John Paczkowski

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'Salesforce Group Edition Featuring Google AdWords?' Who’s Doing Your Branding These Days, the Stanford School of Engineering Syllabus?

It was not the market-defining partnership many expected, but Google and did announce an alliance yesterday. The first fruit of their collaboration: “Salesforce Group Edition featuring Google AdWords,” a joint service through which will resell Google’s online-advertising tools to businesses.

During a press conference yesterday, CEO Marc Benioff (pictured below) described Salesforce Group Edition Featuring Google AdWords as a complete click-to-sale service, noting that businesses who use it will be able to generate sales leads through AdWords and then track those leads in the Salesforce application. “We have a dream to create millions of AdWords users,” said Benioff.

An interesting partnership, but not the one industry observers had predicted. Certainly, it came as a disappointment to those who’d expected the integration of other Google services like Gmail and Google Spreadsheets into–although that may come in time. “This is a big product for us,” Benioff said. “We’re very fortunate to have a strong relationship with Google. The enemy of my enemy is my friend, and Google is my best friend.” At least until it becomes an enemiend, anyway …

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December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

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December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

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December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik