Marc Benioff

  • 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… Read More

  • Salesforce.com Sets Up Next Big Battle With Facebook Style Identity For The Enterprise

    Salesforce.com Sets Up Next Big Battle With Facebook Style Identity For The Enterprise

    Salesforce.com is setting up the next big battle in the market with a new service they are calling Facebook style identity for the enterprise. The new service, which Marc Benioff first discussed on stage at Disrupt San Francisco 2012, is being called a single, social, trusted identity in the cloud across all enterprise apps. Read More

  • Marc Benioff: “Facebook Has The Opportunity To Be The Next Google”

    Marc Benioff: “Facebook Has The Opportunity To Be The Next Google”

    On stage at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco, Marc Benioff, Salesforce CEO and founder, only had good things to say about Facebook. “They have a great CEO, they are a great company,” he said. But Michael Arrington tried to get him to say what Facebook could have done better. According to Marc Benioff, Facebook should have done its IPO two years ago. But he believes that the… Read More

  • Marc Benioff: Google Squandered Its Enterprise Opportunity

    Marc Benioff: Google Squandered Its Enterprise Opportunity

    At TechCrunch Disrupt SF today, Mike Arrington talked to Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff about the future going forward for Salesforce, and how the company is taking on Asana, Box and Okta, and why the company didn’t end up buying Yammer. The CEO also talked about how he thinks Google has “squandered its enterprise opportunity.” In fact, the CEO sees quite a bit of… Read More

  • Salesforce CEO: Facebook Is Leading The Direction For Where ‘We’re Going As An Industry’

    Salesforce CEO: Facebook Is Leading The Direction For Where ‘We’re Going As An Industry’

    Today, at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff took the stage to talk about the current landscape of the cloud for the first time since the public back-and-forth between himself and Oracle CEO Larry Ellison. For those unfamiliar, earlier this month, Ellison cancelled Benioff’s keynote talk at The Oracle OpenWorld Conference. Benioff wasn’t… Read More

  • After A Cancelled Keynote, Benioff Strikes Back; Talks Future Of The Cloud (From A Restaurant)

    After A Cancelled Keynote, Benioff Strikes Back; Talks Future Of The Cloud (From A Restaurant)

    The fun continued this morning at Oracle’s OpenWorld Conference in San Francisco. Or, I should say, the fun continued at a restaurant across the street. Fine dining and location aside, for those unfamiliar, yesterday afternoon Oracle CEO Larry Ellison cancelled a keynote that was planned for this morning by none other than his former employee and frenemy: CEO of Salesforce, Marc Benioff. Read More

  • Larry Ellison Cancels Marc Benioff’s Keynote at Oracle’s OpenWorld

    Larry Ellison Cancels Marc Benioff’s Keynote at Oracle’s OpenWorld

    Well, well, well. The Oracle OpenWorld Conference is in full swing, and Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff was scheduled to be one of the keynote speakers tomorrow (Wednesday). “Was” being the operative word here. Thanks to a recent update from Benioff’s Twitter account, it seems that Oracle CEO Larry Ellison has cancelled Mr. Benioff’s keynote tomorrow. Hmmm. Instead, Larry… Read More

  • The Tragic Triumph Of The MBAs

    The Tragic Triumph Of The MBAs

    “We’ve seen Mubarak fall,” said Salesforce’s Marc Benioff of the corporate need to focus on social networks at the recent Dreamforce conference. “We’ve seen Khadafy fall. When will the first CEO fall for the same reason?” What a fantastic comparison! Because, as we all know, dictators who brutalize, torture, and murder thousands of their own people over… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang Meeting After Dreamforce

    Gillmor Gang 9.3.11 (TCTV)

    The Gillmor Gang -— Robert Scoble, Dan Farber, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — calmed down after a week of Dreamforce, the annual salesforce.com user conference. As the editorial independence of TechCrunch is questioned, let us be clear that Dan Farber is editor in chief of CBSNewsOnline, Robert Scoble is Chief Scobleizer Officer of Rackspace, and the rest of us… Read More

  • Seesmic: From Near Death to Enterprise Chat Spoiler?

    We’re hearing that Salesforce is investing in Seesmic’s next round of venture funding, along with other investors. We don’t yet know how much or at what valuation but the tie up is interesting. Just a few months ago Mike was saying Twitter deciding to compete with developers had essentially¬†killed Seesmic. That may be true for consumer chats, but enterprise is another matter. Read More