Dreamforce

  • Gillmor Gang: Dreamforce 2013 Live

    Gillmor Gang: Dreamforce 2013 Live

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Adam Bosworth, John Taschek, John Rymer, and Steve Gillmor — gathered at Dreamforce 2013 to celebrate what @scobleizer called the maturing of mobile. On the Salesforce Live TV set, it was hard to hear each other over the bustle and roar of the show floor. But not so hard to miss the excitement as Salesforce rolled out the Salesforce1 platform. The Gang —… Read More

  • Two Harvard University Alum Win Disputed Salesforce $1M Hackathon Prize At Dreamforce [Updated]

    Two Harvard University Alum Win Disputed Salesforce $1M Hackathon Prize At Dreamforce [Updated]

    Two developers who met at Harvard University 15 years ago are the winners of the Salesforce.com $1 million hackathon for its service to create mobile reports for sales people using the Salesforce.com platform. The app, called Upshot, was developed by Thom Kim and Joseph Turian. The service parses data in plain English, connects via API and then presents results for the smartphone or tablet… Read More

  • Salesforce And HP Join To Offer Superpod, A Dedicated Hosted Service

    Salesforce And HP Join To Offer Superpod, A Dedicated Hosted Service

    Salesforce.com and HP are forming an alliance to create what they call a "Superpod," which will provide customers with HP's converged hardware to run on the SaaS provider's infrastructure. HP CEO Meg Whitman will announce the news on stage tomorrow at Dreamforce with Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff. Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Daft Monopolists

    Gillmor Gang: Daft Monopolists

    The Gillmor Gang — John Taschek, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — act their age in the style of Steve Ballmer, who thinks he's of an older time where the world's not going. I'm not so sure he's right about that, what with SnapChat taking a pass on $3 billion ephemeral oh-so-direct messages. Surely the snark social leader fits like a glove with the younger set, but at its core the… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Good Vibrations

    Gillmor Gang: Good Vibrations

    The Gillmor Gang — John Taschek, Adam Bosworth, Robert Scoble, Victoria Barret, and Steve Gillmor — convened at Dreamforce 2012 to honor the burgeoning Celebration of the Cloud. As Marc Benioff and Sir Richard Branson strolled past the Salesforce Live studio at the entrance to the Expo floor, the Gang recalled the birth of Web Services that @benioff correctly construed as the beginning of the… Read More

  • Marc Benioff Highlights Man, Machines, And Social Networks In Dreamforce Keynote

    Marc Benioff Highlights Man, Machines, And Social Networks In Dreamforce Keynote

    A theme is emerging Marc Benioff's keynote. Man, machines and social networks are part of the next evolution in technology and compares to the movements of the past forty years dating back to the mainframe. The talk began with a video that featured a woman who tells her car she wants to go to work. It showed a man using an immersive environment and gestures to command a network of automated… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang on Apple's Hammerlock on the Tablet Market

    Gillmor Gang 8.20.11 (TCTV)

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Seth Goldstein, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — sat in awe of Apple's massive hammerlock on the tablet market. What the New York Times called 97% of the purchased category became crystal clear as HP folded its cards and went home to an uncertain future. @seth, founder of the viral music startup turntable.fm, seemed as thrilled with Spotify as he… Read More

  • DreamForce Kinect

    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 stick… Read More

  • Sunday Special: $99 One-Day Pass to Dreamforce

    Sunday Special: $99 One-Day Pass to Dreamforce

    Wanna go to this week’s Dreamforce conference but don’t have $1,200 bucks to spare for a full three-day pass? TechCrunch scored 100 one-day passes at $99 each (these are exclusive for TechCrunch readers—you cannot get a one-day pass anywhere else). These will let you attend the conference any one day (November 3rd, 4th, or 5th), see all the keynotes that day (Marc Benioff… Read More