CRM : Analysis & Opinions

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  1. Salesforce's Relationship With Microsoft Sours (CRM, LNKD)

    December 5, 2016
    Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff says that Microsoft's CEO tricked him into telling his CRM strategy to the man who runs his rival's ...
  2. Salesforce.com Receives Round of Upgrades (CRM)

    November 21, 2016
    After Salesforce.com topped Wall Street earnings expectations on Nov. 17, analysts have been lining up to reiterate Buy ratings ...
  3. Salesforce.com Rebounds on Strong Earnings

    November 18, 2016
    Those who follow salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM) stock may recall investors' reaction following its fiscal 2017 second-quarter ...
  4. Salesforce.com Tops Q3 Earnings Expectations (CRM)

    November 18, 2016
    The technology wars are heading up in cloud computing, artificial intelligence and marketing software. Here's Salesforce.com's ...
  5. Markets Brace for Salesforce Q3 Earnings (CRM)

    November 17, 2016
    Prior to Thursday's earnings report from Salesforce.com, analysts are reiterating stock ratings and setting new price targets.
  6. Why Did Snap Inc. File For A Confidential IPO?

    November 17, 2016
    Confidential IPOs have become a favorite tool for startups to test the waters for an IPO without involving media scrutiny. ...
  7. Twitter Cracks Down On Hate Speech On Its Platform

    November 16, 2016
    The social media platform suspended come alt right accounts on its platform.
  8. Twitter's COO Steps Down (TWTR, CRM)

    November 10, 2016
    According to reports, the move is part of a "significant shake-up" at the company by its CEO Jack Dorsey.
  9. Morgan Stanley Bullish on Salesforce.com (CRM)

    November 7, 2016
    After Salesforce.com dropped out of the Twitter acquisition race, the stock is receiving a lot of attention from Wall Street ...
  10. Twitter to Lay Off 8% of Its Workforce: Report (TWTR, CRM)

    October 25, 2016
    The San Francisco-based company, which has been struggling with growing users and sales, is expected to announce another ...
  11. SoftBank Might be Twitter's 7th Suitor

    October 24, 2016
    The Japanese firm could be the seventh candidate interested in Twitter. The others walked away from acquisition discussions. ...
  12. Salesforce Has a Big Appetite for M&A

    October 19, 2016
    Another leaked email scandal is upon us. Only this time, no candidate for president is involved. Instead, the leak came ...
  13. Salesforce Looked at Buying Adobe, Others in May (CRM, ADBE)

    October 19, 2016
    Leaked emails show the company's shopping list from May.
  14. Twitter Is Getting Into Virtual Reality

    October 18, 2016
    Big news for Twitter--No, not a buyer. It's for a new initiative that the social media company hopes will bring in more viewers ...
  15. Twitter's Abuse Problem Led Salesforce To Back Out Of Bid: CNBC's ...

    October 17, 2016
    According to the CNBC analyst, "haters" reduce the value of Twitter.
  16. Salesforce Gives Up on Another Social Media Buy

    October 17, 2016
    Shareholders of salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM) have made their feelings extremely clear regarding its recent talks to acquire ...
  17. Twitter Falls After Salesforce Confirms It Is Not Making A Bid ...

    October 14, 2016
    In an interview with the Financial Times, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff said Twitter "wasn't the right fit."
  18. Twitter up After Upgrade and News Report (TWTR, CRM)

    October 11, 2016
    Twitter's shares are up again after an upgrade and a news report that it might still be in talks with Salesforce.
  19. Salesforce.com Stock Pops as M&A Rumors Wane

    October 11, 2016
    It's been a few weeks since rumors started flying that salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM) was one of several big hitters in talks ...
  20. Facebook Enters Enterprise Productivity Space With Workplace ...

    October 10, 2016
    The Menlo Park-based company's new app is not a drag on office productivity.
  21. Tech Leaders Compete in SaaS Space (MSFT, CRM)

    October 7, 2016
    A recent report indicates Microsoft passed Salesforce as the leader in the overall SaaS market, the fastest growing cloud ...
  22. Salesforce's Twitter Buyout May be Stymied by Investor Pressure

    October 6, 2016
    Another company balks at buying the social media giant.
  23. Salesforce's Twitter Acquisition May Fold Due To Investor Pressure

    October 6, 2016
    Another potential Twitter buyer balks.
  24. Twitter Stock Falls 16.28% in Pre-Market Trading After Report ...

    October 6, 2016
    Three potential suitors are said to be not interested in Twitter. This leaves only Microsoft and Salesforce from among the ...
  25. Twitter Pops As Market Digests Bid News

    October 5, 2016
    Twitter's stock continues its upward rise after news that the company will receive bids as early as this week.
  26. Twitter May Receive Bids This Week (TWTR, CRM)

    October 5, 2016
    A Wall Street Journal report claims that the social media network will receive bids from potential suitors. Salesforce.com ...
  27. Salesforce Shopping Spree Continues With Krux Buy

    October 4, 2016
    In a Monday filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM) announced a definitive agreement ...
  28. Salesforce.com Trying to Block Sale of LinkedIn

    October 3, 2016
    In a rather intriguing turn of events, salesforce.com has inserted itself into the European Union regulatory review process, ...
  29. Google Reportedly Exploring Twitter Bid (GOOG, TWTR)

    October 3, 2016
    The Mountain View company is reportedly interested in Twitter for a second time. If it does seal the deal, it will have to ...
  30. Salesforce Asks EU To Investigate Microsoft-LinkedIn Merger

    September 30, 2016
    In an unusual move, Salesforce asked the EU to investigate the merger between LinkedIn and Microsoft. The company said the ...
  31. Salesforce.com Expands Its Partnership With Slack

    September 28, 2016
    One thing's for certain, salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM) certainly isn't resting on its laurels as the CRM leader. Just days ...
  32. Twitter Stock Continues Roller coaster Ride (TWTR, CRM)

    September 28, 2016
    The social media network's stock is down today after downgrades from two analysts.
  33. Bullish Technicals Predict Twitter Takeout (TWTR)

    September 28, 2016
    Twitter has broken out on heavy volume in reaction to takeout rumors that are likely to presage a profitable company sale. ...
  34. Analysts Weigh In On Twitter's Rise

    September 27, 2016
    Twitter's stock has shot up by 26% in the last two days on the back of rumors about an acquisition. What should investors ...
  35. Microsoft Joins List of Companies Interested In Twitter (MSFT, ...

    September 27, 2016
    Microsoft is the latest company rumored to be interested in bidding for social media platform Twitter. A CNBC report states ...
  36. Twitter Drops on Analyst Downgrade (TWTR, GOOG)

    September 26, 2016
    The social media network's stock, which recorded its single biggest gain ever on Friday, was down 3% after an analyst downgraded ...
  37. Twitter Rises On Disney Acquisition Report

    September 26, 2016
    The social media company's stock is up again after a Bloomberg report that Disney has initiated talks with financiers for ...
  38. Twitter Soars On Acquisition Rumors (TWTR, CRM)

    September 23, 2016
    The social media network's stock is soaring after rumors that a deal could happen as soon as the end of this year.
  39. Cisco Teams With Salesforce on Cloud, IoT (CSCO, CRM)

    September 22, 2016
    As old-guard Cisco restructures its core business to focus on cloud, collaboration and IoT, it secures a new alliance with ...
  40. Cisco, Salesforce Form a Cloud and IoT Alliance

    September 22, 2016
    Longtime tech stalwart Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) has been working feverishly to become a significant player in the cloud and ...
  41. The Battle for Dominance in AI is Heating Up (CRM)

    September 22, 2016
    As it competes with technology giants like Google, Salesforce looks to secure its place in the market for AI with its new ...
  42. Salesforce.com Launches New Einstein AI Platform

    September 19, 2016
    Boasting that it now offers the "world's smartest" customer relationship management system, salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM) has ...
  43. HP Dumps Salesforce, Oracle for Dynamics CRM

    September 13, 2016
    Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) has added a nice feather to its cloud-based Dynamics CRM cap: It has inked a six-year deal with ...
  44. Accenture Acquiring Italian Cloud Consultancy

    September 9, 2016
    Professional services giant Accenture (NYSE: ACN) is reaching across the Atlantic for its latest portfolio addition. The ...
  45. Salesforce Dips on Weak Billings and Guidance

    September 2, 2016
    Shares of Salesforce (NYSE: CRM) fell 4% on Thursday after the cloud-based CRM (customer relationship management) platform ...
  46. Salesforce Bears In Control After Earnings (CRM)

    September 1, 2016
    Salesforce.com may complete a double top reversal that predicts even lower prices into the 4th quarter.
  47. Salesforce.com Stock Popped on AI Rumors

    August 29, 2016
    Along with the cloud and Internet of Things, one of the hottest areas in tech revolves around artificial intelligence, or ...
  48. Tesla Tops Forbes' 2016 List of Most Innovative Companies (TSLA, ...

    August 25, 2016
    Forbes has released its sixth annual "World’s Most Innovative Companies" and Tesla tops the list.
  49. Why Salesforce.com Bought BeyondCore

    August 16, 2016
    For the seventh time this year, Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM) has announced an acquisition. This time around, it is boosting ...
  50. Salesforce Boosts Cloud Capabilities with Acquisition of Quip

    August 3, 2016
    Salesforce hopes adding Quip’s cloud-based technology will help expand offerings in the increasingly competitive enterprise ...
  51. Spot the Unicorn Software Companies of Tomorrow (MS, CRM)

    August 2, 2016
    The next big software successes are likely to be ones that offer solutions in three critical areas.
  52. Salesforce.com to Buy Cloud App Provider Quip

    August 2, 2016
    It has already been a busy year on the acquisitions front for Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM), and now it's adding yet another ...
  53. Salesforce to Acquire Quip Inc for $750 million (CRM)

    August 1, 2016
    This will help Salesforce compete with Alphabet’s Google Docs and Microsoft Corp.’s Office and other smaller players in this ...
  54. SAP Flying High Following Record Q2 Earnings

    July 20, 2016
    German-based SAP (NYSE: SAP) posted stellar second quarter results on July 20, boosting its stock price about 5%. In that, ...
  55. Salesforce.com Finalizes Demandware Acquisition

    July 11, 2016
    Usually, completing a $2.8 billion acquisition of a publicly traded company takes time, both to clear regulatory hurdles ...
  56. Did Microsoft Acquire LinkedIn for the Cloud Business? (MSFT, ...

    July 3, 2016
    Explore why Microsoft's acquisition of LinkedIn goes beyond cloud computing, including the benefits to Dynamics CRM and the ...
  57. Buffett's Moat: Analyzing Salesforce's Competitive Advantage ...

    June 24, 2016
    Analyze Salesforce.com's economic moat to determine if the network effect, brand and scale create a broad and sustainable ...
  58. LinkedIn's Top Attractors List

    June 23, 2016
    LinkedIn's first-ever list of the companies which are the most sought after by its network users.
  59. Salesforce Creates Another Cloud Investment Fund

    June 8, 2016
    During his keynote address at Salesforce.com's (NYSE: CRM) annual developer conference, TrailheaDX, in San Francisco on ...
  60. Salesforce.com Rises on Demandware Acquisition (CRM, DWRE)

    June 6, 2016
    Demandware has the potential to contribute some $100 million to $120 million in incremental sales to Salesforce's total fiscal ...
  61. Did Oracle Cheat on Cloud Revenues? (ORCL, CRM)

    June 2, 2016
    A whistleblower has sued Oracle, saying the firm fired her in retaliation for refusing to massage the cloud division's results. ...
  62. Oracle Sued by Whistleblower Finance Exec

    June 2, 2016
    Shortly after Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) was handed a defeat in court over Google's use of its Java code in the Android OS -- a ...
  63. Salesforce Buys Demandware at a Great Premium

    June 1, 2016
    Customer relationship management specialist Salesforce (NYSE: CRM) is about to bolt on a very complementary asset: It has ...
  64. Veeva Surges on Strong First-Quarter Earnings

    May 27, 2016
    Shares of Veeva Systems (NYSE: VEEV) spiked by 10% in after-hours trading Thursday after the cloud-based healthcare CRM ...
  65. Salesforce Stock Jumps on Strong Q1 News

    May 19, 2016
    CEO Marc Benioff hosted the usual Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM) rah-rah conference call following its release of fiscal Q1 ...
  66. Salesforce.com Stock Rises Ahead of Q1 Earnings (CRM)

    May 16, 2016
    Wall Street expects the cloud computing specialist to deliver year-over-year increase in both earnings per share and revenue.
  67. Rainmaker Systems: A Case Study in Volatility

    May 3, 2016
    Find out about the share price volatility for Rainmaker Systems and the mistakes the company made, as well as why it may ...
  68. Fidelity Growth Company Performance Case Study (FDGRX)

    April 29, 2016
    Explore the market-beating returns of the Fidelity Growth Company since 2012, as well as the seasonal patterns when share ...
  69. Salesforce.com Reins in CEO Compensation

    April 12, 2016
    In response to shareholder concerns regarding the compensation of Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM) CEO Marc Benioff, the company ...
  70. Deal Brings IBM and Salesforce.com Closer Together

    April 11, 2016
    IBM (NYSE: IBM) has a deal to acquire Bluewolf Group LLC, one of Salesforce.com's (NYSE: CRM) top partners and a global ...
  71. Salesforce.com Buys AI Startup Metamind

    April 5, 2016
    Salesforce (NYSE: CRM) recently announced its plans to acquire Metamind, an artificial intelligence start-up that was founded ...
  72. How Intuit's Transition to the Cloud Has Driven Revenue Growth ...

    March 27, 2016
    Learn how Intuit is transitioning its users to the cloud, and how the company's revenue growth is being affected in the short ...
  73. The 5 Highest Paid Executives in the Information Technology Sector ...

    March 20, 2016
    Discover the identity of the highest paid executives in the information technology sector, and how their successful and lucrative ...
  74. 5 Popular Tech ETFs in 2016 (XLK, AAPL)

    March 15, 2016
    Discover the five most popular technology ETFs for 2016, as measured by assets under management.
  75. Salesforce Vs. SAP: Comparing Top CRM Providers (CRM, SAP)

    March 11, 2016
    Learn about the different CRM offerings by Salesforce and SAP. Understand each company's past and what kind of futures the ...
  76. Salesforce.com Posts Q4 Loss, Shares Surge on Outlook (CRM)

    February 24, 2016
    “It was an amazing quarter, it was an amazing year,” said CEO Marc Benioff during the conference call with analysts late ...
  77. What to Expect From Salesforce.com's Earnings (CRM)

    February 23, 2016
    With CRM shares down more than 20% from their 52-week high, the implied pessimism seems priced in and CRM stock is poised ...
  78. The Top 4 Software Stocks for 2016 (CRM, ADBE)

    December 31, 2015
    Discover the top four software stocks for 2016. These companies are poised to deliver rapid growth based on their solid earnings ...
  79. Salesforce.com in $600 Million Acquisition Talks? (CRM, BOX)

    December 17, 2015
    Based on investor reaction, the strategic partnership announced on Dec. 16 between cloud service provider Salesforce.com (NYSE: ...
  80. Adobe Posts Solid Fourth Quarter Cloud Growth (ADBE, CRM)

    December 11, 2015
    Shares of Adobe (NASDAQ: ADBE) climbed almost 3% on Dec. 11 after the software company posted solid fourth quarter earnings ...
  81. Can Salesforce.com Show Us the Money?

    November 18, 2015
    It's time for Salesforce.com to show us the money.
  82. Key Takeaways From Zendesk's Strong Q3 Earnings

    November 4, 2015
    Zendesk (NYSE: ZEN) recently reported strong third quarter earnings that topped consensus estimates. During the period, ...
  83. Key Takeaways From Netsuite's Mixed Q3 Earnings (CRM, N)

    October 23, 2015
    Netsuite (NYSE: N) recently reported mixed earnings for its third quarter. The cloud business app vendor's revenue rose ...
  84. IBM Scores Another Major Cloud Deal

    October 14, 2015
    To say it has been a busy couple of weeks for IBM (NYSE: IBM) would be a gross understatement. The $1 billion acquisition ...
  85. SAP Spreads Its Cloud Analytics Wings (CRM, SAP)

    October 14, 2015
    On the heels of its primary competitor, Salesforce.com's (NYSE: CRM) introduction of a cloud-centric analytics solution, ...
  86. What is the Future for Salesforce.com? (CRM)

    October 14, 2015
    Learn about Salesforce and how it has become an industry leader in the cloud-based CRM space. Understand what it has in store ...
  87. Salesforce.com Extends CRM Lead

    September 21, 2015
    Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM) recently introduced its new Internet of Things (IoT) cloud at its Dreamforce event. Salesforce.com ...
  88. Accenture Makes a Big Bet on the Cloud (ACN, CRM)

    September 16, 2015
    Cloud computing was supposed to make it so that all you needed was an Internet connection to take advantage of sophisticated ...
  89. Salesforce.com Unveils Internet of Things Cloud (CRM)

    September 15, 2015
    On August 20, when CEO Marc Benioff and team announced fiscal 2016 second quarter earnings, much was made of Salesforce.com ...
  90. Will Airbnb Revolutionize Business Travel?

    September 15, 2015
    Airbnb has changed how consumers travel and is now making its mark on the business sector, redefining corporate travel.
  91. Salesforce.com Ups Its Analytics Game (CRM, SAP)

    September 14, 2015
    As it does each year, Salesforce (NYSE: CRM) is amping up the rhetoric ahead of its Dreamforce user conference. The latest ...
  92. Salesforce.com Tops Second Quarter Estimates (CRM, IT)

    August 26, 2015
    Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM) recently reported second quarter earnings that topped analyst estimates on the top and bottom ...
  93. Salesforce and SAP: Don’t Expect the Same From Both (CRM, SAP)

    August 13, 2015
    Take a look at the similarities and differences between SAP and Salesforce in the customer relationship management (CRM) ...
  94. What Is So Hot About Salesforce? (CRM)

    August 13, 2015
    Learn about Salesforce and the suite of customer relationship management software it offers. Understand what exactly makes ...
  95. Salesforce.com Aims at Regulated Industries (CRM, GHDX)

    July 29, 2015
    In an effort to prove that highly regulated businesses can trust its software to handle sensitive systems and data, Salesforce.com ...
  96. Accenture Steps Up Its Acquisition Activity (ACN, BFR)

    July 23, 2015
    IT services giant Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been on a shopping spree recently. First, it agreed to take full ownership of ...
  97. Salesforce Acquisition Could Boost Microsoft

    July 9, 2015
    A Microsoft acquisition of Salesforce, which has been speculated on, would help boost Microsoft's cloud presence and grow ...
  98. Why Salesforce.com Keeps Picking on SAP (CRM, ORCL)

    July 8, 2015
    Pick any recent Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM) earnings call, and chances are you will hear CEO and co-founder Marc Benioff ...
  99. Salesforce.com Has Not Forgotten Its Roots (CRM)

    July 2, 2015
    When Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM) CEO Marc Benioff and team announced fiscal 2016 first quarter earnings on May 20th, much ...
  100. Salesforce Buyout

    June 11, 2015
    It’s been over a month now since buyout rumors first began to circulate after sources revealed that Salesforce, the biggest ...
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