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Once bitter rivals, Microsoft and Salesforce.com confirm wide-ranging partnership

How’s this for patching things up? Microsoft and Salesforce, longtime tech industry rivals, just confirmed that they have reached a wide-ranging partnership to connect their flagship products. Under the deal, the companies say they will work to connect Salesforce.com’s customer relationship management software to Microsoft Office and Windows, via products including Office 365, Outlook Microsoft Azure… Read More

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Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff: Microsoft hasn’t evolved and needs to ‘push the reset button’

Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff has never been shy about sharing his true feelings on rival Microsoft, just recently calling the company a “disaster” and suggesting that Bill Gates should return to the company and fire some people. Now, Benioff, who over the past five years has grown Salesforce.com’s value by more than 600 percent, is… Read More

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Google’s Schmidt: Patent issues ‘terrible,’ but Motorola deal about more than that

Eric Schmidt, Google’s executive chairman, gave his take on the company’s Motorola acquisition — and the state of the U.S. patent system — as part of his appearance on stage at Salesforce.com’s Dreamforce conference in San Francisco this afternoon. Questioned by by Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, Schmidt said Google’s proposed $12.5 billion Motorola acquisition isn’t just… Read More