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Latest Posts

CRM mashup

I spent the morning at the event, but much of the discussion in the hallways was about the implications of Siebel getting acquired by Oracle.

September 12, 2005 by Dan Farber


Skyping a good deal on eBay

eBay buying Skype doesn't make a lot of sense if you think of Skype as "just a VoIP company." Thinking of Skype as a CRM solution in embryo, however, yields some interesting ideas.

September 12, 2005 by Phil Windley


Salesforce enters its eBay phase CEO Marc Benioff didn't let Oracle's announcement of its Siebel acquisition get in the way of what he called the biggest and most exciting idea he has ever worked on.

September 12, 2005 by Dan Farber

1 Comment's Benioff: It's the end of Siebel

After hearing that Oracle was acquiring Customer Relationship Management (CRM) titan Siebel Systems this morning, I shot off an email to Marc Benioff, CEO at CRM on-demand darling to see what he had to say.

September 11, 2005 by David Berlind


Oracle buys Siebel: Ellison firmly in CRM catbird seat

In a deal valued at $5.8 billion, Oracle Corporation has completed the sequel to this morning's merger mania (the first part being eBay's acquisition of Skype) by acquiring Customer Relationship Management solution provider Siebel Systems.

September 11, 2005 by David Berlind


Sun's galactic server makeover

Stephen Shankland has the scoop on Sun's new Galaxy family of Opteron servers, which will be introduced on Monday morning. Sun is claiming that these x86 servers will be the fastest, most energy-efficient and reliable systems.

September 11, 2005 by Dan Farber