Oracle's appeal of Judge William Alsup's high-profile ruling in the Android lawsuit was heard this week
Emergence of human capital management software also marks year for enterprise tech.
The probe came after complaints of unfairness from participants in the coding contest at last month's Dreamforce conference.
The judge also said that shareholders suing HP must limit claims to statements made after May 23, 2012.
Some critics have cried foul over the contest's $1 million award to winner Upshot.
SAP has been slapped with a lawsuit by California's state controller over a payroll software implementation the office says cost taxpayers a vast sum of money, but has never worked correctly.
The newly announced Salesforce1 platform announced this week could help the base grow even faster, a company official said.
Yahoo is taking a "mobile first" approach to its product strategy, to the point where mobility could reinvent the company, according to CEO Marissa Mayer.
Much has been made about the "Internet of things," but behind every device is a customer, and companies that fail to recognize this do so at their own peril, according to Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff.
Salesforce.com aims to establish its image as a full-blown CRM (customer relationship management) development platform built for the world of social media and mobile devices with the launch of Salesforce1, which will be unveiled this week at the Dreamforce conference in San Francisco.
Now that the extent of the U.S. National Security Agency's surveillance programs has been exposed by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, it's beholden on the public to fight back or else find themselves "complicit" in the activities, according to Massachusetts Institute of Technology linguistics professor and philosopher Noam Chomsky.
Salesforce.com's customers have become more loyal and committed to using products from the vendor and its partners over the past year, according to a new report from consulting firm Bluewolf in collaboration with the MIT Sloan School of Management.
In some respects, the Zoho update amounts to the company catching up to Salesforce.com and others rather than showcasing truly new innovations.
IBM will soon give third parties access to Watson, fostering applications that take advantage of the system's artificial intelligence capabilities.
SugarCRM is hoping to gain inroads against its much larger rival Salesforce.com with a revamped user interface.
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