Salesforce.com’s Buying Spree

The year 2016 has seen the valuations of quite a few cloud companies drop as they’re unable to grow at quite the frantic pace that investors demand. But bigger companies like Salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM) are milking this opportunity by going on a buying spree. Salesforce.com’s Acquisitions Salesforce.com already has spent $4 billion this year on seven deals. Its acquisition strategy has been skewed toward Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to fortify its new AI platform Einstein, which is to be unveiled in early October at Dreamforce. However, during the second quarter, Salesforce.com acquired companies in other areas as well. The largest of these is its $2.8 billion acquisition in June of e-commerce platform Demandware, which will expand its CRM offering with e-commerce capabilities that its customers have been asking for. In…


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