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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
General Colin Powell Joins Salesforce Board Of Directors, As CRM Giant Zeros In On Public Sector   —  Salesforce today announced an interesting development in its leadership ranks: General Colin Powell is joining its board of directors.  He brings the total number of members of the board up to 11.
Mar 14, 2014, 1:05 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Intercom Raises Another $23M For Its New, More Social Approach To CRM   —  Intercom, a platform for companies to provide personalised customer responses online, is today announcing that it has raised another $23 million — funding that it will use to continue to develop its product …
Jan 22, 2014, 11:15 PMIn context
Alex Williams / TechCrunch:
Microsoft Acquires Parature For $100M In Deal To Bolster Knowledge Base For Dynamics CRM Platform   —  Microsoft has acquired Parature, a customer service SaaS provider, for $100 million, according to sources close to the deal.  The Parature acquisition gives Microsoft Dynamics, its CRM platform …
Jan 6, 2014, 5:50 PMIn context
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft readies next two CRM updates; acquires analytics vendor Netbreeze   —  Summary: Microsoft has acquired social-monitioring analytics vendor Netbreeze and is readying the next two updates to its Dynamics CRM platform, officials announced at the Convergence conference.
Mar 19, 2013, 7:30 PMIn context
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Microsoft To Start Integrating Yammer Into Office 365 And SharePoint This Summer, Deeper Connections Coming This Fall   —  Microsoft wants to make Yammer the social layer across all of its products and today, at Convergence 2013, the company announced a more detailed roadmap for how it plans to do so.
Mar 19, 2013, 4:05 PMIn context
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
Salesforce.com suffers worldwide disruption after power outage   —  Summary: Salesforce.com has suffered a series of outages that left many unable to use the CRM service.  Even the service status page was down for a while.  —  Zack Whittaker  —  Follow @zackwhittaker
Jul 10, 2012, 9:50 AMIn context
Robin Wauters / The Next Web:
After Vitrue, Oracle acquires social media monitoring firm Collective Intellect   —  The social media monitoring, CRM and marketing space is certainly heating up.  First, Oracle acquires Vitrue for $300 million, and then Salesforce.com buys Buddy Media for nearly $700 million.
Jun 5, 2012, 10:05 AMIn context
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Google Ventures, Mark Cuban And Others Invest $1M In Social CRM Startup Nimble   —  Customer relationship management startup Nimble has raised $1 million in funding from notable investors Mark Cuban, Jason Calacanis, Don Dodge, Dharmesh Shah and more!  —  Nimble CEO Jon Ferrara views Nimble …
Jan 5, 2012, 9:00 AMIn context
Clint Boulton / eWeek:
Social CRM Charting $1B Course for 2012   —  The trend has spurred larger enterprise software providers to acquire smaller companies to gain social CRM tools rather than spend the time building them in-house.  —  Jive Software, Oracle (NASDAQ:ORCL), Salesforce.com (NASDAQ:SFDC) …
Aug 30, 2011, 3:20 PMIn context
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Seesmic Focuses On The Social Enterprise; Debuts Android, iPad Apps For Salesforce CRM   —  Social application developer Seesmic is making a big move into the social enterprise and is debuting a dedicated Android app and iPad app for Salesforce's CRM product (Windows Phone 7 will also be added soon), called Seesmic CRM.
Aug 29, 2011, 3:55 PMIn context

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