Topic: marc benioff

SD Times Blog: Marc Benioff vs. Larry Ellison: Who throws the better party?

Let’s compare, if we can for a moment, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and Oracle CEO Larry Ellison. This week, San Francisco played host to its largest conference ever, when 170,000 people attended Dreamforce. Next month, a whole lot of people will be attending Oracle OpenWorld as well. I expect somewhere between 50,000 and 75,000. Any … continue reading

Salesforce takes over San Francisco

Salesforce.com took over San Francisco this week when its annual Dreamforce conference brought more than 170,000 attendees to the city. That number made it the largest software conference in the city’s history, dwarfing Oracle OpenWorld. Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce, took the stage during yesterday’s keynote to discuss the company’s future. “Next year…Salesforce will be … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Crazy rumor of the day: Oracle to buy Salesforce?

There’s a crazy rumor going around the Valley right now that Oracle is about to buy Salesforce.com. Personally, I don’t buy it at all, but I will see fit to explain why people are saying this: Insiders have sold off a bit of stock. Really, the sales are concentrated around Feb. 24, when a segment … continue reading

Dreamforce: Finding meaning in Salesforce’s success

Some tech companies manage to transcend technology. Under Steve Jobs, Apple defined itself as a purveyor of beautiful devices for artists and renegades. Under Marc Benioff, Salesforce is defining itself as a San Francisco-centric cultural force. His company’s annual Dreamforce conference, which this year hosted 140,000 attendees, celebrated SaaS, live music, philanthropic action, self-improvement, data … continue reading

Salesforce.com rewrites CRM platform

Platform rewrite places APIs at core of Salesforce.com, enables more programatic access for developers to SaaS CRM platform … continue reading

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