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Disruptive technology reaps cash as venture capital pours in

Investments in software companies through the third quarter surpassed those for all of 2013

Salesforce.com gives mobile app development a 'Lightning' strike

The next generation of the Salesforce1 platform is announced at Dreamforce


Salesforce and Microsoft partnership gains some steam

The vendors have revealed general delivery dates for integrations between their platforms

Salesforce unveils Wave, its play in cloud analytics

Wave uses a search-like medium along with extensive visualizations

What to expect at Salesforce.com's Dreamforce

Cloud computing buzz, wearables, analytics and celebrities are all on tap

Microsoft looks to poach Salesforce.com customers with aggressive pricing

Companies in the market for a CRM system may be tempted by a new Microsoft product package

SAP, Versata settle $391 million patent litigation

Terms of the deal will involve a patent licensing agreement, according to a court filing

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Gartner: Top 10 Technology Trends for 2015 IT can’t ignore

Gartner defines its Strategic Technology Trends as those technologies that have the most potential to drive great change in the enterprise IT arena in the next three years. Indeed this year’s crop has that potential as trends like...

Salesforce launches 'reimagined' customer-service, sales software

A new study finds most Salesforce.com customers are planning to increase their investments in its products

Will Windows 10 TP's spooky data collection carry over to final version?

Microsoft isn't saying

The future of artificial intelligence: Will computers take your job?

Artificial intelligence experts predict that computers in coming years will increasingly replace knowledge workers

Price tag for troubled SAP project will skyrocket to nearly $1 billion, audit says

An 'overly ambitious design' and poor training are cited as reasons for the mess at a New York gas utility

IT pros should pay attention to 'shadow IT,' Interop NY keynoters urge

'Shadow IT,' commonly called BYOD, has existed for a long time, one says

Ellison pushes Oracle's new cloud platform hard, but questions linger

'We're just getting started' in the cloud, Ellison said

A year later, Ellison apologizes for standing up his customers

The Oracle executive missed a keynote a year earlier to attend a boat race

Oracle unveils Alta, a next-generation user interface

A mobile app creation tool for business users is also in the works

mark hurd

Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd: Our IP will help us win in the cloud

Hurd has something to sell customers at all levels of the cloud stack

Oracle rolls out analytics cloud services

Its Exalytics in-memory appliance also gets an upgrade

Oracle expanding depth of its cloud development platform

Six new services are in the works, but no availability date was released

Oracle, Salesforce.com trade moves in marketing software battle

Oracle syncs up with Box, while Salesforce.com releases Journey Builder for Apps

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