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Benioff sets up SF philanthropic program for tech firms

The Salesforce CEO is urging technology firms to give more charitably to programs in the Bay Area.

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Apple's App Store has come a long way since its launch in 2008.

Apple's App Store turns five: You're great, now change

Apple's App Store redefined how we all downloaded programs on our smartphones. But with Google Play outstripping its number of apps, the challenge of the next five years isn't volume -- it's getting the right app in the right hands.

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Mobile payments startup Clinkle nabs $25M in early investments

The two-year-old company says it's created a shopping experience that won't include cash or credit cards. It won't say how it does it, yet, but Silicon Valley's top investors believe it.

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Salesforce.com, Oracle merge clouds in nine-year deal

In a nine-year deal, the Salesforce.com and Oracle clouds -- including applications, platform, and infrastructure -- will be integrated.

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Salesforce aims $2.5B deal at ExactTarget

In its largest acquisition to date, the cloud software company will buy all outstanding shares in ExactTarget for $2.5 billion, paying a stock premium of more than 50 percent.

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SEC fines Nasdaq $10M over Facebook IPO

Maybe Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff was right in saying that Facebook should have gone public on the New York Stock Exchange.

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg at TechCrunch Disrupt.

Well-liked: Zuckerberg tops employee-driven CEO rankings

Facebook's chieftain jumps to 99 percent approval from a middling 85 percent in Glassdoor's survey standings. Last year's winner, Apple's Tim Cook, takes a tumble.

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Apple's AppStore.com makes stealth Super Bowl debut

Apple now lets developers create vanity domains in its long-held AppStore.com domain as a way to jump quickly to apps. We find this out in a "Star Trek: Into Darkness" ad.

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Maynard Webb

Maynard Webb on fixing eBay and your career (Q&A)

The man brought in to fix the auction site's network nearly 14 years ago has become one of the most respected voices in Silicon Valley. He has just written a book about taking control of your future.

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Tech leaders back 'Demand a Plan' to end gun violence

Industry leaders join a campaign started by Mayors Against Illegal Guns. Meanwhile, President Obama says that "in this age of technology" we should be able to check criminal records before selling guns.

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Salesforce posts strong Q3 earnings, beats Street

The CRM and cloud computing giant delivered quarterly revenue of $788 million -- up 35 percent from this time last year.

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This week <a href="http://www.forbes.com/forbes-400/" >Forbes released its list of 400 of the richest Americans</a>, a who's who of American business masterminds, with an average 
net worth of $4.2 billion. Founders and co-creators of tech companies didn't factor extremely heavily into the list of major players, but they did account for some of the more youthful members.
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The top techie -- and overall No. 1 -- on the Forbes list of the 400 richest people in America is Bill Gates, with a net worth of $66 billion.

Techies on the Forbes list of 400 richest Americans (pictures)

Executives and founders from Microsoft, Dell, Facebook, and Twitter make the list of the top 400 richest Americans.

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