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  • CloudBees Acquires Java Platform-as-a-Service Company Stax Networks

    Right on the heels of raising $4 million, Java cloud computing startup CloudBees has announced that it has acquired Stax Networks, a pioneering Java Platform-as-a-Service solutions provider. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Read More

  • Confirmed: Dell Buys Storage Company Compellent For $820 Million In Cash

    Dell has officially announced that it aims to pick up Compellent, a provider of storage solutions with automated data management features for enterprise and cloud environments, for $27.75 per share in cash for each share of Compellent (a total equity value of approximately $960 million). The aggregate purchase price is about $820 million, net of Compellent’s cash. This is slightly more… Read More

  • DreamForce Kinect

    Sometimes it gets so hard to begin a post. This is not one of those times. Marc Benioff tells the story of how Bill Clinton was delayed coming out here for his session at Dreamforce 2010, was going to be an hour late, 15,000 people ready for POTUS 42, now what? Then Marc noticed Stevie Wonder walking down the hall toward him, taking Benioff up on his invitation to see Clinton speak and then… Read More

  • Salesforce.com Buys Heroku For $212 Million In Cash

    Salesforce.com Buys Heroku For $212 Million In Cash

    Salesforce.com has just announced that it is acquiring Heroku, which provides a Ruby application platform-as-a-service, for approximately $212 million in cash. That’s one hell of an exit for the startup, which was founded in 2007 and has raised only $13 million in funding. Read More

  • Cloudstock: Salesforce's Colony Of Hackers (TCTV)

    We spent yesterday at Salesforce’s first ever hackathon, called Cloudstock, which aimed to spur innovative uses of cloud-based APIs. Developers were given a choice of over 20 different platforms they could build off of including; Force.com, Twilio, LinkedIn, Amazon Web Services, Google, and more. Hacks ranged from an image resizing tool for Salesforce apps to an SMS-based contact manager… Read More

  • Salesforce Chatter Goes Freemium

    In its attempt to bring social streams into the enterprise, Salesforce is taking its Chatter messaging service and making it freemium. Unlike most freemium services which start out free, and then add on premium features for a price, Salesforce is going in the opposite direction. Chatter started out as an additional $15/user/month service, but perhaps the uptake wasn’t what CEO Marc… Read More

  • GPS Vehicle Tracking Applications Maker FleetMatics Raises $68 Million

    FleetMatics, a Boston-based provider of GPS tracking applications for commercial fleets, this morning announced that it has closed a massive $68 million growth equity financing round. Late-stage investor Institutional Venture Partners invested in conjunction with Investcorp Technology Partners, FleetMatics’ majority owner. New World Ventures also participated as a new… Read More

  • Juniper Buys Virtualization Security Company Altor Networks For $95 Million

    Juniper Networks this morning announced it has acquired Altor Networks, a provider of virtualization security technology, for $95 million in cash. Juniper says the acquisition will allow the company to deliver a robust, integrated security architecture that protects both physical and virtual systems. Read More

  • Taulia Raises $3.2 Million, Helps Companies Pay Their Invoices Early

    SAP certified partner Taulia, provider of a “Dynamic Discounting” platform for corporations using SAP, announced this morning that it raised $3.2 million in financing from new investors ncluding Matrix Partners and Trinity Ventures. Previous backers such as The Angels’ Forum also participated in the round. The company says the freshly secured capital will be used to expand… Read More