Is Salesforce the new Oracle? Does it matter?

Early in its history, Oracle started out as a fast-growing database start-up, becoming a case study in Geoffrey Moore’s classic Silicon Valley entrepreneur’s textbook, Crossing the Chasm. It was only later that it added an enterprise application stack and assorted platform components to eventually become the ungainly behemoth we know today. Is Salesforce.com following a …

The 100 Richest Internet Entrepreneurs

1 Jeff Bezos is an American technology and retail entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist, who is best known as the founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Amazon.com, the world’s largest online shopping retailer. The company began as an Internet merchant of books and expanded to a wide variety of products and services, most recently video …