Salesforce

  • Microsoft to put Salesforce apps into Windows-run devices May 30, 2014

    San Francisco: Microsoft Corp said it would integrate rival Salesforce.com Inc apps into its Windows and online Office platforms, furthering Chief Executive Satya Nadella's drive to make the company more cloud-computing friendly. The main thrust of the tie-up means Salesforce's popular customer-management apps will be available on Windows desktop PCs, tablets...
  • Oracle to buy Responsys for $1.39 billion in cloud software push December 21, 2013

    Bangalore: Oracle Corp, the world's No. 2 business software maker, said it would buy web-based marketing software maker Responsys Inc for about $1.39 billion to bolster its cloud computing offerings. Oracle, led by billionaire Larry Ellison, has been focusing on cloud software to fend off competition from nimbler rivals such as...
  • Bitter rivals Oracle, Salesforce team up on cloud June 26, 2013

    Boston: Oracle Corp, the technology giant losing market share to younger firms that sell software via the Web, has signed a long-term partnership with archrival and cloud computing pioneer Salesforce.com Inc. The two companies said on Tuesday that Oracle will integrate some of its cloud-based software programs with Salesforce products. The...
  • Twitter begins integrating advertising software February 21, 2013

    San Francisco: Twitter Inc said it is opening up its platform to third-party advertising management software, taking another step to establish its ad-based business model ahead of an initial public offering. The ads application programming interface, or API, would allow advertisers to connect their existing ad management software to their Twitter...
  • Salesforce.com buying Buddy Media in $689 mn deal June 5, 2012

    San Francisco: Salesforce.com Inc. is buying the marketing company Buddy Media for $689 million in a deal that underscores the growth in both social media and the delivery of software over the Internet. As more companies promote themselves on Facebook, Twitter and other social media, Salesforce has been looking to add...
  • Salesforce sues Microsoft June 26, 2010

    Boston: The world's biggest maker of Web-based software charged that Microsoft is infringing five Salesforce patents in programs, including in the Windows Server operating system and the widely used .Net platform. "Microsoft's continuing acts of infringement have caused and are causing irreparable harm to Salesforce.com," the complaint said. Salesforce is seeking unspecified...