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Is the Internet of Things Another Silicon Valley Invention?

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Marie Martin

Dreamforce Flash: A happy wrap up

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It’s clear that Dreamforce has become more than a tech show. It’s become a show about ideas and innovation; technical innovation, business innovation and even personal innovation. All of which make for exciting sessions and interesting speakers (Hilary Clinton, Al Gore, Will.i.am, the PayPal mafia, Tony Robbins, Marc Andreessen, Peter

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Parker Trewin

Dreamforce Flash: i.am/puls

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My co-worker said the most over-used word at Dreamforce is “awesome”. Will.i.am is awesome. He is because I am in awe of him. He literally embodies Dreamforce. He is both a dreamer and a force. First in music as the front man and force behind the Black Eyed Peas; then

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Marie Martin

Yesterday our co-founder Brendan O’Brien told a packed house how the Internet of Things is here now. He explained that companies should get ready to take advantage of the ginormous opportunity that IoT is bringing, sooner than later. In other words, if companies want to make money they best listen

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Marie Martin

Today I attended Brendan O’Brien’s, our illustrious co-founder, session on Monetizing the Internet of things. Even in the cacophony of Dreamforce there was a good-sized crowd. I never tire of listening to Brendan, but you could say I am drinking the Aria Kool-aid. Anyway, if you didn’t make it here

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Marie Martin

Online Dating Sites Find New Way to Cash in on Love

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Here at our offices on Market Street in San Francisco, though we eat and breathe recurring revenue, we’re still amazed at the creative ways companies come up with to monetize their services. We recently stumbled upon a number of new mobile-based dating websites that, rather than asking daters to subscribe

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Parker Trewin

Today, leveraging electronic signatures to handle contracts and docs seems like a no-brainer. It accelerates the speed of business, which is also amounting to better sales, candidate, employee and partner experiences. It’s also translating into big savings as these use cases, highlighted during Adobe’s EchoSign Dreamforce panel, demonstrate: At Time

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Marie Martin

Dreamforce Flash: The PayPal mafia and disruption

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I wondered if my going to the PayPal Mafia session at Dreamforce today was going to have anything to do with my company Aria. To my delight it turned out it did. Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn founder that Forbes recently touted as the most connected man in Silicon Valley, Jeremy Stoppelman,

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Parker Trewin

Dreamforce Flash: Wearing your productivity on your shirt sleeve

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I just got out of the Dreamforce session on the Power of Wearables in the Workplace. It had everything you’d expect from a Salesforce session. There was a solid set up of the IoT opportunity. Connectivity is abundant and cheap leading to 75 billion devices and 1 trillion connected sensors

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Marie Martin

Is the Internet of Things Another Silicon Valley Invention?

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The Internet of Things: Another Silicon Valley invention to get all excited about? Or is it something that will hold up beyond the California border and next January? If you’re aching to know, then I suggest you attend the upcoming “Monetizing the ‘Internet of Things’” presentation by our illustrious, and

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Brian James

Monetization – As interesting as it sounds?

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Monetization. Monetize. Great sounding words. Is it just pricing or something more? Merriam-Webster defines monetize as “to coin into legal tender,” or “to purchase debt and thereby free for other uses moneys that would have been devoted to debt service,” or “to utilize (something of value) as a source of

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