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Salesforce Aims To Give Companies LinkedIn-Like Community Experience

Salesforce Aims To Give Companies LinkedIn-Like Community Experience

By Chris Crum August 27, 2014

Salesforce announced the launch of the Salesforce1 Community Cloud, which it says propels the company into the fast-growing $3.5 billion enterprise collaboration market. According to Salesforce, the offering enables companies to create their own trusted LinkedIn-like communities, which are connected …

Microsoft And Salesforce Launch Partnership Microsoft And Salesforce Launch Partnership

Microsoft and Salesforce just announced a strategic partnership, which will see the two creating new solutions that connect Salesforce’s CRM apps and platform to Microsoft Office and Windows. The company announced two specific products: Salesforce1 for Windows and Windows Phone …

Pinterest Gives Marketing Tech Products  API Access Pinterest Gives Marketing Tech Products API Access

Pinterest announced that it is working with a small group of marketing technology companies to offer Pinterest business insights. These include Salesforce (Exact Target Marketing Cloud), Hootsuite, Spredfast, Percolate, Piqora, Curalate, and Tailwind. These companies are getting automated access to …

Software Revenue Rose 4.8% Last Year Software Revenue Rose 4.8% Last Year

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 …

Colin Powell Is On The Salesforce Board Of Directors Colin Powell Is On The Salesforce Board Of Directors

Salesforce announced on Friday that it has appointed retired four-star general (and former National Security Advisor, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Secretary of State) Colin Powell to its Board of Directors. His position actually went into effect …

Salesforce To Buy ExactTarget For $2.5 Billion Salesforce To Buy ExactTarget For $2.5 Billion

Salesforce announced on Tuesday that it has entered an agreement in which it will acquire ExactTarget for about $2.5 billion. Salesforce will commence a tender offer for all outstanding shares of ExactTarget at $33.75 per share, in cash. Salesforce says …

Salesforce Quietly Acquires EntropySoft Salesforce Quietly Acquires EntropySoft

Salesforce has acquired EntropySoft, a French content integration solutions company. VentureBeat says Salesforce confirmed the deal (the value of which is unknown), but that it will not be making a formal announcement. The EntropySoft home page is displaying the following …

Facebook Launches Strategic PMDs Program Facebook Launches Strategic PMDs Program

At Salesforce’s Dreamforce conference, Facebook announced a new designation for “top marketing developers,” called Strategic Preferred Marketing Developer. “The designation is reserved for a small group of PMDs that are driving outstanding results in the Facebook marketing developer ecosystem and …

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 …