Arik Hesseldahl

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Salesforce Taps VMWare Veteran Tod Nielsen as Heroku’s Next CEO

Salesforce.com has chosen Tod Nielsen, the onetime COO of VMWare, to run its Heroku platform-as-a-service offering for software developers, according to report on GigaOM. His title will be CEO of Heroku. Nielsen left VMWare last year for a role at EMC’s big data venture, known as the Pivotal Initiative. Salesforce confirmed the move in a statement to AllThingsD and said a formal announcement was pending. He will replace Byron Sebastian, who left Heroku in September.


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There’s a lot of attention and PR around Marissa, but their product lineup just kind of blows.

— Om Malik on Bloomberg TV, talking about Yahoo, the September issue of Vogue Magazine, and our overdependence on Google