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Salesforce.com yields to pressure over analytics pricing

Salesforce.com yields to pressure over analytics pricing
Salesforce.com's upcoming Analytics Edition features will now be included in some editions at no additional cost

Salesforce.com will include some new analytics capabilities at no additional cost with the Enterprise and Unlimited editions of its CRM (customer relationship management) software, following complaints from customers who argued that the features should have been used to fill...
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Salesforce.com's Benioff Rips Oracle, Microsoft, Again

Salesforce.com's Benioff Rips Oracle, Microsoft, Again
Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff reels off the numerous reasons why he doesn't care for Oracle, which he views as still just a big database maker, and Microsoft, which he called irrelevant.

NEW YORK — If there was a theme for Salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM) CEO Marc Benioff's question and answer session at Cloudforce here Nov. 30, it was how to run an enterprise software business that is vastly...
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Oracle Could Buy Salesforce.com: Analyst

Oracle Could Buy Salesforce.com: Analyst

Business software maker Oracle may be setting its sights on Salesforce.com but the deal may not be an imminent one, according to an analyst at Global Equities Research.

Historically, Oracle has acquired companies after fiercely competing with them and then buying them at a low price. In the past, Oracle first competitively crushed PeopleSoft, Siebel Systems and BEA Systems before acquiring them at ...
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Benioff Enjoys the Spotlight, Even When It Is Turned Off

Mark Benioff, the chief executive of Salesforce.com, says he is very, very happy to be persona non grata at the Oracle OpenWorld trade show.

“This is the best possible outcome,” Mr. Benioff said in an interview. “It’s free publicity, and it is clear that Oracle is threatened by us.”

The Salesforce chief, a master a getting publicity, also lifted the curtain on a rarely-discussed part of tech industry trade shows – the C.E.O.’s who pay to t...
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Larry Ellison Cancels Marc Benioff’s Keynote at Oracle’s OpenWorld

Well, well, well. The Oracle OpenWorld Conference is in full swing, and Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff was scheduled to be one of the keynote speakers tomorrow (Wednesday). “Was” being the operative word here. Thanks to a recent update from Benioff’s Twitter account, it seems that Oracle CEO Larry Ellison has cancelled Mr. Benioff’s keynote tomorrow.

Hmmm. Instead, Larry will be king of the stage, with a one hour and forty-five minute keynote, kic...