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Inspiring Companies to Connect with Customers in New Ways
The world of sales over the last few decades has changed so much, that the way corporations and others move their goods today is almost unrecognizable to the days before the internet. One of the... more
Roaming Dragon to Feed Techfest Attendees at New Vancouver Venue
UPDATE: Techfest will now be taking place at the Canada Post building at 349 West Georgia St. Techvibes' Techfest recruiting event will be popping up in Vancouver in less than two weeks and it... more
Techfest Recruiting Event Pops Up in Vancouver at a New Location
UPDATE: Techfest will now be taking place at the Canada Post building at 349 West Georgia St. Techvibes' Techfest recruiting event will be popping up in Vancouver on Wednesday, May 25th and it... more
How Wearable Tech and Virtual Reality Could Transform the Future of CRM
It’s that time of year when everyone casts an eye to the future and offers predictions on key industry trends. While there is no shortage of trends to anticipate this year, business owners... more
Win Them Back and Keep Them: Five Ways to Reconnect with Former Customers
Business owners are constantly looking to grow their customer base, often with the expectation that net new consumers will positively impact the bottom line. And while new growth is necessary, the... more
Why You Should Make Analytics a Higher Priority in Your Business
For a few years now we’ve been hearing about a data revolution sparked by the convergence of cloud, social, mobile and connected computing. It’s been widely cited that 90 per cent of... more
Salesforce and Startups a Sensible Pairing
When Salesforce first launched at the turn of the millennium, the company's offerings targeted smaller companies. Over the years, however, its focus shifted to the enterprise. Today, only about... more
As Market Grows, One Great App Can Drive Wearable Adoption in Enterprise
The wearables market is tech’s fastest-growing sector. From devices like the Apple Watch to Fitbit to Oculus Rift, the breadth and sophistication of wearables in the market continues to grow... more
You Don't Need to Move to Silicon Valley, but You Do Need to Spend Some Time There
Borders continue to shrink and global markets are increasingly open. But are Canadian startups siezing these unprecedented opportunities? Turns out, they might not be. In fact, most Canadian... more
Salesforce Unveils SalesforceIQ, IoT Cloud at Dreamforce
Soon there will be six billion smartphones, three billion people on social networks and more than 75 billion connected products, according to estimates from Ericsson and Morgan Stanley. Behind... more
Salesforce Unveils Next Wave of Analytics Cloud
Salesforce this week unveiled the next generation of its Analytics Cloud, delivering actionable intelligence across its Customer Success Platform. The next wave of Analytics Cloud innovations... more
Salesforce Reveals Official Lineup for Largest Software Conference on Earth
Salesforce has officially announced Dreamforce 2015, the largest software conference in the world. The company's 13th-annual Dreamforce event at Moscone Center in San Francisco is expected to... more
Salesforce, Communitech, and Pledge 1% Partner to Foster Innovation in Canada
In the 170-year-old Storys building last week, founders and startup employees gathered for the Salesforce for Startups networking event targeted to those in the Toronto and Waterloo region.... more
Salesforce Announces Support for Canadian Startup Ecosystem
Today at their Salesforce World Tour Toronto event, the world's #1 CRM company announced that it is "joining forces with the Canadian startup ecosystem." At the centre of the announcement is a new... more
The Sky is the Limit for Businesses in the Cloud
May "the server" rest in peace. It’s time to breathe the air of clouds in Canada to spur business innovation and ensure success. From the smallest of startups to the most complex... more
Salesforce’s Reinvention as a Marketing Behemoth
Everyone has noticed Salesforce’s new website unveiled at Dreamforce event last week, as well as the company’s new logo, fully in line with the new flat and clear-cut design trends... more
Canadian Wearable Tech in Spotlight at Dreamforce
Earlier this week Toronto's Bionym started shipping limited-edition Nymi bands to app developers. The Nymi wristband authenticates a user’s identity using their unique electrocardiogram... more
Let Mark Zuckerberg Teach Your Kids to Code
Universities have been slow to catch on to almost everything born out of the Internet, including teaching students to code. Worse, high schools have been even slower. And elementary schools don't... more
Canadian Cloud Computing Company Tops Dreamforce Vendors
Dreamforce's Cloud Expo exhibit space is vast and never-ending. But there is help for the newbies trying to separate the wheat from the chaff when venturing into the space housing over 400 cloud... more
Salesforce Launches Salesforce1 Lightning, a New Way to Build Mobile Apps
Today at Dreamforce, Salesforce launched Salesforce1 Lightning, which the company hails as "the fastest way to build mobile apps." With Salesforce1 Lightning, developers and business users can... more
Salesforce Unveils Cloud-Based Information Analytics System Called Wave
With the announcement of Wave, Salesforce plans to enter the data analytics and business intelligence busines. The company unveiled Wave at the start of Dreamforce, its annual week-long event in... more
135,000 People to Descend on San Francisco for Dreamforce 2014
The largest software event ever returns. More than 135,000 people are expected to register to attend the 12th annual Dreamforce conference and more than three million people are expected to tune... more
The Best Customer Service Experience is the One That Never Has to Happen
Are you ready for a day when your fridge can order more orange juice on its own when you run out, or where your car can automatically book an oil change appointment every five thousand miles? We... more
Bionym Closes $14 Million Series A Round from Ignition, MasterCard and Relay Ventures
Bionym, creators of the Nymi Band authentication wristband, today announced that it has closed a US $14 million Series A round of funding led by Ignition Partners and Relay Ventures. Other... more
Salesforce Million-Dollar Hackathon is Back and Better than Ever
The massive demand for employee and customer facing mobile apps has fueled the growth of the Salesforce developer community to 1.7 million members. To leverage that, Salesforce has announced... more
Salesforce Makes a Big Play for Wearable Tech
Wearable technology is a big story in the news right now but enterprise-focused cloud computing company Salesforce says its not just for consumers - there are also business applications for... more
Salesforce Ventures Launches $100 Million Fund to Fuel Mobile Innovation
Today at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco, Salesforce announced that Salesforce Ventures has launched the new Salesforce1 Fund to fuel mobile innovation for the "internet of customers." With... more
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 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 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 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 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'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 Launches Hackathon with Biggest Single Prize Ever: $1 Million
Today 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 Invests In Fredericton's Introhive
Fredericton-based Introhive announced today that it has expanded its latest funding round to $5 million, adding 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 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 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 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
Toronto-born Rypple has been rebranded as 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, 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 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 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.  " 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 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 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 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 Based on the number of pings on the topic over the last week, I'd... more
FreshBooks now works with
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 more
Bluetide on's Best Apps of 2008 list
Last week 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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