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By Chris Selland on December 8, 2010
Many are saying that we are in another tech ‘bubble’ – but is so, despite the extraordinary valuations accruing to a small number of companies, why are so many entrepreneurs having trouble getting funded?
By Denis Pombriant on December 8, 2010
It’s sort of like the funny story about a young person discovering that Paul McCartney was in another group before Wings. Marc Benioff had another company sandwiched in between his Oracle (Nasdaq: ORCL) days and founding Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM). So for those of us who knew that, Database.com had the same kind of retro vibe […]
By Bob Warfield on December 8, 2010
What a radical thought. How dare he splash cold water on Force.com during Dreamforce! Hear me out. Like many, I read the news that SFDC would be acquiring Heroku, a Ruby on Rails in the Cloud startup, for $212M. Perhaps unlike many, the news really bothered me. It didn’t smell right, and here is why: Marc […]
By Anshu Sharma on December 8, 2010
Why? Developers are moving to the cloud because users expect their applications to be available from multiple devices – not just a PC or Mac – but a myriad new computers that come in the shapes of tablets, smart phones, and purpose-built devices. Users want be able to access their data from home, work, and […]
By R "Ray" Wang on December 8, 2010
Acquisition of Heroku In Line With Platform Future of Salesforce.com At Marc Benioff’s keynote, the CEO reiterated his commitment to 6 clouds: Sales, Service, Data (Jigsaw), Collaboration (Chatter), Cloud Platform (Force.com), and Database (database.com). As Salesforce.com continues to diversify its portfolio into adjacent markets, the platform as a service (PaaS) component remains a key area […]
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By James Governor on December 8, 2010
I came into the office this morning to see a tweet that stopped me in my tracks. Salesforce.com is acquiring Heroku for $212m. In cash! Beyond the obvious bubbliciousness of the deal was a cold hard truth about the once and future kingmakers – developers. You see I didn’t first hear about Heroku from a […]