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Benioff raised bar on executive nerves of steel

The last thing the CEO of any company needs on the morning of his company's annual conference is some monumental industry announcement to distract him and his attendees from his own company's breaking news.  But, in a real test of public company executive ball juggling, that's exactly what salesforce.

September 14, 2005 by David Berlind

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Siebel-IBM divorce might test J2EE's promise

One of the more interesting questions to arise out of Oracle's acquisition of Siebel Systems is what will become of the technological marriages between Siebel and IBM that fuel some of Siebel's existing offerings.  Although salesforce.

September 14, 2005 by David Berlind

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New MS architecture: server = service

In an interview with news.com Bill Gates  was asked: More developers are becoming interested in building new applications using the Web as a platform, as opposed to the PC.

September 14, 2005 by Dan Farber

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Google rolls out blog search

Google's launch of a blog search engine legitimizes the blog search space, but raises questions about the future of blog search in Google's main engine.

September 14, 2005 by Phil Windley

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Bosworth: Intelligent reaction, not intelligent design

Adam Bosworth, former Microsoft and BEA development guru and now a Google engineering vice president, gave a presentation at the salesforce.com user event that offered a much improved articulation of the notion of continuous improvement and innovation I wrote about my recent post on Microsoft making some of its Office interface improvements available now rather than in 12 to 18 months when the new version ships.

September 13, 2005 by Dan Farber

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MS Office chief responds to my post on continuous improvement

Steve Sinofsky, senior vice president at Microsoft for Office, responded in a Talkback to my post to BillG about making some of the interface improvements available now rather waiting until Office 12 ships in late 2006, or 2007 if it slips.Hi Dan,I hear you and we are super commited to continuous improvement.

September 13, 2005 by Dan Farber

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