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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 CEO Marc Benioff predicts 'a lot of dead unicorns' and cheap startups to buy

      Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff predicts 'a lot of dead unicorns' and cheap startups to buy

      The feeling in the air is that the economy is headed toward a global recession. And that puts strong and growing tech companies like Salesforce in a position to go shopping as stock prices and private valuations decline.  Bloomberg asked Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, point blank, if he's got any plans to step up his acquisitions. 

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    3. DarkMatter Bolsters its Credentials with Appointment of Former Salesforce Exec

      DarkMatter Bolsters its Credentials with Appointment of Former Salesforce Exec

      DarkMatter, a cyber security firm with global aspirations, announces the appointment of Harshul Joshi as its Senior Vice President, Cyber Governance, Risk and Compliance. The executive joins DarkMatter from Salesforce.com where he was General Manager of the company's Government Cloud platform, and its Global Head of Cyber Security Regulations and Standards.

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    4. A Deep Dive Into the Salesforce AppExchange App Marketplace on its 10th Anniversary

      A Deep Dive Into the Salesforce AppExchange App Marketplace on its 10th Anniversary

      We thought it would be relevant to take a deep dive into the development and current offerings of the Salesforce AppExchange, which is now celebrating its 10th year. We visited with Jim Sinai, Salesforce's Vice President of App Cloud Marketing, for insight into the platform.

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    5. Salesforce Marketing Cloud CEO Scott McCorkle to Speak at AdExchanger Industry Preview

      Salesforce Marketing Cloud CEO Scott McCorkle to Speak at AdExchanger Industry Preview

      SAN FRANCISCO /PRNewswire/ -- Salesforce (NYSE: CRM), the Customer Success Platform and world's #1 CRM company, today announced that Salesforce Marketing Cloud CEO Scott McCorkle will be speaking at AdExchanger Industry Preview in New York, NY on January 20th. 

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    6. Performance Horizon Hires Former Salesforce Executive to Accelerate Growth in EMEA

      Performance Horizon Hires Former Salesforce Executive to Accelerate Growth in EMEA

      Performance Horizon, the global leader in digital partner marketing, today announced the hiring of former Salesforce Regional VP, Paul Taylor as Vice President Revenue, EMEA. Taylor will drive revenues for the EMEA markets and help further develop Performance Horizon’s UK sales, account management and client services teams from the company’s London office.

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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. Former Vice Chairman of Salesforce Frank van Veenendaal Joins Coupa Board of Directors

      Former Vice Chairman of Salesforce Frank van Veenendaal Joins Coupa Board of Directors

      Coupa Software, the leader in cloud-based spend management, announced today that former Salesforce® executive Frank van Veenendaal has been appointed to its board of directors. Van Veenendaal is a respected business leader with more than 30 years of extensive cloud, customer service and sales acceleration experience who is also known for his proven record on transforming emerging SaaS companies to established market leaders.

       

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    10. Lynn M. Vojvodich Named to The Priceline Group's Board of Directors

      Lynn M. Vojvodich Named to The Priceline Group's Board of Directors

      Ms. Vojvodich, who has served as the Chief Marketing Officer of salesforce.com, since 2013, leads the company's global marketing organization and is responsible for driving market leadership, global awareness, demand generation, strategic events and communications. Prior to her role at salesforce.com, Ms. Vojvodich served as a partner at Andreessen Horowitz where she helped companies build their go-to-market strategies.

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    11. Qvidian’s Latest Release Delivers Deeper Integrations with Salesforce.com

      Qvidian’s Latest Release Delivers Deeper Integrations with Salesforce.com

      The latest enhancements in Qvidian’s industry leading sales execution platform are focused on improving user productivity, empowering users with upgraded analytics and compelling visualizations, deeper integrations with Salesforce.com, as well as supporting Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ) tools.

      Building on Qvidian’s already robust integration with Salesforce.com, users can access Salesforce.com related lists, which is related information for any account, opportunity or lead in a table or list format, directly from Qvidian. This significantly streamlines key elements and information to be included seamlessly into sales documents such as proposals, presentations, and RFP responses.

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    12. Salesforce Execs Sell Shares

      Salesforce Execs Sell Shares

      Salesforce.com, inc. traded down ($0.28) on Monday. Traders Buy Shares of salesforce.com, inc. on Weakness Following Insider Selling. Analyst Ratings Network.com reports. $130.92 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $45.28 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $85.64 million into the stock. Of all equities tracked, salesforce.com, inc. had the 7th highest net in-flow for the day.

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    13. The guy who went from intern to COO of Salesforce launched a startup backed by Marc Benioff

      The guy who went from intern to COO of Salesforce launched a startup backed by Marc Benioff

      What are the chances of going from an intern to COO of a $50 billion company, and then getting to launch your own startup — with the financial backing of a billionaire CEO who hired you in the first place?  Welcome to the life of George Hu, the former Salesforce COO who made his startup called Peer public for the first time on Thursday.

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    14. Salesforce poached a key Microsoft exec that competed with its main business

      Salesforce poached a key Microsoft exec that competed with its main business

      Salesforce has poached a key executive from Microsoft: the guy that was running Microsoft Dynamics, the product that directly competes with Salesforce's bread-and-butter product "customer relationship management."

       Bob Stutz, who has run Microsoft Dynamics for the past 3.5 years, has been hired away.

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    15. Billionaire CEO Marc Benioff on the important topic every business school fails to teach

      Billionaire CEO Marc Benioff on the important topic every business school fails to teach

      Before Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff became one of the most powerful figures in Silicon Valley, he was just a young college student at USC's business school.  But looking back, Benioff says there was one important topic that was often overlooked by the school's curriculum: equality.  "I went to USC business school, and they don’t have a class on equality," Benioff said Tuesday at the annual Techonomy conference. 

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