Oracle Acquires Cloud Marketing Player Responsys for $1.5 Billion

Marketing in the cloud is still hot.
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The NeatConnect Scanner Is a Cloud-Connected Guilty Pleasure

A hassle-free scanner that’s easy to set up and does most of what it promises to do. But there’s a catch: It costs $500.
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Buy Your Underwear, Rent Your Tuxedo: A Case for the Private Cloud

Private bits belong in private places.
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With a Slew of Updates, Google+ Makes Its Photography Pitch

Everyone loves photos — and Google wants yours in its social network.
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Benchmark’s Fenton and New Relic’s Cirne Talk About Democratization of Data (Video)

While you might not find enterprise riveting, it really can be.
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Former Googlers’ Would-Be WebEx Killer Highfive Gets $13.5M Before Even Launching

Highfive CEO Shan Sinha wants to “reimagine the way we communicate at work.” Details to come.
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Longtime Online Exec Tina Sharkey Joins Sherpa Foundry as CEO

An inside/outside exec will lead an effort to get corporations to think more like startups — or get out of the way. (From someone who knows: Good luck with that!)
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Cisco Checks on the Cloud and Confirms That It’s Getting Bigger

You probably knew that. But did you know how big?
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In a Big Mobile Move, Pivotal Buys Xtreme Labs for $65 Million in Cash

You need to be mobile in the enterprise, says the cloud-based joint venture of EMC and VMware.
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Sherpa Ventures Starts $150M Fundraising With $15M Infusion From TPG

Now the well-known Silicon Valley pair will have some walking-around money.
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