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Ford names Lynn Vojvodich to board

U.S. automaker Ford Motor Co said on Friday it had elected former Salesforce.com Inc executive Lynn Vojvodich to its board of directors. Vojvodich, who has also held roles at Microsoft Corp and tech venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, will begin her new role in April. Vojvodich’s expertise in the software industry will help Ford advance • Read More »


Salesforce CEO Speaks of Failed Efforts to Buy Twitter and LinkedIn

Salesforce’s CEO, Marc Benioff, spoke at WSJLive about a pair of key acquisitions that got away, suggesting his vision for LinkedIn was different from Microsoft’s and that he would have pursued Twitter if shareholders had not learned of his plans.  Read the source article at reuters.com





Salesforce Names Heroku Head of Trust

Salesforce has named Trey Ford, former general manager of the Black Hat hacking conference, head of trust for Heroku, the platform as a service company Salesforce acquired in 2010. Ford told Reuters that he will be responsible for cybersecurity and reliability of Heroku in his new role. Read the source article at Web Hosting Reviews, Hosting Directory


Salesforce.com Hires Prominent Hacking Expert Trey Ford

The cloud computing giant Salesforce.com said prominent computer hacking expert Trey Ford will join the company’s Heroku unit as its head of trust.  Ford, 36, told Reuters he will be responsible for cyber security and reliability of Heroku, a cloud-based platform for creating and deploying web software applications. Read the source article at reuters.com


Salesforce Stock Pops After Stealing Market Share from Oracle and SAP

Salesforce.com is joining the ranks of the technology old-guard, but its 27% revenue growth last quarter still showed some startup zip.  Salesforce.com reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue and raised its full-year forecast.  Shares of the company, which is seen as a barometer for the cloud-computing sector, rose 5.9% in after-hours trading. Read the source article at • Read More »


M&A only road for big tech: Analyst

IBM and other tech firms are in a “quicksand situation” as customers transition to the cloud, Daniel Ives says. Read the source article at cnbc.com


TechCrunch: Salesforce Isn’t Going Anywhere

For the past several weeks we’ve been hearing persistent rumors that somebody is going to buy Salesforce.com. The company delivered its quarterly report last week, performing decently, seeing its share price and market capitalization grow as a result. Yet in spite of ongoing industry gossip, it remains unlikely anyone will buy the crown jewel of SaaS. For example, • Read More »