Salesforce.com set to announce new product featuring Radian 6

Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff indicated during a quarterly earnings conference call a major product launch is in the works that will tap Canadian acquisition Radian 6’s social analytics technology, according to Forbes.The Halifax-based

Published on: August 24th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Vancouver’s Sitemasher team plays key role in newly unveiled Salesforce Communities

San Francisco-based Salesforce.com is taking its business social software Chatter and is allowing customers to create externally-focused networks in a new product called Salesforce Communities, the firm announced yesterday.Salesforce Communities will allow businesses

Published on: August 15th, 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

Enteprise social networks fall short of expectations: study

Enterprise social networking (ESN) software can improve communication and collaboration among employees, but most companies aren't implementing and using these products properly, leading to unmet goals, according to a new study.ESN software can

Published on: February 27th, 2012 Juan Carlos Perez

CA updates Clarity UI to appeal to management users

CA Technologies has updated its CA Clarity Project Portfolio Management (PPM) software with a new user interface, one that the company hopes will appeal to a broader set of business users.The potential audience

Published on: January 19th, 2012 Joab Jackson

Social networking potential remains untapped inside businesses

Although companies have been urged to adopt "Web 2.0" and social technologies for years now, the truth is that relatively few have done so internally in any serious way -- and use inside

Published on: December 20th, 2011 Robert Scheier

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

Radian6 helps chart Salesforce.com’s social course

David Alston is listening, and he can hear you talking on the Web's social networks.The chief marketing officer at Radian6, the Fredericton, N.B.-based social media monitoring firm purchased in March by Salesforce.com for

Published on: September 8th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Concur agrees with Salesforce.com cloud platform strategy

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) using Salesforce.com will soon have another option to track their travel expenses with the announcement of a new offering built on Force.com yesterday. Redmond, Wash.-based Concur Inc. will

Published on: September 2nd, 2011 Brian Jackson

Dell partners with Salesforces.com, Microsoft, Intuit for SMB offering

Just one day after Dell announced its first infrastructure-as-a-service offering, the company is jumping deeper into the cloud. Dell will offer a family of hosted software applications for small and midsized businesses, through

Published on: August 30th, 2011 James Niccolai

Farmers in Uganda track weather, crop prices with Android phones

Mobile-phone companies and aid agencies have talked for years about deploying feature phones, coupled with basic text information services about the weather and crop pricing, to empower poor people in undeveloped parts of

Published on: July 22nd, 2011 Nancy Gorhing

Why you should build your startup to sell like Radian6

By Alexandra Reid The acquisition of the social media-monitoring platform Radian6 by enterprise cloud computing company Salesforce for $326 million made headlines recently as a major win for the Canadian venture capital and startup community. Radian6

Published on: May 11th, 2011 IDG News Service

Salesforce pursues social CRM with Radian6 purchase

Salesforce.com has agreed to buy social media monitoring vendor Radian6 , whose technology tracks conversations occurring on social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Radian6's technology gives companies insights into what people

Published on: April 1st, 2011 Chris Kanaracus