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Software Revenue Rose 4.8% Last Year

Software Revenue Rose 4.8% Last Year

By Sean Patterson March 31, 2014

The PC market is in a funk, with PC manufacturers scrambling to find a way to make desktop and notebook PCs relevant within the new reality of mobile tablets and smartphones. That doesn’t mean, however, that the software companies providing …

Salesforce Unveils New Social And Cloud Offerings Salesforce Unveils New Social And Cloud Offerings

Salesforce kicked off its annual Dreamforce event with a bunch of announcements. “Today’s leading companies recognize that business is social,” said CEO Marc Benioff. “With new innovations across our six product lines, companies can transform the way they sell, service, …

Salesforce Buys GoInstant For A Bunch Of Money Salesforce Buys GoInstant For A Bunch Of Money

Update: It’s no longer a rumor. GoInstant made the announcement. According to AllThingsD, the price was $76 million. Saleforce is getting ready to buy GoInstant for over $70 million, according to the Wall Street Journal, who cites “people familiar with …

Salesforce to Acquire Buddy Media Salesforce to Acquire Buddy Media

Enterprise cloud computing company Salesforce is set to acquire Buddy Media, the makers fo social enterprise software. The purchase would augment Salesforce’s enterprise offerings with a ready-made solution for social media brand management. The news was first reported by All …

Salesforce Updates Chatter With Real-time Messaging Salesforce Updates Chatter With Real-time Messaging

Salesforce, an enterprise cloud computing company, announced today that it will be updating Chatter, its social networking app and platform, with real-time instant-messaging capabilities and screensharing. The announcement came on the Salesforce Company Blog, where Peter Coffee, vice president and …

Salesforce acquires Collaborative Text Editor Stypi Salesforce acquires Collaborative Text Editor Stypi

We’ve learned today that Stypi will be acquired by Salesforce.com, an enterprise cloud computing company. Their goal is helping businesses communicate and collaborate with customers in a safe and easy way. Stypi is a company that can help Salesforce add …

Adobe EchoSign Updates Salesforce Integration Adobe EchoSign Updates Salesforce Integration
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Adobe’s electronic signature and enterprise content management system EchoSign has today released an update to its integration with global enterprise software platform Salesforce, entitled Adobe EchoSign for Salesforce version 12. Adobe acquired EchoSign last July, in a bid to add …

Salesforce Earnings: Company Beats Estimates Salesforce Earnings: Company Beats Estimates

Salesforce released its earnings report for fiscal Q4 and full-year 2011, beating most estimates. Quarterly revenue was $632 Million, up 38% YoY. Full-year revenue was $2.27 Billion, up 37% YoY. “Salesforce.com’s 38% revenue growth in the fourth quarter was a …

EXCLUSIVE: Salesforce Talks Desk.com, Its New Customer Service Platform EXCLUSIVE: Salesforce Talks Desk.com, Its New Customer Service Platform
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Earlier this week, Salesforce announced the launch of a new customer service platform called Desk.com. The service is cloud-based and integrates social media as well as traditional channels including email and phone.

Salesforce Launches Desk.com (Desktop And Mobile) Salesforce Launches Desk.com (Desktop And Mobile)

Salesforce announced the launch of a new “social help desk” called Desk.com in desktop and mobile versions. “Desk.com and Desk.com Mobile enable businesses to deliver personal customer service using a help desk that is social, mobile, and easy to use …

An iPod Tree And The Android Story An iPod Tree And The Android Story

In today’s infographic round-up, we get a couple of evolutionary tales about rivals Apple and Google. One focuses on ten years of the iPod, and the other is about the Android Story. As an added bonus, we threw one in …

Yammer Talks Salesforce Integration and “Friends with Benefits” Campaign Yammer Talks Salesforce Integration and “Friends with Benefits” Campaign

Although Yammer and Salesforce have had a bit of a rocky past, Yammer recently announced that it was integrating activity streams from Salesforce into its own service. This means that sales leads, marketing campaigns, and other content that is entered into Salesforce will appear in Yammer’s stream as well.

Salesforce Announces a Slew of Products for the “Social Enterprise” Salesforce Announces a Slew of Products for the “Social Enterprise”
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Salesforce had a slew of announcements at its Dreamforce conference, including a new version of Chatter called Chatter Now. Also announced as part of what the company is calling the “Social Enteprise,” were: Chatter Approvals, Chatter Customer Groups, Chatter Service …

Toyota Friend, Salesforce Take Social Media to the Street Toyota Friend, Salesforce Take Social Media to the Street
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Is driving the car the best time to engage in social media? Probably not, but what if the car helped with these tasks, reducing the “need” for mobile device use while driving? Would a car that’s social media savvy appeal …

Salesforce Acquisition of Radian6 Complete Salesforce Acquisition of Radian6 Complete
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In late March, Salesforce announced it was acquiring Radian6 for $276 million in cash and $50 million in stock with the founders also getting $10 million in stock and $4 million in cash. Today, the company announced that the acquisition …

Salesforce Acquires Radian6, Social Platform It Was Already Using Salesforce Acquires Radian6, Social Platform It Was Already Using
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Salesforce announced that it is acquiring social media monitoring platform Radian6 for $276 million in cash and $50 million in stock. Founders will also get $10 million in stock and $4 million in cash. According to Salesforce, Radian6 is used …

Salesforce Service Cloud 3 Unveiled, Social Customer Interaction Emphasized
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It seems like only yesterday that Salesforce was talking up Cloud 2. Now, today, they’ve unveiled Service Cloud 3, the company’s next-generation social contact centers, which will let companies interact with customers on "any social community". That means Facebook, Twitter, and any other social network via social media monitoring software Radian6. However, it’s just supporting Twitter out of the box, from the sound of it.