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Here's Why Marc Benioff Agreed To Make Friends With Larry Ellison Again

We now know that Benioff is getting three big things out of the deal:<p>1. It'll cut Salesforce.com database server costs "in half," Benioff said on the call.<p>2. Salesforce.com and Oracle apps will be knit together. This could give Salesforce.com an "in" with Oracle customers. "You press a button and …

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Seriously, why is software so hard for non-software companies?

Becoming a Web business isn't as easy as it looks. Take the weight loss giant Jenny Craig. I'm on my second day of the program in an effort to lose …

Marc Andreessen: Beijing Should Be Another Silicon Valley, But….

Marc Andreessen, the Netscape co-founder and namesake behind venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, said that he’s skeptical that efforts globally to recreate the Silicon Valley ecosystem will succeed.<p>Even the most promising city and rival to the U.S.’s Silicon Valley, Beijing, faces lots of …

Why Silicon Valley can't end world poverty | Marketplace.org

Nike Gives Up Afterhour Gains Despite 22% Jump In Profit As Conference Call Reveals Weak Q1 Coming

Nike posted fourth quarter earnings after the bell on Thursday, narrowly beating top and bottom-line estimates and growing margins by a chunky 110 basis points, sending the stock up in post-market trading. The company derived strength from North America and emerging markets, helping offset weakness …

Bitcoin: Are we looking at a revolution?

Bitcoin’s roller coaster ride over the past few months has been well documented. We watched Bitcoin’s meteoric rise in value from $33 at the end of February (then an all-time high) to a peak of nearly $266 on April 10, followed by the crash of as much as 70 percent.<p>But Bitcoin prices are not the …

The US needs to start encouraging saving—even if it means raising interest rates

Lately, it seems there is no safe place for your money.<p>Commodities, stocks, and even bond prices swing every day. Bonds are supposed to be safer than equities, but with this level of volatility it doesn’t seem to be the case. If you’re holding a bond fund in your portfolio, especially one with a …

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