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Twitter and Salesforce CEOs spat over who is helping the homeless more

October 12, 2018 at 10:00PM ‘How much have you given’ Marc Benioff asked Jack Dorsey as the two sparred over proposed tax to assist those on the streetsThe CEOs of two of the world’s most prominent tech companies got into an online spat on Friday over who was doing the most to address homelessness.Salesforce CEO… Continue reading Twitter and Salesforce CEOs spat over who is helping the homeless more

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Shasta Ventures is doubling down on security startups with 3 new hires

October 10, 2018 at 07:49PM Early-stage venture capital firm Shasta Ventures has brought on three new faces to beef up its enterprise software and security portfolio amid a big push to “go deeper” into cybersecurity, per Shasta’s managing director Doug Pepper. Balaji Yelamanchili (above left), the former general manager and executive vice president of Symantec’s enterprise… Continue reading Shasta Ventures is doubling down on security startups with 3 new hires

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Zenefits’ Parker Conrad returns to launch Rippling, combining HR & IT tools

October 10, 2018 at 02:00PM Parker Conrad likes to save time, even though it’s gotten him in trouble. The former CEO of Zenefits was pushed out of the $4.5 billion human resources startup because he built a hack that let him and employees get faster insurance certifications. But 2.5 years later, he’s back to take… Continue reading Zenefits’ Parker Conrad returns to launch Rippling, combining HR & IT tools

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Salesforce acquires Rebel, maker of ‘interactive’ email services, to expand its Marketing Cloud

October 05, 2018 at 04:23PM Salesforce’s Marketing and Commerce Cloud is the company’s smallest division today, so to help beef it up, the company is making an acquisition to add in more features. Salesforce has acquired Rebel, a startup that develops interactive email services for businesses to enhance their direct marketing services: recipients of interactive emails… Continue reading Salesforce acquires Rebel, maker of ‘interactive’ email services, to expand its Marketing Cloud

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Apple expands Business Chat with new businesses and additional countries

October 02, 2018 at 04:52PM Apple Business Chat launched earlier this year as a way for consumers to communicate directly with businesses on Apple’s messaging platform. Today the company announced it was expanding the program to add new businesses and support for additional countries. When it launched in January, business partners included Discover, Hilton, Lowe’s… Continue reading Apple expands Business Chat with new businesses and additional countries

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With Mulesoft in fold, Salesforce gains access to data wherever it lives

September 25, 2018 at 04:38PM When Salesforce bought Mulesoft last spring for the tidy sum of $6.5 billion, it looked like money well spent for the CRM giant. After all, it was providing a bridge between the cloud and the on-prem data center and that was a huge missing link for a company with big… Continue reading With Mulesoft in fold, Salesforce gains access to data wherever it lives

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Salesforce wants to end customer service frustration with Customer 360

September 25, 2018 at 03:10PM How many times have you called into a company, answered a bunch of preliminary questions about the purpose of your call, then found that those answers didn’t make their way to the CSR who ultimately took your call. This usually is because System A can’t talk to System B and… Continue reading Salesforce wants to end customer service frustration with Customer 360

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Salesforce, AWS expand partnership with secure data sharing between platforms

September 25, 2018 at 01:00PM Salesforce and Amazon’s cloud arm, AWS, have had a pretty close relationship for some time, signing a $400 million deal for infrastructure cloud services in 2016, but today at Dreamforce, Salesforce’s massive customer conference taking place this week in San Francisco, they took it to another level. The two companies… Continue reading Salesforce, AWS expand partnership with secure data sharing between platforms

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The 7 most important announcements from Microsoft Ignite today

September 24, 2018 at 09:39PM Microsoft is hosting its Ignite conference in Orlando, Florida this week. And although Ignite isn’t the household name that Microsoft’s Build conference has become over the course of the last few years, it’s a massive event with over 30,000 attendees and plenty of news. Indeed, there was so much news… Continue reading The 7 most important announcements from Microsoft Ignite today

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Microsoft, SAP and Adobe take on Salesforce with their new Open Data Initiative for customer data

September 24, 2018 at 02:49PM Microsoft, SAP and Adobe today announced a new partnership: the Open Data Initiative. This alliance, which is a clear attack against Salesforce, aims to create a single data model for consumer data that is then portable between platforms. That, the companies argue, will provide more transparency and privacy controls for… Continue reading Microsoft, SAP and Adobe take on Salesforce with their new Open Data Initiative for customer data

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Salesforce partners with Apple to roll deeper into mobile enterprise markets

September 24, 2018 at 02:02PM Apple and Salesforce are both highly successful, iconic brands, who like to put on a big show when they make product announcements. Today, the two companies announced they were forming a strategic partnership with an emphasis on mobile strategy ahead of Salesforce’s enormous customer conference, Dreamforce, which starts tomorrow in San… Continue reading Salesforce partners with Apple to roll deeper into mobile enterprise markets

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Time: how the digital age became the iconic magazine’s unlikely savior

September 22, 2018 at 07:00AM Mark and Lynne Benioff are the latest entrepreneurs to make a bet on old media with their $190m Time purchase. Should tech billionaires own our biggest news outlets?In February, Time magazine’s name was stripped from its headquarters in lower Manhattan. America’s most famous magazine seemed headed for the wastepaper bin… Continue reading Time: how the digital age became the iconic magazine’s unlikely savior

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Adobe gets its company, snaring Marketo for $4.75 billion

September 20, 2018 at 09:07PM A week ago rumors were flying that Adobe would be buying Marketo, and lo and behold it announced today that it was acquiring the marketing automation company for $4.75 billion. It was a pretty nice return for Vista Equity partners, which purchased Marketo in May 2016 for $1.8 billion in… Continue reading Adobe gets its company, snaring Marketo for $4.75 billion