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Yammer CEO David Sacks: Here's How I Avoided Getting Crushed By Salesforce.com (CRM, MSFT)
Cloud: Can Salesforce Kick Its Oracle Habit and Go Open Source?

Yammer Lands $85 Million Funding Round From Draper Fisher Jurvetson

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The rumors are true. But, boy, were they ever off on the numbers. Social enterprise software player Yammer has landed a whopping $85 million in a fifth round of venture capital funding led by Draper Fisher Jurvetson, with Meritech Capital Partners, Jeff Skoll’s Capricorn Investment Group and Khosla Ventures all...
Yammer Lands $85 Million Funding Round From Draper Fisher Jurvetson

Memorable moments from Salesforce.com's Dreamforce 2012 (gallery)

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Dreamforce is typically a spectacle and a whole lotta fun, but this year it was bigger than ever before. Salesforce.com claims that its annual San Francisco-based conference is the largest cloud computing event of the year. With over 60,000 people in attendance this year, this may well be true. The...
Memorable moments from Salesforce.com's Dreamforce 2012 (gallery)

Salesforce.com's Marc Benioff preaches the social enterprise gospel

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Benioff: "Are you and your company going through a social revolution? It will denote who is successful and who will fail." [Read more]...
Salesforce.com's Marc Benioff preaches the social enterprise gospel

Meet Chuck Dietrich: Marc Benioff's Intern Is Now A Wealthy Entrepreneur

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Chuck Dietrich is the CEO of SlideRocket, one of a pair of unusual companies bought by VMware in the spring of 2011.  In short, he's living the Silicon Valley dream with a charmed career.  The short version is this: Do a startup after college, sell it for a lot (a...
Meet Chuck Dietrich: Marc Benioff's Intern Is Now A Wealthy Entrepreneur

Salesforce.com Gets Access to Twitter's Firehose

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Salesforce.com announced late tonight that it has signed a strategic alliance with Twitter that will bring the global “firehose” of 400 million daily tweets right inside its Radian6 social intelligence application. Radian6 is the Canadian social analytics outfit for which Salesforce paid $326 million in March of 2011. Since then...
Salesforce.com Gets Access to Twitter's Firehose

Check Out What Salesforce.com Has Done To Downtown San Francisco (CRM)

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Salesforce.com has launched its annual conference and as part of that, it has shut down Howard Street, a major thoroughfare in San Francisco, and turned it into an outdoor music venue lined with AstroTurf. Traffic is backed up, naturally, but if you can overlook that, the Moscone Center is a...
Check Out What Salesforce.com Has Done To Downtown San Francisco (CRM)

Salesforce.com Shares Crash After Earnings Disappoint

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Shares of Salesforce.com ended the day down by more than 5 percent a day after the company reported earnings that fell short of expectations. Salesforce shares closed at $43.25 a share, down $2.44, or 5.25 percent. Yesterday the company said it earned 10 cents a share on a non-GAAP basis...
Salesforce.com Shares Crash After Earnings Disappoint

Marc Benioff: Yammer Should Not Have Sold To Microsoft For $1.2 Billion (CRM, MSFT)

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Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff thinks Yammer should not have sold to Microsoft. "It's too early," Benioff said at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco. Benioff was an early fan of Yammer, the enterprise-collaboration startup which Microsoft bought for $1.2 billion earlier this year. In fact, he was a judge...
Marc Benioff: Yammer Should Not Have Sold To Microsoft For $1.2 Billion (CRM, MSFT)

Oracle Beats Earnings, Stock Up 2% After Hours (ORCL)

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Oracle has recovered from its tough quarter at the end of last year. It just posted non-GAAP earnings of $0.62 per share on revenue of $9.04 billion. Analysts were expecting EPS of $0.56 on $9.02 billion in revenue. Oracle blew its earnings last quarter, sending its stock down 13%...
Oracle Beats Earnings, Stock Up 2% After Hours (ORCL)

Apple Is Selling A Truck Load Of iPads Right Now (AAPL)

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Are people disappointed by the new iPad? It doesn't seem like it! Apple's store is crashing on us as we try to order an iPad. When it's not crashing, it's moving super duper slowly. Seems like the whole world is rushing to pre-order an iPad. Makes sense. It's going...
Apple Is Selling A Truck Load Of iPads Right Now (AAPL)

Salesforce.com's Marc Benioff on the future with Google

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A few folks had wondered whether the partnership announcement earlier this week between Google (GOOG) and Salesforce.com (CRM) was a prelude to Google acquiring Salesforce; after all, both companies are taking on Microsoft (MSFT) in their mission to move business software onto the Web. Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff did nothing...
Salesforce.com's Marc Benioff on the future with Google

Best Tech Events This Week (Happy Holidays!)

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This is a guest post from Gary Sharma (aka “The Guy with the Red Tie”), founder and CEO of GarysGuide and proud owner of a whole bunch of black suits, white shirts and, at last count, over 40 red ties. You can reach him at gary [at] garysguide.com. So we...
Best Tech Events This Week (Happy Holidays!)

LinkedIn Is Testing A Yammer Competitor Internally (LNKD)

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LinkedIn is testing a way for employees to share information privately—a service that CEO Jeff Weiner already calls "an extremely valuable way to take the pulse of our company." That sounds familiar—because that's almost exactly how Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff talks about his company's Chatter product, and how Yammer CEO...
LinkedIn Is Testing A Yammer Competitor Internally (LNKD)
Ex-Googlers Launch Sift Science, A Fraud-Fighting System For Websites, Backed By $5.5M In Funding From Union Square, First Round, YC & Others

Travel Data Startup Duetto Raises $2.1M From Trinity, Marc Benioff, Many More

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Duetto, a startup bringing a “big data” approach to the travel industry, has just raised $2.1 million in seed funding. The company hasn’t launched yet, but co-founder and CEO Patrick Bosworth says the goal is to build applications around customer demand data from large travel companies. It’s starting out by...
Travel Data Startup Duetto Raises $2.1M From Trinity, Marc Benioff, Many More

The Facebook Imperative

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Editor’s note: This guest post is written by Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO of salesforce.com. In it, he explains why enterprise software should take its cues from Facebook and become more social. I quit my job at Oracle in 1999 because I couldn’t stop thinking about a simple question: “Why...
The Facebook Imperative
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SV Legend Bill Campbell Will Join Us Disrupt SF

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New entrepreneurs dream about making an impact that spans decades. Bill Campbell has done it. Some readers may know him as a key early Apple executive featured in the Steve Jobs biography, and as an Apple board member today. Others will recognize him for his work as CEO turned now...
SV Legend Bill Campbell Will Join Us Disrupt SF

30 Tech Skills That Will Instantly Net You A $100,000+ Salary

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When you have the right tech skills, you can command a great salary. But it's an ever-changing target. One day a skill is hot and the next it's not. Job site Dice.com just sent us a list of tech skills that are worth over $100,000 a year. And that's just...
30 Tech Skills That Will Instantly Net You A $100,000+ Salary
New 'Social' Businesses Want To Know All About You. No Thanks!
TechCrunch Giveaway: Phosphor Watch And A Free Ticket To Disrupt SF #TCDisrupt

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff Was Ripping Apple During The New iPad Event (AAPL, CRM)

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Here's an odd tidbit to come out of Apple's "new iPad" event. Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff sat in the crowd and tweeted out a bunch of insults aimed at Apple. At first he was cordial and just live tweeted what was going on, but as he sat there longer,...
Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff Was Ripping Apple During The New iPad Event (AAPL, CRM)

Salesforce rolls out new mobile features for its Chatter social network

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Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) giant Salesforce.com is announcing new features for its Chatter social network’s Android and iOS native apps, as part of a larger effort to enhance its mobile offerings. Inside the Chatter app for smartphones and tablets, users will be able to view and edit the status of deals in...
Salesforce rolls out new mobile features for its Chatter social network

SEC fines Nasdaq $10M over Facebook IPO

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Maybe Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff was right in saying that Facebook should have gone public on the New York Stock Exchange. [Read more]...
SEC fines Nasdaq $10M over Facebook IPO

Tech grows up: $27 million and counting donated to the Obama presidential campaign

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Today Buzzfeed published a fascinating report, breaking down a leaked bundler list, detailing the growing influence of technology in the political realm. Its analysis indicates that technology figures on the list have raised some $27 million for the sitting President’s current campaign. The $27 million was raised by just 43...
Tech grows up: $27 million and counting donated to the Obama presidential campaign
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Welcome to the social revolution

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Salesforce's Marc Benioff says social media has changed everything...
Welcome to the social revolution

Nimble Now Integrates With Rapportive, Major Social Networks To Bring Context To Your Contacts

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Ask Jon Ferrara what he thinks of today’s CRM software, and he’ll tell you, patently, that it sucks. Ferrara is the co-founder and former CEO of GoldMine, one of the pioneers of customer relationship management and salesforce automation software in the 1990s. He sold GoldMine in the ’00s for $100+...
Nimble Now Integrates With Rapportive, Major Social Networks To Bring Context To Your Contacts
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