Salesforce Announces Latest Lightning CRM Release With SteelBrick Integration

Salesforce logo on satellite. This afternoon at a big presentation in San Francisco, Salesforce announced a new version of the Lightning CRM platform that includes built-in Wave analytics, intelligent email from its RelateIQ purchase in July, 2014 and configure-price-quote features from its SteelBrick acquisition at the end of last year. In addition, the company announced a new built-in phone tool which allows sales people… Read More

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A year after IPO, Depressed Stock Price Not Bringing Box CEO Down

Aaron Levie and Dylan Smith on stock exchange. It was just about a year ago that Box finally pulled the trigger and IPOed. It was a good day by all accounts, with an IPO price of $14 that promptly went up to $23 a share. Today that price sits below $10 a share, well below that $14 launch price and light years from that heady first day close.
All that said, Box CEO Aaron Levie reports he has no regrets about going public and insists he… Read More

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SAP Melds Social And Learning In New Tool

Young business people in training. For many years, we’ve had social tools and formal learning management systems, but we have never really had anything that combined the two — until today, that is when SAP announced a new system called SAP Jam Collaboration for learning. The new tool is designed to bring various aspects of corporate learning together in a more social setting. It uses SAP Jam as a platform that… Read More

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New Cisco Service Helps IT Understand Employee Cloud Utilization

Businesswoman touch the virtual cloud button By now, every IT pro is acutely aware that cloud services are so easy to provision that people often do so without their knowledge. Tracking cloud usage has proven a challenge for IT as a result. Cisco announced a new product today called Cloud Consumption as a Service to help companies understand cloud utilization across a company. This ability to order infrastructure and services… Read More

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MyMusicTaste, A Crowdsourcing Platform For Concerts, Raises $10M Series A

concerts shutterstock MyMusicTaste, a Seoul-based startup that gauges fan interest to help figure out where to plan concerts, plans to expand throughout Asia after landing a $10 million Series A led by Softbank Ventures Korea. Read More

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IBM Sells Salary.com Compensation Business To The Original Founding Team

money shutterstock This week at CES, IBM unveiled a some new Watson partnerships that underscore its push into big data, machine learning and artificial intelligence. But at the same time, the company has quietly divested itself of an older asset. Today it was announced that Salary.com — a portal for people to find and compare remuneration data across lots of different industries, as well as look for… Read More

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Amazon’s Own Email & Calendaring Service, Amazon WorkMail, Exits Preview

amazonworkmail Amazon this week took its enterprise-aimed email and calendaring service called WorkMail out of preview mode. The product, which first debuted a year ago, is based on Amazon Web Services and is meant to sub in for legacy solutions, like Microsoft Exchange. However, instead of competing with client software like Microsoft Outlook, WorkMail integrates with it, as it does with as with Apple Mail,… Read More

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Slack Promotes Former Twitter Boss April Underwood To VP Of Product

Slack April Underwood Slack’s rocket ship has a new co-pilot. April Underwood, Slack’s former head of platform who just launched its App Directory and Slack Fund, has leveled up to become the startup’s VP of Product. Underwood joined Slack in June after nearly five years at Twitter where she was a Director of Product. Putting the head of platform in charge of the entire product shows… Read More

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