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CRM giant Salesforce does a "Facebook for Business"

Salesforce will offer (opens in new tab) to its customers the possibility to share data amongst themselves. The new feature called "Salesforce to Salesforce" will help create business networks more quickly.

For a cost of USD 1200, Salesforce to Salesforce will enable "Shared Data and Processes for Companies that Both Use Salesforce" and "Instantly connect with other companies (business partners, suppliers, and customers) via Salesforce".

This could potentially mean significant (opens in new tab) savings and more revenues for Salesforce customers as the Customer Relations Management specialist takes on cues from Facebook system.

Salesforce has also (opens in new tab) announced that it had reached the one million customers milestone, only 16 months after reaching the 500,000 subscribers mark.

The move could also indicate that growing clout in the CRM sector could overspill to other sectors.

Business-oriented Social Network Linkedin could prove to be a potential partner/acquisition who has a market capitalisation of USD 6.62 billion.

Linkedin has been valued at roughly USD 1 billion by News Corp Magnate Rupert Murdoch.

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.