Dreamforce retrospective: a look back at 5 years covering the marquee event for B2B cloud software

This will be my sixth year in a row attending Salesforce.com’s Dreamforce event, a mega-conference that takes over downtown San Francisco for one week every year in autumn. Known as the world’s largest

Published on: September 13th, 2015 Brian Jackson

3 execs responsible for products and partners on #FollowFriday

Every Friday we like to recommend a few people that we're following on Twitter as we go about telling the stories that matter when it comes to technology's impact on the way business

Published on: September 4th, 2014 Brian Jackson

How to find a great technical co-founder

This is a guest post by Eric Rogness "Look for someone who is frankly passionate about your idea or concept," says Bohdan Zabawskyj, who has helmed technology for a number successful early stage

Published on: May 5th, 2014 Michael Cayley

Startups are not a fit for everyone

George Babu completed his law degree and MBA at the same time as working as a co-founder of Rypple - AND he and his wife had a new baby at the same time.

Published on: October 26th, 2013 Michael Cayley

SalesChoice readies all-Canadian alternative to Salesforce.com

As the President and CEO of a small company, Camille Peters feels like her time is stretched pretty thin, and she especially felt like she didn’t have time to endlessly fill out all

Published on: November 19th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Rypple relaunched by Salesforce as Work.com

Rypple, the Toronto-based cloud human resources management software acquired by Salesforce.com in December 2011, has been relaunched today as Work.com. Announced from Salesforce's annual Dreamforce conference underway in San Francisco, Rypple's technology is

Published on: September 19th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Salesforce.com promises to keep Rypple and Radian6 in Canada

Salesforce.com swept through Toronto on Wednesday for its cloud-based social enterprise roadshow, delivering a message aimed squarely at Canadian ears: the acquisitions it's made north of the border are here to stay. Salesforce.com

Published on: June 7th, 2012 Christine Wong

Salesforce.com to buy Buddy Media for $689 million

Salesforce.com is acquiring social media marketing firm Buddy Media in a US$689 million cash and stock deal, the companies announced Monday. The transaction is expected to close in Salesforce.com's third fiscal quarter, which

Published on: June 4th, 2012 Chris Kanaracus

Startup news round-up: April 25, 2012

Here's the startup news making headlines today on other Web sites and blogs. The best tools to use to run your small business, what initiatives BC can tackle to reclaim the tech throne,

Published on: April 25th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Extreme Startups looks to connect top tech firms with investor cash

A new Toronto-based technology firm accelerator program offering residents $200,000 in funding and direct exposure to several top investment capital firms is now accepting applications, according to Extreme Venture Partners.From Jan. 31 until

Published on: January 31st, 2012 Brian Jackson

Rypple deal proves Canadian startups can stay home to succeed

Salesforce.com Inc.'s deal to buy Toronto-based Rypple proves Canadian startups can compete with the best in Silicon Valley – but don't necessarily have to move there to do it, Canadian startup watchers say.Salesforce.com

Published on: December 16th, 2011 Christine Wong