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Topic: Salesforce

Rocket Fuel's Deal to Buy [x+1] Propels It Into Marketing Cloud Territory

Acquisition costs roughly $200 million

Rocket Fuel is buying data technology platform [x+1] in a deal that is worth about $200 million. Rocket Fuel also announced quarterly results today, generating $92.6 million in revenue, up…

Sprinklr, Showered In Money, Plans IPO

Will go public in Q2 2015 after raising another $40 million

Sprinklr plans to go public by second quarter 2015, a source close to the situation told Adweek. The New York City-based company this week announced a $40 million fundraising round led…

Adobe-SAP Deal Brings Ads and CRM Together

Still work to be done, analyst says

The Adobe-SAP deal announced today will likely have significant advertising, mobile marketing ramifications and customer relationship management for their brand clients. Adobe serves names such as Hyatt, Comcast and Scottrade,…

Retailers Are Finding That Data Vulnerability Can Undo Years of Brand Equity

How to bolster defenses and clean up the PR mess

Data breaches, as we have all learned, can be #EpicFails with far-reaching and destructive implications for brands. Once sensitive consumer information—payment-card data, home addresses, phone numbers—are stolen, the ramifications can…

Oracle Buys Responsys for $1.5 Billion

Behemoths continue to swallow up smaller tech players

Oracle is buying digital marketing software company Responsys for around $1.5 billion, or $27 a share in cash. The acquisition is expected to close in the first half of 2014. Responsys…

Salesforce Adds $1M Prize in Disputed Hackathon

After review, company finds no flaw in contest

Cloud software platform Salesforce, following a review of its contest rules, awarded two top $1 million prizes in its hackathon, which had come under intense scrutiny after the original winner…

Winner of Salesforce's Hackathon Is Under Fire

Upshot's $1M Dreamforce app may be a farce

The integrity of Salesforce’s hackathon event this week is being questioned after it was revealed that the winner, a former employee of the sponsor, may have built the app outside…

Adobe's Bold Plans for Online Ad Business Don't Include Advertising

But watch out if you're Salesforce, comScore, Chartbeat or Brightcove

Once an looming outlier, Adobe wants to play a central role in the online ad business. Despite lots of speculation, the company says it doesn’t want to get into the…

Salesforce CMO Michael Lazerow Talks About Customer Companies

Insights from a digital vet

Specs Age 39 New gig CMO, Salesforce Marketing Cloud Old gig Founder, CEO, Buddy Media  How has your role evolved after Salesforce acquired Buddy Media? What’s changed for me personally is I’ve gone from a…

Omnicom Media Group and Salesforce Will Build Social Marketing Tools

Global deal maintains Benioff's hot streak

Omnicom Media Group will employ Salesforce's Marketing Cloud for its social media-based marketing and advertising efforts across its global agency network, the companies are announcing today. Omnicom's two-and-a-half-year-old analytics division, Annalect,…

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