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The Best Way to Keep Founders Around After an Acquisition
Facebook, Google, Salesforce, Twitter—all the top players in Silicon Valley want to get their hands on the best talent around. That’s why we’ve seen example after example of... more
Salesforce to Open New Data Centres in Canada
Today at the Salesforce1 World Tour in Toronto, Salesforce announced it is increasing its investment in Canada with plans to open two new data centres in the country as demand for cloud computing... more
Three Upcoming Canadian Tech Events Worth Checking Out
In the mood for an event? Of course you are! At any given time there are tons of amazing events happening in Canada's thriving tech scene. Here are three of our favourites coming up soon.... more
Salesforce.com Includes Canadian Startups Among Wearable Launch Partners
We’re on the verge of a significant shift in computing technology - wearable computers. As smartphones and tablets enter maturity, the wearables category - expected to be worth hundreds of... more
HootSuite's Ryan Holmes Calls Out Salesforce's Marc Benioff for Not Eating His Own Dog Food
Earlier this month Salesforce launched a HootSuite competitor and Ryan Holmes scoffed. Now HootSuite's Holmes is on the offensive with a playful jab at Marc Benioff, the founder and CEO of... more
Innovation No Longer Defined by Big Investments, but Rather Everyday Things Done Differently
Canadian startups are infamous for their relative risk-aversion but that doesn't necessarily make them any less innovative than their peers elsewhere. A recent IDC survey commissioned by... more
Salesforce Conducts Internal Review and Awards Two $1 Million Hackathon Prizes
Salesforce.com announced today that there are now two $1 million winning teams from their recent Salesforce1 Hackathon. More than 4,500 developers registered to compete for the biggest single... more
Salesforce Awards $1 Million to Top App at Dreamforce Hackathon
This afternoon Salesforce co-founders Marc Benioff and Parker Harris announced the winning team of the Salesforce $1 Million Hackathon. Among the hackathon teams vying for the prize were a... more
Waterloo Team Competing for $1 Million at Dreamforce Hackathon
Salesforce.com is giving away the largest single hackathon prize ever this week at Dreamforce will a $1 Million top prize. Hundreds of teams are hacking away in advance of today's 6:00pm... more
Salesforce Unloads Slew of Products, Including Service Platform for the 'Internet of Customers'
This week is Dreamforce in San Francisco and Salesforce has its foot firmly on the gas pedal. Today the company announced three new products: the Salesforce1 Sales Cloud, the Salesforce1 Service... more
Salesforce Launches Salesforce1 AppExchange Accelerator Program
Today at Dreamforce in San Francisco Salesforce introduced the Salesforce1 AppExchange Accelerate Program. The AppExchange Accelerate program provides the technology and go-to-market services that... more
Salesforce.com Launches Salesforce1 for the 'Internet of Customers'
Today at Dreamforce Salesforce's Mark Benioff launched Salesforce1, a next-generation CRM platform designed for developers, independent software vendors, and customers to connect apps and... more
Dreamforce by the Numbers: Record-setting 130,000 Attendees and 350 Cloud Companies
Dreamforce continues to be a force in the events arena. The 11th-annual Salesforce event is posting record numbers once again this year. This week, Dreamforce welcomes a staggering 135,000... more
Salesforce and HP Announce Strategic Cloud Partnership
Customer relationship management platform Salesforce and HP this week announced a strategic partnership in cloud computing. Salesforce and HP plan to create what they call a "Salesforce... more
Vidyard Launches Video App on Salesforce.com's AppExchange
Kitchener's Vidyard announced today that it has launched Vidyard for Salesforce, empowering businesses to connect with customers, partners and employees in entirely new ways using video. According... more
Three Reasons You Can't Miss Salesforce's Dreamforce '13
Salesforce's Dreamforce conference is a massive event. With 120,000 registered attendees expected this year, it promises to be the biggest and best user conference ever. Should you attend? We... more
Salesforce.com Launches Hackathon with Biggest Single Prize Ever: $1 Million
Today Salesforce.com launched the Salesforce $1 Million Hackathon, with the largest single hackathon prize ever and the winning app will be announced November 21 at Dreamforce, the world’s... more
Amazon to Open Gigantic Office in Vancouver That Could House More Than 1,000 Workers
Amazon plans to open a gargantuan office in Vancouver, Techvibes has learned. The venerable online retailer plans on taking up space in the Telus Garden, a massive residential and office... more
Salesforce.com Invests In Fredericton's Introhive
Fredericton-based Introhive announced today that it has expanded its latest funding round to $5 million, adding Salesforce.com to its list of prior investors that include Build Ventures, CIT GAP,... more
Canadian Talent Crucial to US Tech Giants, Says Venture Capitalist Lars Leckie
Lars Leckie has a lot of praise for Canadian talent in the technology sector. A managing director at Hummer Winblad in San Francisco, the prominent venture capitalist says that Canadian influence... more
Salesforce Lays Off Several Dozen More Employees in Canadian Office
Salesforce is laying off 200 employees, roughly one third of which are based in the company's New Brunswick office. This follows a round of Radian6 layoffs last October. Salesforce acquired... more
Multiculturalism is Key to Innovation: Can Canada Become the World's Talent Magnet?
Earlier this week Salesforce hosted 5,000 of their users and fans at a mini Dreamforce road show in Canada’s largest city. The day included a power-packed panel moderated by... more
Salesforce Reveals Plans for Canadian Acquisition
Today Salesforce.com unveiled its new Salesforce Service Cloud Mobile and unveiled it's first formal integration of Canadian acquisition GoInstant. Salesforce is bumping up the mobile... more
Cloudforce Reinforces Canada's Importance to Salesforce
Enterprise cloud computing giant Salesforce hosted Cloudforce in Vancouver this week and the city got a very, very small taste of what it's like to attend San Francisco's Dreamforce event. One... more
Rypple Founder Dan Debow to Speak at Salesforce's Cloudforce in Vancouver
Enterprise cloud computing giant Salesforce is coming to Vancouver next week to host Cloudforce Essentials. Join hundreds of Salesforce.com customers, experts, and peers to learn first-hand how... more
Cloudforce Essentials is Coming to Vancouver in January
Cloudforce Essentials is coming to Vancouver next month. The Salesforce-powered event teaches companies why Salesforce users boast a 48% faster growth rate than those who don't, according to a... more
Salesforce Integrates with FluidSurveys to Improve Customer Management
Ottawa startup FluidSurveys today announced the launch of a new integration with Salesforce. The process for collecting customer data and making it accessible is apt to become more streamlined as a... more
Politician Wants Government to Cut Financial Ties with Radian6 Following Salesforce Layoffs
Yesterday we broke the news that Salesforce was laying off up to 100 Radian6 employees. As you likely know, Radian6 was a Canadian startup success story that Salesforce acquired last year for more... more
Radian6 Layoffs Prove Social is Not All About Technology
Techvibes broke some big news yesterday. But it wasn't the page views, retweets, and Likes that blew us away. It was the comments on our article. Shortly after publishing our piece confirming a... more
Salesforce Laying Off Radian6 and Buddy Media Employees and Execs
We learned this morning that Salesforce was "decimating" Radian6's marketing and social community departments. According to a source familiar with the matter, people from the vice-president level... more
Salesforce Banks on All-in-One Social Enterprise Solution. But is it the Right Strategy?
Back in June at Toronto’s Cloudforce 2012, host Salesforce said the biggest change in the next five years will be how companies use social media. Businesses are attempting to cope with the... more
Salesforce Work.com Rewards Performance Socially with Amazon Gift Credits
With 79% of job opportunities being posted on at least one social network, it shouldn't come as a surprise that social media is infiltrating human capital management as well. And there's no better... more
Salesforce Announces Slew of Updates at Dreamforce
Today at Dreamforce, software giant Salesforce unleashed a slew of updates and new services. Among them was Chatterbox, dubbed "Dropbox for the enterprise." Chatterbox will deliver file sharing... more
Salesforce Relaunches Rypple as Work.com
Toronto-born Rypple has been rebranded as Work.com. Nine months ago Salesforce acquired the social performance platform and announced that it was entering the human capital management... more
Salesforce Loves Canada and is Here to Stay
San Francisco-based Salesforce continued its Canadian startup shopping spree last week, scooping up Halifax-based GoInstant. GoInstant marks the fourth time in just over two years that Salesforce... more
Salesforce Buys GoInstant for $70 Million
GoInstant has confirmed the acquisition. "Today we are announcing that GoInstant has agreed to be acquired by salesforce.com, the enterprise cloud computing leader," the startup writes. "We are... more
Canadian Startup GoInstant to be Acquired by Salesforce for $70 Million Today: Report
Halifax's GoInstant, which burst out of stealth at TechCrunch Disrupt in September last year, is going to be acquired for more than $70 million by Salesforce according to a report from the Wall... more
Salesforce Bridges Social and Enterprise, Experiences Productivity and Efficiency Increases
Renny Monaghan, the Vice President of Marketing for Salesforce.com Canada, said that founder Marc Benioff watched the Internet develop and wondered "why not for the enterprise?" 13 years ago.... more
Salesforce Acquires Buddy Media for $689 Million, HootSuite May Be Next Target
Salesforce, an enterprise cloud computing company, today announced that it is acquiring Buddy Media, a social media marketing platform, for $689 million in cash ($467 million) and Salesforce equity... more
Salesforce Acquires Toronto Startup Rypple
Salesforce.com has just announced the acquisition of Toronto startup Rypple, a social performance platform. Rypple was a CIX Top 20 in 2009 and raised $7 million in 2010.  "Salesforce.com and... more
10 Business Building Tips from Radian6's $326 Million Sale to Salesforce
Radian6's Marcel Lebrun spoke this week at the the Canadian Innovation Exchange and offered some advice for Canadian entrepreneurs. New Brunswick born Radian6, an industry-leading social media... more
Learn the story behind Salesforce's acquisition of Radian6 at the Banff Venture Forum
It was BIG news when Salesforce announced the $326 Million purchase of Fredericton's Radian6 in March. At the time TechCrunch wondering if Salesforce might have overpaid for the social media... more
Salesforce acquires New Brunswick born Radian6 for $326 Million
Salesforce.com announced this morning that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire New Brunswick born Radian6, an industry-leading social media monitoring platform, for approximately... more
Vancouver's HootSuite collaborates with Salesforce, integrates apps into dashboard
Today at Dreamforce, HootSuite CEO Ryan Holmes revealed a preview of the upcoming Salesforce integration into HootSuite. This integration will tie into the HootSuite App... more
Salesforce hosting recruiting event in Vancouver this week
Yaletown's trendy Cactus Club restaurant will be host to a recruiting event run by Salesforce, this Thursday, August 5th. It will start at 6pm in the lounge area. Salesforce is seeking people who... more
FreshBooks deepens integration with Salesforce
This time last year Toronto-based FreshBooks announced an integration with CRM leader Salesforce. Today they announced a new integration with Salesforce that is much deeper, has a better user... more
Is Enterprise Software Here to Stay? A Salesforce.com usergroup in Toronto
TODAY: Hosted by Andrew Sincliar, right now, you can be a part of the foray into social software for the enterprise as the next Salesforece.com user group focuses on the newly emerged Chatter... more
Salesforce checks in with Foursquare Vancouver
Looks like Salesforce and Sitemasher are making it official. Over the weekend somebody added the Vancouver location of Salesforce to Foursquare and checked in. No word yet on whether this was an... more
Vancouver's Sitemasher to be acquired by Salesforce?
Heard a rumor a couple months ago that Vancouver's Sitemasher was on the verge of being acquired by the almighty Salesforce.com. Based on the number of pings on the topic over the last week, I'd... more
FreshBooks now works with Salesforce.com
FreshBooks Sunir Shah blogged this morning about a new FreshBooks Connector that has been designed to integrate the Toronto-based online invoicing solution to SaaS pioneer Salesforce.com.... more
Bluetide on Salesforce.com's Best Apps of 2008 list
Last week Salesforce.com released their "Best Apps of 2008" list and a Vancouver company made the grade. Bluetide Management's flagship software product, Sales Clarity, was the winner of the Sales... more

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