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Microsoft Will Launch its Price War with #Salesforce on November 1

Microsoft showed off the next incarnation of a major software product called Dynamics 365, stuffed full of new features and artificial intelligence.  This is the product that goes head-to-head with Salesforce, as well as Oracle and SAP. Read the source article at Business Insider


It Looks Marc Benioff Does Have Reason to Worry About the LinkedIn-Microsoft Deal

Although Microsoft executive vice president Scott Guthrie has said that Microsoft will share LinkedIn data with other software makers after it completes its acquisition, the devil is in the details. Apparently one devilish detail is that Microsoft is talking with other software makers like SugarCRM about giving them direct access. Read the source article at Business Insider


Salesforce Quietly Built a Team of 175 Data Scientists

As every tech company, big and small, races to make its app artificially intelligent by adding machine learning – software that teaches itself how to respond to stuff it’s never seen before – the talent war to hire data scientists is on. Read the source article at Business Insider


Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff Indicates His Rivalry with Microsoft is Back On

When Salesforce first bought Quip, Marc Benioff sent a bunch of retweets about how Quip planned to take on Microsoft.He said that he planned to bake Salesforce’s own productivity apps like email, spreadsheets and word processors into all of Salesforce’s other apps. Read the source article at Business Insider


Salesforce’s Next Big Product Will Be Called ‘Einstein’

Salesforce’s enormous customer conference, Dreamforce, will take place in early October and the star of the show will be a new product called Einstein, CEO Marc Benioff revealed to Forbes’ Alex Konrad. Read the source article at Business Insider





Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff Paid a High Price for Demandware Because of a Bidding War

The $2.8 billion all-cash purchase of Demandware, which makes software for building web sites, needed an explanation. Speaking with CNBC’s Jim Cramer , Marc Benioff confirmed what everyone was thinking: the price was so high because Salesforce got in a bidding war over this company. Read the source article at Business Insider