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  • Constant Contact has the Toolkit for Growth

    Constant Contact has the Toolkit for Growth

    The main growth levers at Constant Contact continue to point in the right direction, as the company — a provider of cloud-based digital marketing solutions for the small and midsize business (SMB) market — gains traction with its Toolkit online marketing platform. Thanks to Toolkit, introduced in April, Constant

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  • Marketo Hits its Mark, Delivers Strong Q3 Revenue Growth

    It’s clear from the latest quarterly numbers out of Marketo that the company is sitting in the sweet spot of engagement marketing. Revenue in the third quarter rose 54 percent, billings advanced 50 percent and the addition of 140 new customers brought the company’s installed base up to 3,499.

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  • IBM Stumbles on its Road to the Cloud

    The transition to the cloud is not happening fast enough for slow-moving IBM, which today reported disappointing third quarter results: Revenue of $22.4 billion declined 4 percent year over year and fell short of the Wall Street consensus estimate of $23.37 billion, while per-share earnings of $3.

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  • Zendesk Masters Customer Service

    After completing a successful IPO this spring, Zendesk, provider of a cloud-based customer service platform, recently added to the upside momentum, reporting second quarter revenue growth of 80 percent.

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  • Amber Road Automates Global Trade

    Amber Road Automates Global Trade

    International trade volumes over the past 10 years have nearly tripled. With this rising flow of imports and exports comes growing supply chain complexity, as a single shipment may involve more than a dozen parties, ever-changing regulations, multiple languages and various modes of transportation.

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  • Rocket Fuel to the Moon and Back

    Rocket Fuel to the Moon and Back

    Investors in ad-tech specialist Rocket Fuel have been on quite a thrilling ride.

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  • Qlik Ready for Battle in Data Visualization

    Qlik Technologies last week took a major step to boost its positioning against key competitor Tableau Software. It introduced Qlik Sense Desktop, an application targeted at the fast-growing, self-serve data visualization market. Qlik Sense is the initial piece of Qlik’s  .

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  • Constant Contact Becoming a Platform Vendor

    Constant Contact Becoming a Platform Vendor

    Known mainly as a provider of cloud-based email marketing solutions for small businesses, Constant Contact has been expanding its product offerings, transforming itself into a platform vendor.

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  • NetSuite Mixes CRM With ERP

    The term customer relationship management (CRM) isn’t always viewed properly, according to Zach Nelson, CEO of NetSuite, a provider of cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions.  At the Sanford C.

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  • Cloud Disruption in the Call Center

    Cloud Disruption in the Call Center

    The $22-billion call center market — dominated by legacy solutions from Avaya, Cisco Systems and Genesys — is ripe for disruption. Of the estimated 14.5 million call center agents worldwide, 95 percent of them still sign into on-premise offerings.

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  • Accelerating Growth Drives Big Gains for Tableau Shares

    Accelerating Growth Drives Big Gains for Tableau Shares

    One sure way to keep investors interested in and buying your shares is to put up accelerating revenue growth quarter after quarter. That’s exactly what data visualization solutions specialist Tableau Software did in 2013: top-line growth climbed from 62 percent in the first quarter to 71 percent in the second

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  • M&A Watch: Marin Software a Possible Target if Ad Tech Consolidates

    Based on its valuation and growth profile, Marin Software — a provider of a cloud-based digital advertising management platform — could be an attractive buyout target for a larger player in the online marketing space. At the recent market cap of $373 million, Marin’s forward revenue multiple of 3.

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