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    1. Oracle's Ellison Takes Another Shot At Rival Salesforce

      Take that Marc Benioff. Oracle executive chairman Larry Ellison said the company he co-founded will probably be the first ever to hit $10 billion in software-as-a-service and platform-as-a-service sales annually. These two oddly named software categories are driving a huge piece of the tech market right now. That’s a big claim given that Oracle rival Salesforce is the largest company in the software as a service (SaaS) arena.

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    2. Salesforce's 2017 will be headlined by its Lightning experience for managing connected apps

      Salesforce's 2017 will be headlined by its Lightning experience for managing connected apps

      Lightning serves as one of the brand's launchpads (and key strategies) for serving connected apps and the Internet of Things, which for its purposes, Salesforce refers to as the "Internet of Customers."  Elements of the developer-focused user experience has since been infused into some of the company's cornerstone products, such as Sales Cloud and Service Cloud.

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    3. At Davos: Salesforce.com Inc. CEO Marc Benioff lamenting "a leadership crisis"

      At Davos: Salesforce.com Inc. CEO Marc Benioff lamenting "a leadership crisis"

      Sun shines on a WEF sign inside the entrance to the Congress Center during the World Economic Forum.  A polarized U.S. presidential race; question marks over China’s economic management; and a once-dominant German chancellor suddenly under threat. These were the topics under discussion last week in Davos.

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    4. There's a reason why Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff is the loudest Fortune 500 CEO on Twitter

      There's a reason why Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff is the loudest Fortune 500 CEO on Twitter

      According to a new report by CEO.com, Marc Benioff is the most active CEO on Twitter among all Fortune 500 CEOs. He shares 5.55 tweets per day, which is almost 30 times more than the average rate for other Fortune 500 CEOs, it said.

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    5. Salesforce Announces Multi-Year Partnership with (RED), Supporting The Global Fund to Fight AIDS

      Salesforce Announces Multi-Year Partnership with (RED), Supporting The Global Fund to Fight AIDS

      SAN FRANCISCO and DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Salesforce (NYSE: CRM), the Customer Success Platform and world's #1 CRM company, today announced a partnership with (RED) and a $5 million commitment to The Global Fund to fight AIDS. 

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    6. Businesses Are The Greatest Platforms For Change

      Businesses Are The Greatest Platforms For Change

      From the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland - Author: Marc Benioff, Chairman and CEO, Salesforce. 1986, BSc in Business Administration, University of Southern California, US. Over 30 years' software industry experience.  Formerly, Co-Chairman, US President's Information Technology Advisory Committee. Member of the Board, Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy. Author of The Business of Changing the World; Compassionate Capitalism (2006); Behind the Cloud (2009). Recipient of numerous awards, including being named one of the Best CEOs by both Forbes and Barron's Magazine (2012) and Businessperson of the Year by Fortune readers (2014).

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    7. Salesforce Chairman and CEO Marc Benioff to Participate in the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2016

      Salesforce Chairman and CEO Marc Benioff to Participate in the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2016

      SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Salesforce (CRM), the Customer Success Platform and world's #1 CRM company, today announced that Salesforce Chairman and CEO Marc Benioff will participate in the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2016 taking place in Davos, Switzerland from January 20-23, 2016. At the World Economic Forum, Benioff will participate in the following public sessions:

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    8. Appy Salesforce.com Isn't Partying Over Apple's Store

      Appy Salesforce.com Isn't Partying Over Apple's Store

      "The rest of the story..."

      Years before there was an Apple App Store, there was the App Store name, a natural for a cloud software company like Salesforce.com, but even better for a company named Apple. So Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff gave the name to Apple CEO Steve Jobs and instead opened Salesforce's "AppExchange" in 2006, 10 years ago this week.

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    9. CSA Survey: 65% of IT Trusts the Cloud as Much or More Than On-Premises Solutions

      CSA Survey: 65% of IT Trusts the Cloud as Much or More Than On-Premises Solutions

      Cloud Adoption does not have to mean opening up your organization to increased security risks and threats if the right policies are in place. That’s what a new Cloud Security Alliance survey, titled The Cloud Balancing Act for IT: Between Promise and Peril, found when it surveyed executives and IT managers worldwide.

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    10. MovieLaLa Closes $1.4 Million Seed Round From Notable Angel Investors

      MovieLaLa Closes $1.4 Million Seed Round From Notable Angel Investors

      Social movie-marketing app startup MovieLaLa announced that it has wrapped a $1.4 million seed round of funding from a notable roster of execs. The company’s investors include Jonathan Miller, former CEO at News Corp and AOL; Jay Rasulo, former CFO of Walt Disney; David Anderman, former COO of LucasFilm and Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff among others.

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    11. Salesforce Executive to Participate in Investor Event Tomorrow

      Salesforce Executive to Participate in Investor Event Tomorrow

      SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Salesforce, the Customer Success Platform and world's #1 CRM company, today announced that Steve Loughlin, Chief Executive Officer, SalesforceIQ, will participate in a UBS Securities hosted bus tour on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. (PST) / 7:00 p.m. (EST) in Palo Alto, CA.

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    12. CES 2016 Opens with Technology Changing the World

      CES 2016 Opens with Technology Changing the World

      The latest game-changing innovations revolutionizing our world took center stage on opening day of CES® 2016. More than 3,600 exhibitors unveiling new products on the largest show floor in CES history – spanning more than 2.4 million NSF – and keynotes from the leaders of Netflix, GM and IBM kicked off the world’s largest innovation event.  Salesforce was there too.

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    13. Salesforce Service Cloud Named a Leader by Forrester Research

      Salesforce Service Cloud Named a Leader by Forrester Research

      SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Salesforce (NYSE: CRM), the Customer Success Platform and world's #1 CRM company, today announced Salesforce Service Cloud was named a leader by Forrester Research in its reports, The Forrester Wave™: Customer Service Solutions For Enterprise Organizations, Q4 2015, and The Forrester Wave™: Customer Service Solutions For Midsize Teams, Q4 2015.

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    14. Billionaire CEO Marc Benioff is writing a sequel to his best-selling memoir about Salesforce — and wants your help

      Billionaire CEO Marc Benioff is writing a sequel to his best-selling memoir about Salesforce — and wants your help

      When former Salesforce COO George Hu took an unpaid leave to come up with the idea for his new startup Peer, one of the first things he did was to re-read Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff's autobiography, "Behind the Cloud."

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    15. Hadoop There it is! - Global Hadoop Market 2015-2019

      Hadoop There it is! - Global Hadoop Market 2015-2019

      PRNewswire/ -- Outlook of the global Hadoop market Technavio's market research analysts predict the global Hadoop market to grow at a CAGR of more than 53% over the next four years. Several factors such as data explosion in enterprises and demand for cost-effective solutions to meet big data analytics needs contribute to the growth of this market.

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    16. Tech world mourns star programmer who died at 42

      Tech world mourns star programmer who died at 42

      Ian Murdock had a successful career, serving as an executive at Sun Microsystems, Salesforce and most recently software company Docker.

      He's best known for founding Debian Linux, one of the first and most successful versions of the open-source operating system. He founded Debian in 1993, and it is still used to run gadgets all over the world -- and on the International Space Station. Murdock was the "Ian" in "Debian."

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    17. These were the five most dominant tech companies of 2015

      These were the five most dominant tech companies of 2015

      Photo: Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff welcomes Uber CEO Travis Kalanick into the winners' circle.  (credit - Business Insider/Eugene Kim)

      These five companies exemplified that trend. None of them rocked the world with a new product or category, but all of them quietly consolidated and are well-positioned to dominate in 2016.

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    18. 53 Startups That Will Take Off in 2016, According to Silicon Valley's Top Venture Capitalists

      53 Startups That Will Take Off in 2016, According to Silicon Valley's Top Venture Capitalists

      2016 is just around the corner and it's time to predict which startups will take the tech industry by storm.

      Who better to ask than the startup experts, the VCs that watch them, guide them, hear their pitches, and fund them?

      So Inc/Business Insider reached out to a handful of top VCs and asked them which of their young or growth-stage startups did they think were going to boom in 2016.

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    19. Highlights From Silicon Valley’s Extravagant Holiday Parties

      Highlights From Silicon Valley’s Extravagant Holiday Parties

      Artisan donuts, Champagne towers, and cocktails prepared by chief executives are a few of the ways tech companies celebrate the holidays.  Some technology companies are starting to face leaner times, but you wouldn't know it from the holiday parties happening around Silicon Valley. While companies often take care not to advertise their parties publicly, word tends to leak out via hyper-connected employees.

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