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History of Salesforce.com

History of Salesforce.com

  1. 1. 1999-2000 WEB APPS DESKTOP CLOUD COMPUTING KEY MOBILE SOCIAL CLOUD 1999 JANUARY DECEMBER About 4% of the world’s Time magazine names Amazon CEO population uses the Internet JEFF BEZOS “Person of the Year” MARCH NOVEMBER MARC BENIOFF founds salesforce.com The world prepares for Y2K technology meltdown 2000 JANUARY OCTOBER Y2K doesn’t cause the havoc pundits forecast Sun Microsystems wins patent for the dot punctuation mark in domain names Ericcson releases R380, considered first “smartphone” 2001-2009 MOBILE APPS MOBILE CLOUD COMPUTING 2001 AUGUST 8.6 About 8.6% of the world’s JANUARY population uses the Internet salesforce.com reports 3,500 CUSTOMERS 2002 SEPTEMBER About 9.4% of the world’s 9.4 population uses the Internet 2003 APRIL JANUARY Apple launches salesforce.com reports iTunes Store 5,700 CUSTOMERS 2004 JUNE FEBRUARY salesforce.com has Facebook is founded INITIAL PUBLIC OFFERING APRILJANUARY Google launches Gmailsalesforce.com reports as invitation-only beta8,700 CUSTOMERS 2005 JANUARY salesforce.com reports 13,900 CUSTOMERS DECEMBER Worldwide Internet 15.7 usage jumps to 15.7% 2006 JANUARY salesforce.com reports JULY 20,500 CUSTOMERS TWITTER launches AUGUST Google launches Google Apps Oracle acquires one-time behemoth Siebel Systems SEPTEMBER 2007 Facebook opens to everyone, not just studentsJANUARYsalesforce.com reports JUNE29,800 CUSTOMERS Apple releases iPhone. Fans camp outside Apple’s retail stores to DECEMBER buy the device 20% of the world’s population 20 uses the Internet SEPTEMBER JANUARY Google releases ANDROID 1.0 operating system for smartphones salesforce.com ends fiscal 2008 with 2008 41,000 CUSTOMERS DECEMBER Technology industry using term “cloud computing” 2009 JANUARY salesforce.com ends fiscal 2009 with 55,400 CUSTOMERS FOURSQUARE service created 2010-2011 SOCIAL APPS WELCOME TO THE SOCIAL ENTERPRISE2010 Apple JANUARY unveils iPad JUNE salesforce.com 28.7% of the ends fiscal 2010 with world’s population 72,500 uses the InternetCUSTOMERS 28.7 DECEMBER Time Magazine names Facebook CEO MARK ZUCKERBERG “Person of the Year” FEBRUARY JULY Twitter users Facebook announces send 50 MILLION 500 MILLION active tweets a day users worldwide2011 MARCH JULY JANUARY 30.2% of the Apple says salesforce.com has world’s population it has sold more salesforce.com ends fiscal 2011 with uses the Internet than 15 MILLION iPads 100,000 92,300 30.2 CUSTOMERS CUSTOMERS and 3 MILLION salesforce.com named SUBSCRIBERS world’s most innovative JUNE company” Facebook reaches 73% of the U.S. population every month, according to comScore

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