Salesforce Buys Radian6 For $326 Million

Customer relationship manager is acquiring social media “buzz” monitor Radian6 for $276 million in cash and $50 million in st…

Benioff Delivers on Promise to Democratize Databases today gave the world true cloud data portability. Kind of. supports applications written in most any language and running atop most any public cloud. Yes, users are tied to to achieve this capability, but it’s another step toward true cloud choice.

Salesforce Integrates Jigsaw — Refining Contact Data today announced Jigsaw for Salesforce CRM, a crowd-sourced business data service exclusive to Salesforce CRM customers. Initially Jigsaw was a standalone product that leveraged crowdsourcing via its member community to create a highly accurate contact list of business throughout the world.

Marc Benioff Is Skimming the Cream From the Cloud reported a 25 percent increase in sales year over year during its second quarter results call yesterday, but its CEO Marc Benioff also shared a few numbers that explain why delivering software as a service and even platforms as a service makes sense.

Alcatel-Lucent to Help Carriers Open Up

Alcatel-Lucent is introducing software and services to enable it to be the bridge between carriers and applications developers. Its hope is to help open up the proprietary telecommunications world to apps companies while helping carriers make money off their pipes.

NetSuite's Billion-Dollar Dream

[qi:101] Larry Ellison is about to get richer. He owns a big chunk of NetSuite, a San Mateo, Calif.-based software-on-demand company looking…