybris in a bid to build out an e-commerce software offering that connects with customers across multiple "channels, devices and touch points."
Wilson Sonsini Advises Salesforce.com in $2.5 Billion Deal
M&A dealmakers had their heads in the tech-sector clouds Tuesday, as Salesforce.com said it had agreed to purchase cloud-based marketing software company ExactTarget for $2.5 billion and computing giant IBM Corp. announced its own $2 billion acquisition of cloud computing infrastructure provider SoftLayer Technologies Inc. For San Francisco-based ... (more)
Tue Jun 04, 2013
Journal and Courier
Salesforce.com to buy ExactTarget in $2.5 billion deal
The launch-it-build-it-sell-it tech company startup model has paid off for ExactTarget.
Think cloud is no big deal? IBM and Salesforce.com just spent a combined $4.5 billion on it
It's raining money from the clouds as Salesforce.com and IBM this week together spent a total of $4.5 billion to boost their cloud computing services.
What the web is saying about Salesforce's $2.5B ExactTarget buy
In picking up ExactTarget, Salesforce.com is setting the new standard for reaching customers, but at a big cost.
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The Hartford Courant
Salesforce.com to buy ExactTarget for $2.5 billion
Web-based software maker Salesforce.com Inc said it would buy marketing software provider ExactTarget for $2.5 billion as it looks to build a marketing platform that will tap increasing use of mobile devices and social networks.