Can Salesforce.com Grow Into a $10 Billion Company?

It can, if it can grow its service and marketing clouds into billion-dollar businesses, one analyst says.
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Oracle May Be Flat in Q2, but It May Be Warming Up for a Strong 2014

Sales may even fall when it reports earnings on Wednesday. But new products could fuel good news next year.
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As NetSuite Beats Expectations on Earnings, Fireworks Erupt With SAP

“A tale of two companies,” CEO Zach Nelson says.
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Convercent, Compliance Software in the Cloud, Lands $10 Million From SAP Ventures

Tracking the nitty-gritty business of compliance in the cloud.
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Salesforce.com and Workday Team Up in the Cloud

With so many shared customers already, it makes sense.
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Okta’s $27 Million Series D Comes as Europe and Asia Embrace the Cloud

Who knew the identity business was so big?
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Bessemer Venture Partners Launches $100 Billion Cloud Index

The cloud is definitely no longer a fad.
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NetSuite Q2 Earnings Beat Street Estimates Handily

Sales were up 35 percent year on year.
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Anticipating IPO in 2014, Ping Identity Raises $44 Million Series F

A vision in which enterprise security pivots around the identity.
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News Byte

Outbrain Exec Guttman Hired to Oversee SoftBank’s $51 Million NY-Focused Startup Fund

Josh Guttman, who has most recently been an exec at content discovery platform Outbrain, has become a partner at Softbank Capital to manage its New York-focused startup fund. Guttman, who is an active angel investor in the region, will oversee the $51 million fund that the venture firm recently announced that will be aimed at high-growth opportunities in social, e-commerce, digital media and software-as-a-service startups in New York. (You can read a sharp post Guttman recently penned for AllThingsD on native advertising here.)