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SaaS Heavy-hitter Leaves SAP for Salesforce.com

Phil Wainewright: Enterprise software giant SAP has lost one of its brightest software-as-a-service stars to SaaS titan Salesforce.com, I can exclusively reveal. Steve Lucas, who spearheaded the development of SaaS at Business Objects, acquired by SAP last year, left the company at the end of June and began work straight away at Salesforce.com, where his


Heads-up: IRS Spam Now in the Wild

Must be the season for social-engineering spam, because if you thought this was bad, get a load of what just showed up in my inbox: This is a well-done ploy on many counts: it appears to be from the IRS, implicates my employer, looks official, and logically follows tax season. The attachment, a Word DOC,


Oracle Rocks 4Q Despite Sluggish Economy, But Predicts Tough Summer

Oracle Corp. impressed the street by exceeding analyst expectations for its 4Q in a conference call Wednesday.  For the period ended in May: Net income rose 27% to $2.04B (.39/share) from $1.6B (.31/share) in the year-ago quarter.  Oracle’s previous revenue growth projection was 14% to 18%. Revenue increased 24% to $7.24B, and net income (excluding


Resignation Letters in the Web 2.0 Age

Argh.  I wrote “Web 2.0” already when I promised myself I wouldn’t do that until at least my 100th post.  Man.  What a letdown. Anyway. So Stewart Butterfield, co-founder of Flickr, has tendered his resignation letter to Yahoo, as has his wife and fellow co-founder Caterina Fake.  Check it out: Put simply, Yahoo lost focus