Salesforce looks to the future with Einstein artificial intelligence

Salesforce has a history of staying close to the cutting edge of technology, so it shouldn’t be surprising that it announced an artificial intelligence initiative recently, it dubbed Einstein.

Apttus looks to the future with bots and virtual reality

Last year Apttus, which provides pricing, quoting and contract building on the Salesforce platform was growing at a crazy rate. It appeared to be headed to IPO or a Salesforce purchase when it got a

The method in Salesforce’s M&A madness

Salesforce has been on a shopping spree this year, spending in the neighborhood of $5-6 billion on 10 companies. That’s why it was interesting to hear company president, vice chairman and COO, Keit

Salesforce took a horizontal turn when it bought Quip

When Salesforce purchased Quip last summer for $750 million, it seemed at face value to be an unusual acquisition for the cloud CRM company — Salesforce tends to concentrate on more vertical

Lights, cameras, Dreamforce

Salesforce chairman and CEO Marc Benioff knows a thing or two about how to put on a good show. As usual, he pulled out all the stops this week at Dreamforce, his company’s massive customer con

Zenefits makes licensing compliance app available for free in the Salesforce App Exchange

Zenefits announced this week, it was making a licensing compliance app it created in-house to ensure its sales people are properly licensed to sell insurance in a given state, available for free to a

Egnyte announces deep partnership with Microsoft…at Dreamforce

Egnyte announced today that moving forward, it would be using Microsoft Azure as its primary cloud partner. While it would continue to support other cloud vendors like market leader AWS, it likely mea

Apttus CEO Kirk Krappe Talks Growing Pains And IPO Plans At Dreamforce

In the midst of the chaos of the Dreamforce conference floor, we interviewed Apttus CEO Kirk Krappe at the company’s booth today. We discussed Apttus’ rapid growth and how he has dealt w

Salesforce Hopes To Ride Analytics Wave With New Business Intelligence Service

Salesforce.com will unveil a new analytics service tomorrow morning they have dubbed Wave. The product will be introduced by CEO Marc Benioff at the company’s Dreamforce customer conference in

Salesforce Introduces Interactive Mobile Customer Service And Gives Core CRM A Makeover

Dreamforce, Salesforce.com’s conference extravaganza, is coming next week, and Salesforce has some big announcements ahead of their showcase starting with an update to their core CRM product, no

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 Sales

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.co

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

<a target="_blank" href="http://salesforce.com">Salesforce.com</a> and <a target="_blank" href="http://hp.com">HP</a> are forming an alliance to create what they call a "<a target="_blank" href="http:

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

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 an

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 main

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% o

DreamForce Kinect

<img src='//tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/stevie.jpg' class="snap_nopreview shot2" alt="" />Sometimes it gets so hard to begin a post. This is not one of those times. Marc Benioff tells the

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