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WSJ: Coming Google Alliance with Salesforce

Tweet According to the WSJ (sub req’d): The companies are still hashing out details of a potential partnership, expected to be announced in the next few weeks. But one outcome, these people said, could be a Web-based offering that integrates some of Google’s online services such as email and instant-messaging with those of Salesforce.com, whose […]

FAST Launches 'FASTMedia' for Publishers

Tweet Norwegian enterprise search provider FAST is launching a paid-search platform that publishers (newspapers) can use to auction and serve their own ads and maintain all the ad revenue. The message to the market is: no need to work with Google or Yahoo! and share revenues. FAST was joint developer, with Sensis, of a paid-search […]

Google Acquires Video Conf. Company

Tweet Here’s the Google Blog post and here’s the company: Marratech. Two thoughts: this plays into my “threat to WebEx” suggestion earlier and may become part of the enterprise version of the Docs & Spreadsheets suite.

Google Presentations a Threat to WebEx?

Tweet When I heard the news of Google Presentations my first thought was not: It’s more competition for MSFT as part of the Docs & Spreadsheets suite. The thing that popped into my head was that it’s potential competition for WebEx, which was recently acquired by Cisco. Even though there are many online sharing/conferencing options […]

Big News of the Day: WebEx Acquisition

Tweet This is not something I’m especially qualified to discuss. But I will say that twice in two days with two separate companies that were seeking to brief me this week WebEx was malfunctioning. I’ve often had that problem with the system; it’s cumbersome and doesn’t work about 50% of the time. Maybe Cisco will […]