partnerships

  • Microsoft, Salesforce Partnership Is Proof That Business Makes Strange Bedfellows

    Microsoft, Salesforce Partnership Is Proof That Business Makes Strange Bedfellows

    It’s often been said that politics makes for strange bedfellows, but the same could be said for business. If you want proof, look no further than yesterday’s partnership announcement between Salesforce and Microsoft. These are two companies that compete fiercely for the same customers in the CRM space, suddenly making nice. If you look closely at the deal, you’ll see… Read More

  • Microsoft, SAP Strengthen Ties With Mobile, Data, Cloud Partnership

    Microsoft, SAP Strengthen Ties With Mobile, Data, Cloud Partnership

    Microsoft and SAP are two old-school enterprise vendors that have been partnering for almost 20 years, and this week their partnership is taking a pronounced leap into the future as they come together around cloud, mobile and big data products. To that end, the partnership involves 3 parts: The Cloud SAP plans to run several of its key cloud services on Microsoft’s Azure platform… Read More

  • Exclusive: Foodspotting Teams With The Melting Pot To Allow People To Take Pictures Of Cheese

    Exclusive: Foodspotting Teams With The Melting Pot To Allow People To Take Pictures Of Cheese

    At TechCrunch we like to get the rest of the story. That’s why we go in-depth, hard-hitting, and close to the ground. Nowhere is that clearer than in this hardcore, hardball, and soft cheese interview with the folks from the Melting Pot, a popular fondue (from the French “What do we do with this old cheese? Melt it?”) restaurant that may or may not be in your general… Read More

  • "Barney" partnerships usually fail: Android take note

    "Barney" partnerships usually fail: Android take note


    Let’s say the raptors are Blu-Ray. First, a quote from the Yankee Group’s Carl Howe: …Two of the big supporters of HD DVD were Microsoft
    and Intel, each of whom could account for exactly zero million HD DVD
    drive sales. Whenever I see “Barney alliances” — ones where no money
    changes hands, but all the partners agree to love each other and their
    technologies… Read More

  • No love lost between the OLPC project and Intel

    No love lost between the OLPC project and Intel

      A week ago, Intel announced that it was leaving the OLPC project due to various disagreements between the two groups. OLPC software and content president Walter Bender doesn’t seem too misty-eyed about it. When asked by ABC News what effect Intel’s departure would have on the program, Bender replied, “Zero. Intel had contributed nothing. They contributed nothing to… Read More

  • Toshiba and Sharp to join forces on LCD panels

    Toshiba and Sharp to join forces on LCD panels

    Toshiba and Sharp were recently pressed their magic rings together proclaiming, "Wonder Twin powers, activate! Form of…a strategic LCD alliance wherein Toshiba buys LCD panels from Sharp and Sharp buys semiconductors from Toshiba!" The actual meeting may very well have gone differently than that, but you get the idea. The partnership will allow the two companies to produce… Read More